I share this here for the simple reason that I like it! I’ll leave it to TreeHugger to expand on its actual merits. Built on Stilts: Tom Kundig’s Sol Duc Cabin : TreeHugger.
Let me own up. I’m a Grand Designs nut. And every so often on the programme, someone builds a house of straw (bales). They generally go with a composting toilet and a banner suggesting we all go back to a pre-industrial age. That’s why this remarkably mainstream-looking structure caught my attention. It belongs in a 21st century vernacular, not a medieval one. High-tech Modular Demountable Café Built Of Straw Bale is a “Learning Aid in Low Impact Environmental Design.” : TreeHugger.
The Fox Is Black » An iceberg shaped home in the middle of Tokyo, by Sanpei Junichi.
I have a soft spot for things Japanese. In particular, I find modern Japanese architecture exciting. How about this, for a triangular site?: The full story is at Design Milk.