With its 13,000 square metres and more than 300 apartments, the Curial project in the 19th arrondissement of Paris by architects Cédric Petitdidier and Vincent Prioux (Petitdidierprioux) address the issue of urban density and wellbeing for inhabitants.
Rotterdam is a Mecca for fans of contemporary architecture, with impressive buildings and landmarks. But this Dutch city hides some of its oldest treasures, magnificent examples of industrial architecture that include the De Esch waterworks, turned into a residential zone in the 1970s.
Architecture firm Mikhail Riches designed a highly energy-efficient social housing development project in the centre of Norwich in the UK. A complex of terraced houses that offer a valid alternative to high-density apartment buildings. The project won the Riba Stirling Prize 2019.
After the 2018 launch of the prototype of its mobile micro-home, the Slovakian company, also called Ecocapsule is now ready to get serious. The first micro-home is available for rent to the general public in Bratislava, providing the opportunity to live in a sustainable, autonomous housing pod.
In Ambato, a city located in the central Andean valley of Ecuador, the architects from RAMA Estudio have designed a house that is an open, joyous response to the growing trend for gated communities in the township.
The Canadian architecture firm yh2 directed by Marie-Claude Hamelin and Loukas Yiacouvakis completed a house not far from Montreal, which represents a built connection between the site's topography and the views of the surrounding lakes.
What for Rowan Opat of Opat Architects was supposed to be a minor update of an existing holiday house in regional Victoria, Australia turned into a new architecture with minimum environmental impact and a new take on the relationship between what is manmade and what is nature.
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