The Portland design firm Made arranged individually carved white-oak planks in a geometric pattern on the ceiling that repeats itself throughout this house on the Oregon coast.
Exposed beams are a coveted feature and in this compact addition to an Australian cottage, they are set slightly askew to create a dramatic geometric effect.
The muted facade on a modern New Zealand home belies its exuberantly patterned ceiling. By keeping the materials and colors neutral, the result feels balanced.
A faceted ceiling adds a modern touch to the renovation of an Art Deco house in Rome.
A reclaimed wood ceiling caps the living room in a factory conversion in upstate New York.
Masahiro and Mao Harada of Mount Fuji Architects Studio wanted to break with the traditional definition of a house when they designed this small Tokyo home. They achieved their goal by using the same material for the ceiling, the walls, and the floor, creating a space that flows beautifully.