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Cottages in Brekkuskógur, Iceland by Arkibúllan Architects

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Article source: Arkibúllan Architects

Brekkuskógur Cottages are designed by Arkibullan Architects, for the BHM Icelandic Academic Association. The entrance is under a porch towards the north, whereas towards the south lies the veranda with a hot tub and outside dining area. Kitchen, dining area and living room merge together to provide the houseguests with simutaneous views of the scenic landscape in all directions. A corridor covered in bookshelves from floor to ceiling leads to the bedrooms and the bathroom.

Image Courtesy © Auja

  • Architects: Arkibúllan Architects 
  • Project: Cottages in Brekkuskógur
  • Location: Brekkuskógur, Iceland
  • Photography: Auja 
  • Client: BHM, Icelandic Academic Association. 
  • Completion Date: 2012
  • Software used: Vectorworks

Loug Derg in Nenagh, Ireland by Box Architecture

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Article source: Gary Mongey

The existing circa. 1940’s cottage situated on an exposed site in Co. Tipperary was in dilapidated condition and was used primarily only at weekends by the client. The intention was to refurbish and extend this cottage to become a functional living environment so the client could greatly increase the quantity and quality of time spent here. The proposal involved the demolition of the existing rear extension and the addition of three new elements, a living block, glazed link and shed.

New modern vernacular arrangements of new and existing buildings.

  • Architects: Box Architecture
  • Project: Loug Derg 
  • Location: Nenagh, County Tipperary, Ireland
  • Program: Refurbishment and extension of cottage
  • Area: Site area: 0.75 ha • Built-up area: 130 m2 (more…)

Koby Cottage in Albion, Michigan by Garrison Architects

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

Article source: Garrison Architects

Koby Cottage was designed for a boarding school for troubled teens to allow families to visit with their child in a private domestic setting surrounded by nature. The 1,100 sf cottage consists of two modules raised and separated for light, space and privacy. The space between the modules is enclosed with glass. The cottage plan has an ‘X’ form. The dining table is situated at the structure’s crossing, creating a place for rejoining and discussion.


  • Architects: Garrison Architects
  • Project: Koby Cottage
  • Location: Albion, Michigan
  • Software used: Autodesk Autocad
  • Software used: physical models to initiate the design process then modeled and refined it in Rhino.  Autocad for construction docs.


Modern Cabin GJ-9 in Bjergøy, Norway by Gudmundur Jonsson Arkitektkontor (designed using ArchiCAD and Atlantis)

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

Article source: Gudmundur Jonsson Arkitektkontor

The Cabin is designed for adaption to multiple settings not taking any particular site into consideration, being a product for mass-production distribution.

The general idea is to establish a Cabin-concept that favours a nice landscape setting with the need of appreciating a wonderful view. Two volumes containing bedrooms and service-area are composed in order to obtain the living and dining room space as glazed pavilion in-between giving contact to the nature in all directions.

Modern Cabin GJ-9


  • Architects: Gudmundur Jonsson Arkitektkontor
  • Project: Modern Cabin GJ-9
  • Location: Bjergøy, Norway
  • Software used: Archicad for drawing  and Artlantis Studio for rendering


Rutherford House in Oruatua, New Zealand by Dorrington Architects & Associates

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

Article source: Dorrington Architects & Associates

Boxes form the basis of this intriguing modern holiday house…. bold forms and stark lines create an overall effect, which is solid without being monumental. Glass curtain walls create opportunities to bring the outdoors in and to incorporate internal building elements into the geometry of the structure.
(Judges comment, NZIA awards).


North exterior by night (Images Courtesy Emma-Jane Hetherington)

  • Architect: Dorrington Architects & Associates
  • Name of Project: Rutherford House
  • Location: Taupo Tauranga, Oruatua, New Zealand
  • Completed: 2009
  • Area: 277m2
  • Photography: Emma-Jane Hetherington
  • Awards: NZIA Local Award for Residential Architecture 2009; NZIA National Award finalist for Residential Architecture 2010; Published in 21st Century Houses – 150 of the World’s Best


Cliff House in Ontario, Canada by Altius Architecture (designed using ArchiCAD)

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

Article source: Altius Architecture Inc.

