A small stone building in Switzerland that had been a wood shed and rabbit hutch was transformed into a compact two-level house by architect Enrico Sassi. His design involved repairing the damaged stone walls, adding a new roof, installing an extra window and integrating space-efficient furnishings. “The building was in a poor condition,” Sassi said. … Read more
I am posting this mainly because I think the design and execution of this large dome home is very nicely done. It is obviously not a geodesic dome, but rather one created with curved wall framing. The simple shingled exterior looks rustic and effective in shedding water. The wood paneled interior has nice warmth, and … Read more
The longtime Big Sur residence of late architect Mickey Muennig comprises three curvaceous, glass-roofed structures situated on 30 acres overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Muenning was a pioneer of California’s organic architecture movement; from the early 1970s, Muennig amassed a portfolio of striking houses with unconventional forms that frame scenic views and blend in with the … Read more
Barns can offer big and bright spaces, with vaulted ceilings, exposed bricks and ancient timbers. Barn conversions also lend themselves easily to creating open-plan interiors. Modern design meets 200-year-old architecture at this delightful barn near Usk, in Monmouthshire. It is a traditional dry-stone building with a pitched terracotta roof. The 5,198sq ft interior has exposed … Read more
This custom designed passive solar home in Tulsa, Oklahoma has a sun room, spiral staircase to 2nd floor, wood stove, abundant cabinets, 2 acres with pond, gardens and a tree house. Lots of natural materials were used in the construction and there is a rustic elegance. See tulsaworld for more information.
Luigi Rosselli’s architectural studio in Sydney, Australia was built out of reclaimed construction materials, mostly scrap tiles. The studio pays tribute to two of the most prominent architects of the twentieth century: Le Corbusier and Carlo Scarpa. The facade is designed to serve as a permanent sun break, like an architectural form of embroidery created … Read more