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In order to leave the hills intact, the builders excavated uphill and added a steel-grated bridge to connect the upper sleeping level to the hillside and the adjacent tack barn.
The eastern side of the home gets beautiful views and the morning sun. The fireplace and chimney, foreign to the barn typology, are connected to the building with glazed joints.
The home features sustainable heating and cooling, plus enhanced glazing, insulation, and efficient mechanical systems to mitigate overall energy use.
"We've operated a lot in the mountains with concrete and steel, and it was really rewarding to work on a warm, wooden building with an agricultural reference," architect Greg Faulkner says.
The home features a flat roofline, and it’s composed of stained red cedar, concrete, and basalt—materials that weather well and blend seamlessly with the land.
Many of the windows face the herb garden.
The light bronze aluminum finish of the protruding window frames were inspired by traditional farm windows that typically feature bright colors.
A rooftop terrace tops the tallest building.
"The idea is that everything within the circle is designed and man-made and all that is outside the circle is this ‘listed’ nature, the landscape," explain the architects of the circular pathway that surrounds the buildings. "The circle functions as an edge, that is also a place. A boundary between landscape and garden. It places the house and garden in the landscape. A place to have a deep breath of fresh air after a busy day. The clients told us that the circle is used almost daily to move around the house. It’s very interesting to see how people appropriate the design and how they give new meaning and attributes."
The barn-shaped pair of gabled buildings flank a taller volume for visual contrast. The grass mound conceals a passageway that connects the two buildings on the right.
The Dutch ‘hoeve’ informed Villa Vught’s material palette of dark bronze anodized aluminum cladding that wraps both the facade and the roof in a nod to the corrugated iron rooftops of nearby farm buildings.
Referencing the farmhouse typology ties the building into its agricultural setting, while helping the project’s various functions—a residence, cooking studio, and guest suite—read as a unified whole across 7,352 square feet.
The cabin has a sleek silhouette and an A-frame roof.
The cabins can be constructed with minimal impact on the surrounding land, as builders can transport materials by foot and using 4x4s.
ZeroCabins are constructed from a simple palette of wood and metal.
The cabins can be customized for different locations.
The two-story cabin runs solely off of solar power and rainwater.
The 484-square-foot home is enveloped by a natural landscape of woods, mountains, and a lake.
The house’s cube-like form and its block siding create a strong geometric statement.
A yellow-painted sloping roof supports solar panels and helps to drain rainwater.
The home’s exterior is composed of stacked blocks made from mining waste and concrete. A glass wall on the rear facade contrasts with the blocks and facilitates an indoor/outdoor connection.
The Portage Bay Residence is a streamlined home that enjoys lake views and total privacy. The garage melds into the industrial, flat exterior, which resembles maritime sheds found throughout the area.
The couple selected high-performance, modified Accoya wood—a durable, sustainable material—for the cladding and decking. The hidden downpipes help achieve a streamlined look that has earned the home the nickname “The Cabin.”
The home is located less than a quarter mile from Fisherman’s Beach. “The reason we bought the property was purely for the location, it’s in a beautiful little pocket of Torquay that is close to everything, and we can walk everywhere,” says Rebecca. “The neighborhood is very special, and we were drawn to the relaxed coastal lifestyle we knew we wanted for our kids growing up.”
A path of restored rock ledges leads to a dry creek, amphitheater, and private gathering space.
A seamless deck at the central level extends the living areas. The house is orientated directly to the east to maximize daylighting and views.
The home is elevated above a carport, which can also be used as a covered semi-outdoor living space in the summer.
The dark blue facade is punctuated by a single cedar-clad wall that faces the deck and forms a timber nook that is protected from prevailing winds.
The majority of the house is clad in inky blue metal—a durable, low-maintenance material.
The Thornton House sits on a steep site in Brooklyn, Wellington, New Zealand, with a small footprint of just 50 square meters.
The mostly blank brick-clad exterior belies the complex geometries that inform the multilevel plan inside. The windows are arranged to frame specific views—including the steeple of the nearby St. Michael’s Church—while retaining privacy from the street.
Glowing like a lantern in the night, the Hara House is a welcoming space for residents and local community members.
Takayuki Shimada of Takeru Shoji Architects designed this A-frame residence in the rural village of Tsurugasone, Japan. A tent-like white steel roof tops the home, which mixes private spaces with a semipublic, open-air living and dining area.
A terrace (with a lawn for the children and dog to play on) runs the full width of the living space and is accessible through large glazed doors.
The bright red standing-seam metal roof (viewed from the main house) helped inspire the tiny home’s name: Cherry Picker.
The tiny home is clad with black-painted vinyl siding and bright white trim. “The client wanted to make the most of the outdoor setting and asked us to build a removable outdoor bar under the kitchen window,” says designer Gina Stevens.
An expansive wraparound deck lets the guest house live larger than its 241 square feet.
Like phase one, phase two will have a wood-clad foyer and dining area that will act as an extension.
In 2014, Jeff and Karen Gunning began researching building another house, hoping to create a single, contained volume without compromising their retirement funds. The resulting Tree House comprises three pitched volumes with cutaways to create a porch in phase one and recessed window planter ledges in phase two. Simple wood columns provide support.
Windows wrap around the sides of the cabins to maximize views.
The timber structures are made from durable Douglas Fir posts and beams.
The sloped metal roofs were designed to capture rain, which is used in the cabins.
The stucco-clad tiny home is punctuated by archways, including the arched entrance, and two courtyards—one of which peeks out from beneath the cantilevered front facade.
The roofline of the Tind house prototype, designed by Claesson Koivisto Rune for prefab company Fiskarhedenvillan, has more conventional Swedish gables than the flat-roofed modernism of typical prefab units.
The concrete walls are perforated by large and small windows that frame views of the trees and local forest, as the site doesn't offer expansive views of the surrounding landscape.
The concrete pool structure has been conceived as a separate element to the home and is sunk into the sloped ground.
An outdoor pool is situated among the trees, allowing swimmers to be completely immersed in nature. Like the home, its footprint was determined by the existing trees on the site, and its otherwise geometric form is playfully interrupted by a diversion around a tree trunk.
The home is divided into four different blocks, arranged to avoid impacting on the trees on site.
An outdoor shower lets guests fully connect with nature.
High on the desert, the cabin's greatest draw is its environs.
Like the Hawkeye House geodesic dome, the cabin is fully off the grid, powered by a small 12-volt system.
The warm amber color of the cedar makes the shed glow at night.
The pared-back approach of the remodel begins with the front entry, where horizontal bands of orange-toned cedar were replaced with a refined wood screen.
The materiality of the cabin blends into its wooded surround.
Sliding cedar screens treated with the traditional Japanese shou sugi ban method are layered with the Cor-Ten steel siding of the exterior.
The architects situated the cabin between two old-growth oak trees so as not to disrupt the natural features of the site.
When the glass doors are pocketed, an entire corner of the building disappears and there's a feeling of being outdoors while working or spending time inside the cabin.

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