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The AirShip 002 Is a Sub-Inspired Cabin in the Scottish Highlands

If you’re looking for a unique getaway experience in the Scottish Highlands, consider the AirShip 002, a submarine-inspired, insulated aluminum pod designed by Roderick James Architects. The compact cabin is located in a secluded 4-acre site in Drimnin near the Isle of Mull, with views of the surrounding hills and sea.

The AirShip 002 features a galley, double-bed, kitchen, balcony and sitting area, all fitted with essential amenities, electricity and spring water. Both ends of the ship boast domed glass windows, while a wood-lined interior and indoor fireplace ensure a cozy stay.

You can book the AirShip 002 on Airbnb now for about $200 USD a night. For more stunning getaways, the Sacromonte Landscape Hotel is a modern vineyard resort in Uruguay.


Q-Yachts Designed a Completely Silent Electric Yacht

Europe’s Q-Yachts pursues avant-garde boat design, with a contemporary design bent. The company’s latest creation is the Q30, a revolutionary yacht that utilizes a completely silent propulsion system and zero-emission electric motor. Its clean white design ensures that the Q30 is as easy on the eyes as it is the ears, with sleek lines, a hydro-dynamically-optimized hull (for producing minimal wake) and surprisingly spacious below-deck cabin. Touch screens grant the helmsman complete control over the boat and access to a digital map, while the beach deck towards the rear offers a variety of functions and storage space. Though the cabin is minimal, the clever use of space makes for an impressively-expansive lounge area, complete with mirror, air conditioning and sink.

Lean more about the Q30 on Q-Yachts’s website and check it out in action below.

For more nautically-inclined designs, take a look at Ireland’s submarine-inspired AirShip 002 Cabin.

MIA Design Studio's Louvers House

For MIA Design Studio, one of the key requirements was to connect the different zones of the large Louvers House in order to reflect the needs of a modern Vietnamese family. At one end of the house is the bedrooms and living area, while the other end features a spa and gym. To link the different zones, the architecture firm built the space around a shared courtyard that also brings light and air into the middle of the house.

Other key features of the house include its first floor living area, which was moved up from the ground floor in order to give the best views across the park lying in front of the house. The Louvers House’s location is also an influence on the design of the large canopy, which is needed to keep the house cool from the tropical Vietnamese sun.

In other architecture news, take a look at this take on the traditional Finnish log home.

This Russian House Blends Into Its Woodland Location

Located on the edge of a forest 60km from Saint Petersburg, this house from architecture firm AB CHVOYA was created to blend into its environment. As well as the woodland location, the space is shaped by the plot’s slope and other realities of the area’s geography.

Designed for two artists, the building features both a studio space and a residential area consisting of a kitching-living-dining space, three bedrooms and a yoga area. The two zones of the house are linked together with a transit porch. The exterior of the house is clad in carbonized wood, that hides the structure in the forest.

Take a look around the house in Roschino above. For more houses, check out the peaceful L20 building in Mallorca, Spain.

Pe+Br+Re Stacks Wulf House Overlooking Lake In Chile

Looking over the town of quilanto in chile is the ‘wulf house’, a three-storey family home designed in response to its environment. Taking advantage of the uninterrupted views of lake llanquihue, a natural balcony was created and the three floors distributed in a way to make the most of the terrain. On the exterior, each face of wulf house visualizes differently due to thedifferent construction systems chosen and combined in according to their role and location on the land. The construction grows from a semi-buried re-inforced concrete base and serves as the support to the rest of the house that is then built and resting on a metallic structural skeleton. This is complemented by wooden beams to give the dwelling a delicate and contemporary character.