Beautiful, light-filled home slots into a skinny lot in Vancouver

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Faced with a unique lot size of 20 by 200 feet, Canadian design studio Randy Bens Architect was challenged to create a home with a sense of expansiveness despite the property’s back lane-like dimensions. Tapped by boutique builder Moosehead Contracting, the architects teamed up with Falken Reynolds Interiors to complete the Saint George House, a project that proves that beautiful and innovative design can still be had even on challenging sites. Interested buyers and design lovers will even get… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



This contemporary light-filled home feels like an extension of Balis tropics

German architect Alexis Dornier of his eponymous Bali-based architecture practice recently completed a stunning modern home in an Indonesian tropical paradise. The private home—named House A—comprises four stories laid out in 8,072 square feet. As with his previous works, House A embraces indoor-outdoor living with full-height glazing and an open layout where views of lush greenery can be enjoyed at every turn.

Built primarily of stone and dark timber, House A appears to be a natural… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Victorian-era townhouse converted into 14 light-filled micro-apartments

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A storage shed is transformed into a bespoke light-filled home in London

London-based architecture firm De Rosee Sa has given an old storage shed a new lease on life by converting it into a bright, bespoke family home. Sandwiched between rear terraced gardens and a row of 16 West London garages, the shed—renamed the Courtyard House—was brilliantly renovated while adhering to planning regulations that included height limitations and the requirement that any new form match the existing gable outline.

Divided into two floors, the Courtyard House organizes… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

This dreamy cluster of cabins houses light-filled live/work spaces in Hokkaido

Japanese architect Makoto Suzuki has carved out a slice of live/work paradise with this cluster of cabin-like volumes in Hokkaido. While each mono-pitched structure appears to stand independently, the timber-clad buildings are interconnected. The building, called the House in Tokiwa, also achieves harmony with the landscape through the use of natural materials and low-profile structures designed to embrace nature at every turn.

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Light-filled apartment in Le Corbusiers Cit Radieuse hits the market for $741,000

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1970s A-frame cabin transformed into light-filled modern getaway

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This light-filled tiny house is made almost entirely of reclaimed wood

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Edgy black slats conceal a surprisingly light-filled interior in this Brisbane home

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Modular shed-like addition turns a 1930s bungalow into an open, light-filled home

A 1930s Californian Bungalow in Sydney received a modern shed-like addition that maximizes the potential of the original structure. Architect Prineas designed the addition as a modular structure that’s easy to build and replicate for optimal flexibility.

The Allen Key House comprises an original 1930s bungalow and an modern, modular addition conceived as a shed-like structure. The latter emphasizes the kitchen and entertaining areas and acts as the true heart of the home.

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