Huge glazed gable frames sea view at Vaughn McQuarrie’s Anzac Bay House

Architect Vaughn McQuarrie has completed a house on New Zealand’s Waiheke Island that features fully glazed gable ends, and a helical staircase connecting an open-plan ground floor with mezzanines above. McQuarrie based the design of Anzac Bay House on the simple gabled form of a traditional boatshed, which is appropriate to its setting next to

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The Houseboat by Mole Architects evokes the underside of a ship’s hull

Mole Architects has completed a house in the English seaside town of Poole, comprising a pair of blackened-timber volumes that resemble the upturned hull of a boat. Cambridge-based Mole Architects designed The Houseboat for architect and developer Roger Zogolovitch, who wanted a space his family could use as an alternative quiet retreat to their main

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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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Jun Sekino completes Bauhaus-inspired beach house in eastern Thailand

Architect Jun Sekino employed clean-lined geometric forms and patinated concrete walls to create a tropical take on modernist architecture for this house in Thailand’s Tha Mai district. Sekino’s Bangkok studio designed the property for a German photographer with an admiration of Bauhaus architecture – the style that emerged from the school founded by architect Walter Gropius.

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Vector Architects adds barrel-vaulted roof to refurbished house in Chinese port

Vector Architects has renovated a house perched on a rocky peninsula in China’s Fujian Province, adding a vaulted concrete roof that encloses a new living area with views towards the sea from either end. Captain’s House is located in the village of Beijiao at the end of Huangqi Peninsula. The geology of the peninsula’s cliffs means

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White Arkitekter’s pared-back bathhouse reinterprets Sweden’s traditional “gingerbread” architecture

White Arkitekter has completed a bathhouse on the southern coast of Sweden, featuring a timber-clad structure perched on slender legs that extend outwards towards the rear to optimise sea views. The Scandinavian studio designed the bathhouse for a group of local sea-bathing enthusiasts from the coastal town of Karlshamn, who raised funds to commission the project. The Kallbadshus, or cold

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Stone-walled house in Taiwan provides residents with Pacific Ocean views

Taipei-based Creat+Think Design Studio used stone excavated from the site to build this house on a slope in Taiwan overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The architects dug out the hillside to create a stepped terrain for the house, located on the eastern seaboard of Taiwan facing the sea. The three levels, described as like rice patty terraces, place the

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