ArchDaily's 50 Best Houses of 2014

For another year, in 2014 ArchDaily has featured hundreds of houses from designers around the globe, with homes that appear to float above ground, sink below grade, snake through forests, jut over cliffs, and blur the line between building and environment. This year, we've seen some of the most intuitive, outlandish, and creative designs cropping up around the world, from São Paulo to Ho Chi Minh City to Stockholm, and to celebrate the end of the year we've rounded up our 50 best projects from 2014, representing an incredible range of living environments from the world's most innovative architects.

Enjoy the sandy surrounds of House in Miyake or the minimalist paradise of Love House; or escape for a getaway to Weekend House in Downtown São Paulo. Find out which houses stray from the norm, reviving the wooden cottage and redefining the stone cabin with a touch of linearity and serious panoramic views. Step inside wondrous spaces that soar skyward or connect with the earth, speak to the divine or convene with the spiritual – and yet all share the unmistakable feeling of 'home.'

Find out which houses make our list after the break

B House / ch+qs-arquitectos

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Case / Jun Igarashi Architects

© Daici Ano

Car Park House / Anonymous Architects

© Steve King

House for Trees / Vo Trong Nghia Architects

© Hiroyuki Oki

House Unimog / Fabian Evers Architecture + Wezel Architektur

© Sebastian Berger

House in Fontinha / Manuel Aires Mateus + SIA arquitectura

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Dragon Court Village / Eureka

© Ookura Hideki

Cien House / Pezo von Ellrichshausen

© Cristóbal Palma / Estudio Palma

Split View Mountain Lodge / Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

© Søren Harder Nielsen

Estate Bungalow / Narein Perera

Courtesy of Narein Perera

Haffenden House / PARA

© Nathan Rader

Minimod / MAPA

© Leonardo Finotti

House 1101 / H Arquitectes

© Adrià Goula

Moose Road / Mork Ulnes Architects

© Bruce Damonte

House in Kawanishi / Tato Architects

© Shinkenchiku Sha

B+B House / Studio MK27

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

7x18 House / AHL architects associates

© Hung Dao

Lavaflow 5 / Craig Steely Architecture

© Bruce Damonte

Vault House / Johnston Marklee

© Eric Staudenmaier

Island House / Peter Rose + Partners

© Matthew Snyder

Gumus Su Villas / Cirakoglu Architects

© Cemal Emden

Savioz House Conversion / Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes

© Thomas Jantscher

Solo House / Pezo von Ellrichshausen

© Cristóbal Palma / Estudio Palma

Villa-Gallery in Karuizawa / Makoto Yamaguchi Design

© Koichi Torimura

Xan House / MAPA

© Leonardo Finotti

Love House / Takeshi Hosaka

© Masao Nishikawa

Tree House / 6a Architects

© Johan Dehlin

Casa C / Camponovo Baumgartner Architekten

© José Hevia

Summerhouse in Denmark / JVA

© Torben Petersen

Ipes House / Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan + Lair Reis

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Mölle by the Sea / Elding Oscarson

© Åke E:son Lindman

Quebrada House / UNarquitectura

© Natalia Vial

IST-Family House / JRKVC

© Peter Jurkovič

Weekend House in Downtown São Paulo / SPBR

© Nelson Kon

House in Balsthal / PASCAL FLAMMER

© Ioana Marinescu

A Hill On A House / Yuko Nagayama and Associates

© Daici Ano

House #1.130 / Estudio.Entresitio

© Roland Halbe

Brick House / LETH & GORI


The House of the Infinite / Alberto Campo Baeza

© Javier Callejas Sevilla

Desert Courtyard House / Wendell Burnette Architects

© Bill Timmerman

Till House / WMR Arquitectos

© Sergio Pirrone

Jerry House / Onion + Arisara Chaktranon & Siriyot Chaiamnuay

© Wison Tungthunya

Tula House / Patkau Architects

© James Dow

Los Limoneros / Gus Wustemann

© Bruno Helbling

House in Miyake / Hidetaka Nakahara Architects + Yoshio Ohno Architects

© Kenji Masunaga

Skylight House / Andrew Burges Architects

© Peter Bennetts

S House / Vo Trong Nghia Architects

© Hiroyuki Oki

House Husarö / Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

© Ake E:son Lindman

House in Byoubugaura / Takeshi Hosaka

© Koji Fujii / Nacasa&Partners

Tetris House / Studio MK27

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
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Cite: AD Editorial Team. "ArchDaily's 50 Best Houses of 2014" 28 Dec 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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