JR’s Hut at Kimo Estate

Gundagai, Australia – Anthony Hunt Design, Luke Stanley Architects Built Area:     28.0 m2 Year Built:     2017 Photographs:    Hilary Bradford JR’s Hut sits high on top of a hill in Gundagai, Australia. It offers 360-degree views of the valley and Murrambidgee River. Because of its isolated location, it’s a...

VV Residence

Naranjo de Alajuela, Costa Rica – 10˚84˚ Arquitectura Built Area:     188.0 m2 Year Built:     2017 Photographs:    Adrián Aguilar González VV Residence’s design fully integrates the surrounding landscape – a gorgeous vista of lush greenery and nature. The architects employed passive design strategies, resulting in a well-functioning hygrothermal...

GZ1 House

Futaleufú, Chile – Paul Steel Bouza Arquitecto Built Area:     65.0 m2 Year Built:     2017 Photographs:    Gustavo Zylbersztajn GZ1 House is a small home that sits on a clearing in an elevated portion of the Chilean Patagonia. What it lacks in size, though, it makes up with stunning...

Randwick Pavilion

Sydney, Australia – MASQ Architecture Built Area:     90.0 m2 Year Built:     2018 Photographs:    The Guthrie Project The brief for Randwick Pavilion required the addition of three spaces to an existing home. A living room, kitchen, and dining room were appended into the original structure. The design of...

Portushome Guesthouse

Dörgicse, Hungary – Barna Architects Built Area:     90.0 m2 Year Built:     2017 Photographs:    Tamás Bata Portushome Guesthouse is a 90-square meter living space located in Hungary. Its design is quite unique; its structural characteristics are both rustic and modern. The property is a guest house designed to...

Noguera House

Las Condes, Chile – Riesco + Rivera Arquitectos Asociados Built Area:     139.8 m2 Year Built:     2011 Photographs:    Aryeh Kornfeld Noguera House is a contemporary residence made of two overlapping rectangular boxes. These are rotated to a certain degree. It’s a simple house with a fuss-free design. Despite its...

K2 House

Melbourne City, Australia – FMD Architects Built Area:     114.0 m2 Year Built:     2017 Photographs:    Peter Bennetts Back in 2008, the architects have designed K2 House, a pad fit for a young bachelor. Nearly a decade later, the firm was tasked to make some changes to the design....

House Around A Tree

Mazamitla, Mexico – Espacio EMA Built Area:     135.0 m2 Year Built:     2017 Photographs:    Patricia Hernandez The stunning pine trees in a narrow plot of land serve a far greater purpose than simply being a scenic background. A tree has actually been integrated into the design of the home. This...

DAIKO

Nagoya, Japan – Keitaro Muto Architects Built Area:     159.0 m2 Year Built:     2017 Photographs:    APERTOZERO DAIKO House is a modern three-story home in a densely populated neighborhood in Nagoya, Japan. Its trapezoidal upper floor is an eye-catcher. After all, it's an interesting sight in a residential area inhabited...

Black Ridge House

Greater London, United Kingdom – Neil Dusheiko Architects Built Area:     130.0 m2 Year Built:     2017 Photographs:    Tim Crocker Black Ridge House is an extension project to an existing Victorian home. Its rooflines are reminiscent of early-era Warner houses common in the neighbourhood. It features a gabled roof covered...

Casa R

Vilches, Chile – Felipe Lagos Area:     96.0 m2 Year Built:     2018 Photographs:    Courtesy of Felipe Lagos Casa R is a narrow holiday home located half-way through the top of the Andes Mountains. It’s a refuge for those seeking respite from extreme climates. It stands on isolated land. If you’re...

1.8M Width House

Toshima, Japan – YUUA Architects & Associates Area:     80.4 m2 Year Built:     2017 Photographs:    SOBAJIMA Toshihiro Rapid urbanization has resulted in the lack of space, especially in dense cities. Because of this, narrow houses are becoming more popular. The 1.8M Width House takes its name from the measurement of...

Tranquility House

Yongin-si, South Korea – Snow AIde Area:     123.0 m2 Year Built:     2017 Photographs:    Jaeyoon Kim Tranquility House is located on the countryside, outside of Seoul, and away from the hectic city life. The rural landscape surrounding makes this dwelling an ideal family retreat. With stunning views of a lake and...

Chalet La Petite Soeur

Saint Donat, Canada – ACDF Architecture Area:     130.0 m2 Year Built:     2018 Photographs:    Adrien Williams Chalet La Petite Soeur is an extension project to a rustic country cottage. It’s actually a modern structure that provides an interesting contrast to the old house. The newly-added building has a sharp gabled...

House for Beth

Door County, United States – Salmela Architect Area:     101.5 m2 Year Built:     2015 Photographs:    Paul Crosby House for Beth is a countryside home with a contemporary design. From afar, the house looks like a barn – a rectangular structure with a steep gabled roof. This may be because the...

Lake Cottage

El Peñol, Colombia – artek Area:     100.0 m2 Year Built:     2016 Photographs:    Sergio Gomez, Juan Fernando Valencia Lake Cottage is a unique-looking holiday home, thanks to its zigzagging roof. The roof is actually a sequence of steep gables covered in dark-colored materials. The choice of color allows the structure...

Korokoro Bush House

Lower Hutt, New Zealand – Parsonson Architects Area:     169.0 m2 Year Built:     2017 Photographs:    Paul McCredie The Korokoro Bush House is contemporary dwelling infused with the rich heritage of its owners. It sits on a sloping site in the midst of a dense bush land. With such a dramatic setting,...

Into the Wild

Slovakia – Ark-shelter Year Built:     2018 Photographs:     BoysPlayNice Into the Wild is a prefab cabin located in the woods. Resembling a container-type structure, it’s a place where one can escape from the hectic city life – a detox from stress. Basic and fuss-free, it provides an opportunity to disconnect,...

The Cabin

Czech Republic – Jan Tyrpekl Area:     12.5 m2 Year Built:     2016 Photographs:    Antonín Matějovský The Cabin is a rather unique shelter. It’s actually a timber refuge that sits on top of a concrete bunker. The bunker is a World War II relic – a defensive outpost of some...

Tess + JJ’s House

South Yarra, Australia – po-co Architecture Area:     117.0 m2 Year Built:     2016 Photographs:     Tatjana Plitt Building Tess+JJ’s House presented several challenges. The site was compact and old and should fit a family of four. There should also be very minimal neighbourhood disturbance. Pulling this off was quite a...

House with Gable

Roßleithen, Austria – mia2/Architektur Area:     156.0 m2 Year Built:     2017 Photographs:    Kurt Hörbst House with Gable is a simple, uncluttered retreat in a sloping site in the Austrian mountains. It was designed to let the structure blend well with the surrounding landscape. In essence, the house brings the outside...

The Family Bach

Hanmer Springs, New Zealand – Cymon Allfrey Architects Area:     126.0 m2 Year Built:     2017 Photographs:     Stephen Goodenough The Family Bach is an interesting piece of architecture nestled in the lush New Zealand landscape. It is composed of several structures built around a shared outdoor space. The vibe is...

House on the Mist

La Calera, Colombia – Alfonso Arango Area:     24.0 m2 Year Built:     2018 House on the Mist is a small weekend retreat with stunning views of the Andes mountains. It’s simple in structure – compact but not stuffy. It offers just the right amount of space for comfortable living. It...