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Cedar, Oak and Walnut Winter Home

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YH2 Architects put together this natural material based winter home, called “La Luge”, located on a private plot of land in Quebec, Canada.

Great floor to ceiling windows, built in bunk beds and a suspended orb fireplace make up some of the beautiful interior elements. Utilizing cedar, oak and walnut woods are carried throughout from the exterior facade to the interior areas including the kitchen cabinetry.

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Casa López by Oficina 3 Estudio de Arquitectura

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Oficina 3 Estudio de Arquitectura and Daniel Carrillo has designed this Casa López / Lujano located in Tijuana, Mexico.

“The owners were very concerned about the environment, specifically about energy and resource efficiency. They wanted to maintain their privacy, but also directed us to provide an open, light-filled design, that responded to the hillside site. The owners also wanted a more controlled garden-type of an area and a more natural landscape on the rear of the lot. Sensible green measures were to be included, although the project budget would not allow “Grand” measures”, the architects says.

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Modern Residence by Jun Igarashi Architects

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Such a cool and interesting home created by Jun Igarashi Architects in 2012. With outdoor installations with stainless steel wires. And open space levels inside. The home is located in the suburb of the city of Sapporo, Japan.

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Strasbourg Hotel Restaurant by Studio Jouin Manku

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Stunning!

Jouin Manku Studio have designed the interior of the restaurant at Strasbourg Hotel located in Strasbourg, capital of the Alsace region in France.

As conceived by Jouin Manku, the interior design for the hotel and brasserie is characterized by its authenticity and modernity, a particular idea of luxury and comfort inspired by the equestrian world, restrained and subtle.

Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku have expressed their vision of this former stud farm and historic site, in a design that is both elegant and simple. They have deliberately chosen to limit the range of materials used; solid wood, natural full hide leather and blackened or brushed metal to transpose the original life of this emblematic Strasbourg building into something resolutely contemporary and simple, whose architectural details attest to the studio’s creativity.

Photos by: Hélène Hilaire

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Panorama House in Chile

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This cubic wooden house is made by Panorama Arquitectos. It’s situated in Matanzas at the top of a cliff. The house is structured within a square volume of 9 by 9 meters. Inside intersects another volume at a higher level, which is rotated 45 degrees in relation to the floor plan, allowing double heights and the arrangement of spaces in the first floor.

To the side, facing north, the terrace is partly enclosed, allowing the users to go outside during days of extreme wind.

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One-to-One by Caroline Slotte

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‘One-to-One’ is a series by Caroline Slotte. It plays with our perception – with the wooden objects on wood.

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Ufogel by Peter Jungmann

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So beautiful! I absolutely love this.
This is “The Ufogel“. No matter where you are in the 45 m2 multi-functional Ufogel, you always have a view to wood and the sky – offering the sense of security and openness at the same time. It’s truly a wooden retreat – made by Peter Jungmann and located in Lienz, Austria.

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Dick Proenneke – Alone in the Wilderness

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“Alone in the Wilderness” is the story of Dick Proenneke living in the Alaska wilderness. Dick filmed his adventures, so he could show his relatives in the lower 48 states what life was like in Alaska, building his cabin, hunting for food and exploring the area.

Bob Swerer has taken the best footage from Dick’s films and he has created 3 videos about Dick, “Alone in the Wilderness”, “Alaska, Silence and Solitude” and “The Frozen North”. You can purchase all of them in DVD or VHS format here.

Watch 2 lovely parts of “Alone in the Wilderness” here. They’ll make you long for simple living!

Or watch excerpts from the full version here.

Big thanks to @Syberg for showing me these.

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Did anyone hear me fall?

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Cohabitable Cabin: Multi-Species Wooden Forest Retreat

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This beautiful cabin stands out in the woods in Austria – with its unique exterior. Maybe this is where the owls of the forest keep their books.

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+GREEN in Tokyo, Japan by Sinato

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+Green organic restaurant near Komazawa Olympic Park was created by the innovative, Tokyo-based firm Sinato. Residing on the street level, this modern restaurant encompasses three levels of winding, curvaceous, light-injected design and is rooted in simple materials of brick, concrete and wood.

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De Burgemeester in Hoofddorp by Studioninedots

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This extraordinary wooden staircase is found in this office lobby in the Dutch town of Hoofddorp. It’s created by Amsterdam architects Studioninedots.

They were challenged with renovating an entire 1970s office building. The architects began by removing an existing staircase and enlarging the space around it to create a void that visually connects a communal area on the ground floor with the levels above.

The staircase acts as the focal point of this large atrium and was made by cladding a steel structure in plywood sheets to create a series of bridges and access points to the various floors.

“The staircase as a tool for communication, lends the building a collective identity,” the architects says. “As a vertical lobby that offers views of all floors, it tells occupants that they are part of a larger world.”

Love it!

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Picnic by Michael Beitz for Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

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This picnic table is called Picnic. It’s designed by artist Michael Beitz - who often created playful, yet still useful, sculptures. You can currently find the wooden sculpture on the roof of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art in Wisconsin as part of the 2013 Triennial.

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Casa Carassale by BAK Arquitectos

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Gorgeous modern concrete single family residence designed by BAK Arquitectos in 2012 situated in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Mount Fuji Architects Studio: XXXX in Yaizu, Shizuoka, Japan

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Such an interesting wooden structure – four X’s!
The building is used a an atelier and is called XXXX. It’s located in Yaizy, Shizuoka in Japan – and is created by the architects from Mount Fuji Architects Studio.

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