Connecting the interior to the exterior was the basic design premise for the Venezuelan house. See more at HomeDSGN.
A panorama of views extending a full 360 degrees from this house on a gently slopes house by a forest. See more at Homedit.
Measuring 2,201 square feet, the home is constructed of stone, glass, and three different kinds of wood—redwood, cedar, and Douglas fir. Seems like a lot of designers are going back here. See more at Curbed.
Over in the Loess Plateau in Shanxi, China, the traditional cave dwelling got a modern makeover courtesy of a Chinese architecture studio. The striking home takes over a barrel-vaulted recess in the earth, and comprises a combination of new spaces and a derelict existing cave revamped for contemporary living. See more.
This 550sf apartment with 320sf footprint was shaped by impervious cover restraints, a tree, and an angled easement. The second floor leans away from the first to improve sight lines between floors and to fit the stair to code. Angled walls integrate a covered porch and outdoor shower. See more.
From the outside, this barn guest house on a 15-acre property near Jackson, Wyoming may come off a bit jarring. A big glass wall under a gambrel roof barn and between weathered reclaimed wood siding? Once you’re inside though, that decision suddenly makes sense. See more.
To inspire a downsize, here are 11 examples of small modern homes around the world that show how style can be achieved even on a smaller scale. See more at the Contemporist.