Delson or Sherman Architects upgrades Fire Island House to withstand hurricanes

This house on New York’s Fire Island escaped Hurricane Sandy unscathed, despite its exposed beachfront location, thanks to an overhaul from Delson or Sherman Architects. Updates to the Fire Island House were completed just before the Category 3 storm struck the US Eastern Seaboard in 2012. The barrier islands along the south of New York’s

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Two brothers share La Fraternelle retreat by Atelier Pierre Thibault

The brothers that commissioned Quebec City-based Atelier Pierre Thibault to create them a shared weekend house each have a separate black block to accommodate their family. Completed last year, La Fraternelle – or The Brotherly – is located in Charlevoix, a popular ski destination outside Quebec City. The clients tasked Atelier Pierre Thibault with completing

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Ignacio Corre elevates Casa Mujeres in Chile to provide ocean views

Santiago-based architect Ignacio Correa has built this stilted wooden holiday home on the Chilean coastline and added long expanses of glazing to offer its residents views of the Pacific Ocean. Casa Mujeres provides a retreat for a family in the rural area of Maitencillo, which is roughly a one-hour drive north of the of city Valparaiso.

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Robert Young’s East Lake House in Montauk is designed to weather over time

American studio Robert Young Architects has created a weekend home in a coastal hamlet on Long Island, clad in rough-sawn cedar planks that were left untreated so they can age naturally. The East Lake House is located in Montauk, a village at the eastern tip of New York’s Long Island. Robert Young Architects, which has offices

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Alfonso Arango builds tiny black cabin next to his childhood home

Architect Alfonso Arango has designed himself a 24-square-metre weekend retreat next to his childhood home overlooking the Andes mountains in Colombia. Arango’s House on The Mist is located next door to his family’s residence in La Calera – a small town in the eastern reaches of the mountains. It is located 11 miles from Colombia’s

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Besonías Almeida Arquitectos creates board-marked concrete summer house

Buenos Aires-based studio Besonías Almeida Arquitectos has completed a holiday home in a seaside resort south of the Argentinian capital, with walls and overhanging roofs. Impressed by their previous work, the client tasked the studio led by architects María Victoria Besonías and Guillermo de Almeida with designing a property in the coastal Costa Esmerelda resort that had

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Three patios and a swimming pool slot into Casa La Quinta in Mexico

Residents of this getaway in Mexico, designed by architects Pérez Palacios and Alfonso de la Concha Rojas, can spend weekends lazing in a hammock suspended above a secluded swimming pool. Mexico City-based architects Pérez Palacios and Alfonso de la Concha Rojas designed Casa La Quinta for a retired couple. It is located in San Miguel

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Feldman Architecture completes The Shack nature retreat for creative couple in California

American studio Feldman Architecture has renovated and expanded a cottage just outside of San Francisco, adding a two-storey extension, a pool terrace and a garage blanketed with a green roof. The project, called The Shack, is located on a wooded property in Marin County, which is connected to San Francisco by the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Ludwig Godefroy designed Zicatela house as an “open-air fortress”

Monolithic concrete steps evocative of ancient Aztec temples surround open-air living spaces and gardens at the heart of this holiday home in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. French architect Ludwig Godefroy created the property as a weekend home for a client who wanted to escape from the Mexico City to the tranquility of Zicatela Beach.

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Black concrete boxes form Casa Bruma in rural Mexico

Nine dark-coloured blocks circle a forest clearing that acts as a courtyard for this home by Mexican architects Fernanda Canales and Claudia Rodríguez. Canales and Rodríguez collaborated on the 6,500-square-foot (604-square-metre) Casa Bruma project, which serves a holiday home for a young family. The house comprises cuboid units of varying heights, each accommodating a different

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Luciano Kruk includes blackened wood and patios at concrete Argentinian home

Architect Luciano Kruk’s latest board-marked concrete holiday home on the Argentinian coast has walls wrapped in glazing and blackened wood. Equestrian House is a holiday residence located in Costa Esmeralda, a picturesque stretch of coastline 250 miles (400 kilometres) south of Buenos Aires. The resort features a number of board-marked concrete residences designed by Kruk’s

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Butler Armsden overhauls 1970s coastal home in northern California

Updated interior finishes and a new guest house are among the modifications that US studio Butler Armsden Architects has made to a 44-year-old, wood-clad residence that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. The holiday home, called Bluff Reach, is situated on a rocky site overlooking the ocean and dotted with cypress trees. The dwelling is located in

