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La Grange de Mon Père is a Delightful Extension to a Tiny Farm House in France

La Grange de Mon Père is a Delightful Extension to a Tiny Farm House in France

All of the buildings in this farming community of Marseille are defined by a certain aesthetic, one that the clients were loathe to disrupt when the needed to expand their home to accommodate a new child.

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Estudio BaBO’s Earthquake-safe CFL Row Houses in Argentina Were Constructed Norwegian-style

Estudio BaBO’s Earthquake-safe CFL Row Houses in Argentina Were Constructed Norwegian-style

It is not immediately evident, but the CFL houses are three in one. Painting them black helped to give them the "monolithic structure" that the design team sought, while a series of clever interventions

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Charming Timber Matchbox House in Michigan is on Track for LEED Platinum

Charming Timber Matchbox House in Michigan is on Track for LEED Platinum

Completed in the summer of 2012, the Matchbox House in Ann Arbor has a compact footprint and is landscaped using only indigenous plant species that require absolutely zero irrigation. Low-flow toilets,

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Ash Allen’s Flatpack ‘Sticks and Stones’ Stool Wins Green Design Award at Melbourne’s Fringe Furniture Festival

Ash Allen’s Flatpack ‘Sticks and Stones’ Stool Wins Green Design Award at Melbourne’s Fringe Furniture Festival

Melbourne-based designer Ash Allen recently won the sustainable and waste-wise design award at Fringe Furniture (part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival) for his Sticks and Stones outdoor stool. Allen was

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Knevel Architecture Unveils ‘World’s Most Sustainable Gas Station’ in the Netherlands

Knevel Architecture Unveils ‘World’s Most Sustainable Gas Station’ in the Netherlands

Benjamin Robichon was the lead architect for the Avia Marees gas station located near the ‘Afsluitdijk’ and Den Oever's A7 motorway exit. The tank island, which is comprised of tanks that dispense

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Dacha’s Origami: An All-White Summer Home in Russia With No Windows and No Doors

Dacha’s Origami: An All-White Summer Home in Russia With No Windows and No Doors

The clients are a sporty family that also enjoy hosting a lot of parties. They also love the sun, even though there isn't much of that in Russia. So Kostelov used sustainably-sourced timber to create a

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Dramatic Dartmoor Treehouse is Woven From Wood Like a Bird’s Nest

Dramatic Dartmoor Treehouse is Woven From Wood Like a Bird’s Nest

Jerry Tate Architects and carpenter Henry Russell worked alongside students taking a 'Spatial Structures' course at this summer’s Dartmoor Arts Week just outside of Exeter. The brief began with a family

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Tiny Timber Unuo House in Japan Has a Tall Narrow Entrance and Wide Western View

Tiny Timber Unuo House in Japan Has a Tall Narrow Entrance and Wide Western View

Katsutoshi Sasaki & Associates believe that a residence should be comprised of just one room, but there are no rules in Japanese design that says this room should be boring and monotonous. In addition

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Off-Grid Storm Cottage is a Solar-Powered Timber Box on New Zealand’s Great Barrier Island

Off-Grid Storm Cottage is a Solar-Powered Timber Box on New Zealand’s Great Barrier Island

Clad in black rough sawn timber that makes the home fit in so beautifully with its bucolic surroundings, the Storm Cottage by Fearon Hay Architects has operable metal screens that are perforated. These

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Cocoon by Woods Bagot is a Comforting Emergency Shelter for Four

Cocoon by Woods Bagot is a Comforting Emergency Shelter for Four

The competition brief called for structures that provide protection from the elements, in addition to safety, simplicity and elegance. They were also expected to be constructed easily and quickly. Woods

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Soaring Australian Art Gallery Replaces Building Destroyed by Japan’s 2011 Earthquake

Soaring Australian Art Gallery Replaces Building Destroyed by Japan’s 2011 Earthquake

Featuring an unconventional triangular design and a new, sturdy frame that should make this Australia House more resilient than the last (built in an old farmhouse), the double story gallery doubles as a

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Embroidered Timber Paleys upon Pilers Pavilion Pays Tribute to Chaucer and the Olympic Games

Embroidered Timber Paleys upon Pilers Pavilion Pays Tribute to Chaucer and the Olympic Games

The celebrated literary genius lived in a room above Aldgate between 1374 and 1386, where he dreamed about and illustrated extraordinary buildings of Gaudi-esque scale and form made with bizarre

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Compact Oak Tube Captures Natural Light for a 5th Floor Apartment in Russia

Compact Oak Tube Captures Natural Light for a 5th Floor Apartment in Russia

As with his former renovation projects, including the Patchwork House that we love, Kostelov demonstrates his total mastery of timber. It appears that a new, independent oak tube has been inserted into

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Atelier Vecteur’s Timber Pavilion for the Festival of Lively Architecture is Not as Simple as it Looks

Atelier Vecteur’s Timber Pavilion for the Festival of Lively Architecture is Not as Simple as it Looks

Built out of timber sticks of different lengths, the welcoming pavilion by Atelier Vecteur, at first glance, is no more than a simple box. But the design team added what they call an "ovoid" to the cube,

