Set in a clearing roughly 20 minutes from Australia's Sunshine Coast, the Tent House is a versatile dwelling that transitions from winter to summer with ease. It has three bedrooms set on either side of a central open space, home to the living, dining, and kitchen areas. Thanks to sliding walls and roof panels, the interior can be completely closed off and insulated in colder weather, then open up when the temperature calls for it. When open, the white of the tent canopy lightens up the dark structural "box" and concrete floors, while the lack of walls lets inhabitants enjoy views of the surrounding forest and garden.
Photos: Christopher Frederick Jones / Sparks Architects