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"For most of us, this is the first home we’ve owned and the first house we built ourselves. These are all floating homes, with specific requirements for materials. It wasn’t easy,” explains resident Wouter Valkenier.
“For me, sustainability is a social aspect of the neighborhood. It was a huge investment of time, but together we helped each other through all the technical innovations. None of us could have done this on our own,
Of the 30 houses, 15 are inhabited by more than one household. One home has three floors, the lowest of which is underwater, with daylight entering through the small rectangular windows above the waterline.
The residents decided to build with a limited set of sustainable materials; for the facades, that meant wood, bamboo, or cork.
Residents of Schoonschip, a floating neighborhood in Amsterdam, designed their own houses, working with various architects and contractors. The water in the formerly industrial canal is now clean enough to swim in, but the opposite shore is still a landscape of warehouses.
The front and sides of the home feature a wide board-and-batten larch cladding to add depth and allow for a variation of shadows throughout the day.
Siberian larch is the primary facade material. It's finished with a silicon-based protective treatment to allow the wood to weather more evenly.
Sundberg designed the home as a simple box so it would "subordinate itself" to the sandy landscape of birch trees and sea grasses.
Swedish architect Johan Sundberg designed this three-bedroom home in the southern Skåne region for a family of four. The parents grew up in the area, but they now live in Boston.
The windows and doors feature an extruded aluminum-clad exterior that is finished with a durable 70% PVDF fluoropolymer coating in a Rustic color. The look is contrasted by light-colored stone covering the poolside patio.
The island home occupies a mountainside lot overlooking the beach and water. The construction utilized indigenous materials as much as possible, including fossilized coral, local volcanic stone, bamboo, and Wallaba wood shingles.
The U-shaped home wraps around a central courtyard with a raised deck that’s perfect for outdoor entertaining. M pavilion stools by Chris Connell for Grazia & Co are pictured.
Timber-framed glass sliding doors open up the interior to the outdoors and natural light. Western red cedar shingles and Tasmanian oak shiplap clad the exterior.
VonDalwig Architecture connects the dots to give a 1967 home in Bedford, New York, a new lease on life.
The exterior of the home takes inspiration from the old farmhouses and agricultural buildings of the Midwest, but with a more simple, contemporary finish in dark grey.
“There are some great houses in Birmingham,” says Poris. “This one had had been split into two homes during the Depression and there were still remnants of that—two stairs, some of the rooms were chopped up… Many houses like this would be knocked down and replaced, but the client wanted to bring it back to life."
The home’s window coverings are housed in recessed window pelmets, while deep blade walls and reveals disguise window frames and transition points.
Rammed earth forms a series of deep blade walls around full-height openable windows to the north. These walls also partially conceal the view of the neighboring fence.
The home aims to reduce long-term operating costs through the use of solar power and energy-efficient appliances, resulting in lower energy bills. Carefully considered niches and deep reveals throughout allow the sun to reach the concrete ground floor slab in winter—and help moderate heat in the summer.
“We designed deep reveals, wide niches, and restrained forms to reduce the built scale of the new home,” says architect Kirsten Johnstone. “The large panes of glass reflect the surrounding trees like a bush billabong.”
“I love the idea of hidden gems and an element of surprise,” says architect Kirsten Johnstone. “In this project, the application of a consistent material across the front facade provides ambiguity; the front door is clad in the same timber as the walls and doesn’t have a door handle. It is a quirky element that lends the opening of the door a sense of drama.”
Webster Wilson designed this backyard ADU in Portland, Oregon, as a retirement home for a grandmother with visiting grandchildren. It’s clad in white-stained tongue-and-groove cedar.
The 1830s mansion that is now Life House Nantucket was originally built by whaler Captain Robert Calder and opened as an inn in 1870.
The angled tiny house's distinct shape recalls a folded leaf—a nod to the homeowner’s love of nature. The rear facade is clad in pine that's punctuated by elongated shutters that create the effect of sunlight being filtered through treetops.
A couple’s 269-square-foot getaway features a crimson exterior and an unfinished pine plywood interior.
After finding paradise on a Hawaiian papaya farm, filmmaker Jess Bianchi and jewelry designer Malia Grace Mau tapped San Francisco artist Jay Nelson to design and build their dream home in just five weeks. Located just one block from the beach, the home takes inspiration from laid-back surf shacks and is mainly built with reclaimed wood.
Front door and reading nook
Addition with cantilever
The roof creates a dialogue with the surrounding landscape through multiple sloped planes, irregular lines, and an absence of overhangs. The home's form appears to change according to one's angle of approach.
The 1956 home sits on a tree-filled lot in Connecticut, and was originally designed and built by local architect Cyril K. Smith, who studied under Louis Kahn.
"I wanted the bones of the house to be bold, strong and simple,
The green roof, wood cladding, and low profile help to integrate the home with its lush, natural surroundings.
The home that Marlin Hanson, of Hanson Land & Sea, built for his family is clad with cedar shingles and features a green roof and a massive Douglas fir support beam that runs from the interior to the exterior.
The 7th room in Northern Sweden’s Treehotel is a two-bedroom treehouse located high in the canopy of a pine forest. Its treetop positioning makes for ideal views of the Northern Lights. There’s also a giant hammock that stretches between the two bedrooms, so fearless travelers can sleep beneath the stars.
At the upper level, the main bedroom leads to a covered porch. Below, there’s a shower room for rinsing off after a dip in the pool.
Strategic openings and operable panels facilitate air flow.
On the street-facing exterior facade, fiber cement panels framed in blackbutt timber form a distinct pattern.
The Courtyard House was constructed with a minimal steel frame with LVL floor joists.
Concrete off-form steps by FABPREFAB step down into the courtyard.
The home is elevated on pier foundations for reduced site impact.
Sliding glass doors blur the lines between indoors and out.
“I like that the house has a simple, almost abstract reading from the exterior—but the interior reveals an unexpected complexity of space, light, and aspect,” notes Ropiha.
“I like that the house has a simple, almost abstract reading from the exterior—but the interior reveals an unexpected complexity of space, light, and aspect,” notes Ropiha.
The south-facing timber screen can be pushed to the west to open up the courtyard to the expansive landscape.
A full-height, double-glazed window lets ample light into the secondary bedroom.
The 300-square-foot “reinterpreted” veranda is a sheltered room open to the outdoors.
The modules were built to 90% completion inside a factory—fittings, fixtures, tiles, and more were installed before the units were trucked to the site and placed atop the foundation in five hours.
A natural materials palette ties the building into its scenic surrounds. The hardwood facade features spotted gum cladding with a Woca Silver finish.
The two-bedroom, two-bath Courtyard House is located in a clearing in the New South Wales coastal suburb of Hawks Nest, just a few minutes’ drive from the beach.
The rear facade features a covered outdoor area. An arched opening connects to the interior on the backyard.
The Glebe House by Chenchow Little architects is defined by its arched windows and wedge-like form.

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