Even Sweden has its beaches: this vacation home is a five hour drive from Stockholm. The clients, an active outdoor family, live in the 2,500 square foot residence for several weeks each summer.
Swedish weather is unpredictable and the house's extensive floor-to-ceiling glass allows striking views of sunlight and storms alike.
Nestled in the dunes of the Dutch island of Terschelling, this unique project is covered in a prefabircated wooden exterior. Its panels of cross-laminated timber were laser-cut in a factory then assembled on-site.
An interior staircase wraps around the house's core, linking every level, as the geometric facade frames views to the outdoors.
This Oregon house, located near Oregon's Cannon Beach, hides a major sustainable feature: a green roof planted with native ferns and grasses.
The house's large curtain wall can resist 120 mph winds, however, its complex design took over a year to engineer and build.
Designed by an architect for his family, this simple weekend home outside Melbourne features numerous sustainable elements such as roof-mounted solar panels and multiple openings to stimulate cross-ventilation.
The large step in the living room makes for convenient seating; deep exterior eaves shelter it from the low winter sun.
Also situated within an Australian beach town, this house sports an inverted program: the shared living spaces are located on the upper floors to maximize views.
The interior feeatures Tazmanian oak flooring and remarkable views of the surrounding landscape: according to the clients, “It is incredible to be standing up there with the eucalyptus branches, surrounded by gum trees. It almost feels like a tree house, and then you look down and you can see the bay glistening below you.”