Vo Trong Nghia Architects: concrete home in Binh Thanh (Ho Chi Minh)

" The Binh Thanh house is a good introduction to the contemporary architecture of Ho Chi Minh, as seen from the point of view of Vo Trong Nghia Architects, a young but well-established Vietnamese studio. Its characteristic bare concrete façade serves as a sunshade. The work makes use of traditional local forms, interpreted with a view to achieving sustainability. "

Pezo von Ellrichshausen: Solo house in Cretas, Spain

" The first project to be built under the Solo Houses programme is a holiday home designed by Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen in Cretas, in the Matarraña region of southern Catalonia. An ideal expression of contemporary Chilean architecture, the home subverts the concepts of indoors and outdoors, using the landscape as its spatial horizon. "

Lund Hagem architects: house on Lyngholmen Island

" Lund Hagem architects designs a contemporary building inspired by the colours and shapes of the Norwegian landscape. This holiday home on Lyngholmen Island uses white cement, treated ash cladding and glass, drawing inspiration from the rocky landscape sloping down to the sea. "

Hendee-Borg home in Sonoma, California. William O’Brien Jr

" Architect William O’Brien Jr. responds to the artist's need to live with his own works of art and reconcile everyday life with moments of creative inspiration. The project expressing this synthesis is the Hendee-Borg home, a contemporary building in California with a shed roof of the kind typically found on industrial buildings. "

Katsuma Tai: the home as protective shell in Tokyo

" Japanese architect Katsuma Tai transforms building restrictions into opportunities for the form of the home. In this home in Tokyo’s Minato-ku district, the main façade is divided into two tapered parts. The volume gains living space and is lightened at the same time, reducing its impact on the city skyline. "

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