Rustic Passive House, Barn And Sauna Tower Compound

Architecture and interiors firm BarlisWedlick created this eclectic compound designed to suit a client with an idiosyncratic wish list. The main house is constructed from structural insulated panels and clad in charred cedar. Connected to the main house by a narrow bridge, a three-story cedar tower with a sauna at its base recalls a tree... 
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Fairy-Tale-Like And Cozy Wooden Norwegian House

This luxurious Norway home with a black façade is 100% authentic and absolutely beautiful! Rustic interiors can boast of retro and Scandinavian touches, which make it perfect for spending winter holidays – it looks like a wooden home from a fairy-tale! Designers decided to keep the atmosphere and decorated the house with trunks, massive chandeliers,... 
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Natural Vacation Escape Of Three Wooden Cabins

Three small pavilions connected by a deck form a summer retreat that balances privacy with a panoramic view—all in less than 900 square feet. Working around the site’s unique topography, design-build firm GO Logic created each structure at varying elevations. Among the three pavilions are the standard comforts of any home: a kitchen, living space,... 
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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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Sustainable Home Design With Solar Panels And Collectors

A collaboration between architecture firm Snøhetta, research company SINTEF, Zero Emission Building (ZEB) partner Brødrene Dahl, and Optimera, led to the award-winning Plus House Larvik, which was designed to generate an energy surplus that can power an electric car year-round. The goal was to demonstrate solutions to improve comfort along with consuming low amounts of... 
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Small Moonlight Cabin That Embraces Outdoors

Jackson Clements Burrows Architects built a small shelter overlooking the coast of Victoria, Australia. Envisioned as a place to get away, the structure allows inhabitants to engage with its natural surroundings. Sized at only 60 square meters, the small footprint aims to explore how small is too small, questioning what is really necessary in a... 
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