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Two Barns House / RS+ A House for the Best Years / Biro Gašperič. Architects: Biro Gašperič Location: 4207 Velesovo, Slovenia Architect In Charge: Matej Gašperič Area: 192.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Virginia Vrecl Supervision: Anri, Uroš Rigler Project Management: Anri, Uroš Rigler Structural Engineer: Ciril Bogataj Mechanical Engineer: Boštjan Rant Electrical Engineer: Jakob Lovšin Interior Designer: Matej Gašperič General Contractor: Bauta Site Area: 1116 sq m Total Floor Area: 155 sq m Cost Of Construction: 1.600,00 eur / sq m From the architect.

A House for the Best Years / Biro Gašperič

KEY NOTE A house was designed to be a perfect host to an experienced couple and their list of expectations and personal preferences. With kids all grown up the parents namely transformed back into a pair. Kids will be back of course, but now only as visitors. House Husarö / Tham & Videgård Arkitekter. Architects: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter Location: Stockholm, Sweden Architect In Charge: Martin Videgård Area: 180.0 sqm Year: 2012 Photographs: Ake E:son Lindman Design Team: Bolle Tham, Maria Videgård Structural Engineer: Christian Hoffman, Konkret Rådgivande Ingenjörer Building Construction: Bosse and Emil Stjernberg Metal Work: Lasse Fors Electrician: Håkan Österman Plumber: Lennart Källström Ground Work: Nilas Österman, Sven Ivar Öman Building Cost: 265,000 Euro.

House Husarö / Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

Black Forest / Stocker Dewes Architekten. Architects: Stocker Dewes Architekten Location: Freiburg, Germany Year: 2014 Photographs: Yohan Zerdoun Structural Engineers : Scherberger und Fritsch Beratende Bauingenieure GmbH, Freiburg im Breisgau (DE) Award : Hugo-Häring-Auszeichnung 2014 BDA Kreisgruppe Freiburg/Breisgau Hochschwarzwald [Award] From the architect.

Black Forest / Stocker Dewes Architekten

Building task was to re-use a former horse stable to a residential and office building. House Krailling / Unterlandstättner Architekten. Architects: Unterlandstättner Architekten Location: Krailling, Germany Project Team: Telemach Rieff, Anke Göckelmann, Enrico Schreck Area: 350.0 sqm Year: 2013 Photographs: Courtesy of Unterlandstättner Architekten From the architect.

House Krailling / Unterlandstättner Architekten

The new building in the Würm valley near Munich for a family with three children, guest area and home office is characterised by an individual interior and exterior room structure. Following reflections on other buildings in the environment, taking into account and focusing on the views of the house’s own outdoor areas, and the reduction of exposure to neighbouring buildings, the house respects the regulations of the zoning ordinance (pitched roof / building boundary / proximity to neighbouring buildings), fits in typologically with the style of the densely-built surroundings, and yet develops its own independent, unmistakeable character relative to the area.

Villa Kallioniemi / K2S Architects. Clément Bacle's House Between the Two extension mirrors original house. This extension by French architect Clément Bacle mirrors the size and shape of the original brick house it adjoins, but uses modern materials to distinguish it as new (+ slideshow).

Clément Bacle's House Between the Two extension mirrors original house

House Between the Two was designed by Nantes-based architect Clément Bacle for two sisters. One, who previously lived in an apartment, saw an opportunity to build a detached house in the other's long back garden in the north-western city of Rennes. The new addition provides 85 square metres of space, with a kitchen-diner and living room on the ground floor, and a bedroom and bathroom on the first floor. It is connected to the original house by a corridor, so the two sisters can pass easily between each other's homes. A glazed, pitched roof has been added above shared space between the original house – built in 1905 – and the extension, bringing more light into both homes from the east and west. Bizarre House That Slides by dRMM Architecture (Video) The Sliding House designed by dRMM Architecture does something that you come across a home like this – it slides.

