This week's picks:
+ Blue Sky Homes' Yucca Valley prefab at Jetson Green, "a next generation prefab company -- they've developed a system to construct homes faster, stronger, greener, cheaper, and easier than standard industry practice."
+ AIA SF Design Awards 2009 at Dwell Blog, "the American Institute of Architect's San Francisco chapter celebrated the best of the best with their 2009 Design Awards ceremony."
+ Reiulf Ramstad Architects' Summerhouse Inside Out Hvaler at Arch Daily, "The design of the house allows a close interaction with the surrounding nature and the beautiful scenery. It provides a feeling of being outdoors when inside."
+ Niko's 2-story, wood frame Shiraishi House at What We Do Is Secret.
+ Niko's 3-story, reinforced concrete Tazaki House at What We Do Is Secret.
+ Bak Gordon's House at Sobral da Lagoa, "The house has two faces: one facing the access and another facing the fields. In both cases, it's the character of the coloured window openings that animates their composition."
+ Architect Michael A. Rantilla of the Freelon Group's design for his private residence in Raleigh, North Carolina at Frame, "Three volumes are placed at a right angle on each other. The upper volume is almost transparent, which gives a feeling of being inside a tree house." Via noticias arquitectura.