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Faulkner Architects and the creative repurposing of a small barn

16-10-2020

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.

Anna and Eugeni Bach behind a sweet transformation in La Bisbal

31-08-2020

Anna and Eugeni Bach behind a sweet transformation in La Bisbal

The architects, Anna and Eugeni Bach, are the team behind a transformation that we could call sweet both because of their approach and because the object of the conversion was originally a chocolate factory in the centre of the small town of La Bisbal in Catalonia.

Renovated timber, brick and laminated bamboo home in Beijing

20-03-2020

Renovated timber, brick and laminated bamboo home in Beijing

A Siheyuan is a traditional Chinese home renovated by restoring the existing parts using local materials along with modern additions that add value to its classic style.

Simone Subissati’s Casa di Confine

28-02-2020

Simone Subissati’s Casa di Confine

Simone Subissati’s Casa di Confine, or “Boundary House”, stands proudly erect on a hill in the province of Ancona, in the Italian region of Marche. The subdivision of space in the private residence is based on the floor plan of traditional rural homes in the area, while its appearance connects it with the radical Italian avant-garde movements of the sixties and seventies. The project is illustrated in a short documentary directed by Federica Biondi.

The Kinii,

21-02-2020

The Kinii, "The falcon’s nest" by the Italian architects of Obicua

Italian architectural studio Obicua recently presented its first project The Kinii, built three thousand metres above sea level at Powder Mountain, near Salt Lake City, a private luxury ski lodge at the biggest ski resort in the United States, measuring about 3500 hectares. The most important feature of Obicua’s project is the focus on reducing the lodge’s environmental footprint by using the strictest LEED sustainable building protocols.

Matthew Barnett Howland, Dido Milne and Oliver Wilton - Cork House<br />

03-09-2019

Matthew Barnett Howland, Dido Milne and Oliver Wilton - Cork House

Energy efficiency and bio-architecture play an important role in the 2019 Stirling Prize. The shortlist of the prestigious prize awarded by the RIBA includes a project that boasts zero emissions and a drastically reduced carbon footprint: the Cork House designed by architect Matthew Barnett Howland with Dido Milne and Oliver Wilton.

Haysom Ward Miller Architects’ Lochside House named RIBA house of the year

14-12-2018

Haysom Ward Miller Architects’ Lochside House named RIBA house of the year

An apparently modest house in a fairy-tale location by a lake in Scotland, Haysom Ward Miller Architects’ Lochside House was recently named RIBA House of the Year 2018.

Tonkin Liu Old Shed New House - Stephen Lawrence Prize 2018

30-10-2018

Tonkin Liu Old Shed New House - Stephen Lawrence Prize 2018

An old farm shed has been converted into a comfortable home in an economical, sustainable project by the architects of Tonkin Liu. The Old Shed New House project has been awarded the 2018 Stephen Lawrence Prize, awarded by RIBA every year to a work of architecture completed on a budget of less than 1 million pounds.

Dieterdietz Shared spaces in the rural landscape of Chigny

08-03-2018

Dieterdietz Shared spaces in the rural landscape of Chigny

Architectural practice Dieterdietz came up with plans for the renovation and expansion of a home in the evocative setting of the Swiss rural landscape of Chigny.

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