The link between indoor living spaces and outdoor areas and/or surrounding landscapes, windows can also drastically alter an architectural design. Here you can admire the talent of award-winning architects who have created the perfect windows design for their projects. From rustic cottages to sophisticated, angular structures and monolithic concrete volumes, all of these houses and residential spaces feature beautiful fenestration that doubles as an innovative connection between the interior areas and the outdoors. Whether large and elongated to traverse entire walls or smaller and perfectly square to curate specific views, these windows match the houses’ architectural designs.
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A cabin with views of a Norwegian fjord. Located on a steep site in Rones, north of Trondheim, Norway, this cabin overlooks gorgeous views of woodland, mountains, and a fjord. Sanden+Hodnekvam Archi...
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A creative and playful brick extension that complements an Edwardian home. Some architectural projects capture both the creative flair of the architects and the clients’ love of playful designs. Ruckers Hill House is a perfect example. Designed by Melbourne-based Studio Bright for a family of five, this contemporary, ...
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A T-shaped home with three garden spaces. Built in the middle of a pine forest near a beach in Ljunghusen, Sweden, Villa MSV is a home designed for a couple who also want to entertain family and friends. Architect Johan Sundberg designed the T-sha...
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A late 19th century apartment redesigned with minimalist, refined interiors. Located in Islington, London, this townhouse dates back to the late 19th century. In the 1970s, the property was divided into three separate homes, resulting in a drastically altered design that destroyed the character of the o...
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A contemporary family house designed with interconnected volumes and private outdoor spaces. Completed by Atelier 111 architekti, this dwelling in Jinonice, Prague, replaces a complex of old buildings previously left in disrepair. The team designed the contemporary house ...
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An imaginative and modern take on Flemish architecture. Many architectural designs draw inspiration from their setting, but House D-S features a bold concept based on the contextual limitations of the site. Graux & Bayens Architecten used the location’s challenges as a springboard for creativ...
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A Norwegian cabin inspired by traditional barns and rural architecture. Located in Ulvik, western Norway, this cabin pays homage to rural architecture while also giving a nod to the work of Swiss architect Rudolf Olgiati and of Norwegian romanticist painter Hans Gude. Rever & Drage Architects combined all of these influences into a...
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A creatively designed family home in Porto. Designed by Porto-based studio FAHR 021.3, the Bouça Family House aims to create a dialogue between the street and passers-by on one hand and contemporary architecture on the other. Built in the center of Porto, Portugal, the house is part of a new wave of both urban consoli...
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A modern farmhouse nestled in a picturesque landscape. [dropcap]B[/dropcap]uilt on the footprint of an older building, Casamanda is a modern farmhouse that looks completely at home in a natural landscape in Orbetello, Tuscany. Olive ...
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A courtyard house built at the heart of a working farm in the Scottish lowlands. Located in South Lanarkshire, Scotland, Ceangal House is a new family home built at the heart of a working farm that has operated since the 1600s. Glasgow-based architecture studio Loader Monteith designed the
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A Corten steel and concrete house that pays homage to Andean traditions. Built in a secluded area, in an arid landscape at the foothills of the Andes Mountains, Argentina, Stone House has a contemporary design that subtly celebrates local traditions. More specifically, the vernacular “pircas”, a type of stone shelter...
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A small and multi-functional grass roof house in the middle of nature. Built in a mountainous landscape in Trollheimen, Norway, Viewpoint Granasjøen provides the perfect space to relax and admire the beauty of nature. Trondheim-based Bergersen...
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A low-impact cabin with a minimal design that maximizes comfort. Designed by Vilnius-based studio Utopium, Etno Hut marries the fundamental concepts of slow living with minimalism. The cabin stands at the edge of a woodland in Pakalniškės, Lit...
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An old building converted into a modern and bright home. Located in the center of Asunción, Paraguay, Casa Serbia is an old, large house with a courtyard, a building that has gone through various changes over the years. The clients asked architecture studio Culata Jovái Group to once again transform the house back...
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[dropcap]P[/dropcap]erched in the low rolling hills beyond the historic village of Barwon Heads on Australia's coast, the striking roofline of a retired couple's daily dwelling unexpectedly peeks above the surrounding Moonah trees and native scrub. Barwon Heads, situated on the Bellarine Peninsula, near Geelong and Melbourne, has become a popular seaside destination for those escaping the city...
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An old stone barn transformed into a modern mountain retreat. [dropcap]F[/dropcap]eaturing densely packed buildings, the village of Ollon, Switzerland, challenges architects to find clever and functional solutions for house designs. The Bornet House is a great example. Designed by Savioz Fabrizzi Architects in...
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A tiny house built in a garden in France. Located close to the sea in Longueil, France, this tiny house makes the most of an existing lush garden. Paris-based architecture firm arba designed the small, minimalist cabin as a retreat for the clients, but the prope...
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A modern take on the archetypal country house. Located near the top of a slope in Saint-Julien-le-Petit, west-central France, this black house overlooks a bucolic landscape. French architecture firm Ciguë designed the dwellin...
