6 Residential Properties Designed by Modern-Day Starchitects

From the visionary minds of Bjarke Ingels, Frank Gehry, and more, these homes are private masterpieces

Triangular shaped house with pool in frontPhoto: Paul Raeside

Bjarke Ingels

In 2019, AD revealed the first home designed by Danish starchitect Bjarke Ingels. “Because we had never done a private house, no one asked,” the designer said at the time. Located on a challenging plot in South America, the home begins with a triangle base and rises to a rectangular roof. “We weren’t guaranteed that it was going to be a great house, but we arrived at something full of character,” he added.

house lit up at duskPhoto: Botond Bognar

Kengo Kuma and Associates

Known as Suteki House, this home designed by Kengo Kuma and Associates is located in Portland, Oregon. The suburban homes of the 20th century in the United States were often isolated structures on a grassy plot of land. This design was crafted as a model for the suburban home of the 21st century—one that is not just surrounded by a lawn of grass, but fully in conversation with the surrounding environment. The L-shaped home frames a creek in front of it, an homage to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater.

residential home with curved roof at nightPhoto: Nigel Young

Norman Foster

Dolunay Villa by Foster + Partners is located along the coast of the Aegean Sea in Muğla, Turkey. Sinuous contours define the striking property, which is topped with a handcrafted undulating timber roof. A Mediterranean garden surrounds the home and is filled with plants such as thyme, lavender, and olive trees.

concrete house that appears to extend from within a hillPhoto: Courtesy of Jean Nouvel

Jean Nouvel

Appearing to emerge from within—or sink into—the surrounding plot, Delbigot Home was designed by Jean Nouvel in 1970 and completed in 1973. The concrete house was the architect’s first residential design, crafted when he was just 25.

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