This is one of the structures designed & built by residents at Taliesin West.
Live/ Work Shelter in the Arizona Desert. New steel and polycarbonate structure is superimposed upon the ‘artifact’ of concrete and stone, creating a dialouge between historic and contemporary forms. A grassy lawn cantilevers over a dry wash, further intensifying the contrast between the Natural and transient human intervention.” – Victor Sidy
See more of this Desert Shelter (1999) on Victor Sidy’s website.
Without permanent power, the 450 s.f. structure is effectively heated by a wood stove. The cistern is currently filled by a water truck, with plans for a well to be dug in the future.” – Miller Hull
Source: Miller Hull – Marquand Retreat
We realize this is not a house; but wouldn’t this 215 square foot concrete shell make a cool solar tiny house? See more at LJB.no and ArchDaily.
The main structure has the shape of a tilted cube and this creates a covered entrance for the services and at the same time offers a perfect south exposition for the solar cells integrated in the main window. The toilet is 100 % energy self-sufficient.” – ArchDaily
via Flotane / L J B | ArchDaily
Steve Areen, a world traveler who has been visiting remote locations around the world, decided to put down a few roots in northeast Thailand. These roots grew into one of the most beautiful dome homes you may ever see. This work of art (that only cost $9,000 to build) sits in the middle of a mango farm that belongs to Steve’s friend Hajjar Gibran.” – Kent
See more of Steve Areen’s dome home in Thailand. Photos by Steve Areen.
Unlike most cabins, this one is constructed almost entirely from concrete as opposed to wood. Located in the Swiss Alps near the city Chur, the cabin boasts an usual exterior façade that has been sculpted in such a way so as to mimic the appearance of wood from a distance.The compact retreat has been designed by Georg Nikisch and Selina Walder, is a stark contrast to the more tradition Swiss cabins, which are typically much larger and mainly constructed from wood.” – Niall
See and read more at Humble Homes…
While this project is an addition to a much larger home, it seemed like a good one to share since it could stand-alone as a separate small underground home. Building underground always seemed like a great idea to me, even though it presents many unique challenges.
Underground Concrete Addition
As someone with a background in ceramics it always makes me happy to find another potter building a tiny house. Most people don’t know this but potters tend to be Jack & Jill’s of all trades because of the diverse set of skills needed to be a ceramic artist. This is totally evident in this concrete block dome house build by Alfred University graduate Peter Roberts.
A Potter’s House