Located next to the Kicking Horse ski area in the Canadian Rockies, the Kicking Horse Residence was designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson as a family skiing weekend getaway.
The Split View Mountain Lodge was designed by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter for a family of four and is a holiday home near the Norwegian village of Geilo. The main volume is split up to form additional appendices that frame individual views of the surrounding mountains.
Johnsen Schmaling Architects designed the humble, stacked cabin in a remote Wisconsin forest. They were working on a tight budget, keeping the structure simple and minimizing the footprint by going vertical and carving into the sloping spot.
The Alpine Cabin, designed by Scott & Scott Architects, is located on the remote north end of Vancouver Island, a prime area for snowboarding, and is above ground to accommodate the accumulation of snow. The exterior looks raw with panels of cedar wood that have weathered over time and match the colors of the surrounding forest.
The square villa is shaped like a cross and offers four different views of its location on a Finnish island. Avanto Architects created a black exterior with large windows to make it invisible from the nearby lake.
This winter holiday in a forest in the Chilean region of Araucanía was designed by MC2 Arquitectos for a small waterfall. One side has a large window while the other walls have smaller windows that focus on specific views and help ventilate the house. The brown painted exterior blends in harmoniously with the surrounding landscape.
Form & Forest designed the ultimate modern cabin that you can actually rent! Surrounded by wilderness, the retreat is on the Blaeberry River near Golden, British Columbia, with vaulted ceilings in the living room that offer incredible views of the forest, mountains, and river.
Oisterwijk Brouwhuis was designed by Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten and its finished structure resembles an elongated barn in the woods of Oisterwijk. The sloping roof makes room for a wall of windows that covers one entire end of the cabin. The exterior is clad in black-stained wood that matches the wooded forest and contrasts with the snow.
The pasture project was set up on a pasture in the shadow of the mountain. Olymp in Holladay, Utah by Imbue Design. With the focus on minimal energy consumption, the living space of the house is in a north / south orientation to support heat gain in winter and protection in summer.
Lacroix Chessex Architectes realized La Maison aux Jeurs, a hut in Les Jeurs, Switzerland, on a rocky hill above the road. The structure is divided into two volumes that are 45 degrees apart and have a connection on the mountain side. Both volumes are designed with different views of the valley below.