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Collection by Andrea Smith

Funky Facades

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These exteriors put the fun in functional.

The paint does more than add visual interest, it contributes to the net-zero home's overall sustainability.
“The first floor was about making something warm and woody that would blend into the natural environment,” architect...
The most unique feature of the Lighthouse is the windcatcher, or the vertical void that cuts down through the center of...
The two-tone corrugated metal cladding helps the sheds blend into the landscape, along with windows custom-colored by...
A glowing home in Japan has milky-white, one-and-a-half-inch plastic sheets wrapped around the exterior to let in light...
Architect Lorcan O’Herlihy created a remarkable residence for himself and his wife, Cornelia, just off Pacific Avenue...
Villa Van Vijven cuts a truly remarkable figure, a striking orange figure on the otherwise flat green landscape.
The wood-frame residence and studio are clad in vertical cedar siding—back then, a daring competitor to...
The Rietveld Schröder house, built in 1926, is often described as the first truly modern building.
Tuned into its sylvan setting, this affordable green home in Hillsborough, North Carolina, is a modern take on the...
An der Alster 1, Hamburg,...
Seattle David Sarti's little red house in Seattle's sleepy Central District proves that a bit of land, ambition, and...
The roof-mounted EcoHat conceals solar panels and gives a unique look to the property.
The sun shines over the meadow on the backside of Kuczia’s carbon-saving creation, whose central atrium contains the...
Adventurous but subtle. Something different that doesn’t scream for attention.
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