Home in the Sand Dunes

Aquinnah MA  USA  –  Hutker Architects Built area:     2300 sf. (213 m2) Year built:     2008 Photographer:     Brian Vanden Brink This is a very nice example of a home that works with it’s environment rather than competing with it.  Situated in a town of just 311 people on the island of Martha’s […]

Pole House

The Great Ocean Road  Victoria  Australia  –  F2 Architecture Great Ocean Road is one of the world’s great scenic destinations. Facing the Southern Ocean, Pole House seems to hover in mid-air, 40 metres above Fairhaven Beach. It was originally designed and built as a weekend retreat for a couple. It’s spacious for two, crowded for […]

Cliff Face House

Palm Beach, NSW Australia  –  Fergus Scott Architects and Peter Stutchbury Architecture Project duration:     2007 – 2011 Completion:     2011 Photography:     Michael Nicholson Awards:     Winner 2012 AIA Wilkinson Award There are many ‘Palm Beaches” around the world, but I doubt that any can claim to have the extraordinary natural beauty of […]

The C3 Cabin

Washington, USA – Vandeventer + Carlander Architects Built Area:    352 sq. ft + loft area of 128 sq ft  (33 m2 + 12 m2) Photography: Steve Keating Down a long, winding driveway, curtained by dense evergreens lies the site for this cabin. Set on a high, waterfront bluff with great views across the Saratoga Passage to […]

Ufogel – an Austrian UFO

Nussdorf, Austria – Peter Jungmann Floor Space: 45 sqm You can find this cabin in the East Tyrolian village of Nussdorf. Perched on a grassy slope, overlooking the village and the mountains beyond, it’s designed as vacation accommodation for four people. Built entirely from local larch – with the exception of the steel ‘feet’, the cabin is […]

Locomotive 501 Ranch Trailer Home

South Texas  USA  –  Andrew Hinman Architecture Year built:     2012 Photography:    Paul Bardagjy Awards:     2013 AIA Austin Design Awards – Merit It’s always great to see innovation. Here’s a vintage Spartan trailer home converted to a cabin in a very relaxed and casual way. It would just as easily make a […]

Over the bridge and thru the woods…

Winter Cabin in Vermont

Burlington, Vermont – Joan Heaton Architects Site area:    14 acres (5.5 hectares) Built area:    65m2  (600sf) Completion Date:   2010 Photography:   Susan Teare Built on a remote site, this cabin is accessed by a long pedestrian bridge that spans the New Haven River. There is no paved access to the cabin with the nearest road ending […]

Well-balanced Pine Forest cabin

Seattle, Washington – Balance Associates Architects Built area:      850 square foot  (79 m2) Year built:     2013 Most of us want the best home we can afford. Nice suburb, good size, quality finishes. But should we be focussed on the same things if we’re building a cabin or any vacation retreat? Isn’t the whole purpose […]

STF Kolarbyn/Eco-lodge

STF Kolarbyn Eco Lodge

Skinnskatteberg, Sweden – STF Kolarbyn/Eco-lodge Re-established in the Winter:    1996 Photography:    Skogens Konung and Claudia Deglau The word “hotel” doesn’t have to mean lots of fixed glass, endless corridors and air-conditioning. If you want to escape all of those trappings and the city, Sweden’s most primitive hotel will appeal. The “rooms” were built by locals using timber, […]

Once a Log Cabin

Flims, Graubünden, Switzerland – Nickisch Sano Walder Architects Photography: Ralph Feiner, Gaudenz Danuser Floor Area: 40 sqm   Click on any image to start lightbox display. Use your Esc key to close the lightbox.