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Vipp prefabricated cabins designed as "battery-charging stations for humans" Danish retailer Vipp has created a factory-made, metal-and-glass micro dwelling that comes filled with the company's line of homeware products.

Vipp prefabricated cabins designed as "battery-charging stations for humans"

Called Shelter, the 55-square-metre structure is intended to serve as a nature retreat and "battery-charging station for humans", said Kasper Egelund, who heads the brand. "Vipp has made a plug-and-play getaway that allows you to escape urban chaos," said the company, which has a showroom in New York. Vipp got it starts more than 75 years ago with the invention of its pedal-controlled metal wastebin, which is part of MoMA's collection. The company offers an extensive line of metal and ceramic homeware, with Shelter, first unveiled in 2015, marking its first venture into dwellings. Other product companies that now produce housing include Japanese brand Muji, which recently unveiled a nine-square-metre, blackened timber hut that will sell for £21,000.

Konieczny's Ark / KWK Promes. Konieczny's Ark / KWK Promes Architects Location Architect in Charge Area 138.0 m2 Project Year 2015 Photographs Olo Studio , Jakub Certowicz , Courtesy of Robert Konieczny Authorial Collaboration Łukasz Marciniak Collaboration Marcin Harnasz, Aneta Świeżak Structural Engineering Kornel Szyndler More SpecsLess Specs From the architect.

Konieczny's Ark / KWK Promes

The highest value of the plot is a wonderful view stretching out. The idea was for the house to become its framework that crops it. The most appropriate building turned out to be a fully open on mountain landscape one-storey building, which gives the same view to all of the interiors. Because of the plot being located in an absolute wilderness a problem of security came out. Terraces Home / H&P Architects. Terraces Home / H&P Architects Architects Location Hà Tĩnh, Ha Tinh Province, Vietnam Architects in Charge Doan Thanh Ha, Tran Ngoc Phuong Area 110.0 sqm Project Year 2015 Photographs Manufacturers HPA Vietnam, Newtech Team Chu Kim Thinh, Nguyen Hai Hue, Ho Manh Cuong, Trinh Thi Thanh Huyen, Nguyen Van Thinh.

Terraces Home / H&P Architects

More SpecsLess Specs As a part in a chain of Agritecture development projects, Terraces home adopts the combination of Architecture and Agriculture (Agriculture + Architecture = Agritecture) as a basis for sustainable development. The idea is to combine the two distinctive elements of Vietnam’s rural areas: The house (accommodation space) and terraced rice field (cultivation space) to create a Home with blurred boundaries in and out; above and below; common and private. House Aartrijke / Atelier Tom Vanhee. House Aartrijke / Atelier Tom Vanhee Architects Location Aartrijke, 8211 Zedelgem, Belgium Architect in Charge Tom Vanhee Area 318.0 sqm Project Year 2016 Photographs Manufacturers Bomarbre, Kingspan, VM Zinc Stability LIME More SpecsLess Specs From the architect.

House Aartrijke / Atelier Tom Vanhee

The former farmhouse is situated in an agricultural area. The typology of the existing building was used in a contemporary way to enlarge the dwelling. We added two new volumes with a pitched roof connected with the existing volume. House in a House / Plural. House in a House / Plural Architects Location 900 27 Bernolákovo, Slovakia Area 137.0 sqm Project Year 2016 Photographs Manufacturers Duravit, Hansgrohe, Renolit Ondex Sollux, Schüco Landscape LABAK Structural Engineer GEOSTAT, Samuel Šimonovič Custom Interior Objects Design Ľubica Segečová More SpecsLess Specs From the architect.

House in a House / Plural

The family house is located in a stabilized area of detached houses and garden plots. Samuel Gonçalves unveils housing model based on sewage pipes. Venice Architecture Biennale 2016: Portuguese architect Samuel Gonçalves has installed three hollow concrete forms at the Venice Biennale to promote his modular housing system based on drainage pipes (+ movie).

Samuel Gonçalves unveils housing model based on sewage pipes

Gonçalves and his studio at the Science and Technology Park of University of Porto designed the Gomos System to offer a solution to the housing crisis in Portugal. The concrete modules match the shapes and dimensions of standard concrete sewer pipes, meaning they can be produced by simply modifying existing production lines. Gallery of K Valley House / Herbst Architects - 2. Louis Kahn's Korman Residence Interior Renovation / Jennifer Post Design. Architects Location Fort Washington, PA, United States Project Year 2014 Photographs From the architect.

