Brick Bay House with Elegant Wood Facade by Glamuzina Paterson Architects

Glamuzina Paterson Architects designed the Brick Bay House located in Snells Beach near Auckland, New Zealand. This contemporary rural family home  has an L-shaped plan that opens to a porch that perfectly frames views to Kawau Bay. Brick Bay House by Glamuzina Paterson Architects: The Brick Bay House is an enquiry into where a site begins and ends; how to define the edges of the project; and the way landscape [...]

 

Remarkable Metal + Wood Fusion in Fairfield House by Webber + Studio

Texas-based architects Webber + Studio designed the Fairfield House located in Austin, Texas. The aluminum and wood fusion in its exterior panneling is simply remarkable. This 2800 square foot private residence was completed in 2008. Photos by Paul Bardagjy Photography

 

Welcoming MJ House by Kombinat Architects

Dutch studio Kombinat Architects designed the MJ House. This pre-dominantly timber contemporary home is situated overlooking the town of Novo Mesto in Slovenia.       MJ House by Kombinat Architects: This contemporary Dutch property stands on the outskirts on a once undeveloped patch of meadow between residential houses and forest edge. The house stands detached from the road, on the slope higher up, overlooking the town of Novo Mesto. Due to the views and the configuration [...]

 

A Floating House by MOS Architects

New York based studio MOS Architects designed the Floating House located in an island on Lake Huron, in Ontario, Canada. Specifically planned to adapt to Lake Huron’s drastic water level changes the house floats atop a structure of steel pontoons, allowing it to fluctuate along with the lake. Completed in 2005. Photos by Florian Holzherr, MOS Architects

 

Sophisticated Twisted Cabin

Oslo-based studio Jarmund/Vigsnæs AS Arkitekter have designed the Twisted Cabin, completed in 2011. This 360 square meter cabin is located in Kvitfjell, Norway.    Twisted Cabin by Jarmund/Vigsnæs AS Arkitekter: High in the mountain, 1000m above the ocean and close to the ski slopes, the cabin reflects the contours in the terrain to make room for a large family on holiday. The cabin has seven floor levels connected differently to the surrounding terrain. These levels give [...]

 

Sleek Panel Home

Constructed with SIPs or  structural insulating panels, Architects Alejandro Soffia and Gabriel Rudolphy succeeded in using this material to be the main aesthetic of this home in Chile. Not only does it look good, it’s very functional as well. Now that’s good design. [via gessat]