Studio Retreat, Chappaqua, NY, USA. This modern freestanding studio was created by replacing a decaying 1960s structure with a space that allowed the client to co-exist with nature. Although the space is small, the windows that wrap the western facade frame the scenery and launch the inhabitant out into a void beyond that is considerably larger. Dark siding and decking, as well as the walnut interiors, were chosen to relate the structure to its natural surroundings.
A diminutive green building will be constructed in Manchester Central and moved to nearby Rusholme as part of the Norths largest sustainable building event, Greenbuild Expo. Named Dwelle, the adaptable mini-home is the brainchild of Ric Frankland, a Manc