Parra + Edwards Arquitectos designed this modern studio cabin in the forest outside Santiago, Chile. La Nave Anacoreta (“Hermit’s Ship”) was conceived as a small boat floating in a sea of foliage. It… Continue reading →
The Pond House sits at the edge of a man-made pond surrounded by mature landscaping. It was designed by Hammerschmid Pachl Seebacher Architekten for clients who requested a small house integrated with the… Continue reading →
The Black Shed sits low and hunkered against the wind on Scotland’s Isle of Skye. The small cottage replaced a dilapidated storage shed on a working croft (small farm). Rural Design Architects designed… Continue reading →
Noble Home sells efficient and modern kit homes with a floor plan custom designed for each buyer. The Noble Home building system is available in widths of either 16′ or 20′, and any… Continue reading →
A few months ago we posted a couple photos of Mad Men actor Vincent Kartheiser’s Hollywood home on our facebook page, generating quite a lot of interest. Now the small house is for… Continue reading →
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 →
House 12.20 by Brazilian architect Alex Nogueira is surprisingly small given that it is built on a fairly large lot. It presents a closed-off appearance to the street, with windows hidden behind metal… Continue reading →
“The Nest” is an oasis of nature in a dense urban area. The client, an architecture journalist, wanted a “green” house that could be built on his modest budget. Architects a21studio designed a… Continue reading →
An Australian family built this modern “pod” to accommodate overseas grandparents who spend the long summers visiting. Designed by Takt | Studio for Architecture, it provides the grandparents with a private and independent… 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.
Four couples who are good friends purchased a beautiful piece of land on the Llano River in Texas. After considering building one large house, they instead decided to have separate small cabins for… Continue reading →
A young family asked Rusafova Markulis Architects to design an energy-efficient home within their modest budget. Site constraints in the form of setbacks, an easement and two mature trees severely limited the buildable… 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 →
Quebec’s provincial park system has been introducing a new model of cabin accommodation with a modern design. Chalet EXP (“experience”) is a wood structure with a studio floor plan designed for two.
“ContainerLove” is a new modern home in a rural area of western Germany, standing out among more traditional gabled farm houses and barns. It was designed by Cologne-based studio LHVH Architekten.
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 →
A 17th century townhouse in the historic center of Leiden, the Netherlands, was renovated to provide a “pied-à-terre” for a couple who spend much of their time traveling. Dutch studio Unknown Architects began… Continue reading →
This tiny vacation house is surprisingly close to the center of Vienna. It sits on the Alte Donau (Old Danube), a linear lake created when a portion of the Danube River channel was… Continue reading →
Casa Box makes a striking first impression. The bright white cubic form stands in sharp relief against the dark rock face behind and the enormous rounded boulder next to it. A closer look… Continue reading →
This small house, designed for a family of four, has a sculptural shape that from some angles resembles an iceberg. And like an iceberg, part of the house lies below the surface. The… Continue reading →
A writer wanted a private retreat that would provide a secluded place to work, connected to nature but free of human interruptions and distractions. Olson Kundig Architects designed this modern cabin for the… Continue reading →
Lily Copenagle and Jamie Kennel designed and built their own studio dwelling. The small modern house gives them 704 ft2 (65.4 m2) of living space, all on a single level. It features a green roof,… 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.