1. Architect Vetsch Architektur created this Swiss neighborhood of homes that look like an updated version of The Shire. This quaint area is perfect if you’re looking for tranquility.
2. The Adriance House by Adam Kalkin in Maine is made up of twelve shipping containers, glass, and steel. The space is huge and is making great use of recycled materials.
3. Between a rock and a hard place? Make that between two rocks and a beautiful view. This Portugal home was built in 1974 as a family’s vacation spot…that family has no problem having an undisturbed vacation; the house camouflages perfectly with its surroundings.
4. This awesome modern home could be the top of a flower or a four-leaf clover or the latest version of a cloud. Either way, the design is one-of-a-kind and fantastically creative.
5. Javier Senosiain is the architect behind the idea of Arquitectura Orgánica, a series of “organic” homes in Mexico City. The Nautilus home, whose design mimics the structure of an oceanic shell, has 3 levels with no parallel ground; the fluid spiral of levels are meant to mirror uneven bases of ground found in nature. The stained glass accents on the home are easily comparable to Barcelona’s Park Güell.