Tag Holiday Houses

Marina Vella’s Casa Traversa: an extension of the landscape

10-05-2021

Marina Vella’s Casa Traversa: an extension of the landscape

Peruvian architect Marina Vella has built a house in San Luis Potosi, Mexico that is inspired by intense dialogue with the landscape and appears to be a natural extension of it. The construction in contemporary style uses local vernacular building techniques and materials appropriate for the climate.

Mjölk Architects’ Cottage Pod Bukovou

04-03-2021

Mjölk Architects’ Cottage Pod Bukovou

Czech studio Mjölk Architects’ Cottage Pod Bukovou is a holiday house that has fun playing around with the archetypal elements that represent the authentic, essential expression of the project. A refuge for the soul, a place to spend time in company surrounded by nature.

LCA architetti’s Climbers’ Refuge

08-02-2021

LCA architetti’s Climbers’ Refuge

Luca Compri’s studio LCA architects built a chalet in Cervinia Valtournenche featuring bold materiality in harmony with its natural surroundings, with a strong focus on sustainability.

The Best of Livegreenblog Sustainable Architecture 2020

31-12-2020

The Best of Livegreenblog Sustainable Architecture 2020

We saw many cases of sustainable architecture in 2020, including offices, libraries, houses, pavilions and schools. Whether they adopt new technologies or opt for traditional solutions, the results are always aesthetically pleasing, and it all keeps down the impact of the building industry on our planet.

The Best of Livegreenblog 2020: Restoration and conversion

30-12-2020

The Best of Livegreenblog 2020: Restoration and conversion

Restoring existing buildings as a sustainable modus operandi occupies a lot of our reportage. With the end of the year upon us, we’ve decided to take a look at our fave restoration and conversion projects that we presented in 2020.

A pair of cabins in the hills of Eastern Washington

25-11-2020

A pair of cabins in the hills of Eastern Washington

The two cabins, designed by Board & Vellum with interiors by Kathleen Glossa from Swivel Interiors are place-specific and detailed in salvaged wood from an old barn in the hills of Eastern Washington. The two cosy structures blend in with the region’s vernacular architecture and in harmony with the landscape.

Casa Ocoxal by A-001 Taller de Arquitectura, living in nature

09-11-2020

Casa Ocoxal by A-001 Taller de Arquitectura, living in nature

Casa Ocoxal designed by Mexican studio A-001 Taller de Arquitectura is located in a forest near the town of Valle de Bravo, about 160 kilometres from Mexico City. The house is respectful of nature and fits in with it thanks to a series of sustainable measures, including the use of renewable energy and thermal comfort.

Figurr Architects Collective, eco-friendly prefab for the weekend

30-10-2020

Figurr Architects Collective, eco-friendly prefab for the weekend

The designers from the Canadian firm, Figurr Architects Collective have designed a weekender made up of five prefabricated custom modules. This concept was intended to create an extremely low environmental footprint, and the house was built using sustainable and local materials, all geared towards achieving LEED Gold certification.

Wittman Estes, refashioning a holiday home

08-10-2020

Wittman Estes, refashioning a holiday home

With Aldo Beach House, the American architecture studio Wittman Estes has revamped an existing structure from the 1940s. The new-look beach house is now a multi-generational home in the stunning natural environment of Hood Canal, Washington.

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