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.

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

Sawmill Shelter AA Hooke Park Building

Sawmill Shelter AA Hooke Park Building

The Saw-mill Shelter, located in the Architectural Association estate, was designed and built by students with the help of the school faculty and Arup engineers. Each lath carries up to two tonnes of tension, demonstrating the remarkable strength of wood.

Gemma Observatory Southern New Hampshire

Gemma Observatory Southern New Hampshire

Design: Anmahian Winton Architects – located in the mountains this building sits at the end of a steep, half-mile gravel drive. It is situated at the center of a three-mile radius “dark” landscape with very little light pollution.

Culardoch Shieling

Culardoch Shieling in the Cairngorms National Park

Design: Moxon Architects. Culardoch Shieling, a mountain hut in Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands, has been completed by Moxon Architects. Located at the foot of Culardoch, the remote new shieling (Scottish Gaelic term for hut) looks out across the expanse of the scenic upper Glen Gairn.