Tepoztlán Lounge

Tepoztlán, Morelos, México –  Cadaval & Solà-Morales Built area:    80.0 m2 Year built:    2016 Photographs: Sandra Pereznieto, Diego Berruecos Tepoztlán Lounge is a space meant for relaxation in the truest sense of the word. It sits surrounded by nature – tall trees, dense foliage, and thick vegetation. The structure has...

H3 House

Mar Azul, Argentina –  Luciano Kruk Built area:    75.0 m2 Year built:    2015 Photographs: Daniela Mac Adden Made of concrete and glass, H3 House exemplifies classy simplicity. This cube-shaped home is located in the northern part of the Argentine coast. It’s a summer retreat for three sisters and their families. Compact...

Cabin Ustaoset

Hol, Norway –  Jon Danielsen Aarhus MNAL Built area:    72.0 m2 Year built:    2016 Photographs: Knut Bry Cabin Ustaoset sits 1,066 meters above sea level and has the most stunning views. One look outside the large glazed window is enough to take your breath away. From the living area, you...

S+J House

Buenos Aires, Argentina –  Luciano Kruk Built area:    189.0 m2 Year built:    2016 Photographs: Daniela MacAdden S+J House stands in the middle of a forested area. It is a rental and vacation home that can accommodate two families.  The house was built using board-formed creating. As a finishing touch, textured lines...

Sol Duc Cabin

Beaver, United States –  Olson Kundig Built area:    37.1 m2 Year built:    2011 Photographs: Benjamin Benschneider Sol Duc Cabin is a small retreat tucked away in the middle of the woods. It is a retreat for an avid fisherman and his wife. They both wanted a place to stay in during...

Villa Slow

San Roque de Riomiera, Spain –  Laura Alvarez Architecture Built area:    160.0 m2 Year built:    2017 Photographs: David Montero Villa Slow is a light stone cottage that sits in the middle of a sprawling two-hectare land. It is surrounded by fields of green and natural scenery. The villa is typical of...

ED Cabin

Pinto, Chile –  Lorena Troncoso Valencia Built area:    105.0 m2 Year built:    2016 Photographs: Cristóbal Caro ED Cabin is situated on a mountain that is often visited by tourists who are into extreme sports. It serves as a calming retreat after a day of strenuous activities. Surrounded by lush vegetation,...

Cabin Sjusjøen

Sjusjøen, Norway–  Aslak Haanshuus Arkitekter Built area:    133.0 m2 Year built:    2017 Cabin Sjusjøen stands on a sloping plot of land in an area popular for cross-country skiing. The house was designed to work as close to the topography as possible. It consists of five various levels, with roofs...

Stacey-Turley Residence

Ottawa, Canada –  Kariouk Year built:    2013 Photographs: Christian Lalonde Is it possible to build a home that’s open, spacious, bright, and only 7.3 meters wide? Seeing the Stacey-Turley Residence in Ottawa, Canada, the answer is a resounding yes. The width of the home was limited because of strict zoning restrictions....

Selestranda House

Time, Norway –  bark arkitekter Built area:    88.0 m2 Year built:    2016 Photographs: Lise Bjelland Selestranda House is a 50-year old cottage renovated to meet the needs of the modern times. The challenge for the architects was on how to balance between old architecture and the new. It has...

Hus Nilsson

Söderhamn, Sweden –  Tina Bergman Architect Built area:    128.0 m2 Year built:    2017 Photographs: Peter Guthrie Hus Nilsson stands on a sloping site conveniently located in between the Baltic Sea and the forest. It replaces an old cabin that was built in 1950 which wasn’t really meant for long-term use....

Core 9

Cape Paterson, Australia –  Beaumont Concepts Built area:    131.0 m2 Year built:    2018 Photographs: Warren Reed, Leo Edwards CORE is actually an acronym which stands for carbon positive, zero waste, recyclability, and economics. Core 9 was designed as a compact, low maintenance, and stylish home that suits the Australian climate. The...

Armadale House

Melbourne, Australia –  Robson Rak Architects, Made By Cohen Built area:    150.0 m2 Year built:    2013 Photographs: Shannon McGrath Armadale House is a renovation project on a small, dark, and old Victorian house. Today, there exists an open-plan kitchen, spacious living area, and connecting courtyard. The end result is a...

North Fork Bay House

Laurel, United States –  Resolution: 4 Architecture Built area:    153.2 m2 Year built:    2015 North Fork Bay House is a prefabricated beach house that stands on top of steel stilts. The structure was lifted off the ground because the homeowners were concerned of potential flooding. The area below the...

Home for Life

Lystrup, Denmark –  AART Architects Built area:    200.0 m2 Year built:    2008 Home for Life is a residential structure that has net zero carbon footprint. It actively makes use of solar energy by producing solar heat and electricity. Combining form and function, the idea behind this architectural piece is something...

CCC House

Caniço, Portugal –  Mayer & Selders Built area:    180.0 m2 Year built:    2017 Photographs: Dirk Mayer CCC House is an old Madeiran house that underwent renovation but has still retained its traditional design. Today, despite the modernized facelift, it symbolizes the harmonious relationship between the old and the new. An...

Brick House

Annandale, Australia –  Bastian Architecture Built area:    79.0 m2 Year built:    2015 Photographs: Justin Aaron Brick House is a renovation and extension project of an old worker’s cottage. The old wall was made out of bricks. Because of this, the architects decided to use the same material throughout the house. The...

Floating Hut

Otsu, Japan –  Tomohiro Hata Architect and Associates Built area:    78.43 m2 Year built:    2016 Photographs: Toshiyuki Yano The Floating Hut is shaped like the traditional house – a rectangular base with a gable roof. The upper part of the house sits on a slab of concrete, like it’s hovering...

Catskills House

Catskills, New York –  J_spy Architecture & Design Built area:    106.37 m2 Year built:    2017 Photographs: Amanda Kirkpatrick Catskills House is a small weekend residence for an urban family. They wanted a home where they can go to to escape the hectic city life. The home sits in an area with...

gré Square House

Shizuoka, Japan –  suzuki architects Built area:    79.45 m2 Year built:    2017 Photographs: Kenta Hasegawa gré Square House is a house of juxtapositions. It’s located in a progressive but laid-back neighborhood, surrounded by old farmhouses and new housing developments. The house is actually a multi-functional box that serves both as...

Tunquén House

Tunquen, Chile –  PAARQ Arquitectos Built area:    175.0 m2 Year built:    2017 Photographs: Paula Monroy Tunquén House is best described as the house with a view. And it’s not just some kind of view – it’s actually the breathtaking kind. It’s where the mountains and the skies meet, with the dazzling...

Dark Light House

Melbourne, Australia –  MRTN Architects Built area:    150.0 m2 Year built:    2017 Photographs: Tatjana Plitt The original Dark Light House was built in the 1960s as a holiday home. Understandably, the current owner wanted to give the house an upgrade. They wanted to make some additions to accommodate the needs of...

Little Big House

Wellington Park, Australia –  Room11 Architects Built area:    160.0 m2 Year built:    2010 Photographs: Ben Hosking, Megan Baynes Little Big House is a simple rectangular box that appears so geometric it doesn’t appear comfortable. It seems to teeter over the edge of a sloping site, ready to topple over anytime....

Window on the Lake

Saint-Élie-de-Caxton, Canada –  YH2 Built area:    140.0 m2 Year built:    2017 Photographs: Francis Pelletier Window on the Lake is a charming cottage built near Lac Plaisant’s shores. It personifies what the architects wanted to achieve – simple and refined; restrained but not stiffling. It is a wooden home meant...