Cabin Sjusjøen

Sjusjøen, Norway–  Aslak Haanshuus Arkitekter Built area:    133.0 m2 Year built:    2017 Cabin Sjusjøen stands on a sloping plot of land in an area popular for cross-country skiing. The house was designed to work as close to the topography as possible. It consists of five various levels, with roofs and floors following the normal […]

Stacey-Turley Residence

Ottawa, Canada –  Kariouk Year built:    2013 Photographs: Christian Lalonde Is it possible to build a home that’s open, spacious, bright, and only 7.3 meters wide? Seeing the Stacey-Turley Residence in Ottawa, Canada, the answer is a resounding yes. The width of the home was limited because of strict zoning restrictions. This resulted to a home […]

Selestranda House

Time, Norway –  bark arkitekter Built area:    88.0 m2 Year built:    2016 Photographs: Lise Bjelland Selestranda House is a 50-year old cottage renovated to meet the needs of the modern times. The challenge for the architects was on how to balance between old architecture and the new. It has single pitched, gabled roof that […]

Hus Nilsson

Söderhamn, Sweden –  Tina Bergman Architect Built area:    128.0 m2 Year built:    2017 Photographs: Peter Guthrie Hus Nilsson stands on a sloping site conveniently located in between the Baltic Sea and the forest. It replaces an old cabin that was built in 1950 which wasn’t really meant for long-term use. The owners wanted something permanent […]

Core 9

Cape Paterson, Australia –  Beaumont Concepts Built area:    131.0 m2 Year built:    2018 Photographs: Warren Reed, Leo Edwards CORE is actually an acronym which stands for carbon positive, zero waste, recyclability, and economics. Core 9 was designed as a compact, low maintenance, and stylish home that suits the Australian climate. The home is eco-friendly as it […]

Armadale House

Melbourne, Australia –  Robson Rak Architects, Made By Cohen Built area:    150.0 m2 Year built:    2013 Photographs: Shannon McGrath Armadale House is a renovation project on a small, dark, and old Victorian house. Today, there exists an open-plan kitchen, spacious living area, and connecting courtyard. The end result is a house that is stylish, bright, […]

North Fork Bay House

Laurel, United States –  Resolution: 4 Architecture Built area:    153.2 m2 Year built:    2015 North Fork Bay House is a prefabricated beach house that stands on top of steel stilts. The structure was lifted off the ground because the homeowners were concerned of potential flooding. The area below the house now serves as parking, […]

Home for Life

Lystrup, Denmark –  AART Architects Built area:    200.0 m2 Year built:    2008 Home for Life is a residential structure that has net zero carbon footprint. It actively makes use of solar energy by producing solar heat and electricity. Combining form and function, the idea behind this architectural piece is something that greatly benefits the environment. […]

One Year Project

Inawashiro, Japan –  Life Style Koubou Built area:    52.0 m2 Year built:    2016 Photographs: Ryoo, In Keun This one-of-a-kind vacation home sits at the foot of the snowy Mount Bandai in Fukushima, Japan. It is composed of two separate structures that stand on stilts, connected by a bridge. The purpose of the stilts is to protect […]

Plants That Repel Mosquitoes

Mosquito-Repelling Plants

Mosquitoes are not simply irritating biting insects — they’re also carriers of numerous life-threatening diseases such as Malaria, West Nile Virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, and Dengue fever. Like it or not, mozzies are always going to be around as they can breed in the smallest of containers and puddles. Personal repellents are good but the best solution is […]

Solar food dehydrator

DIY Solar Food Dehydrator

Drying is a form of food preservation because by getting rid of moisture, you prevent bacteria from ruining your fruits and vegetables. It’s a great snack idea as well, especially for the kids! But electric dehydrators can be too energy-consuming as they run all day long. If you live in a tropical area or where […]

Loba House

Tome, Chile –  Pezo von Ellrichshausen Built area:    70.0 m2 Year built:    2017 Photographs: Pezo von Ellrichshausen Loba House isn’t something you’d normally see on top of a cliff. It is a tall, narrow residential structure with breath-taking views of the sea. As if that’s not enough, it also has direct views of a […]

Awesome aquarium and fish pond ideas for your backyard

Having a pond or aquarium in your backyard doesn’t have to be an expensive project. Glass aquariums are pricey, require constant maintenance, and are not always attractive especially outdoors. Well, there are other options that are just as visually attractive if not more at a fraction of the price of the conventional aquariums. You can […]

Photos Of Geometrical Plants For People Who Love Symmetry

Geometrical Plants

If you take the time to know more about nature, you’ll be amazed with the many wonders it offers — and this is just one of them. There are plants that double as home decors because of their beauty. One look and you’ll immediately know why. These plants would definitely have you gazing in awe with […]

Bookshelf House

Yokohama, Japan –  Shinsuke Fujii Architects Built area:    86.16 m2 Year built:    2014 Photographs: Tsukui Teruaki Bookshelf House’s design has smartly combined form with function. A diagonal wall in one side of the house was transformed into a bookshelf. Because it is inclined, a ladder is no longer needed to reach the top portion – […]

Expandable House

Batam, Indonesia –  Urban Rural Systems Built area:    36.0 m2 Year built:    2018 Photographs: Dio Guna Putra Expandable House is a residential structure that’s small in size but big in benefits. It’s a project aimed at providing sustainable and affordable housing to low income families. This was part of the answer to the growing housing […]

CCC House

Caniço, Portugal –  Mayer & Selders Built area:    180.0 m2 Year built:    2017 Photographs: Dirk Mayer CCC House is an old Madeiran house that underwent renovation but has still retained its traditional design. Today, despite the modernized facelift, it symbolizes the harmonious relationship between the old and the new. An extension was added to the […]

Brick House

Annandale, Australia –  Bastian Architecture Built area:    79.0 m2 Year built:    2015 Photographs: Justin Aaron Brick House is a renovation and extension project of an old worker’s cottage. The old wall was made out of bricks. Because of this, the architects decided to use the same material throughout the house. The bricks used in the project […]