Louis Kahn's Korman Residence Interior Renovation / Jennifer Post Design

Jennifer Post Design was selected by Larry Korman in 2013 to re-envision the interior design of his family's cherished Louis Kahn designed home. The Korman Family has meticulously maintained the architectural vision of Louis Kahn, consulting tightly with the Kahn Archives at University of Pennsylvania, from where students are invited to walk and study the home, and learn from Kahn's masterpiece. Larry, who grew up in the house, is protective of the architecture, but understands that interior spaces need to evolve as people’s use of space evolves over time. Jennifer Post took a very custom approach, tailoring every detail to work harmoniously throughout the very distinct home. The clean pure lines of the architecture are repeated with clean pure lines of Post's custom contemporary designs, carried out by trusted furniture companies such as Minotti and J Robert Scott.

This hillside home goes for the rusty and rustic look in a big way. Photography by Lance Herbst Herbst Architects were approached by their clients, a director and camera operator in the film industry, to design a house for them that would be a retreat to relax at between filming.

This hillside home goes for the rusty and rustic look in a big way

Apart from them wanting a retreat, they also wanted to have a home that engages with the site, and to be built from materials that have a patina of age, of sustainability, of recycling and adaptive re-use. The home, which is located on 20 hectares of farmland on the Kauaeranga River in New Zealand’s, Coromandel Peninsula, has a panoramic view of the surrounding valley. Stepping just inside the home, there’s a room with a floor of tree slices.

Inside, the living area is stepped down from the dining room. Tubular glass house by Aibek Almassov wraps around a full-grown tree. A mature fir tree would be enclosed at the centre of this conceptual tubular glass house by Kazakh architect Aibek Almassov, which may finally become a reality now that potential investors have been found (+ slideshow).

Tubular glass house by Aibek Almassov wraps around a full-grown tree

Tree in the House is designed by Almassov of A Masow Architects as an inverted treehouse, intended to provide an escape from the "sweltering concrete boxes" of city life. It features a completely glazed and cylindrical structure to give 360-degree-views of a forest setting. An investor was initially secured when the project was first designed in 2013, but they subsequently pulled out and it seemed the project would never be completed. But a glass and solar panel manufacturer is now interested, according to Almassov, so construction could be imminent. "Really it's not so difficult to build it," he told Dezeen, "the problem was to find an investor. " "At the moment, we have found two of the investors," he added. "And more importantly it doesn't harm to environment," he added. Nasu Tepee / Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP. Architects Location Tochigi Prefecture, Japan Area 156.0 sqm Photographs The site is located in Nasu, Tochigi Prefecture, a well-known summer resort.

Nasu Tepee / Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP

Passing through fields and woodlands, the site lies along the forest path in a grove of mixed trees. Our client is a married couple that enjoys organic farming on the weekends, and their wish was to reserve as much of the environment as possible and to live in the surrounding woods. We avoided large-scale construction and a majority of felling to build the rooms on the few remaining flat surfaces of the sloping ground, as if sewing them together. Views from this home in Colorado are some of the most amazing you’ll ever see. Casa Dura designed by Julien De Smedt as a grassy bump. Grass ramps over the curving form of this house in the French countryside, which was designed by architect Julien De Smedt as a contemporary alternative to the region's "pastiche chalets" (+ slideshow).

De Smedt's firm JDS Architects created Casa Jura as a retreat for a Parisian family in Bois D'amont, a village in France's Jura region. Named after the region's rolling Jura mountains, it sits with its back against a forested slope, facing down into a grassy valley. De Smedt partially embedded the house into the terrain, helping to minimise its visual impact on the natural setting. Its two storeys are both shaped like waves, and slope down to meet the ground. The Chapel on the Hill / Evolution Design. Project Manager: Lee Darvill Archtecture Structural Engineer: Bleasdale Wand Builder: Francis W Construction From the architect. Set in the very best walking area of the beautiful North Pennines, just a short walk from the famous High Force Waterfall, this stunning chapel conversion with its historic building fabric and modern interior design is a real Teesdale jewel.

The original windows of the nineteenth century building have been reopened, framing dramatic views of the dales to create a spacious and luxurious self-catering holiday cottage for seven guests. Sunflower House / Cadaval & Solà-Morales. Architects: Cadaval & Solà-Morales Location: El Port de la Selva, Girona, Spain Architects In Charge: Eduardo Cadaval, Clara Solà-Morales Area: 250.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Sandra Pereznieto Collaborators: Moisés Gamus, Joanna Pierchala, Efstathios Kanios Building Engineering: Joaquin Peláez Structural Engineering: Manel Fernández, BERNUZ-FERNANDEZ Construction Company: Joaquin Gonzalez Obras y Construcciones. RP House / CMA Arquitectos. Architects: CMA Arquitectos Location: Laguna Vichuquen, Vichuquén, Maule Region, Chile Project Architects: Pablo Campano y Gonzalo Martínez Project Area: 700.0 m2 Project Year: 2014 Photographs: Sebastian Aedo / Estudio Apulso Collaborator: Javier Hernández P.

