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AT2 House: Elegant and Family-Centric Design in Ecuador

Modern, sleek exterior with clean lines, large windows, and a striking wooden entry door.

The AT2 House, designed by Architekten in Tumbaco, Ecuador, is a stunning family-centric residence that reflects the culmination of its owners’ successful lives. This 2022 project, situated in the suburban context of Quito’s eastern valleys, boasts a progressive permeability that seamlessly integrates indoor and outdoor spaces. With its elegant and reserved façade, the AT2 House showcases a balanced interplay of materiality, light, and fluid programming, creating a perfect framework for living and enjoying.

Inspired Renovation: Modernizing a 1960s House in Montpellier

Sleek, modern home with open floor plan, pool, and covered outdoor living area.

Brengues Le Pavec architects have transformed a 1960s house in Montpellier, France, into a stunning Inspired Renovation. The project, designed in 2024, features a rational and flat roof typology with the potential for additional volume. The extension aims to create a living space more closely linked to the garden, composed of simple vertical and horizontal planes that open up significant glazing. Raw materials like stamped concrete and stone on the ground, coupled with warm wooden panels inside, contribute to the project’s modern and inviting aesthetic.

Possidónio da Silva 37: Apartments Designed for Modern Living in Portugal

Minimal, modern living room with built-in white bookshelves, plush gray sofas, and wooden floors.

Situated in the vibrant Lisbon neighborhood of Campo de Ourique, the Possidónio da Silva 37 project by Fragmentos showcases the transformative power of modern architecture. Originally a three-floor building with a yard, this property has been meticulously reimagined as two independent single-family housing units, seamlessly blending historical charm and contemporary design.

The design team’s attention to detail is evident in the preservation of the building’s architectural integrity, including the recovery of the iron arched doorways and original ceramic tiles on the main façade.

Layout Plan: Transforming a Sky-Scraping Tower Apartment

Spacious, modern living room with minimalist furniture, warm wood cabinetry, and floor-to-ceiling windows.

Nestled atop a towering skyscraper in Israel, this apartment designed by Nitzan Horowitz showcases a harmonious blend of modern minimalism and timeless elegance. The Layout Plan project transforms a residential environment into a true home, balancing functionality and aesthetics to create a space that resonates with the homeowners’ artistic sensibilities and appreciation for quality materials.

Hither Hills: Montauk Hillside Retreat by Martin Architects

FeaturedSleek modern house with pool, surrounded by lush greenery and a serene natural setting.

Montauk’s Hither Hills House by Martin Architects is a stunning example of modern, nature-inspired design. Blending seamlessly with the surrounding landscape, this contemporary residence features a thoughtful interplay of indoor and outdoor living spaces. Engineered and natural materials create a harmonious plateau, where a private lower level nestles into the hillside and an elevated infinity pool carves into the earth above. A curated material palette of shou sugi ban, dark metal, glass, exposed concrete, and fine stucco unifies the property’s distinctive elements, resulting in a synthesized architectural composition.

Madrone Ridge: Copper-Clad Home Design in Sonoma

FeaturedStriking modern architecture with clean lines and natural landscaping elements.

Sonoma County’s Madrone Ridge House showcases the innovative design of Field Architecture. This striking single-family residence, completed in 2021, features a thoughtful integration of three copper-clad pavilions that interlock with the surrounding landscape. The project’s design caters to a young family, offering a strong connection to the natural environment through carefully orchestrated breezeways and perforated roof overhangs that create a captivating interplay of light and shadow throughout the home.