Two gabled black cabins form summer retreat on an Estonian beach

Two gabled cabins with pitch-black exteriors form a holiday house on Matsi Beach in Estonia, built on the remains of a Soviet-era fishing village by architect Hanna Karits. The summer house sits on the seaside surrounded by old fishing sheds and the wooden skeletons of boats. The two gabled forms sit on axis with one […]

Self-sustaining cabins on tiny Finnish island are heated by a sauna stove

Finnish designers Aleksi Hautamaki and Milla Selkimaki have built a self-sufficient summer house on the five-acre island they own on the edge of Finland‘s Archipelago National Park. Called Project Ö, after the Swedish word for island, two cabins on the site house living spaces and bedrooms, as well as a workshop and sauna. In order […]

Antony Gormley installs iron figures among ancient ruins on the Greek island of Delos

Artist Antony Gormley has unveiled Sight, an exhibition of 29 of his humanoid sculptures on the Greek island of Delos in the Aegean sea. British sculptor Gormley, creator of the Angel of the North, has installed the forms across the island taking advantage of both the scenery and ruined ancient Greek and Roman architecture. Antony Gormley’s […]

Aluminium-clad cabins perch on stilts over the Barents Sea in Norway

Stinessen Arkitektur has built three cabins and a sauna on an island in the remote Steigen Archipelago off the coast of Norway in the arctic circle. Called Manshausen 2.0, the project is an extension of the Manshausen Island Resort, an eco-retreat founded by Børge Ousland, the Norwegian polar explorer who was the first person to […]

Relax in salons, spas and beachfront properties this weekend on our Pinterest boards

This week on our Pinterest account, we’re showcasing the best spaces to unwind in, including salons, spas and beachfront properties. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest › Open the Pinterest app on your phone, tap the camera icon and scan the Pincode below to explore Dezeen’s feed. Read more:

Woods Bagot CEO’s rugged beach house evolves again

Architecture studio Woods Bagot has completed the latest stage of a weathered seaside house in Australia that has been 20 years in the making. Designed as a home for Woods Bagot CEO Nik Karalis, the St Andrews Beach Villa began in 1999 as a simple shack on Mornington Peninsula. Over the years it has gradually evolved […]

TRIAS Architects raises timber Three Piece House on a red brick base

A trio of timber-clad bungalows by TRIAS Architects form Three Piece House in Stockton, Australia, which is raised on a reclaimed brick base to protect it from the sea. Sydney-based TRIAS Architects designed Three Piece House for a family in New South Wales as a simple, single-storey dwelling close to the coast, where there are […]

Vo Trong Nghia Architects builds Castaway Island Resort from bamboo

Thatched bamboo roofs shelter a beach hut resort built by Vo Trong Nghia Architects on a small island off the Cat Ba Archipelago on Vietnam‘s northern coast. Castaway Island Resort can house around 150 tourists, and sits on a 3000-square-metre strip of private beach sandwiched between a green mountain range and Lan Ha Bay. A […]

6a Architects creates bright living spaces in revamp of century-old Coastal House

London studio 6a Architects has renovated a seaside house in Devon, England, transforming its old dark rooms into bright, tactile living spaces. Coastal House was shortlisted for the RIBA House of the Year award in 2018, after 6a Architects completely transformed its interior. The project saw the studio completely strip the building bare and entirely redesign its floor plan. The […]

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