Collection by Aileen Kwun

These Contemporary Homes Defy Convention

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These surreal, unconventional homes, featured in a new book from Rizzoli titled This Is Not A House, reimagine contemporary living with fanciful twists on form and typology.

Japanese firm Mamm Design renovated this maisonette apartment in Amsterdam. Home to a family of four, the dwelling…
Dramatic arches characterize this enigmatic California beach house that's elevated six feet above the sand to guard…
A playful twist on the concept of a pitched roof, the Just K house designed by AMUNT in Tubingen, Germany, features a…
Architect Andrew Maynard designed this home in Melbourne, Australia. Called the Hill House, its form is defined by a…
A series of open, street-facing gardens make up this five-story, 700-square-foot home in Tokyo, Japan. Called Garden &…
Located on a sharply sloped site in Pyeongchang-dong, a suburb of Seoul, South Korea, this home designed by Hyo Man Kim…
A series of vertically oriented, cedar slats both filters light and brings serene, poetic dimensionality to this…
A rooftop pool extends to voyeuristic indoor views in this suburban vacation home designed by Wiel Arets in Marabella,…
A series of diagonal slices characterize this heptagonal house in California. Designed by Michael Maltzan, it's home to…
Placed beneath a series of circular skylights, the sunken bathtub in this Stuttgart, Germany home designed by Matthias…
A series of square cut-outs at varying angles creates similar-yet-unexpected geometric voids that connect each of the…
These are just a few of the adventurous, typology-defying homes featured in This Is Not A House, edited by Dan…
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