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Contemporary Residential Architecture – Exceptional Properties

New Houses

On this page e-architect have selected the major new houses from across the globe:

One of the most famous Modern residences in the world, a simple volume ‘floating’ above the ground plane, by celebrated architect Mies van der Rohe:
Farnsworth House
image © gm+ad architects
Farnsworth House, USA

New Houses Designs

We have 9 pages of new houses selections with links to a large number of individual project pages. Modern Houses, ie from the 20th century in the International Style, are located on a further page. We also list residences by country – see the links at the base of the page.

New Houses : A-B

Residential Designs : C

Contemporary Houses : D-E

Contemporary Property Designs : F-G

New House Designs : H

New Property Designs : I-L

Contemporary House Designs : M

Contemporary Residential Properties : N

Contemporary Residential Designs : O

Contemporary Home Designs : P

New Residential Designs : Q-R

New Home Designs : S

Property Designs : T-U

New Properties : V-Z

These pages carry residential projects designed in a contemporary style – houses typically with open-plan spaces and non-traditional forms, materials and organisation.

Residential designs featured are either of top quality or interesting or ideally both. We cover completed homes, new home designs and house competitions across the globe. The focus is on contemporary residences but information on traditional houses is also welcome.

Latest Residential Designs

Residential Architecture – latest properties added, arranged chronologically:

Villa Escarpa, Algarve, Portugal – 10 Oct 2013
Design: Mario Martins
Villa Escarpa Algarve
photo : Fernando Guerra [FG+SG]

This beautiful new residence is located near the village of Praia da Luz, in the district of Lagos. A condition of the planning permission was that the new house be built in the same space once occupied by another building. It was located in an superb position on a ridge overlooking the Algarve coastline.

Brown Vujcich House, Herne Bay, Auckland, North Island – 2 Oct 2013
Design: Bossley Architects
Herne Bay House
photo : Patrick Reynolds

This is an elegant contemporary residence located close to the waterfront. The lower level opens out to the surrounding space, with a terrace and outdoor area for each room. A terrace and pool are accessed from the family living space. A deck offers views of the harbour.

House IV, Eindhoven, Holland
Design: De Bever Architecten
Contemporary House in The Netherlands
photo : Norbert van Onna

Contemporary House in Netherlands – 26 Sep 2013
The house is situated on a corner lot in the typical 30’s district ‘de Elzent’ against the natural landscape of the river Dommel valley, in the center of Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The existing main house is relatively small in structure, however the lot size is sufficient enough to resist an carefully threaded extension. An extension where extra comfort is added to the existing house.

Summerhouse Lagnö, Sweden – 25 Sep 2013
Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
Summerhouse Lagnö
photo : Åke E’son Lindman

The setting is the Stockholm archipelago, natural ground sloping gently down to the sea in the south, mostly open with a few trees and bushes. Unlike other projects we worked on located on more isolated islands in the archipelago without car access from the mainland, this site was relatively easy to reach also with heavy transports.

Caterpillar House, Chile – 23 Sep 2013
Design: Sebastián Irarrázaval Delpiano ; Associated Architect: Erick Caro
Caterpillar House Chile
photo : Sergio Pirrone

Putting aside the fulfillment of the brief; the main purposes of the house were two: The first one was to integrate it to the territory of this part of the city where the presence of the Andes Mountain is extremely strong both visually and tectonically. Therefore the presence of the Andes was considered as an obvious background worst to be highlighted and also as a sloped ground needed to be negotiated.

Linhares Dias House, Brasília, Brazil – 19 Sep 2013
Design: Daniel Mangabeira, Henrique Coutinho, Matheus Seco
Linhares Dias House Brazil
photo : Joana França

This house is located in a residential area site close to the Paranoa Lake. The various spaces are not expressed but instead contianed within a big roof and two dominant ‘bookend’ walls. The roof and side walls protect the outdoor space which flows freely into the house.

CH house, Tel Aviv, Israel – 19 Sep 2013
Design: Domb architects
House in Tel Aviv
photo : Amit Geron

A house in the periphery of Tel Aviv. The design is clean and very limited in architectural elements. Basic finish materials: white plaster, iron and glass. The old house served the family while raising children. Now, when the children left home, it is home for the couple and serves for hosting the family and the grandchildren.

House in Nuglar, Solothurn, Switzerland – 11 Sep 2013
Design: HHF
House in Nuglar
photo : Tom Bisig

House D is oriented parallel to the landscape, thereby making the view a matter of prime importance. Across more than 180 degrees, you gaze over unbuilt, verdant land with mature fruit trees. HHF radically exploits this situation, thematizes it, and accentuates it even more with a few simple moves: The main level is an open space – with the kitchen as well as dining and living areas – and alongside a concrete core, the stair to the upper and lower floors. The space is entirely glazed and blends seamlessly with the space outdoors. The outdoor space itself is an oversized terrace. No more but also no less.

