Casa Caldera in San Rafael Valley Arizona

Casa Caldera in San Rafael Valley, Arizona

Designed by D U S T, Casa Caldera, the off-grid house, is located in a remote landscape on the southwestern bajada of the Canelo Hills in Southern Arizona’s San Rafael Valley, two hours southeast of Tucson and 15 miles north of the US/Mexico Border.

Svart Powerhouse Hotel

Svart Powerhouse* hotel on Holandsfjorden Fjord

Designed by Snøhetta the circular body of “Svart” extends from the shoreline by the foot of the Almlifjellet mountain and into the clear waters of the Holandsfjorden fjord. The circular shape provides a panoramic view of the fjord and an experience of living in proximity with nature.

Sky House on Stoney Lake

Sky House on Stoney Lake

This holiday house, designed by Julia Jamrozik and Coryn Kempster, consists of two volumes stacked on one another. The upper volume form both a bridge and a cantilever. This massing strategy allows for the charged relationship between the building and the ground.

Floating Sauna Soomaa Forest

Floating Sauna in Soomaa Forests

In the middle of one the largest national parks in Estonia, Soomaa (literally meaning ‘swamp land’ in Estonian) a new attraction awaits visitors – a floating wilderness sauna built by students during an international summer school.

Bristol Zoological Society Field Research Centre Ankarafa Forest

Bristol Zoological Society Field Research Centre

Landscape architect Grant Associates has teamed up with Bristol Zoological Society (BZS) and fellow Bath based architect Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBStudios) in a project to save Madagascar’s critically endangered wildlife, including the blue-eyed black lemur, and their forest habitat.

Canal House in Arizona

Canal House in Arizona

The Ranch Mine’s Canal House in Arizona was designed to create shade and privacy in a variety of settings. The courtyards act as living areas which are anchored by a rusted steel clad outdoor fireplace.

The Farmers House

The Farmer’s House

The team at AR Design Studio proposed an extension and reformation that would collect everything together in an elegant form. The modern and antique are joined by a glazed link that sits between the existing house and the new anexe.

Manshausen Island Resort in Steigen, Norway

Manshausen Island Resort, Steigen, Norway

The design by Stinessen Arkitektur was inspired by the client brief and the natural elements and surroundings of the site. Design features endeavour to meet practical functions and/or the experience of the nature and surroundings, while keeping the individual guests comfortably sheltered.

Bath House on Hankø island

Bath House on Hankø Island

Oslotre, a Norwegian architect firm and specialist in timber construction, worked hard to ensure the Bath House merged into the woodland surroundings without taking away from the existing log cabin