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

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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.

RECENT PROJECTS

Minéral, a new venue by Blanchette Architectes in Montreal

10-07-2020 - Materials

Minéral, a new venue by Blanchette Architectes in Montreal

The Canadian firm Blanchette Architectes recently completed Minéral, the latest project from entrepreneurs and restaurateurs Mathieu Ménard and Steve Grenier, in the heart of Montreal’s Gay Village. A wine bar by day and a nightclub after sundown, this venue welcomes guests with a mood that plays with the use of light and simple materials.

OPUS ONE by CCD in Foshan

03-07-2020 - Materials

OPUS ONE by CCD in Foshan

The designers of the Chinese studio CCD/Cheng Chung Design have created the cultural pavilion for OPUS ONE, a new development in the Qiandeng Lake area in Foshan, Guangdong. It is all designed so that the new occupants can live in symbiosis with nature, the real luxury in metropolises.

India, Aria Hotel by Sanjay Puri Architects

12-06-2020 - Materials

India, Aria Hotel by Sanjay Puri Architects

Mumbai-based studio Sanjay Puri Architects has built Aria Hotel, offering hospitality in Nashik, in the northern region of the Indian state of Maharashtra. Situated on the banks of river Godavari, the hotel has been designed around sustainability, with the use of local materials, energy efficiency and more, to offer guests environmentally-friendly accommodation.

Art Villas, a resort in Costa Rica designed by Formafatal

01-06-2020 - Materials

Art Villas, a resort in Costa Rica designed by Formafatal

The small, Art Villas resort sits in the lush Costa Rican jungle. A comfortable fit with its natural context, the architecture designed by the multidisciplinary studio, Formafatal, founded by Dagmar Stepanova, is based on a connection between indoors and outdoors and a very pure formal language.

Musae’s Laurel Garden by CCD, an enchanted setting in Guangzhou

27-05-2020 - Materials

Musae’s Laurel Garden by CCD, an enchanted setting in Guangzhou

Places that awaken emotions are places we remember. Which is why the Hong Kong-based CCD / Cheng Chung Design studio created a place of rare beauty with an almost dreamy feel with Musae’s Laurel Garden in Guangzhou.

Continuous Plate House 2.0 by Ryumei Fujiki and Yukiko Sato

19-05-2020 - Materials

Continuous Plate House 2.0 by Ryumei Fujiki and Yukiko Sato

The Continuous Plate House 2.0 by the Japanese architects, Ryumei Fujiki and Yukiko Sato from F.A.D.S. Design in Fukui, Japan is a creative project that revisits the spatial relations and materials of the original design, featuring a reinforced concrete slab that folds up and over the house.

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