Unobtrusively distinct from its neighbors, this weekend house in Mexico assimilates the colors of the surrounding landscape on surfaces of glass, steel, and concrete. In the master bath, the architect managed to combine privacy and a view by adding a horizontal-line pattern to the glass wall.
Self-taught designer Tom Givone continues his practice of updating 19th-century farmhouses with unexpected details and salvaged materials with his latest creation—a torqued-volume addition to an 1850s family homestead in Pennsylvania. A glass-lined shower with a Hudson Reed showerhead adds a modern touch to the second-floor bathroom. A pane of privacy glass lets natural light enter the room.
An architect reimagined this outdated brick garage by designing a graceful new family home atop its foundation. Made from anodized aluminum, the mechanical louvers surrounding the master bedroom provide privacy while letting in light.
In the Sydney, Australia, neighborhood of Rozelle, architect Christopher Polly has renovated a house with green design in mind. By opening up the plan, adding floor-to-ceiling sliding glass walls to the rear of the house, deftly organizing windows, and repurposing elements of the original structure, Polly has created a residence that's attuned to its environment. The bathroom features a wall-hung sink and toilet by Ideal Standard. A semi-opaque clerestory helps bring in light from the interior hallway.
A cross-hatch covering adds a playful note to this home in Ljubljana, Slovenia. In the master bathroom, wrapped in custom oak casework, plenty of natural light permeates the steel panels.