By Robyn Beaver

Publish yr note: First released in 2010

21st Century homes: one hundred fifty of the World's Best bargains a bumper choice of amazing modern designs in attractive, smooth color spreads. From modest to giant and every thing among, those homes characteristic the newest traits in construction and inside layout and supply a revealing glimpse of what it's wish to stay in essentially the most magnificent homes within the world.

Locations comprise america, united kingdom, India, Germany, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil,Norway, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, the Netherlands, Japan, the Bahamas,Mexico, Canada, Peru, Portugal, Switzerland, Spain, UAE, Slovenia, Argentina,South Africa, Austria, Malaysia, and more.

More than a hundred of the world's such a lot favourite architects are featured, together with U.S.architects Swatt | Miers, Marmol Radziner, Olson Kundig Architects, LPA Inc,and Moore Ruble Yudell; eu architects Jarmund Vigsnaes, Paul de Ruiter,Marc Kohler Architects, Damiliano Studio, and K-M Architects; and South American architects Marcio Kogan, Una Arquitectos, FGMF, BAK Arquitectos, and Artadi Arquitectos.

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The living room and master bedroom are cantilevered over outdoor spaces and appear to hover against the background of the city below. The palette of materials is soft and contemporary with extensive use of concrete, wood, and stone. 49 10 1 9 2 3 4 6 8 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5 Master bedroom Master bathroom Master closet Entry hallway Office Bathroom Dining Laundry Living Deck 7 Second floor plan 3 1 1 2 8 2 4 1 4 2 6 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 0 50 Bedroom Bathroom Game room Hallway Media room Bridge Garage Laundry 7 25ft First floor plan 51 Box House Ilhabela, São Paulo, Brazil Alan Chu & Cristiano Kato Photography: Djan Chu The Box House, home of the caretaker of an extensive summer property, is located on Santa Tereza mountain, São Sebastião island, on Brazil’s southeast coast.

The ceiling was designed to slope from a height of 7 feet on one side to 11 feet on the other with a plywood panel system housing seemingly randomly placed slots for track light fixtures. This system is punctuated by two light boxes and a skylight, allowing for maximum control and flexibility in the lighting. Within the new loft-like space, discrete functional areas are defined through changes in the ceiling plane, placement of furniture, custom built-ins, and 38 Existing tiles were removed from the floor; the concrete underneath was stained and finished with an epoxy resin built up to nearly a half-inch thickness, giving it a liquid quality.

The 56 glazed wall at the east end provides abundant light into the double-height entry hall while the glazing on the west end provides light to two bedrooms and views of the lake. A single, large punctuation in the southern copper-clad façade allows views from a second-floor office. The sloping roof and canted front wall are designed to deflect fierce north wind and shed water from intense storms. Detailing is minimal and precise. The rigor of the design, the linear organization of spaces and the continuous presence of the wall provide a deliberate sharp contrast to the irregular beauty of the landscape beyond.

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