Nomad pavilion designed to double as shelter and water-collecting tower for Jordanian desert

A concept for a pointed pavilion made from Corten steel pipes and woven goat hair could provide oasis-like respite in the deserts of Jordan. Architects Dina Haddadin and Rasem Kamal have designed a hybrid shelter and water tower that could provide drinking water, as well as shade in the summer and warmth in the winter. The concept

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Single-room Cabin By JacobsChang

Located in the woods of Barryville in the Catskill Mountains of New York, this cabin appears to float above its sloped site and protrudes as an extension of its environment. This half-tree house that was designed by Manhattan studio JacobsChang encompa…

Studio Weave installs stilted hikers’ shelter beside a Bordeaux river

Hikers can stay overnight for free at this elevated shelter on the outskirts of Bordeaux, designed by London-based Studio Weave to reference the form and materiality of traditional water towers. Studio Weave was commissioned to design the shelter by arts and architecture collective Bruit du Frigo, which has established a series of shelters around the

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A Cozy House In Quebec By Delordinaire

Located in Quebec, Canada, the house designed by the Paris-based architecture studio Delordinaire stands on a snow-laden slope and is elevated with stilts. Named ‘High House‘, the structure is clad with white concrete panels and corrugated metal, while its interior is made in wood to underline the warmth of the living spaces. In addition, the […]

Tiny Treehouse By Wee Studio

Timber hut hidden in the forests of Bejing’s Wuling Mountain, subscribes to ideas of deliberated tiny living and subtle relationship between nature and inhabitation. Designed by local micro-architecture specialists Wee Studio, this tiny house is an o…

A Versatile Vacation Home By Cristián Izquierdo

Architect Cristián Izquierdo created a pine wooden multifunctional holiday home opening up to a long beach, on top of a dune in the middle of nowhere in Chile.
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A Vacation Home With 72 Doors By Cristián Izquierdo

Architect Cristián Izquierdo created a pine wooden multifunctional holiday home opening up to a long beach, on top of a dune in the middle of nowhere in Chile.
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MINIMOD – A Contemporary Retreat Close To Nature

The small housing units called MINIMOD have been designed by Brazilian MAPA Architects. Constructed from four modules, namely, bedroom, living room dining room and bathroom, which also contains a kitchen, they present a simple but contemporary dwelling…

Tip-Box Provokes Vertigo In Montpellier’s Mountains

Named Tip-Box, the fictional project by Christophe Benichou was originally conceived for an architect friend turning thirty. Situated at the top of Pic-Saint-Loup, the most emblematic mountain of the Montpellier region, the space is intended to serve a…

Architecture students build latticed-wood community centre in German refugee camp

Architecture students from Germany’s University of Kaiserslautern have built this wooden community centre for a refugee camp in Mannheim, which is fronted by a latticed screen. The pavilion, designed by students Sandra Gressung, Sascha Ritschel and Tobias Vogel, provides a sheltered communal area for refugees arriving in the camp located on the former US Army’s Spinelli Barracks in Mannheim. Eighteen students from

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An Outstanding House In Prague By Šépka Architects

Located on a northern slanted plot in the Prague’s district Kyje, ‘House in an Orchard‘ stands out from the other buildings in the neighborhood, catching the eye with its unique appearance.
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Boat House By WE Architecture

The wooden cabin is another neat example of “the pursuit of countryside quietness” that became a movement among the partakers of modern times in hectic and crowded urban areas.
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Hadars Hus By Asante Architecture & Design

Located on the coast of Norway, the small house was designed by Asante Architecture & Design as a part of the project Bygda 2.0, a rural development project on the island of Stokkøya, focusing on developing modern Norwegian houses into a dynamic v…

Snøhetta Designs A House With Solar Panels

Situated in Larvik, Norway, The Plus House is a pilot project of a family house that truly stands out of the ordinary.
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Alpine Shelter ‘Bivak Na Prehodavcih’ By Premica Architects

Slovenian architect’s office Premica Architects rebuilt a former bunker from World War I into a cozy mountainside retreat. During the war, a number of high-alpine fortresses were installed throughout Europe, some of which were transformed into cabins for mountaineers. Located in Triglav National Park, Slovenia, the newly designed alpine bivouac stands on concrete foundations, on […]

Reader Shelter In Estonia

First-year architecture and urban planning students at the Estonian Academy of Arts have designed and created a shelter titled ‘READER’, a place where people can get away from their daily routine. Among other structures developed by the students, the shelter is located in the national park Lahemaa of North-Estonia. READER was constructed within five days […]

A Cozy Shelter On A Cliff By Lund Hagem

A small seaside holiday shelter, the house designed by Norwegian studio Lund Hagem stands at the back of a cliff, offering the dramatic surroundings outside and the excellent coziness inside.
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The Alpine Cabin By OFIS

Designed by OFIS architects, the unique winter cabin is constructed on top of Mount Kanin in Slovenia.
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Hotel Hubertus · Valdora, Italy

Located in the famous ski and hiking area of Italian town Valdaora at an altitude of about 1350 m, Hotel Hubertus blends the old family property with the new part, offering the visitors a high-level relaxing space with a feeling of a mountain chalet.
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A Shelter On The Stockholm Archipelago

