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Like a Houseboat by Shipley Architects

By • May 5, 2013

This contemporary residence by Shipley Architects is ‘like a houseboat’ because it ‘floats’ above the ground atop steel beams.

It is a sustainable project with LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum Status that was completed in 2008.

It is located in Dallas, Texas, USA.

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Yatsugatake Villa by MDS

By • May 4, 2013

This modern villa was created in 2012 for an elderly couple located near Mount Yatsugatake in Hokuto-City, Japan.

Because of the somewhat harsh environment of the area, the Tokyo-based architects of MDS took special care in their design so as to manage the disagreeable temperatures.

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Ols House by J. Mayer H. Architects

By • May 3, 2013

J. Mayer H. Architects created this modern home in 2011 for a family living in Stuttgart, Germany.

It features ample views of the underlying valley and three levels that are connected by a sculptural staircase.

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Home 07 by i29 Interior Architects

By • May 3, 2013

This modern apartment is a 2010 project by i29 Interior Architects that was created for a family in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

The sizable space of the main floor is accentuated by a sculptural kitchen area made up of laser-cut cabinets that reach all the way to the ceiling.

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Sunset Point Residence by David Vandervort Architects

By • May 2, 2013

David Vandervort Architects created this contemporary residence for a client located on San Juan Island, Washington, USA.

An expansive glass facade allows the occupants to enjoy views over the bay of passing boats and whales.

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Promenade Residence by BGD Architects

By • May 2, 2013 •  Selected Work 

Promenade Residence is a contemporary, waterfront residence that was created by BGD Architects and is located in Queensland, Australia.

Custom double-height sliding doors enable views and breezes from the ocean to be enjoyed throughout the house.

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C House by Sommet & Asociados

By • Apr 30, 2013

Sommet & Asociados created this modern residence in 2012 for a family located in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.

The architects have cultivated a dramatic duality between substance and perceived weightlessness of the forms and materials.

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Cabane 217 by Bourgeois Lechasseur Architectes

By • Apr 30, 2013

This contemporary residence is a 2012 project by Bourgeois Lechasseur Architectes that can be found in Ste-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier, Quebec, Canada.

It is a renovation of an existing home that sought to create a brighter and more open interior while maintaining some of the original country charm.

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House in Muko by Fujiwarramuro Architects

By • Apr 28, 2013

This modern residence is a project by Fujiwarramuro Architects that is located in Muko, Kyoto, Japan.

Its unique form is partly influenced by the fan-shaped site on which it was built.

Everyday, the sun performs a dramatic light show as it enters through the home’s louvered facade.

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L House by Florian Busch Architects

By • Apr 27, 2013

This modern resort home in Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan is a 2012 project by Florian Busch Architects.

The minimalist design highlights the stunning views of Mount Yotei and the underlying valley.

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Forever House by WoodWoodWard Architecture

By • Apr 26, 2013

WoodWoodWard Architecture created this contemporary home in 2012 for a client living in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

The patterned exterior is due to the use of ‘clinker bricks’, a material favored by architects in the early 20th century for its superior water resistance, thermal conductivity, and charm.

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House Ef by Fritz + Fritz Arquitectos

By • Apr 26, 2013

Fritz + Fritz Arquitectos created this contemporary home in 2012 for a client located in Nordelta, Tigre, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

It was designed to provide panoramic views of the nearby lake.

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Nikau House by Strachan Group Architects

By • Apr 25, 2013

This contemporary home by Strachan Group Architects was created for a retired couple living in Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand.

The clients wanted a place where they could entertain friends and family that had an atmosphere of muted luxury.

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Lara Rios House & Atelier by F451 Arquitectura

By • Apr 25, 2013

This modern residence is a project by F451 Arquitectura that is located in Gijón, Spain.

In addition to the main living areas, it includes a guest apartment and artist’s workshop.

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128G Cairnhill Road by RichardHO Architects

By • Apr 24, 2013 •  Selected Work 

This modern residence was created by RichardHO Architects in 2010.

It is a renovation of a prewar shop-house in Singapore, Singapore that features an indoor koi pond which is accentuated by a skylight with a retractable glass roof.

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Sítio da Lezíria by Atelier Data

By • Apr 24, 2013

This modern residence is a 2012 renovation by Atelier Data that is located in Alcácer do Sal, Portugal.

It is a conversion of a horse stable that has retained much of its original character although adapted for human use.

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House Faes by HVH Architecten

By • Apr 23, 2013 •  Selected Work 

House Faes is a 2007 project by HVH Architecten that is located on a large plot  in Keerbergen, Belgium.

The client had a specific request for a a single story home with plenty of natural light and a sense of connection to the land.

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