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House Over the Water

Resting on a foundation of stilts, the House Over the Water floats above Blue Hill Bay. The home is situated on a steep slope. Its entrance is …

Architecture

Small Tilted Kiosks in Canada Inspire a Sense of Movement

Atelier Urban Face completed the design and development of the “Mount-Royal Kiosks” project. These three oddly shaped buildings are meant to spice up …

Design

Gorgeous site-sensitive home ushers in the outdoors

In Northern California, a spectacular modern home embraces nature in more ways than one. Palo Alto-based Field Architecture designed the spacious …

Architecture

Pinheiros House / Felipe Hess Arquitetos

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The house, in the neighbourhood of Pinheiros in São Paulo, is composed of blocks distributed in three …

Architecture

Solar-powered home slides open to the Australian bush and ocean breezes

This lovely family home isn’t just minimalist in appearance—it also emphasizes minimal landscape impact. Australian firm teeland architects designed …

Architecture

Sky Loft Sydney

Sitting above the harbor, Sky Loft Sydney puts you in the heart of Australia's largest cities. The three bedroom sub-penthouse offers a luxurious …

Sydney

Minimalist living meets luxury in the Sturgis Tiny Home

Designing small yet sophisticated spaces is quite a challenge – but Cubist Engineering proves it can be done with the Sturgis tiny home. The compact …

Interior Design

Admiral House / Molina Designs

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The project is located in the city of Los Angeles a few miles from Venice Beach, in a neighborhood that …

Architecture

Small Japanese house really is all about eaves

<b>Deep overhang controls light, provides privacy for bedrooms upstairs.</b><p>We have been debating whether houses should have roof overhangs; I have noted …

Architecture

Oak trees inform design of northern California home by Field Architecture

American studio Field Architecture has created a spacious house for a wooded site near San Francisco, where preserving conditions for local flora and …

San Mateo County

Chameleon House

Like its namesake, the Chameleon House has the ability to blend into its rural Michigan landscape. The tower-like structure is clad in galvanized …

Architecture

PV Cabin

Tucked away in the mountainous landscape of Pinto, Chile, the PV Cabin is a refuge for rock climbers. The small shelter is situated in a clearing …

Cabins

Cabin by the Sea tiny home is built around a central living cube

"The inspiration for the house on the beach is to create a holiday/seasonal house which is built close to nature," the Zup-a team tells New Atlas. …

Architecture

Crescent moon-shaped home on Chilean coast inspired by traditional boat-making techniques

Chilean studio Pezo von Ellrichshausen has created an incredibly sophisticated cylindrical home that blends in seamlessly with its natural …

Architecture

Modular Eco-Housing Pushing Boundaries With Cardboard

Designed and developed by Fiction Factory, a company of creative makers from Amsterdam, Wikkelhouse loosely translates to ‘wrapped house.' This …

Architecture

Casa do Lago

Comprised of 1,000 square feet of pure living space, Casa do Lago is the ultimate lakeside hangout spot. The cabin has no bedrooms. Other than a …

Architecture

Faber House

Surrounded by the lush vegetation of western Singapore, the Faber House seamlessly integrates the outdoors and the interior. The home is comprised of …

Architecture

Solar-powered floating villa creates modern retreat in historic area

This energy-neutral houseboat is surprisingly airy and bright<p>What do you do when you want the perfect modern home in a coveted historic neighborhood? For the owner of this exquisite abode, the answer was simple: Build a houseboat. Floating in the Spaarne river near the city center of Haarlem, …

Architecture

Studio Saxe’s steel-framed villas provide fabulous view towards the untouched nature of Costa Rica

Costa Rica-based architecture firm Studio Saxe has completed a pair of villas in the rainforest of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, reflecting themselves as …

Architecture

Hillside Retreat

On a previously undeveloped hillside one-acre lot, the two have turned in a beautiful 5,000-square-foot structure highlighted by a cedar ceiling, a monolithic cement fireplace column, and vast expanses of glass that provide the homeowner with unimpeded views and bathe the open floor plan with …

Architecture

Tinbeerwah House / teeland architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> A family house in the Noosa hinterland that connects to the ground and opens to the bush, ocean, stars …

Architecture

Encinos House / José Ricardo Yslas Gámez

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The house is located in a private neighborhood 20 minutes from Mexico City. Surrounded by a wooded …

Design

ACLU Sues To Halt 'Unconstitutional' Down Syndrome Abortion Law In Ohio

The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio filed a complaint Thursday on behalf of several abortion providers seeking to block a state law that bans abortions "because an unborn child has or may have Down Syndrome."<p>Governor John Kasich signed House Bill 214 into law late last year, although it is …

John Kasich

All about eaves, Quebec edition

We don't show big second homes on lakes very often on TreeHugger; we are supposed to be all about sustainable design and there is nothing sustainable …

Architecture

Historic Emancipation Park / Perkins+Will

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> In Houston’s Third Ward neighborhood, Perkins+Will has transformed the historic Emancipation Park into …

American Civil War

Casa ECS / Giuseppe Gurrieri Studio

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Casa ECS, with its special laboratory for artists, rises in Sicily on an area of a high …

Italy

Parque Kindergarten / PROMONTORIO

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Located in the vicinity of the Cascais, the kindergarten occupies a steep and quasi-triangular plot in …

Design

A Tranquil Lakeside Abode in Quebec Unfolds Over Six Levels

Resting lightly on the terrain, this gorgeous vacation home stays connected to its surroundings through natural materials and emphatic views.<p>"We found this beautiful land bordering the lake with majestic cedars," he said, and the site became the basis for a minimally intrusive design. Tremblay used …

Architecture

P-S House / J-M arquitectura

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The PS House is located in a land subject to a steep slope, which led us to propose an atypical work …

Architecture

Sky Club House

Housed inside a minimalist concrete shell, China's Sky Club House isn't your average gym. The structure is constructed from molded tiles of gray …

Architecture