It can be seen as a positive exception to the rule when a touristically motivated project takes a stance against this pseudo-idyll.
In the planning for a residential building in Dornbirn, Austria, Georg Bechter Architecture has come up with a convincing solution that does not compromise on design.
The buyer needed more living space for his large family, yet the grounds, which include a huge old lime tree at their heart, were not designated for development.
The architects wanted to keep the "spirit" of the house alive on the one hand, and yet replace the historic facade with room-high panorama glazing on the other.
The children's day care centre embedded in the dune foreshore of Råå forms a conspicuously inconspicuous silhouette against the green and sand-coloured setting of the small Swedish fishing village.
The modern single-family home in Bacharach offers clear forms, powerful gestures and materials such as glass, natural stone and concrete, all embedded in a wonderful sloping landscape.
House GEH, which stands in Kodaira, has been created as a single-family dwelling offering quality of life despite spatial constraints.
Why have walls when you can do without? This house, known as the Tent because of its shape, was built using local techniques and is self-supporting.
Fine metal mesh envelopes the facade of the MoyaMoya House like a silvery veil, with the cubic building acting not only as a home and private studio for the owner but also as a meeting place for ...
In the inner courtyard, a new extension nestles gently against the borders of the existing plot and forms a modern exhibition floor.