Dezeen's prime 5 homes of February 2023

A mirrored villa in Belgium, a demountable home within the UK and a “actually atypical” dwelling in Vietnam function in Dezeen’s prime 5 homes of the month for February.

A pair of rammed-earth villas in Costa Rica and a fortress-like dwelling in Portugal spherical off the record of Dezeen readers’ favorite homes printed previously month.

That is the newest roundup in our Homes of the month collection, which collects 5 of the most well-liked residences featured on Dezeen each month from all around the globe.

Listed here are Dezeen’s prime 5 properties of February 2023:

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Achioté, Costa Rica, by Formafatal 

This pair of villas is situated inside the Costa Rican jungle, 300 metres above the Pacific Ocean.

Rammed-earth partitions and a metal body help a concrete roof, with wall-to-ceiling glazing giving expansive views of the encircling panorama.

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Two-storey house in a forest with mirror-clad upper level
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Beli Home, Belgium, by Studio Okami Architecten

Knowledgeable by an experimental Sixties villa that beforehand occupied the location on the outskirts on Antwerp, this concrete home was clad in mirrored panels to cover it inside the surrounding woodland.

“The mirrored field disappears because of the reflection of the forest, permitting the villa to take care of its slick horizontal bungalow-like look,” stated Okami Architecten founding associate Hans Vanassche.

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Exterior of Nest House by Studio Bark
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Nest Home, UK, by Studio Bark

This wood bungalow was designed by Studio Bark utilizing its modular U-Construct system and constructed on a farmstead in Herefordshire, UK, by college students enrolled on the observe’s No Constructing As Regular (NBAU) programme.

Constructed for a retired couple, the single-storey home was constructed with a timber body and reusable foundations so it may be demounted on the finish of its life.

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Exterior of Forte House by Pema Studio in Santo Tirso
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Forte Home, Portugal, by Pema Studio

Set behind the retained facade of a former home on the location, the type of this blocky, white-rendered dwelling in Santo Tirso, Portugal, was knowledgeable by the concept of making a protected fortress.

“The home is designed in a fancy stability between the creation of a dense and closed fortress and the reinterpretation of the standard patio home, on the lookout for a protected oasis in its intimate relationship with the sky,” stated Pema Studio.

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Exterior of a steel mono-pitched house in Vietnam by MIA Design Studio
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Thuan Home, Vietnam, by MIA Design Studio

Native structure observe MIA Design Studio designed this home for a household of 4 in Phan Thiet, Vietnam, to be a stripped-back and “actually atypical” dwelling.

Constructed from modular parts to permit for future growth or adaption, the house has an uncovered metal body that provides it an industrial character.

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