ISSUE 95  |  Southern Gothic

10 Modern Houses Gone to the Dark Side

November 01, 2013 7:00 PM

BY Alexa Hotz

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For a while now we’ve been admiring modern black houses from Sweden to Japan to the Netherlands. Here are our ten favorites:

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Above: The Black Rubber House in Kent by Simon Conder Associates Architects & Designers.

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Above: A dark house by In Praise of Shadows in Sweden.

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Above: Bureau Bernaskoni’s Volga Dacha House in Russia.

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Above: Une Pavillon Dans Le Bois by Stekke and Fraas Architects.

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Above: A black water tower turned home by Messana O’Rorke in New York City.

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Above: An artist residency studio on Fogo Island in Newfoundland blends to its Nordic surroundings with a black exterior.

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Above: The Writer’s Studio in Ghent, New York by Cooper Joseph Studio; spotted on Contemporist.

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Above: A dark rough-sawn timber box in New Zealand, Storm House.

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Above: A house in Sweden by Wahlin Arkitekter.

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Above: Little Black Dress by X Architecture is a private residence in Gunskirchen, Austria, inspired by farm buildings. The covered courtyard/carport separates the main house from the storage shed.

N.B.: For the nascent goth, see more images of Black Gardens in our Photo Gallery.

This is an update of a post originally published Nov. 1, 2012.