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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Jirisan House

Hamyang-gun, South Korea – Bang Keun YOU Built Area: 170.0 m2 Year Built: 2014 Photographs: Kwang Sik JUNG Jirisan House is hard to miss – or difficult to ignore. Its striking red color is eye-catching, after all. It sits on a mountain, surrounded by a picturesque landscape. The area is like poetry that came alive. With […]

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 sea in the background. 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 house, bouncing off translucent glass […]

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 which one can use to […]

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, or the Dovery. It was […]

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 divided into two levels, all […]

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 zero maintenance and has a […]

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 a new guest house. The […]

Synode

Gimpo-si, South Korea – mmArchitects Built Area:     149.0 m2 Year Built:     2016 Photographs:    Lim Jaesun Synode is home to a small family who had a rather unique design brief for their home. They were focused on having ample spaces for their hobbies and for entertaining friends. It’s actually composed of two homes and […]

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 size of a small bedroom. […]