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100 Ultra Modern Home Designs

From Entirely Transparent Homes to ‘Star Wars’ Vehicle H

— September 24, 2013 — Art & Design
As urban centers continue to grow and gentrification attempts to accommodate for larger numbers of city dwellers, the resulting choice for many is to live in high-rise apartments. This, however, takes away from the possibilities of what can be achieved in designing and building radical house options.

These ultra modern home designs give a glimpse into the unconventional yet stylistically and aesthetically brilliant ideas some have brought to fruition to construct their humble abodes into something completely out of the ordinary.

Some designs, such as the container-made eco abodes or urban train station abodes, show that some are willing to throw many of our preconceived notions of what a house looks like out and turn it on its head. With the theme of modern and minimalistic accommodation experiencing a growing shift, these houses can be appreciated from afar, if not one day becoming a living reality.
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Angular Diplomatic Abodes
Angular Diplomatic Abodes
The Ethiopian Dutch Embassy Juts Out in Several Directions
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Insect-Accommodating Abodes
Insect-Accommodating Abodes
The University at Buffalo's Skyscraper for Bees is a Towering Hive
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96
Camouflaged Cubist Abodes
Camouflaged Cubist Abodes
The East London House By David Mikhail Architects is Astounding
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95
Runway-Inspired Pools
Runway-Inspired Pools
The Runway House by Ultraspace Features a Catwalk-Like Swimming Area
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94
Urban Trainstation Abodes
Urban Trainstation Abodes
LOL by CSRArchitects Puts Prefab Lofts into Railway Arches
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93
Modern Keyhole Themed Abodes
Modern Keyhole Themed Abodes
Eastern Design Office is Offering One Family a Key to Happiness
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92
Revamped Seaside Villas
Revamped Seaside Villas
House N by Maxwan Brings a Structure into the 21st Century with Style
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91
Modular Sliding Door Abodes
Modular Sliding Door Abodes
The Sliding Door House By Naoi Architecture & Design Office is Classic
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90
Wooden Ark-Like Abodes
Wooden Ark-Like Abodes
'The Barn' House Resembles a Modern Noah's Ark
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89
Beautiful Box-Inspired Abodes
Beautiful Box-Inspired Abodes
The 8 Box House by Tierra Design Highlights Structured Portions
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88
Geometrical Residential Structures
Geometrical Residential Structures
DOMO Arquitetos's Rectangular House is Simply Elegant
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87
Geometric Grid Abodes
Geometric Grid Abodes
Roger Ferris and Partners LLC's Bay House Captures Picture Perfect Views
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86
Asymmetric Abodes
Asymmetric Abodes
This Victorian Row Home is Literally Half a House
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85
Spiral-Shaped Abodes
Spiral-Shaped Abodes
House in Espoo by Olavi Kopose is Rustically Textured
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84
Contrasting Light Abodes
Contrasting Light Abodes
The Shadow House in North London Features a Sleek Decor
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83
Residential Oasis Abodes
Residential Oasis Abodes
The Desert House by Lake Flato Architects Might be Mistaken for a Mirage
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82
Angled Compact Abodes
Angled Compact Abodes
The House in Keyaki by SNARK and OUVI Boasts an Unexpected Interior
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81
Contemporary Paneled Abodes
Contemporary Paneled Abodes
The 'Embrun House' By Vezzoni and Assosciates is a Majestic Marvel
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80
Specifically Situated Modern Houses
Specifically Situated Modern Houses
The Skyline Residence is a Beautiful Home with a Stunning View
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79
Alabaster Boxy Abodes
Alabaster Boxy Abodes
The Paeco House by Studio Emanuele Scaramucci is Contemporary
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78
Minimalist Geometric Residences
Minimalist Geometric Residences
AUAU's YSY House is a Unique-Shaped Contemporary Home
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77
Converted Library Abodes
Converted Library Abodes
The Elena Garro Cultural Center Boasts An Inventive Remodel Concept
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Symbiotic Eco Dwellings
Symbiotic Eco Dwellings
The Fab Tree Hab by Terreform One is a Living Graft Structure
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75
Opposite Atmosphere Abodes
Opposite Atmosphere Abodes
Swedish Design Combines Rustic Patios with Classy Modern Interiors
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74
Homey Nuclear Bunkers
Homey Nuclear Bunkers
The $1.7 Million Nuclear Bunker is a Home within a Home
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73
Sleek Geometric Properties
Sleek Geometric Properties
This Modern Abode by Craft Arquitectos is Fire Truck Red
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Modernized Barn Abodes
Modernized Barn Abodes
The Stables by Andy Ramus Houses Humans Not Horses
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71
Floating Glass Homes
Floating Glass Homes
The Modern Houseboat Offers a Short and Unusual Getaway
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70
