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

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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Skylab completes Sideyard, a building to strengthen the neighbourhood’s connections with Portland

13-05-2020 - Materials

Skylab completes Sideyard, a building to strengthen the neighbourhood’s connections with Portland

Portland-based architecture studio, Skylab has designed a building that acts as a connection between the city of Portland, Oregon and the broader Pacific Northwest. The building features a new cross-laminated timber (CLT) structural system, a sustainable choice due to its local origin and reduced construction time.

Wittman Estes designs Mercer Modern, the revamp of a modernist house

24-04-2020 - Materials

Wittman Estes designs Mercer Modern, the revamp of a modernist house

Mercer Modern is a mid-century house nestled into a hillside on Mercer Island, United States, overlooking Lake Washington. Wittman Estes Architecture and Landscape worked closely with the owner, fashion designer Melanie Owen to craft a stylish interior that fits the context.

ellement architects for the new Pilana Karbid corporate facility

14-04-2020 - Materials

ellement architects for the new Pilana Karbid corporate facility

Czech architecture firm, ellement architects, has built the new administrative and production facilities for a company that manufactures precision tools, Pilana Karbid. The architecture has been turned into a real business card for the company, also conveying the message of its sustainable approach.

Nature and art, a project by Heliotrope Architects

02-04-2020 - Materials

Nature and art, a project by Heliotrope Architects

Heliotrope Architects has completed a new home-retreat for an art collector and gallery owner on Orcas Island, the largest of the San Juan Islands in Washington State. The building acts as a stylish frame for the stunning nature, the real artwork in this wild setting.

Weekend House by Pavel Míček Architects in the Beskydy Mountains

25-03-2020 - Materials

Weekend House by Pavel Míček Architects in the Beskydy Mountains

The Czech studio Pavel Míček Architects has designed a small weekend retreat in Beskydy. The architects designed the cottage to blend in with the idyllic nature of this mountainous zone and first thought about the building materials as the basis for their concept.

The Link by Make Architects, placemaking in Melbourne

13-03-2020 - Materials

The Link by Make Architects, placemaking in Melbourne

The team from Make Architects have crafted a project in Melbourne that blends placemaking, infrastructure and innovation. The Link is a weather-protected walkway connecting the famed Chadstone Shopping Centre to a new hotel.

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