Over the years our Record Houses selections have veered from the quirky, quixotic, and idiosyncratic to the ruggedly vernacular or elegantly modern. They also range from solutions for tight urban sites to more remote, expansive properties. What ties them together? Practicality? Modest budgets? Efficient layouts? Not really. We value the experimental, the imaginative, and the unexpected, along with a strong sense of craft, exploration of materials, and skillful manipulation of spaces. So, come with us as we visit the latest winning houses in Japan, Chile, France, and America.