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Alterstudio designs Austin residence around existing oak tree

Architecture firm Alterstudio has raised the glazed living room of this house in Austin, Texas, to avoid the roots of an oak tree that grows close to …

Architecture

Sinuously Curved Benches Made with Thin Strips of Steam-Bent Hardwood | Colossal

<p>Brooklyn-based furniture designer and sculptor Matthias Pliessnig creates sumptuous, twisting benches by steam-bending hardwood. He first developed …

Woodworking

Off-Grid Guest House cantilevers over hillside with Pacific Ocean vistas

US studios Anacapa Architecture and Willson Design have created a concrete-and-glass dwelling for a coastal property in California, with a bevy of …

Off-grid

Tranquility House

Built in the countryside outside of Seoul, the Tranquility House is a generational family retreat. The property is surrounded by a rustic landscape …

Architecture

DL House / DP+HS Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This house is located in a residential area in Jakarta, Indonesia. It occupies a 337,5 sqm plot of land. …

Architecture

Twin Tea House

Down a path of artificial mountain stone, the Twin Tea House is a tranquil addition to a retreat garden in China. The cast concrete pavilion sits …

Architecture

Gabled metal Folly cabins provide glamping site in Joshua Tree

This pair of gabled structures, built from weathering steel by Cohesion Studio, can be rented by visitors in the southern California desert.<p>Folly can …

Off-grid

Studio Arthur Casas designs prefabricated home for SysHaus

Brazilian firm Studio Arthur Casas has worked with a startup to create a highly flexible, prefabricated home that avoids the "negative surprises" …

Architecture

Mario Tsai’s Pig Side Table Was Inspired by the Piggy Bank

While on a trip to the metal market, designer Mario Tsai’s curiosity was piqued when he spotted stacks of thick aluminum tubes. He decided to …

Furniture

Yesul Jang designs storage bed for compact living

ÉCAL graduate Yesul Jang has designed a bed with storage capacity for millennials with limited space in urban dwellings.<p>Called Tiny Home Bed, the …

Furniture

Drop this dreamy prefab cabin wherever you like

Ready to use for $22,000<p>Call them what you will—creative cabins, artist out-houses, high-design huts—but mini prefab homes are having a moment.<p>The latest example comes from Drop Structures, a Canadian studio that designs small “lifestyle-specific” luxury buildings. This includes The Mono, a …

Prefab Homes

Cut Out House / Fougeron Architecture

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The Cut Out House is a 2500 square foot, three bedroom complete remodel of a Victorian built over a …

Architecture

How to Drill Better, Cleaner Pocket Holes

Pocket hole joinery has a lot going for it. An affordable jig makes the process fool-proof, it comes together in less than a few minutes, and the …

Woodworking

Tiny Heirloom unveils 'The Goose' — a custom tiny home with stunning interiors

Once again, the genius design team from Tiny Heirloom has unveiled another spectacular tiny home. Built on a gooseneck trailer, The Goose offers a …

Living Rooms

Ring Accent Tables Inspired by Raw Cut Precious Stones

Serena Confalonieri designed the Ring collection of tables for Saba Italia with jewelry in mind, particularly the raw cut precious stones that …

Seawater

Charred timber cabin in Vermont is a minimalist’s dream

Perfect for getting inspired<p>If you’re looking to get away from it all, it certainly can’t hurt to do it in a place that’s easy on the eyes. At least, that’s the thinking behind this studio in the forests of Vermont, an elegantly stripped back cabin that seeks to blur the lines between the built …

Architecture

Sebastian Maluska's pop-up tent can fit on the roof of any car

ÉCAL graduate Sebastian Maluska has created a simple rooftop tent that can be fitted to the roof of any car.<p>Maluska, who studied product design at …

Volvo Ocean Race

How to build a Passive House off-grid, and without foam

1/21<p>MARTaK Passive House Build<p>The Passive House Institute is known to have one of the strictest energy-efficient building standards in the world. …

Off-grid

Danish-inspired holiday cabin is a dreamy Pacific Northwest hideout

Seattle-based design practice Prentiss + Balance + Wickline Architects is no stranger to creating charming cabins that embrace nature in the Pacific …

Outdoors

Into the Wild / Ark-shelter

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Nowadays we live in a world where we are extremely busy and from time to time we need to escape from it. …

Wuyuan Rd. Studio / Atelier Liu Yuyang Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The studio of Atelier Liu Yuyang Architects is housed in a normal two-story building sited in a typical …

An updated Scandinavian summer cottage weaves Japanese influences throughout

There are few better places to spend a Scandinavian summer than in a breezy cottage by the water. One stellar example is the Summer House completed …

Architecture

Real petals preserved for eternity: Boucheron's new high jewellery collection is a triumph of nature and technology

Computer Aided Design (CAD) – used to be a bit of a dirty word in the high jewellery industry. Formerly equated with mid-market products that could be churned out en masse, the computer program was the antithesis of the beautiful gouache sketches and hand-craftsmanship that are the hallmarks of <i>real</i> …

Upper Jeptha Lake Retreat / Wheeler Kearns Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The Upper Lake Jeptha Guest House is the latest addition among the cluster of small buildings that …

O-office Architects reinterprets traditional Chinese courtyard house in concrete and steel

This contemporary reinterpretation of a vernacular courtyard house in the Chinese city of Guangzhou features a sequence of living areas and bedrooms …

Dining Rooms

Besonías Almeida Arquitectos creates board-marked concrete summer house

Buenos Aires-based studio Besonías Almeida Arquitectos has completed a holiday home in a seaside resort south of the Argentinian capital, with walls …

Plús Hús is a Scandinavian inspired, 320 sq. ft. flat packed prefab home

We've written before about how accessory dwelling units (ADUs or "secondary suites") are making inroads into cities like Portland, consisting of …

Bernheimer Architecture creates "highly textural but quiet" Atlantic Beach Residence

A gabled wooden volume sits atop a brick garage at the front of this bayside home on New York's Long Beach Island, by Brooklyn studio Bernheimer …

Architecture

This modular prefab home is powered by the sun

Immensely customizable<p>The beauty of an open source house is in its simplicity. Designed as a kit of parts that can be downloaded, milled, then assembled, open source homes are, by their very nature, boiled down to their most elemental pieces.<p>This tiny cubes of a house from Dutch studio RoosRos …

Brisbane City Courtyard House / Kelder Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The project was designed for a builder/developer client, it is a one-off custom designed home. The new …