September 5, 2021

Serene Home in Kyoto Conceals an Inner Courtyard With a Sacred Rock in the Center

Known as the House of the Sacred Rock, this contemporary Japanese dwelling is centered around a serene courtyard with a beautiful story. Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP designed the northern Kyoto home to feel visually connected to the natural views of Mount Hiei and other elements of the surrounding landscape. At the same time, they also wanted to retain privacy from next-door neighbors.

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May 31, 2021

This Circular Forest Home Is Inspired by the Trunk of a Tree

If you dream of living in a picturesque house in the woods, you might be envious of this latest project by Mobius Architekci. Circle Wood is a private home located in Izabelin, a village in Warsaw West County, Poland. The elegant abode has a circular floor plan that emphasizes views looking outward to the surrounding pine forest. The woods gave the designers the idea for the home's circular form.

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January 25, 2021

Stunning ‘Fold House’ Has a Sweeping Roof That Bends Like a Musical Instrument

Toronto-based architecture firm PARTISANS has designed Fold House, a unique single-family home in Southern Ontario. Boasting an impressively waving roof, the designers wanted the abode to blend in with the gently contoured landscape that surrounds it. The project represents a new beginning for client Scott Friedmann, who lost his family home in 2017 in a fire that forced him to rebuild. PARTISANS replaced the home with this beautifully modern nature retreat.

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December 25, 2020

House-Shaped House Is Designed as a Playful Getaway in a Secluded Forest

The “house-shaped house” concept is a recent architectural trend that is always fun to see. Architect Alex Nerovyna accentuates this playful move with a thick white border around the entire front façade of York House, a three-story home hidden in a remote forest. The resulting building looks like a simple house sketch extruded to create the perfect blend of elegance and playfulness.

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