AIBS House: a secret swimming pool above the Atlantic Ocean

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AIBS House is located at an altitude of 159 meters, where an impressive sight of the infinite Atlantic Ocean is waiting to be appreciated. We’re talking about a two-story building with a total floor area of 400sqm carefully conceived to blend in the rocky topography of the sloped Spanish shore. Continue reading

House at Goleen: enjoy the silence

On the south coast of Ireland, where geological values are predominant and characteristic, a special house extension makes the best of its surrounding nature. House at Goleen is composed of four mono-pitched extensions to an existent rural house with total of 300sqm of constructed area. Continue reading

Tower Studio: an outstanding landmark

This amazing structure looks more like a imaginary sculpture, than a building. It’s situated in Newfoundland’ Shoal Bay, serving as one of the six artist studios designed for the Fogo Island Arts Corporation. The 50 sq. meter, twisted body of this tower is undoubtedly the most outstanding landmark of the region, as its silhouette beautifully dominates over the landscape, attracting attention to this art object. Continue reading

Onjuku Surf Shack: there’s a black house over yonder

A weekend house by the sea – who wouldn’t love to have one? In Chiba, Japan there’s a black building called Onjuku Surf Shack made for a Tokyo-based couple that wanted a second home near the Pacific ocean. Continue reading


Connemara Cottages: Restored & United

The Atlantic Coast of Ireland, the location of Connemara, the relics of two ancient cottages.. Sounds inspiring, doesn’t it? What remained from the original cottages were the basements and the lower parts of the walls. The architects restored the structure, using the same local material – the big-scaled stone which offers the variety of natural hues from greenish and gray through white and beige… Continue reading


Summerhouse Lagno: Keeping It Simple

Simple geometrical forms are precious in the hands of skillful architects; simple forms present the ultimate beauty if treated right. As a proof, I’d like to share this next project with you. The Summerhouse Lagno is a private residence, situated on the edge of the forest and the coast line of Stockholm’s Archipelago. Continue reading


VNC House: following the slope of the land

There are about 70 beaches on Milos, a volcanic Greek island in the Aegean Sea. Known for its natural beauty, this exceptional piece of land has now a new enhancing feature: VNC House. Designed as a holiday home, VNC House nestles into the landscape on the south coast of the island beside a new orchard of olive trees and a stone guesthouse. Continue reading


The Boathouse: Above the Lake

A house that is floating over the water – floating over the beautiful surface of a lake surrounded by peaceful, green banks – would be a retreat dream for many of us. This one, located in the UK, is one such dream holiday house. Continue reading


Beach House: a lighthouse by the lake

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to enjoy a house by the lake in an urban context? In Ljurg, The Netherlands there’s a three-story building that accomplishes such a desire! Positioned on a sandy site facing the IJ Lake, this house has a total floor area of 240sq.m. with a privileged access from the street. Continue reading


Seal Rocks House 4: surf, beach and patio house

Did you ever hear about Seal Rocks in New South Wales, Australia? It is a small coastal settlement famous for its many premier surfing beaches… A little paradise on Earth, perfect for leisure and relaxation! The project that I’m about to present is a fine example of how to synchronize architecture and nature in a very efficient way.

Seal Rocks House 4 is a holiday home with a building area of 219 sq.m. developed on a single floor. The conventional domestic program was simplified and optimized to obtain the perfect adjustment between site and construction. There’s just one bathroom, a big outdoor shower and one living space… but plenty of room on the hammock deck or on the day bed. Outdoor spaces are clearly transformed into daily living spaces… Continue reading