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Holiday House

7.9

Weekend House at Sildegarnsholmen / Knut Hjeltnes Arkitekter

Weekend House at Sildegarnsholmen by Knut Hjeltnes Arkitekter, Buliding in the coastal zone in Norway is challenging in general, but in this case it was made even more complicated by the architectural double coding: the new building replaces an old warehouse that was washed ashore in a storm in 1992, but it also has to work as a modern weekend house with all modern comforts...... Read More...
7.3

Croft House / James Stockwell Architect

Croft House by James Stockwell Architects is a small holiday house that clings to the wind swept South Coast of Victoria Australia. Designed in response to the natural forces surrounding its coastal location. It uses the harmonic sine curve geometry to form a protective shape that is in turn sculpted for views, so at once protective, shield like and open and embracing...... Read More...
8.1

Shokan House / Jay Bargmann

Jay Bargmann of Rafael Viñoly Architects has designed a house for his family in the Catskill Mountains Forest Preserve, New York. The house stands just below a mountain summit, at the edge of the Ashokan reservoir, The project relies on this wild landscape to offer a dwelling which mimics the environment, becoming part of the surrounding views and the nature (water, trees...) Steel, glass, concrete, ceramic and wood are left exposed and unadorned throughout the building...... Read More...
7.5

House Lagnö / Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

Situated on the sloped Baltic coast, Summerhouse Lagnö by Stockholm-based firm Tham & Videgård Arkitekter rests on a rectangular plot between forest and sea. Unlike the area’s wood cottages, the architects constructed two rectilinear, multi-gabled volumes of poured-in-place concrete, joined together by a glazed pavilion...... Read More...
8.1

Casa Caldera / DUST

The Casa Caldera was designed by the DUST architects. The tiny house known as Casa Caldera doesn’t provide the easy escape of a typical vacation getaway. This 1,060-square-foot, off-the-grid retreat does deliver are stunning views. It is located just a couple of miles North of the United States-Mexico border and is almost completely hidden from view...... Read More...
7.8

Elizabeth II / Bates Masi + Architects

Sag Harbor-based studio Bates Masi + Architects defy the conventions of modern design, through placing acoustically tuned ‘sprung cedar boards’, that ensure residents can hold parties without disturbing their neighbours, at the forefront of the design. The Elizabeth II House is situated in Amagansett, a hamlet on the southern shore of Long Island. The location of the house, in the heart of a bustling resort town, became the focus of the design...... Read More...
7.8

Hiža cottage / PROARH

Hiža is a cottage designed by Zagreb-based Proarh Studio. The objective of the project was a contemporary reinterpretation of traditional cottage architecture from the region Zagorje, Croatia. The hardest part was finding the craftsmen who could lay down the straw roof and the straw facade in a traditional way but with up-to-date details, like the crossing from the roof to the vertical facade...... Read More...
6.8

Maison Lac Jasper / Architecturama

In Chertsey, Canada, Maison Lac Jasper by Architecturama, a modern haven reclines into its woodland setting. Only many or family, the desired state of mind by the owners was relaxed and friendly, close to the idea of ​​the chalet, but imbued with a certain refinement, particularly in relations between spaces and between people. The intention was to build this architecture, lively and enthusiastic, which appeals to the senses...... Read More...
7.2

Eyrie twin cabins / Cheshire Architects

Eyrie twin cabins on the Kaipara Harbour by Nat Cheshire of Cheshire Architects. The winner of HOME magazine's 2014 New Zealand Home of the Year award. Each have a footprint of just 29 square metres. These little buildings, with their air of thoughtful austerity, are among the few contemporary structures that can boast a genuine lineage to New Zealand’s bach heritage...... Read More...
6.8

Flint House / Skene Catling de la Peña

Flint House, at Waddesdon in Buckinghamshire, designed and realised by Skene Catling de la Peña, architects. This mineral and poetic work inspired by the geology of the site is, An example of an innovative piece of architecture that suggests a typology for the one-off house that is not an object in the landscape but is of the landscape...... Read More...
7.2

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...... Read More...
7.9

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...... Read More...