Bizarre House That Slides by dRMM Architecture (Video)

The form looks nothing special and gives you the idea of a regular timber barn until you realise that the entire outer skin (the wooden part) is capable of sliding back and forth. The separated forms can be transformed by a 20 ton mobile roof/wall enclosure which traverses the site, creating combinations of enclosure, open-air living and framing of views according to position. This is an autonomous structure; steel, timber, insulation and unstained larch spanning recessed railway tracks.

Manuel Aires Mateus revives a Portuguese farmhouse with Casa no Tempo. A minimal arch frames the entrance to this former farmhouse that architect Manuel Aires Mateus has transformed into a modern retreat in the rural landscape of Portugal's Alentejo region (+ slideshow).

Manuel Aires Mateus revives a Portuguese farmhouse with Casa no Tempo

Known as Casa no Tempo, the renovated building is the second holiday home completed by Portuguese architect Manuel Aires Mateus for the brothers João and Andreia Rodrigues, following a pair of reconstructed fishing huts installed in Grândola last year. For this project, the architect was asked to restore an old family farmhouse, creating a four-bedroom holiday home set amongst 400 hectares of cork groves, pastures, wildflower fields and lakes, near the village of Montemor-o-Novo. "Casa No Tempo has been in the family for many years," said João and Andreia Rodrigues. "It was our grandad's will that we look after it until the next generation. " The Maintenance-Free House / Arkitema Architects. Villa Rotonda / Bedaux de Brouwer Architects. Community Centre for Evangelical Reformed Church in Würenlos / Menzi Bürgler Architekten.

Architects: Menzi Bürgler Architekten Location: Würenlos, Switzerland Year: 2013 Photographs: Rasmus Norlander Construction Management: Reto Brawand I Zurich From the architect.

Community Centre for Evangelical Reformed Church in Würenlos / Menzi Bürgler Architekten

To provide space for its growing community of members, the Evangelical Reformed church of Würenlos tendered a limited design competition in 2011 for a new community centre. Airhouse Design Office creates a hierarchy of rooms inside this house. The most private rooms of this house by Japanese studio Airhouse Design Office are concealed within massive columns, leaving the surrounding double-height space to become an area for socialising (+ slideshow).

Airhouse Design Office creates a hierarchy of rooms inside this house

Named House in Ohno, the two-storey residence is located amongst an orchard of persimmon trees – known in Japan as kaki – within a residential area of Gifu Prefecture. Keiichi Kiriyama, the principal architect at Airhouse Design Office, planned an interior where private rooms such as bedrooms could be hidden in the corners and centre of the plan, allowing large expanses of glazing around the spaces in between. "As the landscape transforms with the changing of the kaki seasons, a generous living space is produced in the house nestled among the kaki trees," said the architect.

The building has a simple rectilinear form, with a pyramid hip roof that sits on top like a large hat. Floor-to-ceiling glazing features on all three of the four elevations. Long Brick House by Foldes Architects has a 17 metre-long bookshelf. This long and narrow brick house outside Budapest, by Foldes Architects, integrates a 17-metre-long library wall that accommodates the owners' expansive book collection (+ slideshow).

Long Brick House by Foldes Architects has a 17 metre-long bookshelf

Long Brick House was designed by Budapest studio Foldes Architects for a couple who are retiring and requested enough space to display as many of their books as possible. "He is the rector of a university, and she was HR manager in a big planning office, and together they own a book collection close to 100 metres long," explained architect Laszlo Foldes, whose past projects include a volcano museum with dark concrete walls.

