Hope Floats
A self-taught designer embarks upon a solo mission to resuscitate a 19th-century homestead.
This Couple Merrily Floats Along in Seattle
A prefabricated floating home drops anchor in the Pacific Northwest.
A Renovated Family Home in Austin Floats in a Sea of Trees
Local firm Side Angle Side designs a second-story addition for a 1953 home, creating a dialogue with the stand of oaks that...
These Geometric Cabins in China Seem to Float Over a Hillside
Tasked with revitalizing a rural area with agricultural tourism, Shanghai–based firm ZJJZ builds a minimalist cabin cluster...
This Monolithic Concrete House Appears to Float Among the Trees
Located outside of Buenos Aires, the house rises above the forest floor on a single concrete pedestal.
A Suspended Living Room Floats Like an Air Ship
Pieter Weijnen’s brand of maritime modernism brings a touch of magic to Amsterdam’s Steigereiland, where the architect built his...
A Remote Chilean Cabin Appears to Float Above the Forest Floor
In the Andes, architect Sergio Araneda creates an ecological refuge that embraces the surrounding woods and treads lightly on the...
This Off-Grid Retreat in Idaho Floats in a Sea of Rolling Hills
Three metal-clad structures connected by an open-air courtyard offer simple sanctuary and an escape from city living.
A Serene House For Artists Appears to Float in the Woods of Puget Sound
Designed to feel like a walk through the woods, this family home is exquisitely tailored to embrace forest vistas.
A Radiant Sydney Home Appears to Float Above a Sandstone Ridge
A dramatic cantilever isn’t the only striking aspect of this Sydney home—carefully framed views and an incredible outdoor shower...
A Spectacular Green Roof Floats Over This Concrete Home in Brazil
A concrete slab cantilevers over cinder blocks and glass in this arresting home by Vereda Arquitetos.
A Striking Black House Appears to Float in the New Zealand Mountains
Cantilevered atop a concrete foundation and wrapped in glass, Alpine Terrace House by Fearon Hay Architects hovers gently over...
Kodasema Launches Four Tiny Prefab Homes—Including One That Floats
The Estonian prefab company is bringing stylish, modern tiny homes to urban and rural areas alike.
A Designer Builds a Scandinavian-Inspired Sauna That Floats Off the Maine Coast
In a break from his regular programming, lighting designer Brendan Ravenhill crafts a love letter to New England’s functional but...
An Art Studio With Mirror-Like Glazing Floats Over a Desert Wash
In Paradise Valley, a contemporary art studio provides an inspirational workspace with minimal landscape impact.
A Semi-Modular Beach House in Tasmania Floats Over a Site That Survived a Bushfire
After a bushfire, a partially prefabricated beach house rises on a rugged Tasmanian peninsula.
Yves Béhar Just Floated Plans for an Underwater Space Station, and It’s Wild
Designed for Fabien Cousteau, the submarine habitat and research center is powered by renewable energy, has a greenhouse to grow...
This Forest Home in Chile Is Elevated to Float Among the Trees
In the Los Ríos region, Hebra Arquitectos perches an H-shaped house on pillars to make its interior feel like a tree house.
Morphosis FLOAT House for NOLA
The Make It Right Foundation has gotten loads of press over the last few years, thanks in large part to its ultra-celebrity...
This Cork Houseboat in the Netherlands Floats a Strategy for Sustainable Building
Studio RAP implemented digital processes to minimize construction waste, using a CNC machine to precision-cut cladding and...
New “Metallic Wood” Is as Strong as Titanium But Much Lighter
A newly invented material has the strength of titanium, however it's light enough to float on water.
A Cleverly Camouflaged Family Home Floats Above the West Texas Mountainside
At the intersection of mountains and desert, the vast and rugged beauty of the natural landscape inspires a home for a family of...
How to Build a Floating Home
We spoke with architect Eric Cobb about the process behind building a floating home.
A Compact House in Japan Is Defined by Dynamic Arches and Lush Courtyards
Arbol Design creates a tiny house in Osaka with a cantilevered front facade that appears to float above a garden floor.
Picture Yourself in This Clifftop Swedish Retreat Asking $1.08M
Designed by Trigueiros Architecture, this lovely minimalist retreat appears to float above the rocky cliff upon which it is...
A Whimsical, Charred-Wood Teahouse Stands on Stilts in Germany
Japanese architect Terunobu Fujimori’s latest teahouse creation floats among pine trees at the Museum Insel Hombroich.
Go Stargazing in Snøhetta’s Towering Addition to Sweden’s Treehotel
Guests can now book a stay in the 7th room, a cabin that seems to float in a pine canopy with views of the Lule River and the...
A 1960s Melbourne Warehouse Is Upcycled and Transformed Into an Energy-Efficient Family Home
A family's dream of living in a converted warehouse becomes a reality when Zen Architects successfully transforms a leaky...
These 7 Homes in the Southwest Show How to Design For the Desert
These homes make living in the heat of the desert look easy, breezy, and cool.
An Atypical Tree House
When a 40-year-old pine tree fell over at the rear of a Brentwood estate in Los Angeles a few years back, its owner, an art lover...
These Remote Cabins “Float” Above a Fjord in Norway—and You Can Stay in Them
Snøhetta’s The Bolder comprises four geometric cabins hewn from concrete and wood harvested from their mountainside perches.
A Farnsworth-Inspired Contemporary Home in Dallas Asks $7.9M
Modeled after Mies van der Rohe's most famous design, this contemporary home is a work of art.
Drift Off in a Prefab Cabin at This Floating Hotel in France
Ten prefabricated cabins make up this floating hotel that offers privacy and relaxation in a fishing reserve in Avignon, France.
Kodasema Launches Prefab Tiny Homes in the U.S. Starting at $95K
Kodasema is now accepting orders for their prefabricated micro homes in North and South America.
Calling All Food52 Fans: The Brand’s New Annex Is Its Best Look Yet
Food52’s new production studio takes the best of its familiar bright aesthetic and gives it shades of something new.
A Prefabricated Tiny House Sets Down Anchor Along the Vltava River in Prague
Tugged for 18 hours through four locks and underneath 14 bridges, including the famous Charles Bridge, this floating abode...

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