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André Pihl designs “bat-shaped” summer house to make the most of sea views

Full-height windows set into the angled facades of this summer house provide views of the Swedish archipelago from a living space and two adjoining bedroom wings. Villa G was designed by architect André Pihl to replace an existing 1960s cottage on the site, which is located in a quiet bay in the southeastern region of

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Caribbean holiday home by Rick Joy allows coastal breezes to pass through

Concrete forms and outdoor passageways define this waterfront dwelling in the Turks and Caicos islands, which was designed by US studio Rick Joy Architects to embrace the natural landscape. The project called Le Cabanon is located in the southwest part of Providenciales, an island in the Turks and Caicos archipelago. Designed to offer privacy and

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Timber and concrete summer house faces scenic Icelandic landscape

This holiday home on the south coast of Iceland features a sheltered central courtyard lined by a pair of timber volumes and a terrace with a panoramic view of a nearby lake. Reykjavik architecture studio Gláma Kím designed the holiday home for a site on a ridge next to a deep and rugged gulley, beyond

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Black Quebec chalet by Atelier Boom-Town overlooks forest and lake

Two volumes are stacked at irregular angles to form this Canadian forest retreat, which Montreal-based architecture firm Atelier Boom-Town designed for siblings. Completed last year in the Laurentians region, the two-storey De La Canardière Residence encompasses four bedrooms. Its location on a slope was a key factor in the studio’s development of the design. “This

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Angular roofs funnel daylight into coastal summer house inspired by traditional Estonian buildings

This summer house in the Estonian village of Muraste comprises a cluster of timber volumes topped with faceted roofs and triangular roof lights that allow natural light to pour into the interiors. The property is situated in a wooded area on the shore of the Black Sea and was designed by architecture studio KUU Arhitektid,

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Johan Sundberg uses Siberian larch to clad gabled summer house on Sweden’s coast

Larch boards cover both the interior and exterior of this gabled holiday home by Johan Sundberg, which stands in a pine forest next to a white sandy beach in Österlen, Sweden. The Swedish architect designed the holiday home as a retreat for a family of four to use during the summer months in the southern Swedish province of

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Studio Edwards uses shipping containers to create getaway on Australia’s Great Ocean Road

A trio of shipping containers has been converted into a weekend retreat set on stilts on a hillside overlooking Australia’s Otway Coast by Melbourne practice Studio Edwards.  The residence named House 28 is located on the edge of Wye River, a town that has grown up along a waterway that feeds into the sea on

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Timber shutters conceal windows and doors at Aketuri Architektai’s Lithuanian lakeside retreat

The owners of this Lithuanian holiday cottage can open large shutters incorporated into the timber-clad facades to transform the completely closed gabled volume into a bright space with views toward a nearby lake. Vilnius-based studio Aketuri Architektai designed the lakeside retreat near the city of Zarasai to reference archetypal homesteads that complement their natural surroundings.

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Oversized roof shelters terraces on either side of CEBRA’s Danish summer house

A pitched roof extends well beyond the internal walls to create sheltered terraces around the edges of this summer house designed by Danish architecture studio CEBRA for a site overlooking the country’s Vejle Fjord. CEBRA created the property for a client who resides in the studio’s Iceberg housing project – a harbourside scheme in Aarhus

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Apio Arquitectos creates gabled holiday house overlooking Chilean lake

Chilean studio Apio Arquitectos has used wooden barns as a reference for this nature retreat, with pitched roofs and facades wrapped in grey metal and pine. The House in Lake Calafquen is located in southern Chile’s Los Ríos Region. Dotted with lakes, the rural area features low ridges, where “elements appear like isolated modules in

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Faulkner Architects creates holiday home with sweeping Lake Tahoe views

American studio Faulkner Architects has used glass, textured concrete and charred wood for the exterior of a vacation dwelling in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The home, called Burnt Cedar, is situated along Lake Tahoe – the largest high-altitude lake in North America, and a popular spot for holiday homes, and winter and summer sports. California-based

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Hus Nilsson is a Swedish summer house with living spaces connected to a sea-facing terrace

A painted-brick fireplace separates areas for living and dining at this summer house designed by London-based architect Tina Bergman for a plot facing out towards the sea on Sweden’s east coast. Hus Nilsson is located on the Norrfjärden bay in the northern Swedish archipelago, and occupies a sloping site between the forest and the Baltic

