TexasTainer

San Antonio, Texas - Poteet Architects Built area: 29.7 m2  (320 sq. ft.) Photography: Chris Cooper The client, artist Stacey Hill, who lives in a San Antonio artists’ community, wanted a playhouse, a garden retreat, a storage shed and a guesthouse for visiting artists. The Poteet suggested a 40 x 8 container.  The...

BlueForest Treehouses

Anywhere  -  BlueForest Treehouses Ltd What is it about treehouses that make them so alluring? Blue Forest (UK) Ltd is an award winning company that specialises in design and construction of luxury treehouses.  They turn fantasies - for adults and children, into reality. We hope you enjoy these examples.  More...

The Treehouse at Separation Creek

Victoria, Australia - Jackson Clements Burrows Australia is a country with a dry, hot centre. In fact, much of the country quickly turns to arid or even desert landscape within 100 kilometres of the coast.  Is it any wonder that the 'great Australian dream' has always been 'a shack on the beach...

Miyska Residence

Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan  -  Robert Harvey Oshatz Designed: 1995-96 Completed: 1998 We've featured five homes from this one architect - more than any other.  We've favoured him because of the way all of his homes delight the senses.  It's almost as though a straight line offends him.   His designs,...

The Wilkinson Residence

Portland , Oregon 2004 Architect:    Robert Harvey Oshatz Photography by Cameron Neilson Great architects seem to have the ability to blend art with function. Robert Harvey Oshatz knew where he was going early in life. In his final years in high school, he worked 30 hours a week in a...

The Peterson Home – Wyoming

This lovely home looks like it's been here for a hundred years or more. It's been built from pre-loved weatherboards, distressed timbers, hand-hewn logs and even rusty metal roofing to create that very impression. In addition to a heavy commitment to recycled materials, the owners have invested in thermal heating to reduce...

Bamboo Homes and Buildings

Bamboo is possibly the most under-rated building material today. It is strong, lightweight, and if properly treated, long-lasting. Varieties range from fine 1 centimetre culms used for weaving through to forest giants anything up to 40 centimetres (16") in diameter and 40 metres tall! It is the ultimate in sustainability...