HOUSE DESIGN

© 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),..
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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...
© Nathan Rader

Haffenden House / PARA Project

Haffendon House, a white box punctured in irregular windows, by PARA Project. This 1,125-square-foot three-story building, which contains a garage, writing studio/library, and reading room at the top, is wrapped in a 1-millimeter-thick swath of white fabric made of silicone-impregnated fiberglass. While the fabric is adhered with silicone to most of the exterior, it is not attached to the glazing on the front facade...
© Ben Hosking
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Sawmill House / Archier Studio

This is a house which gently encourages its inhabitants to be gregarious without robbing them of the joy of solitude. Its open plan and flexible nature enables internal spaces to be joined or separated by a series of operable walls. Internal and external boundaries are blurred as entire walls and roofs peel back to welcome sunlight, nature and the sky...
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
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Txai House / Studio MK27

Txai House from Studio MK27 is a masterful example of fine architectural modernism, bringing a whole new meaning to the requisite; a room with a view. Situated a mere 13 metres above sea level, Overseeing the exquisite landscape of Itacaré, Brazil, the 7,000 square foot house offers an entirely unique experience, integrating the natural habitat of the great outdoors with spectacularly modern interior design...
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House in Sai Kung / Millimeter Interior Design Limited

THE SPLIT TRANSFORMATION One of the major shortcomings of split-level homes is that the layout often divides the home into several distinct “boxes” or areas that make it difficult to connect spaces together. As a result, the house becomes cramped and challenging to use effectively. The owner of a home in Sai Kung had a specific request of his interior designer; to create a living space that was "fascinating"...