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.
Vardastudio Architects & Designers's Prodromos and Desi Residence is a real work of art. The three-story home has cantilevered verandas and a swimming pool extending towards a panoramic balcony view of the beach and uses materials like concrete, white marble and polished wood. Take a tour below: Read more
Designed by ArchiBlox, this house is as it claims - the world's first Carbon positive prefabricated house. It will produce more energy than its users and will offer the same environmental benefits as 6,095 native Australian trees. Check it out in the gallery below: Read more
This looks like an ordinary home from the outside but it is anything but. Located in Sapporo, Japan, it was designed by Japanese architect Ryo Yamada. Check out more pictures below and more of Yamada’s work here. Read more