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Big Sur: Coastal Commissions
Taking cues from the flora, fauna, and rocky cliffs of Big Sur, California, Mickey Muennig's brand of organic architecture...
A Swedish Coastal Town Commissions an Otherworldly Bathhouse
The first impression of the Kallbadhus ("the cold bathhouse") is that it hovers over the water.
Big Sur: Going Coastal
It’s impossible to ignore nature in Big Sur.
A Modern Coastal Home in Stinson Beach
For all the joys of beachfront living, it’s not without its risks.
Rising Tides Are No Match for This Coastal Home
Thanks to some smart design and sound engineering, this small coastal house handles the waves.
At $265K, Michael Graves’s First Commission Is a Bargain
The four-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath residence features bright, white interiors and an original mural by Graves himself.
A Layered Home in Coastal Australia That Merges With the Limestone Terrain
Located in Victoria, Australia, on a site that's lined with limestone shelves and underground caves, this house was designed as a...
A Circular Beach House in Australia Embraces Coastal Living
Designed for self-sufficiency, this modern take on the traditional bach stands up against super-sized holiday homes.
This Coastal New Zealand Retreat Mixes Business and Pleasure
Nestled in Christchurch, an architect's home and office pays tribute to New Zealand's awe-inspiring surroundings.
A Curving Coastal Home in Australia Mimics the Sweeping Landscape
Tidal Arc House by Woods Bagot mirrors the undulations of the tide and landscape with its arched concrete form.
10 Coastal Prefabs That Bring Modular Housing to the Beach
When an efficient prefab can become a coastal retreat with a spectacular view to boot—it makes a very compelling case for not...
This Chilean Concrete Home Levitates Off a Coastal Slope
Stretching along the Chilean coast, reinforced concrete beams come together to create a striking, sculptural home.
A Los Angeles Renovation Opens Up to Coastal Climes
In the Pacific Palisades neighborhood, a couple turn to architect Ken Ungar for a home that maximizes ocean views and meshes...
This Coastal Prefab Stands Tall Above Rising Sea Levels
RES4’s modular approach provides a Brooklyn family with a beautiful weatherproof retreat on Long Island.
Celebrated Polo Player Nacho Figueras Commissions a Low-Slung, Concrete Stable
Buenos Aires-based Estudio Ramos designs a concrete, wood, and iron stable that houses 44 prized horses and melds with the...
A Concrete Vacation House Keeps Life Simple in Coastal Argentina
Luciano Kruk perforates a concrete volume with glass walls to fashion a simple yet elegant vacation home in the province of...
Get in Touch With Iceland's Rugged Landscape While Staying at This Modern Coastal Barn
This contemporary barn house in Iceland has a rural charm that perfectly complements the rugged landscape.
A Zen Retreat Champions Indoor/Outdoor Living in Coastal California
Designed for devout Buddhists, this contemporary getaway invites the outdoors in with massive, moveable walls of glass.
A Vacation Home in Nova Scotia Takes Cues From the Coastal Landscape
Designed by Omar Gandhi Architects for Swiss clients as a home base for swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, and other activities,...
A Sensational Slice of Coastal California With 3 Houses Lists For $6M
The crown jewel of this five-acre estate is a midcentury glass studio elevated on stilts.