5 American Institute of Architects-Approved Dream Houses


The American Institute of Architects has just announced the winners of its 2010 Housing Awards, and out of what American architects have deemed the 18 best projects designed in our country this year, we’ve narrowed it down to five favorites that we wouldn’t mind calling home. (Yes, that’s understating the matter. But the odds that we can afford to live in something that was designed by Kieran Timberlake are about the same as the odds our parents were going to buy us a Barbie Dream House back in 1986.) Click through to view our picks, and leave a comment letting us know which one suits you best.

If you enjoy your housing with a side of public park space: Formosa 1140 by Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects

If you want a clear home that you can fold up and take with you: Cellophane House by KieranTimberlake

If you fancy the idea of living inside of a 19th-century pump station: The Waterworks at Chestnut Hill by Gund Partnership

If you’ve always wanted to live in a brownstone that was brand new: 14 Townhouses by Rogers Marvel Architects

If by “log cabin” you really meant “house made of reclaimed wood and metal”: The Ferrous House by Johnsen Schmaling Architects

[via Fast Company]