© Peter Whyte

Premaydena House / Misho + Associates

Premaydena House by Misho + Associates, Set in a breathtakingly beautiful Arcadian landscape of rolling farmland and forested hills with a sublime view of Norfolk Bay, this house is a subtle re-purposing and a thoroughly appropriate application of the Japanese aesthetic in a distinctly different climate and landscape using contemporary materials, notably steel...
© Sharyn Cairns

Kerferd House / Whiting Architects

The Kerferd House is a back-to-basics project by Melbourne-based Architects Whiting Architects, extremely considerably like a child’s drawing of a home: rectangular-shape, pitched-roof, higher-window, featuring major-types and easy-geometry. The interior plays on primal themes of comfort and nesting, with texture and warmth foremost. Archetypal primary forms enable us to relate on a subconscious level putting us at ease instantly...
© Jack Hobhouse

A House for Essex / FAT Architecture and Grayson Perry

The development of a twobedroom guesthouse on the site of an existing derelict farmhouse near the Stour Estuary in Essex. It was designed by the London-based FAT Architecture practice with Britain’s best-loved cross-dresser, Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry, as a holiday rental for the Living Architecture company, the idea of Alain de Botton...

Sharma Springs / IBUKU

A six-level, four-bedroom home overlooking the Ayung river valley, it's got an area of 750sqm and is built almost entirely of bamboo. The stunning bamboo homes built by Elora Hardy and her team in Bali twist, curve and surprise at every turn. They defy convention because the bamboo itself is so enigmatic. No two poles of bamboo are alike, so every home, bridge and bathroom is exquisitely unique...
© Fernando Guerra / FG+SG

Sambade House / spaceworkers

Sambade House was designed by local firm Spaceworkers, Located in the countryside near penafiel, portugal, the residence takes the form of an elongated concrete bar, which opens fully on its downhill facing elevation to take advantage of expansive views of the distant landscape...
© José Hevia


Luz House, a single-family house born from the transformation of an existing structure in the Spanish town of Cilleros. Luz House transforms the existing house of Mrs. Luz Almeida in order to maximize natural light and provide an outdoor space. The architects used the low budget and physically tight constraints of the project to their advantage, empyting the interior of the house, arranging the new house around a central courtyard, and leaving the stone façades and rammed-earth party walls...
© Filip Dujardin

Dune House Terschelling / Marc Koehler architects

A home that fits in with the dune landscape on Terschelling island in The Netherlands. designed by Marc Koehler Architects, "The design is based on a walk through the dune landscape, where you alternately encounter closed and open spaces at different levels." He has translated that experience into a large open space, divided into a dozen split levels that spiral around the central fireplace. The roof and façade have been given the same wooden look that matches the color of the dunes. "Dune House is a wooden diamond"...
© Florian Holzherr

Element House / MOS Architects

Element House was designed by Hilary Sample and Michael Meredith of New York–based MOS Architects and is uniquely suited to its off-the-grid location in New Mexico's Chihuahuan Desert. The homes would be completely "off the grid," operating independently of traditional utility services. The pre-fabricated modules, limited to a footprint of 1500 square feet maximum, would follow strict LEED design criteria...
© Peter Bennetts

HOUSE house / Andrew Maynard Architects

HOUSE House by Andrew Maynard Architects has linked two terraced homes in the Richmond suburb of Melbourne, Australia, by adding a periscope-shaped extension with a special area for two generations of the same family who live next door to each other. The red cedar-clad extension sits at 90 degrees to the original Victorian terrace and includes a house-shaped graphic at street level to encourage graffiti artists to leave the timber alone...