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...

C-Glass House

Dillon Beach, United States - Deegan Day Design Built Area: 195.1 m2 Year Built: 2014 Photographs: Taiyo Watanabe C-Glass House stands on a spectacular site, carefully oriented to maximize the views. Its location provides a beautiful contrast – gravel and grass leading to the ocean. The morning sun hits the east side of the...

Hemishofen House

Hemishofen, Switzerland - Dost Built Area:     151.0 m2 Year Built:     2014 When viewed from a distance, Hemishofen House appears to be an architecturally impossible structure. This cottage home, standing near the Rhine river bank, looks like it’s standing on stilts. Additionally, there appears to be no visible staircase...

La Colombière

Sutton, Canada – yH2 Built Area: 120.0 m2 Year Built: 2014 Photographs: Francis Pelletier This small wooden cabin in the forest has sparked the interest of many because of its interesting design. From the outset, it looks like a bird hut due to its shape. This explains why it’s called La Colombière,...

House on an Island

Cranberry Isles, United States - Elliott + Elliott Architecture Built Area: 73.4 m2Year Built: 2014Photographs: Jeff Roberts House on an Island is a two-structure summer house that’s connected together by a 12-foot deck. It was built as an addition to an existing century old farmhouse. The main building houses the great...

Casa Rana

Tiruvannamalai, India – Made in Earth Built Area:     150.0 m2 Year Built:     2013 Casa Rana is a concrete building that uses color to turn it into a lively and spirited landscape. It features a bamboo curtain which acts as a partition between the indoors and the outdoors. It’s a...

Casa Invisible

Austria – Delugan Meissl Associated Architects Built Area:     50.0 m2 Year Built:     2013 Photographs:    Christian Brandstaetter Casa Invisible is a residential building with a completely reflective façade. This allows the structure to blend seamlessly with its surroundings. It’s a prefabricated and transportable unit that can be assembled and...

House Zilvar

Lodín, Czech Republic – ASGK Design Built Area:     83.0 m2 Year Built:     2013 Photographs:    Petra Hajska House Zilvar is an energy-efficient home that’s surrounded by forests and fields. It’s the home of a single family – a couple with a young child. They wanted a low-energy home with an...

House of 33 Years

Nara, Japan – ASSISTANT Built Area:     76.0 m2 Year Built:     2013 Photographs:    Shinkenchiku-sha, Tadasu Yamamoto House of 33 years is a unique home, made of several wood-framed pavilions inside a large steel frame. This frame forms the home’s exterior. It’s owned by an elderly couple who decided they...

A Garden Pavilion in Zurich

Zürich, Switzerland – Oliv Brunner Volk Architekten Built Area:     130.0 m2 Year Built:     2013 Photographs:    Eliane Rutishauser, Christian Brunner The structure stands in the garden of a villa that was built in the 1920s. It’s surrounded by dense foliage and old trees. Although the whole space is...

Mod Cott

Silver Creek Village, United States – Mell Lawrence Architects Built Area:     130.0 m2 Year Built:     2008 Photographs:    Jacob Termansen, Mell Lawrence Architects Mod Cott is a charming guest house that sits above a lake. It’s a modern structure with stunning views of the adjacent Texas landscape. The house requires...

Water Street

Tucson, United States – Rob Paulus Architects Built Area:     160.0 m2 Year Built:     2012 Photographs:    Liam Frederick Water Street is an addition project to an existing bungalow. The original structure sits on a long plot of land. In order to maximize space, a master suite was added, along with...

Nolla Cabin

Vallisaari, Finland – Studio Mr. Falck Built Area:     9.0 m2 Year Built:     2018 Photographs:    Fanny Hagman Nolla is an A-frame mirrored mobile cabin that’s meant to be a holiday home. It was built using sustainable materials such as local pine and plywood. The space is very small, just the...

Mirror House

Almere, The Netherlands – Johan Selbing, Anouk Vogel Built Area:     120.0 m2 Year Built:     2013 Photographs:    Jeroen Musch Amsterdam’s Mirror House effortlessly blends with its surrounding landscape. It’s a private residence, the façade of which is fully made out of reflective glass. This makes the small home almost...

Forest House

La Costa, Argentina – Besonias Almeida Arquitectos Built Area:     140.0 m2 Year Built:     2018 Photographs:    Federico Kulekdjian Forest House is a simple, two-bedroom low-maintenance holiday home in a seaside resort. The owner wanted an open-plan living area that’s visually connected to the kitchen. Added to the brief was...

Deane’s House

Cleveland, United States – Horton Harper Architects Built Area:     148.6 m2 Year Built:     2016 Photographs:    Kevin G. Reeves Deane’s House is a private residence in a neighbourhood populated with boutiques, bodegas, and cottages. It’s a rather interesting house built in an unusual wedge-shaped parcel of land. Simply put, it’s...

Bridge House

Vilnius, Lithuania – ArchLAB Studio Built Area:     187.0 m2 Year Built:     2018 Photographs:    Leonas Garbačauskas Sandwiched between two pine forests and closely surrounded by nature is a modern structure called Bridge House. It’s just what the homeowner wanted – an idyllic retreat with a creek or small river...

Te Horo Bach

Te Horo, New Zealand – Parsonson Architects Built Area:     87.0 m2 Year Built:     2017 Photographs:    Paul McCredie In New Zealand, a small, modest beach house or holiday home is called a bach. The Te Horo Bach is an idyllic retreat for a family of four. It’s located on a...

Coronet

Melbourne, Australia – Jos Tan Architects Built Area:     35.0 m2 Year Built:     2017 Photographs:    Tom Ross Coronet is a renovation and addition project to an existing home. The owner is an avid cook who wanted a multi-purpose space for cooking, entertaining, and dining. The said space, according to the...