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Cape Russell Retreat / Sanders Pace Architecture

This off-the-grid lakeside pavilion located in rural East Tennessee begins with a lightweight steel frame shop fitted with tabs to allow for the attachment of framing members. A secondary skin of 2x4 vertical cedar boards backed with insect screen allows for cross ventilation, its staggered blocking pattern camouflaging the structure within its densely wooded setting...
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...
6.8

Cabin 2 / Maddison Architects

Cabin 2 By Maddison Architects, Extending an existing 1960s log cabin, the new architecture is informed by and embedded into the landscape via the folding roof that reiterates the topography. This acts as a new type of landform continuous of the prevailing wind forces shaping the surrounding contorted Moonah trees, while the internal volume directly references the roof...

Calling A Plan A Map / ON design partners

A group of 22 independent huts, many on light metal stilts, form a deconstructed home in Calling a Plan a Map by ON design partners. Located south of Tokyo, the house floor plan is viewed as a map that can be added to, or modified, over time. A permanent two-story structure houses the kitchen and living room, all the other parts can be moved, rearranged like furniture in a room...
7.8

Blooming Bamboo home / H&P Architects

The bamboo house project called “Blooming Bamboo Home", which can survive natural disasters in Vietnam, was designed by H&P Architects. As one of the top three countries most vulnerable to natural disasters, living with floods is a difficult reality for many in Vietnam. Aiming to create a structure that can survive floodwaters...
7.1

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...
6.7

Hansha Reflection House / Studio SKLIM

Hansha Reflection House by Studio SKLIM is a two-storey detached family home with a courtyard and roof deck situated at the entrance of Misakimizube Koen. Fronting a lake and flanked by Sakura trees, the house totals 124 square metres. It is arranged with the living space upstairs with a large window looking out to the street, perfect for keeping an eye on your fellow suburban neighbours...
6.7

House Hafner / Hornung and Jacobi Architecture

House Hafner in Germany, This beautiful and unusual project is designed by Hornung and Jacobi Architecture. This exclusively designed residential property is situated at the end of a cul-de-sac, next to a forest in a rural area in southern Germany. It provides a high level of privacy as it is protected from prying eyes by the woods and the valley. As a result, the design of the building is very open...

Shakin’ Stevens House / Matt Gibson Architecture + Design

Shakin’ Stevens House designed by Matt Gibson Architecture + Design. A renovated residence in Melbourne’s Richmond called Shakin’ Stevens was the winner in the Single Residential Interior category. Matt Gibson Architecture + Design’s project uses green elements throughout the interior to provide a “dramatic and clear solution...
7.2

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...

K House / ARM – Ashton Raggatt McDougall

Beginning with the letter ‘K’ was not entirely arbitrary as our client’s family name begins with the letter, and we had tried exploring writing and letters before, and also the space between letters as negative objects...
6.8

X-House / Cadaval & Solà-Morales

The X-House sits atop a steep hill in Cabrils, Barcelona, with impressive views over a valley. Fashioned in the shape of its namesake, albeit in giant concrete form, the house is the handiwork of young Mexico City and Barcelona-based architects, Cadaval & Sola-Morales, known for bold, formal gestures and modern lines...

Hex House-A Rapidly Deployable Dignified Home / AFS-Architects For Society

AFS-Architects For Society designs building solutions that target these populations, and their Hex House is a brilliant affordable shelter that can be rapidly deployed to provide a dignified, comfortable space that feels anything but temporary. The hexagonal shape of the shelter was chosen for its inherent structural stability plus it also allows for a greater degree of modularity than would be the case with fewer sides...

House in Rokko / Tato architects

House in Rokko is a minimal home located in Kobe, Japan, designed by Tato Architects. The two-storey steel structure sits atop a flattened slope with a concrete foundation. The ground level is completely enclosed by glass, while the upper floor is fitted with metal panelling...

Relic Rock Residences / Optima DCHGlobal Inc

Relic Rock by Optima DCHGlobal Inc., is a prototype for a sustainable, modular, prefabricated architectural building system designed to be adaptable to a range of different climates. The program was based on a sustainable building solution focused on the synergy of architecture, technology and construction methodology in accord with the regional desert environment of the site...

Garoza House 10.1 / Herreros Arquitectos

Spanish architects Herreros Arquitectos have completed phase one of what Avi Friedman called a Grow Home, which he defined as "a quality product that allows both the perimeter and interior of a house to be expanded and changed to fit the space needs and budget of its owners. Frills are extra." It is a prefab built with simple, cheap materials, inside and out...

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Garrison Residence / Patrick Tighe Architecture

Garrison Residence by Patrick Tighe Architecture, The 3,500 sq. ft. home is located in Redondo Beach, one block from the Pacific Ocean. The simple massing is accentuated by articulated openings, situated and designed to frame views of the surrounding mountains and ocean. The geometry used to create the system of apertures continues throughout the interior. Surfaces of pattern and openings define zones of circulation and living spaces...

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8.2

Jungle House (Casa na Mata) / Studio MK27

Jungle House (Casa na Mata) by Marcio Kogan’s Studio MK27, with Samanta Cafardo and Diana Radomysler. Jungle House features a rooftop infinity pool with views over a Brazilian rainforest. The House blends nature and contemporary architecture beautifully. To take full advantage of the scenic landscape, the architects placed the primary living spaces alongside the pool on the building's uppermost floor...
8.1

Tin House / Henning Stummel Architects

Tin House, The 216m² home of architect Henning Stummel in Hammersmith & Fulham, a compound of huts in an orange-red seamed metal finish set around a courtyard, that open up inside into one house. A house has been separated into its constituent components; each room is a pavilion topped with a trapezoid rooflight. The rooms are used to create a composition that addresses the irregularities of the site and resolves the lack of privacy. The resulting top lit spaces respond to the changing moods of the day...
7.9

Landscape House / Mabire-Reich Architectes

House extension in Nantes, France. The extension was designed by Marie-Hélène Reich and Antoine Mabire as an addition to their own home, which had become too small for their growing family. The new structure features successive terraces connected by ramps which form an itinerary that opens to a patio...
7.7

Oak Pass Main House / Walker Workshop

This 8,000-square-foot house in Beverly Hills, California, does not appear to be nearly as large as its size indicates. This stems from the fact architect Noah Walker and his design-build Walker Workshop placed two-thirds of the house below-grade, in order to protect trees on the site and reduce the scale of the house, all the while maintaining views of its surroundings...
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...
7.2

Nev House / Ken McBryde + Nev Hyman

Ken McBryde + Nev Hyman, An Australian duo has created a series of cyclone-resistant prefabricated shelters named Nev House. This is a low cost rapid deployment solution that has the potential to significantly impact economic, social and environmental issues in any country. A home made from recycled materials that goes up in just a few days...
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...
8.1

Covert House / DSDHA

The home of architects Deborah Saunt and David Hills of DSDHA, Set out to design their family home as a testbed for their ideas on sustainability. Their experiments, carried out under restrictive Conservation Area planning conditions, resulted in an unorthodox, semi-underground house that challenges what it means to design a contemporary domestic space close to the city centre...
7.8

Termitary House / Tropical Space

The Termitary House is the renovation of a two-storey home. Vietnamese architects, Tropical Space, refurbished an old house and added a perforated grille of brickwork to an existing concrete slab structure, it is built of solid brick only, which meets the extreme climatic conditions of this region. The building is constructed to use the small available space as best and economically as possible...