These seven homes frame picture-perfect glimpses of the natural world.
In Brissago, Switzerland, a study nook in a vacation house by Wespi de Meuron Romeo Architetti overlooks Lago Maggiore.
The kitchen’s view to the lake and Swiss Alps.
O’Connor and Houle Architecture’s woodsy holiday retreat in Blairgowrie, Australia, was designed for the couple’s own family.
The polygonal shape and faceted windows of this island home by Marc Koehler Architects in Terschelling, the Netherlands, derive from sand dunes.
In a 1980’s lingerie factory turned weekend getaway in Potsdam, Germany, windows were roughly punched out of the existing concrete by Brandlhuber + Emde, Burlon Architektengesellschaft.
The weekend getaway, dubbed Antivilla, is the architect’s own home.
An earthy-organic residence by FM.X Docservis Co in Xiamen, China, winner of a 2016 Docservis Best of Year Award.
A sky-lit kitchenette by Tove Fogelström in Sweden’s Norrtälje, an hour’s drive north of Stockholm.
The proportions of windows in this Almere, Netherlands family home were taken from iconic 17th-century paintings by Dutch masters.