V|M House

El Totoral, Chile – WINTERI Arquitectura Built Area: 156.0 m2Year Built: 2016Photographs:  Sofía Mezzano V|M House is a house on stilts, overlooking the waters of Lake Llanquihue just outside the grassy slope. It was designed as a tranquil escape for the homeowners where they can relax and meditate. The house is surrounded by lush greenery […]

Barnhouse Werkhoven

Werkhoven, The Netherlands – RVArchitecture Built Area: 180.0 m2 Year Built: 2019 Photographs: René de Wit Most rustic-style houses are made of natural stone walls and wooden beams. This is the traditional design. For Barnhouse Werkhoven, the architects opted to go the different route. Despite its barn-like character, the design was complemented with bold, creative touches. […]

Small House

Meguro, Japan – Unemori Architects Built Area: 67.0 m2Year Built: 2010Photographs: Ken Sasajima This narrow timber house is a reflection of the typical minimalist-themed Japanese architecture. It may be basic and simple yet it’s highly functional. Timber boards cover the whole exterior while paper-thin shutters clad large windows. The size of the windows adds an interesting visual […]

Casa Flotante

Ciudad de México, Mexico – Talleresque Built Area: 87.0 m2 Year Built: 2016 Photographs: Studio Chirika Casa Flotante, or Floating House, is a three-story structure that appears suspended in air but is actually anchored to the floor. It looks as if it’s floating like a lantern, radiating light through the forest. The house stands on nine […]

Pavilion Between Trees

Balnarring, Australia – Branch Studio Architects Built Area: 85.0 m2Year Built: 2017Photographs: Peter Clarke Just the name itself – Pavilion Between Trees – is an invitation for relaxation. This modernist-inspired countryside sanctuary is a semi-detached pavilion that thoughtfully responds to its surroundings. The trees present in the area exerted a great influence in its design. This […]

REPII House

Canelones, Uruguay – VivoTripodi Built Area: 96.0 m2 Year Built: 2018 Photographs: Marcos Guiponi The REPII House is actually a modular housing project that’s considered as a stand-alone unit. It can be used as a guest house, a studio, an office space, or for any other purpose. It’s an “additional” unit to an already existing space without […]

Monte House

Mexico – TACO taller de arquitectura contextual Built Area: 42.0 m2 Year Built: 2019 Photographs: Leo Espinosa Monte House is a holiday home located in a remote area in southeast Mexico. It’s a tiny home, just 42 square meters.  Surrounded by nothing but tall trees, the house ensures the privacy of its owners. In a […]

House in Hokusetsu

Osaka, Japan – Tato Architects Built Area: 150.0 m2 Year Built: 2015 Photographs: Shinkenchiku Sha House in Hokusetsu is an unorthodox living space in the heart of Osaka, Japan. It was designed for a family who wanted a house that would allow them to appreciate each other’s presence. It’s made up of geometric patterns – […]

House in La Juanita

José Ignacio, Uruguay – Delfina Riverti, FRAM arquitectos Built Area: 100.0 m2 Year Built: 2018 Photographs: Fernando Schapochnik House in La Juanita enjoys the nearness of the beach while being enveloped by forest. It’s a minimalist two-volume wooden structure that sits right at home in its surroundings. The area is surrounded by tall trees and shrubs, […]

Moose Road

Ukiah, United States – Mork-Ulnes Architects Built Area: 105.91m2 Year Built: 2013 Photographs: Bruce Damonte Moose Road House is a simple getaway retreat, carefully designed to maximize the views. Its three-fingered plan frames breath-taking sights – Eagle Rock, vineyards, and a mountain ridge. Building the house required the use of low-cost engineered materials to deal […]

Le Poulailler

Quebec, Canada – eba architecture Built Area: 130.53 m2 Year Built: 2017 Photographs: Joël Gingras/Apy-D Le Poulailler House is an addition project to an existing brick building that’s been on the site for at least a hundred years. The architect was careful to preserve the old structure as it introduces a new one. The result […]

Orange Lemon House

Quito, Ecuador – Daniel Moreno Flores Built Area: 65.0 Year Built: 2017 Photographs: Andrés Villota Pelusa, Santiago Vaca Jaramillo Orange Lemon House is a compact house built in a span of two month. The reason for the fast construction was because the owners wanted to move in quickly – to stop paying for rent and actually […]

Villa Kristina

Gothenburg, Sweden – Wingardhs Built Area: 182.0 m2Year Built: 2014Photographs: James Silverman Villa Kristina is a contemporary home with obvious touches of Scandinavian architecture. It’s a cozy and dreamy home that features playful details. As a result, the overall vibe is elegant, fresh, and artistic. The home’s clever design reflects the amount of thought that was put […]

Jirisan House

Hamyang-gun, South Korea – Bang Keun YOU Built Area: 170.0 m2 Year Built: 2014 Photographs: Kwang Sik JUNG Jirisan House is hard to miss – or difficult to ignore. Its striking red color is eye-catching, after all. It sits on a mountain, surrounded by a picturesque landscape. The area is like poetry that came alive. With […]

L House

La Costa Partido, Argentina – Estudio PKa Built Area: 175.0 sqm Year Built: 2014 Photographs: Alejandro Peral L House derives its name from its shape – an L-shaped structure that offers the best of both worlds. It sits in an area surrounded by evergreen trees and shrubs with the sound of the sea in the background. The […]