Breeze blocks not only form a striking entrance, but also ensure this flood-prone home can withstand damage from rising waters. See more of this [renovated post-war cottage in Brisbane](http://www.homestolove.com.au/gallery-laura-and-alistairs-contemporary-family-home-1719|target="_blank"). Photo: Maree Homer / *Australian House & Garden*
Australian firm BKK Architects designed the Beached House on the coast of Victoria, Australia. The home is a study in leaving everything behind in the city to arrive in a nature-surrounded vacation home that appears to have evolved over time.