Category "Architecture"

HUUS Hotel Gstaad | The Perfect Winter Alpine Escape

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This time of the year is perfect for skiing and all sorts of outdoor winter sports. Whether you’re seeking adventure or simply want to cuddle up in a cozy atmosphere, HUUS Hotel Gstaad is the mountain getaway you’ve been looking for. There, you can reconnect with nature and enjoy in more than 250km of ski runs. Located in the heart of the Swiss Alpine region, this hotel combines luxurious with the rustic, Alpine style. The interior features all …

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Zen Houses | By Petr Stolín Architekt

Located in Liberec, Czech Republic, Zen Houses offer a perfect balance between a modern lifestyle and relaxing surroundings. The philosophy behind this architectural project is also based on simplifying living conditions. The two volumes of the house offer three types of living areas – public, semi-public and private. The simplicity of both interior and exterior is inspired by contemporary Japanese architecture. Petr Stolín Architekt firm wanted to bring an experimental character to the house but also to separate home and office …

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Villa Meijendel Embedded In A Sand Dune

Nestled in a coastal nature reserve in The Netherlands, Villa Meijendel is the perfect forest house. Just like the cabins you imagine when you think of a house in the woods, this villa has the same charm, at least from the outside. The black timber facade together with a valley of dunes creates beautiful landscapes. VVKH Architecten positioned the villa right next to a sandy slope that contrasts the black exterior. It’s actually built from concrete and covered …

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Micro Cabin | By Larocque Elder Architects

A while ago we wrote about a minimalistic reading cabin in upstate New York. There’s one more like it, perfect for relaxing, enjoying nature and taking a break in a cozy atmosphere. Micro Cabin is located in Ontario and stands in harmony with the environment surrounding it. Micro Cabin has only 98 square feet and is situated in a forest. It was designed by Larocque Elder Architects to provide an off the grid experience. The exterior is made using dark …

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Arthur’s Cave | A Pop-Up Hotel In Wales

As a part of Epic Retreats – Wales Year of Legends 2017 campaign, new hotels will pop-up on three different locations and in eight designs. Not a lot of people will get a chance to enjoy the Welsh landscape, in fact, less than 200. One of the hotels- Arthur’s Cave, is inspired by the story of King Arthur hiding in caves together with his knights. Arthur’s Cave is designed by Miller Kendrick Architects and looks more like a …

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Morissen House In The Swiss Alps

Hurst Song Architekten firm got a job to create a family home on the steep slopes of the Swiss Alps. The design of the Morissen House resembles traditional mountain cabins, but the materials used are quite unconventional. As for the location, the house is situated in Lumbrein, which is the Swiss canton of Graubünden. The exterior of the house features a vertical black timber cladding. The copper roof provides protection, especially during the cold winter …

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Sebastian Irarrazaval 2Y House

When designing the 2Y House, Sebastian Irarrazaval Architects had two things in mind. The first one was to try and integrate the house with its natural surrounding, while the second was to make it in a way that will allow a lot of natural light to come in. After nine and a half years of construction, both goals were achieved with this Chilean coast house. Speaking of the surrounding, the house is nestled among trees, just by …

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Acute House | By OOF! Architecture

Smart architectural solutions keep amazing us, as well as using limited space efficiently and creatively. What OOF! Architecture firm did was used a practically uninhabitable triangular lot to make the Acute House. The Victorian weatherboard cottage and renovator’s nightmare became a compact and modern family home. The tiny lot wasn’t the only problem they faced as the previous structure was very old. However, new residents and neighbors liked it. Because of that, the architects decided to salvage some parts of …

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Project Utopia | By Yacht Island Design

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A lot of the time, we shape our vision of the future by relating to things as they are now. We rarely escape that vision. However, Yacht Island Design and BMT Nigel Dee, are trying to destroy any constraints, rendered by past and present. Essentially, Project Utopia, is the yacht of the future. This concept was designed free from any restraints or constricted thoughts. It is, essentially, a marvel of naval architecture and engineering. Instead …

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Coodo Prefabricated Modular House

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Coodo is a modular unit designed for a variety of uses. It can serve as a second home, office, retreat, or a fully functional living unit. This simple house is practical and gives you plenty of room for customization. First of all, let us explain its main features. Coodo is transportable so you can choose the location you want. This gives you a lot of options but also shortens the period required to move in. This is …

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