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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.

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Sabine Marcelis at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion, Barcelona

01-01-2020 - Materials

Sabine Marcelis at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion, Barcelona

Dutch designer Sabine Marcelis crafted No Fear of Glass, a site-specific art installation in one of the most iconic spaces of the 20th century, the German Pavilion, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich for the 1929 Barcelona International Exhibition. A material connection between art and architecture.

Connecting with the history of Vienna, Renngasse 10 by 3XN

24-12-2019 - Materials

Connecting with the history of Vienna, Renngasse 10 by 3XN

The Danish architecture studio 3XN designed the Renngasse 10 apartment building in Vienna’s first district. A contemporary design that adapts to the surrounding historic buildings in a way that complements its neighbours, at the same time retaining its own identity.

DAS Lab designs Lost Villa Boutique Hotel in Zhongwei, Ningxia

19-12-2019 - Materials

DAS Lab designs Lost Villa Boutique Hotel in Zhongwei, Ningxia

On the banks of the Yellow River, not far from the desert heading towards Mongolia, the Lost Villa Boutique Hotel designed by the Chinese studio DAS Lab has been built in Zhongwei, Ningxia, China. The project strives to blend in with nature to avoid disturbing the landscape it invites you to enjoy.

Fogon, a restaurant in Riyadh by Hitzig Militello Arquitectos

06-12-2019 - Materials

Fogon, a restaurant in Riyadh by Hitzig Militello Arquitectos

The Argentine studio, Hitzig Militello Arquitectos led by Fernando Hitzig and Leonardo Militello has designed the Fogon Restaurant inside the Saedan shopping mall in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The architects paired the typical materials of a British pub with a contemporary aesthetic to match the context.

Casa Nivana, a desert hideaway by RED Arquitectos

28-11-2019 - Materials

Casa Nivana, a desert hideaway by RED Arquitectos

The Mexican studio RED Arquitectos headed by Susana López Gonzalez has completed a house that looks as if it was born from the land, in a harmonious symbiosis with its natural context in Baja California.

BANDe Architects designs the GreenMonster Lab in Beijing

20-11-2019 - Materials

BANDe Architects designs the GreenMonster Lab in Beijing

The team from Chinese studio BANDe Architects have turned the basement level of Kuntai Jiarui Cultural Center into a multifunctional space called GreenMonster Lab. Their concept is based around reorganising the existing environments and using different materials and forms to create an immersive experience

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