1970s A-frame cabin transformed into light-filled modern getaway

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This light-filled tiny house is made almost entirely of reclaimed wood

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Edgy black slats conceal a surprisingly light-filled interior in this Brisbane home

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Modular shed-like addition turns a 1930s bungalow into an open, light-filled home

A 1930s Californian Bungalow in Sydney received a modern shed-like addition that maximizes the potential of the original structure. Architect Prineas designed the addition as a modular structure that’s easy to build and replicate for optimal flexibility.

The Allen Key House comprises an original 1930s bungalow and an modern, modular addition conceived as a shed-like structure. The latter emphasizes the kitchen and entertaining areas and acts as the true heart of the home.

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Light-filled Danish home with flexible interiors welcomes the forest indoors

Who needs wallpaper when you’ve got exquisitely framed forest views in almost every room? C.F. Møller Architects designed Villa Rypen, a 158-square-meter dwelling that blurs the lines between indoor and outdoor living. Built on the edge of a forest in Aarhus, Denmark, this light-filled home offers a lovely contemporary living environment with large glazed openings that offer front-row seats to nature’s changing seasons.

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Light-filled cancer center harnesses the healing power of nature

The healing powers of nature have been put to good use in the recently completed Maggie’s Oldham. London-based architecture studio dRMM completed this cross-laminated timber building, one of the United Kingdom’s many Maggie’s Centers that provide free practical, emotional, and social support for people with cancer. Nature surrounds the light-filled building both inside and out, from the garden that the center floats above to the tree that grows through the building.

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Light-filled Compass House prioritizes low maintenance and energy savings

Toronto-based superkül architects designed a vacation home for a family of six transitioning back to Canada after living abroad. Set on the grassy plains of Mulmur, Ontario, the 4,300-square-foot dwelling is a striking all-white building that prioritizes low maintenance, natural light, and energy savings. The energy-efficient home was built in two phases, the first of which was certified LEED Gold.

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Beautiful prefab box is a modern light-filled extension to a historic barn

Constructed from cross-laminated timber, the modern extension is punctuated by large windows that let in natural light and frame views of the garden. A bay window on the existing barn was removed and replaced with a short, all-glazed link that connects the historic building with the modern extension and minimizes visual disruption. “We approached the scheme with the aim to set the works into the surrounding nature, provide natural light, harness the fantastic views and provide a social heart to… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building