Tag Archives: architecture

More than a pine box

Ukrainian architect Kostiantyn Kuvika, the principal at Plan Bureau, designed the house for a mountain backdrop. But he believes it could be adapted to any environment.  

Turning a box on its ear is a really interesting idea. I guess he must have loved playing in catboats boxes as a child. 

Imagine those interesting spaces created by the corners. 

“Glue-laminated pine would be used to build the structure, while the facade would be pine planks, treated with a waterproof finish. Pad foundations are specified to ensure it can be built anywhere.”

Attributed to Plan Bureau 

Somewhere on a golf course in Argentina

 Architect Luciano Kruk, has designed a house located just north of the coastal town of Pinamar, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  
Okay concrete is not my favourite but I have to admit this is thrilling the inner child “I like building blocks” 
The views are amazing, the light quality is awesome. I can even forgive that it’s right next to a golf course and not a wonderful Swiss alp. 😉

My favourite feature has to be those stairs.  😍 Wonderful photography by  Daniela Mac Adden

I don’t know what I like more. The building or the photographs. Either way I’m totally buying what they are selling. 


Hayhurst and Co

 I found a really beautiful space. Unfortunately it smack dab in a private house but it’s got such wonderful lighting. 

I know, I know don’t covert and all that, but just think of the potential. All those Jane Austen books you could read while sipping on a real English cup of tea. If you like that sort of thing that is. 

But alas we will just dream. 😉


Tahoe: Ridge House

The arch is my favourite part of this. The Windows make you think of all the wonderful opportunities for light to come streaming in at dawn and all the wonderful peels at sunset.

Architects: WA Design Inc

Location: Tahoe Donner, California, USA

Landscape: WA design

Project Team: David Stark Wilson, Chris Parlette, Torin Etter, Ben Howell, Eoi Takagi

Engineer: Kenneth Hughes

Civil Engineer: Tim Ferrell