Buckhorn Place’s light-filled interiors complement Whistler snowscapes

Canadian firm Burgers Architecture constructed this mountainside residence from prefabricated volumes so it could be quickly assembled between British Columbia’s snow seasons. Buckhorn Place is perched on a hilltop and protected by dense trees that envelop the property. The lot sits in a restrictive view corridor, which dictated the house’s siting close to edge of

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Larch-covered prefab house designed by Karawitz to bring city feel to Paris suburbs

Lofty interiors and a folded black steel staircase feature behind the larch-clad walls of this gabled house, designed by Karawitz and situated outside Paris. The architects created the 145-square-metre Marly House, which is clad entirely in grey larch wood, for a family in Marly-le-Roi, in the western suburbs of Paris. Aiming to bring a “feeling of urbanity” to the small

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Four angular white volumes form house in Mallorca by Oliver Hernaiz Architecture Lab

Oliver Hernaiz Architecture Lab has completed a house on the Spanish island of Mallorca, made up of white blocks that are all oriented towards different viewpoints (+ slideshow). Palma-based Oliver Hernaiz Architecture Lab – OHLAB for short – designed MM House for a sloped site in Palma de Mallorca, aiming to make the most of the views available. The architects divided the building into four stepped boxes. They More

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Pad Studio creates prefabricated dwelling to comply with New Forest housing regulation

This chestnut-clad home by Pad Studio was prefabricated offsite before being craned into a clearing in the New Forest, a stretch of protected woodland in the English county of Hampshire (+ slideshow). The clients had been living in a static caravan on the five-acre site for 15 years, but approached the local practice to upgrade their home. The More

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House Zilvar by ASGK Design is an angular wooden home in the Czech countryside

A+Awards: next up in our collaboration with Architizer is this energy-efficient wooden home on the outskirts of a small village in the Czech Republic, which was one of the private houses recognised in this year’s A+Awards (+ slideshow). Designed by Prague studio ASGK Design, Energy Efficient Wooden House Zilvar occupies a site surrounded by fields More

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Balconies and full-storey windows added to villa in a former Dutch museum

Architects Paul de Ruiter and Chris Collaris have transformed a former private museum in Rotterdam into an energy-neutral townhouse, featuring outdoor spaces on each level of its remodelled rear facade ( + slideshow). The building is located on one of the oldest streets in the Dutch city’s Kralingen neighbourhood, which was previously a separate village More

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Hemsworth creates all-wood Passivhaus factory in a mountainous region of Canada

Canadian firm Hemsworth Architecture has completed a factory in British Columbia that utilises the products created within the facility: prefabricated wall panels intended for eco-friendly Passivhaus construction (+ slideshow). Called the BC Passive House Factory, the building is located in Pemberton, British Columbia — a small town situated within a vast mountain range. Encompassing 1,500 More

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Studio 804 builds Kansas home designed to achieve net-zero energy consumption

Students in a design-and-build programme at the University of Kansas have completed a family dwelling intended to demonstrate a more responsible approach to house building (+ slideshow). Called the New York Street Passive House, the home is located in the city of Lawrence. It was created by Studio 804, a design-build programme affiliated with the architecture school More

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Go Logic builds a wooden house in a forest clearing in Maine

US studio Go Logic has completed a three-bedroom home in New England, featuring angled roofs, a covered walkway and glazing that offers expansive views of the surrounding woodland (+ slideshow). Called the Cousins River Residence – its name inspired by a local waterway – the home is located in Freeport, a town in southern Maine. Clad in fibre-cement clapboard More

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Passivhaus community centre by Guillaume Ramillien Architecture is clad in grass and timber

Grass blankets the roof of this low-energy community centre by Guillaume Ramillien Architecture, which is set in the centre of a new development to the south-east of Paris (+ slideshow). The Centre Socio Culturel Christian Marin serves a community of 700 houses currently under construction around a park in the Limeil-Brévannes suburb. The Parisian architecture practice chose to More

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Gresford Architects completes energy-efficient home modelled on a traditional barn

This English countryside residence was designed by Gresford Architects to be self-sufficient, but to still look and feel like a traditional, “normal” house (+ slideshow). Located on the outskirts of a Berkshire village, the Old Water Tower is the home of practice co-founder Tom Gresford. The property has been certified as a Passivhaus – a title granted to buildings that […]

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