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A Japanese Manga Artist's House is arguably the most unusual home to have been featured on Dezeen this year. Animated by a sweeping facade, the residence is intended to give the impression of earth rising from the ground.
Inside, its rooms are arranged with a split-level plan designed to maximise the space and flexibility despite the narrowness of its plot in Tokyo.
It is defined by tactile surfaces, earth-toned furnishings and vaulted ceilings – one of the many original features that the studio preserved in its design.
An oversized tiled roof shelters House in Quang Yen, which received more views than any other house published on Dezeen this year.
Among its stand-out features is a double-height living room that sits directly beside a pond, partly shaded by the overhang of the roof.
Oak offcuts cover the exterior of Saltviga House, a low-lying weekend retreat created by Kolman Boye Architects on the Lillesand seafront.
This distinctive cladding was developed after the studio discovered Danish flooring brand Dinesen had a large volume of leftover wood available for use.
"It's about using what's available, of trying to find beautiful materials without clicking 'order' on a computer," the studio's co-founded Victor Boye told Dezeen.
It has a monolithic, impenetrable-looking form achieved with the use of concrete, but unusual details such as a projecting walkway, a subtle cantilever and irregularly sized windows help to soften its visual impact.
While drawing on details of its neighbours, the tiles are hoped to disguise the concrete used for the structure and help the home blend in.
"Despite some minor variations, most of the buildings keep the Portuguese 'traditional' plastered or tiled facade with openings," said the studio. "The tiles attenuate the concrete presence and act on continuity with the surroundings."
It is also distinguished by its steep pointed roof, designed to shed the large amounts of snowfall it experiences in the Bruce Peninsula winter.
Named the urban house of the year at the Dezeen Awards 2023, this residence occupies an infill site in a row of terraced houses in London.
It is crafted from cross-laminated timber (CLT) and covered in timber battens, which architect Ao-ft said aims to simultaneously fit in with the streetscape while adding "interest and delight".
CLT was also used to create this German house by Appels Architekten, which is characterised by its boxy forms and a staggered, single-pitched roof.
A cloak of black-stained spruce contrasts with its bright interior, where the wooden structure has been painted white and is illuminated by large windows.
Designing a home that was "discreet and respectful to its surroundings" was the goal for O Lofos, which Block722 completed in Crete this year.
To achieve this, the stone-covered home is divided into blocks that are staggered down its mountainside site and topped with green roofs to help it blend in.
This article is part of Dezeen's roundup of the biggest and best news and projects in architecture, design, interior design and technology from 2023.