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Reflective holiday home by Tatiana Bilbao hides among trees in Mexico

Mexican architect Tatiana Bilbao has used mirrored glass, along with rammed earth and clay bricks, to create a vacation home that blends with its wooded site in Monterrey. Los Terrenos, or The Terrains, is located on a forested hillside in the northern Mexican city. The residence is near another project by Bilbao, the Ventura House,

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Laura Ortín adds “aesthetically disobedient” extension to beachfront home in Spain

This faceted extension added to a holiday residence in Spain’s Alicante region features plywood-lined interiors and a picture window angled to frame a view of a nearby watchtower. The owners of the property in the town of Torre de la Horadada commissioned architect Laura Ortín’s Murcia-based studio to design a two-storey extension for use by

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Stripy rammed-earth walls curve through holiday home on Californian walnut farm

Red and grey tones run through the rammed earth walls that US firm Feldman Architecture has used to build this retreat on a farm in California’s Central Valley. The San Francisco-based practice designed Spring Ranch within the grounds of a walnut farm to provide a rural vacation home for a family. Three main walls follow

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Magnus Ström models gabled annex for Hampshire home on “rustic boutique hotel”

British studio Ström Architects designed this timber-clad annex to house a bar and games room for a home in England’s New Forest he completed seven years ago. Watson House Annexe replaced an existing two-storey structure demolished prior to its construction. It is situated in the garden of the client’s main residence which – like the annex –

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Green and pink stripes colour undulating walls of Swiss house

The signature stripes of artist Daniel Buren cover the curved walls of this timber-framed house by architect Davide Macullo, which functions as a piece of public art in a picturesque Swiss valley. For Swiss architect David Macullo, working with the French conceptual artist Daniel Buren was a lifelong dream come true. “It was a big help to someone

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New Affiliates creates asymmetric mountain cabin in Vermont

Steep, pointy roofs and square windows that frame views of the landscape figure into this pine-clad retreat in the northeastern US, by design studio New Affiliates. The Turnbridge Winter Cabin is tucked within Vermont’s Green Mountains, on a wooded property covering 65 acres (26 hectares). The design team took cues from the area’s traditional architecture, notably the

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Italian holiday home by 35a Studio features pointed roof and bare concrete interior

This holiday home in the Valverde region of northern Italy features deep square windows, bare concrete interiors and a roof that rises up towards steeply pointed corners. House R is located in the village of Casa D’Agosto and was designed by Monza-based 35a Studio for a Milanese couple who wanted a place to escape from the city. The

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Lund Hagem installs Y-shaped cabin on a hilltop overlooking Norwegian ski resort

Pine louvres cover the glazed sides of this cabin by Oslo studio Lund Hagem Arkitekter, which forks at one end to present two large windows towards slopes in Norway’s Kvitfjell ski resort. Lund Hagem Arkitekter set the cabin on one of the highest buildable plots in the resort, giving it clear views towards the southeast, where the sloping

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Glenn Murcutt covers bushland home in zinc panels to protect it against wildfire

Set in a patch of dense coastal bushland on the Palm Beach peninsula just north of Sydney, this weekend residence by architect Glenn Murcutt is armoured in blackened zinc panels to defend it from wildfire. Nestled into the base of a sandstone outcrop, the two-storey house is surrounded by shrubbery and a forest of gum, oak and blueberry

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Tham & Videgård completes “tent-like” second home on a Swedish island

Swedish studio Tham & Videgård Arkitekter designed this summer house with a dramatic scooped roofline for an island in the Stockholm archipelago. Local office Tham & Videgård Arkitekter designed the property for a site on a promontory that extends from the small island of Krokholmen in Stockholm’s outer archipelago. At House on Krokholmen, expansive views

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TNA’s dream holiday home is an upside-down concrete pyramid

Takei Nabeshima Architects has released new renderings of its design for an extravagant concrete holiday home, which forms part of French developer Christian Bourdais’ Solo Houses series. The Tokyo-based practice, led by Makoto Takei and Chie Nabeshima, is one of the 15 firms commissioned by Bourdais to create an ultimate holiday home, which will eventually be built in Spain’s mountainous Matarraña region as part of his

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Holiday home by Masato Sekiya cantilevers over a river bank in Nara Prefecture

