Home deconstructed: 2 wee units, outdoor living, 360-views

September 12, 2021 john 20 35038 15:47

On a California mountaintop with no access to power, David Latimer created a deconstructed home from two tiny houses on wheels enclosing an outdoor bed, kitchen, and living room. In the balmy SoCal environment, this blurring of the lines between indoors and outdoors means capturing more space without pulling permits nor adding expense and it…

Olive Tree prefab home follows sun & Athos views from a hill

July 9, 2019 john 22 37021 20:10

On a hill in an olive grove overlooking the sea and the monasteries of Mount Athos, Eva Sopeoglou designed a low-maintenance weekend home that reflects a season’s and a day’s evolving sunlight. The project is highly experimental and employs cutting-edge digital CAD/CAM technology in an innovative way. All building components were pre-fabricated, nevertheless, the design…

Pythagorean home amidst olive grove offers views & protection

April 8, 2019 john 21 2940 22:02

Asked by an Athens couple to design a home embedded in their olive grove, architect Tilemachos Andrianopoulos used geometry to respect the trees, provide protection from wind and sun, and open up the residence to the mountain views. In Alice in Wonderland fashion, the home begins small at a tip of a triangle where the…