Faulkner Architects have designed a family home located in California at the base of a dormant Volcano. Take a look at this unique project over at Wallpaper.
"Faulkner architects has designed a family retreat for a hard-working AIDS researcher based in New York City. The home, which is immersed in the natural landscape of Truckee in California, intends to bring restorative calm upon its inhabitants, prioritising closeness with nature and leaving raw materials exposed."
West-Line Studios have recently completed a highly sensitive project in the Southeastern part of the Guizhou Province in China. Take a look at this unique project over at ArchDaily.
"The Shui are one of the ethnic minority groups in China, most of whom live in Guizhou - where West-Line Studio works exclusively - which is why the office pays special attention to researching minority cultures and traditions in order to bring some of their particular elements into the design."
"Haltia has been designed to blend with its location. it is surrounded by the symbols of Finnish nature: granite bedrock, a lake, and dense forest. Haltia’s north face is sheltered inside the rock, while the southern face opens itself towards the lake scenery."
This is a truly special building. Plenty more photos available on ArchDaily.