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Tiny – (less than 51 sqm):

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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...
6.9

Tree Top Studio / Max Pritchard Architect

The architect Max Pritchard created a personal studio for his practice in Australia with an interesting timber structure. The two-level timber tower is a mere four metres in diameter, but it serves its purpose well. Nestled in amongst the treetops it is accessible from the house by a timber walkway and is striking for its rationalised simplicity and bold sculptural form...
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...
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...
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...

Big – (451 sqm – 650 sqm):

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Villa Solaire Restructuring / JKA Architecture + FUGA

JKA Architecture + FUGA have redesigned a historical farmhouse. The project is located in Morzine, in the historic district of La Plagne Foot. It is a conversion of an old farmhouse villa rental luxury. The existing farmhouse dates from 1840 and is pelletized by the municipality as representing an ownership interest of traditional architecture...

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...

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...

Punta House / Studio mk27 – Marcio Kogan

The Punta House was designed by Brazilian architecture studio MK27 - Marcio Kogan, and is located in Punta Del Este, Uruguay. It is a simple one-level house concept overviewing a reservoir in the countryside with a project area of 465sqm (5,000sqf)...

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...

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...

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...

Rocas House / Studio MK27 + 57STUDIO

Rocas House by Studio MK27 and 57 Studio is Chile’s Valparaíso Region. Sitting on a stony hillside that gently slopes into the sea, the house is built in tiers to make the most of the coastal views. Sitting on a stony hillside that gently slopes into the sea, the house has been fashioned by lead architect Marcio Kogan into a drawer-like design that renders it into horizontal boxes and trays that “slide” into the hillside, creating multiple levels from which the magnificent view can be taken in...

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