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Ingenious Architecture and Armchair Travel

Lake Rotsee Refuge in Lucerne

Fancy an easy-care holiday home that packs away just like your luggage?

You have to take your hat off to the architects behind these buildings that look so neat and tidy and are really quite ingenious in their design. Come and join me for a bit of armchair travel …

Lake Rotsee Refuge in Lucerne

All tucked away and packaged up! Lake Rotsee Refuge in Lucerne

Lake Rotsee Refuge in Lucerne

And then … ta-da!

Architecture Now

A fold-away drawbridge: genius! House in the beach-side town of Whiritoa in New Zealand by Matter [Image: Samuel Hartnett]

Garden shed-turned summer house

Garden shed-turned summer house by Finnish architects Ville Hara from Avanto and Linda Bergroth

Garden shed turned summer house

With solar panels, timber flooring and reclaimed brick steps Linda turned this into a charming lakeside sleep-out

The Exbury Egg

This isn’t so much fold away as roll away! The eco-friendly Exbury Egg by the Spud Group for British artist Stephen Turner [Image: Nigel Rigden]

 Which one tickles your fancy?

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