The Baumraum Treehouse

Hechtel-Eksel, Belgium – Baumraum Bookings:     The Treehouse Photography:      Markus Bollen The inspired team at Baumraum have built more than 40 treehouses to date – in Europe, Brazil and the USA.  Based in Bremen, they have focussed on experimental constructions on the ground, in trees and by or on water for children and adults. The designs are […]

Two tents with a twist

Khanh Hoa, Vietnam  –  a21 studio Built Area:      26 sqm (280 sq. ft.) Year built:      2014 Photography:      a21 studio Vietnam is a tropical country. It’s hot most of the year. An exposed hillside facing due west is far from the ideal spot to build. Despite being in a popular […]

Tree Houses for the child within…

What child – or adult – wouldn’t love this in their backyard?

Just for fun! If the idea of a tree house doesn’t stir your imagination, you might want to check that your heart is still beating :D  The great news is that there are lots of inspired adults around the world determined to fulfill their childhood desires! Of course, you may have to fight the kids […]

Weaving In The Woods

Weaving Studio

Weaving Studio – Prentiss Architects Location:  San Juan Island, Washington State USA Year Built:    2010 Built area:    1250 sq ft (116 m2) I’ve only visited the San Juan Islands once. I was the guest of Ted Brewer, an extraordinary naval architect. I can’t recall how long the trip took from Seattle but it was […]

A Log Cabin on Wheels…

Log Cabin on Wheels

Hans Liberg Music Studio Holland – 2010   Photography by Thomas Mayer Don’t like the view?  Move… this amazing log studio is on wheels!  Further proof of the beauty of small buildings.  Designed by Dutch designer, Piet Hein Eek, this music room/studio is built on a wheeled chassis for easy transportation.  Look closely and you’ll notice […]

Tea House with Hanging Garden – A1 Architects

Tea House with Hanging Garden by A1 Architects

Concept only – A1 Architects This concept is so simple yet so lovely we thought you might enjoy it.  Imagine this in your garden somewhere, birds singing as you read without interruption, breathing in the serenity, hearing leaves rustling in a light breeze.  Sold? Click on any image to start lightbox display.  Use your Esc key to […]

The Long Studio

The Long Studio Threefold Architects

Norfolk  UK  –  Threefold Architects Photography:     Charles Hosea Designed from the ground up to be owner-built and proud of it. Set within the flatlands of rural Norfolk and inspired by the local agricultural vernacular this zero carbon artist’s studio was designed to capture the sky. This simple, linear, black clad building occupies a position […]

Under the Moonlight House

Under the Moonlight House

Mt. Hotham Victoria Australia – Giovanni D’Ambrosio Australia doesn’t have many areas where it snows and even then, it doesn’t stick around for long!  (Australia’s highest mountain, Mt. Kosciuszko, is only 2,228 metres (7,310 ft) above sea level.)  A very good season in our ski fields is about 10 weeks.  If you build an alpine cabin […]

The Sunset Garden Studio

Sunset Garden Studio

Bellevue, Washington – McConnell Built Year built: 2008 Photography: McConnell Built Seattle based Andy McConnel had nothing more in mind than a practical tool shed when he first planned this structure.  The concept changed and grew to become a peaceful retreat for his step-mother, who was recovering from cancer.  It gave her a peaceful sanctuary in […]

Glamping in Bordeaux!

Glamping in Bordeaux

Bordeaux,  France – Bruit do Frigo OK – so like me you’re probably curious about a company that calls itself ‘Noise from the Fridge”.  My French and Google Translate aren’t enough to answer all the questions I had but here is the summary… In a fascinating experiment, these shelters are being built around the periphery […]