Its form isn't the only thing unconventional about the Archway Studios. Built below a 19th-century London railway viaduct, it's location is equally unique. The domed structure looks like a cross between an abstract sculpture and an alien spaceship. Occupying an infill plot beneath the bridge, its steel foil facade protects the interior from the noise of the passing trains. The arched exterior continues on the inside with curved ceilings and walkways. A skylight turns the main living area into an atrium, reflecting light off of the white walls and pale wood floors to help illuminate all three stories. A staggered staircase leads to the bedrooms and a lofted study at the apex of the home.
Photos: The Modern House