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La Pajarera Lodge Shangri-La / SAA arquitectura + territorio. La Pajarera Lodge Shangri-La / SAA arquitectura + territorio Architects Location I-465, San Fernando, VI Región, Chile Area 100.0 m2 Year Project 2016 Photography Sergio Araneda From the architect.

La Pajarera Lodge Shangri-La / SAA arquitectura + territorio

The roost is a family-run cabin lodge located in the Andean foothills near San Fernando, in Chile’s central mountain range. The presence of rivers and large canopies of peumo, quillay and oak forest constitute a natural environment with large ecological and landscape value, making this spot an important place for spotting birds such as the Burrowing parrot. This Modern House In England Is Designed To Live Low On The Land. Photography by Martin Gardner Ström Architects have designed this new contemporary home in Swanage, England, that’s a replacement for an aging bungalow that had been on the site since 1917.

This Modern House In England Is Designed To Live Low On The Land

The clients, who have an interest in art and design, asked the architects to design a house that would suit them for their retirement, but at the same time wouldn’t look like a usual retirement home. This resulted in a single-story home that would suit their needs as they get older and the needs of their disabled daughter. Inside the home, the main living area is open plan, with the kitchen, dining and living room all sharing the same space.

Large windows and sliding glass doors make the entire space feel bright and airy. House KD / GWSK Arkitekter. House KD / GWSK Arkitekter Architects Location Architect in Charge Timo Karasalo Area 100.0 sqm Project Year 2016 Photographs Manufacturers Structural Engineering Henrik Moegelin, Stockholm From the architect.

House KD / GWSK Arkitekter

The idea of ”modern barn” came up quite early in the sketching phase. A building typology that naturally connected to the village's current scale and grammar. Woodpeckers / Ström Architects. Woodpeckers / Ström Architects Architects Location New Forest District, United Kingdom Architect in Charge Magnus Ström Area 194.0 sqm Project Year 2015 Photographs Manufacturers Alitherm Smart Windows, Matclad Himley Red Smooth, Untreated Siberian Larch Structural Engineer Barton Engineers Quantity Surveyor Patrick Swift Associates.

Woodpeckers / Ström Architects

Bellecombe Holiday House / ACAU. Bellecombe Holiday House / ACAU Architects Location Architect in Charge Abdelkader Chaoui Area 140.0 sqm Project Year 2016 Photographs Courtesy of ACAU Manufacturers France Sud Bâtiment/, Panto finestre From the architect.

Bellecombe Holiday House / ACAU

In a hamlet situated in the heart of the Drôme Provençale, the project concerns the construction of a holiday house able to host a dozen persons. The sloping terrain is South oriented and have an exceptional panoramic view on the far landscape and the Ventoux mountain. Located in the north of the parcel and totally open in the far landscape and the south light, the project have been made to ensure that the roof level does not exceed the street level.

Llewellyn House / studioplusthree. Llewellyn House / studioplusthree Architects Location Marrickville NSW 2204, Australia Area 125.0 sqm Project Year 2015 Photographs Manufacturers Alspec, Maximum Porcelain Panels, tonguengroove Structural Engineer Harrison and Morris Consultancy Acoustic Consultant Acoustic Logic More SpecsLess Specs From the architect.

Llewellyn House / studioplusthree

Working in the context of the renewal of a derelict urban heritage property, the approach to this project began with considerations of typology, density and affordability. Key to this was the appropriate adaptation of a Federation-style cottage into a home for two musicians that allowed for future flexibility, and that made the most of its constraints both of site and budget. The result is the transformation of a derelict property into an open, light-filled home for two musicians. The starting point was a dilapidated, water-damaged house containing a warren of dark and uninhabitable rooms. A Low Energy Home Located On A Clearing In The Forest. Photography by Nigel Rigden Often when we think of mobile homes, we think of trailer parks with the homes all looking the same, but this mobile home is a step above what we normally see.

A Low Energy Home Located On A Clearing In The Forest

Designed by PAD Studio, the clients wanted to create a new, very low energy dwelling, flooded with light and a strong connection to the surrounding landscape, but the most important thing is that it shouldn’t resemble or feel like a mobile home. Located on a clearing in the New Forest District of the United Kingdom, the home is covered in panels of dark stained sweet chestnut. MAPA designs prefabricated house for Uruguayan olive grove. This compact house was prefabricated in a factory near the Uruguayan capital, before being transported 200 kilometres by lorry to its destination – a picturesque olive grove surrounded by rolling hills (+ slideshow).

