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.
Designed by ARX Portugal + Stefano Riva this house in Juso Portugal is built over three floors (including an underground level). The top floor concrete enclosure accommodates the home’s private spaces and the rooftop affords views of the surrounding area sea and nearby mountains of Sintra.
How many times have you dreamt of getting away from the busy city life and taking a quick break in a lovely retreat that is both comfy and secluded? Well it is exactly in times like this that a weekend home comes in handy and this gorgeous delight from Westerly promises to blend a relaxed contemporary style with natural beauty. The elegant was designed by Lubrano Ciavarra Architects for a family of five and surrounded by a snow-filled landscape the residence sits proudly on a quiet three-and-a-half-acre site.
Angular style is alive and well when it comes to the form of this East Hampton house by Eisner Design. Cedar wood alternates with white stucco to create a modern dwelling that grabs your attention. Ready to throw another material into the mix? How about combining stucco with wood and stone? Flawless modern and chic!
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.
This house in Naha City Okinawa Japan was designed by Matsuyama Architect and Associates. A truly modern structure whose top floor cantilevers towards the city its form sits perfectly at odds with the surrounding urban vernacular.
A long rectangular form is one of many standout features of this minimalist home. Add the clear cedar with a dark stain and you have the pefect blend of light and dark. This modern stucco home celebrates Japanese style especially in the front courtyard area. Note the variety of tones on the wooden siding and the way this diversity enhances the look of the stucco on the exterior of the house.