— Galal Mahmoud renovated a private villa in Greece preserving the traditional architecture and adding an outdoor relax area that faces the Cyclades and adds a suspended-like effect.
— Portuguese architect Paulo Martins renovated a vacation house in Aveiro, using clear colours and a minimalist language in order to maximize the bounds.
— Chilean architect Cristián Izquierdo realised a wooden vacation house whose rooms are private spaces connected to the outside by a row of portals framing the horizon.
— Los Angeles-based architect Barbara Bestor designed a vacation house for Mike D, frontman of the Beastie Boys, renovating some ramshackle structures found in Malibu, California.
— The house designed by Joao Diniz near Belo Horizonte, is part of a larger family-community masterplan and updates the image of traditional Brazilian rural houses.
— The vacation house in Noosa, Australia, by Sparks Architects pairs an operable insulated box for cooler months that allows habitation to a tent-like amenity in warmer months.
— OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen’s house in Cretas, Spain, in fully open, and provides a maximum relationship between the dweller and the Mediterranean nature.
— Located on a steep terrain, the single family house by Studio Erdil İnşaat on the Egean Sea maximizes space with a cantilever that allows for panoramic views, a swimming pool, terraces and gardens.
— An optimal use of local materials and the reuse of existing resources has led the construction of a sustainable retirement house in India, designed by unTAG studio within a dense grove of mangoes.
— Architect Hanna Michelson has completed the Loft house, the first out of four planned getaways on the hillside of Åsberget mountain in the north of Sweden.
— Artelabo designed an introverted house in Gignac, France, which entirely turns towards the landscape, using a banal constructive language and an obvious formal register.
Top: Galal Mahmoud Architects, Villa in Mykonos, Greece, 2017