Homes around the world
Amsterdam is known for its colorful homes along the canals, surrounded by tiny alleys and gardens. Previously the homes of the wealthy, these architectural landmarks are now primarily used as hotels and museums that serve as tourist attractions.
These wooden homes combine both old and new styles, with a giant splash of meaningful color! Historically, the color of the houses represented the function of the building—commercial houses were red, police stations were black, fish factories were blue and hospitals were yellow.
The design for these homes stretches back thousands of years, but they have also been adapted and modernized for use around the world. A key feature of these homes is their portable, aerodynamic design and the intimate feel of their interior.
A Siheyuan home, also known as a courtyard home, is a popular style in Beijing, China. These homes are set up in an intimate rectangular form with one main house and smaller surrounding homes.
This unique style of home is popular in London along the Regent’s Canal. These houseboats are a less expensive alternative to residing in the capital’s neighborhood streets.
Built upon sunny San Francisco’s hills, these colorful Victorian homes reflect the style and design ideas of late 19th century and early 20th century architecture.
White-washed cube homes
Typically found in Greece, this Cycladic architectural style is comprised of white cube-shaped homes built next to and on top of one another. They often have blue doors, a simplistic décor and are built upon mountains