Tham & Videgård Arkitekter’s summerhouse in the Swedish archipelago reinterprets the region’s traditional styles.
Architect Gluck+ has designed a house for its principal that evokes the feeling of being in a treehouse from the comfort of a rooftop terrace.
A San Francisco home has been remodelled with a rear facade of triangulating glass, allowing views over the city from the sofa.
Bercy Chen Studio has designed a home on a brownfield site in Texas that draws in Native American architecture and ecological concerns.
Hiroshi Nakamura has harnessed nature and light to create a house in downtown Hiroshima that stands apart from its hectic surroundings.
Edwin Heathcote's elegant guide to domestic symbolism entertains and informs Daisy Froud, but is curiously lacking in illustrations
ARX’s spacious yet intimate house outside Lisbon is built for privacy and takes its influences from both Moorish and modernist masters.
The latest creation by experimental Japanese firm Suppose Design Office is part home, part garden, but neither is quite complete.
Fuse Atelier’s sculptural house on a narrow site makes clever use of cantilevered upper rooms to create a surprisingly large interior.
A family home near Stuttgart demonstrates how building sustainably is as much about clever use of interior space as it is technology.
The Portuguese architect uses bright colours in this refurbished townhouse to highlight his interventions. Just don’t call the results “striking”.
Hagy Belzberg weaves traditional Hawaiian features into a luxurious home in the shadow of the world’s most active volcano.
Steven Vandenborre has used a simple design language of concrete and timber to create a secluded holiday retreat – in a Belgian suburb.
Koji Tsutsui’s mountainside retreat is a flexible arrangement of larch-clad rooms “plugged in” to a winding internal alleyway.
A house near Madrid presents the softer side of concrete by merging it with the landscape and playing with light and shadow.
Tadao Ando designed this exposed concrete house on a Sri Lankan cliff-top without visiting the dramatic site.
Shigeru Ban marries a simple concrete structure with locally crafted teak screens and ceilings on a clifftop in southern Sri Lanka.
Carlos Casanueva’s house is both an imaginative ruse to confuse Spanish planners and a bold architectural statement in its own right.
Tokyo practice Atelier A5 has taken a pragmatic approach to the city’s restrictive building codes with a ziggurat-style family home that reclaims every available inch of space for the private realm.