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Architecture in Nature

Archipelago House

Archipelago House

Photo: Åke E:son Lindman

The house is directing south and sea with glazing facade. Simple skewed layout with corners protecting from sea breeze. 

Cable Car Station Funivia Inigna

Cable Car Station Funivia Inigna

Photo: Frieder Blickle, Archbaldi

Mountain and valley station of the cable car in one of the most visited winter centres in Monte Ivigna. Both stations are connected by material solution - concrete base and red cube of the lift station itself.

Watchtower from Shipping Containers

Watchtower from Shipping Containers

Photo: Didier Faustino

Watchtower with two containers - one is closed, the second open. Steel structure with steep staircase is 20m high.

Read House Near Oslo

Read House Near Oslo

Photo: Nils Petter Dale,JVA

On the steep plot, in the middle of the garden full of trees, placed perpendicularly to the slope, drawing attention to itself by gaudy colour - this is where the modest wooden house is situated. Lively exterior is in the direct contrast with soft interior in white and light wood. There is a living area with covered terrace in the first floor and bedrooms in the ground floor.

Housing in Kurzeme

Housing in Kurzeme

Photo: Gatis Rozenfelds,NRJA

A complex of buildings for housing surounds stone courtyard and is a centre of whole complex including guest house, sauna or sport failities. The aim was to create a young traditional community with elements of comfortable and active life.  Buildings are cladded with wooden boards which is in contrast with white polycarbonate facade of garages.

House on the Cliff

House on the Cliff

Photo: Cristobal Valdés

Two-storey house with layout 9x9m was built on the cliff 65m above the sea. Simple timber house has the porch and the living space opened over two storeys.

Mountain Cottage Fichtelberg

Mountain Cottage Fichtelberg

Photo: Sven Fröhlich

The cottage is hidden in the forest of Ore Mountains in Saxony, near the border with Czech Republic. Concrete house is withouth technical achievements and provides modest accommodation for 6 to 8 people.

Path in Trees

Path in Trees

Photo: Baumwipfelpfad

Nice walk throught forest is 2,5 to 8 metres above the ground in national park Bayerischer Wald. 1300m long path ends with climbing to 44m high viewtower - even Alps can be seen from there. The viewtower is thanks to 400m long ramp accessible to wheelchair users.

Villa in Forest

Villa in Forest

Photo: Powerhouse Company

The villa with Y layout is hidden in Dutch forest. Ground-floor mass is glazed and interfaces exterior with interior. Technical equipment and garage are hidden underground.

Small Bridge

Small Bridge

Photo: monovolume architecture + design

Simple wooden bridge with clear and elegant construction with span exceeding 28 m.