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.

Never Grow Up: Man Quits Job, Builds Dream Treehouse Dwelling

Fed up with his fast-paced life in New York City, Foster Huntington quit his job, hopped into a Volkswagen van and traveled around the country before settling ...

Modern Japanese Architecture: Sunny Minimalism by Tomohiro Hata

Expertly blending the minimalist aesthetics of traditional Japanese architecture with modern sensibilities to meet the needs of contemporary residents, ...

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Slalom House: The World’s First Residential Rooftop Ski Slope

Designed for Astana, the cold capital city of Kazakhstan, this ‘white roof’ 1,000-foot ski run wraps around an apartment tower, bringing winter ...

America’s Oldest Mall Now Houses Affordable Micro Apartments

Built in 1828, the first enclosed shopping mall in America now has affordable housing beyond its grand Ionic columns in place of cramped, struggling retail ...

Halfway House: Townhouse Duplex Split Straight Down the Middle

It looks more like an optical illusion or photo edit than a real dwelling, but this hundred-year-old halved townhouse really stands (out) on the streets of ...

Architecture with Nothing to Hide: 13 Glass Box Buildings

Spotlighting the reflective, shimmering and transparent qualities of glass, architecture primarily made up of glazed volumes interacts with its environment in ...

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Caviar Warehouse to Modern Home: 14 Converted Residences

You wouldn’t mind living in a stable, boathouse, boiler room, post office or even a wartime bunker once they undergo modern renovations like these, ...

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Prefab Hobbit Homes: Build Your Own Shire Dwelling in Just 3 Days

Composed of vaulted panels covered with reinforced soil, these modular hobbit-worthy homes can be adapted to just about any site and constructed in a matter ...

Tetris House: Modular Structures are Made to be Stacked

Modular living units in a range of sizes can be stacked, spun and cantilevered over each other to create unique custom dwellings with views in every direction. ...

Classic Modern Mix: 13 Striking Additions to Historical Houses

Stretching out of the original structures like alien growths, these modern additions don’t even bother trying to blend in with their traditional ...

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