© Stephen Tierney

House on Blacksod Bay / Tierney Haines Architects

Three sandstone wings protect an inner courtyard from fierce coastal winds at this seaside house in Ireland by Tierney Haines Architects. The client desired a cottage that could be used as either a quiet winter hideaway or a summer holiday home for a large extended family. Located on the Atlantic coastline, the house is exposed to extreme weather and a corrosive environment. The client wanted to take advantage of the views but provide some protection from the rain and wind...
© Kouichi Torimura

Calling A Plan A Map / ON design partners

A group of 22 independent huts, many on light metal stilts, form a deconstructed home in Calling a Plan a Map by ON design partners. Located south of Tokyo, the house floor plan is viewed as a map that can be added to, or modified, over time. A permanent two-story structure houses the kitchen and living room, all the other parts can be moved, rearranged like furniture in a room...
© Paul Warchol

Shelter Island House / Stamberg Aferiat Architecture

Stamberg Aferiat Architecture conceived of a breathtaking, colorful island retreat nicknamed “Maison Plastique,” intended to reference Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona Pavilion. Setting out to build an utterly groundbreaking home on Shelter Island for the most discerning clients (themselves!) was no easy feat...
© Sandra Pereznieto

Tepoztlan Lounge / Cadaval & Sola-Morales

Barcelona and Mexico City-based studio Cadaval & Solà-Morales have recently completed the Tepoztlan Lounge, the first building of a larger project which comprises a series of bungalows of different sizes and designs, in a concept of hospitality which foresees a rental period of years, months or days...
© Kai Nakamura

Scope House / mA-style architects

mA-style architects received commissioned to start thinking about how building this venue. Landslide prevention area because of the site is below the cliff, building less land, so the architects with support from a surface of a wall and a thin building north of the main body of the infinite beauty amount. This volume trapezoid, the largest north-facing, to seize the the outside beautiful natural changes --- landscape, light, wind. Very simple and comfortable throughout the building space, keep the inside and outside of appropriate open...
© Optima DCHGlobal Inc.

Relic Rock Residences / Optima DCHGlobal Inc

Relic Rock by Optima DCHGlobal Inc., is a prototype for a sustainable, modular, prefabricated architectural building system designed to be adaptable to a range of different climates. The program was based on a sustainable building solution focused on the synergy of architecture, technology and construction methodology in accord with the regional desert environment of the site...
© Hervé Abbadie

Maison Escalier / Jacques Moussafir Architectes

Maison Escalier (Stairs House) imagined and realized by Paris-based architects Jacques Moussafir. Located at 22 rue Jacob, this house of 153 m2 steel structure opens onto a quiet courtyard and preserved. Fully glazed façade is dressed in a metallic second skin pattern plant that protects the privacy of the occupants and hints at the complexity of interior volumes...