Geometrie Bleu: a seaside retreat with a twist


This unique seaside retreat is located on the windswept and largely treeless Havre-Aux-Maisons – a popular summer destination for Quebecers. The area is known for its colorful farmhouses, and the Geometrie Bleu (featured above) is inspired by the local traditions, but with a twist… Continue reading


Lake Joseph Cottage: Comfortable luxury


This modern cottage is perched on a rock ledge overlooking Lake Joseph in Seguin Township, Ontario. It’s a family home with a total space of 3,600 sq. ft., featuring large glazed openings and an extensive screened porch that cantilevers out beyond the sloping terrain. Tastefully designed, this lake house is all about comfort and luxury. Continue reading


Villa Astrid: among the stones


This modern villa in Gothenburg was inspired by its dramatic West Swedish landscape. The challenge was manifested in the difficult site terrain, the oblique angle of the steep cliff to the view, and the development limitations of 3 meters high eaves and a roof pitch of between 14-30 degrees. Continue reading


Small Lake House: cladded in copper


What I like about this home is that it’s not your typical house on the lake. With a total space of 900 sq. ft., spanning over three floors, this house makes up for its small space with plenty of character – cladded in flat-seam copper and elevated above a patio to preserve the flat portion of the site for outdoor use. Continue reading


North Beach: Summer Breeze


North Beach Residence is an award-winning project nestled among mature fir trees in Orcas Island, Washington. This beautiful, modern beach house is based on a long linear form with walls of glass opening out to the beach and an upland meadow. Continue reading


Coromandel Bach: A Shipping Container Getaway


This award-winning, coastal getaway is actually a recycled shipping container, that sits lightly on a seaside cliff in Coromandel, NZ. It belongs to the Crosson family, and is an attempt to provide an environment to capture the essential spirit and beauty of New Zealand. Continue reading


Kuaotunu House: Relaxed Coastal Living


This project is a renovation of an existing coastal home, located on a dramatic site in Kuaotunu, in New Zealand’s Coromandel Peninsula. The house belongs to the Sexton family and is full of cherished memories. It serves as a holiday home, consisting of a series of restrained pavilions composed for casual beachfront living. Continue reading


Scapehouse: A Coastal Getaway


This beautiful coastal home is located on a stunning site in Australia’s Eastern Victoria. The unique geometric design is based on how context and use transform a house from a simple box to an Origami-inspired creation. Continue reading


Pirates Bay House & Pavilions: Living Alongside Nature


I was in complete awe when I first saw this house. For me, it embodies the perfect combination of living alongside nature and simplicity. This wonderful coastal home enjoys breathtaking views of Pirates Bay from one side and the company of a Eucalypti forest, native birds and wildlife on the other. What more can you ask for… Continue reading


Arm End House: Small and Sustainable


Inspired by waterfront cottages on Tasmania’s Opossum Bay, this small house is efficient, stylish and affordable. The scale and profile of this semi-prefabricated structure is modest, based on the concept of reducing building scale as a core principle of sustainability. It serves as a home and a place of contemplation and retreat for a couple that emigrated to Tasmania from the United States.

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