Crowned with a glass observatory and a green roof, this scenic Wisconsin home commands panoramic views of the prairie. At night, a cutaway frames views of the star-filled sky.
Seoul's subterranean Earth House consists of six unadorned rooms dug around a spacious courtyard. The bunker-like home was designed based on Taoist ideas of negative and positive space.
Breaking up the roof planes and concrete floor plates allowed this walled-off New Zealand retreat to blend into the landscape. The wall that wraps the building ensures it is still a single, coherent form.
This low-maintenance home near Brisbane, Australia, exemplifies architect James Grose’s design philosophy based around simple, lightweight construction techniques well suited to the region’s subtropical climate.
A living roof camouflages this highly geometric family home into the landscape.
A 1,600-square-foot prefab home in Sonoma, California, has two bedrooms and two baths for its 87-year-old resident, whose daughter lives nearby. “Universal design isn’t just for older people,” the daughter says about the single-story layout and zero-step entries. “If you don’t need steps, don’t have them.”
Inspired by midcentury modern architects like Mies van der Rohe, this luminous canyon retreat in Utah disappears into the land with a flat roof and sliding glass doors.