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Nannberga

General Architecture did a fantastic job on the renovation work of this summer house in Arboga, Sweden. I am really intrigued by the classic nature of the design and the local northern European vernacular that the building fits into.


Haus Fohren

Haus Fohren in Austria was designed by Architekt Di Bernardo Bader. A single volume divided into spaces suitable for specific uses features wood surfaces as the main material both inside and out. The simple structure is excentuated by the high level of craft in all of the carpentry and construction.

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Haus W

The shape of this house and it’s overall a-typical design are what initially caught my attention. Looking more like a submersible or a great sea creature cresting up out of a green wave. Haus W in Berlin is a dark mysterious wonder on the outside and a light open and modern dream dwelling on the interior. It features a broken floor plan with an interesting play between the height separation between spaces. This gives the house a much more grand feeling and allows the spaces to be separated with out walls, which would cause the space to feel boxy and small. Haus W is a project by the awesome Berlin based firm Pott Architects.

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Belavali House

This house designed by Studio Mumbai looks and feels as though it has existed on this lot since before time itself. Your eye travels across the landscape and only stops on the house once you realize it isn’t completely part of the natural environment. The five-acre plantation, which makes up the property seamlessly fades into the courtyard of the house and on into the interior. Design like this is a beautiful example of what contemporary architecture can be when vernacular and texture are studied as thoroughly as form.

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Hanaha House

Japanese architects mA-style designed the Hanaha House a simple and subtle. The combination of light wood and white stucco is has a nice airiness to it. I also really like the different kinds of windows used. On the interior facing the courtyard a series of picture windows unites the interior with the exterior. On the facade of the house the windows are small and placed with a sort of deliberate randomness.

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Håkansson Tegman House

Hakansson Tegman House is a single story home in Höllviken, Sweden, which was designed to have a very direct connection with nature and the outdoors. Design was carried out by Johan Sundberg. The walls feature a mix of slated wood and glass. This allows it to be wide open to the outdoors, while also maintaining a nice level of privacy.

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River Side House

Of all the things that continually astonish me about architecture; the ingenuity it takes to create a beautiful building on an a lot with such a laundry list of limitations is right there at the top of the list. Mizuishi Architect Atelier rose to one such challenge and the River Side House was born. On an awkwardly shaped, minuscule Suginami, Tokyo they were able to create a house with a nice sense of privacy protected from the street. The open and airy quality of the interior seems nearly impossible after seeing the exterior, and even then they were able to create 3 completely separate floors.

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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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Silver Beaver

Part of me just really loves the name of this houseboat, Silver Beaver, and another part is in love with the simple yet perfectly crafter interior. Sparse and refined with plenty of light and open space despite a relatively small footprint. Confused Direction has conquered the house boat with this beautiful modern design. I would take to the water in a heartbeat if I could live in this house.

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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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Casa Ubiracica

Completed in 1997 Casa Ubiracica in São Paulo, Brazil fits its surroundings, but simultaneously evokes an energy that this house was commissioned by Picasso or some great Brazilian artist I have never heard of. The colors and perfect execution, of what can best be described as lived in modern communicates the innate balance in the life of an artist. The pursuit of aesthetic perfection constantly affected or undermined by the organic aspects of life. So much of Brasil Arquitetura’s works share this theme. A stark juxtaposition between the natural and the man made, which makes their buildings beautiful and modern, but also comfortable and livable.

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Rentsch House

The buildings designed by Richard Neutra are some of the most iconic structures of the last hundred years, and maybe even all time. These photos by Iwan Baan, of the Rentsch House capture this classicism in all it’s glory looking out over an idyllic Swiss mountain-scape.

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Dark Mountain House

Clad in black stained wood this multi-level house undulates down the slope of the lot creating an interesting relationship with it’s surrounding. The main access is across a suspended metal bridge, which connects the house to the hill above. Designed by Miurashin Architect + Associates the further you explore the house the more you learn about it’s environment and are able to experience it in a way otherwise impossible. The most explicit example of this is the tiered roof deck, which literally expands out directly out into the forest canopy.

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Casa 205

A stark wooden box tucked into a hillside sounds bland, however H Arquitectes was able to create this subtle prefab home which is amount about the details as it is about the lack of details. The wooden rectangle was dangled into place in pieces by a crane, and sits so perfectly perched just below the peak of the hill. The interior is a nice mix of minimalism and coziness. A feeling created by the juxtaposition between the cohesive use of wood, flooring and paneled walls, and the more pedestrian furniture and fixtures.

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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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Family House in Kraluv Dvur

Use of an interesting sliding shutter system on this family home in the Czech Republic helps to protect and insulate the house. Designed by OV-A this minimalist dwelling can be opened up to greet a sunny morning or all buttoned up to weather the storm. The choice of materials helps to keep the exterior bright, but it also fits it’s surroundings appropriately.

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Waikanae House

Despite a funky mod beach sensibility this vacation house has a refined comfy interior, and looks out over the ocean and Kapiti Island. The design by Parsonson Architects is a definite nod to modernism, especially their interest in what architecture of the future would look like.

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Forest Bath in Nagano

A triangle form cut right into the side of the house creates a perfect protected patio to enjoy the forest. Kyoko Ikuta Architecture Laboratory created this light and open yet private summer residence for the clients to experience the trees and outdoors.

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Casa Pantalon

Derived from the form of the letter V, this house designed by Eduardo Castillo Arquitecto used this shape create two private and separate volumes connected by a common space. This separation is based on a typical Chilean home where the rooms for the children, kitchen, and baths would be separate or detached from the section for the parents. The house is made from a palette of generic rustic building materials, which if they were composed with less skill could easily look more like a shanty than the interesting house they became.

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The Crib

Small scale prefab buildings are in my opinion some of the more interesting buildings being created today. The Crib designed by Broadhurst Architects is system that executes this concept to the fullest. With three customizable footprints The Crib can really fit into any environment. I could definitely see using one of these for a backyard studio, a small vacation getaway, or if you are up to the task a super minimalist home.

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