A roof landscape is the element that first strikes us in the images of the home designed by Vo Trong Nghia Architects + ICADA in Nha Trang, a holiday resort in central Vietnam, in a spot surrounded by mountains and facing the ocean.
The architects knew their client was a lawyer, but until they met her, a piece of the puzzle seemed to be missing. When they spoke everything was cleared up: the client demanded a pole and a place for showing off her collection of 15 cm high heels.
Architect Luigi Rosselli has converted a building in Sydney constructed in the 1920s into a duplex on a human scale with big patios for admiring the view of the city, with its skyscrapers by Renzo Piano, Sir Norman Foster and Ingenhoven Architects.
The Japanese refer to long, narrow lots as "eel’s beds". On one of these, YUUA Architects and Associates built a whole house, accepting the tough challenge of making life pleasant in a building only one metre and eighty centimetres wide.
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