Laidback Villa Mecklin in Finland by Huttunen Lipasti Pakkanen Architects

Helsinki-based Huttunen Lipasti Pakkanen Architects designed the Villa Mecklin whose sheltered terrace extends over the summit of a rock. In the center of the large terrace is the fireplace that is accessed through a hatch in the decking. There is also a stove-heated cabin for guests. Another interesting feature of the villa is its material made of wood surfaces that have been left untreated and will turn grey naturally.  [via ignant]

 

Bright and Breezy Family House in Czech Republic by Qarta Architektura

In 2013, Qarta Architektura completed this very welcoming family residence in Palkovice, Czech Republic with a fascinating view of the Beskydy mountains.  Description by Qarta Architektura: The house is situated in the periphery of Palkovice, nearby Frýdek Místek. From this site is the view of the Beskydy mountains. The first idea was to reconstruct the old house on this parcel. The original house was situated in the middle of the garden [...]