Inside The Homes That 11 Great Architects Designed For Themselves

Inside The Homes That 11 Great Architects Designed For Themselves

Building a home for yourself could either be a nightmare or a dream: You have free reign, but you also must live with your mistakes or second-guesses forever. That hasn’t stopped many architects from overseeing the designs of their own spaces — and lucky for us, sometimes they let photographers inside.

The public has long been fascinated by the homes architects live in — Architectural Record has published two volumes of books looking at these buildings, and a long list of other publishers have followed suit. At this year’s at this year’s Salone del Mobile in Milan, a whole exhibition is being staged on the topic; Where Architects Live will give visitors a glimpse inside of eight homes where great architects, from Zaha Hadid to Shigeru Ban, hang their hats.

After Metropolis looked at a few of the homes, we decided to do add some other great examples to the list. Some of these spaces are what you’d expect — others are actually quite surprising. Take a look.


Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas, Paris

Pictures: Where Architects Live; Aki Furudate.


Peter Gluck (Gluck+ ), Ulster County, New York

Pictures: Architects House Themselves.


Daniel Libeskind, New York City

Pictures: Where Architects Live; Nicola Tranquillino.


Zaha Hadid, London

Pictures: Where Architects Live; Davide Pizzigoni.


Shigeru Ban, Hanegi Forest, Japan

Pictures: Where Architects Live; Hiroyuki Hirai.


David Chipperfield, Berlin

Pictures: Where Architects Live; Davide Pizzigoni.


Oscar Niemeyer, Rio de Janeiro

Pictures: Architizer; SUBTILITAS.


Le Corbusier, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France

Pictures: Architizer; La Lezardiere.


Charles and Ray Eames, Los Angeles, California


Philip Johnson, New Canaan, Connecticut


Lawrence Scarpa and Angela Brooks, Venice, California