Modern homes

An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about modern homes

Project • By ZeroEnergy DesignPrivate Houses

Wellfleet Modern Home

The owners of the Wellfleet Modern Home lived on the West Coast and wanted a comfortable, energy-efficient green vacation home near their family on the Cape with the ability to rent it out when they were away.    Nesting in a ¾ acre lot in the pines, the home pays homage to the modern architectural legacy on the outer Cape and has a simple rectinilear design that offers living space on both the entry and lower/basement levels, preserves privacy, optimizes natural light, and provides outdoor living spaces. With a super insulated building envelope, carefully designed mechanical systems, high-efficiency appliances, and a rooftop solar electric system, the home exhibits exceptional performance and consumes 89% less energy tha... More
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Project • By dSPACE StudioHousing

Skylight House

This modernist brick home built in 1979 stands in playful contrast to its neighboring historic row homes. The new owners wanted a total renovation with an open floor plan filled with natural light as well as a new third floor addition with a master suite, spa-like bathroom, and sundeck. Program requirements included five bedrooms, contemporary kitchen, children’s play space, media room and ample space for art.   The objective of new design becomes clear upon entry to the home–capturing sunlight. Unique for a city lot, the footprint of the house repeatedly steps back from the south property line, forgoing square-footage for views of the sun and sky. To maximize use of space, every inch was carefully considered. For example... More

Project • By Molina DesignsPrivate Houses

Admiral House

The project is located in the city of Los Angeles a few miles from Venice Beach, in a neighborhood called Mar Vista that has been growing substantially in the last decade due to its privileged location of being between the Pacific Ocean coast and Downtown Los Angeles.   The project is located in a traditional sector where you can find various examples of what constitutes the single-family house style in Southern California. New urban developments are changing the morphology of these traditional areas, presenting an overall chaotic vision of contrast between ultra-modern styles and the traditional characteristics of the existing homes. A high percentage of these new developments encompass the trend "box type house design" or houses in... More

Project • By AshariArchitectsApartments

Maternal House( خانه مادری )

This contemporary apartment was designed to replace an old childhood home. Despite the limitations in the design of the plan and its inability to create a nostalgic atmosphere, we tried to design the facade of the structure’s corner with playful rainbow colored highlights woods, rusted bars, these colorful windows appears to be a painting for children and infants from the old home reminiscent of sweet childhood times. More

Project • By Bodron+FruitPrivate Houses

Preston Hollow Residence

The Preston Hollow residence was designed for a couple seeking a new home for their growing art collection. Located on an unusually shaped lot of just over 1 acre in the Preston Hollow neighborhood of Dallas, the home is sited to maximize the views from the home and create a vanishing point to the horizon from the primary living spaces.These views are framed by a series of exterior and interior planes that allow the landscape to extend from exterior to interior. Located toward the back of the lot the house creates a courtyard of privacy with the lawn and pool terrace as the backdrop, and in doing so creates long views from the front of the home, creating the feeling of an expansive landscape. Buffered by the landscape on the sweeping edge o... More