By Mark Cleary

Publish yr note: First released in 2012

This most up-to-date addition to IMAGES' twenty first Century sequence brings jointly greater than 50 of the world's most classy modern homes from world wide (including 10 attractive Australian projects).

From the Adriatic Coast in Greece, to the rugged mountains of Switzerland; from the suburbs of Japan, to the glittering perspectives from the Hollywood Hills, this varied number of sleek homes have all been designed by means of the very best residential architects operating this present day.

Complete with wonderful expert color images, flooring plans and enlightening venture descriptions, 21st Century structure: clothier Houses could be of curiosity to an individual attracted to attractive homes, people who are trying to find notion and those that prefer to dream.

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Connecting the formerly closed-off rooms was key to unlocking the home’s spaces and bringing about highly usable and friendly living areas. External and internal blinds, as well as sunshade awnings, were used to control exposure to the sunlight, while inside the house an open mezzanine has transformed the back hall into a functional focal point. Photography Steve Back The use of the large void to connect the kitchen, formal dining and living areas gives harmony to once disparate rooms. Light and the fine control of it further enhances the mezzanine, ensuring these spaces are inviting and useable at all times of the day.

The third garden is a real secret garden — a cosy nook, shrouded in mystery and romance. Entrance to this chamber garden is only via the terrace formed by the Photography Andrey Avdeekno difference in layers. The fourth garden, the winter garden, is the ‘green heart’ of the house, situated at the very core of the multi-functional living space. Around the winter garden there is a sequence of zones, each having its own function: kitchen, dining, lounge, traditional Russian samovar display area, office and swimming pool.

The master bedroom, which the client requested be contained on this level, maintains a physical separation from the public areas while accessing the most favorable views. These western views are central to the layout of the main level, indicated by the large exterior balcony near the living area. The upper level contains the home’s remaining private spaces, including a study and two bedrooms. The two main forms of the house are separated by a ‘canyon’ designed to allow for both vertical and horizontal ventilation.

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