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Finnish Lakehouse Keeps Things Simple

MNy Arkitekter built House Åkerudden by a lake in the rural community of Tenala.  The result emphasizes “authenticity, simplicity, locality and sustainability,” which dezeen magazine quotes the firm listing as its goals. At a distance, the home is quietly nestled in the surrounding fields.  Moreover, its gabled roof mirrors the existing architecture in that region. The unassuming layout …

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Renovation Revitalizes a Historic Landmark in Maine

This 130-year old local landmark in Portland, Maine’s historic district was in extremely poor condition when Present Architecture began their renovation.  To preserve the history of 660 Congress Street, the architecture firm endeavored to restore its original façade in addition to designing a brand new interior. As a result of their efforts, the building helps tell the story …

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Modern Farmhouse Tips Its Hat to Silo Style

Wendell Burnette Architects took inspiration from grain silos in their design of this modern farmhouse in Wisconsin.  At a distance, Field House’s galvanized zinc sides and two-story rectangular mass look like a purely functional building nestled in fields of corn. You only notice the home’s modern, artistic style when you get closer.  One side of the home has …

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V-Shaped Residence in Coastal Québec

This house, whose name refers to the brightest star in the Aquila constellation, is located in Cap-à-l’Aigle, in the region of Charlevoix, QC, Canada. Altaïr means “The Flying Eagle.” What makes the house stand out is its “V” shape and long facades that are suspended over nature. While discrete from the street and closed to the north, …

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Modern Farmhouse Tips Its Hat to Silo Style

Wendell Burnette Architects took inspiration from grain silos in their design of this modern farmhouse in Wisconsin.  At a distance, Field House’s galvanized zinc sides and two-story rectangular mass look like a purely functional building nestled in fields of corn. You only notice the home’s modern, artistic style when you get closer.  One side of the home has …