10 Inspiring Houses

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By Dwell and Matthew Keeshin
From clever materials to coastal living, here's what caught our eye this week.
10 Inspiring Houses - Photo 1 of 10 - Via designboom, photo by Pezo von Ellrichshausen.

Via designboom, photo by Pezo von Ellrichshausen.

The Nida House by Pezo von Ellrichshausen starts with a small floor at the bottom and gradually increases size at each level of the five-story home. Located in Chile, the structure is made from reinforced concrete and wood native to the region. 

2. Fit for an Artist

10 Inspiring Houses - Photo 2 of 10 - Via New York Magazine, photo by Annie Schlechter. 

Via New York Magazine, photo by Annie Schlechter. 

Art and architecture is a worthy combo. Designed by RAAD Studio for artist Clarina Bezzola in New York, this updated apartment didn't sacrifice form or function. The curvaceous wall in the living is an imaginative reinterpretation of a cozy nook. 

3. This House Will Make You Miss the Beach

10 Inspiring Houses - Photo 3 of 10 - Via Dezeen, photo by Jim Stephenson.

Via Dezeen, photo by Jim Stephenson.

Local materials were taken very seriously when ABIR Architects built this home along the shore of an English town. Using pebbles from the beach, the firm built gabion walls to make the home appear as if it is emerging out of the landscape. 

4. Inspired by a Modern Classic

10 Inspiring Houses - Photo 4 of 10 - Via ArchDaily, photo by ©Atelier Wong. 

Via ArchDaily, photo by ©Atelier Wong. 

Inspired by the Lovell Heath House by Richard Neutra in California, Atelier Wong designed this 850-square-foot home in Austin, Texas. The energy-efficient home is surrounded by native plants and is located near a trail by Lady Bird Lake for hiking and biking. 

5. Parental Control

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