Disaster Housing with a Cardboard Roof by Shigeru Ban

The Pritzker Prize-winning Japanese architect Shigeru Ban has developed a plan to provide disaster relief housing for those affected by the two earthquakes in Nepal earlier this year. Dubbed the Nepal Project, it aims to provide housing for the many who were left homeless after the natural disaster.

The two earthquakes, which are […]

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    Nord – A Minimalist Japanese House Inspired by Religious Architecture

Nord – A Minimalist Japanese House Inspired by Religious Architecture

Set on a narrow site in Mitaka (a newly established city on the outskirts of Tokyo), this three-storey family home has been created by local design studio Apollo Architects. Dubbed Nord, the house features a minimalist interior and an interesting asymmetrical roof.

Nord is home to a family of four, who asked the architects […]

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    Escape Traveler – A Tiny House on Wheels That Comfortably Sleeps 6

Escape Traveler – A Tiny House on Wheels That Comfortably Sleeps 6

Called the Escape Traveler, this tiny house has been created by the same people responsible for the hugely popular ESCAPE mobile cabin (which remains to be one of our most popular posts). Their latest development is built on the same ethos as its predecessor; environmentally-friendly construction combined with smart interior design.

Two versions of the […]

Sawmill House Features a Reclining Roof to Soak Up the Sun

Called the Sawmill House this home in Victoria, Australia, has been constructed from salvaged and recycled materials. Set on the site of a former gold mine-turned-sawmill, local architecture firm Archier were responsible for developing its eco-friendly design.

The house makes great use of concrete blocks; it contains 270 one-tonne blocks that are put to use […]

A Charming Off-Grid DIY Cabin in France by Jean Barache

This charming countryside home was designed and built (mostly) by architect Jean Baptiste Barache. Set in the small Normady town of Auvillier, France, the house was originally conceived as a research project into the development of off-grid living.

Barache and his family enjoyed the off-grid lifestyle so much, they essentially made it their full-time […]

A 1950s Cabin Renovation with a Treehouse-Like Extension

This holiday home in Hengelo, The Netherlands, was originally built back in the 1950’s. The current owner of the property recently had the small house refurbished with a modern extension to the roof. The redesign was carried out by local architects, Bloot Architecture.

Dubbed the Transformation Forest House, the project was completed in 2015 […]