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HOUSE DESIGN

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Mirror Houses / Peter Pichler Architecture

The Mirror Houses are a pair of holiday homes, set in the marvellous surroundings of the South Tyrolean Dolomites, amidst a beautiful scenery of appletrees, just outside the city of Bolzano. They were designed by architect Peter Pichler. After 30 years in their farmhouse outside Bolzano, in northern Italy, and with their children grown up, Josef Ebner and Angela Sabine Staffler found themselves with surplus space and decided to convert part of the property for rent...
© Marc Lamkin
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The Pond House at Ten Oaks Farm / Holly & Smith Architects

The Pond House at Ten Oaks Farm is located on a large rural plot in Southeast Louisiana, USA. Created by Louisianan firm Holly & Smith Architects. Twenty years after he began with a master plan for the 16-acre former Sontheimer dairy farm, architect Michael Holly finally has his dream house. The Pond House at Ten Oaks Farm is an award-winning getaway retreat for Holly and wife, Denise, having recently won the Baton Rouge Chapter of the American Institute of Architects’ prestigious Gold Rose Award...
© Benjamin Benschneider
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Studhorse / Olson Kundig Architects

Studhorse designed by Olson Kundig Architects, The house is composed of four separate detached structures surrounding a central courtyard. Each structure is oriented toward different elements in the landscape, such as nearby Studhorse Ridge and Pearrygin Lake. The family room, kitchen and bar are grouped together in the main building...
© Peter Bennetts

Tower House / Andrew Maynard Architects

Tower House is anti-monolith. Tower House is a village externally and a home internally. The clients, S+P, and their twin sons asked for a home "for community, art and nature to come together". Andrew Maynard designed them a village. Inserted deftly into a suburban streetscape, the playful additions and alterations of the Tower House are a surprisingly comfortable and delightful fit...
© Janez Marolt
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Compact Karst House / Dekleva Gregoric Arhitekti

This small, compact stony house’s design suits the needs of the young family while also following contemporary technological principles and the tradition of these local, almost windowless structures. The proto-house concept is a monolithic mono-material volume inserted with two wooden proto-houses connected within the shared, open gallery...
© Simon Devitt
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Scrubby Bay House / Patterson Associates

Scrubby Bay House on Banks Peninsula, designed by Patterson Associates Architects. The Annandale farm setting and the architectural vernacular of this house belie its massive scale – the ceilings rise from 3.4 metres to 5.5m at the apex. Natural materials enhance therobust design – the exterior features cedar, while the interior is fully lined with macrocarpa timber...
© Sean Fennessy
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Planchonella House / Jesse Bennett Architect

Architect Jesse Bennett and his wife, interior designer Anne-Marie Campagnolo built a curvy treetop Planchonella house in Cairns, Australia, Designed with a simple idea in mind- to create a joyful space which enriches daily life. Set in tropical north Queensland, Planchonella House embraces the rainforest surrounds, allowing the aspect to take centre stage in the interior. The simplistic approach combined with colourful, natural furnishings creates an honest, raw dwelling...
© Robert Yu
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CCR1 Residence / Wernerfield

Wernerfield's CCR1 Residence is a lakeside retreat that resists the obvious. This residence is located on a beautiful wooded site on Cedar Creek Reservoir and is intended to provide an artful and low maintenance retreat that would blend in with the site. A slender floor plan design allowed for the buildings to be woven carefully through the dense forest of pine trees that were planted by the owner on the property as a child...
© FG+SG
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Tree Snake Houses / Luís Rebelo de Andrade + Tiago Rebelo de Andrade

Tree Snake Houses was designed by the architects Luís Rebelo de Andrade and Tiago Rebelo de Andrade in partnership with the Modular System Company. The characteristic design associated with the slate and the woods at the base suggests a snake gliding between the trees. Like a wild animal in its natural habitat, the house suddenly appears in the visual field of the observer...
© Andrew Lee

The Mill / WT Architecture

A mill conversion designed by WT Architecture, An old mill in the Borders has been converted into a stylish holiday home, retaining much historic character. Spaces are utilitarian and durable. The timber home slots into the existing structure, rising above the original wall head with a clerestory from which light spills down. The stepping of the building introduces half levels...
© Paal-André Schwital
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Plus House Larvik (ZEB Pilot House) / Snøhetta

The Plus House, Norway’s first Multi-Comfort House was inaugurated in September in Larvik. The construction of this boldly contemporary house, designed by the architect firm Snøhetta, is the initiative of two Building Distribution Sector brands: Optimera and Brødrene Dahl. They worked with ZEB (Norway’s Research Centre on Zero Emission Buildings),..
© Amos Morgan Photography
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Garage Cabin / Graypants

Seattle-based design studio Graypants transformed a detached garage on Vashon Island, off the coast of Tacoma, Wash. in Puget Sound, from a cluttered storage space into an airy waterfront retreat. In place of shingle-clad walls, the 420-square-foot structure now features a glazed envelope, with a bifold glass door that opens up the south façade...