Refurbished Hut Homes
Refurbished Hut Homes
The Shed by Richard Peters Associates is a Modern Hideaway
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69
Panoramic Seaside Abodes
Panoramic Seaside Abodes
WE Design Studios Captures a Chic Breathtaking View in Alibaug, India
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68
Entirely Transparent Homes
Entirely Transparent Homes
House NA in Japan is Clearly a Privacy-Reducing Abode
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67
All-Glass Rooftop Abodes
All-Glass Rooftop Abodes
The Glass Notting Hill Penthouse Features Elegant Design and Future Tech
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'Star Wars' Vehicle Homes
'Star Wars' Vehicle Homes
Fans of the Force Will Love Apollo Architects' 'Sand Crawler' House
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Crystal Clear Abode Additions
Crystal Clear Abode Additions
This Home Extension by dmvA Architects is Constructed With Glass
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64
Upcycled Billboard Abodes
Upcycled Billboard Abodes
2012Architects Built a House from Old Billboards and Broken Umbrellas
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63
Contemporary Countryside Abodes
Contemporary Countryside Abodes
The House in Wroclaw by Grid Architects Embodies Minimalism
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62
Spectacular Sliding Houses
Spectacular Sliding Houses
The Brian Mackay-Lyons Designed 'Sliding House' is a Sight to Behold
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61
Floating Bamboo Abodes
Floating Bamboo Abodes
H&P Architects Designs a House that Embraces Floods
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60
Gap-Filling Urban Abodes
Gap-Filling Urban Abodes
'Live Between Buildings' Puts Lofts in Small Spaces
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59
Space-Saving Lofts
Space-Saving Lofts
This Smart Storage Home Makes the Most of Vertical Space
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58
Skinny Sandwiched Sanctuaries
Skinny Sandwiched Sanctuaries
The A-cero Camarines House Contains Twists and Turns
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Whitewashed Iconic Building Abodes
Whitewashed Iconic Building Abodes
The Flatiron Loft is a Slice of Serenity in a Chaotic City
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56
Scannable Architecture
Scannable Architecture
Barcode House Applies Horizontal & Vertical Lines for a Modern Effect
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55
Geometric Country Homes
Geometric Country Homes
Plasma Studio's Modern Designed House Sits in a Rural Area
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54
Pool-Bordered Penthouse Suites
Pool-Bordered Penthouse Suites
The Conrad Koh Samui Resort’s Oceanview Villa is Breathtaking
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Minimalistic Elevated Bungalows
Minimalistic Elevated Bungalows
This Minamalist Home is a Modest Japanese Getaway for Two
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52
Juxtaposed Stone Houses
Juxtaposed Stone Houses
The 'DVA Arhitekta' Country Stone House Charmingly Stands Out
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Concrete Cubist Abodes
Concrete Cubist Abodes
The Beaumont House by Architect Henri Cleinge is Industrial
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50
Modern Surburban Havens
Modern Surburban Havens
Casa Q in Spain by Asensio Mah and J.M. Aguirre Aldaz
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49
Windowless Cubed Houses
Windowless Cubed Houses
A Skylight-Only Abode in Obama Japan by Suppose Design
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Shell Inspired Beach Homes
Shell Inspired Beach Homes
The Palais Bulles by Antti Lovag Explores Curvilinear Construction
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Bulging Geometric Abodes
Bulging Geometric Abodes
The Villa F by Hornung & Jacobi Architecture is Inspired by Eroded Rocks
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Geometric Jenga Abodes
Geometric Jenga Abodes
The 'CS House' by Pitagoras Architects is a Comfortable Living Space
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Built-In Pool Abodes
Built-In Pool Abodes
The Sinu River House Looks Like a Mini Mediterranean Resort
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Stark Minimalist Homes
Stark Minimalist Homes
This New Addition to Spanish Architecture is by Alcolea+Tárrago Arquit
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Sustainable Coastal Abodes
Sustainable Coastal Abodes
The Point Loma House in San Diego is the Epitome of Eco-Architecture
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Psychedelic Mountainside Abodes
Psychedelic Mountainside Abodes
Moon Hoon Creates a Trippy Hillside Cabin for a Korean Rockstar
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Revolving Cylindrical Abodes
Revolving Cylindrical Abodes
The 'Roll It' Experimental House Offers a Fresh Take on Modern Homes
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Z-Shaped Homes
Z-Shaped Homes
The Prahran House by Nervegna Reed Makes You Turn Plenty of Corners
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Stunning Slanted Sanctuaries
Stunning Slanted Sanctuaries
The Lanfranco Pollini 'Villa al Mare' is Geometric
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Plant Rising Residences
Plant Rising Residences
The Isay Weinfeld 'Casa Grecia' is Closely Tied to Nature
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Modern Multi-Dimensional Abodes
Modern Multi-Dimensional Abodes
The Private House by Divercity Architects Layers Cubed Elements
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Serene Pond Abodes
Serene Pond Abodes
This Forest Pond House Accommodates Meditative Family Getaways
