The Aluminum Cabin

Norway – JVA Built Area:     90.0 m2 Year Built:     2013 Photographs:     Nils Petter Dale The Aluminum Cabin is a seaside retreat that overlooks the sea. It stands on a stone cliff and features atypical design ideas. The most notable characteristic is that its façade is made out of seawater-resistant aluminium. As […]

Pigeon Loft

Zapallar, Zapallar, Valparaíso Region, Chile – Schmidt Arquitectos Asociados Built Area:     90.0 m2 Year Built:     2014 Photographs:     Pia Melero Pigeon Loft is a small house sitting on top of a wooded section of a forest. A unique feature of the house comes from its materiality. Majority of the house was made […]

510 Cabin

Wofford Heights, United States – Hunter Leggitt Studio Built Area:     102.19 m2 Year Built:     2012 510 Cabin sits on a semi-arid landscape, near Lake Isabella in the southern part of Sierra Nevada. Summer season can get very hot in the area. The architects had this to consider aside from the aesthetics of the […]

Whistler Cabin

Whistler, BC V0N, Canada – Scott & Scott Architects Built Area:     178.0 m2 Year Built:     2016 Photographs:     Scott and Scott Architects Whistler Cabin is a weekend retreat for a family who loves snowboarding. Its design is an ode to the typical chalet of the 70s.  A-frame chalets are very popular in […]

Polycarbonate Cabin

Guanaqueros, Coquimbo, Coquimbo Region, Chile – Alejandro Soffia Built Area:     30.0 m2 Year Built:     2016 Photographs:     Juan Durán Sierralta Polycarbonate Cabin is a compact dwelling that shows us quality need not be expensive. It’s like a model home – affordable and aesthetically appealing but nonetheless functional. The cabin was built using polycarbonate […]


Isdammen, Norway – Marianne Borge Built Area:     17.5 m2 Year Built:     2014 Photographs:     Jonas Adolfsen Woody15 is a small and quiet retreat that sits inside a remote forest, right beside a lake. It is a basic one-room cabin that lets the picturesque views make up for its plain design. The small temporary […]

Nomadic Shelter

Fylkesveg 475 160, 8140 Inndyr, Norway – SALT Siida Workshop Built Area:     12.0 m2 Year Built:     2014 Photographs:     Piotr Paczkowski The Nomadic Shelter is an interesting piece of dwelling. Meant to be a temporary shelter, it’s an architectural project built as part of Salt festival. The shelter is small, measuring only 12 […]

The Black Cabin

Mexico City, Mexico – Revolution Built Area:     106.71 m2 Year Built:     2015 Photographs:     The Black Rabbit The Black Cabin is a compact house with a green roof. It’s a calming respite in the middle of the busy Mexican metropolis. The cabin sits surrounded by nature, with tall trees and dense bushes providing […]

Getaway Cabin No. 3 – “The Clara”

New Hampshire, United States – Wyatt Komarin, Addison Godine, Rachel Moranis Built Area:     14.8 m2 Year Built:     2015 Photographs:     Getaway, The Bearwalk Getaway Cabin No. 3, named “The Clara,” is the third tiny home developed by Millennial Housing Lab. These tiny cabins on wheels are placed on rural land and are then […]

Slow Cabins

Belgium – Xavier Leclair Built Area:     36.0 m2 Year Built:     2017 Photographs:     Jonas Verhulst Slow Cabins are tiny rental structures considered as the perfect escape to nature. These are actually several cabins spread across secret locations all over Belgium. In essence, these are eco-friendly ‘mysterious’ retreats. The thrill is in not knowing […]

Le Haut Perché

33185 Le Haillan, France – Studio Weave Year Built:     2017 Photographs:     Yvan Detraz Le Haut Perché is a unique shelter meant for hikers exploring the French countryside. It sits in the heart of Le Parc des Jalles and is surrounded by watermills. The elevated structure provides free accommodations for up to nine people. […]

