Connecting the interior to the exterior was the basic design premise for the Venezuelan house. See more at HomeDSGN.
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.
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.
You enter the 1,980 square foot, two-bedroom, two-bath home through an A-frame skylight, and the space expands to an open floor plan with living, dining, and kitchen laid out around a stone fireplace and a sculptural staircase. The kitchen appears original, and could use an update, but everything else looks to be in great condition. See more here.
The Pole House. Towering high on a steel stilt, overlooking Australia’s seriously beautiful Great Ocean Road, you’ll find this brag-worthy beach stay 80 miles southwest of Melbourne. See more.
These carefully constructed and government-certified buildings show with significant reality a future that may be within reach tomorrow. See more at Arcitectural Digest.
One of the creative ways to improve your exterior look is the so called green roof. With this idea you can blend the house in the landscape around you with inserting plants and grass at the roof. It will improve the look on a new level and visually separate the house from the rest of the neighborhood. Beside the better look the advantages of this idea are the better insulation of the roof and the better rain absorption of the roofSee more at Creative Residence