A architecturally significant outcome of a new zoning policy is the Laneway House designed by Williamson Williamson, in Toronto.
Maxime Moreau of MXMA Architecture & Design and Chamberland Design create a Tudor Revival home in Westmount, near downtown Montreal.
Wyoming has become known for its impressive modern architecture. One of those projects is Home on the Ranch by Robbins Architecture.
Rambler House references the simple single-storey houses, that are the prevailing house type in U.S. suburbs, towns, and countrysides.
Cascina’s starting point was a grouping of farm buildings: a two-storey farmhouse and a large barn with a hay loft connected by an enclosed bridge.
As people flock to beaches to enjoy the last few weekends of summer, the owners of Big Sky Beach House have only a short half-block walk to go.
Working with her team at Mima Housing, architect Marta Brandão imagined a new future for the site: a getaway cabin in the woods.
This resonance creates a continuity among the Victorian house, the extension out back, and the natural landscape—and it establishes an elegant approach to the 21st-century version of the Dublin backlands.
For this house, the clients worked with a local firm, CLB Architects, to design a modern house—but to do that using materials and forms that referenced the site’s longer history and that resonated with its place.
Ian Starling, founder of Starling Architecture, says, “in Amagansett, you feel like you’re at the beach—the dune grasses filter back into the neighbourhoods.”
In keeping with California’s distinctive indoor-outdoor take on architectural modernism, this house creates a highly livable and private garden.
On a rocky cliff overlooking the St. Lawrence River, in Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec, this new house, built with stone masonry and wedged into the topography, seems at first glance to have been on the hillside for well over a century.
For this new chapter, the homeowners considered selling and moving elsewhere, but this was a place they had come to love over decades. Instead, they hired Lapierre to reimagine the house into something new.
For this house in Sheffield, Mass., architecture firm Of Possible, led by Vincent Appel, drew from both traditions, invoking both the New England vernacular and New England’s take on modernism.
A brick townhouse in a quiet part of Hampstead, Achilles House was desirably located and had Victorian charm, but its interiors needed to be coaxed into the 21st century.
On a slope in West Vancouver, the site for what would become this house offered sweeping views of English Bay, the Vancouver skyline, and the Stanley Park peninsula.
Comprising three structures—a main residence, a detached art studio, and a spa—the site encourages the homeowners to engage with the landscape, prompting them to move from one building to another.
Turning to Brown & Brown, an Aberdeenshire design firm, the couple were able to realize a house—the Arbor House, as it’s come to be called—that captured everything they had been looking for.
When the owners of this house in a heritage enclave of midtown Toronto began to consider what its future might look like, they took a long-range view. The house had stood proudly for 100 years, they figured, so why not position it for another 100? To do that, they turned to Toronto architecture firm Superkül.
Muskoka Lakes has become a locus for a growing footprint of contemporary architecture. One of the latest contributions is Muskoka Cottage by Toronto firm Akb Architects.
When Bourgeois / Lechasseur Architectes, based in Quebec City, was commissioned to design a house in Trois-Rivières near Forges du Saint-Maurice National Historic Site, Bunnett’s painting became an inspiration for the form and spirit of the firm’s design: a heavy stone base with archways beneath a dark-wood upper storey.
On the rugged coast of southern Norway, about three and a half hours south of Oslo, this cabin is a waterfront retreat for a young family. For Kolman Boye Architects, the young Stockholm-based firm that designed this Nordic getaway, the house is the latest in a growing portfolio of projects that explore material innovation and cultural heritage.
Across all elements of the design, the architecture resonates with its surroundings. “What we saw in this site was the potential to live in a way that is beautifully aligned with nature,” the homeowners say.
Completed in 1957, High Sunderland—or the See-Through House, as Womersley’s design is known—became an emblem of midcentury modernism.
The clients came to the project with an interest in midcentury modernism, so McLeod Bovell conceived the house in that tradition, keeping its profile low and its corners sharp.
One of the great draws of living in Los Angeles is the promise of all that Southern California sunlight. Light is so much a part of midcentury modernist design that has come to define the city’s distinctive approach to architecture with its floor-to-ceiling windows and indoor-outdoor living.
When the owners of this Toronto house set about imagining the interior environment, they knew they wanted something out of the ordinary, so they turned to a Toronto-based design firm more typically associated with luxury retail spaces.
When a young family moved from London to a rural hamlet near Peterborough in Cambridgeshire, they wanted to be closer to their families. They were also drawn to country living—and the 18th-century stone house they acquired, Follyfield, is surrounded by vast gardens.
Worrell Yeung fully renovated and expanded the old dairy barn, which serves as the main house, with its gabled form establishing an architectural theme.
Inside, a palette of concrete floors and natural birch plywood creates a comfortable environment with a minimalist atmosphere that doesn’t distract from the main draw: the views out to the maritime landscape.
Braithwaite set out to create a warm and relaxing place of refuge that shares a poetic connection to the coastal landscape.
For this project, Robert Young created a home that takes advantage of its steeply sloping site by structuring a series of terraced spaces that each provide different experiences of the landscape and views to the ocean.
With a nod to the clients’ interest in genetics and the site’s ecology, the architects arrayed these panels based on the pattern of the four proteins in a DNA strand from one of the Engelmann spruce that surround the house.
Having raised a family in a 100-year-old house with a large yard, a Seattle couple knew they wanted something different for their empty-nesters phase of life.