Masato Sekiya’s firm Planet Creations has completed a concrete weekend house, which cantilevers six metres over a rocky ledge in Japan’s Omine mountain range. Located in Tenkawa village, 600 metres above sea level, the site is surrounded by the Omine mountain range. The house, which was designed as a holiday villa for a doctor and his wife, protrude out from the

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Bohlin Cywinski Jackson creates remote holiday retreat in Ontario forest

Nestled into a wooded hillside, this residence by US firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson and Canadian studio Bohlin Grauman Miller Architects has large glass walls offering picturesque views. The Bear Stand is situated a three-hour drive northeast of Toronto, on a remote wooded site along the shores of Contau Lake. The 3,425-square-foot (318-square-metre) dwelling was built

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Plasma Studio’s copper-clad apartment block has huge windows facing the Dolomites

Floor-to-ceiling windows allow guests to wake up to views of the Dolomites at this complex of copper-clad holiday apartments in northern Italy by Plasma Studio. Architecture practice Plasma Studio designed the two-storey apartment block to provide six holiday homes accompanying an existing holiday residence. The two structures are joined by a single-storey volume, which hosts a communal area. Called Villa

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S&T Architects designs poolside retreat in Ukrainian mountains

Ukrainian studio S&T Architects has released detailed renders showing its design for a summer retreat in the Carpathian Mountains, comprising two concrete and glass buildings that face each other across a swimming pool. House in Transcarpathia was designed by S&T Architects for two young families who like to holiday together in the mountainous region in western Ukraine. The

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Traditional Washington boathouse by Hoedemaker Pfeiffer offers sweeping coastal views

Giant sliding doors allow occupants to take in the sunrise and sunset from this modest boathouse that was overhauled by American studio Hoedemaker Pfeiffer. The Hood Canal Boat House is located along the Hood Canal, a scenic waterway in northern Washington that connects to the Puget Sound. The structure sits on a forested site owned by

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Casa Xixim by Specht Architects opens up to Tulum’s jungle and ocean

Bedrooms at this holiday villa in the Mexican resort of Tulum open onto expansive terraces overlooking the tropical forest and beach. Casa Xixim serves as a fully rentable guesthouse for large groups. It was squeezed onto a thin site by New York studio Specht Architects, which created a contemporary architectural aesthetic with white walls, timber

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Rural Idaho home by Olson Kundig has gadgets and gizmos aplenty

An entire glass wall swings upward to open this spacious retreat to the landscape of the American West – one of several inventive features incorporated by US firm Olson Kundig. The Bigwood Residence is tucked into a hillside in Sun Valley, a resort town in Idaho. Encompassing 6,500 square feet (604 square metres), the two-storey vacation

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Phoenix House sits at the base of the world’s most active volcano

This tiny guest house by designer Will Beilharz stands on a lava field on Hawaii’s Big Island, and has views of the steam produced where molten rock flows into the sea. The 450-square-foot home is named Phoenix House as it is “literally rising from the ashes” of volcanic activity in the area. It is located

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Modest holiday retreat by David Cervera nestles amongst the palms in Mexico

A natural finish made from tree sap covers this compact summer house on Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, which has plenty of hammocks for relaxing in the shade. Designed by local architect David Cervera, El Palmar is sits within a grove of palms in Chuburná – a narrow barrier island north of Mérida. The home measures just

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Zrobym Architects’ summer house combines references to Scandinavian and Belarusian architecture

The cosy feel of classic Scandinavian cottages is referenced in the interior of this summer house near the Belarusian village of Raubichi, which is clad entirely in larch and cedar. Zrobym Architects, which is based in the nearby city of Minsk, designed the summer house (also known as a dacha) as a quiet retreat for

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Sea Bright House by Jeff Jordan Architects overlooks the Jersey Shore

This beachfront house designed by Jeff Jordan Architects for a Manhattan-based couple comprises boxy, cedar-clad volumes that create expansive outdoor spaces overlooking the New Jersey coastline. Located within walking distance from the beach, the entire structure of Sea Bright House is lifted on stilts and incorporates storage areas beneath. From the street, a stone walkway leads

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Studio Selva wraps Chilean surfers’ retreat in eucalyptus screens

Amsterdam office Studio Selva used locally sourced materials to construct this holiday home for surfers in central Chile, which features rooms that open onto a communal deck overlooking the ocean. Casa Tumán is located 175 kilometres southwest of Santiago, in a remote part of the Central Coast region with good access to the nearby Puertecillo

