House for Trees By Vo Trong Nghia Architects-01-Hiroyuki Oki

House for Trees / Vo Trong Nghia Architects

House for Trees made up of five small linked blocks, aims to reconnect Ho Chi Minh City dwellers with nature. A new family residence by Vo Trong Nghia Architects in Vietnam’s capital city, The house not only gives up part of the surface of the lot to create a garden, going against the trend of maximising land use, but returns to the vegetation the space occupied by the footprint of the house with a green roof…

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IBA Soft House By Kennedy & Violich Architecture-01-Michael Moser

IBA Soft House / Kennedy & Violich Architecture

The Soft House, designed by Kennedy & Violich Architecture, uses its dynamic textile façade to harness sunlight in a versatile and smart way, while its solid wood construction makes it a model of sustainable construction. Each of its four family-friendly, three-storey units has its own garden. The terrace on the first upper floor offers residents views over the Kanukanal and the Island Park…

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Nannup Holiday House By Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects-01-Peter Bennetts

Nannup Holiday House / Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

The energy performance of all building materials and an aesthetic reference to site locality has informed the design of this Perth holiday house by Iredale Pederson Hook Architects. Nannup Residence incorporates a holistic approach to environmental sustainability that commences with the design of its access paths and concludes at the point of its long roof form…

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Villa Kogelhof By Paul de Ruiter Architects-17-Jeroen Musch

Villa Kogelhof / Paul de Ruiter Architects

Villa Kogelhof by Amsterdam-based Architect – Paul de Ruiter Architects, Balancing on little more than two slim concrete posts, Villa Kogelhof barely touches the landscape it sits in, a 25-hectare wild wonderland typical of this seaside region in the south-west of The Netherlands. ‘The house is designed to blend into the landscape,’ says architect Paul de Ruiter. ‘I wanted it to be non-intrusive, integrated in the panorama and sky…

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Pumpkin Ridge Passive House By Scott Edwards Architecture and Hammer & Hand-01-Hammer & Hand

Pumpkin Ridge Passive House / Scott Edwards Architecture and Hammer & Hand

Pumpkin Ridge Passive House, designed by Scott Edwards Architecture and built by Hammer & Hand, is one of six homes in the Pacific Northwest to be featured by Northwest ENERGY STAR® as a demonstration super-efficient home…

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Nishinoyama House By SANAA-Kazuyo Sejima & Associates-01-Iwan Baan

Nishinoyama House / SANAA – Kazuyo Sejima & Associates

The housing latest project from the Tokyo architect Kazuyo Sejima, the building contains 10 unique apartments unified by a gridded ground plan and a sequence of overlapping, pitched roofs…

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Tower House By Peter Gluck and Partners-02

Tower House / GLUCK+ (Peter Gluck and Partners)

A vacation house is turned on its side and its parts stacked up to access the view. The main living space is cantilevered above in the forest canopy—up in the trees…

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House on Mount Anville By Aughey O'Flaherty Architects-01-Marie-Louise Halpenny

House on Mount Anville / Aughey O’Flaherty Architects

The Dublin-based practice Aughey O’Flaherty Architects has replaced a 1970s bungalow with an ‘energy efficient’ home in Mount Anville on the outskirts of the Irish capital. Its beautiful combination of materials, use of sunlight, and for integrating ecological elements so seamlessly into such a contemporary design…

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OUTside IN House By Fernanda Vuilleumier Studio-01

OUTside IN House / Fernanda Vuilleumier Studio

Fernanda Vuilleumier Studio has designed the OUTside IN House in Chile. The design of Outside IN House consists in bringing the exterior materials to the interior. The materials carry ambivalent meanings of a vernacular form…

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