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B/W Residence: Contrasting Monochrome Design in Bangkok

FeaturedModern building with sleek lines, glass panels, and a large tree in the foreground.

Situated in the bustling city of Bangkok, Thailand, the B/W Residence showcases the exceptional design prowess of ACA Architects. Characterized by a distinct, discrete, and delicate aesthetic, this modern house was thoughtfully crafted to meet the homeowners’ desires for spaciousness, privacy, and a departure from traditional warm-toned interiors.

Leveraging the existing structure of an original house on a 3,200 sqm plot, the design team skillfully expanded the living space, adding a living room, master bedroom, and parking garage while maintaining a seamless connection to the lush garden and outdoor pool.

House 1627: A Farmhouse Reborn – Honoring Tradition in Spain

Open, modern kitchen with concrete countertops, wood-beamed ceiling, and large windows.

This new house in Pals, Spain, designed by Harquitectes in 2023, rises from the ruins of an old farmhouse, reinterpreting the values of vernacular architecture with a contemporary approach. The project aims to integrate seamlessly into the exceptional landscape of Baix Empordà, a continuum of agricultural spaces with the constant presence of ancestral farmhouses. The morphology of the original structure informs the structural typology and spatial organization of the new house, which features a grid of successive rooms configured by load-bearing walls, thick Cyclopean concrete, and structural vaults. The new roof, with its two sloping tiles, recovers the original height and volume of the building, while the existing stone facades are consolidated and enhanced with new openings.

Interlace House: Where Design Innovates

Modern two-story house with cantilevered upper floor and lawn.

Discover the Interlace House in Puembo Valley, Ecuador—a contemporary masterpiece by TEC Taller EC that perfectly aligns with the breathtaking views of the Andes. This two-story house showcases innovative design amidst mountainous tranquility, featuring three distinct, overlapping volumes.

From a sunlit underground garage to private spaces facing the majestic Andes, experience how light, space, and nature intertwine in this exceptional home.

Ibsen House: A Modern Oasis in São Paulo

Modern living room opening onto a pool with lush greenery in the background.

Step into the heart of São Paulo, Brazil, where the Ibsen House redefines modern living. Designed by Matheus Farah e Manoel Maia Arquitetura in 2020, this house merges the beauty of nature with architectural innovation. Its unique design features vertical gardens, large sliding panels for flexible space division, and a central pool visible from nearly every room, offering a seamless blend of indoor and outdoor living.

Experience a home where privacy meets communal enjoyment, all while maintaining harmony with its vibrant surroundings.

Wood House: The Epitome of Eco-Friendly Luxury

FeaturedContemporary walkway with concrete walls, wood paneling, and lush shrub

Embrace the elegance of Wood House, a contemporary gem in Fazenda Boa Vista, São Paulo, Brazil. Crafted by MOS, Matheus Farah, Manoel Maia Architecture, and Gaia Construtora, this residence epitomizes sustainable luxury with its innovative wooden structure and commitment to eco-friendly construction. A haven for efficiency and minimal maintenance, Wood House offers a seamless blend of design and nature, providing a welcoming space for gatherings in the heart of Brazil.

Red Box: Concrete Elegance in China

Modern terracotta brick building with geometric design and shadows.

Immerse yourself in the architectural marvel of the Red Box, a house designed by Mix Architecture in Nanjing, China. This unique concrete, minimalist home stands out at the foot of the illustrious Red Mountain, enveloped by the serene Hongchuang Park. The Red Box pays homage to its historical and natural surroundings with its distinct red concrete construction, reflecting the area’s rich heritage and the vibrant hues of the landscape.

Mountain Villa: A Modern Retreat in Rural Hebei

Modern interior courtyard with circular walkways and a person standing center.

Discover the fusion of modern minimalism and traditional charm at the Mountain Villa in Hebei, China. Designed by Beijing Jimei Survey and Design in 2021, this unique property transforms rural living with three luxurious apartments and an additional unit for the owners.

Situated amidst breathtaking mountain vistas, each unit offers privacy with its own courtyard, yet fosters community through a shared social space. The use of bamboo and concrete echoes the local architecture, providing guests a serene retreat with a touch of authenticity.