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The Graham and Co

The hip younger New Yorker is shifting away from the Hamptons or Montauk getaways for something a little more personal. The Graham and Co represents a new crop of beautifully designed little boutique hotels cropping up in the Catskills, Adirondacks and the entirety of New England. With a focus on design and comfort these types of hotels offer a unique experience and access to nature that hotels are normally entirely devoid of. Somewhere between a bed and breakfast, a camp style family getaway and a hotel TG&C is definitely on our travel list for 2014.

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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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Green Box

This amazing glass cabin designed by Italian studio act romegialli repurposed an existing garage and retained some structural elements to create the footprint for this weekend retreat. AR placed a galvanized metal and glass framework on top of the existing slab and stone pillars. To add privacy and help the structure blend into its surroundings it was planted with a variety of annual and perennial climbing plants. The result is a hyper organic facade that truly blends and grows out into the earth around it. In contrast the interior is ultra-simple and almost industrial in finishing.

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Lake House S

There are few things more relaxing than a simple cabin on a lake. Architects Luger & Maul completed Lake House S in 2007. The structure is a refined minimalist approach to a lakeside cabin with great elements which add privacy and make it a great retreat.

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Jens Risom Prefab Revisited

Jens Risom’s prefab getaway on Block Island is one of my favorite examples of modernist architecture of all time. I previously posted about it several months here on campsite. When I originally posted it there were only two quality photos I could find, but I have discovered several more great photos in addition to the video tour by Gary Nadeau after the jump.

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Weekend House in Vallemaggia

A simple cabin like this overlooking a Swiss meadow seems to be as idyllic as possible. This two story dwelling is perched atop 4 concrete pillars and the wood facade is made entirely of fir. This small weekend getaway was commissioned by architect Roberto Briccola.

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Y Hutte

The designs of Kengo Kuma and Associates have a certain communication or connection with the natural environment. They unobtrusively became a part of their surroundings as much as a new sapling or patch of tall grass. Y Hutte in Eastern Japan illustrates this approach while also showing their unwillingness to use ornate or superfluous forms or finishing techniques. Simplicity in form and construction makes this small cabin a wonderful living space.

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Shimada House

Perched on a hill overlooking Kobe, Japan this prefab module is an amazing contemporary cabin. Tato Architects designed this single volume two story residence with a glass walled first floor and a more protected living area.

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Barn Redevelopment

Swiss mountain cabins and barns are one of my favorite types of structures. The simplicity of form and materials coupled with the natural surroundings are of unparalleled beauty. This renovation by Ruinelli Associati was originally a small barn used by farmers and has been converted into an amazing holiday home.

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Oberschwändiberg Cottage

A ski cottage in Switzerland is just about the ultimate dream possible in my mind. Oberschwändiberg Cottage designed by Swiss architects Althammer Hochuli was prefabricated in pieces and assembled on site with a helicopter. The below photo is probably my favorite of all as it shows one of the main wall panels moved into place. The site was inaccessible by truck so all the supplies and construction had to be done using a helicopter, but the view is definitely worth it.

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Silvervillan

Supervillan, designed by architects Sjöberg & Thermé resides in a part of Sweden which is extremely environmentally conscious. To fit in with its surroundings and the needs of the clients the house was created to limit heat loss and to maintain a stable temperature during all seasons. A distinct barn style construction is visible in the buildings exterior, derived from classic Swedish architecture. The interior either to balance this out or to directly oppose it sports an open loft style floor plan with extremely modern cabinetry and finishing.

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Inbetween House

A simple house wooden house like this in an idyllic setting in a forest seems perfect. Japanese architects Koji Tsutsui designed this cabin as an escape to relax and enjoy the surroundings.

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Cube Office

Of all the amazing workspaces I have come across this one certainly takes the cake. Peter Frazier of UIArchitects created the dream office out of this simple cube protruding from the forest overlooking Chuckanut Bay in Bellingham, Washington.


La Dia Cottage

Renovated Swiss mountain farmhouses are one of the most beautiful structures in existence. This particular one was originally built in 1862, and was renovated with the focus being a balance between conservation of
heritage and necessary updates. Charles Pictet did a wonderful job of that and stayed very true to the original homes structure and reorganizing it’s contents and layout. The result is a home which fits it’s surroundings, but is a more contemporarily appropriate.

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Summer House Skåtøy

This summer house in Skåtøy Island, Norway is all you need in a summer house. Just over 1000 square feet is modern, but still fits in with it’s surrounding so perfectly. The interior is a simple wood and exposed concrete, which echoes the rocks and trees from the outside. The design was carried out by Oslo based Filter Arkitekter.

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Casa de Lavra

Open to the breeze or buttoned up to weather the storm, Casa de Lavra designed by Nuno Merino Rocha is a perfectly poised at the crossroads of minimalist and rustic. No more than exactly what is required. A big open living space with a wood burning stove, a cozy kitchen tucked under a large open sleeping loft, and a variety of windows and doors which open to connect the inside with it’s natural surroundings.

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Manifest Destiny

Manifest Destiny is an amazing SoEx public art project by Jenny Chapman & Mark A. Reigelman located on the side of the Hotel Des Arts in San Francisco.


The Gugalun House

Having a historic Swiss mountain farmhouse like The Gugalun House is a dream unto itself, but one renovated by Peter Zumthor brings it to an entirely transcendent level. The renovation took a few special steps to pay homage to the original structure and it’s craftsmen. Zumthor even kept the original foot path that has been travelled by farmers and residents alike for over a hundred years. These details help to contextualize the house both as a livable modern home, but also to honor all the history that exists within the walls and on the site.

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Camp Treehouse

Tom’s Treehouse is one of the creative and unique residences, which together comprise Camp Wandawega a lake side resort unlike any other. Tereasa Surratt and David Hernandez the creative duo behind Wandawega cobble together found and flee market scored fixtures and objects, which make up the camps rustic antiquities aesthetic. Their gem has been featured on sites like Design Tripper and The Lettered Cottage. Staying in a place with such a great story and where the design is so defined by the process of building it sounds like a really fun adventure. Keep up with Wandawega over on their blog.

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Foster Loop

Foster Loop cabin is located on a beautiful piece of land with interesting yet simple topography in Mazama, Washington Balance Associates. This house was more of an upgrade than outright new construction, the existing residence being tents. The family had used the property for camping in the summer for many years and now have just decided that a house fits their needs better now. One thing that really strikes me about this design is the connection and openness to the outdoors the windows, indoor/outdoor space and catwalks create. Most of Balance Associates has a calm utilitarian feel to it, melded nicely with warm woods and other natural materials, which make often stark modern forms more comfortable.

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