72h Cabin

Henrik Schröders gata, 671 31 Arvika, Sweden – JeanArch Built Area:     5.0 m2 Year Built:     2017 Photographs:     Jeanna Berger 72h Cabin was named after the number of hours people stayed in it as part of a study. The participants were people with the world’s most stressful jobs. They were invited to stay […]

Down Up House

France – Avignon-Clouet Architectes Project Year :     2011 Developed Area :     50.0 m2 Down Up House is an extension project of an old ground floor flat, a building constructed in the 19th century. Because of the very limited landscape, the architects had to make sure that they make full use of the available […]

Woonschip VC

Cas Oorthuyskade , Amsterdam, Netherland – Marcel van der Lubbe, Jannie Vinke Project Year :     2016 Developed Area :     150  m2 Photographer:     Luuk Kramer Woonschip VC is an actual cargo ship that was converted into a sailing houseboat. The brief was very specific:  the owners wanted space, sustainability, and high quality of […]

Rocksplit House

Kea Kithnos, Greece – Cometa Architects Project Year :     2015 Developed Area :     150.0 m2 Photographs :     Dimitris Kleanthis Blending beautifully with the rocky landscape of Kea is Rocksplit House, made from locally quarried stones.  It stands in a narrow and steep strip of land, overlooking a valley.  The main brief is […]

Tower House I

Greece – SOUTH Project Year :     2012 Developed Area :     200.0 m2 Tower House I is the epitome of simple architecture. The design is plain, basic, and uncomplicated. It’s reminiscent of other houses found in the south of Greece – a huge immovable stone structure that serves both as a farmhouse and defense tower. White stucco walls are […]

The Lookout at Broad Cove Marsh

Location Inverness County, Canada – Omar Gandhi Architect Project Year :     2015 Developed Area :     185.18 m2 Photographs :     Doublespace Photography The Lookout at Broad Cove Marsh is a dramatic piece of architecture set in an even more dramatic landscape. Situated between a tree-lined road and a cliff, the house overlooks the ocean […]

K Valley House

Thames, New Zealand – Herbst Architects Project Year :     2015 Developed Area :       178.0 m2 Photographs :     Lance Herbst K Valley House is a filmmakers’ retreat.  It was built for a couple who want to find solitude amidst their very hectic lifestyle. The house stands on a 20-hectare piece of rural landscape. A […]

So Da Hun

South Korea – IROJE KHM Architects Project Year :     2008 Building Area :     63.25 m2 Gross Floor Area :     270.0 m2 Area :     107.0 m2 Photographs :     Jong Oh Kim The design of So Da Hun is modern in every way. Sitting at the heart of downtown South Korea, this architecture piece […]

Allen Key House

Sydney, Australia – Architect Prineas Project Year :    2016 Developed Area :    220.0 m2 Photographs :     Chris Warnes Budget constraints often force architects to cut down on something. But this addition to the Allen Key House doesn’t look like there were any constraints from the get-go. Charming and quaint in design, this […]

Casa Tierra: House Cave

Cordoba, Spain – UMMO Estudio Project Year :     2012 Developed Area :     104.0 m2 Photographs :     David Vico If you think humans gave up cave dwelling millennia ago, think again. There are a few wonderful example of cave homes around the world. This one offers all the amenities that make up a […]


Heuvelland, Belgium – TOOP architectuur Project Year :     2016 Designed to barely interrupt the agrarian landscape in a Flemish village, CASWES is a single-story residential structure made of concrete and wood. From a distance, the house looks like a solid box, its exteriors interrupted by large framed windows. But inside the box, surprises await. On one […]

Bare House

Herzliya, Israel – Jacobs -Yaniv Architects Project Year :     2016 Developed Area :     270.0 m2 Photographs :     Amit Geron Bare House is a family home designed to meet the needs of a couple and their two children. The homeowners are architects and it took them 6 long years to finally come up […]

Atrium House

Sweden – Tham & Videgård Arkitekter Project Year :     2010 Sitting in the midst of a seemingly barren and cold piece of land is this lone structure. At first glance, there’s nothing extraordinary about it. In fact, the Atrium House looks more like a fortress than a home. Imagine a box with a hollow center – […]