Set on the Cliff-side of a much-cherished lake, this cottage seeks to enhance the extraordinary surrounding scenery through the thoughtful integration of building elements with the natural assets of the site and terrain. This dwelling emerges form the rock formation of the cliff using the same local granite to form its base. A central core acts as an anchor that circulates movement, light and air into the living spaces that pinwheel and cantilever off into the landscape. In spite of its modest scale, the residence easily accommodates the family of four by providing amenity for dinning, cooking, living, reading and sleeping which are each carefully tuned to the unique view, light and breezes of the cliff. To balance the heavy mass derived from the fireplaces; cantilevered volumes, flying roofs and floor to ceiling glass are used to achieve a lightness of form as it works to bring the lake into the living spaces.


Exterior view

  • Architects: Altius Architecture Inc.
  • Project: Cliff House
  • Location: Muskoka Lakes, Ontario, Canada
  • Date of Occupancy: August 2009
  • Area: 3,200 sf
  • Lead Design Architect: Trevor McIvor, Tony Round
  • Architecture: Trevor McIvor, Tony Round: Altius Architecture Inc.
  • Engineer: Christopher Cucco: CUCCO engineering + design
  • Mechanical Consultants: Paul Shrigley: Sunburn Mechanical; Chip Loughead: Gravenhurst Plumbing, Heating & Electric
  • Construction Management: Trevor McIvor, Tony Round: Altius Architecture Inc.
  • Construction Consultants: Doug Orchard: Orchard Contracting
  • Software used: ArchiCAD


Lockyer House in Brisbane, Australia by Shaun Lockyer Architects

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Article source: Shaun Lockyer Architects

The “Lockyer House” is a small, contemporary extension onto a post war house in Bardon, a heavily treed and hilly fringe suburb in Brisbane. The design looks to address two primary architectural issues, the first is about context and language, the second is about finding the “essence” of what is needed from an accommodation/ resource perspective in an effort to create a engaging but practical and economical outcome.

Lockyer House

  • Architects: Shaun Lockyer Architects
  • Project: Lockyer House/ “Light House”
  • Location: Brisbane, QLD Australia
  • Size: Original cottage 95m2, new works 65m2: Total 160m2


Pine Lake Cottage in Perth, Ontario, Canada by Altius (designed using ArchiCAD)

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Article source: Altius

The Pine Lake Cottage emphasizes affordability with an eye for efficiency. Emerging from the tear down of the previous residence, this cottage was built entirely on the preexisting foundation. In addition to being a cost effective solution this strategy also minimized the buildings impact on the surrounding natural environment.

Exterior View in night

  • Architect: Altius
  • Name of Project: Pine Lake Cottage
  • Location: Perth, Ontario, Canada
  • Team: Cathy Garrido, Andy Thomson
  • Completion: Summer 2009
  • Area: 2000 sf Cottage + Garage
  • Software used: ArchiCAD


Bala Park Island in Lake Muskoka , Canada by Altius Architecture (designed using ArchiCAD)

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Article source: Altius Architecture

As with all our cottage work the site had a major influence on the design. The main level of the building nestles up against a distinct granite ridge. The ridge provides a perfect landing for the second level which anchors the building back on to the Canadian shield. The landing for the upper level walks out to a path that follows the ridge to a future bunkie. The design is a simple roof line that tilts upwards revealing the ridge through clerestory windows. The floor levels follow the slope varying the interior ceiling heights. The exposed Douglas Fir roof joists provide a continuous rhythm across the entire ground floor ceiling.


Bala Park Island

  • Architects: Altius Architecture
  • Project: Bala Park Island
  • Location: Lake Muskoka , Ontario, Canada
  • Area: 2,200 sf Seasonal Cottage
  • Completion: 2009
  • Architecture Design: Tony Round, Trevor McIvor
  • Construction Management: Tony Round, Trevor McIvor
  • Software used: ArchiCAD


St. Patricks Cottages in Dublin, Ireland by ODOS Architects

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

Article source: ODOS Architects


Our clients brief simply asked for a new family home with more light and space but they were  adamant that they did not want to move from the area. So, a new dwelling was designed to sit at  the bottom of their unloved and overgrown back garden. It is a small but prominent corner site,  bounded by a mixture of garden walls and back-land garage developments, exposed on its eastern  boundary by large open park and access road.


Night View (Images Courtesy Enda Kavanagh and ODOS Architects)

  • Architect: ODOS Architects
  • Name of Project: St. Patricks Cottages
  • Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Construction: South Lotts Engineering
  • Photography: Enda Kavanagh and ODOS Architects
  • Design: June 2006
  • Project Completion: August 2008
  • Total Floor Area: 162sqm


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