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Summerhouse

From the outside Summerhouse in Lagnö, Sweden is a series of geometric concrete shapes, but once you are inside it gives way to a open, light and airy space. Muted tones are punctuated by crisp expanses of natural wood and deliberately placed pieces of black furniture. The house was designed by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter and these amazing photographs were shot by Lindman.

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Maison Germanier

I have a serious infatuation for Swiss mountain cabins and farm huts. Especially beautifully renovated ones like Maison Germanier by Savioz Fabrizzi architects in . This small house maintains its historic sensibilities and texture while being brought into the 21st century with a nice new roof and streamlined windows. The house is located in the vineyards of Vétroz in the Southwestern corner of Switzerland.

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SayBoat

I have always thought it would be great to live on a house boat. SayBoat, designed by Czech architect Milan Řídký seems like it would be the perfect choice if I were to take to take up residence on the water. The house is small, but the layout makes it far more spacious than a normal boat. The exterior balances modernism and classicism to fit in with the more common canal house boat style, but the interior is ultra modern with very clean lines.

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Tom Kundig Collection

UPDATE
I posted previously about the Tom Kundig Collection on campsite a few weeks ago, and I was recently turned onto this wonderful short video produced by Kontent Partners. The video covers the background and collaboration between 12th Avenue Iron and Olson Kundig Architects.

Olson Kundig Architects have been a favorite of mine for quite some time. Their aesthetic and style of design blends rustic and industrial elements into comfortable and utilitarian spaces. They have recently launched a side project with 12th Avenue Iron. The Tom Kundig Collection are a selection of fixtures for the moments when people become kinetically involved with the buildings and spaces they inhabit.

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H House

Tamás Dévényi’s house just outside of Budapest is edged by a forest and idyllic fields. The shingle covered structure is both simplistic and specific. Designed by local architects Budapesti Műhely. Engaging the surroundings through use of a covered patio space which connects the house to its site and the outdoors.

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Mountain Cabin

As always the simplicity is what first drew me to this house. After staring at the images for a while the thing I began to notice was how it was sited and landscaped. Far too many homes and their accompanying property have a landscape design that feels right out of a Lowe’s ad spot or a home and garden magazine. The natural rough sort of plants and trees, as well as the exposed rock of this plot are to me so much more interesting and inviting. A home is a enough of an imposition on the natural landscape sometimes and the best counterstroke is to allow nature to embrace it and for them to harmonize together.

This Mountain Cabin looking out towards the Rondane mountains in Oppland, Norway was designed by Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk.

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Tom Kundig Collection

Olson Kundig Architects have been a favorite of mine for quite some time. Their aesthetic and style of design blends rustic and industrial elements into comfortable and utilitarian spaces. They have recently launched a side project with 12th Avenue Iron. The Tom Kundig Collection are a selection of fixtures for the moments when people become kinetically involved with the buildings and spaces they inhabit.

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House in Yoro

A living space where the presence of the family would always be felt. Using this as the client brief Keiichi Kiriyama of Airhouse Design Office led the design of this open flowing single family house in Yoro, Japan.

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Moor Haus

Moor Haus is lovely utilitarian single family house designed by Bernardo Bader in Krumbach Germany. The design lies somewhere between a high-design barn and a sleek modernist dwelling. This is achieved partially through a restricted palette of materials and finishing, as well as a simplicity of shape, form and plan.

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Leis Houses

Peter Zumthor has long been one of my favorite architects. His designs strike a great balance between classical Swiss structures, and more modern approaches in both materials and construction. These small Chalets in Leis are a prime example of a Zumthor’s take on the classic Swiss mountain huts.

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The Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum Signage

Museum signage is always slightly banal, and with good reason. The art or exhibitions should always take precedent to the design of the graphics, signage and way finding. That doesn’t mean that the signage should be neglected. The signage plan Hara Design Institute created for the Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum is stunning. Complex in places where it is used to draw guests and passerby into the museum and subtly informational where people need to be guided through the space or provided with information.

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A House in Kitashirakawa

Built in 1980 this two story house was renovated after a new owner purchased it. Their intent was to make the interior more open and gain access to more natural light throughout the day. They also wanted the the updates to fit their more modern aesthetics. Architects Méga were in charge of the design and management of the project.

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Mountain House

Atelier Bow Wow is often best known for their ingenious designs on minute Tokyo plots. The Mountain House they designed in Nevada City, Nevada has a similarly small footprint just over 1200 square feet with a cantilevered roof hovering above the house itself. The roof is reminiscent of a tent fly and provides a large protected outdoor deck space from which almost 360 degree views of the property can be observed.

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Birkenhead House

Fit into a funky triangular lot on the edge of Auckland inner harbor. The Birkenhead House designed by Crosson Clark Carnachan Architects was designed with its neighbors in mind. The unique shape and position of the lot made it a challenge to locate and place the dwelling in such a way so that fit in with the directionality of the other homes nearby.

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Machi House

Designed by Hiroshima-based UID Architects House replaced a traditional Japanese townhouse. Similar to the classic Machiya design, they replicated a courtyard in the center of the home which offers a protected well lit natural space and garden. One of my favorite parts is the before and after images, which you can see after the jump.

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Airport City

These renderings of OMA’s master-plan for the new airport to be developed in Doha, Qatar. Their plan features four circular districts positioned along the HIA runways and creates strong unique visual identities for each of the districts.

Rem Koolhaas commented “We are delighted and honored to participate in the exciting growth of Doha, in a project that is perhaps the first serious effort anywhere in the world to interface between an international airport and the city it serves.”

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Coal Mill

Situated on the banks of a river in Libčice nad Vltavou, north of Prague. This structure was originally part of a factory complex which manufactured screws. The building itself was the coal mill and was built in approximately 1900. Beginning in 2006 Atelier Hoffman director Patrik Hoffman has been working to renovate the building and make it into a living space. The result is absolutely amazing. A beautiful marriage between the historic industrial structure and clean modern design.

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