Cob Cottage

Cob Cottage




Cob is an age-old method of building that can be used to create very unique organically-shaped structures. This particular example, called the Cob Cottage, is situated on Mayne Island, a quiet and laid-back locale in the Gulf Islands of British… Continue Reading




Jade Villa in Greece

Jade Villa in Greece




Tucked away just above a small, enchanting bay on the southern coast of Paros, Greece, Jade Villa is a property of extraordinary elegance that appears as an astonishing structure surrounded by a vivacious garden of Mediterranean vegetation such as olive… Continue Reading




Northcote Solar Home

Northcote Solar Home




The Northcote Solar Home in Melbourne combines high-level environmentally sustainable design with a striking roofscape, contemporary finish, flexibility and a focus on outdoors and family. The client, a family of four, had a brief to create a sustainable home that… Continue Reading




LA House by Elias Rizo

LA House by Elias Rizo




Guadalajara-based architectural practice, Elías Rizo Arquitectos, has designed the LA House project. Completed in 2014, this contemporary home is located in Mexico. Breaking with the norm established by all the houses in the vicinity, LA House recedes a considerable distance… Continue Reading




House for Trees

House for Trees




Vo Trong Nghia Architects has completed the latest in its House for Trees series – a property in Ho Chi Minh City featuring gardens set on top of multiple stacked levels that are visible through openings in the concrete walls.… Continue Reading




Joshua Tree Residence

Joshua Tree Residence




An office comprising a cluster of angled shipping containers, proposed for a site in Germany by James Whitaker but never realised, is now being built as a home in the California desert. Photo-realistic renderings of the proposed home by the… Continue Reading




Mexico Residence

Mexico Residence




Mexico Residence is an elegant home located in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Designed by Olson Kundig Architects, it was completed in 2010. “Set on a sandy beach in Mexico, this seasonal vacation home allows its owner to entertain large numbers… Continue Reading




Concrete houses in Lisbon

Concrete houses in Lisbon




The narrow five-storey building with a small rear courtyard is typical of the urban fabric in this neighbourhood, where compact streets overlook the Tagus river and Lisbon’s old town. Located on a sloping cobbled street, the building has been modernised… Continue Reading




Stone house with natural wood interior

Stone house with natural wood interior




Oregon-based architecture firm Litmus undertook an amazing renovation of a cottage house of a horticulturalist, leaving its original landscaping intact and relocating the main entrance. A stone exterior entrance with a water feature welcomes residents and guests, inviting them into… Continue Reading




Seaside single house

Seaside single house




This attractive small house has an enviable location overlooking the seashore of Monte Argentario National Park in Tuscany. The architects from modostudio designed the 90 m2 (969 ft2) house within the remnants of a half-collapsed stone barn. The stones remained… Continue Reading