EFC Cabin

Jardín, Costa Rica – VOID opd Built area:    124.0 m2 Year built:    2015 Photographs: Andrés García Lachner EFC Cabin is located in a cold, misty mountain surrounded by large oak trees. Situated on a hill, it provides sweeping views of the surrounding landscape. The cabin has a central volume housing the...

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 K

Varkaus, Finland –  Studio Kamppari Built area:    56.0 m2 Year built:    2016 Cabin K sits on a Finnish lakeside property, commissioned by the owner for his family. This is a guest cabin where family and friends can get-together. Surrounded by tall trees and with stunning views of the lake, the...

MARTaK Passive House

Masonville, United States –  Baosol Built area:    130.0 m2 Year built:    2016 Photographs: Andrew Michler MARTaK Passive House is found at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, located off-grid. It is well integrated into the surrounding landscape – a pristine forest that called for organic building. The home is wedge-shaped, surrounded...

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...

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,...

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...

Loba House

Tome, Chile –  Pezo von Ellrichshausen Built area:    70.0 m2 Year built:    2017 Photographs: Pezo von Ellrichshausen Loba House isn’t something you’d normally see on top of a cliff. It is a tall, narrow residential structure with breath-taking views of the sea. As if that’s not enough, it also...

Bookshelf House

Yokohama, Japan –  Shinsuke Fujii Architects Built area:    86.16 m2 Year built:    2014 Photographs: Tsukui Teruaki Bookshelf House's design has smartly combined form with function. A diagonal wall in one side of the house was transformed into a bookshelf. Because it is inclined, a ladder is no longer needed to...

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...

Urban Cottage

Christchurch, New Zealand –  CoLab Architecture Built area:    80.0 m2 Year built:    2016 Photographs: Stephen Goodenough Urban Cottage is a modern version of the traditional Christchurch worker’s cottage. It is the deconstructed version of historic cottages that dates back to the early colonial period. The result is a home that is...

The Wooden House

Kanji Dol, Slovenia –  studio PIKAPLUS Built area:    82.0 m2 Year built:    2015 Photographs: Miha Bratina The Wooden House is a striking hexagonal house in the middle of undulating hills. Its backdrop, a lush evergreen forest, makes the house picture-perfect. Both inside and outside, the structure is clad in timber....

Tent House

New Zealand –  Chris Tate Architecture Built area:    70.0 m2 Year built:    2016 Photographs: Simon Devitt, Jono Parker Tent House is the architect's personal studio-cum-weekend retreat. Its sharply-angled roof is a standout in the middle of a lush forest. It's pretty much like going camping in the woods - only...

Buzeta House

Maitencillo, Chile – Felipe Assadi Built area:    112.0 m2 Year built:    1997 Photographs: Guy Wenborne Buzeta House is a family vacation home that stands close to a stream. It has fantastic views being situated on top of a cliff, 394 feet above sea level. Energetic in location, the home’s dynamic...

Seascape Retreat

Canterbury, New Zealand –  Pattersons Built area:    110.0 m2 Year built:    2013 Photographs: Simon Devitt Seascape Retreat is a luxury villa that’s meant to be a romantic honeymoon getaway for couples. The home is perfect for people who want seclusion, style, and sexy times. The retreat stands on one of...

Garður Landhouse

Reykjavik, Iceland - Studio Granda Project Year:  2014 Area:  68.4 m2   Garður Landhouse is what a traditional Icelandic turf house would look like in contemporary form. It is insulated by nature as it stands enveloped by grass-covered earth. It looks as if it was carved right into a hill...

House in Kodaira

Tokyo, Japan - Suppose Design Office Project Year:  2010 Area:  50.8 m2 Photographs:  Toshiyuki Yano The owners of the House in Kodaira wanted a garden in front of their house. They wanted something that will separate the private living areas from the public outside space. The garden will also serve...