Wooden Bungalows Built with Prefabricated Elements

Studio for Design and Architecture Ron Shenkin recently completed a group of wooden bungalows located in Dor, Israel. These wooden bungalows have sea views and are ready to receive tourists. Description by Ron Shenkin: The Bungalows are part of a complex of 0.75 acre which combines various attractions; walkways, gardens, vegetable gardens, swimming pool, gazebos and a path that leads to...

Traditional Tuscan Villa Transformed into a Modern Country House

In Plein Air House is a traditional Tuscan villa transformed by Ken Linsteadt Architects into a modern country house. In Plein Air House is located in Sonoma, California. Description by Ken Linsteadt Architects: Turning an eye to the outdoors, this metamorphosis of a traditional Tuscan villa into a modern country home frames the oak-studded beauty of the Sonoma wine country...

Stately House with Traditional Architectural Forms and Modern Interiors

Searl Lamaster Howe Architects have completed Asbury Residence, a stately house located in Evanston, Illinois. Description by Searl Lamaster Howe Architects: This just finished house for a newlywed couple represents a melding of cultures, time periods, materials and ideas about defining space. Housed within a historic district bordering Evanston’s city center, the stucco clad house presents a spare yet stately street...

Beachfront Private Villa on a Protected Bay in Tulum, Mexico

Casa Xixim is a beachfront private villa designed by Austin-based Specht Architects. Nestled between the turquoise ocean and the emerald jungle, Casa Xixim offers a unique blend of exotic beauty, refined luxury and eco-minded practices in harmony with the natural surroundings. From the architect: This residence, on a narrow lot fronting a protected bay in Tulum, Mexico, was designed to be...

Modern Passive Solar Residence: Craven Gap by Samsel Architects

Samsel Architects have recently completed this modern passive solar residence located in Asheville, North Carolina. Description by Samsel Architects: This modern passive solar residence sits on five acres of steep mountain land with great views looking down the Beaverdam Valley. The house is on a south-facing slope that allowed the owners to build the energy efficient, passive solar residence they...

CASK House Celebrates the “Imperfect” Qualities of Handmade Structures

The CASK house opens to the south and sits close to grade minimizing the inside-outside transition. Covered terraces and porches provide the appropriate solar shading and expand the living area for the modest house during the many seasonable Northern California months.

Contemporary House

Modern Vertical House Accessed by a Steel Pedestrian Bridge 8

Modern Vertical House Accessed by a Steel Pedestrian Bridge

This modern vertical house is perched on a small shelf along steep topography downhill from NW Cornell Road, Portland. It touches the ground lightly and is built up rather than out.