Zagorje Cottage, Kumrovec, Krapina-Zagorje County, northern Croatia – 9 Sep 2013
Design: PROARH
Zagorje Building
photo : Damir Fabijanic

The pre-existing traditional Zagorje cottage is situated on the green slopes near Kumrovec and was structurally and statically in poor condition. It was renovated taking into consideration the characteristics of local heritage and design. The pre-existing house form is kept, while the porch is substituted with a glass cube. To give the cottage southern exposure, the glass form is slided out of the main house volume, simultaneously forming an entrance area. Interaction of interior and exterior spaces is enabled by opening of the glass walls.

Downley House, England – 5 Sep 2013
Design: Birds Portchmouth Russum Architects
Downley House Petersfield
photo : Nick Kane

This large private house is a tour de force in a technicolour architectural style that derives from that of James Stirling, from whose practice these architects emerged. This means that it is an assemblage of strong primary forms, mostly cylinders and cubes. The entire structure, including the curved elements, is of cross-laminated timber.

Rockmount Residence, Wirral, England – 5 Sep 2013
Design: ShedKM
Rockmount Residence Wirral
photo from architect

The site is an extraordinary elevated mound with views towards the setting sun across the River Dee to the North Wales coast. Shed KM’s ingenious response is a new take on a classic modern linear house plan.

Folding House, England – 5 Sep 2013
Design: AR Design Studio
Folding House
image : AR Design Studio

Hampshire based modern architects, AR Design Studio have designed a highly contemporary dream home for a retired client and his son. Showcasing stunning river views from all three levels, the folding design incorporates a blend of indoor and outdoor living spaces that extend out into the landscape and beyond. Inspired by the site context and defining character, the intention is to minimise the impact on the location and surrounding scenery by embedding the structure in its setting.

House in La Floresta, Catalonia, Spain – 3 Sep 2013
Design: Alventosa Morell Arquitectes
La Floresta House
photo : Alventosa Morell Arquitectes

This Project springs up after some previous conversations with the owner of the site, who shares our concern about the exhaustion of the sources of fossil energies, and also the need of being more respectful with our immediate environment. This house is located in the chain of Collserola mountains, which is the Nature Reserve of Barcelona. This building site, situated in the south side of a small hill, is a piece of ground that the family have been taken a great care over it; and that thanks to its thick vegetation has a unique microclimate where is very easy to relax and forget the stress of the big city and its metropolitan area.

CasaAltamira, Ciudad Colón, Costa Rica – 2 Sep 2013
Design: Joan Puigcorbé
photo : Rodrigo Montoya / Joan Puigcorbé

The architects say, “We conceive architecture as a language across which properties can express themselves such as: harmony, creativity, happiness, beauty, poetry, complexity, magic, provocation and culture.”

Residence in Southlands, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada – 24 Aug 2013
Architect: DIALOG
House in Southlands
photograph : Kristopher Grunert

This residence nestles into a mature, heavily vegetated corner site in Vancouver’s historical Dunbar-Southlands neighborhood. A year-round fresh water stream divides the irregularly shaped property as it threads its way below Marine Drive to the south. The lush basin resulting from long-standing environmental forces sets the stage for a dramatic and highly contextual architectural response. The residence spans the riparian environment and sets up a circulation sequence that culminates in a grand south facing outdoor ‘room’ on the water’s edge.

New House Designs – Top Global Selection

Major residences designed in the last two decades – included here for their innovative design rather than say a connection to famous people or stunning location.

Contemporary residence (1998) in France by Rem Koolhaas / OMA:
New House in France
photo : Hans Werlemann
Maison á Bordeaux, France

Striking house from California by XTEN Architecture:
New house
image : Art Gray
Openhouse, USA

Powerful articulation of form in this contemporary Japanese property:
Mountains & Opening House Japan
picture : Koichi Torimura
Mountains & Opening House, Japan

Home sited on the edge of a 70-metre high cliff near Sydney, Australia
Dover Heights House
photograph © Brett Boardman
Dover Heights House

One of many finely articulated houses by Marcio Kogan in Brazil:
New House in Sao Paulo
photo : Nelson Kon
Paraty House, Brazil

Stunning house design by one of Europe’s most exuberant and talented architects, J Mayer H:
New House in Germany
picture : David Franck Photographie
Dupli.Casa, Germany

The most unusual Japanese residence designed in the last decade:
New House in Japan
picture : Nacasa & Partners Inc.
SHELL villa, Japan

Dynamic Australian residence by alex popov & associates:
Whale Beach House
image courtesy of Kraig Carlstrom
Whale Beach House, Australia

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