In a summer retreat designed for a young family, Stockholm-based architects from Claesson Koivisto Rune combined natural materials with modern, minimalist look to gently fit the structure into stunning landscape of Kråkmora Holmar island.
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Perspective Pavillon By Giles Miller

Designed by British designer Giles Miller, ‘Perspectives’ is an elliptical-shaped structure made of a steel framework covered in a series of cedar wood shingles.
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A Perfectly Minimal Swedish House

Designed by Jonas Lindvall of Malmö-based Lindvall A & D, ‘Villa J2‘ began as the revamp of an existing summerhouse dating back to the 1940s. However, due to the specific regulations, it had to be rebuilt entirely.
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A Summer House Set In The Heart Of Brazilian Greenery

Located among the stunning Brazilian landscape, Ubatuba House has one main feature – it barely touches the ground.
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A Dwelling Set In The Desert Landscape

Tucked away in a remote desert location just outside of the U.S. Capitol Reef National Park, the modern dwelling built by architecture practice Imbue Design overlooks some of the most impressive rock formations in the world.
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A Tiny Mobile Shelter

Designed by dutch artist Rob Sweere, the “Sledge-Project” was developed together with danish Ann Andreassen, René Kristensen and kids from the Uummannaq Children’s Home to build a residence to shelter people in different locations within the…

A Luxury Off-Grid Getaway

For those who lack a hideaway among the nature but don’t want to give up on the comfort of a city life, The Autonomous Tent seems like a perfect choice, offering a luxury camping experience. Designed by architect Harry Gesner and installed by an American startup, The Autonomous Tent was engineered as a permanent structure, […]

California Desert Camping Pods

12 wagon stations with a sci-fi-aesthetic: These camping pods at a campsite near Joshua Tree National Park seem to be the perfect hideaway. US artist Andrea Zittel, whose work focuses on sustainability and a self-sufficient life, built the pods called …

A Temporary Tent With A Fireplace

A temporary project and social experiment, FIRE SHELTER:01 was a cozy shelter that celebrated its location of Sydhavnstippen in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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An Alpine Greenhouse Getaway

Italian studio Act_Romegialli was commissioned to redesign the garage of a weekend retreat nestled in the Rhaetian Alps into a space for relaxing and entertaining.
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A Room Amidst The Waters Of Indian Ocean

Located off Pemba Island, Tanzania, Manta Resort has recently opened the ‘Underwater Room’, setting the whole new standard for a remote tropical holiday. Reminiscent of a wooden hat floating on the Indian Ocean, it now has a glass cube that allows the guests to experience the underwater world while sitting on the couch. The project was originally […]

A Room Below The Indian Ocean

Located off Pemba Island, Tanzania, Manta Resort has recently opened the ‘Underwater Room’, setting the whole new standard for a remote tropical holiday. Reminiscent of a wooden hat floating on the Indian Ocean, it now has a glass cube that allows the guests to experience the underwater world while sitting on the couch. The project was originally […]

A Swedish Villa Facing The Lake

Designed by the Stockholm-based architecture practice Murman Arkitekter, Villa Sunnanö opens to the picturesque views of a lake and pine tree woodland.
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A Shelter In The Woods

For those who are tired of the hustle and bustle of city life, we are delighted to introduce you to the Corbett Residence, a minimal black house hidden between the trees in North Carolina, US.
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A Series Of Artists’ Studios On Fogo Island

Located off the northeast coast of Newfoundland, Canada, Fogo Island is a small land mass with dramatic scenery and a total population of only 2,706 people. There, among raw, poetic landscapes, architect Todd Saunders was commissioned to design a serie…

A Suspended Hillside Home In Southern Poland

Katowice-based architecture firm KWK Promes designed ‘Konieczny’s Ark‘ a concrete home perched on the steep slopes of Brenna, South Poland.
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A Family Retreat Hidden In The Jungle

Located in Sanur, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Bali, the DRA House stands against lush tropical sanctuaries, offering a true Balinese experience.
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Off-The-Grid Living In The High Arizona Desert

Based in Tuscon, Arizona, D U S T is an alliance of architects, artists designers focussing on the master builder tradition. One of their latest projects takes the form of Casa Caldera, an off-the-grid shelter located in the high desert.
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A Simple House In Portugal By Aires Mateus

Located in Alentejo, a south-central part of Portugal, the house built by Aires Mateus represents the simple architecture that fits perfectly in its surrounding, becoming a perfect shelter.
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A Concrete House With A Rooftop Pool In Portugal

Architecture practice Carvalho Araújo designed a concrete home inspired by the design of a shelter, overlooking the Serra d’Arga mountains in the south of Portugal.
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Asymmetric Shelters On The Danish Coast By Lumo Arkitekter

Danish studio Lumo Arkitekter created a number of asymmetric shelters located along the coast of Denmark, at the South Fyn Archipelago. Each one of the angular structures has a black-painted wooden surface that features round openings for a view of the surroundings. The architects developed the shelters – about 50 in total on 19 different […]