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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.

Chestnut House by ValArch Ateliér

01-10-2020 - Materials

Chestnut House by ValArch Ateliér

The young Czech architectural studio, ValArch Ateliér, has built a rural house that combines respect for the context with the use of local raw materials. Chestnut House is a welcoming sanctuary in an area of great scenic beauty.

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SET architects, Bologna Shoah Memorial

24-10-2019 - Materials

SET architects, Bologna Shoah Memorial

Commemorating the past in a way that triggers true contemplation: the Bologna Shoah Memorial by the Rome-based studio SET architects has become a distinctive landmark, stimulating emotions in the urban context of Bologna.

Hong Kong House by LAAB Architects for Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale

15-10-2019 - Materials

Hong Kong House by LAAB Architects for Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale

LAAB is a Hong Kong-based laboratory for art and architecture dedicated to spatial innovations that cultivate communities and sustain environments, and they designed the Hong Kong House in Tsunan, Japan for the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale. The project is in the running for the Golden Pin Design Award 2019.

The Meadow Home by Feldman Architecture

07-10-2019 - Materials

The Meadow Home by Feldman Architecture

American firm Feldman Architecture has designed a cedar-clad residence in Portola Valley and topped it with a green roof, which acts as an extension of the prairie around it.

Casa Julieta by Steck Arquitetura

13-09-2019 - Materials

Casa Julieta by Steck Arquitetura

With Casa Julieta in Piracicaba in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, the Brazilian architecture studio led by Maria Jocelei Steck has completed an intervention that uses the elements of the Brazilian modernist tradition to create a contemporary, sustainable and elegant environment.

Loft with Love in Prague by CMCARCHITECTS

03-09-2019 - Materials

Loft with Love in Prague by CMCARCHITECTS

Czech architectural firm CMSARCHITECTS has reimagined a historic brewery in Prague as a residential complex. The architects rebuilt the original buildings where the beer was fermented and stored and added a new volume to create 40 loft-style apartments.

A house by Josep Ferrando Architects in Sant Cugat

19-08-2019 - Materials

A house by Josep Ferrando Architects in Sant Cugat

The Catalan architect Josep Ferrando resolves the complex urban conditions of the context and location of the house with a project by crafting a brand new house in between two party walls of different heights.

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