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

Curated by Christiane Burklein

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.

RECENT PROJECTS

A conversation between past and present: an oratory by K9 Architekten

03-07-2019 - Materials

A conversation between past and present: an oratory by K9 Architekten

The designers from the German firm K9 Architekten completed the new oratory alongside the baroque church of Herbolzheim-Rheinhausen.

Maison Atelier by yh2 architecture studio<br />

01-07-2019 - Materials

Maison Atelier by yh2 architecture studio

Marie-Claude Hamelin and Loukas Yiacouvakis of the yh2 architecture studio have created their new Maison Atelier in Montreal, built in the backyard of the firm’s Maison Tour studio, constructed in 2000.

Makeover of a Swiss chalet by BUREAU

21-06-2019 - Materials

Makeover of a Swiss chalet by BUREAU

BUREAU, the studio of Daniel Zamarbide has completed the makeover of a typical Swiss chalet in Geneva.

Hariri Pontarini Architects, Bahá’í temple in Chile

10-06-2019 - Materials

Hariri Pontarini Architects, Bahá’í temple in Chile

The Bahá’í Temple of South America in Chile, designed by Siamak Hariri of Hariri Pontarini Architects has been shortlisted for the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) International Prize.

German prize for wood buildings 2019

05-06-2019 - Materials

German prize for wood buildings 2019

Deutscher Holzbaupreis, is a two-yearly prize for wood buildings sponsored by the German Ministry of the Interior, Building and Housing and it also encompasses the timber trade associations, from industry to craftsmen.

Casas MG by Gonzalo Cabanillas, living with a view

31-05-2019 - Materials

Casas MG by Gonzalo Cabanillas, living with a view

Argentine architect Gonzalo Cabanillas has completed twin houses - Casas MG - where the design idea is based on a material and visual connection with the hilly landscape and residential area near the city of Córdoba, Argentina.

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