MAPA designs prefabricated house for Uruguayan olive grove

Called Retreat in Finca Aguy, the 115-square-metre property was designed by MAPA, a studio with offices in Brazil and Uruguay. The firm has previously designed several prefabricated properties, including some for modular housing company Minimod. But for this house, MAPA wanted to do something a bit more special, so designed the property to sit over a series of stone walls. The house is made up of two identical modules, each approximately 12.5 metres long. These were built in a factory on the outskirts of Montevideo then trucked to Pueblo Edén. Cousins River Residence / GO Logic. Architects Location Freeport, ME 04032, United States Principal Matthew O’Malia Area 1600.0 ft2 Project Year 2014 Photographs Project Architect Gunther Kragler Principal Contractor General Contractor Structural Engineer Al Putnam A wooded bluff above the Cousins River estuary is the location for a high performance home in southern Maine.

Cousins River Residence / GO Logic

Sited in a clearing, to take advantage of solar gain, the south facing windows illuminate the open floor plan and natural light is filtered through the translucent glass of the custom casework in the living space. This integration of performance and aesthetics is characteristic of the Cousins River Residence. Single-Family Home Ládví / Prodesi. Architects Location Ládví, 251 68 Kamenice, Czech Republic Architect in Charge Ing. arch.

Single-Family Home Ládví / Prodesi

Pavel Horák Associate Radim Oblouk Builder Domesi, s.r.o. Area 178.0 sqm Project Year 2016 Photographs Courtesy of Prodesi From the architect. EFC Cabin / VOID. Architects Location Architect in Charge Sergio Frugone Design Team Sergio Frugone, Felipe Rossi, Ricardo Sevilla Area 124.0 sqm Project Year 2015 Photographs Interior Designer Contractor GAACO Furniture Manufakktura, Altea Design, Mónica Cirla The EFC cabin, a respectful intervention, is situated in the context of the cold and foggy mountains of Dota, over a hill surrounded by a small forest of oak trees that make up the scenery for this dichotomous project.

The visuals, the landscape, orientation, winds and access points were key for the distribution of the program. EFC is an answer to the study of the stereotomy and the tectonic. Engawa House. MIMA Light / MIMA Architects. Architects Location Viana do Castelo, Portugal Design Team Mário Sousa, Marta Brandão, Rui Lima, Frederico Leite Area 0.0 sqm Project Year 2015 Photographs From the architect. MIMA Light is the ultimate achievement in modular construction, combining an outstanding lightness with an iconic and minimal image. This home seems to levitate above the ground due to the lining of the base with mirrors. Blackened timber holiday homes modelled on Swedish fishing huts. Five blackened timber structures dot the shoreline of a remote island in the Stockholm archipelago to form a holiday home by Margen Wigow Arkitektkontor (+ slideshow). Architects Cecilia Margen Wigow and Per Wigow were commissioned to design the retreat for a client who wants to "live a simple life close to nature" during his weekends and summer holidays.

The house is fragmented into a series of smaller structures and is clad in broad boards of black-painted pine, a design that the architects based on the region's traditional fishing huts. The five structures provide a main house, a guest suite, sauna, boat house and garden shed all set around a protected bay. From a distance each of the blocks appears as a separate residence, so the project was given the name Small houses far out in the archipelago of Stockholm. "We wanted to make the buildings as discrete as possible and also use traditional materials," Cecilia Margen Wigow told Dezeen. Brittany holiday house by Atelier MIMA. This timber holiday home by Nantes studio Atelier MIMA is designed to follow the gentle slope of a wooded valley that leads towards the Vilaine river in north-west France (+ slideshow).

Studio co-founders Sébastien Magrez and Antoine Michaud designed the residence on a quiet, wooded plot as a get-away for two couples who wanted to escape their city lives at weekends. The timber-framed house, called Maison JJ & SM, follows the descent of the gently sloping terrain toward the river, creating a split-level arrangement inside.

"Given the quality of this environment, we chose to use simplicity," said the architects. "From the outside, it is a straightforward and unobtrusive relationship with the landscape, a mass of wood blending with the surrounding tones. " Pale wooden cabinetry, partitions and sliding doors are used to carve up the interior into a series of spaces that can be joined or isolated. Wim Heylen's brick and concrete bungalow references countryside cottages. The brick walls of this single-storey house in the Belgian town of Nazareth are interrupted by a series of floor-to-ceiling windows and a recessed opening used for storing logs (+ slideshow). Desai Chia creates a glass box home in rural New York State.

