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Australian Architecture – House 6 by BKK Architects

This huge contemporary house is located on the semi-desert coast of Australia’s Western Port Bay. It’s driveway faces a rather concise facade with sloping porch which gives the feeling that this house was created out of a hill. But this expression changes as soon as the one steps in. Extensive inner spaces frame wonderful views of the sandy flat and the ocean to the north from the house. House interior echoes with it’s outside look, in some ways sacrificing warmth to the practicality and contemporary look. However the wooden elements of decor and the fireplace in the focal point of the house make it a little more welcoming.



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Modern Villa Eindhoven by De Bever Architecten

The Modern Villa Eindhoven is situated in the Netherlands between the neighboring backyards and a public parking lot. Interesting fact, that it’s practically invisible from noisy street. The exterior of two-storied house is clad in white plaster. Lots of panoramic windows create a contemporary look and let us see children playing. It was used a lot of luxurious materials in interior, such as black ebony wood , huge aluminum frames. On the ground floor there is a living room, a kitchen and an office chamber. Unusual partition between the private sleeping rooms and the living rooms is designed as a long black cabinet wall, running through the whole house. Bedrooms, laundry room and playrooms are situated on the higher level.



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The Unique Two Storey Water House In Amsterdam

It becomes popular to live on water in the Netherlands, but the houseboats shouldn’t be ordinary appearance. The water house, I’m going to describe, has modern and elegant look. It situated in The Amstel River in Amsterdam and was designed for the specific needs of owner. His desire was to have an open plan and the best view of the water. The curved lines of the facade are followed by this requirement. The kitchen is open and gives a panoramic view over the Amstel River and cozy terrace. On the ground level there is also a living area and a bedroom. Going upstairs you’ll find bathroom, study and other necessary rooms. To accentuate the round front lines of the exterior it is decorated with shiny aluminum. The white-plastered interior walls and ceilings create a seamless passage from outside to inside.



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Bulgarian Conservatory building by Ignatov Architects

This building isn’t exactly a house for living, this Conservatory House in Bulgaria is intended to host small music events. But it has so many original architectural solutions, that we just couldn’t leave it without review. Diagonal and horizontal intersecting lines in it’s exterior make it look futuristic and yet remind of the tree branches to help the building blend with the surrounding nature. But that the main purpose of those beams is to be building’s frame to resist tectonic activities. This project in many aspects recalls Ignatov Architects’ other projects – this studio’s style is easily recognizable.



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Contemporary Modular Houses by Ecomo-Get Your House In 4 Days

This contemporary compact house is located in South Africa. It was built in about 4 days and at quite a small price. Impossible? Not with the new Ecomo technology of modular construction which allows to build the house in any place and of any size using as many modules as you need. The modules are custom made and mostly of wood so the resulting houses are green to the environment not to mention the solar panels on the roof. During the summer or in the hot geography this house is absolutely autonomous and doesn’t even needs the power line. Building a house from blocks affords high efficiencies – there almost no waste, eliminating of which is usually expensive. For more information check out the Ecomo’s web site here.



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Extraordinary Coast House in California by Marmol Radziner Architecture
This house is situated on a picturesque location on the Pacific coast and designed to maximize the benefits of the surrounding countryside. It has huge windows, so that the ocean is visible from every room and the interior doesn’t lacks natural illumination. Interior design complements architecture very well; the main theme is the contemporary combination of stone and wood with a curved roof as a striking feature which implies original sloping ceilings too. Altamira Residence has everything to make you feel relaxed: apart from serene landscape which is ideal for walking there is a large swimming pool and Jacuzzi in the backyard.

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Contemporary Luxury House Designs by Bruce Stafford Architects
Bruce Stafford Architects is a Sydney based studio working on both architecture and interior design. And you know what? They do that extremely well. All of their houses are large luxury ones and it’s surprising how different and unique yet equally breathtaking they are. Many of this studio’s designs are influenced by Asian culture and that can be notice in both the furniture and architecture – like that overhanging roof on the last picture. Look at those open-air living areas with swimming pools – how cool is that? Visit their web site here to check out their other projects.

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Stripped House Design: Mod Cott by Matt Lawrence

This quirky lakeside house by architecturalpolka has been awarded for its originality three times in 2010 by the Texas Society of Architects Design, the AIA Austin, and the Residential Architect Grand Design Award. The design of this house can be described as stripped architecture because its very simplistic and modern and that is why its Mod Cott. All possible tricks are used for economy and efficiency – there are large solar panels on the roof, rain collectors, and sustainable materials too – the construction is mostly of steel and wood. This is the greenest house indeed. But even with all those advantages many internet users found this home a bit too cold and unfriendly for its cold concrete floors and gloomy gray colors.



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