Located on the edge of the Ashokan reservoir, just below the Catskill mountain summit in Ulster County, New York, the large expanses of windows on all four sides of Shokan House allows the industrial style architecture to blend into the surrounding landscape. The glazings also allow the expansive vistas to fill the interior zones, creating a fascinating foil for the 6,000sqft Jay Bargmann designed house.
Located 5 miles from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia and designed by Todd Miller of Zeilger Build, this 6,000sqft 3-storey shipping container house is made from 31 new 20ft shipping containers and includes a study, home office, workshop, gym space and a sparkling saltwater pool, as well as four bedrooms and four bathrooms – all boasting a luxury street chic aesthetic.
Located on the east side of Quadra Island, BC, Canada and overlooking the Discovery islands as well as BCs mainland coast. Tula House is perched on a large boulder that protrudes out and over the beach below. This luxury home was designed by Patkau Architects to blend and work with its natural landscape and they did this by incorporating a green roof planted with moss and local ground covers, installing 2 glass floor inserts that overlook the beach below and designing a pool within the courtyard that is fed with a continuous flow of groundwater.
Street art has gone mainstream and the idea of incorporating art into the design of a building has now happened thanks to the collaborative efforts of architects KUD (Kavellaris Urban Design) and artist Samantha Everton. The result is the surreal 2 Girls Building located in Abbottsford, Victoria; a suburb of Melbourne, Australia.