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Wooden House


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...

Unfinished House / Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop

Japanese architects - Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop designed "Unfinished House" Situated in the small city of Kashiwa, as it's known, is also remarkably free of interior walls inside. This house was imagined as an adaptable space that the inhabitants design by living in it. The building is composed of four boxes each divided into two storeys and organized around a central space, angled to provide natural external views...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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),..

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...

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...

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"...

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...