This gorgeous home in the Hollywood Hills was designed by LA based XTEN
Architecture. This spacious property is aptly named 'Open House' based
on the ventilation system where every level of the house is open to
capture the prevailing breezes, which passively ventilate and cool the
One of the challenging factors in the creation of this piece was the hill's sharp slope of which the residence embeds.
Each elevation of the house opens up into nature, erasing the boundaries
between indoors and outdoors while connecting the spaces to gardens and
terraces on three levels.
The structure and detailing of the house is more complex than it
appears. Extensive grading and terraced retaining walls were developed
to extend the first floor living level into the hillside and to create a
garden terraces on each level.
Located in Tacubaya in Mexico City, this home was designed by Andrés Stebelski Arquitecto, and it is both airy and light-drenched, featuring two floors and four courtyards. Check out the pictures of the place in the gallery below: Read more
Architectural practice act_romegialli created this 19th century residence in Northern Italy, featuring an indoor pool, minimalist interior with touches of concrete, stone, and wood. Check it out below in the gallery: Read more
Walker Workshop's "Iak Pass," is buried into a hill, where the designers used an upside-down style to design the home by integrating it into the surroundings with the lower level buried into the 2.5 acre ridge the house is built on. Read more