For a while now we've been admiring modern black houses from Sweden to Japan to the Netherlands. Here are our ten favorites:
Above: The Black Rubber House in Kent by Simon Conder Associates Architects & Designers.
Above: A dark house by In Praise of Shadows in Sweden.
Above: Bureau Bernaskoni's Volga Dacha House in Russia.
Above: Une Pavillon Dans Le Bois by Stekke and Fraas Architects.
Above: A black water tower turned home by Messana O'Rorke in New York City.
Above: An artist residency studio on Fogo Island in Newfoundland blends to its Nordic surroundings with a black exterior.
Above: A dark rough-sawn timber box in New Zealand, Storm House.
Above: A house in Sweden by Wahlin Arkitekter.
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.