Halbhaus: 17th Century Modest Alpine Chalet Makeover

Halbhaus: 17th Century Modest Alpine Chalet Makeover
Halbhaus is a 17th-century timber-frame Swiss chalet located in the historic Swiss mountain village of Andermatt. Halbhaus (‘half house’ in German) originally stood next to a house that was its mirror image, but was lost to a fire several decades ago. The heart of the house is a double-height kitchen and living area. Whitened wood... 
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Bachelor’s Tahoe Ski Retreat Wit Industrial Touches

Bachelor’s Tahoe Ski Retreat Wit Industrial Touches
Diverse and welcoming, the contemporary Tahoe Ski Retreat in Truckee, California, USA captured our attention with its many appealing design highlights. A large open-plan living and dining area serves as the social core of the retreat as it belongs to a bachelor who likes to invite a lot of friends. Stacked wood adjacent to the... 
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Chalet Forestier Open To The Surrounding Nature

Chalet Forestier Open To The Surrounding Nature
The client’s requirements for a secondary residence in the Eastern townships of Quebec were modest; an easy-to-maintain residence with spaces largely open to the surrounding nature. A large volume composed of three programmatic subspaces – parent/living, loggia and children – requires its residents to step outside in spite of the harsh winter climate in order... 
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Stylish Modern Take On A Traditional Mountain Chalet

Stylish Modern Take On A Traditional Mountain Chalet
Znameni Ctyr Architekti created this adorable mountain chalet in the Czech Republic that combines traditional and modern details. The adapted staggered profile with angles outwards on both of its end walls protects the walls from rainwater. The house contains four storeys: two set into the sloping ground and two upstairs. Granite flagstones give the building... 
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Floating Cedar House On The Side Of Lake Huron

Floating Cedar House On The Side Of Lake Huron
Named Floating House by MOS Architects, the two-storey building provides a summer residence on the Canadian side of Lake Huron. Thanks to its pontoon base, the house adapts to the changing water levels of the lake, which rise and fall throughout the year. Externally the building is clad in a rainscreen of cedar planks. Living... 
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Smart Wooden House Built With Beech Wood Plugs

Smart Wooden House Built With Beech Wood Plugs
This hi-tech wooden house was built without glue, screws or nails, it’s built with beech wood plugs. The whole house is made from spruce, larch, pine and birch wood, and built without using chemicals or artificial tools – this is eco-friendliness at its edge! The interiors are modern and almost minimalist – who needs much... 
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Mountain View House With Panoramic Alpine Views

Mountain View House With Panoramic Alpine Views
Three-storey Mountain View residence by SoNo Arhitekti nestles into a hillside near an Austrian Alpine village. Its position near the top of the hill allows for impressive views, so the house was designed to take advantage of this. The house is framed by reinforced concrete and cross-laminated timber, this arrangement made it easy to create... 
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Cozy Wooden Log Cottage With Eclectic Interiors

Cozy Wooden Log Cottage With Eclectic Interiors
Located near Moscow, Russia, this wooden cottage is a cozy and welcoming retreat designed by Elena Sherbakova. Surrounded by lush forests, it makes the most of its location and takes advantage of the privacy offered by the trees. The house is built of wooden logs and this allows it to blend in easily. The design... 
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Completely Hand-Built Wooden Cabin Filled With Light

Completely Hand-Built Wooden Cabin Filled With Light
Zecc Architects and Roel van Norel created a cabin atop the foundation of a previous greenhouse – can you believe it? With one side of the house closed off, views are directed through the glazed south and west facades to the grassy clearing beyond. The west side is clad with six shutters made of horizontal,... 
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