Perched on the cliff edge in Plaka, the main town on the island of Milos, this old Greek stone house has been carefully restored to provide a London-based family with an authentically traditional yet practical summer retreat.
Khanh House is a Vietnamese family home located in the ancient city of Hoi An, central Quang Nam Province in Vietnam. The city used to be a busy trading port at the 17th century in the central of Vietnam.
On the vast Lac Ouareau, located near the town of Saint-Donat, sits a charming traditional house surrounded by birch trees. The owners, a dynamic stepfamily, commissioned ACDF to design for their many children a larger area to play and relax.
The Vietnam traditional house is stretched from front to back creating continuous functional spaces. These spaces’ boundaries are estimated by light with different intensity and darkness. The layout utilizes the wind direction of the local area in different seasons.
Rilak family residence in Alibunar, Serbia, was designed as a vacation house, fully equipped for longer stay for a family of four. The geometry of the house is inspired by the traditional house in Vojvodina, placed longitudinally along the street front, thereby achieving “openness” of the house to the backyard.
This project for a summer retreat is an addition to, and rehabilitation of an old “Nordlandshus” (traditional northern Norwegian house) on a remote site in the coastal island area of Lofoten.