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Tiny – (less than 51 sqm):

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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...
7.2

Eyrie twin cabins / Cheshire Architects

Eyrie twin cabins on the Kaipara Harbour by Nat Cheshire of Cheshire Architects. The winner of HOME magazine's 2014 New Zealand Home of the Year award. Each have a footprint of just 29 square metres. These little buildings, with their air of thoughtful austerity, are among the few contemporary structures that can boast a genuine lineage to New Zealand’s bach heritage...
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...
7.2

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...
6.8

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...
7.8

Tree Snake Houses / Luís Rebelo de Andrade + Tiago Rebelo de Andrade

Tree Snake Houses was designed by the architects Luís Rebelo de Andrade and Tiago Rebelo de Andrade in partnership with the Modular System Company. The characteristic design associated with the slate and the woods at the base suggests a snake gliding between the trees. Like a wild animal in its natural habitat, the house suddenly appears in the visual field of the observer...

Big – (451 sqm – 650 sqm):

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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...

Sam’s Creek Residence / Bates Masi + Architects

The 6,500 square foot is occupied by a single family in Bridgehampton, New York. Designed by Bates Masi Architects, this home features mahogany board wrapped floors, ceilings, and the sides of the boxes. The mahogany located on the side of each box gives the occupants the privacy they may need from neighbors...

Clifftop House Maui / Dekleva Gregoric Arhitekti

Familiar with dense urban environments in Europe, the architects had a very different challenge in Maui. Their concept combines several “houses” under a common roof. The roof also serves as a folded wood deck and integrates the house with the landscape. Each separate “house” is a U-shaped volume with a bedroom and bath that each open to the ocean view...

La Canada Mid Century (Meyerhofer Residence) / Jamie Bush & Co.

This Bush Interiors project is a ground up 5,000 square foot glass, steel, redwood and stone modern house set in the foothills of La Canada Flintridge, California. The house was based on its mid century predecessor which was in poor condition and fell apart over time. The owners loved the original house so much that they spent six years creating an homage to the original but with major aesthetic and technological improvements...

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...

V4 House / Studio mk27 – Marcio Kogan

Brazil-base Archiects Studio mk27 - Marcio Kogan has create V4 House in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The contemporary house 600 sqm of residence V4, which took four years to built, consists of just one large living room with three open areas...

House in Ovar / Paula Santos Arquitectura

The House in Ovar, Portugal by architect Paula Santos, The Portuguese architect designs the house which develops in a continuum over the ground floor, its level and sloping surfaces creating surprising elevations...

NaCl House / David Jameson Architect

Architect David Jameson designed the NaCl house in Bethesda, Maryland. its rough, inexact form almost mirrors the structural integrity of the mineral sodium chloride (salt). The stark ambiguity of its outer skin exemplifies it as a single unit that reflects the amazing fluidity of its interior...

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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...