In designing this hexagonal home in Toyota Japan Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates separated the roof from the exterior wall using clerestory windows. In doing so the architects afforded the homeowner views of the sky from the entire circumference of the house.
Designed by Wahana Cipta Selaras the intriguing residence has an open design that blurs the line between the interior and the green landscape that surrounds the house. Each space flows into the next with open pavilions living spaces and sweeping wooden decks extending the living area outdoors in an eloquent fashion.
Contrast is a wonderful thing when it comes to white stucco! In the next image we see how dark trim beautifully complements a creamy stucco home highlighting the large number of windows. Last but not least we see a Mediterranean-style stucco home in the image below.
The large roof overhangs the decks and also protects the large glass walls from winter weather and sun during the warmer months. Bedrooms and bathrooms are recessed into the back of this Washington State cabin (by Balance Architects) for coziness and privacy.
A modern staircase leads down to the living area and bedrooms on the lower levels with the each floor opening up towards Lake Austin thanks to the extensive use of glass. A double-height living area with the kitchen and dining room on the lowest level showcases a unique style that combines contemporary finesse with rustic and industrial elements to create a captivating interior. Custom decor pieces a neutral color scheme and pops of red blue and green in different rooms complete what is truly a fascinating home.
Designed by OOPEAA this modern 21st century church in northern Finland has a log-built interior core and an exterior ‘cloak’ made with aspen shingles dipped in tar. The structure was handmade using traditional building techniques. It has a simple box-like form and a gabled roof topped with a lantern skylight that filters natural light into the building.
For those who haven’t heard of the term it is a self-contained home that provides separate living quarters for the elders in the family. Located on the same lot as the main home these detached structures offer privacy for everyone involved while bringing the entire family together.