11. Dupli Dos House

The house was designed by Juma Architects of Belgium and is located in Ibiza, Spain. The house was originally two duplexes which have been combined into one. The pools have been kept intact and have multiple different terraces in between. They have beautiful views of the Mediterranean. 

Views from the house with cascading swimming pools

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Front view of the Dupli Dos house

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12. Echoes of Tuscany

The house is in Litchfield County, Connecticut. The house channels Italian countryside architecture in New England. The house is on various levels with a courtyard. 

The property consists of the main house, guest house and a pool. 

Contrasting materials with emphasis on form

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View of the house and swimming pool 

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13. Mill Valley Residence

The House is located in Marin County, California. The architect of the house is Melissa Werner. The 4000 square foot house has the topography as the guiding element. The lower floor is embedded in the hill while the top floors have abundant light and ventilation. The views of Mt. Tamalpais are captured through various spaces of the houses.

Lower floor of the house within the hill. Exterior view of the house

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House designed as per the contours of the site

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14. Planchonella House

The architect of the house is Jesse Bennett. The house is set in the tropical heritage forest of northern Queensland. The house is made to create a sense of joy and is used to making simple techniques. 

The house is created around the courtyard. All trees are preserved. 

House embedded within the trees on the site

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Trees preserved in the spatial layout

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15. Villa Tugendhat

Designed by the legendary Mies van der Rohe, the house is located in the Brno, Chez Republic. A functional layout of the steel framework was used rather than load-bearing walls. 

The house has large open fenestrations with glazing walls. The site contours have also been kept in mind while designing. 

 Exterior view of the house with green walls

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steel framework is the load bearing element resulting in large glazings

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16. Mothersill Project

The house is designed by Bates Masi Architects. The house is made on sloped terrain. The façade of the house is composed of vertical and horizontal light wood material. The elevated boardwalk leads to the beach. 

 Entrance of the house

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Deck of the Mothersill Project

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17. Sotogrande House

The Spanish architectural firm A-cero house is located in Cadiz, a city and port in southwestern Spain. The two-storey house is a cubic volume with white as the main design element. The exterior of the house is white to provide a relaxing feeling.

White facade provided for relaxing feeling

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Entrance of the house with contrasting colors

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18. Wilden Street Project

Shaun Lockyer Architects are the architects of the project. The project is a renovation of a pre-war cottage in  Paddington, Brisbane. The site enjoys city-wide views which the house enhances by providing generous 

Exterior facade of the house

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Interior spaces

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19. Rancho Palos Verdes

The house is located on the ocean bluff in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. The house is designed by Leo Marmol and Ron Radziner. The house aimed to create a secluded space in this paradise. The roof of the house resembles the hills in the surroundings. 

 Elevation showing complementary form with surrounding

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House changes with the topography

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20. Fallingwater house

Saving the best for last, the Fallingwater house designed and conceptualised by Frank Lyod Wright is an iconic structure. Situated in Mill Run, Pennsylvania in the Bear Run Nature Reserve, the house is located on the edge of a waterfall. The spatial layout, connection to site and aesthetics, transformed architecture and people’s perception about it forever. 

The Fallingwater house, F.L Wright

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References 

  1. McGrath, K., 2021. 27 Contemporary Homes That Are Works of Art. [online] Architectural Digest. Available at: <https://www.architecturaldigest.com/gallery/contemporary-home-exteriors-inspiration> [Accessed 26 April 2021].
  2. ELLE Decor. 2021. Striking Must-See Photos of Modern U.S. Home Exteriors. [online] Available at: <https://www.elledecor.com/design-decorate/g8674077/modern-houses/> [Accessed 26 April 2021].
  3. Architecture Beast. 2021. Top 50 Modern House Designs Ever Built! – Architecture Beast. [online] Available at: <https://architecturebeast.com/top-50-modern-house-designs-ever-built/> [Accessed 26 April 2021].
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