jun igarashi insulates cuboid casa nord in hokkaido, japan. The walls are lined with urethane panels which protect against cold temperatures which can fall as low as -20 degrees celsius. this airtight construction method also provides effective sound insulation. Pale timbers and natural finishes have been utilized to offer a bright and comfortable atmosphere. http://www.designboom.com/architecture/jun-igarashi-architects-casa-nord-japan-05-26-2014/
dRMM Architects: Sliding House, Suffolk, UK. The outer roof and walls are completely retractable so the larch skin can slide over the inner glass house, revealing to its occupants a 360 degree view of the countryside. Found here.