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.

UP for Auction: Bids Fail to Save World-Famous Holdout House

In the esoteric realm of ‘nail houses’ – properties whose owners refuse to sell them to developers at any cost – Edith ...

Megablock Microclimate: Urban Treehouse Apartment Complex

Shrouded in 150 trees that absorb 200,000 liters of carbon dioxide per hour, this massive five-story, block-spanning residential building occupies its own ...

Adaptive Architecture: 12 Transforming & Convertible Buildings

The exterior walls of homes slide back to reveal transparent volumes, the facade of a parking garage ripples like the surface of a nearby river and individual ...

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Hovering Home: Near-Invisible Mirrored Forest Residence

A white box seems to hover in mid-air in the middle of the forest, with no visible supports suspending it from adjacent trees. This structure isn’t a ...

The High Life: 12 Incredible Residential Tree House Designs

We’ve seen tree houses that function as oversized sculptures, play structures for kids, sky-high tea houses and elevated retreats for work or meditation, ...

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Up in Flames: Dubai ‘Torch’ Tower Catches Fire, Extinguished

A multistory fire raged up the side of this 1,105-foot skyscraper last night, one of the tallest in Dubai, exacerbated by high winds and casting molten glass ...

Sunken Sky: Courtyard Light Well Suspended in Warehouse Loft

A formerly dark, poorly ventilated caviar warehouse is illuminated naturally thanks to a sunken courtyard with a retractible glass roof, connecting the ...

Rustic Swiss Structure Hides Modern Underground Home

Set into a landscape of grassy hills and deteriorating stone walls, a rustic 200-year-old wood and stone structure hides a wholly unexpected modern residence. ...

See Through Stone: 13 Aging Structures with Glass Extensions

The crumbling stone ruins of churches, farmhouses and barns are integrated into new structures that preserve and display their historic character while adding ...

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Groundscrapers: Survivalist Condos in Converted Missile Silos

Located in a converted subterranean silo near Concordia, Kansas, the first complex of these high-end survival accommodations is already sold out and their ...

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