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House Riihi by Oopeaa is in Alajärvi, a small village in eastern Ostrobothnia in Finland. The arrangement of the house, the atelier and the garage recall a traditional Finnish farm, in which wooden cottages were arranged to form a protected inner courtyard. The low energy, L-shaped house has a wooden frame, with large pitched roofs clad in aluminum. Images: Oopeaa

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Casa Bromelia by Urban Recycle Architecture in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil was completed in 2012. The building has a steel structure and utilises accessible, lightweight materials such as glass, laminated wood, concrete and gravel. It is designed to exploit natural ventilation and light. Images: Marcio Correia Campos/ Urban Media

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This extension by Austrian studio Franz Architekten is in Wienerwald, in the suburbs of Vienna. Built to make room for extra family members the annexe is clad in diagonal strips of grey larch, to contrast with the white rendered facade of the existing house. Images: Kurt Kuball

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Sturges House (1939) by Frank Lloyd Wright is in Brentwood, California. The one-story residence, which features a panoramic deck, is built from concrete, steel, brick and redwood. It is built in the modern style Wright called Usonian design, which typically refers to small, single-story dwellings on unusual and inexpensive sites. Images: Esotericsurvey

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The Casa Pite holiday house by Smiljan Radic is in Papudo, Chile. The linear concrete house is set on a steep cliff next to the ocean. It features a lap pool looking out to sea and a guest house just further down the cliff. Smiljan Radic is the designer for this summer’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in London. Images: Jean-Luc Laloux

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