Project O Cabins
After purchasing a previously uninhabited island in the Finnish Archipelago National Park, designers Aleksi Hautamaki and Milla Selkimaki began work on their rugged retreat. Project O — named for the Swedish term for island — is a pair of self-sustaining timber cabins sited on a rocky outcropping. Housing the main..
St. Andrews Beach Villa
Built along the sandy shores of the Mornington Peninsula, the St. Andrews Beach Villa has been a 20-year process. The first phase began in 1999 with a modest seaside shack. After the completion of the third stage, the dwelling now consists of five bedrooms, a glasshouse, a lap pool, and cabana. The passing..
Black Body Mountain Shelter
Placed just below the summit of Dormillouse, the Black Body Mountain Shelter provides refuge for passing mountaineers. The hexagonal volume features a metal facade with a dark finish that stands out against the sea of verdant hillsides. A swiss pine interior offers a warm welcome for passing climbers and..
Meadow Dance House
Drawing inspiration from the region’s stone buildings and grassy marshlands, the Meadow Dance House is a modern ode to its native Ireland. The dwelling is comprised of two stack structures. Its ground floor is clad in a mixture of local yellow sandstone and grey limestone and houses the interior’s main living..
Bishops Hill Encampment
Situated on an inlet overlooking the water, the Bishops Hill Encampment is a relaxed retreat on the Tawharanui Peninsula. The site consists of a pair of compact cabins placed on a grassy incline. Their timber facades complement the rural scenery while wooden shutters immerse the interiors in the surrounding..
Housed in a former railway warehouse, Cultureplex Manchester reimagines the idea of a community center for a modern city. The cultural complex can be found in Manchester’s Northern Quarter and will draw in residents with its upscale amenities and revolving events. It offers an 80-seat eatery head by local..
Overlooking a river basin in Montana, the Confluence House interprets its rugged surroundings in a modern context. The dwelling is sited in a clearing on a small hilltop and is comprised of three buildings — the main home, a guest house, and a workshop. The three structures meet at a central courtyard where a..
Straume Weekend House
After a storm washed away a deserted warehouse, the structure was replaced with the Straume Weekend House. The timber-clad home is situated on a rocky outcropping on the coast of Remøya in Norway. Sharing the same footprint as the original, It was constructed entirely off-site and consists of seven steel..
Overlooking the Trondheim Fjord, the Powerhouse Brattorkaia is the world’s northernmost energy-positive structure. The office building is clad in black aluminum and 3,000-square-metres of solar panels. Its position, facade, and pentagonal roof were carefully designed to collect the maximum amount of solar..
Holmsland Dune House
Perched above the rolling landscape, the Holmsland Dune House is a remote retreat on the coast of Denmark. The cross-formed structure is elevated off the ground, cantilevering in the four cardinal directions — north, south, east, and west — while the introduction of light becomes the fifth. The changing angles..