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.

World’s Tallest Wood-Framed Skyscraper Proposed for London

An angular affair of wood and glass, this proposed skyscraper is designed to reach nearly 1,000 feet in the air and, if it goes forward, will be the first ...

Dr. Seuss Tower: Get a Look Inside Precariously Stacked Cabins

The mysterious eight-story stacked cabin house spotted among the trees in a remote area of Alaska is even cooler than previously thought, now that filmmakers ...

Modern Hobbit Houses: 12 Works of Earth-Sheltered Architecture

Merging modern aesthetics with architectural traditions that are as old as humanity itself, these contemporary earth-sheltered homes are like hobbit dwellings ...

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Midcentury Grain Silo to Modern Home: Incredibly Cozy Conversion

With an entirely custom-built interior, a nine-foot-wide sliding glass door and a warm modern aesthetic, this grain silo converted to a compact home seems ...

Laser Precision: 3D Site Scan Enables Architectural Intervention

Incredibly accurate laser-scanning technology, precise down to a hundredth of a millimeter, has helped British architects not only plan a new structure but ...

Amazing Apartment Makeovers: 15 Brilliant & Beautiful Remodels

Sometimes it’s hard to see the potential hidden behind a mess of drop ceilings, darkening partition walls and hideously dated kitchens, but the bones of ...

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Mobile Cabins: Go Off Grid in These 12 Rustic Modern Designs

Load up a prefab cabin on a truck and drop it virtually anywhere you want to be. Rustic lodgings in remote locations aren’t what they used to be now that ...

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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 ...

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