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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José Almeida transforms stone villa in rural Portugal into holiday house

Architect José Almeida has partially demolished a late 19th-century property in northern Portugal, and used the rubble to create holiday accommodation where guests can bathe in a former wine press. The two-storey property dating back to 1870 is set on a hill in the small rural village of Contenças de Baixo on the Mondego river. It comprises a

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Delordinaire raises High House above snowy Quebec countryside to protect an outdoor lounge

Stilts elevate this small winter cabin by Delordinaire above a snow-laden slope in Quebec, sheltering beneath its base an outdoor living space with a warming stove. Panels of white concrete and corrugated metal clad the external surfaces to create a crisp gabled outline, but inside the wooden substructure is left exposed to create warm-toned living spaces. Ample windows in

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Omar Gandhi Architect perches glass-walled cabin on rocky cliff in Nova Scotia

Canadian studio Omar Gandhi Architect has created a remote vacation home in Nova Scotia for an urban couple, with floor-to-ceiling windows that provide sweeping views of the sea. The residence, called Lookout at Broad Cove Marsh, is located on Cape Breton Island, on the outskirts of the coastal village of Inverness. The area is a popular

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Californian home by Blaze Makoid steps down a forested hillside

American firm Blaze Makoid Architecture has used blackened wood, glass and stone to create a rectilinear, multi-level holiday home near Lake Tahoe that looks toward a mountain range. The retreat is located within a 2,200-acre (890 hectares) ski and golf community situated between the lake and the historic town of Truckee, California. The development consists

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Slanted wooden walls form holiday home in upstate New York by Hariri & Hariri

This country retreat by American firm Hariri & Hariri Architecture consists of interlocking volumes clad in ipe and stone and an infinity pool overlooking the verdant, rolling terrain. The Taghkanic House is situated on a 140-acre (57-hectare )property in Columbia County, a bucolic area in upstate New York. The architects set out to create a master

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Studio MM clads Hudson Valley hillside cabin in blackened wood

American firm Studio MM Architect has created a modern holiday dwelling for a forested site in upstate New York, which features a giant front door and a garage for its car-lover owner. Called Tinkerbox, the residence is located in Kerhonkson, a hamlet situated about 100 miles (160 kilometres) north of Manhattan. The two-storey black home was envisioned as

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Gros Ventre house by Dynia sits among rugged Wyoming terrain

Wyoming firm Dynia Architects has completed a holiday home in Jackson, nestling its L-shaped form into the region’s mountainous landscape. Gros Ventre is a single-family home comprised of two perpendicular wings that form a courtyard. “Extensive valley and mountain views to the South and East inspired this simple L-shaped house that is anchored into the

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AR Design Studio replaces landslide-damaged holiday home with cluster of larch-clad blocks

This holiday home on the West Dorset coast is made up of four irregular larch-clad blocks, and was designed by AR Design Studio to replace a house destroyed in a landslide. Hampshire-based AR Design Studio was originally asked to extend an existing holiday home on a cliff top on the coastline of Lyme Regis. But half way through

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BCHO Architects embeds house with roof terrace into South Korean mountainside

A broad roof terrace with sunken seating areas disguises this holiday home by BCHO Architects, which nestles into the mountainous terrain of its plot in South Korea’s Gyeonggi Province. The clients requested a modest second home in the countryside to the east of Seoul, where they could stay when retiring to the mountains for hiking weekends. When designing the

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Stone and concrete retreat stands at the foot of Mexican mountain range

Cadaval & Sola-Morales has used stone walls, a swooping concrete roof and large expanses of glazing to frame mountain views from this weekend retreat outside Mexcio City. The practice, which has offices in Spain as well as Mexico, designed MA House for a site just outside Tepoztlán  – a small town 60 kilometres south of Mexcio City – where it provides

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Superkül nestles all-white vacation home into Canadian landscape

