7 Tips For Buying the Best Beach Condo in the Right Spot

The cool breezes, long shores, the walk on sand, the beautiful sunrise and sunset can be relaxing. The best place to find it all, will of course be the beaches. So instead of visiting this place often, why not live here permanently or at least have your second home here? A lot of people think […]

Bridge House

Zaokskiy, Russia – BIO-architects Built Area: 150.0 m2 Year Built: 2018 Photographs:  Art Lasovsky The Bridge House sits on top of a small creek in the middle of a Russian forest. In summertime, it hovers above lush vegetation and a flowing stream. During winter, the stream turns into a frozen riverbed. No matter what the season […]

Triangle House

Perth, Australia – Robeson Architects Built Area: 180.0 m2Year Built: 2015Photographs:  Dion Robeson Land comes in different shapes and sizes. For Simone Robeson, it’s a 180 sq.m. triangle-shaped plot sandwiched between a busy street and a sewer easement.  So what did Robeson do? She had a triangle house built. Aptly called “The Triangle House,” the home is […]

Mulato House

Ocuilan de Arteaga, Mexico – Taller Paralelo Built Area: 42 m2 Year Built: 2019 Photographs:  Zaickz Studio The design of Casa Mulato was developed after the homeowner’s previous home was badly damaged by an earthquake. This is a part of a social housing project meant for families who lost their homes. In response to the resources […]

Ephemeral Edge

Austerlitz, United States – Dean-Wolf Architects Built Area: 185.8 m2Year Built: 2017Photographs:  Paul Warchol Ephemeral Edge is a retirement home and weekend retreat. It’s located north of New York City, a three-hour drive away. It’s a home that enjoys the best of both worlds – a constructed pond and a forested hillside. Both areas feature stunning distant views. […]

Balmain Rock House

Balmain, Australia – Benn & Pena Architects Built Area: 130.0 m2Year Built: 2017Photographs:  Tom Ferguson Initially, Balmain Rock House started off as a restoration and extension project to an existing sandstone cottage. However, as the project progressed, it became a work for a contemporary new building. The design, which optimizes the use of natural light, was […]

Kaggeboda House

Norrtälje, Sweden – AndrénFogelström Kaggeboda, KolmanBoye Built Area: 62.0 m2 Year Built: 2013 Photographs:  James Silverman Photography A small and unique summer home, Kaggeboda is made out of plywood. It stands surrounded by lush greenery in the forest of the Stockholm Archipelago. The architects in charge of the project are well-known for their culturally and environmentally […]

Zinc House

Lancashire, United Kingdom – Proctor & Shaw Built Area: 135.0 m2Year Built: 2017Photographs:  David Millington Photography Ltd Zinc House is an impressive prefabricated country home built on a four-acre plot in North West England. Its design combines the charm of a traditional farmhouse with sleek, modern aesthetics. One important aspect of the house is that it boasts […]

Nash Tiny House

Starkville, United States – archimania Built Area: 60.20 m2Year Built: 2018 Nash Tiny House sits on a clearing, surrounded by tall trees. It’s a white structure that visually stands out in a forest – modern but not out of place. The house features the perfect blend of timber, metal, and concrete. The house is mostly […]

Kiltro House

Talca, Chile – Supersudaka (Juan Pablo Corvalán, Gabriel Vergara) Built Area: 104.0 m2 Year Built: 2008 Photographs:  Cristobal Palma/Estudio Palma The Kiltro House takes its name from Chilean mixed-breed dogs known as Kiltro. These dogs are known to be tough and resilient animals known to survive unfavourable conditions. Pretty much like the dogs, the Kiltro House was […]

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 […]