Cabin at Femunden by Aslak Haanshuus Arkitekter

Aslak Haanshuus Arkitekter AS
 created the ‘Cabin at Femunden’ close to Femundsmarka National Park, the largest continuous wilderness…

This Extension Transforms A London Townhouse Into A Contemporary Family Home

Cousins & Cousins Architects transformed a Victorian home in East London, creating an addition that is inconspicuous and…

Off-the-Grid Prefab Cabin by Jesse Garlick

Vancouver-based architect Jesse Garlick built the Sky House, a prefabricated off-grid vacation retreat. The modest 78 sqm cabin…

Koyasan Guest House in Koyasan

ALPHAVILLE designed this friendly guesthouse in Koyasan for young people from all over the world. Many people travel…

‘Skyhole’ Is A House And Art Studio In One

Architectural practice Alphaville created a single storey dwelling that serves as an atelier and residence for an artistic…

An Atelier, Home And Guest House For An Artist In Spain

Miba architects and SiO2 arch created a single family house and atelier for the artist Lara Rios in…

Glacier Skywalk by Sturgess Architecture in Canada

The Glacier Skywalk by Sturgess Architecture is a 450-metre interpretive walk carved and folded into the mountainous landscape…

Dom’Up Treehouse

Dom’Up is an innovative treehouse that draws inspiration from tree camping and traditional treehouse structure. Dutch arboriculturist Bruno…

V-Lodge by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

This all-year cabin built by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter is located in the mountains above the village Ål, Norway,…

Room on the Roof by i29

Together with the Rijksmuseum, De Bijenkorf has invited artists, writers, musicians, architects, and designers from all around the…

B-ILD Turned An Old Bunker Into A Vacation Home

Architectural practice B-ILD turned an old war bunker into a holiday home for two families as an advertising…

The Vipp Shelter

The Vipp Shelter is a minimalist prefab concept located in Copenhagen, designed by Danish design company Vipp. A…

Turner Residence by Jensen Architects

Looking at the every-grey Berlin sky, we wouldn’t mind swapping locations with this dwelling called Turner Residence, designed…

New table for menu by Norm Architects

The new Snaregade Table from Norm Architects designed for Menu is just perfection. The table comes in two versions, rectangular and round. Love the dark color and the geometric lines which makes it look very fresh and clean.Check out the Catalog 2…

Loft FOR by adn architects

This loft appartment named FOR by ADN Architects is situated in Brussel, Belgium. We love minimalistic and open spaces like this and when we first spotted this loft we had to see more of this space.The living space with the whites, industrial details m…

HotelSP 34

Hotel sp34, a new boutique hotel in Copenhagen, is a great example of a modern yet warm interior with it’s soothing grays and warm accents.. The 118 rooms are simple and minimalistic what gives it a clean and airy feel.We really like the slate-coloured walls, white linens and wooden floors along with smart and creative details like the individual headboards on the bed. Definitely going to visit Hotel sp34 on our next trip to Copenhagen!Photography: Brøchner Hotels

Grotto Sauna by Partisans

Perched at the north-west edge of a private island close to Toronto, the Grotto Sauna by Partisans is…

shared office space

You might have noticed that we are having a new, beautiful office space which we are re-designing at the moment, so we can move in at the beginning of January. To give you some inspiration, we love to show you this 1970’s office block in Melb…