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Vertically sliding walls open Bergmeisterwolf’s Italian villa extension to the garden

Architecture studio Bergmeisterwolf has completed an extension to a house on the shores of Italy’s Lake Garda, featuring glazed walls that disappear into the ground to open the living area up to the garden. The client for the project – an economist from Vienna – wanted an addition that would add value to and improve

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BoutiqueHomes website offers holidays in architect-designed homes

Dezeen promotion: holidaymakers can rent architect-designed buildings around the world through rental site BoutiqueHomes, including a stone-walled Mexican house and a hilltop house in Portugal with a missing corner. The BoutiqueHomes website lists over 1,200 homes and hotels around the world, each hand-picked for their unusual and interesting design. The site was launched by founders

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10 US holiday homes that celebrate the American landscape

On this Fourth of July, we’re rounding up some of the best holiday homes in the US to enjoy the vacation, including a woodsy hideaway, a lakeside retreat and a cabin with mid-century modern style. The Blue Lake Retreat, Texas by Lake Flato Ample amounts of glazing and a cantilevered terrace deck allow holidaymakers to enjoy views of a lake in Texas Hill

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Maka Arkitektur completes contemporary Swedish courtyard house

A gabled wall provides the entrance to this holiday home in a Swedish coastal village, which also features rooms arranged around a garden and cherry tree. Summerhouse Bjäre was designed by Gothenburg studio Maka Arkitektur for a village at the tip of the Bjäre peninsula on Sweden’s west coast. The architects’ aim was to create a stripped-back

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Cheng + Franco cantilevers trio of Corten-clad volumes from rural Peruvian house

This countryside house in Peru by Lima-based studio Cheng + Franco Arquitectos features three volumes clad in perforated Corten steel that cantilever above a grassy bridleway. Cheng + Franco Arquitectos designed Casa N in the South American country’s northern coastal region of Piura. The home is located on a 24-acre-site occupied by a farm for breeding and training horses, and provides the

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Domed summer house by LASSA offers an elevated view over a Greek olive grove

Fingers of earth branch over this mound-shaped holiday home by architecture studio LASSA, allowing its owners to climb up onto the roof to admire an olive grove on Greece’s Peloponnese peninsula. The 150-square-metre Villa Ypsilon was designed by London- and Brussels-based firm LASSA, which is headed up by architects Theo Sarantoglou Lalis and Dora Sweijd. The domed form of

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Pavilion-like house offers spectacular views of India’s Western Ghats mountains

Volcanic stone walls and sculptural skylights are among the features of this holiday home by Khosla Associates, which looks out over a picturesque mountain lake in southwest India. The retreat is located in the heart of the Western Ghats, a mountain range older than the Himalayas. The spectacular scenery takes centre stage in the building,

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Tham & Videgård Arkitekter designs austere holiday home on Swedish island

This pared-back holiday home on the Swedish island of Gotland provides a retreat for three generations of a family and was designed by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter. The Stockholm studio – arguably best known for its mirrored Treehotel – designed Atrium House on the coast of the island, which is surrounded by the Baltic Sea. As the name suggests,

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Eight pop-up “glamping” cabins built to tour the Welsh countryside

A cabin shaped like a huge black hat and a structure designed to resemble a dragon’s eye are among a series of eight pop-up holiday homes designed to move around the Welsh landscape. Called Epic Retreats, the eight designs were the winners of a competition that invited architects and designers to design mobile holiday homes based on mythologies and traditions in Wales. The results also

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Solo House II by Office KGDVS encircles forested hilltop in Matarraña

This ring-shaped house threads between trees in a Catalonian forest, and is the second in a series of dream holiday homes designed by leading architects for the French developer Christian Bourdais. Brussels-based Office Kersten Geers David Van Severen designed the property for the development in the mountainous region of Matarraña, where Bourdais is planning to eventually build

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Vipp prefabricated cabins are designed as “battery-charging stations for humans”

Danish retailer Vipp has created a factory-made, metal-and-glass micro dwelling that comes filled with the company’s line of homeware products. Called Shelter, the 55-square-metre structure is intended to serve as a nature retreat and “battery-charging station for humans”, said Kasper Egelund, who heads the brand. “Vipp has made a plug-and-play getaway that allows you to escape urban

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Elevated walkway bridges two parts of Iranian holiday home divided by swimming pool

