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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...
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Villa Valtanen / Arkkitehtitoimisto Louekari

Hirsiset cabin Villa Valtanen is designed to Lapland´s fell landscape and was choosen the Log House of The Year 2012 in Finland. Villa Valtanen is designed by Oulu based architect (SAFA) Lauri Louekari and it is hidden in the wilderness of Lapland´s fell landscape. The building is divided in separate cabin, sauna and wood shed, joined by terrace...

Mountain Hill Cabin / Fantastic Norway Architects

The project is a winter cabin to be built in a highly restricted area in the mountain landscape of Ål in Norway. The cabin is designed as a landscape element that leads wind and snow around and over the building...

Freya’s Cabin and Robin’s Hut / Studio Weave

Freya's Cabin and Robin’s Hut are two of a pair of small buildings located on opposite sides of the Kielder Water along the Lakeside Way. The two buildings, are linked by the story of Freya & Robin, which tells a tale of the two characters who live by the lake and their efforts to meet up. Freya’s Cabin is a beautiful golden structure balanced in long golden stems and carved on the inside like a forest...

In Between House / Koji Tsutsui & Associates

The client chose a sloped site surrounded by Japanese larch trees in a mountainous region of Karuizawa, Japan, (an hour commute away from Tokyo on a bullet train) as the ideal location for their home...

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...

Element House / Rintala Eggertsson Architects

This architectural structure, situated in a river valley marking an edge of a forest park and the Seoul metropolitan area, is made to offer a shelter and an experience for all senses to the people on their way to nature or returning back to city...
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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...
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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...
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Nakahouse / XTEN Architecture

Nakahouse is an abstract remodel of a 1960's hillside home located on a West facing ridge in the Hollywood Hills, just below the Hollywood sign. To the South and West are views of the Beechwood Canyon; to the East is a protected natural ravine, with a view of Griffith Park Observatory in the distance...

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...

Freya’s Cabin and Robin’s Hut / Studio Weave

Freya's Cabin and Robin’s Hut are two of a pair of small buildings located on opposite sides of the Kielder Water along the Lakeside Way. The two buildings, are linked by the story of Freya & Robin, which tells a tale of the two characters who live by the lake and their efforts to meet up. Freya’s Cabin is a beautiful golden structure balanced in long golden stems and carved on the inside like a forest...

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...

The Miller Porch House / lake – flato architects

The Lake|Flato Porch House presents a new way of thinking, designing and building for our residential clients. Based on a library of factory-constructed, modular living and sleeping rooms, the Porch House concept enables a design-conscious owner to have a custom, site-specific, and LEED certified Lake|Flato house with a predictable outcome of quality, time, and cost...

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Flip House / Fougeron Architecture

Anne Fougeron and her firm in San Francisco. Their Flip House reconfigures a townhouse in their home city to reconnect it to its urban and natural context. Like many houses in San Francisco , the house had to deal with various problems on the ground with its sloping topography and solar orientation. The architects have reformulated the rear of the house with its main facade with faceted glass wall custom ... Divided into three vertical panels that grow inside and out, this dynamic prism brings light and animation and spectacular views in every communal space...

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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...
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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...
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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...
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Indigo Slam / Smart Design Studio

Indigo Slam, the home of White Rabbit Gallery owner and philanthropist Judith Neilson. Designed by Smart Design Studio, the brief was to build “the best house in the world” that will “last 100 years”. The style is minimalist, built using mainly concrete, steel, glass, marble and loose bricks — materials that were selected for their wearing properties and pay homage to the home’s inner city warehouse past...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...