This cutting-edge home stands out from its more traditional neighbors outside Barcelona. The house’s windowless concrete walls act as beams, enabling the 50-foot-wide structure to literally hang in the balance.
Essentially three identical concrete boxes form a mini community of houses in a quiet Johannesburg suburb. The minimal interior of this one features a black concrete staircase.
In a geometric Arizona home, the homeowners' architecture studio occupies the ground floor and a mezzanine level. The compact residential section, reached by climbing an exposed steel staircase, sits above.
In a modern Vienna penthouse, the kitchen stands at the center of the apartment on a raised platform. A long, white slanted counter contains hi-fi speakers and a BUS-system panel of 18 buttons for controlling lights, curtains, heating, ventilation, and more.
On a double suburban lot in Tokyo, the Office of Ryue Nishizawa built a neighborhood-scaled, flexible-format minimalist steel prefab compound for one permanent resident and six rental tenants.
Architect William Massie’s personal prefab project is an exploration into how homes can be assembled, transported, and customized. Two sculpted pods dominate the living room.
In Saitama, a tightly packed neighborhood near Tokyo, the black metal screen that wraps around this house affords the family privacy without sacrificing outdoor space.