Malimbu Cliff Villa located on the hillside on the western coastline of Lombok Island, Indonesia is a contemporary tropical retreat with breathtaking panoramic views.
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The challenge of living in a small space is to make it appear larger than it actually is. This cozy yet elegant 443 sq. ft. studio apartment in New York has a very functionally layout that masterfully maximizes every inch of the floor space. The kitchen, sleeping area, work space and living room are clearly divided within the open plan.
The Bahia House located in Salvador, Brazil uses the traditional architectural approach to sustainable living. This ecological house designed by Marcio Kogan promotes green living with materials from traditional Brazilian architecture. Clay roofs, wooden ceilings and wooden panels provide rustic practicality. The house uses the northeastern wind blowing in from the sea to organize the floor plan and has cross ventilation in its main living spaces, making the interior cool and airy.
This small ski resort apartment in Menuires, France in the French Alps has been redesigned by h20 Architects. A large wooden curve runs through the open main living space, which can be divided into separate sleeping areas by curtains. To create efficient use of the tight space, a sleeping nook with bunk beds in the living area also serves as peaceful reading corner for the kids.
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Entering the green front door of this Victorian villa “Shakin Stevens House” in Melbourne, Australia feels likes stepping through time and space. This creative house extension designed by Matt Gibson Architecture is a true work of art. Three minimalist cubes are built behind the existing Victorian house. The green interior matches with the green front door, providing continuity to the space.
The Rolling Huts located in Mazama, Washington in Methow Valley were constructed to serve as modern form of camping. Designed by Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects in Seattle, these environmentally-friendly huts sit lightly on the meadow, with wheels lifting the structures above the site.
Each hut is simple with 200 sq. ft. of interior space, and is equipped with a small fridge, microwave and fireplace. The 240 sq. ft. covered deck which surrounds the hut provides additional outdoor living space.