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2 Stunning Houses in Natural Landscape

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Talented architects create their masterpieces, skillfully using the resources available to them. Zealous designers and developers try to minimize the costs of building houses, using the most of what is given by nature, with no need to buy. And the most creative and inquisitive architects make architecture a part of nature and the natural landscape.

2 Stunning Houses Hidden in Natural Landscape

Summer House in Norway by Jarmund / Vigsnæs AS Architects

Summer House in Norway by Jarmund / Vigsnæs AS Architects

Today we present two remarkable houses that not only perfectly fit into the landscape, but are hidden in it. It is probably a real professional architecture, when artificial creations complement natural ones without replacing them.

Summer House in Norway

While looking at this house for a summer vacation on the coast of Vestfold in southern Norway, the first thing that comes to mind is that you rarely can see an architectural complex so well blended into the landscape.

Here nature literally served as the foundation, and talented designers from Jarmund / Vigsnæs AS Architects skillfully used this opportunity. Both external and internal design meets the environment made in northern style – lots of wood, lots of stone, lots of glass. And there is a pool, which creates the impression that it smoothly goes straight into the sea.

Mirage House in Greece

An extravagant Villa Mirage House will soon appear on the southwest coast of the Greek island of Tinos, in which the architects from Athenian Köis Associated Architects realize the dream of their customers to create an “invisible oasis”, where they can enjoy panoramic views of the Aegean Sea without disturbing the peace of private life.

Mirage House in Greece by Athenian Köis Associated Architects

Mirage House in Greece by Athenian Köis Associated Architects

A part of the villa will be built into a steep rocky slope and covered with a huge swimming pool on top of almost 2200 square feet, which acts not only as a roof, but also as a huge mirror, masking the building from prying eyes.

The pool water surface naturally merges with the sea view, and at nightfall will effectively reflect the star-filled night sky.

As the architects explain, the visual effect of specular reflection of the pool combined with the concept of invisibility reminded of a mirage, so the architects decided to give the project such name.

Furthermore, the pool roof provides good insulation and protection against solar radiation. Massive stone walls, designed in the spirit of the architectural traditions of the island, come out beyond the cliff, forming a large terrace with a truly spectacular view. This single storey villa will include three bedrooms and a separate kitchen, and a living room was decided to be located outdoors.

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