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Marina Vella’s Casa Traversa: an extension of the landscape

10-05-2021 - Materials

Marina Vella’s Casa Traversa: an extension of the landscape

Peruvian architect Marina Vella has built a house in San Luis Potosi, Mexico that is inspired by intense dialogue with the landscape and appears to be a natural extension of it. The construction in contemporary style uses local vernacular building techniques and materials appropriate for the climate.

monovolume architecture+design’s P2 House as an integral part of the landscape

06-05-2021 - Materials

monovolume architecture+design’s P2 House as an integral part of the landscape

Bolzano studio monovolume architecture+design built the P2 House in Appiano, Alto Adige, a new multigenerational construction that fits into the local landscape with delicacy, becoming an integral part of it. The choice of materials underlines this intimate bond between architecture and landscape.

Michael Green Architecture completes two new mass timber buildings

19-04-2021 - Materials

Michael Green Architecture completes two new mass timber buildings

MGA Michael Green Architecture of Vancouver completed two new mass timber buildings for the College of Forestry at Oregon State University, in the United States. In line with the institution’s mission, both buildings are made of wood and designed in collaboration with a number of departments in the College.

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ORA’s Winery Nešetřil in Znojmo

12-04-2021 - Materials

ORA’s Winery Nešetřil in Znojmo

The architects of Czech studio ORA have built a winery in their home town, Znojmo, blending local history with contemporary conviviality, using carefully chosen construction materials in a prestigious landscape and urban setting.

Atelier in an Orchard by XVW architectuur

18-03-2021 - Materials

Atelier in an Orchard by XVW architectuur

The architects of Dutch studio XVW architectuur designed the Atelier in an Orchard, a small building combining contemporary form with the Japanese Shou Sugi Ban technique to create a simple, cosy volume that fits perfectly into the orchard where it stands.

Bornstein Lyckefors’s Villa Radal

15-03-2021 - Materials

Bornstein Lyckefors’s Villa Radal

In Villa Radal, Swedish architectural studio Bornstein Lyckefors has built a single-family home made up of three volumes close to Gothenburg: an elegant composition in which concrete meets wood in a harmonious dialogue with the home’s natural surroundings.

FRPO’s Estación San José in Toluca

11-03-2021 - Materials

FRPO’s Estación San José in Toluca

The new Estación San José, a mixed-use infrastructure in Toluca, Mexico designed by international architectural studio FRPO, is a social condenser: a volume containing a multitude of different activities intended to revitalise the city centre.

Mjölk Architects’ Cottage Pod Bukovou

04-03-2021 - Materials

Mjölk Architects’ Cottage Pod Bukovou

Czech studio Mjölk Architects’ Cottage Pod Bukovou is a holiday house that has fun playing around with the archetypal elements that represent the authentic, essential expression of the project. A refuge for the soul, a place to spend time in company surrounded by nature.

Roland Baldi Architects, Ritten Civil Defence Centre

15-02-2021 - Materials

Roland Baldi Architects, Ritten Civil Defence Centre

Roland Baldi Architects designed the new Civil Defence Centre in Ritten, also known by the Italian name Renon, in Alto Adige: a sculptural building housing the Fire-fighters, the Alpine Rescue Service and the White Cross.

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