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St Andrews Beach House / Sean Godsell Architects

St Andrew’s Beach on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula is unusual in that it is one of the few locations in Australia where construction is permitted right on the foreshore. Normally the coastline is protected as government owned land however in St Andrew’s there are buildings sited on the beach which face the Southern Ocean. Our site is elevated and exposed to magnificent ocean views and in winter, gale force winds...

Bay Residence / Stelle Architects

"I wanted a lot of wood elements," the client says. "I didn't want a cold, modern box."This waterfront property unfolds in a sequence of views, both revealed and concealed, a kind of Kabuki shadow play that starts at the driveway and snakes down the entire length of the five-acre lot...
7.4

Sorrento House / Robert Mills Architects

Sorrento House by Robert Mills Architects,This a contemporary Palladian villa that unashamedly takes its lead from the great seaside villas but adds an ultra-modernist twist. Sorrento showcases the core ingredients of modern Rob Mills design: a monochromatic palette of exposed concrete and honed basalt...
7.6

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"...
7.3

Txai House / Studio MK27

Txai House from Studio MK27 is a masterful example of fine architectural modernism, bringing a whole new meaning to the requisite; a room with a view. Situated a mere 13 metres above sea level, Overseeing the exquisite landscape of Itacaré, Brazil, the 7,000 square foot house offers an entirely unique experience, integrating the natural habitat of the great outdoors with spectacularly modern interior design...
7.2

Dune House / JVA Jarmund Vigsnæs Architects

The Dune House lies just to the south of the picturesque village of Thorpeness in Suffolk, on an idyllic spot on the very edge of the sea, nestled among rolling dunes. You can walk out from the living room directly onto the beach and enjoy extraordinary panoramic views over the sea from the terraces, bedrooms and bathrooms on the upper floor...

HOUSE H36 / MBA/S Matthias Bauer Associates

The house on the hillside exudes both openness and security. Monolithic of insulating concrete and glass he joins as beneficial special module in the context of the stock. Including the outdoor spaces and with views of the city creates a family house with spacious and flexible utility...

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...

Casa en Brione / Markus Wespi Jérôme de Meuron architects

This house is located in a prime urban area above Locarno, with an impressive view of the city, mountains and a lake.The project is a discrete response to a daily subject: to build in an urban area and chaotic. For this reason completely omitted all the attributes of a classic house...

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...

Earth House / Jolson

The Rammed Earth House is a 4 bedroom residence, with integrated pool and landscaped garden, largely inspired by its context — an elevated rural property of 97 acres in a rugged, coastal environment with sweeping views to the distant ocean. The design aims at unifying architecture, interior, landscape and furniture design, with consideration to site and context to ensure the house contributes to the rural characteristics of the area...
6.3

CZ House / SAMI Arquitectos

Portuguese design studio SAMI Arquitectos have designed the House CZ in São Roque do Pico, Ilha do Pico, Açores, on the hillside of a Portuguese island. Named CZ House, the stained wooden residence is composed of four rectangular volumes, connected at the centre by a glazed living room...
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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"...
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...
7.6

Laemsingh Villas / Bedmar & Shi

Laemsingh Villas by Bedmar & Shi, These five magnificent homes enjoy an exquisite hill-side location affording ocean panoramas from north to south and mesmerising views. A gated community of the most exclusive villas in Phuket, Thailand...
7.9

Shelter Island House / Stamberg Aferiat Architecture

Stamberg Aferiat Architecture conceived of a breathtaking, colorful island retreat nicknamed “Maison Plastique,” intended to reference Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona Pavilion. Setting out to build an utterly groundbreaking home on Shelter Island for the most discerning clients (themselves!) was no easy feat...

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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...