US firm Desai Chia Architecture used prefabricated elements to construct this glass and steel home in rural New York that serves as a weekend retreat (+ slideshow). Called LM Guest House, the single-storey, rectilinear dwelling is situated on a rocky outcrop that overlooks a trout pond and farmland. It is located in Dutchess County, about 90 miles (145 kilometres) north of Manhattan. House CW / Wim Heylen. Montebar Villa / JMA. Architects: JMA Location: Medeglia, Switzerland Architect in Charge: Jacopo Mascheroni, Diego Magrì Area: 200.0 sqm Project Year: 2015 Photographs: Jacopo Mascheroni Structural Engineer: Messi & Associati, Bellinzona - Switzerland Mep Engineer: Alternativa Energetica, Sigirino - Switzerland Prefabricated Structure: Rihter, Ljubno ob Savinji - Slovenia Facade Cladding: Geos Italy, San Mauro (Torino) - Italy Curtain Wall / Windows: Casma Involucri Edilizi, Pinerolo (Torino) – Italy Waterproofing: Acqua Risolta, Quinto Vicentino (Vicenza) – Italy Lighting Fixtures: Oty Light, Scorzè (Venezia) - Italy Plumbing Fixtures: Acqua Design, San Donà di Piave (Venezia) – Italy.

Contemporary House Extension, Corstorphine, Edinburgh on Architizer. Dutch architects design a new house around a preserved dune landscape. Paul de Ruiter Architects, together with i29 interior architects, have designed Villa V, a home for a family in Bloemendaal, The Netherlands. Description from Paul de Ruiter Architects Park Brederode in the Dutch city Bloemendaal is part of the protected North Holland dune landscape and is a unique living location. Claridge Architects add timber-clad house to mansion block. Diagonal strips of timber clad this single-storey addition to a Hampstead apartment block, which also features a rooftop garden that can be used by neighbouring residents (+ slideshow).

MiniMod: Modern Prefab Living. Hinterland House / Shaun Lockyer Architects. Casa W by 01ARQ - FADA webzine. La casa W à été imaginée par l’agence 01ARQ , la maison située sur la côte chilienne, offre une magnifique vue sur l’océan. Construite afin de maximiser les vues sur le large tout en prenant en compte deux points importants : créer des espaces qui protègent les habitants du vent, et construire la maison avec un budget qui n’excède pas 500 dollars du mètre carré. Patios intérieurs, larges ouvertures, volumes simples… sont au programme de cette architecture. Découvrez là en images. El Mirador House / CC Arquitectos. Olive House / LOG-URBIS. Architects: LOG-URBIS Location: Pag, Croatia Architects In Charge: Tea Horvat, Radovan Šobat Area: 560.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Robert Leš.

Black house by Hammerschmid Pachl Seebacher raised over a bathing lake. This muddy-toned timber house by Graz-based Hammerschmid Pachl Seebacher Architekten is raised on stilts above a sloping site so that it overlooks a swimming pond (+ slideshow). Olive Grove House / Team Green Architects. OZ House / Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados. Cove 6 by Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects. Eagle Ridge Residence by Gary Gladwish frames a rockery and pond. The Håkansson Tegman House by Johan Sundberg. Strom Architects designs a cantilevered house hanging over a wall. Summer houses in Slavik by Mats Fahlander. Casa Nº1 en Curacavi / Felipe Combeau + Pablo Alfaro. Barn and Dwelling G / Aeby Aumann Emery architectes.

Tunquen House by L2C sits high above the Chilean coastline. Family House Palkovice / Qarta Architektura. Timms Bach / Herbst Architects. Coastal concrete house on a red sandstone base by ShedKM. Blue Hills House by la SHED architecture. Merricks House by Robson Rak Architects. Brick Bay House by Glamuzina Paterson Architects. Carnivan House, Fethard on Sea by Aughey O'Flaherty Architects. One-story Building of Nakatsu by Matsuyama Architects and Associates. Hidden Valley Residence by Marmol Radziner Architecture. Caterpillar House by Feldman Architecture. Abbots Way House by AR Design Studio. Hunting Lodge by BASARCH. AALON / Atelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & Partners. Omnibus House by Gubbins Arquitectos. Blue Hills House / la SHED architecture. Omnibus House / Gubbins Arquitectos. Woodpeckers by Ström Architects. CL House / BAM! arquitectura. Lake House / LHVH Architekten. Halls Ridge Knoll Guest House by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson.

Clear Lake Cottage by MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects. Madisonhouse by XTEN Architecture. LM Guest House / Desai Chia Architecture. Villa L by Powerhouse Company and RAU. MYP House by Estudio BaBO. Buenos Mares Villa by RDR Arquitectos. Family House In Kraluv Dvur / OV-A. Westcliff Pavilion by GASS. Can Durban 2 House by Bruno Erpicum. Hurst House / John Pardey Architects + Ström Architects.