An elevated passageway spans a swimming pool to connect the two monolithic blocks of this weekend home in the Iranian city of Karaj by Kamran Heirati Architects. The Iranian studio built Villa Safadasht in the city’s suburbs for a client working in the food industry. The building is divided into two parts: an entertainment area with a jacuzzi and an

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Tents create guest bedrooms with panoramic views at Peggy Deamer’s New Zealand retreat

The main living areas of this compact holiday home near New Zealand’s Kaipara Harbour are arranged perpendicular to a platform that provides space for three tents used to accommodate guests. Yale School of Architecture professor Peggy Deamer often works in nearby Auckland and wanted to build herself a simple and affordable rural retreat that was

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Studio Bergtraun perches black cabin on steep slope in the Sierra Nevada mountains

California-based Studio Bergtraun has completed a holiday home in Tahoe, nestling a simple black volume clad in corrugated metal into the steep landscape. Alpine Meadows Cabin was completed for a family of outdoor sports enthusiasts in California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range. “The clients desired to create a fun-filled, cozy and informal cabin for family and

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Massachusetts island home is clad in charred cedar and textured concrete

US firms Gray Organschi Architecture and Schiller Projects took cues from the natural terrain of Martha’s Vineyard, a vacation island off the coast of Cape Cod, to create this holiday retreat. The Chilmark House sits on a 4.25-acre (1.7-hectare) site that is surrounded by farmland and overlooks the sea. “We worked with the family to search for

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Lake Flato creates vertical waterfront home in rural Texas

The top floor of this tall holiday home by US studio Lake Flato is situated above the tree line, enabling impressive views of a lake in Texas Hill Country. The Blue Lake Retreat is located in Marble Falls, a small town situated about 50 miles (80 kilometres) northwest of Austin. Rectangular in plan, the three-storey

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Office of Architecture elevates zinc-clad Hamptons home above a floodplain

New York studio Office of Architecture has created a holiday home in a seaside village in the Hamptons that is raised above the property, resulting in spaces located “under, over and between the building and the landscape”. The Watermill House is located in Water Mill, an oceanside hamlet in the Town of Southampton on Long Island.

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Steel beams support dramatic roof overhangs at Washington state retreat by Coates Design

Seattle firm Coates Design has completed a home in Washington’s Cascade mountain range that serves as a hub for members of a large extended family. Tumble Creek Cabin is a vacation home designed to provide generous communal spaces for family gatherings, as well as more intimate spaces for members to be alone. “The retreat provides ample

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Concrete volumes cantilever and twist to provide mountain views from South Korean holiday resort

This cluster of holiday apartments in South Korea’s Gangwon region feature angular concrete and glass volumes that thrust outwards from a sloping site to ensure optimal views. Architect Heesoo Kwak and his Seoul-based studio IDMM Architects designed U Retreat for a site in the Sari-gol valley, which is bordered by steep cliffs. The dramatic scenery

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Estúdio Casa G overhauls open-sided concrete villa in the Amazon

Estúdio Casa G has completed a residence in the Brazilian rainforest, creating a home within the concrete shell of an existing structure and building a new pavilion for social spaces. The project is located in the vicinity of Belém, in the north of Brazil. It was built as a natural retreat for its owners to escape

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Luciano Kruk staggers board-marked concrete holiday home across sandy dune

This board-marked concrete holiday house by Luciano Kruk steps over a sand dune in a coastal town near Buenos Aires, offering its summer residents views of a pine and acacia forest beyond. Argentinian studio Luciano Kruk Arquitectos designed House in the Dune to fit the site’s uneven topography, which slopes steeply away from the street towards a pine forest at the back. “The

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Stripped-back holiday chalet by Florian Busch is set at the foot of Mount Yōtei in Japan

Positioned at the base of a dormant volcano on Japan’s Hokkaido Island, this simple gabled holiday home by Florian Busch Architects is perfectly positioned for skiers. Tokyo-based Florian Busch Architects designed the 180-square-metre dwelling for a wooded spot on the outskirts of Niseko, a popular ski resort near Mount Yōtei. The house forms part of an existing development of

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OBBA designs stone-walled holiday bungalow in rural Seoul for an elderly couple

Stone walls extend past the four volumes of this holiday home for an elderly couple near Seoul, designed by local studio OBBA to disguise when the residents are away. OBBA, which stands for Office for Beyond Boundaries Architecture, were asked to design the holiday home by a couple who were moving back to South Korea after living abroad for a long time. Located

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