This custom-built home in Palos Park, Illinois, was designed in 1957 by architect S Richard Klarish and is a 1950s time capsule with its own bowling alley. Bold, sprawling, individual and unashamedly modern for its time, this is a house that wants to be the future. Even now, this is a design like no other. Angles, curves, walls of glass and an intentional lack of uniformity. There’s something going on wherever you look at it. The design also hints at the vast space within. There will be fairly substantial renovation costs, but even allowing for that, $300,000 seems a reasonable price for something as interesting and substantial as this — via WowHaus
Part hill, part house, this modern extension of an old stone home in Navarra, Spain, is literally one with the landscape. Spanish studio Jordi Hidalgo Tané designed the annex to extend the living space of the original house, but instead of matching the stone exterior, the addition swings in the complete opposite direction toward sleek and modern — via Curbed
Lego Technic built a 1:1 version of the iconic Bugatti Chiron. Not only does it look like the real thing, it also drives as well — and to prove it they took it for a spin on the same German track where Bugatti do their testing — via Youtube
Architect Eric Smith has designed a small writer’s studio that’s located in Connecticut and is home to a 1,700 volume collection of poetry.
The studio is a place where its owner can write and read poetry as well as escape from aspects of modern life. It can also be used to meditate among tall oaks, observe wildlife, and reflect on philosophical and artistic ideas — via Contemporist
Seattle-based architecture firm Hoedemaker Pfeiffer has designed The Fieldhouse, a building that’s designated for family and friends to gather on an island property in Washington State.
The garden pavilion draws inspiration from the Pacific Northwest, local materials, and the vernacular stone and timber structures built across the country in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps — via Contemporist
The soft articulation of the bracelet, the properly proportioned dimensions of the 39.5mm case, and the way the watch captured the motoring spirit made the Autodromo Group B Series 2 an instant hit. It brought new fans into the fold as well, priced at $975. Now, we have the Group B Series 2 Safari, the same watch mechanically, but with a visual twist that riffs off of Safari rallying, a niche corner of motorsport with an incredible amount of depth — via Hodinkee
Appropriately named The Barn, this weekend getaway in Pullenvale, a suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, is a painstakingly considered balance of rustic and modern, a stable-like residence without any of the mess that comes along with farm living.
The house features soaring cathedral ceilings, wood-clad interior, and expansive barn door-esque openings that connect the home to the forested surroundings. The ground floor of the home is barn-like in spirit, if not in actual materiality.
Paul Uhlmann Architects framed the open-plan layout with pale Australian hardwood and exposed beams that rise from the concrete floor up to the ceiling. A big span of windows at one end shower light onto the kitchen, while a sliding door connects the dining area directly to the grassy lawn — via Curbed
The Board of Directors for The School of Architecture at Taliesin (SoAT) has decided to reverse its 25 January vote and keep the school open. Last month, it was announced that the school would be closing after 88 years. The SoAT Board has stated that they have secured additional funding and have long-term operating viability — via Bike EXIF
The base bike was a 1973 RD 200, making it one of the earliest in the Yamaha series. In their C Custom Garage workshop in the bustling town of Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal, Pedro and Filipe Costa immediately removed and dismantled the engine, and stripped the rest of the Yamaha down to its component parts — via Bike EXIF
Before the cladding went onto architect Ross Smith’s Asheville, North Carolina, home, it looked, he says,
like a big green wedge dropped from outer space. The geometric structure needed the white pine boards on the exterior to soften the sharp angles. It also needed some round shapes, some circles and curves, to strike the right note. Hence the playful circular windows that bookend the dining nook and the entryway — via Curbed
The Walala Pump & Go really is unexpected. Camille Walala and a team of local volunteers took over the station, which sits at an otherwise nondescript intersection of town, and turned it into a bomb of colour and geometries. They painted the station with a black and white striped pattern, punctuated by splashes of deep blue, yellow, and pastel pink. Every inch of the old station is covered in the patterns, effectively turning the building into a building-size optical illusion — via Curbed
What this concrete house lacks in cosiness, it makes up for in sculptural appeal. Designed by Mexico City-based architect Ludwig Godefroy, the Zicatela House, named for a nearby beach in the port town of Puerto Escondido, Mexico, is built like a fortress. And like a port dwelling in ancient times, the home’s design channels
defensive architecture — via Curbed
Designed in 1906 by A Morris Stuckert as the First Presbyterian Church and renamed the New Hope Baptist Church in 1947, the church has been transformed into several residences. Unit D is set over three levels and features 9 metre ceilings and the church’s original stained-glass windows in the living room. With over 447 square metres of living space, the three-bedroom, five-bath property has an open-concept floor plan. 2283 Ogden Street #D is on the market now for $1,995,000 — via Curbed
The mid century modern structure in Monterey, California was first constructed as a 46 square metre studio in 1950. Used as an artist’s retreat, the design featured a loft-style window that faced north to minimise shadows as the artist worked. Two years later a separate bedroom was added — mimicking the studio’s dramatic roof lines and geometric windows — and in 1990 the owners kept building with a separate 51 square metre guest house. Eventually both houses were connected by a spacious gallery to make a 146 square metre, two bedroom home. Located on Huckleberry Hill, 2300 Prescott Avenue is on the market now for $865,000 — via Curbed
Traditional riads are usually multi-story structures centred around an interior garden or Andalusian-style courtyard with fountain. Casbah Cove in Palm Desert, California was designed by Gordon Stein Design. The home took four years to build and sought to blend Moroccan traditions with contemporary amenities. Like a riad, a verdant courtyard in the middle of the house features lush palms and a fountain, although the Americanised version also boasts a retractable glass ceiling. It’s on the market now for $16,100,000 — via Curbed