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A family house designed with three linked timber volumes. [dropcap]L[/dropcap]ocated in a beautiful landscape on Shelter Island, New York, this single-story family house has a creative design that makes the most of the site’s best features. New York-based architecture and design firm Christoff:Finio Architecture
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A contemporary home that blends Nordic design principles and industrial style. Located in Liberec, Czech Republic, House Behind the Wall features a distinctive design. The clients hired Mjölk architects to transform a hundred-year-old house into a modern dwelling. The brief also included the creation of two separate liv...
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An outbuilding from the 1880s transformed into a modern family home. Located close to Basel’s historical Spalentor gates that date back to the 1400s, Missionsstrasse House represents another era of the Swiss city’s architectural heritage. Originally an outbuilding, the 1880s structure was part of a larger property that inclu...
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A renovation project that transformed an old farmhouse into a comfortable living space. Located in the Portuguese countryside, this stone farmhouse has stood on the southern side of a national road since the early 20th century. The plot features a ro...
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A renovation and extension of an Edwardian house in London. Named RR Residence, this brick house in Clapham, south London, was renovated and revamped into a modern home by Studio McW. The project involved the restoration of the interiors, t...
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Sustainable furniture inspired by the beauty of solid birch wood. Montreal-based, award-winning firm APPAREIL Architecture has opened a new studio, APPAREIL Atelier. The multidisciplinary practice brings together architects and industrial des...
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A beautiful house that offers both complete privacy and a connection to nature. Located in a rural area of Lampa, Chile, the Palomba House stands out in a gorgeous landscape. The dwelling features both black cladding and creative geometric volumes. Designed by the abarca+palma architectu...
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A creatively designed house with a central courtyard that houses a tree. Built on the outskirts of the city of Morelia, Mexico, UC House features an ingenious and thoughtful design that establishes a spatial ambiguity between indoor and outdoor spaces. Daniela Bucio Sistos // Taller de Arquitectura y Diseño created the ...
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A mountain shelter that honors the memory of a local mountaineer. Named the Brédy Bivouac (Bivacco Brédy), this new landmark in the Vertosan Valley, in Valle d’Aosta, Italy, is a memorial to Claudio Brédy, a local politician and passionate mountaineer who lost his life in 2017. His family wanted to celebrate his love of ...
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A charming summer house from 1955 transformed into a comfortable, all-year-round retreat with a rustic character. Nestled on a hillside above Brissago, Switzerland, this rustic house overlooks a picturesque landscape. Architecture firm Studio Inebi renovated the 1955 house completely, upgrading the living spaces to modern living standards while keeping the charming character of the de...
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A house partly built within a slope that overlooks a bay and mountains. Built on a sloping site on a bend of the Derwent River in Hobart, Australia, House at Otago Bay immerses its residents in a beautiful natural landscape. Architecture firm Topology Studio nestled the building into its setting by partly embedding t...
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A contemporary extension designed for a house built in the 1950s. Dating back to the 1950s, this residential property in Lochristi, Belgium features three distinct elements that represent three different eras. Tall trees and vegetation surround the property in this quiet neighborhood. The clients asked architect Wim He...
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A 1970s house transformed into a modern home that blends Mexican and Mediterranean influences. Built in the 1970s, this house in Zapopan, Mexico was completely transformed by architect Delfino Lozano. The renovated home features white walls and warm terraccota tile roofs. The ground floor has a simple rectangular plan a...
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A concrete gabled house nestled in the Italian Alps. Built in a rural area in South Tyrol, northern Italy, Viktoria is a concrete house that re-imagines vernacular architecture. Architect Andreas Gruber designed the home as a nod to the surrounding agricultural setting, traditional houses, and rural barns. Featuring a simple, ...
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A wood and glass one-story house built in a forested area near the ocean. Inspired by single-story American villas and by the way American architect John Lautner used the principles of organic architecture in his work, the Wooden House is a one-of-a-kind family home. French architect Nicolas Dahan embedded the wood house i...
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An airy house inspired by the play of light and shadow on the curved forms of a cloud. [dropcap]L[/dropcap]ocated in the popular suburb of Bondi Beach, Cloud House is the perfect coastal home. It melds a summer retreat feel with a clean, minimalist design in ultra-bright living spaces. Sydney-based studio Akin Atel...
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Earthy rectangular volumes nestled in an arid landscape in Portugal. [dropcap]B[/dropcap]uilt in Alentejo, Portugal, House in Grândola perfectly blends into the natural landscape. Lisbon-based architecture firm Bak Gordon Arquitectos designed the dwelling with several rectangular volumes arranged in a T-shape. Both th...
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A gallery space, museum, and guest house focused on minimalist art. Founded by art lover and collector Huber Bonnet, Brussels-based, Fondation CAB promotes Belgian and international minimalist and conceptual art. Now, the foundation has opened a new location: Fondation CAB Saint-Paul-de-Vence. Housed in a renovated 1950s building in the south of France, the
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