Kiht’han Floodwater House
Sited adjacent to a coastal pond and the ocean in Sagaponack, New York, the Kiht’han Floodwater House is prone to flooding. Instead of letting it negatively impact their design, Bates Masi + Architects used the periodic rising waters as inspiration for a modern dwelling. The home, along with the pool,..
The future is unpredictable. Whether we live out our days in a dystopian Earth or on a foreign planet, an off-grid residence like The Cybunker would come in handy. The modular shelter is made from an aerodynamic frame and steel monocoque shell that has the ability to withstand harsh environmental conditions while a..
Housed in a 1930s soda factory in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, the Bathhouse brings communal bathing to the borough. Guests enter into a sleek reception area, fitted with handmade cement tiles and a custom concrete walkway. A 6,500 square foot subterranean bathhouse is located below where..
With its steep limestone walls, France’s Verdon Gorge is a bucket list item for may rock climbers around the world. The river canyon’s cliffs reach over 2,000 feet making it a destination for multi-pitch climbing. To offer these climbers a resting spot, Christophe Benichou designed the Verdon Balconies. Inspired by..
House in the Landscape
Organic architecture was first coined by Frank Lloyd Wright nearly a century ago. Although the practice isn’t new, Niko Architecture offers a fresh take on the philosophy with the House in the Landscape. The dwelling lives in harmony with its environment, appearing to emerge from the artificial landscape like..
Hood Cliff Retreat
Sited on a wooded bluff overlooking the canal, the Hood Cliff Retreat replaces a 1962 cedar cabin in the Pacific Northwest. The new structure consists of a flat-roofed dwelling built on the existing footprint, an addition, and a bunkhouse. Opposed to the original cabin, the current home breaks up its rough-sawn..
Sirdal Twin Cabins
Situated on a hilltop in Norway, the Sirdal Twin Cabins offer a winter refuge for the nearby slopes. The two structures are made from asymmetrical forms. A steeply sloped roofline blocks the harsh winter winds on one side while creating a sheltered south-facing terrace on the other. Opposite of the exterior’s..
The Whale Arctic Pavilion
Just North of the Arctic circle rests the Norwegian island of Andøya lies Andenes. Known for its high population of migrating whales, the location is a prime spot for viewing the marine mammals and to celebrate the creatures, Dorte Mandrup designed The Whale. The upcoming arctic attraction is located on..
Nova Scotia Cliff House
Suspended off a rocky bluff, the Nova Scotia Cliff House is a rustic seaside retreat. The simple cedar-clad box extends out over the bedrock and is perched off the ground by a galvanized steel pedestal. Comprised of just 960-square-feet, its interior maximizes living space with an open floor plan and..
Named for its ethereal presence, the Ghost House is a striking contemporary dwelling in England’s Warwickshire. The home inspired by the work of architect Tado Ando and features a concrete construction that was cast in-situ. Its simplistic form frames in floor-to-ceiling steel windows on three sides. At night, the..