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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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NBJ Architectes, Halles des Sports in Uzès

04-03-2020 - Materials

NBJ Architectes, Halles des Sports in Uzès

With the Jean Louis Trintignant Sports Hall in Uzès in the Gard department in southern France, the team from the French firm NBJ Architectes have developed community architecture that complements the existing environment and ensures the ideal conditions for playing sports.

Cabin A, architecture to love, by Bourgeois / Lechasseur architects

24-02-2020 - Materials

Cabin A, architecture to love, by Bourgeois / Lechasseur architects

Cabin A by Canadian studio Bourgeois / Lechasseur is a mountain retreat in the Charlevoix region, one of Quebec's most picturesque areas. The cabin is made from basic materials inspired by the International Code of Signals (ICS) - long used in communications between vessels at sea - to craft simple but warm spaces.

Balcones Residence Austin, renovation by Clayton & Little

12-02-2020 - Materials

Balcones Residence Austin, renovation by Clayton & Little

Balcones Residence is a house in Austin, Texas originally designed by the modernist architect Roland Roessner, professor at the University of Texas during the latter half of the 1900s. The architects from local firm Clayton & Little completed a sensitive renovation that improves the environmental performance of this jewel of modernism, retaining as much of the home’s original character as possible.

Pink Power: Malita by Hitzig Militello Arquitectos

06-02-2020 - Materials

Pink Power: Malita by Hitzig Militello Arquitectos

Hitzig Militello Arquitectos has designed “Malita”, located smack in the centre of the Palermo district in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The venue is an extension of an existing pub and the architecture firm led by Fernando Hitzig and Leonardo Militello have crafted an interior that is reminiscent of the American Diner with a contemporary language that flirts with the imagery of films.

Canine & Feline Hotel, accommodation for cats and dogs by Raulino Silva

31-01-2020 - Materials

Canine & Feline Hotel, accommodation for cats and dogs by Raulino Silva

The Portuguese architect Raulino Silva has designed the Canine & Feline Hotel in Parada, Vila do Conde. A building that provides temporary accommodation for cats and dogs when their owners have to be away for a few days. A real holiday retreat for our best friends.

Restaurant Avocado Gang in Prague by Mimosa architekti

10-01-2020 - Materials

Restaurant Avocado Gang in Prague by Mimosa architekti

Czech firm Mimosa architekti has designed Avocado Gang, the first “avocado” restaurant in Prague. The intense colour of the avocado and food made here inspired the venue’s interior design, with the multicoloured dining table standing in the middle underscored by the shades of grey in the rest of the restaurant.

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