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

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llLab. studio renovates Brickyard Retreat

07-10-2021 - Materials

llLab. studio renovates Brickyard Retreat

Using local history to revitalise the region, not once, but twice. LLLab.'s project concerns a former tile factory near Beijing. The industrial building that had already been restored in 2010 as a hotel has now undergone a new makeover, boosting job opportunities and social development in the area.

Rethinking an infrastructure from an environmental point of view, CLB Architects

24-09-2021 - Materials

Rethinking an infrastructure from an environmental point of view, CLB Architects

The American firm CLB Architects has designed the recovery and renovation project of an ancillary facility at Jackson Hole Airport in Wyoming. An intervention that embraces the material quality of the local territory, transforming a car rental facility with a service station into an architectural experience.

LuzInterruptus The Plastic We Live With at the Jelsa Art Biennial

17-09-2021 - Materials

LuzInterruptus The Plastic We Live With at the Jelsa Art Biennial

The LuzInterruptus art collective created an intervention during the Jelsa Art Biennial, a contemporary art festival on the island of Hvar in Croatia. The Plastic We Live With fits into an abandoned building and shows the omnipresence of plastic in our lives with a great visual impact.

RECENT PROJECTS

Peter Pichler Architecture, Vertical Chalets installation in Milan

14-09-2021 - Materials

Peter Pichler Architecture, Vertical Chalets installation in Milan

One of the regular fixtures of the Fuorisalone, and also of Milan Design Week 2021, was and is the exhibition-event Interni Creative Connections, which is still open until 19 September. Among the participants is Peter Pichler Architecture with the Vertical Chalets installation, based on his design for the Six Senses Kitzbühel Alps hotel.

A long history: ORA Architects’ Kocanda Kravsko

09-09-2021 - Materials

A long history: ORA Architects’ Kocanda Kravsko

Czech studio ORA Architects has completed the first stage in conversion of a former ceramic factory in Moravia into a venue for social events and farm holidays, with refurbishment of the Baroque building in the centre of the complex, which was originally built as a coach inn on the road between Prague and Vienna.

A holiday in the local history, aoe architects

30-08-2021 - Materials

A holiday in the local history, aoe architects

Beijing-based aoe architects designed the Guilin Lebei Homestay Hotel in Guilin, a popular tourist destination in Guangxi. The only materials used for the 13 flats in this diffuse hotel are those in harmony with the geographical and historical context.

Forest House by Faulkner Architects, living in the woods

16-08-2021 - Materials

Forest House by Faulkner Architects, living in the woods

US studio Faulkner Architects has built Forest House, a residence that makes the most of its location in the middle of the forest. The natural environment itself is respected right from the floor plan of the house.

ANNA Stay, a dynamic cabin by Casper Schols

09-08-2021 - Materials

ANNA Stay, a dynamic cabin by Casper Schols

A few years ago, Dutch designer Casper Schols designed a cabin for his mother in their own garden. In the meantime the project has evolved into ANNA Stay, and now this flexible and sustainable small building has won the renowned Architizer A+ Awards Project of the Year 2021 as the jury's winner in the Architecture +Living Small category.

UAD designs new Museum and Library in Jiashan, China

04-08-2021 - Materials

UAD designs new Museum and Library in Jiashan, China

UAD – The Architectural Design & Research Institute of Zheijiang University Co., Ltd. – has recently completed a new cultural complex in Jiashan, China. The city is an eco-friendly and green development demonstration area in the Yangtze River Delta, thus playing the important role of a laboratory for implementing new architectural and social solutions.

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