Architect Marcus Lee and his wife, Rachel Hart—an architectural model maker—drew influence from barns, warehouses, and Japanese residential architecture when designing their timber-framed home in Hackney, London. Despite being tucked away at the end of a quiet residential lane, the structure fully utilizes its three floors, with bedrooms and studies resting above a spacious ground floor.
On a leafy Toronto street full of big, accommodating houses, Karen White and David MacNaughtan were up against a some tight building codes and an even tighter space. Along with architect Donald Chong they devised a narrow modernist structure made up of glass panes and brick that fit between its existing neighbors like a bookmark.
This petite San Francisco apartment uses its split-level design to draw the eye upwards as it transitions from a public living and dining room to a cozy bedroom.
This boxy white town house in rural Sweden is made up of tiered slabs that create distinct sections within the home. The slabs are staggered so that none of them extends fully across the building, allowing daylight to pour in from multiple angles.
In search of a more modern space to hang her paintings, the owner of this sprawling three-story 19th-century Manhattan town house enlisted architects Anne Marie Lubrano and Lea Ciavarra to give her home a tasteful renovation.
This three-story triangular tower, clad in scrap steel and reclaimed wood, hovers over an outdoor deck area in the midst of the Canadian wilderness.