This vacation home in Ontario was built for a family transitioning back to Canada after a prolonged stay in the UK, and features an all-white exterior designed to contrast and complement its surroundings in different seasons. The 4,300-square-foot (400-square-metre) residence is contained in two volumes that open onto a central courtyard. “Compass House takes its name

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Marc Mogas slots prefab summer home into wooded slope in the Pyrenees

Spanish architect Marc Mogas created this prefabricated cottage in Spain’s Pyrenees mountains as a cost-effective summer retreat. Mogas designed the dwelling to be transported to the site in three modules. This helped to keep the project to its budget of €100,000 (£87,000) and allowed construction work to continue through the winter months. The pine-clad sections – one for bedrooms, another

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Lang Architecture builds modern holiday homes in New York countryside

American firm Lang Architecture has designed and developed a collection of light-filled vacation cabins in upstate New York, which take cues from Scandinavian and mid-century modern design. Called Hudson Woods, the residential development consists of plots for 26 family dwellings spread across 131 acres (53 hectares hectares) in the Hudson Valley. The scenic area – characterised by

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“Megaphone-shaped” holiday home in Japan prioritises garden views

This holiday home by Japanese studios Taku Sakaushi Architects and OFDA has a tapered form that broadens towards a garden, but narrows where it meets a road, creating a secluded getaway in Karuizawa. The site is hemmed on its northern edge by a street and by neighbouring properties on its other sides, so Taku Sakaushi and OFDA tried to

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Murmuur Architecten uses engineered wood and tiles for holiday home in rural Belgium

Dark clay panels and light green tiles cover the cross-laminated timber structure of this holiday home created by Murmuur Architecten for a spot in the Flemish Ardennes countryside. The Belgian studio designed the holiday home named Buikberglos in Horebeke, a municipality in Belgium’s East Flanders. The structure is built from cross-laminated timber – a strong type of engineered wood that is becoming

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Escape the January blues with Dezeen’s Pinterest board dedicated to holiday homes

Beat the post-Christmas slump with our Pinterest board full of architect-designed holiday homes in scenic locations around the world, from a fairytale-like cottage in a Canadian forest to a seaside dwelling nestled against a cliff in Norway. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest ›

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Rugged oak and stone walls enclose holiday home overlooking Chilean wetlands

The roof terrace of this timber- and stone-clad retreat by Croxatto and Opazo Arquitectos offers holiday-makers panoramic views of a scenic wetland in Chile. Machagua House is located around 180 kilometres northwest of Santiago next to a wetland in the town of Cachagua. The holiday home comprises two volumes faced in opposing materials. The larger single-story block forming

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Ström Architects creates timber-framed retreat in rural Hampshire

Hampshire studio Ström Architects designed this larch and glass holiday home in the New Forest as weekend escape for a London-based family. The two-storey house, known as Woodpeckers, is situated on the edge of the New Forest National Park. Ström Architects began working on plans for the house in 2012, and in 2013 Dezeen published ultra-realistic renderings of

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Malcolm Davis creates redwood-clad Meadow House in northern California

This holiday dwelling by Malcolm Davis Architecture consists of angled wooden volumes with giant windows that provide sweeping ocean views. The Meadow House is situated at Sea Ranch, a planned community in California’s Sonoma County first set up in 1965. A popular vacation spot, the coastal village is located about 160 kilometres north of San

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Lund Hagem’s blackened timber cabin designed to withstand Norway’s harsh winters

Oslo studio Lund Hagem has completed a holiday cabin on a Norwegian ski resort, featuring blackened timber and concrete elevations that hunker down to protect it from the winter weather. The property is located in the Geilo resort, 982 metres above sea level, on a site that provides its owners with a panoramic view of the Geilo

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Slovenian holiday home by Prima features glass, larch and aluminium walls

A pair of gabled blocks nestle into a snow-covered slope in a Slovenian ski resort to form this holiday home by Ljubljana studio Prima. Architects Jernej Prijon and Vid Razinger designed the 180-square-metre holiday home for spot on the outskirts Kranjska Gora, an Alpine resort around an hour’s drive from the capital. To fit the residence to the sloping terrain,