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Dream Park It!me Branch is the First in a Chain of Eco Fast-Food Joints in Poland

Dream Park It!me Branch is the First in a Chain of Eco Fast-Food Joints in Poland

It!me's fundamental aim is to reduce waste as much as possible while still providing a clean and hip fast-food experience. The first branch's walls are made with concrete blocks clad in a non-woven

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Striking A-Framed Shingle House Sits on a Fragile Site in Southeast England

Striking A-Framed Shingle House Sits on a Fragile Site in Southeast England

Built on a 300mm thick concrete slab that was placed over the existing footprint in order to minimize site disturbance in the internationally-recognized nature reserve, the Shingle House chimney, hearth,

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100% Solar-Powered Great Barrier House Fuses Modern Technology With Island Life

100% Solar-Powered Great Barrier House Fuses Modern Technology With Island Life

Elevated to protect against floods and constructed of sustainably-sourced timber that references the island's rich biodiversity, the Great Barrier House is comfortable in both summer and winter. Despite

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Heliocosm is a Refreshing Minimalist Cosmetic Store in Paris

Heliocosm is a Refreshing Minimalist Cosmetic Store in Paris

The newly renovated natural cosmetic store on Herold Street in Paris is a long 100 square meter space, elongated even further by F R E A K S freearchitects' swift interventions. The first and last rooms

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Moreava Cabins are Airy Eco-Accommodations for Easter Island Explorers

Moreava Cabins are Airy Eco-Accommodations for Easter Island Explorers

The spacious Moreava Cabins are perfect for a group of friends or small family, measuring two square foot each with a 0.5 square foot covered patio area. They were prefabricated on the continent,

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Pombal Castle’s Striking Upgrade Forges a Connection to Portuguese History

Pombal Castle’s Striking Upgrade Forges a Connection to Portuguese History

It was important that the new additions to the Pombal castle property had their own identity without detracting from the existing structure. It was also crucial to make it really easy for locals to get to

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London’s Energy-Efficient Jodrell Laboratory Houses the World’s Largest Fungi Collection

London’s Energy-Efficient Jodrell Laboratory Houses the World’s Largest Fungi Collection

The Jodrell Laboratory extension, dubbed 'The Wolfson Wing', achieved a BREEAM 'Excellent' mark and was designed to be energy-efficient and sustainable in many aspects. Among the most distinctive

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Gorgeous Flathead Lake Cabin is a Minimalist Home for the True Adventurer

Gorgeous Flathead Lake Cabin is a Minimalist Home for the True Adventurer

Andersson Wise salvaged pieces of a variety of materials and put them together like new. Timber was sawn off site and re-designed for easy assembly to ensure that very little site disturbance occurred.

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Dreamy Timber Pavilions Stacked High Atop One Another Coming to Paris’ Largest Urban Park

Dreamy Timber Pavilions Stacked High Atop One Another Coming to Paris’ Largest Urban Park

In order to cut down on costs, these adorable follies will be of a standard size and will be constructed by local companies, making them a project for Paris by Paris. The park - designed to be an

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in.it.studios’ Prefab Garden Office Spaces Let You Work From Your Backyard

in.it.studios’ Prefab Garden Office Spaces Let You Work From Your Backyard

In.it.studios creates tiny prefab spaces for work, play, and even housing. Dedicated to responsible manufacturing, they construct their garden buildings not only with the greenest of materials, but also

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Angular Wooden Bihoro House in Japan Used as a Model For Ecological Housing

Angular Wooden Bihoro House in Japan Used as a Model For Ecological Housing

Along with its raised earth floor that connects the home's three volumes, timber on the interior and exterior gives this home its natural feel. Daylighting floods through a tall window, somtimes giving

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Lovely Stacked Wood Outdoor Theater in Estonia Will Be Recycled After 12 Plays

Lovely Stacked Wood Outdoor Theater in Estonia Will Be Recycled After 12 Plays

This wonderful outdoor theater incorporates the adjoining pond, trees, and park into its set design, taking advantage of the natural backdrop to enhance the drama. When the season begins to turn, all 280

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The Lovely Villas Taribini is the Epitome of Warm Sustainable Ambience

The Lovely Villas Taribini is the Epitome of Warm Sustainable Ambience

The buildings are oriented in order to ensure the right amount of solar gain during all seasons, keeping them warm during winter but sufficiently cool during the summer. Upstairs, the white walls act as

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Six Senses Resort on Con Dao Island is an Isolated Eco-Paradise

Six Senses Resort on Con Dao Island is an Isolated Eco-Paradise

The Six Senses resort, in Vietnam’s Con Dao Island, is where eco meets luxury. Emerging from sand dunes, the resort’s suites, villas and restaurants are supported with sustainable timber frames and

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Focus House in London by BERE Architects

PREFAB FRIDAY: Focus House in London by BERE Architects

Added to an end-of-terrace house in North London, Focus House is a delightful prefabricated eco-home for a family of five. Bere Architects, the firm behind the design, used PassivHaus principles to inform

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