Friday, November 30, 2012

Steel and Bamboo Houses



















Steel and bamboo housing for those of modest income in Viet Nam. And they look great!

Story & unages via dezeen: http://tinyurl.com/c77o8le




Fujimori's Flying Mud Boat Hut
















Terunobu Fujimori's "Flying Mud Boat" is an eccentric, suspended hut. Is it art or architecture?

More pix & story at designboom: http://tinyurl.com/br6wpxo

Cabin for Rent


















Rustic cabin for rent, Upstate N.Y. 

Details and pix via remodelista: http://tinyurl.com/c56mo9f



Thursday, November 29, 2012

Every Room A Shed


























"Draw the Village..." An experimental house with scattered units? What a terrific idea: each room a separate "shed."

More images via blog.leibal: http://tinyurl.com/dyveany

Chinese Ark


























We do not believe that the end is at hand (Dec. 21?); the 
end of the world has already happened. Nevertheless....man uses life savings to build this ark. 

archinect> dailymail: http://tinyurl.com/d7spzx2




Make A Silo Into A House
























How to repurpose a silo and make it a house. Diagrams included.

Details and more pix via designboom: http://tinyurl.com/csn5fqg



Willem Dafoe's Rubber House



















Actor Willem Dafoe's black-rubber house in upstate N.Y. 

Story & pix via remodelista: http://tinyurl.com/cj4ay2d
112 black houses: http://tinyurl.com/aklwyst

Warming Huts on Ice











Warming huts for world's longest frozen river.

Story and drawings via architizer: http://tinyurl.com/bogxfgb










Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Monday, November 26, 2012

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Tree Tents You Need


















The only tree tents you will ever need!

Txt & slide show via inhabitat: http://tinyurl.com/bodnfw7




My Swedish Summer House


Already dreaming of July and my summer house in Sweden. If only!

Txt & slide show via residentialarchitect:http://tinyurl.com/btzotnn


Saturday, November 24, 2012

Swedish Prefab Cabin by Helicopter




Swedish, prefab cabin with sliding glass doors can be delivered by helicopter.

Story and more photos via design-milk>http://tinyurl.com/aayzwtp



Neo-Modern Desert House




Blue Sky weekend-house near Joshua Tree is on columns. Every room has a door to outside; steel sprayed with vinegar. 

tumblr>hperform.dwell>txt slide show>http://tinyurl.com/cmgbu2w





On The Flood Plain Of The Danube




House designed for a flood plain of the Danube. Would it work on Long Island? 

Details and more pix via archdaily> http://tinyurl.com/alxwgyd



Friday, November 23, 2012

Portable Hotel Room Pods




Portable, free-standing hotel rooms now available. DROP is a pod suitable for "natural locations" since it has minimal ground contact....

Story and images via designboom: http://tinyurl.com/altsv24



Earthquake-Proof House in Chile




New earthquake-proof house in Chile. Elegant!

Story and pix via dezeen.com> http://tinyurl.com/avhaqvw




Thursday, November 22, 2012

Retreat Platform for Living.




Not a residence, but a platform for living. Get it? North Face tent on roof. A refuge in the woods. A camp site. Stretching what a house could be? Check out slide show images.

Via tumblr> hyperform> dwell> slide show:http://tinyurl.com/b4deb53




San Francisco Goes Micro!


San Francisco joins micro-apartment trend, approving 250 square foot pads. Give those singles a place to sleep! But will SRO hotels and rooming houses return? 

via inhabitat.com> http://tinyurl.com/acur8cq


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

I'll Take The House on The Roof!


French housing project. Although they function as a sign, I want to live in one of the houses on the roof. But, really, hierarchy prevails; must be something about France. 

Text & more pix via dezeen.com> http://tinyurl.com/br5vh2x







Future Pod or Minimalist Sculpture?


"We are the primitive men of the future and this is our future cave." Pod or sculpture?

Story, pix and video via designboom>http://tinyurl.com/awellxr






The House with No Windows


Three-room, concrete Japanese house with no windows, but with two dramatic light wells on the roof. Entrance is a door at the side. Darkness, starkness, bareness can be cozy. House is a light-trap and the light moves and changes from hour to hour, from day to day, from month to month. A mattress on the floor is all I would need.

Interiors and text via dezeen.com>http://tinyurl.com/c53yuwq

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Tree Houses Built to Order


Baumraum in Bremen, Germany, will build a tree house for you anywhere. Pictured is one of their tree houses in Upstate New York.

Eat your heart out: http://www.baumraum.de/pages/2/gallery/




Cabin Porn!






For those Artopians who dream of a cabin away from it all,  two sites I found on tumblr through freecabinporn may prove inspiring: projects in Putnam and Sullivan Counties in Upstate New York: 

http://beaverbrook.com/

http://ashleysaturdays.tumblr.com/  
And as always: http://freecabinporn.com/


Saturday, November 17, 2012

Sloping Hut
























  

"Sloping House," on the edge of an extinct volcano in France, is a temporary, one-person     
  refuge. 

Txt & more pix via designoom> http://tinyurl.com/cojjyhh



House on Narrow Lot in Melbourne


New "Hill House" on Melbourne narrow lot. Solutions: placement in the old backyard; put the kids on the side in their own dorm; build a hill for solar orientation. AND enter through the kitchen. 

Pix, txt, diagrams of process via archdaily>http://tinyurl.com/bm4ars7




Tree House Pod



Following up on a link to the plans for a 20 ton tree house (!), I found this suspended pod to be more interesting....We will check back when the 20 ton tree house is actually built.

More pix via dezeen> http://tinyurl.com/aqbgmpv



Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Neo-Modern on a Greek Island


My neo-modern vacation home on the Greek Island of Milos. If only! Of course, it is bit too big for the 21st century, right?

Pix/details via dezeen: http://tinyurl.com/coby4k5



Rice Field "Nest"



Economical, half-buried "Nest" house by a rice field, inspired by burrows.

Txt & pix via DorNob: http://tinyurl.com/cqfqr7s


Monday, November 12, 2012

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Cabin or Villa? Words!


Words! Gorgeous "cabin" in California uses plywood and light. But if this is a cabin than my house is a hut...

Txt & pix at remodelista: http://tinyurl.com/ara3nw4