Cabin at Longbranch

Longbranch, WA 98351, United States - Olson Kundig Project Year :     2003 Developed Area :     112 m2 ( 1200.0 ft2 ) Photographs :     Kevin Scott, Benjamin Benschneider In a place where the tide meets the stream, a quiet structure sits quietly, proudly displaying the combined beauty of...

Guanacaste Beach House

Guanacaste Costa Rica - Datum Zero Architecture Year built: 2008 Built area: 3,540 sq. ft. ( 328 m2) A vacation home designed for a young lawyer with a passion for surfing, a modest budget and a difficult site with views over the Pacific. The architect's notes: "The house is organized...

Two tents with a twist

Khanh Hoa, Vietnam  -  a21 studio Built Area:      26 sqm (280 sq. ft.) Year built:      2014 Photography:      a21 studio Vietnam is a tropical country. It's hot most of the year. An exposed hillside facing due west is far from the ideal spot to build....

Big Sky Family Retreat

Montana  USA  -  Swaback partners Year built:    2012 If you've been dreaming of a cabin and wide open spaces, this may be as good as it gets. Compact but elegant, the high ceilings and sleeping loft help to create a feeling of space as big as the land on...

RR’s Cabin

Somewhere in America Built:     1830  (approximately) Restored:     2003 - 2013 We don't know much about RR other than that he is a retired mathematician.  Some 10 years ago he stumbled across the ruins of an original settler's cabin. Although most of the cabin was unsalvageable, enough...

One Building Technique With Many Names

Have you ever heard of cordwood masonry, cordwood construction, stackwall, log-end, stovewood or stackwood? It is a wall building technique commonly used to build homes, barns, saunas -- just about any structure that uses walls above grade.  Created by laying whole or split debarked wood, width-wise in a bed of...

Suncadia – Custom built without the one-off price tag…

Washington State  USA  -  MTN Architects and PrecisionCraft Log and Timber Homes Built area:     2,675 sq. ft  (248 m2) Neither log cabin nor post and beam, this home is something of a hybrid construction. But it is definitely deserving of being here in this section of our site....

Headwaters Camp

Big Sky South Central Montana  -  Dan Joseph Architect Site area:     22 acres  (8.9 hectares) Built Area:    1,800 sq. ft.  (167 m2) Year built:     2012 Builder:     Highline Partners Photography:     Audrey Hall Set on the edge in a series of man-made ponds, streams and...

Life on a Grand Scale

Colorado USA  -  Pioneer Log Homes Area: 925 m2  (10,000 sq. ft.) You don't have to be a fan of log homes to appreciate the amazing workmanship incorporated in this home. The home is massive at 10,000 sq ft but it has to be, given the scale of timbers used! Apparently,...

Home in the Sand Dunes

Aquinnah MA  USA  -  Hutker Architects This is a very nice example of a home that works with it's environment rather than competing with it. Situated in a town of just 311 people on the island of Martha's Vineyard, the home stands in stark contrast to many of the seaside mansions common in the...

Seaview House

Old Barwon Heads Victoria Australia   -  Jackson Clement Burrows JCB are internationally renown architects.  We like their innovative thinking and that they still seem to delight in doing simple residential projects.  This house is located in Old Barwon Heads on a street comprising an eclectic mix of post war beach...