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By Robyn Beaver

Publish 12 months note: First released in 2010

21st Century homes: a hundred and fifty of the World's Best deals a bumper number of remarkable modern designs in attractive, smooth color spreads. From modest to large and every thing among, those homes function the newest traits in construction and inside layout and supply a revealing glimpse of what it's prefer to stay in the most miraculous homes within the world.

Locations comprise the us, 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 so much in demand architects are featured, together with U.S.architects Swatt | Miers, Marmol Radziner, Olson Kundig Architects, LPA Inc,and Moore Ruble Yudell; ecu 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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11 10 7 5 7 2 8 6 1 8 6 6 7 3 4 7 8 9 Floor plan 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Family Living Dining Kitchen Master bedroom Bedroom Bathroom Closet Laundry Garage Pool 39 Berkshire Residence Dallas, Texas, USA Morrison Seifert Murphy Photography: Charles Smith 40 The characteristics of this site—its location in a traditional single-family neighborhood, large mature trees in front, and a busy thoroughfare at the rear—shaped the ultimate design of the house. The U-shaped plan turns its back on the noisy thoroughfare and opens to a courtyard that is shaded by the existing canopy of trees.

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. 57 58 Third floor plan Second floor plan 0 30ft First floor plan 59 Caroline Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Jolson Photography: Scott Newett Photography This inner-Melbourne residence is situated on an elevated site on a tight sloping bend in the road with river views to the north. The architect faced some challenges, including planning restrictions relating to adjoining substations and height covenants, together with a low-profiled street elevation.

Exterior materials are horizontal and vertical gray weathered cedar siding, slate fireplaces, and fir-framed windows and doors. Sun screens protect the west and south elevations. The decks and roof terraces are variable extensions of the living space. Maple floors, ceilings, and doors and wall trim are selected throughout the interior. Gray slate floor slabs at the entry level have radiant heating. Sun screens, full insulation, and solar glass are some of the sustainable elements. East–west section 35 9 8 7 6 5 4 1 1 3 2 3 12 10 11 Second floor plan 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Open to below Gallery Study Stair Alcove Walk-in closet Master bathroom Master bedroom Porch Living Guest bedroom Guest bathroom 10 7 6 6 5 4 10 1 3 11 2 12 10 6 8 First floor plan 36 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Living Kitchen/dining Entry Stair Den Bathroom Bedroom Screened porch Exercise room Deck Covered walkway Garage 0 30ft 37 Benedict Canyon Residence Beverly Hills, California, USA Griffin Enright Architects Photography: ©Benny Chan/fotoworks This renovation of a 2,600-square-foot, mid-century hillside house in Los Angeles focused on the roof and the interior public spaces.

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