The Pohutukawa tree is typical of New Zealand. An evergreen with red flowers, it even grows on rocks. Herbst Architects built this home in the middle of a Pohutukawa forest, where, of course, they gave priority to the trees.
Treviso architect Massimo Galeotti has overseen the architectural reclamation of a historical villa in northern Italy. Many reclamation projects give old buildings a contemporary look and change them completely; but such radical change is not always the best solution.
Alphaville has designed a guest house in Koyasan, a sacred place in Japan, home of Kongobu-ji Buddhist temple. Alphaville of Kyoto has created a timber frame building with a pitched roof containing a cosy guesthouse measuring only 96 sqm.
Blocks that float lightly one above the other. The Hungarian architects of Toth Project have designed a one-family house in which volumes are broken down on the basis of the rules of geometry, creating an impression of lightness.
The recent book trailer by Mara Corradi and Roberto Ronchi underlines the themes of the book Architecture on the web. A Critical Approach to Communication, edited by Paolo Schianchi, reigniting debate about how the web has changed the way we talk about architecture.
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