Loft Branco / Play Arquitetura


…a beautiful small loft a day…

This building combines two essential esthetiques for me. A loft and a small lot. I like the simple elegance of it. The interior is not quite my taste, but the layout is again simple but elegant.

Definitely in the collection for house options 3-5 years from now.

© Gabriel Castro Architects: Play Arquitetura Location: Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil Area: 77.0 m2 Project Year: 2018 Photographs: Gabriel Castro Read more »

Source: Loft Branco / Play Arquitetura

Outdoor Care Retreat / Snøhetta


…a beautiful ‘building in nature’ a day keeps the doctor away…

Is now taking literally with this Outdoor Care Retreat in Norway. What a beautiful way to add something to the way you can take care of your patients…

© Ivar Kvaal Architects: Snøhetta Location: Sognsvannsveien 20, 0372 Oslo, Norway Area: 35.0 m2 Project Year: 2018 Photographs: Ivar Kvaal © Ivar Kvaal Text description provided by the architects. Leaning towards the lush forest and the trickling Sognsvann creek, the Outdoor Care Retreat is located only a hundred meters from the entrance of Norway’s largest hospital, Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet.

Source: Outdoor Care Retreat / Snøhetta

Box House / Flavio Castro


…a beautiful box house a day keeps the doctor away…

© Pedro Kok Architects: FCstudio Location: São Paulo, Brazil Author: Flávio Castro Team: Flávio Castro, Flávia Marques Area: 240.0 m2 Project Year: 2017 Photographs: Pedro Kok Collaborators: Rossin + Tramontina, Useaço, Estudio Bola © Pedro Kok Text description provided by the architects.

Source: Box House / Flavio Castro

Carmen House / Carles Faus Arquitectura


…a beautiful building a day…keeps the doctor away… 😉

oh my god, Jan des Bouvrie has died and gone to Spain…it’s an all white sugar candy box and you can live in it. If you would prefer to…



© Mariela Apollonio Architects: Carles Faus Arquitectura Location: Algemesí, Spain Architect In Charge: Carles Faus Borràs Area: 189.65 m2 Project Year: 2018 Photographs: Mariela Apollonio Collaborating Architects: Anaís Penáguila, María Aloy © Mariela Apollonio Text description provided by the architects.

Source: Carmen House / Carles Faus Arquitectura

Woodland Cottage Epse / Eek en Dekkers


…a beautiful little remodeled cottage in the woods a day…

And again a Dutch building. That has been a while since I saw a Dutch entry on the ArchDaily pages. (I haven’t been looking lately, I guess)

Look at the project itself and how the architect remodeled the original building which was in really bad shape. It is an excellent metaphor for the practice of ‘framing’.


© Thomas Mayer Architects: Eek en Dekkers Location: Epse, The Netherlands Lead Architect: Iggie Dekkers Project Year: 2018 Photographs: Thomas Mayer Contractor: Hanzebouw BV Constructor: JV2 bouwadvies BV © Thomas Mayer Text description provided by the architects.

Source: Woodland Cottage Epse / Eek en Dekkers

CTN House / Brengues Le Pavec architectes

…in the series…

…a beautiful citation to a modern classic…”less is more”

© Marie-Caroline Lucat Architects: Brengues Le Pavec architectes Location: Montpellier, France Lead Architects: Julien Brengues, Lionel Le Pavec Area: 205.0 m2 Project Year: 2018 Photographs: Marie-Caroline Lucat Collaborators: BET BASE, BET DEC © Marie-Caroline Lucat Text description provided by the architects.

Source: CTN House / Brengues Le Pavec architectes

Cabin 192 / JiA


..a beautiful cabin a day….

© Alfredo Martiz Architects: JiA Location: Altos del Maria, Panama Architect In Charge: Jose Isturain Area: 36.0 m2 Project Year: 2018 Photographer: Alfredo Martiz , Nadine Sam, Collaborators: Hector Ayarza, Benito De Gracia Technical Consultant: Jose T. Isturain © Alfredo Martiz Text description provided by the architects.

Source: Cabin 192 / JiA

TJ House / Ben Walker Architects

Just a little background of this #series ‘…a beautiful house a day…’

I must have started that series many years ago. 

I start my day usually with reading my many news feeds in #Feedly. The first collection is from Architecture in general and ArchDaily website in particular.

Feedly presents these new articles in a magazine like format and basically I find the first appealing picture in that overview as a candidate to be published.

There is no premeditated setup in this selection. I never really know why I choose what I choose. It must be something to live in ( more as an office building for instance) , not to big, not to small. Mostly I find I am drawn more to modern style. I like wide open spaces, with a lot of light/glass.

Maybe I can do a short research on all the pictures I have blogged so far in this series and see if Google Image selector can make something of this… 😉

As ever, enjoy!

© Lightstudies Architects: Ben Walker Architects Location: Braddon, ACT, Australia Joinery: Matrix Joinery Area: 163.0 m2 Project Year: 2016 Photographs: Lightstudies © Lightstudies Text description provided by the architects. The project comprised the fitout of a residential apartment in a new building in Braddon , ACT Australia.

Source: TJ House / Ben Walker Architects