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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 bargains a bumper choice of striking modern designs in beautiful, modern color spreads. From modest to giant and every little thing among, those homes function the most recent traits in construction and inside layout and supply a revealing glimpse of what it's wish to dwell in probably the most impressive homes within the world.

Locations contain america, 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 such a lot renowned 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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Finally from the main living space adjacent to the entry gallery, an axial perspective of the courtyard is revealed and the entire concept becomes apparent. Large sliding doors from the living room and sliding pocket doors from the master suite allow the indoor and outdoor spaces to become one and provide flexible arrangements for daily living and entertaining. 41 12 10 13 1 2 3 2 3 11 6 9 4 5 8 3 2 7 First floor plan 42 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Entry Powder room Laundry Master bedroom Master bathroom Courtyard Garage Office Cabana Cabana bathroom Cabana kitchen Kitchen Living 0 16ft Second floor plan 1 Terrace 2 Bathroom 3 Guest room 43 Bill’s House Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Tony Owen Partners Photography: Brett Boardman 44 Because the client is a concrete contractor, this house was designed to make maximum use of concrete and solid construction.

The rear kitchen becomes the center of a new household distribution. The existing house becomes the private living room and new buildings feed its activity. The yard becomes a captured landscape to the rear, structured for contemplation rather than wilderness. It relates directly to a new public living room, light-filled and sited to take in views to the city over the top of the existing house. The parents’ bedroom is perched above, secluded for privacy but engaged through overlooking of the central outdoor space.

The courtyard to the east is protected from winds at the entry. The 4,000-square-foot main house, with a two-story living room, is the focal point with bedroom quarters to the north, guest room quarters to the south, and a courtyard/garage to the east. 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.

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