$5 Million Glacier Village Swiss Chalets

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If there’s any room in the budget for a Swiss vacation home, this is the ultimate lap of luxury. In the range of $5 to 6 million, you can have your very own little piece of Grindelwald’s “Glacier Village.” Though Bergwelt Development is still constructing and is expected to have this village completed by December of…

Island Getaway Home by DAR612 Architects

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Nestled into an island on the Adriatic is the perfect Summer getaway house. Designed by DAR612, this simple stone facade home features an elliptical floor plan and courtyard. Among the overall design elements is a whole slew of space and integrated elements. The outdoor spaces are really tied in to the indoor areas– with sleeping quarters…

Dreamy Book Tower House in London

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Books might be a thing of the past to some of those who have converted their entire libraries to digital readers, iPads, Kindles and Nooks. But there are still a great deal of people who find the great beauty and wisdom in a collection of books to be a great decorative element as well. This home…

8 Rooms in a 420 Square Foot Transformer Apartment

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Small footprint homes are an ever growing trend that seems to be popular whether you are reducing your own footprint or are living in an ultra expensive area like New York or San Francisco. In this case, Treehugger‘s own Grant Hill came up with an inventive way to fit everything needed and then some within his…

Thailand’s Wonderwall Home is Open to the Elements

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It’s hard to envision a home that lacks four walls and additional doors from the outside in. But what if your home was located in a warm, tropical climate and had just enough privacy to be comfortable with only 3 walls? Well, Thailand‘s Wonderwall Residence is something similar to that; with plenty of partitions and just…

Vertical Open Plan Home by Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects

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Spatial composition and a great floor plan are an essential part of having an ideal home life. In this instance, the pair that reside in the ‘houseT’ in Tokyo have an extremely open plan that eliminates much floor and ceiling space. Creating a truly open plan vertically took the work of Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects, and in…

Painted Mud Homes of The Kassena People

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Indigenous homes are some of the most interesting and creative forms of architecture, as the people are looking to the earth and materials around them to source a home of their own. These mud built homes in Burkina Faso of East Africa are a prime example of utilizing natural resources. The Kassena people call the village…

Upcycled Port-a-Bach Container Home by Atelierworkshop

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Upcycled materials and pieces are a wonderful way to incorporate already used building materials and finishes. When there’s a way to create a home and its shell completely out of recycled items, it rarely happens; that is unless Atelierworkshop is involved. Their Port-a-Bach container home is a prime example of beauty in upcycled design, starting with…

Exquisite Underground Malator House in Wales

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There is architecture as art, the debate of form follows function, and all kinds of questionable topics in regards to the built spaces we live in. One that’s undeniably gorgeous and quite functional is the Malator House of Wales. It’s one with the landscape, ocean and utilizes space in a way that’s simply beautiful. Constructed for…

Enormous 21,500 Square Foot Home in Ukraine

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Located in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, this residence ties in all sorts of design styles, elements, architectural details and so much more than meets the eye. A great majority of the “House 2000 m2″ structure is based around glass and natural material whilst other areas garner a whole new vibe. Yakusha Design put together the extremely vast array…