Embedded into a mountainside in the Calamuchita Valley of Argentina, Casa FM is a holiday home with sweeping views. The concrete dwelling is comprised of a low-lying, rectangular form perched on the sloped terrain. A green roof helps to further integrate the structure into the verdant landscape. Internally, exposed cement..
Located in northern Israel, the Ecological House is a low-lying concrete dwelling surrounded by agricultural land. The property adds to the scenery with an orchard and a fruit garden. It complements its environment with a palette of natural materials as well as a variety of green elements that include teak screens..
Nestled on a forested ravine outside of Chicago, this single-story dwelling is a modest homage to its natural setting. The rectangular structure is sliced at an angle, separating the main house and the garage. Between the two volumes is a courtyard lined by screens of Black Locust and local stone. The property has been..
The English countryside is blanketed with classic barns. While the Stealth Barn complements the Norfolk vernacular with its traditional silhouette, the guesthouse takes a step toward modern design with its shadowy facade. The dwelling’s prefabricated timber frame is clad in planks of ebony-stained rough sawn fencing...
Inspired by the local fishing huts, Comporta Cabanas is a relaxing retreat on the coast of Portugal. The residence is comprised of four small cabins sited in a forest of pine. Their Douglas fir cladding is charred for protection while its dark finish helps the compound blend into the surrounding trees. Each volume..
Casita Del Árbol
Argentina’s Parana River is consumed by lush landscapes. The Casita Del Árbol attempts to keep the scener intact with its suspended design and dark facade. Clad in black metal, the exterior fades into the lush landscape and completely disappears in the night. A foundation of pillars resembles the native timbers,..
Sited on a grassy pond front, House Bras masterfully complements its natural surroundings. The modern home hides its clean lines with a facade made from stone slabs that blend into the scenery. A winding layout creates a series of inner courtyards and gardens. Internally, the dwelling is divided into three wings — the..
Southern Chile’s harsh climate brings extended periods of rain and cold temperatures but what it lacks in sunshine, it makes up for in rugged landscapes. Casa KDDK is no exception. Its site is enveloped in lush, green meadows and dense forests. To take advantage of the views, the zinc-clad dwelling is sited on the..
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..