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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 …

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Green Roof Shows Off Sustainable Living by the Australian Coast

The clients for this sustainably constructed project in Australia worked closely with ArchiBlox to ensure that Avalon House had minimal impact on the land.  A green roof, filled with bushes and vines. This feature is at once beautiful and environmentally friendly.  It minimizes water runoff, for example, which is a key step in sustaining the earth’s water systems.  In addition, …

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Writing Studio Next to Nature

FLOAT Architectural Research and Design designed this small writing studio for a philosophy professor and nature writer. Located on a small tract of land next to the Marys River in Oregon, United states, the professor, who had a hand in the design, commissioned the shed as a writing retreat. There were a few requirements in the design. …

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Loft Vieux-Montréal Infused with a Masculine Feel

This traditional building in Montreal, Canada was recently converted from a fire station into a residential townhouse. Manon Bélanger took on the challenge of renovating Loft Vieux-Montréal and infuse it with an original, contemporary feel. The apartment depicted in the photos below takes advantage of the character and location of the building. Moreover, it boasts a spectacular view from the terrace …