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Tetris-Inspired Abodes
Tetris-Inspired Abodes
The Fieldview House is Composed of Various Stacked Cubes
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Living Material Modern Homes
Living Material Modern Homes
The DAPstockhom Villa Midgard is Made From Organic Materials
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Compact Milk Carton Abodes
Compact Milk Carton Abodes
The House in Hiyoshi Makes the Most of a Small Space
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Laidback Luxury Beach Abodes
Laidback Luxury Beach Abodes
The Beech House by Altius Architecture is Modern Yet Liveable
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Bipolar Retro-Modern Homes
Bipolar Retro-Modern Homes
The Alvarado House is Conservative Up Front But Modern At the Back
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Homogeneous Modern Farmhouses
Homogeneous Modern Farmhouses
DC2 Residence Achieves Natural Uniformity within its Rural Landscape
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Luxurious Lighthouse Abodes
Luxurious Lighthouse Abodes
Pacific Bondi Beach Apartments in Sydney Will Light Up Your Life
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Barn-Shaped House Boats
Barn-Shaped House Boats
This Floating House Design is Done in the Style of a Barn
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Modern Land-Conforming Homes
Modern Land-Conforming Homes
The Croft House Lies Flat to Smoothly Blend in with Its Environment
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Pentagonal Eco Abodes
Pentagonal Eco Abodes
The Oyster House Caters to the Natural Environment of the Seaside
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Contemporary Treetop Abodes
Contemporary Treetop Abodes
The ModFruGAL Treehouse Offers a Cozy Tranquil Escape
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Sunlight-Flooded Homes
Sunlight-Flooded Homes
The Devoto House in Argentina by Andres Remy Arquitectos Studies the Sun
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Practical Tree-House Abodes
Practical Tree-House Abodes
The House on Geul River by Upfrnt Features a Flood-Proof Design
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Communal Contemporary Bungalows
Communal Contemporary Bungalows
Cadaval & Solà-Morales Have Created a Communal Paradise
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Converted Barn Abodes
Converted Barn Abodes
Sitio da Leziria was Once a Stable and Cleverly Retains a Similar Program
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Majestic Modern Homes
Majestic Modern Homes
House in La Encantada Plays with Light and Form for a Contemporary Feel
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Modern Beach Dwellings
Modern Beach Dwellings
The Chanfer Home is a Pod-Like Home Filled with Modern Features
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Sharp Monotone Homes
Sharp Monotone Homes
The Shant V Krichelian Loft is on Track to Become a Popular New Design
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Glass Modern Homes
Glass Modern Homes
YH2 Geometric Architecture in the Canadian Laurentians
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Nature-Loving Mid-Century Homes
Nature-Loving Mid-Century Homes
The Itiquira House by Gisele Taranto Blends Ravishing and Simple
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Narrow Compact Abodes
Narrow Compact Abodes
Shaft House by Atelier rzlbd Makes the Most of a Small-Scaled Space
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Stilted Modern Homesteads
Stilted Modern Homesteads
The House 6 by Marcio Kogan Hangs High in the World of Architecture
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Concrete Mega-Mansions
Concrete Mega-Mansions
The Joaquin Torres A-Cero Concrete House II is an Above-Ground Bunker
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Hole-in-the-Ground Architecture
Hole-in-the-Ground Architecture
Underground House in Seoul by Byoung Cho
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Chic Concrete Abodes
Chic Concrete Abodes
The Chair House by Igor Sirotov is Stark and Modern
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Cubist Container Houses
Cubist Container Houses
The Contemporary Boxhome by Rintala Eggertsson Architects
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Modernized Barn Abodes
Modernized Barn Abodes
The Austria Summer House by Judith Benzer Architektur is Sleek and Modern
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Red Block Homes
Red Block Homes
The Low Budget 'House V' by Jakob Bader Architecture
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Container-Made Eco Abodes
Container-Made Eco Abodes
Ecopods are Environmentally Friendly Houses that Come in a Box
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Ridiculous Ridge Homes
Ridiculous Ridge Homes
Steve Hermann Design Presents the California Carla Ridge Home
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Tropical Modern Luxury Abodes
Tropical Modern Luxury Abodes
The 'Ettley Residence' is a Modern California Dream House
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Cozy Eco-Friendly Abodes
Cozy Eco-Friendly Abodes
The Soleta ZeroEnergy One by FITS Focuses on Sustainability in Design
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Garage-Style Residences
Garage-Style Residences
Maracana House Features Exposed Concrete Bricks and Chain-Link Railings
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Horizontal Cali Houses
Horizontal Cali Houses
The 'Openhouse' by XTEN Architecture Plays With Linear Designs
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Minimalist Framed Home Designs
Minimalist Framed Home Designs
The Frame House is Supported by a Simple Steel Frame
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