This incredible cabin was featured in the new Taschen book “Cabins” by Philip Jodidio and it’s easy to see why. Originally a boathouse that held boats and fishing gear the structure dates back to the 18th century. It was reinterpreted by TYIN tegnestue Architects to be a cozy modern getaway.
The street façade of the stylish residence offers complete privacy with its simple clean design even as a long ramp shielded by a hollowed-out concrete element shapes the intriguing entry. The concrete feature not only offers protection from the harsh sun and evening showers but its cool cutouts allow light to filter through into the kitchen and living area.
Of course the reason it has become the standard practice is because it makes plenty of sense and works more often than not. But when faced with the challenges of a unique lot on a narrow limestone ridge next to Specht Harpman Architects decided to flip things around and design a rooftop entry.
The horizontal plane of this modern roof structure acts to cover a beautiful bright and spacious pavilion setting that overlooks the surrounding Andes mountain ranges and Santuario de la Naturaleza Valley. Set in Las Condes Santiago in Chile and designed by Max Núñez Arquitectos the pavilion is a space for repose and respite providing a reassuringly tranquil haven.
Located on the Greek island of Tinos and sited on a sharp sloping rocky plot that overlooks the Aegean Sea ‘Mirage’ is a single-story structure (under construction) whose living space is covered by a rimless infinity pool rooftop. Designed by Kois Associated Architects from a distance on higher ground the pool acts to produce a stunning visual impact reflecting the surroundings and appearing at one with the sea.
Few homes bring forth the exquisite beauty of industrial style like old factory and warehouse conversions which elegantly blend the classic factory features with the flowing aesthetics of a modern home.
The Cabanas Norio in Portugal are complimentary buildings—one is a bedroom and bath the other serves as a living room and kitchen. Architect Manuel Aires Mateus redesigned two old fisherman’s huts and added a pontoon over the water to create this getaway which can be rented out by the night.