A pair of treehouses make for a leafy vacation retreat in Berlin. The Urban Treehouse, as they are collectively named, was developed by a grandfather/grandson team who wanted to allow visitors to connect… Continue reading
Architect Pablo Errázuriz designed and built his own vacation getaway just a few minutes walk from the beach near Huentelauquén in central Chile.
This house is situated on the island of Mykonos within the South Aegean Sea. It was in ruins when purchased by new owners who asked Athens-based architect Werner Maritsas to supervise the restoration… Continue reading
The Box House is a basic cabin in the Australian bush several hundred kilometers south of Sydney. Its owners started by camping on the land but wanted a shelter that was a step… Continue reading
Designer Fábio Galeazzo transformed a run-down 1930s house into an extraordinary vacation home. The clients, both of whom are also designers, wanted a weekend retreat within the busy metropolis of São Paulo, Brazil.
This bright orange guest house sits under a tree in the scenic Algarve region of southern Portugal. It is the first in what architect Arnold Aarssen of Studio ARTE envisions as a new… Continue reading
An abandoned farmhouse was given a new life as a contemporary Swedish summerhouse. The owners were attracted by the traditional look and nostalgic feel of the old building. However it needed some changes… Continue reading
Influential architect and designer Charlotte Perriand conceived La Maison au Bord de l’Eau in 1934 for an architectural competition to design a low-cost vacation home for the masses. Though she took second prize,… Continue reading
The island of Vega, on Norway’s northern coast, is located just 100 km from the Arctic Circle. While home to about 1,200 people, it’s an unlikely place for Oslo residents to build a… Continue reading
This “bach” is perched on a sand dune on New Zealand’s Kapiti Coast. A bach is a modest vacation home in New Zealand, originally referring to a basic shack built from inexpensive or… Continue reading
This off-grid cabin is sited in a deep ravine leading to the shore of Hood Canal, a waterway not far from Seattle, Washington. The ravine closes in on the cabin from both sides… Continue reading
Chilean architects Panorama and WMR collaborated on the design of this small vacation house. Located in the coastal village of Matanzas, it has spectacular ocean views.
This small studio was born of the client’s wish for a quiet retreat surrounded by nature in which to cherish the memories of his wife and the life they shared. The structure was… Continue reading
“Tre Livelli” is a tiny studio retreat above the seaside town of Alassio, Liguria in northern Italy. It sits on a hillside site terraced with traditional Ligurian dry-stacked stone walls.
House C sits on a narrow coastal plain between the sea and the mountains of Chiba, Japan. The owners, a couple with a young child, wanted a weekend house that would give them… Continue reading
Casa Rio Bonito, a modern cabin designed by architect Carla Juaçaba, combines steel and glass with rough cut stone and wood. The light and airy cabin spans the space between massive stone walls… Continue reading
Hamra is a vacation home on the island of Gotland in Sweden. The owners had initially wanted to convert a barn into a summer house. When no suitable barn could be found, architects… Continue reading