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 ‚Äúhotel‚ÄĚ 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‚Äôs most primitive hotel will appeal. The “rooms” were built by locals using¬†timber, […]

Once a Log Cabin

Flims, Graub√ľnden,¬†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.