Acapulco Boasts One of The Worlds Finest Homes

The Arrango House. Acapulco, Mexico. Completed in 1973, John Lautner refined innovations in siting, material, and structure he had been perfecting in earlier projects. Its bold curves celebrate the sculptural qualities of concrete, which he liked to experiment with (he worked often with engineer T.Y. Lin, who pioneered prestressed concrete). Modernists have fused architecture and ...

Static Quarry House | Contemporary Design Concepts

This ethereal creation is composed entirely of concrete. StaticQuarry– designed by Japanese based architecture firm Ikimono Architects – is a multi-family residence with a multitude of openings to encourage interaction between the residents. The building sits atop a 625-square-meter site and includes a rooftop terrace, an amazing bamboo garden, and a total of ...

Modern and Contemporary Spa Le Source in Canada

The Le Source Health spa within the Lanaudière region of Quebec, Canada, has three impressive features that mix its modern architecture within the surroundings. It features striking positioning on the mountainside, the utilization of natural building materials, and breathtaking sights seen through the windows. Montreal-based firm Blouin Tardif Architecture-Environment were the brains behind the concept ...

Santorini | Cave Homes Have Modern Interiors and Ultra Cool Designs

The oldest and most simple form of residence in the Aegean Sea area is cave houses -- traditional buildings which are found inside the rocks with a domelike roof, a narrow facade, and narrow but long spaces inside. Santorini is known for its cave houses, and people from all over the world ...

Contemporary Home with Cantilevered Design

Here is yet another example of pictures not doing a design justice. The view from this incredible set of cantilevered constructions must be breathtaking. Angles jut out from the core structure of the house and seem to hover in space. JCB architects took their inspiration for this twisting, turning, and thrusting form from ...