Best Architecture Posts of 2014

We went around the world, featuring tiny apartments to a bar made out of shipping containers, and even a modern treehouse, and everything in between. From macro to micro, we showcased some of the most jaw-dropping architecture your mind probably never thought existed. Take a look back at the top 10 Architecture posts we featured in 2014.

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Best Architecture Posts of 2014

10. Tiny 100-Square-Foot Apartment Virtually Transforms Throughout Day
Using digital projection and modular furniture, a tiny windowless 100 sqft micro apartment is virtually transformed into various rooms with multiple views.


9. A 60-Year Old Terrace House Gets a Renovation
An original, 60-year old strata-titled terrace house was completely renovated and brightened up to work for a young, art collecting family in Singapore.


8. A Modern Treehouse Built Around an Oak Tree
A modern treehouse in Germany is situated 11 meters off the ground and offers a cozy retreat to sleep and relax when the homeowner’s want to get away.


7. Warm, Modern Home Full of Concrete and Wood Details
A modern residence in Seattle’s Leschi neighborhood that seamlessly blends the interior with the outdoor spaces making the most of the scenic views.


6. A Modern, Black & White Apartment in Poland
Designed with a single man in mind, this modern, black & white apartment was designed with striking and masculine details, along with hints of bright green.


5. An Elegantly, Mind-Blowing Home in the Desert
An elegant, mind-blowing house with a courtyard in the desert of Scottsdale, Arizona that’s constructed from the soil excavated from the land it sits on.


4. A Bar Built From Shipping Containers
Take discarded shipping containers and turn them into a really cool indoor/outdoor bar in Austin, Texas – yes, please!


3. Transforming Apartment Maximizes Small Space
With 60 square meters to work with, Vlad Mishin designed this apartment which contains transforming elements hidden within a massive, sculptural wall.


2. A Box-Like House is Full of Surprises on the Inside
Located in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan, this house looks like a simple box design on the exterior, but the white and wood interior is full of surprises.

And the top Architecture post of 2014 is…


1. A House with Rotating Rooms
The Sharifi-ha House, designed by next office, contains three volumes that rotate to open the house up in the summer and close it down in the winter.

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.