These small houses blend into the picturesque landscape of southwest Iceland. The two vacation homes face a small lake about an hour’s drive east of Reykjavík. In order to preserve the views from… Continue reading
A remarkable vacation cottage sits at the edge of a clearing in a rural area outside Utrecht, the Netherlands. It was created by a partnership between Utrecht-based studio Zecc and Roel van Norel.… Continue reading
With its gingerbread appearance and woodsy setting, this cottage brings to mind the edible houses favored by the forest-dwelling cannibalistic witches of children’s fables. Architects Silvia Schellenberg-Thaut and Sebastian Thaut of Atelier ST… Continue reading
Vlieland is an island of sand dunes off the north coast of the Netherlands. The main economic activity on the island is tourism, with hotels, campgrounds and vacation homes. Bloem and Lemstra Architects… Continue reading
From the outside, Arsenal B47 looks like an ordinary mountain cabin. However it has an interesting history. Despite Switzerland’s neutrality during the Second World War, the country had every reason to expect a… Continue reading
Located a couple hours drive into the mountains north of Santiago, Chile, “Charred Cabin” is an appealingly simple vacation retreat. Working with a client budget of just $15,000, studio DRAA had to keep… 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