Construction: Mauricio Urzúa Energy Efficiency Project: SGE2 Chile SPA From the architect. The property, located at the foot of Lake Vichuquén, in Region VII, is set longitudinally with respect to the horizon, with the aim of recognizing the variety of the landscape and to capture the best views of the lake, through a corridor terrace running along the entire space. The volume is defined as a large pavilion, a body that rests quietly on the territory, mimicking the slope and vegetation. House in Almen / Barend Koolhaas. Architects: Barend Koolhaas Location: 7218 Almen, Netherlands Design Team: Aura Luz Melis, Reinier Suurenbroek Year: 2015 Photographs: Jeroen Musch From the architect.

This small house in the countryside is designed around a long panoramic window with a view into the garden and the surrounding landscape. The 17.5 m long, floor to ceiling, stretch of glass blurs the threshold between inside and outside. Structure cantilevers over the garden of a Polish house. The cantilevered upper storey of this house in Katowice, Poland, looks even more dramatic than it really is – because the podium that supports it is camouflaged behind a wall of mirrors (+ slideshow). House N Hasselt / MASSARCHITECTS. Summer House in Dalarna / Leo Qvarsebo. Architects: Leo Qvarsebo Location: Västerbyn, 770 70 Långshyttan, Sweden Developer: Leo Qvarsebo, Mattias Granwald, Robobygg AB Area: 90.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Courtesy of Leo Qvarsebo.

Izabelin House / REFORM Architekt. Villa G / Audrius Ambrasas Architects. Architects: Audrius Ambrasas Architects Location: Vilnius, Lithuania Design Team: Audrius Ambrasas, Vilma Adomonyte, Darius Juskevicius Area: 520.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Courtesy of Audrius Ambrasas Architects From the architect. Gumno House / Turato Architects. Connecting Site... Weathered steel fins surround Corten House by DMOA architecten. Strips of pre-rusted Corten steel run in vertical columns around this Belgian house by DMOA Architecten (+ movie).

Concrete bunker in the Netherlands transformed into a vacation home. Belgian studio B-ILD has converted a wartime bunker into an austere holiday home where guests sleep beside raw concrete walls and home comforts are reduced to the bare essentials (+ slideshow). Minimalist Architecture » SCULPTURAL WOODEN HOUSE. Garden room added to Marseille townhouse by Marion Bernard Agency. Chameleon House by Petr Hajek Architekti stretches in six directions. House in Alcobaça by Aires Mateus. Chameleon House / Petr Hajek Architekti. Concrete staircase spirals through Pezo von Ellrichshausen's Casa Gago. House WZ / Bernd Zimmermann Architekten. Tom Kundig creates "virtually indestructible" steel cabin on stilts. House in Sonvico by Architetti Pedrozzi e Diaz Saravia. Prefabricated modular home delivered into the Brazilian countryside.

Pezo von Ellrichshausen's Casa Pezo is first of 12 dream houses. Hump-shaped house covered in plants by Patrick Nadeau. House Bernheimbeuk by Architecten De Vylder Vinck Taillieu. Wall House by And'rol. De Beauvoir House / Scott Architects. A House in a Church by Ruud Visser Architects. MO House in the woods by FRPO. Lake Cottage with mirrored entrance by UUfie. House No.7 cottage on the Isle of Tiree by Denizen Works. AD Classics: Rogers House / Richard & Su Rogers. Tree House by 6a Architects.

Koya No Sumika by mA-style Architects. Villa Kanousan by Yuusuke Karasawa. House IV / De Bever Architecten. House Bierings / Rocha Tombal Architecten. House in Chiharada shpaed like a fairytale tower by Studio Velocity. Huit House / tactic-a. Green Screen House / Hideo Kumaki Architect Office. Arsenal B47 by Ralph Germann Architectes. Lightbox House by Edwards Moore. Villa 4.0 by Dick van Gameren Architects. House L / Grosfeld van der Velde Architecten. Casa Moliner by Alberto Campo Baeza. Binh Thanh House by Vo Trong Nghia and Sanuki + Nishizawa. Caterpillar House / Sebastián Irarrázaval.

Haus Ostfildern by Finckh Architekten. House in Possanco by ARX Portugal and Stefano Riva. + node / UID Architects. R House / Panorama Arquitectos. House Like Village by Marc Koehler Architects. Si_090313_03. Dune House / JVA. Merry-Go-Round by Bureau Ira Koers. Former Saint Jakobus Church in Utrecht Available to Rent.