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For an escape from bustling San Francisco, architect Craig Steely and his wife Cathy have created a modernist getaway on a lava field next to a black sand beach on Hawaii’s Big Island. Fitted with floor-to-ceiling windows that look out over the ocean, the steel-framed home is one of several homes that Steely built on the recently active lava field.
On the green roof, guests enjoy stunning panoramic views, a hydromassage pool, and a lounge area.
MWArchitekten utilized local wood to harmonize the home's interiors with its facade.
The project's prime, corner lot real estate dictated the organization of the separate living quarters. The main house's driveway and entryway, for example, are located on Maude Street, giving permanent residents a sense of privacy.
Spacious windows and a slotted facade provide curbside appeal at every angle.
The cabins share a common interior and exterior material palette for consistency, and to better allow them blend in with the hillside. "The design of the wood houses aims to harmonize with the landscape and the rustic atmosphere while forming a contrast to the existing village buildings," says the firm.
Much was done so as not to disrupt the natural rock formations and surrounding forest when siting and building the cabins.
Each cabin is constructed from an elevated steel platform with charred wood siding. A footpath connects them.
"We avoided complex or exaggerated designs and selected three basic geometric forms," say the architects. Extensive site surveys enabled them to choose the best placement for the cabins on the hillside, and the best shape for each spot.
"Unlike other rural areas, the village of Tuanjie has little traditional architecture to hold onto," says the firm. "Instead, the striking landscapes and pollution-free farmlands are the village’s greatest assets."
At just under 3,000 square feet with three bedrooms plus an office, this home follows the basic plan of Stillwater's sd-161 design. It also features a separate guest house with two bedrooms.
Clerestory windows bring in daylight, supplemented by museum-quality lighting, to highlight the homeowner's art collection.
Based on Stillwater's sd-133 plan, this home has 2,300 square feet of space with dramatic ceilings (over 12 feet high) and no interior load-bearing walls. The home also features Stillwater's signature butterfly roof.
Located in a coveted, beachfront, gated community, this Malibu home is surrounded by ocean views and miles of walking trails.
A south elevation view of the home. The southern porch, which faces the river, is the "extroverted" courtyard, while the northern courtyard offers a more intimate and "introverted" feel.
Concrete walls support the living space and elevate it from storm surges.
Ryall deftly integrated the home into its natural setting.
Tongue-and-groove cedar siding clads the exterior. The windows are by Alpine.
Mount Pleasant Modern: Front Elevation
Mount Pleasant Modern: Main Entry
Daniel J. Strening designed the Accessory Dwelling Unit to provide additional space for extended family. The team used a simple palette of materials and soft edges to blend the building into the landscape.
With more than 50 years of experience in residential construction (not to mention their first tiny home design in 1978), Tru Form Tiny Homes features floor plans that include convertible sofa beds and lofted bed options. The Verve line, available in a variety of lengths, consistently comes in at under 1000 square feet.
Set on an expansive meadow and overlooking the sea, Rode House is a semicircular residence on Chiloé Island featuring a dramatic, sloping roof that extends over an interior courtyard. Pezo von Ellrichshausen is a Chilean firm known for their arresting, geometric architecture. In true form, the striking, semicircular residence boasts a roof that drops steeply to form two sharp peaks at either end.
The grand property includes forested land, a reflecting pond, and a private pool—all of which can be enjoyed from the picturesque living spaces.
Abercorn Chalet by Guillaume Kukucka and Tux Creative
The tiny home's exterior features eastern cedar siding, painted Hardie Board, corrugated metal accents, casement windows, and a charcoal grey standing seam metal roof.
The main living space opens up via full-height, glazed sliding doors to outdoor courtyards on the northern and southern sides.
The wood siding gives the house a cabin-like aesthetic.
"It is so beautiful around here with the wildlife and the vegetation—the less disturbed, the better," says Axboe.
The house was designed to seamlessly integrate into its surroundings. It is conceived as a "looking box" to the mountain ranges, with ample outdoor decks and patios to enjoy the views.
The two, season-specific wings of the L-shaped plan are separated by a covered breezeway.
"The geometry of the roof transforms from a typical pitched gable on the short northeast end of the façade, to a flat roof on the opposite end of the southwest facade," says cofounder Javier Ampuero Ernst. "This transition creates a dynamic arrangement of folding roof planes."
Exterior - Front
The roofs are made of corrugated aluminum, and the timber sidings used at the entrance are repeated on key ceiling planes.
"This distinctive sheltering shape is again expressed in the wrapped floor-wall-roof profile of the three wings, which—assembled together, one above the other—track the site as it slopes toward the water," says Philip Olmesdahl.
The owner wanted a cozy family escape with plenty of outdoor entertaining areas.
The pinwheel plan also led to the creation of two sheltered outdoor spaces: the morning porch and the evening porch.
Planning regulations required a gable roof, which the architects split into four shed roofs carefully designed to respond to heavy snow and meet spatial and aesthetic wishes.
Nic Lehoux
The east facade reflects a serene late summer morning.
Paths from the house connect to nearby hiking trails for outdoor and wildlife experiences.
The drawn out roof cants upward in the main living spaces to provide them with the best views.
The viewing deck wraps around the home to provide views in every direction.
Snow buries scrub oak trees in front of the home's west elevation.
The home's deck is perched over a canyon full of wildlife and rugged vegetation.
Warm cedar siding contrasts the snow capped ridge on a bright Utah winter day.

Zoom out for a look at the modern exterior. From your dream house, to cozy cabins, to loft-like apartments, to repurposed shipping containers, these stellar projects promise something for everyone. Explore a variety of building types with metal roofs, wood siding, gables, and everything in between.