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Romàn Cordero's cliff dwellings win a prize at Next Landmark 2014

" Romàn Cordero and Izbeth Katia Mendoza Fragoso’s study of cliff dwellings won a prize on the Next Landmark 2014 international architecture contest. Cliff dwellings, the winner in the research category, is a model of a self-sufficient symbiotic structure permitting use of the planet’s vertical surfaces as a human habitat. "

Ellevuelle architetti’s Casa Esse wins the 2014 Next Landmark contest

" The winner of the third Next Landmark international architecture contest organised by Floornature is Ellevuelle architetti of Italy, for Casa Esse, a new construction in the countryside near Forlì. Ellevuelle architetti drew their inspiration for the building’s linear layout from the artificial landmarks in the area. "

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. "

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