Operating behind the principle that “less is more”, modern architecture offers a wide spectrum of shapes, styles, sizes, and materials for your dream house.
Here is a round-up of unique modern home designs around the world.
1. Guazuma House in Tabasco, Mexico by Alberto Zavala Arquitectos
The house looks like a wide, narrow rectangle pavilion with no walls when you view it from the outside.
The living area with sliding glass doors is found between two open spaces which serve as a terrace and pergola-type areas with fountains, pool, and garden. They also house the overhang winding staircases leading to more private areas in box-like structures at the back.
2. Nook Residence in Mansonville, Canada by MU Architecture
This minimalist all-white home offers seamless continuity of outdoor landscape.
The wide open space, the glass inclusions, and strategically-placed openings virtually harvest the natural light.
3. Gaze in Obu, Japan by APOLLO Architects
It is designed to function as a residential home and a gallery. The lower level houses the private art collection of the owner, while the two floors above serve as the living spaces.
4. Dilido Haus in Florida by Gabriela Caicedo-Liebert
This structure employs the MiMo (Miami Modern Architecture) concept, resulting in a beautiful facade with two identical corners connected by a narrow bridge.
The overhanging eaves of flat roof distinctly divide this house into two floors with a roof terrace.
5. Dwelling at Maytree in Co. Wicklow, Ireland by ODOS Architects
Situated at the base of the Wicklow Hills, this monochromatic modern house has an open living/dining/kitchen area, three bedrooms, a study, a boiler room, a family bathroom, and two car garage.
6. Flexhouse in Switzerland by Evolution Design
This ultra-modern and unique residential space is designed like a futuristic vessel with ribbon-like facade an open interior protected by wide glass walls.
7. Low-Energy Family House in Stechovice, Czech by Caraa
The circular shape of this house with large, triangular windows is made to accommodate private projects and leave a minimal imprint on the environment.
8. Pilotis House in Okayama, Japan by Furuichi & Associates
This cross-shaped residential space is constructed not for any symbolism, but to maximize space, allow natural light, and improve the flow of air.
9. CML House in Chile by Ricardo Torrejon & Arturo Chadwick
This hybrid structure which looks like a barn-box has metal-framed windows and uses textured wood in the exterior and interior.
10. House in Yamasaki by Tato Architects
It is comprised of three shed-like structures that serve as a bedroom, bathroom, and a guest house. To let natural light in, the owners opted for lighter materials.
11. Lo Contador House in Providencia, Chile by GNP Arquitectos
The original house construction was transformed into an entirely new structure with a well-ventilated facade which features wood stick attachment. Only the pitch roof of the old house remains.
12. Eyelid House in South Yarra VIC, Australia by Fiona Winzar Architects
The limited space challenged the builders to construct this house in a shape of an eyelid with a rear glass facade and a pitched roof to accommodate three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living and dining room, and a terrace.
13. Enough House in Canada by MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects
This old-school style house has a chimney and pitched roof. Its conventional look is enhanced by a glazed living room while the exterior has rusty metal paneling.
14. House with Dormer Window in Gifu, Japan by Hiroki Tominaga-Atelier
Combining the traditional eaves of Japan and dormer windows of Europe, this house becomes the epitome of energy-saving, well-lighted structures.
15. Dr. House in Slovenia by Scapelab
The house belongs to a local doctor who wants a unique design. Perched on a hill in Slovenia, the ambivalent shape is clad with metallic materials. The open living areas have sliding glass doors, leading to a wooden terrace.
16. Carapicuiba House in Sao Paulo, Brazil by Angelo Bucci + Alvaro Puntoni
The owner of this house value utmost privacy, thus the two-level space design. The ground level houses the main structure 6 meters below, while the roof terrace which serves as an office is supported by reinforced concrete posts. A steel bridge connects the two areas.
17. L House in Lodz, Poland by Moomoo Architects
It holds the record of being the first house whose elevation is constructed with a plastic insulation material called Thermopian. The leaning wall is designed not just to portray simplicity, but also due to a local law that requires all buildings must be aligned with plot borders.
18. A & N House in Granada, Spain by Ariasrecalde
The monochromatic facade of this structure with frosted glass windows exemplifies the modern design concept. It is a bit unconventional, but still a piece of architectural art.
19. Cinema House in South Korea by UTAA
This house serves as the living and working space for the owner who wants a simple facade with sliding glass doors and multiple windows that let the sunlight in.
20. 2996 West 11th, Vancouver by Randy Bens Architect
If it looks familiar, then you are perfectly right because this modern house has two Tetris figures that serve as the ground and second floor. The facade is decorated with dark cedar and white brick with several windows that allow natural light inside.
21. Local Rock House in Waiheke Island, Auckland, New Zealand by Pattersons
This elegant abode is comprised of black screened boxlike structures that are fitted in multiple levels and built with local pyrite rock.
22. Alan Voo House in Los Angeles by Neil M. Denari Architects
The eye-catching futuristic form that looks like a spaceship cabin of the house has a top floor with wide glass that lets natural light inside while the ground area is outlined with glazed walls.
With modern architecture, it doesn’t matter if you have limited space as long as you can imagine it, and you have a budget, you can absolutely have it built!