"To avoid creating under-used space, we maximised the potential of the corridor, turning the horizontal axis into a 17 metre-long library wall," he told Dezeen. Family house Kostalov / 3+1 architekti. Architects: 3+1 architekti Architect In Charge: Plánička, Panenka, Páral Area: 155.0 sqm Year: 2013 Photographs: Pavel Plánička From the architect. Previously independent Košťálov is now part of village Jenčice. It lies at the southeastern foot of the basalt hill Košťál. Houses of the village rise along the municipal road more than a mile northwest towards the castle ruins Košťálov on top of the hill (about 500m). “View from the top of the hill, especially during the spring, when fruit trees are in bloom, is unforgettable” – stands written in the History section of the village´s website.

Builder’s plot at the north end of the village connects and at the same time separates buildings with surrounding open landscape. A Mini Dutch Holiday House. 2by4-architects designed the Recreational Island House in the Dutch lake area ‘Loosdrechtse Plas’. Project description On an island of 5 by 100 meters in the Dutch lake area ‘Loosdrechtse Plas’ 2by4-architects designed a unique recreational house. The house is a subtle frame that captures the view from the inside out and outside in. Hungarian Cubes: photographs of post-war houses by Katharina Roters. North London Hospice / Allford Hall Monaghan Morris. Architects: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris Location: North London Hospice, 71 Chase Side, London N14 5BQ, UK Area: 8000.0 ft2 Year: 2012 Photographs: Timothy Soar. Pobble House by Guy Hollaway is a holiday home on Dungeness beach.

British architect Guy Hollaway used rusty steel mesh, silvery larch and grey cement fibreboard to clad this house on Dungeness beach – the only place in Britain officially classified as a desert (+ slideshow). Guy Hollaway's Pobble House is the latest architect-designed addition to the Kent beach, best-known as the former address of the late artist Derek Jarman, but also home to a rubber-clad house by Simon Conder Associates and a tar-coated residence by NORD Architecture. Named after the Kentish word for pebble, the holiday home was designed for a client with a growing family who, like many, is attracted to the remoteness of the shingle beach and its historic fishing community.

"Pobble House forms a beautifully crafted home which seeks to continue Dungeness's curious architectural legacy," said Hollaway. A mixture of larch boards, cement fibreboard and Corten steel mesh was used to clad the walls and rooftops of the three adjoining cabins. Borreraig House on a Scottish island by Dualchas Architects. Scottish firm Dualchas Architects used Scottish stone and larch to build this single-storey house on the Isle of Skye (+ slideshow). Named Borreraig House, the part-time residence was designed by Dualchas Architects for a Buddhist, who inherited a plot of land on the largest of Scotland's Inner Hebrides islands.

The Floating House by MOS Architects. Kerferd / Whiting Architects. Unfolding House / Jae Heon Jeong. MBP House by EDIT! hides most of its body below street level. Prague studio EDIT! Has sunken the majority of this Czech house below street level, so only a small gabled structure is visible to passersby (+ slideshow). House on House occupies a stepped plot of land in the town of Mníšek pod Brdy, south-west of Prague, where local regulations required a pitched roof. Format Elf Architekten's blackened timber cottages for a German resort. German studio Format Elf Architekten has designed three holiday cottages for a resort in the Bavarian countryside that resemble archetypal pitched-roof barns (+ slideshow). The owners of the Hofgut estate, which offers luxury accommodation, dining and spa facilities, asked Format Elf Architekten to create the houses for guests looking to stay for longer periods than the existing facilities allowed. The three longhouses (langhäuser) provide more floor space and include a fully-equipped kitchen so guests can cook for themselves.

The houses are designed to evoke agricultural buildings typical in the region and feature pitched roofs that create an archetypal silhouette, "like a kid would draw a house – as simple as it could get. " Black-stained timber used to clad the structures was chosen to enhance the connection to vernacular buildings and to help them blend in with the dark tones of the surrounding forest. McGarry-Moon inserts steel-framed living space into traditional barn. Northern Ireland studio McGarry-Moon Architects has inserted a contemporary living space into this stone barn, which has been long-listed for the Royal Institute of British Architects' 2014 Manser Medal for best British house (+ slideshow). In order to minimise the load on the original stone structure of Loughlougharn Barn, in the village of Broughshane, McGarry-Moon Architects inserted a steel-framed upper storey inside the building's existing walls, rather than on them.