VIPP shelter

Everyone who knows us, knows that we are in love with the brand Vipp! Beautiful, simple, functional, long lasting products, which design is based on materials and usability. And now they have created something new and absolutely amazing; an operational living space named the Vipp shelter that consists a large kitchen with dining/living area, a separate bathroom and a loft. The idea behind it is going back to basics; back to nature with basic functions in a compact space all wrapped in the Vipp DNA.“If you are cold you heat up the fireplace centrally positioned in the shelter for an equal distribution of heat; if you are warm you slide open the xxm2 parallel windows to create natural air-condition. By locating the house in the deep deciduous woods, we are able to take advantage of the leaves as sun shading in the summer months. In the winter, when the trees lose their leaves, the building’s black exterior absorbs sunlight and with the fireplace, there is a reduction in fuel consumption”.Below you’ll find a interview with the designer Morton Bo Jensen:Q&A Shelter – Morten Bo JensenHave you ever thought you would be designing a house? Yes and no. Although it may be an academic consideration, we started out with our usual approach, as if it was a product. The difference lies obviously in the scale of the project, which is new for us. Basically we see the house as a product (such as a caravan, yacht, private jet, etc.) and not as a piece of architecture – hence also the name ‘shelter’.How would you say that the Vipp house reflects the Vipp DNA? The Vipp DNA is clearly expressed in the basic concept of the shelter as a product that is available in a particular form and in a certain colour. It allows us to design the product down to every detail, providing a unique experience of quality, when taking the shelter in use. In addition to that, the shelter is built on a steel frame with a facade of painted steel – a material we have 75 years of experience in processing.Would you call yourself an architect after having designed a house for Vipp? I do not think a title like this makes sense. My job as a designer at Vipp is to interpret and execute what Vipp stands for. The shelter opens a whole new dimension to the brand and it emphasizes the way I believe that all brands should work with the design. Find and stick to the deep essence of your brand and use that as a platform to create every new product – we like to think of it as a kind of essentialism.Did you have an architect or engineer to help you throughout the process? Every new product we develop, we seek to anchor in what we stand for as a brand; that is functional, long lasting products, which design is based on materials and usability; this initial process defines the concept, which secures a certain vippishness. When it comes to the execution of an idea, we are humble and consult various experts to ensure the best possible result – so we talk to both architects, engineers, toolmakers just to mention a few.What do you think Holger Nielsen would say about taking his technique for bending metal into a bin and turning it into a house? Good design never goes out of fashion! Hopefully he would be both pleased and surprised that the seeds he once sowed have grown into what Vipp is today.Vipp is something very Danish, why did you choose to place the house in Sweden? It is true that we originate in Denmark and that one can trace many Scandinavian traditions in our approach to design. But we do things with a global mind-set – for customers all around the globe, who like this particular approach to design. Therefore, the shelter is intended for locations in any corner of the world. This means we have no special ‘Danish’ feelings for the first location and when we found the perfect spot in Sweden, we were instantly in love.Does the house come fully assembled, so that you just need to have a plot to place it on?Yes, pretty much. 2 large (40 foot) modules and two smaller are fully assembled and transported to the plot in Sweden, where they are bolted together and the waterproof Protan folio is welded together. On every plot there has to be made an individual foundation which of course differs from location to location. Furthermore there has to be established water, electricity and sewerage. From here it is plug ’n play.How big is the house (m2)? 55 m2 + an attic.How many rooms does the house have? There is a large kitchen with dining/living area, a separate bathroom and a loft.Is it possible to add an element/section to make the house bigger?No. It’s an essential part of the concept that the design is completely fixed; everything down to the smallest detail is designed in advance. And during time we will only add small incremental improvements. We like to call it the Porsche 911 approach.The house comes fully equipped with Vipp products; does this mean that the only thing a potential buyer needs to decide is the colour of the products and elements? We have made it even easier for the customer – there’s no need to choose colour, products nor kitchen modules etc. We have decided everything on beforehand!Is the house made in your own production? We don’t have our own production facilities. Instead we work together with a small selection of very close partners, which we aim to build long lasting relationships with.How can you buy the house? As soon as we are ready, you can ‘buy’ it in our online store – or at least get in touch with our staff and we’ll guide you from there.We are looking forward to see more of this great project!

Compact Karst House

The region of Karst was once covered with Oak trees that Venetians have extensively used for building up…

Minimalistic home by KUOO architects

Kuoo architects offers complete realizations of private interiors and public spaces, as wel as furniture designed specifically for client’s needs. Above you find one of the projects that we really like. The combination of sophisticated textures, noble materials and basic colors in this house is beautiful. It’s simple and at the same time well thought trough and functional.For more amazing projects click here!

Haus Hohlen by Jochen Specht

Jochen Specht created the ‘Haus Hohlen’, renovating an old house originally built in 1961. The owner needed to…

Daylight Home by Ma-Style Architects

This home combines a lot of wood together. The color of the wood and the contrast between the different textures is perfectly balanced and we think the cubic structure, ceiling and patterns of sunlight are amazing. Ma-Style Architects added lamina…

New Studio Norm architects

Let’s start the day with the new studio by Norm Architects. They always have a beautiful way of showing their minimalistic signature with timeless simplicity, simple shapes and lots of white and grey tones. We love how the designs, styling and photogra…

regent street warehouse

A three level warehouse space with a great atmosphere. The use of materials works absolutely fine: wooden beams, concrete floors, white walls and all the black structures. Warm and raw at the same time.by Techne – photography Ben Hosking

Minimal black and white home

We love the clever contrast between the black and white and the materials and forms in this modern house that was built in the 1950s by architect Andre Wogenscky. Specially the little fire-place in the corner and the thought that everything is custom…

Black and white interior

We really like these beautiful pictures from Rzemiosło Architektoniczne. With a black and white interior you have to make the right choices because you don’t want it to look boring. This floor is a perfect example of how to add some warmth and character to your home without using colors. It’s timeless and looks absolutely beautiful.

Photo’s from Rzemiosło Architektoniczne

In with the old

Wow… This home. The cubic structure and the way of using the wood is amazing!Dorte Mandrup-Poulsen, an architect living in Denmark and two other Danish architects Louis Becker and Jens Thomas Arnfred, have made this old blacksmith’s warehouse their s…

Ion Hotel by Minarc Architects

In a land of myth and legend, where fire meets ice, surrounded by hot springs, glaciers, and the…