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.

3-in-1 Cargo Shelters: Expandable Containers Triple in Size

Shipping container shelters combine the appeal of ultimate portability with rugged durability, but these structures add another dimension lacking in the ...

Sea Fort for Sale: Buy a Massive Maritime Mansion in Britain

Built in the 1860s and now on sale for half a million pounds (under $1,000,000) , it is hard to beat what this sea fort offers by way of views, a prestigious ...

Transforming Houses: 13 Homes Slide, Unfold, Spin & Expand

Rooms rotate, roofs open to the sky, facades slide away to reveal glass walls and interiors literally turn inside out in these 13 transforming, highly ...

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Social Structure: Apartment Tower Fosters Community Creation

Tall residential complexes often share very little common space, leading to a relatively solitary living experience despite the density of dwellings – ...

Cargo Home Videos: 10 Films on How to Build Container Houses

You see them all the time as polished finished products, but for those looking to try the ultimate do-it-yourself home-building project, these videos will help ...

Speedy Prefab: How a 9-Story Apartment Was Built in 5 Days

We see conceptual modular designs of this kind all of the time, but rarely such exquisite real-world proof of how fast construction can be in the age of ...

Fairytale Retreats: 15 Magical BlueForest Tree Houses

Daydream about an ideal fairytale retreat in the forest, and what you envision will likely look a lot like these 14 amazing arboreal creations. There’s ...

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Rich Door, Poor Door: Segregated Entrances Spark Controversy

Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Department of Housing Preservation and Development has come under attack by critics for approving  building plans in NYC that ...

Rotating Rooms: Push a Button, Change Your House Layout

Maybe in the summer, you’d prefer cooler, shadier lodgings, and in the winter, you wish you could extend your living space out into the sun. The lucky ...

Cabins in the Canopy: 13 Modern Tree Houses by Baumraum

Ranging from minimalist elevated meditation cabins to complex climate-controlled company meeting spaces, the many treehouse creations of German company ...

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