Open-Air Design

A desire for privacy brings expansive rooftop architecture into modern homes

Implications - As contemporary design turns to more open and exposed structural layouts, maintaining privacy and personal space can be challenge. Looking to enjoy the benefits of open-air living without the inconvenience of being in a public space, consumers are turning to private rooftop architecture to satiate their desire for personal freedom. Expansive rooftop homes reflect a shift in what it means to relax, as consumers seek out less crowded, more naturally harmonious escapes.
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Seamlessly Aquatic Architecture - The Jellyfish House by Weil Arets Architects Blends into the Sea
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Seamlessly Aquatic Architecture
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This stunning architectural structure by Weil Arets Architects features seamlessly fluid designs that beautifully connect with the sea view in the distance. This three-story abode, located on the... [More]
Rolling Rooftop Abodes - The Carver + Schicketanz Dani Ridge House is Curvaceous
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Rolling Rooftop Abodes
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It’s not every day you see a home that blends so seamlessly into its surroundings like the Carver + Schicketanz Dani Ridge House. Designed with a curvaceous, sloped green roof, the modern... [More]
Artfully Distressed Dutch Studios - The Black Pearl Studio Was Formerly an Abandoned Apartment Block
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V. Hot 8,307 Clicks Pub: Dec 12, 13
Artfully Distressed Dutch Studios
The Black Pearl Studio Was Formerly an Abandoned Apartment Block
The ‘Black Pearl Studio’ is the brainchild of Studio Rolf.fr and Zecc Architecten. The Rotterdam townhouse was formerly an abandoned apartment block; it’s going through yet... [More]
Unusual Outdoor-Based Residences - The Balcony House in Tokyo Values the Outdoors
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V. Hot 8,891 Clicks Pub: Dec 30, 13
Unusual Outdoor-Based Residences
The Balcony House in Tokyo Values the Outdoors
Japanese architecture firm Ryo Matsui Architects recently constructed an outdoor-based residential home called Balcony House in Tokyo, Japan. The home is a testament to building homes that have... [More]
All-Glass Rooftop Abodes - The Glass Notting Hill Penthouse Features Elegant Design and Future Tech
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All-Glass Rooftop Abodes
The Glass Notting Hill Penthouse Features Elegant Design and Future Tech
Here’s hoping that nobody decides to throw stones at the glass Notting Hill Penthouse. This unique abode was created by London-based architectural firm Studio RHE. The client’s request... [More]
Curvaceous Timber Rooftop Residences - This Victorian Home Boasts a Sloping Roof and Modern Touch
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Curvaceous Timber Rooftop Residences
This Victorian Home Boasts a Sloping Roof and Modern Touch
London-based Scott Architects added a curvaceous timber extension to the ‘De Beauvoir House,’ a 19-century Victorian home featuring a picturesque terrace. The architects made sure that... [More]