ION Luxury Adventure Hotel in Reykjavik, Iceland, design by Minarc Architects – selected as a Finalist for the 2018 SBID International Design Awards, surrounded by hot springs & glaciers.
In the hills above Valašské Příkazy in the Zlín region in Czech Republic grew up a lookout Durch designed by architect Zdeněk Fránek. Durch is a tribute to the view of the landscape.
Černá Voda, a small mountain lodge in Krkonoše mountains, next to the “old” ski run near the Pomezní Boudy border checkpoint, design by ADR Architects.
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.
Designed by architects Brown + Brown Spyon Cop sits high above the River Don overlooking the ruins of Glenbuchat Castle, on the Eastern edge of the Cairngorms National Park.
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.
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.
Remembering Architect Zaha Hadid – a key recent building: embedded within the summit of Mount Kronplatz, 2,275m above sea level at the centre South Tyrol’s most popular ski resort, this daring building is surrounded by alpine peaks.
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.
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.
The modest elevated house is arranged around a cylindrical living space concealed within an octagonal drum externally clad in alternating stripes of Douglas fir and cedar which are weathering to form a chevron pattern.
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 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.
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.