Zinc House

Lancashire, United Kingdom – Proctor & Shaw Built Area: 135.0 m2Year Built: 2017Photographs:  David Millington Photography Ltd Zinc House is an impressive prefabricated country home built on a four-acre plot in North West England. Its design combines the charm of a traditional farmhouse with sleek, modern aesthetics. One important aspect of the house is that it boasts […]

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 home. As a result, there’s […]

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 by trees that shield the […]

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 home is eco-friendly as it […]

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 that greatly benefits the environment. […]

Expandable House

Batam, Indonesia –  Urban Rural Systems Built area:    36.0 m2 Year built:    2018 Photographs: Dio Guna Putra Expandable House is a residential structure that’s small in size but big in benefits. It’s a project aimed at providing sustainable and affordable housing to low income families. This was part of the answer to the growing housing […]

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 mound. Its walls are covered […]

Haarlem Shuffle

Haarlem, The Netherlands – vanOmmeren-architecten Project Year:  2017 Area:  210.0 m2 Photographers:  Eva Bloem Have you ever wondered how it would be like to live in a floating villa? The owner of the Haarlem Shuffle decided he wanted one. And so he had this home built – on a river. The house actually looks like a […]

Bamboo in Construction

Bamboo – the miracle resource. No other plant on earth has the multitude of uses that bamboo does. It can be used for shelter, to pipe water, for utensils to cook in and with, for forks, knives and chopsticks, for the plates the food is served on and even the napkin on your lap as […]

Angles, Timber, Earth and the Ocean…

A window on the universe

Merricks North  Victoria  Australia  –  Wood Marsh Architecture Built:     2009 Photos:     Jean Luc Laloux I looked at this house and thought ‘No’.  Then I looked again and thought ‘Maybe’.  Then I looked again and thought “I really like this”.  Now I see it with some tall trees casting shadows and shade and I […]

A Child’s Paradise

Children's Paradise -  Six Senses Soneva Kiri Resort, Thailand

Koh Kood  Thailand  –  24H Architecture It’s not a home – but it could be.  It’s an activity centre for children who’s parents have invested in a vacation at the fabulous (and very expensive) Soneva Kiri Resort.  We featured the resort on our Facebook page about a month ago but held this treat back as […]