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Before & After: A Faux Mountain Inspired by Disneyland Caps This Riotous Renovation in London
Architect Mat Barnes transforms his Edwardian home into a postmodern playground of pattern and color.
A Vibrant Retrofit Breathes New Life Into a Dilapidated 19th-Century House in Paris
A lively color palette, graphic tiles, and custom woodwork enhance the Parisian charm of this one-of-a-kind residence.
An Astounding Tessellated Home in Greece Burrows Into the Earth
A 10-year project on the island of Milos culminates in a sunken residence shaped by a 19th-century math formula.
A Cor-Ten Steel Home Rocks Heavy Metal Vibes in the Netherlands
A multidisciplinary team turns an early 1900s garage in Utrecht into an artful home made of wood, brick, and Cor-Ten steel.
A Dreamy Home in Catalonia Celebrates the Mediterranean Way of Life
Spanish architecture studio Mesura draws inspiration from the landscape and local vernacular to craft a rural retreat for a large family.
A Black Gable Villa in Copenhagen Stands Out From Its Stately Neighbors
The modern dwelling incorporates its woodsy-yet-urban surrounds through copious glazing.
A Belgian Photographer’s Country Home Is a Playground for Kids and Adults Alike
Shaped like an upside-down seat, The Chairhouse is an experimental base for art-making and adventure.
This Exquisite Extension With a Zigzag Roof Was Made Possible by Neighborly Collaboration
In London, architect Julia Hamson transforms the dark, cramped kitchen of her Victorian terrace house into a flexible gathering space.
A Pair of Pink and Purple Tiny Houses Take Root in an Idyllic Olive Grove
Mar Plus Ask designs two dreamy homes that take cues from the storied olive trees on the Spanish island of Mallorca.
A Hidden Fireman’s Pole Is Just One of This Portuguese Home’s Many Delights
Balancing the need for privacy with a neighborhood connection, this introspective residence in Lisbon invests in useful—yet playful—details.
A Contemporary Nordic Town House
With their light, white house that owes equal debts to its Nordic surroundings and to the Japanese provenance of its architects, a pair of design-minded art lovers are boldly...
Like-Minded Neighbors Build an Energy-Independent Floating Community in Amsterdam
The innovative Schoonschip neighborhood features 30 architecturally designed homes that all produce their own energy and use sustainable materials.
A Coastal Retreat in Sweden Feels Light as a Cloud Inside
Delicately placed on the sandy shores of the Baltic Sea, Sommarhus H provides sanctuary among sea grasses and birch trees.
An Abandoned Stone Quarry in Spain Becomes a Sublimely Minimalist Home
With the help of 3D laser scanning, Ensamble Studio excavates a quarry on the island of Menorca to create an experimental retreat.
A Midcentury Jean Prouvé Prefab on the French Riviera Asks $7.5M
Designated a historic monument in 1991, this midcentury masterpiece on the coast of France marries indoor/outdoor living with avant-garde prefabrication techniques.
An Idyllic Red Cabin in Sweden Echoes a 19th-Century Soldier’s Cottage
Unable to salvage an 1850 hut, architect Per Söderberg builds a crimson retreat that pays homage to the original.
A Slender Geothermal Cottage in London
On an eight-foot-wide site in London, architect Luke Tozer cleverly squeezed in a four-story home equipped with rain-water-harvesting and geothermal systems.
Romantic Ruins Enclose a Modern House in the Czech Republic
The architects used as much of the original structure as possible—including the brick cladding and wooden beams—to turn this old granary into a quiet farmstead home.
A Historic Berlin Apartment Is Transformed Into a Colorful Live/Work Home
Interior designer Gisbert Pöppler gives a penthouse in the heart of Berlin a vibrant refresh.
A Vintage Swedish Radio Inspired This Finely Tuned Micro Home in Poland
This 376-square-foot home in Warsaw is flooded with light and verdant views.
A 17th-Century Building in the Swiss Alps Is Reimagined as a Residence, Rental, and Wine Bar
Designer Jonathan Tuckey reconfigures a stone-and-timber structure for contemporary living.
An Architect Couple Handcraft a Rustic Haven at the Edge of a Belgian Forest
Apart from the structural work and technical fittings, nearly everything was built by hand.
An Ingenious, Multistory Bookshelf Organizes a Sleek Madrid Home
Spanning multiple floors, the open shelves designed by Zooco Estudio morph to provide storage and define spaces.
Budget Breakdown: An Art Studio Is Transformed Into a Lush Garden Home for $24K
A young couple looking for a small live/work space give Delavegacanolasso freedom to design their dream home.
A Jagged Concrete Home Emerges From Its Rocky Landscape in Portugal
Crafted as a “humanized cave,” a contemporary concrete home in Leiria combines live, work, and play for a young family.
Hem Founder Petrus Palmér Says “Adjö” to His Converted Blacksmith’s Workshop in Stockholm
Dating back to the 1800s, the space was reimagined in 2015 by acclaimed Swedish firm Förstberg Ling.
Pockets of Color Turn a Ho-Hum Madrid Flat Into a Funky Bachelor Pad
Gon Architects updates a typical apartment by imbuing it with bold character.
This Bilbao Apartment Takes the Open Floor Plan to the Extreme
Stripped to its basic elements—no walls, only curtains to divide the living spaces—this colorful flat is inspired by Marcel Duchamp’s concept of the Readymade.
A Giant in the Bauhaus Movement Hits the Market for the First Time for $1.5M
The 1963 villa designed by Jan and Waldemar Lippert maintains Bauhaus Monument Protection.
A Victorian Home Takes Over the Ruins of an Old Parchment Factory in England
Will Gamble Architects revives a crumbling, 17th-century structure with a svelte addition of steel, brick, and glass.