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

Curated by Christiane Burklein

Claudio Beltrame designs the new ski school in Tarvisio

21-10-2020 - Materials

Claudio Beltrame designs the new ski school in Tarvisio

The new ski school in Tarvisio, designed by the Architetto Beltrame Claudio firm of architects, challenges traditional alpine architectural assumptions and reinterprets the classic chalet. The result is a small landmark that plays on the material nature and symbolism of wood as well as on the dynamics of skiing itself.

Faulkner Architects and the creative repurposing of a small barn

16-10-2020 - Materials

Faulkner Architects and the creative repurposing of a small barn

The US firm Faulkner Architects was commissioned to refurbish and convert a small barn in California. A very delicate project that harnessed the energy of the structure and even retained the smell of the old Douglas Fir commonly used in rural architecture and salvaged from the original construction.

Wittman Estes, refashioning a holiday home

08-10-2020 - Materials

Wittman Estes, refashioning a holiday home

With Aldo Beach House, the American architecture studio Wittman Estes has revamped an existing structure from the 1940s. The new-look beach house is now a multi-generational home in the stunning natural environment of Hood Canal, Washington.

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Sustainable, award-winning commercial architecture by 3deluxe

26-08-2020 - Materials

Sustainable, award-winning commercial architecture by 3deluxe

The high-tech logistics centre for the globally active HARTING Technology Group by German architects 3deluxe is the winner of the German Brand Award - Gold. A success owing to the congenial transposition of the brand image into an innovative, sustainable architecture.

Paluska Residence in Mill Valley by Feldman Architecture

20-08-2020 - Materials

Paluska Residence in Mill Valley by Feldman Architecture

Feldman Architecture has designed a house in Mill Valley, California that tells the story of the client’s busy life. The environments and atmospheres of Paluska Residence mirror the personality of the occupants, all while limiting the footprint and making room for a large garden.

y.ad studio, a new textile hub in Cangzhou

12-08-2020 - Materials

y.ad studio, a new textile hub in Cangzhou

The young Chinese architecture firm, y.ad studio is behind the project for a professional cluster of the garment industry with a new business model that integrates each part of the process - encompassing design, R&D, production, wholesale and retail, financial services, logistics, marketing, branding and exhibition services. It is located in Cangzhou, a city in the Hebei province in north-eastern China.

ORA and a house inside a ruin

03-08-2020 - Materials

ORA and a house inside a ruin

The young designers from the architecture firm, ORA based in Znojmo, Czech Republic, completed a house inside the remains of an old building in Zadní Arnoštov, a village in the Moravia region. A project for the grand architecture that respects its layers of history without creating a historical fake.

The Shuyang Art Gallery by UAD a showcase for traditional calligraphy

20-07-2020 - Materials

The Shuyang Art Gallery by UAD a showcase for traditional calligraphy

The Architectural Design & Research Institute of Zhejiang University (UAD) has designed an art gallery which focuses on traditional Chinese calligraphy in Shuyang, China, the birthplace of this art. The striking materiality of this architecture is set off by the three fundamental colours of Chinese calligraphy - black, white and red.

ALENCASTRE 360, a house in Mexico City by HEMAA

17-07-2020 - Materials

ALENCASTRE 360, a house in Mexico City by HEMAA

With ALENCASTRE 360, the Mexican architectural firm HEMAA has created an outstanding private home in Mexico City. Underlying the project is the desire to preserve the existing trees and incorporate them into the architectural concept.

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