Design of modern wooden Japanese house use locally grown cedar and cypress. Big glass-walls floods the house with lots of natural light, which illuminate the main living area including the dining and kitchen area.
Architects: Yoshinobu Kagiyama, Seiichi Kubo, Mine Muratsuji, Archivi Architects & Associates
Photo: Yutaka Kinumaki
This amazing countryside house on Lake Como built into a slope, grounded in a stone, heavy design. This stone house has very warm qualities, which incorporate exposed limestone and concrete with exposed ceiling beams and natural wood for a rustic look.
Architect: Arturo Montanelli
This luxury penthouse apartment in San Francisco, USA, designed by California architect Craig Steely has a stunning interior. Open-concept space provides privacy, but lets you appreciate its thoughtful and impeccable detail. We love eco-friendly natural materials in the ultra-modern elements, in the urban chic environment. From the delicious bathroom and wood kitchen, the richly finished walnut floors, and to the floor-to-ceiling glass the flood every place in the luxury penthouse apartment with natural light.
Architect: Craig Steely
Energy producing eco-friendly houses are growing in numbers, with concerns for the environment and rising energy prices, we can see why. Fab Lab House blends sustainable features with extraordinary aesthetics and comforts. This off-the-grid home produces more energy than consumes – a house using readily accessible building materials that was designed to be applied almost anywhere in the world. The timber house plan is made using laser-cut plywood, is prefabricated and assembled on location, that minimizing site impact. Solar panels adhere to the structure’s curved roof to maximize the sun’s potential.
House in Slovenia, one of whose elements are the sliding glass walls, situated on a narrow piece of land, among the typical suburban development. The form creates a cozy cottage courtyard, which is facing the sliding glass walls.
Architect Peter Gabrijelcic
Location Lavrica, Slovenia
Photos Ana Če
The indoor space and the garden of the writer`s cozy little house define together a personal small world, separated from the surrounding life. Windows of the writer`s cozy little house are carefully set to allow for light and views without possibility to look in. A sun screen gives a shade in the morning hours while working on the computer.
Architects: Jarmund / Vigsnas AS Architects MNAL
Photography: Nils Petter Dale
Set in the harsh high desert and remote landscape of Idaho, USA, residence Outpost is a studio/workshop for displaying and making art. An important element of the complex is the “paradise garden,” which is protected from the wild by thick concrete wall. The materials used in the building, including plywood, car-decking and concrete block, require little or no attention for maintenance, and are capable to withstand the extreme weather conditions characterize the desert’s all year long.
Project received the AIA Honor Awards 2010.
Architects: Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects
Photography: Tim Bies
Located in the Alps (village of Lumino, Bellinzona, Switzerland) this concrete suburban residential house stands as a monolithic element, echoing and quietly complementing its context. The village area is characterised by stone built traditional houses date back centuries. The new concrete suburban residential house is intended as contemporary interpretation of the vernacular and a relevant response to single construction material of old houses; its exposed concrete form resonates the presence of old stone houses and recalls the revered strength. The house acts as a sort of bastion between the modern residential expansion and the old core.
Architects: Davide Macullo Architects
Photography: Enrico Cano