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Recycled Belgian Barn House by Architect Rita Huys

Recycled Belgian Barn House by Architect Rita Huys

Traditional barns are very rustic, rugged and earthy. When it comes to the space and function, it carries on a minimalist theme–very open, very practical. No doors for the interior areas, just divisions to make certain spaces distinct. In short, traditional barns are very simple structures and modern designers have found a way to give […]

Compact but Chic Home by Naturehumaine Architects

Compact but Chic Home by Naturehumaine Architects

Limited space can be any architect’s best friend or worse enemy. Having to work in an area smaller than what you’d hope for could mean having to make drastic changes just to make things fit, or it could also be an opportunity to redefine the use of limited space and turn it into something big–not […]

Barn Restored from Rustic to Modern and Cozy House in Pine Plains, New York by architect Preston Scott Cohen

Barn Restored from Rustic to Modern and Cozy House in Pine Plains, New York by architect Preston Scott Cohen

Picture out an ordinary barn for me now would you please. Is it the traditional rectangular structure standing on four walls with the large triangular roof on its head? Does the inside look like a web of wooden beams either supporting or crossing one after the other? Yup, you just had an ordinary barn in […]

Environment and Economic Friendly Tree House in New Zealand by Jono Williams and Friends

Environment and Economic Friendly Tree House in New Zealand by Jono Williams and Friends

When something is put under pressure, two things can happen. First, pressure wins and the balloon pops or second, a diamond emerges. And a diamond in the rough is exactly how I would like to describe this tree house in New Zealand built by architect Jono Williams and his friends. A rugged yet functional and […]

Compact Archipod Shed–Fun and Functional

Compact Archipod Shed–Fun and Functional

Fun-size is the best way to describe this structure. The “Archipod” is the best thing ever built since the treehouse was invented. A lot of people prefer to be outdoors whether for playing with their kids, reading a good book, or just getting some alone time. Of course the comfort you get from the outdoors […]

Compact Cave House in Spain by Architect Anton Garcia-Abril

Compact Cave House in Spain by Architect Anton Garcia-Abril

Ever wondered how it feels to live in caves, against cold rough walls, without a heater and using your dinner’s skin to serve as your blanket? With the way I made that sound, you probably wouldn’t bother. But, we can never deny that the people we are today is a a result of the people […]

Eco-Friendly Compact House in Australia by Tandem Design Studio

Eco-Friendly Compact House in Australia by Tandem Design Studio

What do you do when you’re only given 160m2 to build a home? Reach for the sky of course! This is exactly what Melbourne, Australia-based architecture firm Tandem Design Studio did when they took on this challenging project. Having very limited space to build a house on is literally a pressure test. However, limited space […]

The “Lighthouse” on Spanish Hills by Architects Cadaval & Sola-Morales

The “Lighthouse” on Spanish Hills by Architects Cadaval & Sola-Morales

A light house on the mountains of Spain. A floating roof in the night. This is how you would see this modern mountain house designed by Architects Cadaval & Sola-Morales . This house sits opposite the Spanish Pyrenees–a view that can definitely take you breath away. However, whether during the day or late at night, […]

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