This week's picks:
+ Odos Architects' Invisible House in Rathfarnham, Ireland at Trendir, "We wanted to give the clients some privacy, despite the fact that the entrance would be pushed right out onto the footpath. But what we love about this house is the fact that, once the door opens, visitors are genuinely shocked to find a house on three levels".
+ Natalie Dionne's U-House at Contemporist, "Originally, the couple bought a small industrial building and a rare vacant lot adjacent to it. The U plan was achieved by adding two additions to the original building, one at each end of the vacant lot."
+ Sander Architects' Tree house at Arch Daily, "because of the potential for flooding, the buildable area is quite small. This induced us to design a vertical house, with raised Living Room and Master Suite. These spaces give one the feeling of being in the trees."
+ Kohler LivingHome Announced as Idea House for TED 2009 at Jetson Green, based on the KieranTimberlake LivingHome, "The home will feature the latest thinking in green design".
+ Michael Fitzhugh Architect's Cottage in a Day at Materialicious, "a modern, modular pre-fabricated structure based on a 14 foot square module. The cottages are built using structural insulated panels for floor, walls and roof, creating an extremely energy efficient building envelope."
+ Top Ten Reader Photos at Architectural Record, "a top-ten list of our favorite contributions to the galleries, which feature everything from residential and green projects to architects' drawings and architectural photography." Via Materialicious.
+ Yukihide Mizuno's Glass Pyramid house at designboom where "the entire roof is covered in glass. The walls of the home of poured concrete, but the second floor and the atrium are flooded with light from the completely open roof."