Located in East Texas, Aegean Pool House is sited on a hilltop overlooking a peaceful lake, surrounded by a densely shaded pine forest. This home is designed as an escape from urban life and emphasizes strong connections to nature and a sense of place.
Seattle-based Wittman Estes has designed a small studio in the back yard of a modest house in Seattle; they call the project Grasshopper Courtyard Studio. It is a fantastic little project and a Seattle Chapter American Institute of Architects award winner. The project is also interesting as a solution to Seattle’s current struggle to accommodate growth. Grasshopper Courtyard Studio demonstrates a way that a family can continue to occupy a small urban lot without negatively affecting the scale of neighborhood. It is a beautifully elegant project.
KKMK – Karagianni Karamali Architects have renovated an apartment for a couple of musicians at Hellinikon, Athens. The apartment is located next to the former airport of Athens, which is about to be turned into a new residential and cultural complex.
D.O.M.+ represents an innovative way of living at a cost of $80,000. Surrounded by nature, this eco-friendly house is designed for year-round living. It is monumental and yet lightweight, its interior is cozy and simple. The house of 125 square meters perfectly fits into the landscape near Moscow.