"The living space appears as if it has been plugged into the barn and has an altogether different, albeit rural, architectural language," said the architects. Brick House / LETH & GORI. Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten uses red brick for Dutch country house. Slovakian house by JRKVC features a glazed gable wall. Sorel Residence / NatureHumaine. Casa Contadina / a2bc. Villa Geldrop by Hofman Dujardin Architects. Dutch holiday home by Korteknie Stuhlmacher references farmyard barns. Malthouse / Inside Out Architecture. ArchZine.com - Architecture & Design, moderne, intérieur, extérieur, Meubles de luxe.

Bernardo Bader's Haus Fontanella is a chalet built from local wood. Scottish house by Raw Architecture Workshop has a kinked facade. Gottshalden / Rossetti + Wyss Architekten. House M / hohensinn architektur. Wiklands Backe / Sandell Sandberg. House 1 and House 2 by TAKA. Haus E17 in Metzingen by (se)arch. Mortehoe House by McLean Quinlan Architects. Ty Pren by Feilden Fowles. House Maher / Tribe Studio. White Wolf Hotel / AND-RÉ. House in Belas on a golf course by CHP Arquitectos. The Floating Farmhouse. Summerhouse Lagnö by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter. Shingle House by NORD Architecture. Holston River House / Sanders Pace Architecture. Haus am Moor / Bernardo Bader Architects. Bru 1.25 by SoHo Architektur. 3 Social Dwellings / Chartier-Dalix architects. House Unimog stores a truck within its translucent base. Wickstead Lodge by Baynes & Co.

Connemara / Peter Legge Associates. Farmhouse / RTA Studio + Richard Naish + Farzana Gujarati. Maison Simon / Mathieu Noël & Élodie Bonnefous architectes. Maison à Belin-Beliet. Long Farm by Lucy Marston. Gotland Summer House / Enflo Arkitekter. Old Yorkshire barn converted into a modern home by Snook Architects. House in Hollansche Rading / Korteknie Stuhlmacher Architecten. Family House in Orava. Villa Wallin by Erik Andersson Architects. Portable House ÁPH80 / Ábaton Arquitectura. Cross Stitch House / FMD Architects. Summerhouse in Denmark / JVA. The Boathouse by Alex Cochrane Architects. Atelier Kastelic Buffey : Maison Glissade. House W / HPSA.

MAPA builds sheds within a shed for Chilean mountain hideaway. Maison L / Atelier 56S. Roprachtice House / PRODESI. Rick Joy Architects « Haus Crussow / ANNABAU. Small museum pavilion designed to resemble a rural shed by Von M. House WZ / Bernd Zimmermann Architekten. Double Dwelling in Den Hoorn / DP6 Architectuurstudio. Tind prefabricated house concept by Claesson Koivisto Rune. Koya No Sumika by mA-style Architects. House of Ujina / MAKER.

Sítio da Lezíria converted stables by Atelier Data. Village House by Powerhouse Company. Maison Belle Iloise par Opus 5. Becherer House by Robert M. Gurney Architect. Livsrum Cancer Counselling Centre by EFFEKT. House in Balsthal / Pascal Flammer Architekten. The Matchbox House / Bureau for Architecture and Urbanism. Maison Leguay by Moussafir Architectes. Holiday House Vindö by Max Holst Arkitektkontor. Country Estate / Roger Ferris + Partners. House 11x11 by Titus Bernhard Architekten. Family house in Český ráj by Stempel & Tesar. Summer House by Mikael Bergquist. L House by moomoo architects. Kirchplatz Office and Residence by Oppenheim and Huesler Architekten. Patterned brickwork surrounds Atelier ChanChan's Herringbone House. Lofty house with a concrete wood-burning stove by Sandell Sandberg.