Lakeside house in Sweden is clad with birch slats to match the forest

Dive Architects has completed a lake house in an isolated woodland to the north of Stockholm designed to gradually “merge with nature” as the surrounding birch and pine forest grows. Sitting on a site that slopes down towards a lake, the timber-framed home has been split into two volumes. One for are for sleeping and […]

Three gabled volumes form Wisconsin home by Collective Office

US architecture practice Collective Office “updated the rustic farmhouse typology” for this house in Wisconsin, which comprises three gabled units clad in black metal siding and shingles. The Chicago studio completed the countryside dwelling atop a grassy hill in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, for a couple who had restored the surrounding prairie. Much of the grassy […]

Black timber and zinc house with sauna sits next to a Finnish lake

A house by Studio Puisto in Finland, sits between a lake and a dense spruce forest and is clad in black-oiled wood and topped by sloping zinc roofs. Called Three Square House, the house in Southern Savonia is made up of three interlocking volumes, with a central building flanked by two smaller spaces. These auxiliary […]

Wooden house by Hsü Rudolphy peeps from trees near Chilean lake

The three levels of this house by Santiago firm Hsü Rudolphy step down a sloped site to Rapel Lake, creating multiple terraces and access to the water. Located roughly two hours South of Santiago, the 244-square-metre Slope House overlooks Chile’s Rapel Lake, an artificial reservoir that feeds into a dam further down the Rapel River. […]

Granite boxes form clifftop house overlooking a lake in India

Stacked boxes clad in stone perch on a rocky outcrop overlooking Durgam Cheruvu Lake in Hyderabad in this house designed by architecture studio Collective Project. Called Lakehouse, the house in southern India has two distinct sides to its granite and wood facade. A plain facade with few windows faces the road, but on the lake-facing […]

Curving terraces surround Villa Mosca Bianca by Design Haus Liberty

Design Haus Liberty has built a lake house in Italy with a series of living spaces connected to rounded terraces that extend out like petals from a flower. The studio, led by architect and Dezeen Awards judge for 2018 Dara Huang, designed Villa Mosca Bianca as a holiday home for a retired couple who wanted a place […]

Stepping stones lead into house extension over an English lake by Hamish & Lyons

Architecture studio Hamish & Lyons has completed Stepping Stone House, an extension to a manor house in Berkshire, England, that is raised on stilts above a lake. Hamish & Lyons, founded by Hamish Herford and Nicholas Lyons, replaced three underused and flood-prone outbuildings to create the new living spaces for a family with five children. Three of […]

In Situ Studio’s Merkel Cooper Residence overlooks North Carolina lake

Concrete block and fibre-cement boards were among the materials used by American firm In Situ Studio to create this hillside home for a retired couple living in North Carolina. The Merkel Cooper Residence is located in the small town of Troutman, which is about 35 miles (56 kilometres) north of the state’s major city Charlotte. Designed […]

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