The Elliptical House at Luz on the Portuguese coast, designed by Mário Martins Atelier – a series of overlapping ovals reflected in the glazed façade of the seaward wall, the curved pool and a cut-out in the cantilevered roof.
Tenkawa Fishing Cabin – cantilevered out of the grey bedrock at the edge of Mount Omine in Japan – a concrete cuboid with a liner layout (master bedroom, guestroom, kitchen, bathroom and living area) split by an internal plywood partition with spectacular views of the river at one end and the mountain at the other.
Perched on stilts on a cliff overlooking the Pacific near Elk, California, the Shoreline Highway House is a mid-century two-bedroomed ‘holiday home’ decorated in redwood and red brick, connected by an extensive deck to a one bed guest ‘cottage’.
Yours for $1.975 million (€1.68m)
Sure you wouldn’t get a shed in Dalkey for that, etc.
Surviving elements of Ottoman era Turkish architecture, variously referred to as “kuş köşkü” (bird pavilions), “güvercinlik” (dovecots) and “serçe saray” (sparrow palaces).
These ornate miniature structures attached to the walls of significant buildings were designed to house birds and keep their droppings from corroding the walls. They were also believed to grant good fortune to those that built them
The artful architecture of France, captured by photographer Sebastien Weiss.
Above: Tour Aillaud in Nanterre; Le Centre National d’Entraînement, Paris; Houx de Créteil in Créteil; Grande Arche in Paris; ZAC du Coteau in Arcueil; Stade Jean-Bouin and La Cité Curial-Cambrai in Paris.