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7.9

‘Naust paa Aure’ Boathouse / TYIN tegnestue Architects

This beautifully simple boathouse in the remote Aure Kommune region is the work of local Norwegian architects TYIN tegnestue. Commissioned to replace an outdated and broken-down boathouse, the design studio embarked on a mission to reuse as much physical material from the existing building as possible...

HUS-1 / Torsten Ottesjö Architect

Hus-1 is a small house designed and built by Torsten Ottesjö. The building was constructed on site. The idea is a dwelling as personification. The dwelling features convex walls which seam together with the floor creating both a sense of airiness and a naturally curved seating space along the sides of the interior...
7.6

House D / Panorama Arquitectos + WMR Arquitectos

Collaborated by Chilean practice Panorama and WMR, House D is a 9x9-meter volume containing another box set at a diagonal, creating two stories. Clad with white wooden panels, the house is perforated with openings of different sizes, forming terraces sheltered from the wind and giving panoramic views of the ocean in different directions...
6.4

Martinho House / Bonnard Woeffray Architectes

The dwelling is located in Les Neyres, a hamlet situated on the slopes above Monthey where the vineyards stop and the chestnut woods start — a situation that is neither plane nor mountain. That said, the planning requirements dictate an alpine vernacular in an area zoned for chalet-style building...
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...
6.6

Hut on Sleds / Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects

Hut on sleds by architects Crosson Clarke Carnachan can be towed off the beach and out of harm’s way. Located within a designated erosion zone on the Coromandel Peninsula, the house was designed as a mobile structure to satisfy a planning condition requiring that all buildings in the area be removable...
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...
6.8

House on Cliffside (Casa del Acantilado) / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

The study of Valencian Fran Silvestre recently completed one of the most amazing projects in architecture refers residential. This is the Cliff House, a stunning detached house situated in Altea (Alicante) that seems to be suspended in the air while hovering suggestively the Mediterranean Sea...
6.5

Scope House / mA-style architects

mA-style architects received commissioned to start thinking about how building this venue. Landslide prevention area because of the site is below the cliff, building less land, so the architects with support from a surface of a wall and a thin building north of the main body of the infinite beauty amount. This volume trapezoid, the largest north-facing, to seize the the outside beautiful natural changes --- landscape, light, wind. Very simple and comfortable throughout the building space, keep the inside and outside of appropriate open...
7.8

Villa F / Hornung and Jacobi Architecture

On the coast of Rhodes, Greece is located adjacent to a winding road this magnificent Villa F by the German architects Hornung and Jacobi. The architects have realized the house behind an existing stone wall, adjacent to a winding road with directly behind the Mediterranean coast. The house has a form of a bent rectangular prism facing the sea with open-plan living, lots of space and natural light...
6.8

JLI House (Nest House) / MCP Arquitectura

A project to affirm concepts: A perimeter full of content, indoor/outdoor character of spaces, plasticity of the structure as composite material, definition of areas and uses through flexible technical nodes, and the idea of a deep and solid façade that changes with the quality of the material...

Torus House / N Maeda Atelier

See-through walls of glass and perforated steel at this house in Saitama, Japan, by architecture studio N Maeda Atelier. "The upper unit presents a sharp contrast to the open, transparent lower layer, with its weighty, massive appearance almost like a heavily-armed tank defending the rather indoorsy life of the client's family," says N Maeda Atelier...

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...

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...

Moose Road Residence / SFOSL Architects

San Francisco-based architects SFOSL delivers projects 'Moose Road Residence' that are grounded in Scandinavian straightforwardness combined with the innovation and creativity inherent in Northern California. SFOSL operates with the conceptual approach that “The question is the answer”. Within each challenge is a simple solution, and each project strives to produce a simple answer to complex challenges...

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7.8

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...

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7.1

Newberg Residence / Cutler Anderson Architects

Cutler Anderson Architect has designed a single-family residence in Newberg, OR that embraces nature by taking advantage of its beautiful surroundings. The residence, engineered by MBE, utilizes Corten steel moment frames to achieve the open front of the house that meets the pond. General Contractor R+H from their Bend, Oregon office...
8.3

Konieczny’s Ark / KWK Promes

Konieczny’s Ark is an unusual, one-storey house built in Brenna near Cieszyn (southern Poland) on one of the steep slopes of the Beskid Mountains. It is made of concrete and heavily glazed. Its simplicity is contradicted by the innovative structure on which the building rests. Due to the steepness of the slope, designers from Konieczny’s KWK Promes design studio decided to treat the house like a bridge, allowing rainwater to flow harmlessly underneath...
8.4

K Valley House / Herbst Architects

K Valley House, Designed by husband-and-wife team Lance and Nicola Herbst of Auckland-based Herbst Architects, includes recycled elements such as corrugated iron and timber. Both of these houses are inspired by the shapes and materials of traditional rural buildings, sited in countryside near Thames. The house acts as a place of retreat for its clients...
8.1

Tree House Unit at Camp Graham / Weinstein Friedlein Architects

Tree House Unit at Camp Graham of Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines is a new tree house project at its resident camp on Kerr Lake in Vance County. In September 2012, as part of a multi-year property development plan, Girl Scouts – North Carolina selected a tree house unit concept and site plan developed by Weinstein Friedlein Architects...
6.8

Greja House / Park + Associates

The private house designed by Park + Associates in Singapore clearly differenciates itself from its neighbours. The design opens up the spaces to connect and communicate with one another across multiple directions, creating an expanded network of connections that increases the opportunities for familial interactions...
6.4

R-Torso-C House / Atelier Tekuto

R-Torso-C is a minimalist residence located in Tokyo, Japan, designed by Atelier Tekuto. A house built using a new type of environmentally friendly concrete called SHIRASU concrete. SHIRASU is the deposit of pyroclastic flow of volcanic ash found widely in Kagoshima Prefecture. The external form is the result of a process of pruning off the corners from a regular rectangular volume at an angle facing the sky...
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...
8.3

Murphy House / Richard Murphy Architects

Murphy House is a contemporary house within the World Heritage Site of Edinburgh New Town. Designed by Richard Murphy for his own use. Location The house occupies a modest floor area, approximately half of a garden in the open space between the back of houses on Forth Street and the gable end of houses on Hart St...
8.4

Project Zero / BVN Architecture

Project Zero is the first single dwelling to receive EnviroDevelopment certification. Located in the innercity Brisbane suburb of Alderley, Project Zero shows the journey of a young family and a small construction business in their attempt to renovate a classic post-war house into a fully sustainable and functional home, and importantly, do their small part for the environment...