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Posts tagged as 'holiday house'

Holiday house Vitznau by Lischer Partner Architekten Planer AG; photo by Roger Frei

A Swiss architectural practice Lischer Partner Architekten Planer AG have completed this concrete-clad, minimalist holiday residence located in Vitznau. Boasting spectacular views of Lake Lucerne, Switzerland’s fourth largest lake, the interior of this two-storey house has been lined with larch wood block panels following ‘the clients’ desire was to live in a timber house.’ (more…)

Twins: Houses in Five Parts by William O’Brien Jr.; image by Peter Guthrie

An award-winning American architect William O’Brien Jr. has recently completed these two single-storey holiday houses located in upstate New York. Situated on one plot of land, the minimalist, black stucco-clad dwellings have been realised as ‘a regular six-sided polygon and a regular four-sided polygon’ respectively yet are composed from the same five forms — ‘each are made up of the same four trapezoids and one triangle.’ (more…)

Hotel Finca el Retorno by G Ateliers Architecture, photo by Gustavo Valencia

This holiday home is part of a whole complex 2 hours drive north east from Medellin, Colombia in a region with exceptional conditions for ecological tourism development. Situated on steep slopes each of the approximately 100sqm houses is half buried in the terrain, seeming as if the structure emerged from it.

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'Nowhere but Sajima' by Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects, photo by Yasutaka Yoshimura

This holiday rental home by the Japanese architectural practice of Yasutaka Yoshimura is located on the ocean in one hour distance from Tokyo. Its facade is characterised by eclectic variations of openings and large windows which provide view to Mount Fuji and to the peninsula Enoshima.

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'Holiday House' by Rural Design

'Holiday House' by Rural Design

The Scottish practice Rural Design is specialised in contemporary architecture for the Highlands of Scotland. On Isle of Skye, an island close to the Scottish westcoast, they realised this holiday house.

'Holiday House' by Rural Design

'Holiday House' by Rural Design

Here is what the architects explain:

„On first visiting the site it was difficult to see how any proposal could succeed if it disrupted a landscape that did not lend itself to intervention. The decision to lift the building off the ground on small piloti released the design from convention and allowed it to relate to the wider context – the views to the north and the sun from the south. The form of the house deliberately narrows to the north, reducing its surface area, and leans into the weather.
The entrance bridge lifts one off the landscape and immediately upon entering one is connected with the view through the fully-glazed elevation to the north. The other windows are secondary and draw light into the two storey volume.
Simple timber construction reinforces the character of the house as a visitor in the ancient landscape.“

'Holiday House' by Rural Design

'Holiday House' by Rural Design

'Holiday House' by Rural Design

'Holiday House' by Rural Design

 

'Holiday House' by Rural Design

'Holiday House' by Rural Design

 

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