House M by Caramel Architects in Linz Austria

A house needs to have a very hermetic appearance to ensure that not many people can easily breach the privacy and this House M by Caramel Architects furnishes this demand. House M in the most simplest of terms is a 12 x 12 meter cube located on the slope of pöstlingberg in Linz, Austria.

The location is uber private yet it opens on two sides, south and west with two glass facades. The west side brings in a view of the mesmerizing Danube valley while the southern side overlooks a covered terrace area which gets a large swimming pond as an extension. The cellarless house uses prefabricated high-performance structural insulated panels which were installed in to the concrete floor within a matter of hours. The House M is an epitome of an economical and ecological building.

Infomab10 Pavilion by Studio kg

If you happen to cross matadero cultural centre located in Madrid, Spain, do not forget to take note of the captivating infomab10 pavilion. The pavilion recently finished by studio kg is mobile so we are not just certain how much more time will it spend at its current location.

The entire pavilion was made using a pre-built glass-fiber reinforced polyester water tank that has an overall volume of 28m cubed. The design also features 100 circular holes drilled into the tank to allow natural light inside of the pavilion. When these holes glow at night, it is reminiscent of the constellation we are so used to viewing at all times. The pavilion gets stairs that lead up to a couple of doors that facilitate circulation through the pavilion. The fact that this structure is mobile will make it more popular as it can be transported anywhere.

Reawakening the Midcentury Modern Vibe

We may choose to get as contemporary as we want but the interior design patterns inspired by the midcentury modern vibe are still good enough an attraction. The contemporary sense can be applied to the construction techniques but on the inside, the midcentury modernity magic can still have a lasting effect. Check out this house furnished internally by New York interior designer Robert Austin Gonzalez and you will understand what I mean.

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Orchard House in Sonoma County, CA, USA

Orchard House as the name suggests is a site-specific project where Anderson Anderson architects have used cast concrete construction, rationally pre-fabricated through the use of a limited set of repeated, modular formwork, and standardized SIPS sandwich panel and pre-fabricated truss framing components. This technique helped the architects to keep the construction costs low while the structure was highly adaptable to the landscape.

Sonoma County famous for mature orchards was the site for this dwelling and therefore the house is made in conformity with the strict rectilinear geometry of the tree grid while it exploits the secondary diagonal surprises particular to human motion through an agricultural field. The architects had to use long sequences of interior and exterior courtyards to afford long metered views.

Semi-detached house from Chenchow Little in Sydney

Following architecture closely can get very interesting and especially when there are unheard forms of construction that continuously keep baffling you. A good example is this semi-detached house finished by Chenchow Little in Sydney, Australia. This housing project involved substantial alterations and additions to an ‘Arts and Crafts’ semi-detached house.

The very starting point for the project was its veranda as the house overlooks a beach and is blessed with a temperate climate. A detached house gets introverted rooms, small side windows and flat ceilings but Chenchow begged to differ here.

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Clover House made Katsuhiro Miyamoto & Associates Dig Deep

Clover houses usually follow a pattern where under-ground or excavated dwelling is an important part to give the house its eventual form. This one on view located in Japan made the Katsuhiro Miyamoto & Associates dig deep to excavate a housing land development ground and the existing retaining wall.

This helped them to create double height in the basement. To add to the basement, a flat glass box was layered on the ground in order to accommodate the living spaces. There are also some laterally excavated spaces in this house which gives it the look of Yaodong, a traditional Chinese underground house. Also, there are three loft alcoves on the ground level which are all bedrooms.

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Strick House by Legendary Brazilian Modernist Oscar Niemeyer

Oscar Niemeyer is a name famous for designing the architect of the capital city Brasília. Hailing from Brazil, his only major work in the US was the Strick House which he designed for film director Joseph Strick and his wife in 1963. Not many recognize this Santa Monica house as his genius because Oscar was banned in the US for his leftist associations.

The house that adores a T-shape plan was deprived of fame until Michael and Gabrielle Boyd bought the famous house. The single-story dwelling gets a flat roof and a row of tall narrow exposed rafters cover the entire roof in a serrated pattern. The house is sheathed using glass, brick, and stucco.

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