COTH… Cottage on the Hill

Cottage on the hill...

Michigan  USA – Zinta Aistars Lot size:     10 acres (2 hectares) Built area:   200 sq. ft. (18.5 m2) Year built:   Unknown Renovated:  2012/13 Standing on a hill in the woods of south-west Michigan is a whimsical cottage named COTH by its writer owner, Zinta Aistars.  Although the 10 acre property has […]

Fultonville Barn and Home

Fultonville TX  USA  –  Heritage Barns Two 19th century English framed barns have been resurrected as this home and party-come-guest barn. The home has been finished to a more conventional standard than the guest barn, having plasterboard finished walls and polished timber floors. The barn is much more rustic with it’s polished concrete flooring and […]

Chicken Point Cabin

Northern Idaho  USA – Olson Kundig Architects Photography:      Benjamin Benschneider Built:     2002 We find something very appealing about this cabin.  One the one hand, it offers all the comforts of home.  On the other, it ‘feels’ like a cabin should – a refuge a hundred kilometres from our work-a-day lives.  It somehow blends a […]

The Three Bears Guest Cabin

Idaho  USA  –  Daryl Sieker Architecture Built area:  998 sq. ft.  (92.4 m2) Building system:    Post and beam This petite guest cabin sits 3,300 feet (1,000 metres) above the snow line and overlooks nearby Cougar Gulch and snow-capped Mount Spokane. It’s name derives from the three bears foraging on the site the day the […]

The Blob is coming…

Totally Mobile – dmvA Architecten Belgium Built Area:       20 m2  (216 sq ft) Project Year:    2009 Photography:  Frederik Vercruysse The Challenge: The client, the principal of Xfactor Agencies, wanted a home office extension designed and built.  The local planning authority refused consent despite various submissions covering a range of options. The Solution: […]

Six Sides and an Eye

Ida-Viru County, Estonia – Jaanus Orgusaar Floor Area: 25 sqm Year: 2010 Photography: Jaanus Orgusaar and Terje Ugandi   Click on any image to start lightbox display. Use your Esc key to close the lightbox.

Big Sky Family Retreat

Montana  USA  –  Swaback partners Year built:    2012 If you’ve been dreaming of a cabin and wide open spaces, this may be as good as it gets. Compact but elegant, the high ceilings and sleeping loft help to create a feeling of space as big as the land on which it sits. The ‘lean-to’ kitchen […]

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 […]