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Innovative, sustainable materials and ideas that make a difference in architecture.

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Villa EB: a reclamation project characterised by formal harmony

01-07-2021 - Materials

Villa EB: a reclamation project characterised by formal harmony

The architects of Italian studio monovolume architecture + design renovated Villa EB in the province of Bolzano, reclaiming a mid-twentieth-century duplex with a focus on details, from materials to interaction with the home’s natural setting.

Taller64Arquitectos’ Casa-7 is screened-off but open to dialogue

25-06-2021 - Materials

Taller64Arquitectos’ Casa-7 is screened-off but open to dialogue

Taller64s Casa-7, in Veracruz, Mexico, responds to the need for privacy without shutting itself off from dialogue with its urban surroundings, offering welcoming, spacious interiors for its inhabitants and their guests.

UPHouse by cumuloLimbo studio, or: how to enlarge a space elegantly

10-06-2021 - Materials

UPHouse by cumuloLimbo studio, or: how to enlarge a space elegantly

The #UPHouse project, by Madrid-based architecture firm cumuloLimbo studio, is a sustainable intervention within an existing building. By adding a staircase and a new mezzanine-style floor, the architects have managed to give the house 50% more living space.

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atelier-r restores a castle in the Czech Republic

24-05-2021 - Materials

atelier-r restores a castle in the Czech Republic

Helfštýn castle is the Czech Republic’s second-largest castle, after the one in Prague. Located in the region of Olomouc, it was subjected to a major restoration by Czech architectural practice atelier-r.

Coffee and local history: Arquetipo’s Casa Zaragoza

20-05-2021 - Materials

Coffee and local history: Arquetipo’s Casa Zaragoza

Arquetipo Arquitectura Práctica built Casa Zaragoza, a café in the heart of the city of Veracruz, in the Mexican state of the same name: a convivial place where history meets the contemporary world, in a welcoming atmosphere where the architects expertly use traditional materials to create a spatial narration with a contemporary appeal.

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.

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.

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