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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.
Award-Winning Small Projects Show How Less is More
The six winners of the AIA Small Projects Awards, including tea houses and pavilions, are great examples of well-designed architecture on a small scale.
World's Smallest House? 1 Sq M of Mobile Living Space
Once a Laotian refugee and, now, a German architect, Van Bo Le-Mentzel understands firsthand what it means to be homeless and displaced.
WikiHouse: Open-Source DIY Architecture You Can Build
Design, 'print' and assemble your own WikiHouse using free open-source software and a local CNC mill to cut the parts, even iwith no prior building experience.
Rustic Ruins to Modern Residences: 3 Barn Renovations
Three historic barns are transformed into modern residences while preserving the look, feel and in one case every last board of the original structures.
Striking Gravel-Covered Japanese House is a Study in Contrasts
A striking wedge-shaped home in Japan is covered in gravel and set back from the road, making it look like a massive sculptural object for the garden.
Tiger Stripes to Cow Spots: 13 Playful Home Paint Jobs
Most of us stick with standard color schemes to make our homes blend in, but these homeowners had the opposite idea - their homes definitely stand out.
Erupting Stability: Tornado-Proof Suburb Inspired by Turtles
An entire neighborhood of houses could instantly retreat into the ground like a turtle protecting itself in its shell in this neighborhood concept, 'Erupting Stability', by Ted Givens.
Paradigm-Shifting Printable House Being Built in Just 4 Weeks
Building a home with traditional methods is a long and drawn-out process often full of delays, disappointments and stress.
Glass Getaway: Tranquil Tea Houses in the Trees
A trio of glass tea houses gives a California homeowner a beautiful place to sleep, meditate and come up with creative ideas in the scenic Silicon Valley hills.
Structural Graffiti: Street Art Tags Fresh Architectural Design
Architecture and graffiti are always a bit scandalous, as architects usually want anything but graffiti on the sides of their buildings. Not so in this structure!