Archived Articles: Houses & Residential

Waking, sleeping, recreating, loving and living, we spend so much time at home it seems a shame not to make your place of residence both functional and radical - the dwelling designs featured here will shock, amaze, intrigue and inspire you to rethink your housing situation and improve the spaces you inhabit.

Sky Swimming: Transparent Pool Bridges Two 10-Story Buildings

Designed to span over 80 feet and connect a pair of apartment structures in London, this remarkable see-through glass pool will give swimmers the ultimate ...

Livin’ in a Lair: 12 Villainous-Looking Futuristic Houses

Every one of these somewhat ominous-looking futuristic homes is just waiting for its big Hollywood break as the lair from which some supervillain hatches ...

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Eco Capsule: Mobile Grid-Free Home Harnesses Sun, Wind & Rain

With stylistic nods to classic rounded Airstream trailers, this next-generation mobile pod dwelling is powered by solar and wind energy and provides drinkable ...

Modular Record: 3D-Printed Chinese Villa Assembled in 3 Hours

In this latest attempt at one-upmanship in the realm of rapid construction, a company in China has built a two-story villa from six modules, putting the ...

Arboreal Architecture: 14 Houses Built Around & Within Trees

Tree houses aren’t just rustic wooden huts slapped together around a living trunk – they also come in the form of elegant modern residences ...

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Multimodal Micro-Homes: Tiny Dwellings Travel by Truck & Rail

Designed around an aging shipyard and its crosscrossing maze of leftover railroad tracks, these series of expandable little dwellings can be rearranged or even ...

Architecture of Your Dreams: 11 More Surreal Fantasy Structures

While a spaceship-like pod balancing upon four impossibly tiny poles may not be the most realistic architectural concept ever proposed, some of these ...

Cliff Diving: Dramatic Concrete Home & Pool Cut into Precipice

File this dramatic cliff-hanging, swimming-pool-topped home called Casa Brutale under ‘fit for a villain in every possible way.’ Practically begging to be ...

Hoverboard Creators Patent Hovering Homes for Disaster Zones

The creators of the world’s first working hoverboard have turned their sights toward larger-scale projects, patenting a three-part hovering foundation ...

Like a Ninja: Tokyo Apartment is Only for the Nimble

A tiny 750 square foot apartment is definitely not a lot of space for two people, but this couple was lucky enough to find an exceptionally creative architect. ...

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