Alexis Dornier designs prefab homes on stilts that could be moved from place to place

Bali-based architect Alexis Dornier has developed a concept for prefabricated homes that could easily be taken apart and reassembled in a new location. Stilt Studios are small homes on stilts, which could be erected in a variety of different places without causing any damage to the landscape. The design follows the principles of the circular […]

House in New Zealand sits on a concrete plinth surrounded by trees

Herbst Architects has raised a house in Piha, New Zealand, on a concrete plinth and steel stilts to give views through the dense woodland to the beach. Called Kawakawa House, Auckland-based practice Herbst Architects designed the building to be open to its dramatic natural site, which includes a canopy of pōhutukawa trees. “Being overhung by […]

Zigzag thatched bamboo roofs shade classrooms of school in Indonesia

RAW Architecture has designed a zigzag roof of thatched bamboo for a school in Indonesia, which is raised up on stilts to deal with its swampy site in Tangerang city. The Jakarta-based practice built the 300-student Alfa Omega School, which is longlisted for a Dezeen Award, on this challenging location in just six months. A […]

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 […]

Revery Architecture designs snaking glass campus on Hong Kong hillside

University of Chicago Centre Hong Kong by Revery Architecture is a glazed curvilinear building perched on slim concrete stilts on a steep, wooded hillside. Standing above Mount Davis and facing dramatic views out to the sea, the campus has been conceived of as a “treehouse of knowledge” by Revery Architecture – formerly Bing Thom Architects. University of […]

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 […]

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