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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...
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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...
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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...

Sorrento House / NMBW Architecture Studio

A HUMBLE beach house, the Sorrento House by NMBW Architecture Studio. Sorrento house celebrates the idea of the traditional Australian Beach holiday. A series of flexible and interconnected spaces, the house is a sensitive and deft response to environment and site...
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...
6.3

Seaview House / Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

The beach-front property contains three individual masses connected through translucent bridges that reflect the vernacular of the past and the possibilities of the future. This house, called Seaview House by Australian practice Jackson clements burrows architects, located in ittle beachside community of Old Barwon Heads, Victoria...

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...

Premaydena House / Misho + Associates

Premaydena House by Misho + Associates, Set in a breathtakingly beautiful Arcadian landscape of rolling farmland and forested hills with a sublime view of Norfolk Bay, this house is a subtle re-purposing and a thoroughly appropriate application of the Japanese aesthetic in a distinctly different climate and landscape using contemporary materials, notably steel...

Pierre Cardin’s Bubble House ‘Palais Bulles’ / Antti Lovag

A revolutionary house designed by the architect Antti Lovag, the Palais Bulles (Bubble House) is at the cutting edge of contemporary architecture. This unique house consisting of a collection of bubbles plunges visitors into a futuristic setting with an extravagant, festive atmosphere!..In designing this palace, Antti Lovag architect proposes a new form of appropriation of space. habitat builds now so natural curves in the environment. Finished corners and edges that bound so hard living spaces...

Pit House / UID Architects

Pit House from UID Architects and designer Keisuke Maeda. Built on a terraced mountain hill for a married couple and their small child, the structure offers northwardly views of the surrounding landscape and features an interior design meant to serve as an extension of the natural environment outside...

Sawmill House / Archier Studio

This is a house which gently encourages its inhabitants to be gregarious without robbing them of the joy of solitude. Its open plan and flexible nature enables internal spaces to be joined or separated by a series of operable walls. Internal and external boundaries are blurred as entire walls and roofs peel back to welcome sunlight, nature and the sky...
7.1

Syros House / Myrto Miliou Architects

Designed by Myrto Miliou architects, The house is located in Syros, a plot of 0.40 hectares overlooking the traditional village and the sea. The architectural approach forms a critical dialogue between modern architectural thought and morphological features of Greece, and particularly of Syros...
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azuris House / Renato D’Ettorre Architects

Sydney based Renato D'Ettorre Architects have created a slice of heaven on picturesque Hamilton Island.A series of connecting pavilions are positioned to harness views across the Coral Sea, with the material palette allowing the building to integrate with its surrounding bushlands...
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"...
8.2

Fogo Island Arts Studio & Residencies / Saunders Architecture

The Shorefast Foundation and the Fogo Island Arts Corporation has commissioned the Newfoundland-born, Norway-based architect Todd Saunders to design a series of six artists’ studios on various Fogo Island locations. The organization is committed to preserving the Islanders’ traditions and aims at rejuvenating the island through the arts and culture. Whose work is frequently site-specific to the North Atlantic and draws upon the region’s wood-building tradition...
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...

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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...
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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...
8.4

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...
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...
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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...
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...
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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...
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...