The 10 Most-Read Architecture Articles of 2016


The most popular features of the year in architecture, as chosen by our readers.

#10 Moonriver

Moonriver is a mobile home project designed by Hangar Design Group for Pircher Oberland, an Italian leading company in wood prefab. Moonriver is part of the Movit collection of luxury mobile homes, winner of the Compasso d’Oro Award.

© Hangar Design Group/Pircher Oberland

#09 MIMA Light

MIMA is a multidisciplinary office from Portugal, that focuses simultaneously on the formulation of architectural concepts and in their conversion to reality, under the form of simple and accessible products. MIMA Light is the ultimate achievement in modular construction, combining an outstanding lightness with an iconic and minimal image.

© José Campos

#08 EH’s Micro House

ELIZABETH HERRMANN Architecture + Design is an award winning residential architecture firm based in Bristol, Vermont specializing in new, remodeling, and historic renovation projects. Their Micro House is a beautiful, tiny, energy-efficient house on a tight budget, a lovely place to be, with all the variety and interest of a much larger home.

© ELIZABETH HERRMANN Architecture + Design/Jim Westphalen


The ARK SHELTER is a concept of mobile architecture, inspired by a Belgium based team of international architectural entrepreneurs (De Backer, Senkowski and Mikovčák) who put together their heads to rethink the way people live their fast and stressful lives.

© Sam De Backer/ARK SHELTER

#07 AVAVA Britespace

Britespace is AVAVA Systems’ residential brainchild, a high quality and sustainable dwelling solution that comes in three sizes named for the square footages they provide: Model 264, Model 352, and Model 480 (25m², 33m² and 45m²).

© AVAVA Systems/Sasha Moravec

#06 Waternest 100

After years of research EcoFloLife has developed the WaterNest 100 eco-friendly floating house, exclusively designed by the renown Italian architect Giancarlo Zema.

© Giancarlo Zema Design Group


After three years of research and development, Austin­-based housing startup KASITA, revealed its prototype and was awarded the 2016 SXSW Innovation Award in the Smart Cities category.


#04 Tiny Eco-House

The Tiny Eco-House is an adaptable folding mobile house ready to fit into any landscape, designed by Salt & Water, a Serbian design studio specializing in yacht design.

© Salt & Water

#03 The Echo Yurt

The Echo Yurt is the latest addition to Echo Living’s growing building collection. It is inspired by the traditional Mongolian style yurt and was designed for Loch Ken Eco Bothies.

© Echo Living

#02 M2

Polish architect Aleksander Kawiński has designed a smart, mobile, afforfable and ready-to-assemble dwelling system that does not require foundation and is dedicated to young people who want to make a new start.

© M2

#01 Wikkelhouse

Wikkelhouse is a special little house, made out of cardboard.

© Wikkelhouse/Yvonne Witte

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