Best of Design Awards
Best of Design Awards
Aloft in the Forest
Among the many problems of urban living in Portland, Oregon, are raccoons, deer, and falling trees.
Estonian Forest Sounds
Despite its seemingly self-explanatory name, the field of Interior Architecture reaches far beyond the boundaries of remote...
This Barn-Like Home Is Closed to the Street and Open to the Forest
Set within a forest clearing, this simple yet sophisticated house has black corrugated steel on its street-facing side, and glass...
A Shingled Forest Retreat Is Fit For the Changing Seasons
Set at the edge of Acadia National Park in Maine, Somes Sound House is a shingle-clad vacation home with winter and summer...
This Chic Chalet Harmonizes With Quebec’s Lush Forests
Built for approximately $227,000, this modern chalet cuts a timeless silhouette in the leafy, remote woods of Canada.
This Mirrored Cabin Playfully Brings a Forest Indoors
Set amidst a leafy forest near Ontario's Kawartha Lakes, this modern cabin beautifully mirrors nature with its contemporary...
Colorful Glamping Pods Dot a Forest in South Korea
Tucked in a cypress forest, 16 minimalist tents in the South Korean city of Suncheon allow guests to bask in nature without...
Escape to the Jungle in One of These Modern Forested Retreats
If Tarzan and Jane happened to be design-loving folks, they'd be right at home at any of these vacation destinations.
This Endless Playscape Is Complete with a Bamboo Forest and Trampoline
A pleasure garden in northern California is rich in whimsical surprises.
This Minimalist Cabin in Vietnam Is the Perfect Forest Escape
Built for an affordable $3,000, the Forest House is a 129-square-foot refuge outside Hanoi.
An Incredible Forest Home Leaps Over a Ravine
Tucked into a heavily wooded parcel in rural Iowa, the Ravine Residence blurs the boundary between interior and exterior with...
This Forest Retreat Is a Modern Take on the Traditional Estonian Hut
Made up of three modernized kodas, this wood-clad cottage features bright, minimalist interiors.
A Unique Home in the Canadian Forest That Doubles As a Bridge
On the shores of Mary Lake in Port Sydney, Ontario—just two hours north of Toronto—the Bridgehouse is a modern wooden home that...
A Mirrored Mexican Home Hides Among a Lush Forest
Covered in mirrored glass that’s transparent when viewed from within, the façade of this Mexican forest retreat reflects the...
A Forest Sanctuary Designed to Support Autistic Triplets, Their Parents, and a Host of Caregivers
Architectural harmony defines a family’s home near Lake Tahoe.
A Forest Retreat in Washington Takes Cues From Scandinavian Design
Modeled after the Danish sommerhus, this getaway for a Seattle family boasts lofty interiors that spill outdoors.
Construction Diary: Building a Forest Haven With Olson Kundig Architects (Part One)
Seattle–based creative director Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying 21 acres, and building...
Construction Diary: Building a Forest Haven With Olson Kundig Architects (Part Two)
In the second half of his construction log, creative director Lou Maxon chronicles the building of his modern forest retreat with...
Stay in a Tent-Inspired A-Frame Cabin in the New Zealand Rain Forest
On Waiheke Island near Auckland, New Zealand, the Tent House sits among wetlands on a patch of undeveloped land.
A Curved House in Ontario Bends 100 Degrees For Forest Views
Way out in the wilderness of Ontario, a curiously shaped house bends along a tricky ridge.