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MVRDV designs Y-shaped villa with rooftop swimming pool for Taiwan

Dutch firm MVRDV has unveiled plans to build a Y-shaped house with a swimming pool cradled into its angular roof. Called Y House, the unusual villa will form part of a new residential community on the outskirts of Taiwanese city Taiwan. It will be used as a holiday home – one of the reasons why the

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Competition: win a book documenting architect-designed holiday homes

Dezeen has teamed up with online network Holidayarchitecture to give away five copies of a book featuring architect-designed holiday properties, including a series of glass and timber cabins and a symmetrical concrete house. Holidayarchitecture 2017 features 31 places for holidaymakers to stay in countries including Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Portugal. Holiday cabins by Norwegian

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1100 Architect elevates concrete house above a bluff on a tiny Japanese island

This beachside house on Japan’s Ikema Island is perched on a concrete base to ensure the living spaces inside enjoy an optimal view of the East China Sea. The holiday home was designed by New York- and Frankfurt-based firm 1100 Architect for a plot on the 2.6-square-kilometre dot of land, which is connected to the

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Reiulf Ramstad designs angular wooden cabins for a Norwegian valley

These atmospheric renderings reveal designs by Oslo-based Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter for a pair of angular holiday cabins in the Norwegian countryside. Reiulf Ramstad’s firm was commissioned to create the cabins as a family retreat in the Røldal valley, which is located 300 kilometres west of Oslo at the northern end of the Røldalsvatnet lake. The architects decided to split the

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Glass and dark-wood house offers panoramic views of Swedish countryside

This small woodland house on the Stockholm archipelago designed by Swedish studio Krupinski/Krupinska Arkitekter features a dark wooden core encased in glass and topped by a broad roof. Summer House T replaces an existing summer house located in the grounds of a property owned by a couple with two daughters. Stockhom-based Krupinski/Krupinska Arkitekter designed the residence for one of the daughters,

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Rural Montana cabin is built on a granite cliff over Flathead Lake

Texas firm Andersson-Wise has completed a rustic wooden cabin in the state of Montana that is raised on stilts to provide views of a nearby lake. The single-storey cabin is entirely made of wood, and is capped with a butterfly roof – its eaves are pitched towards the centre of the house rather than towards

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JFGS perches white box atop glass pavilion to create Casa Gallarda

A bright white box containing the private areas of this house in Spain’s Almería region rests on top of a glass-walled living space that provides uninterrupted views of the nearby Mediterranean Sea. Casa Gallarda is located in the small fishing town of Níjar and was designed by local architect José Francisco García-Sánchez (JFGS) as a holiday home for a

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Zig-zagging roof covers Buenos Aires holiday home by Estudio Borrachia

The zig-zagging roof of this wooden holiday home in Buenos Aires by local practice Estudio Borrachia provides shade for a series of terraces, and will eventually be covered in wildflowers and grass (+ slideshow). Studio founders Oscar and Alejandro Borrachia designed the single-storey house named Casa de Madera for the city’s Parque El Remanso neighbourhood. The 174-square-metre structure is built More

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Zigzagging roof covers Buenos Aires holiday home by Estudio Borrachia

The zigzagging roof of this wooden holiday home in Buenos Aires by local practice Estudio Borrachia provides shade for a series of terraces, and will eventually be covered in wildflowers and grass (+ slideshow). Studio founders Oscar and Alejandro Borrachia designed the single-storey house named Casa de Madera for the city’s Parque El Remanso neighbourhood. The 174-square-metre structure is built More

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Overlapping cylindrical and log-covered blocks form Danish holiday home by Jan Henrik Jansen

Nine cylindrical volumes interlock to form this holiday home on the Danish island Møn, which is covered in thousands of spruce logs and lined with beach pebbles (+ slideshow). Copenhagen-based architect Jan Henrik Jansen designed and built the property named Birkedal over the course of five years. While Jansen owns the property, he choses to rent it More

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