Perched on a woodland bluff overlooking Lake Michigan, this home by Desai Chia Architecture is an assemblage of three offset structures that play off each other.
Winners in the 2017 Architizer A+ Awards will be announced in New York on April 11, but here’s our pick of amazing projects from the housing finalists.
They include two projects from Mexico, one of which is a house in the bush with a green roof that camouflages the building.
The second Mexico house is the polar opposite. The all-white concrete house, which is a tribute to renowned Mexican architect Barragan, has a strong sculptural presence. This house also features a long wall with a cut-out that frames a slice of the view.
This house, in Avandaro, Valle de Bravo, Mexico, was designed by Broissin Architects to fit around the existing trees on the site.
Another house that caught our eye is Knaphullet in Norway. This small annex to a family holiday home is built into the cliff and accessed by foot. It’s simple, transparent and has a light footprint – everything you could want in a holiday retreat.
Knapphullet, by Lund Hagem, is a small annex to a family holiday home situated in Sandefjord, a coastal town south of Oslo.