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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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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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