Johan Sundberg uses Siberian larch to clad gabled summer house on Sweden’s coast

February 21, 2018 India Block 0

Larch boards cover both the interior and exterior of this gabled holiday home by Johan Sundberg, which stands in a pine forest next to a white sandy beach in Österlen, Sweden. The Swedish architect designed the holiday home as a retreat for a family of four to use during the summer months in the southern Swedish province of

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Lucien Cornil Student Residence / A+Architecture

February 21, 2018 Rayen Sagredo 0

In Marseilles, A+Architecture has designed one of the highest wooden buildings in France for the CROUS: the Lucien Cornil hall of residence. This eight-floor student residence is the fruit of a successful environmental and construction period. Its sensitive urban approach makes this 200-room structure a functional building, comfortable and opening out towards the city.

Lubango Centre / PROMONTORIO

February 21, 2018 Daniel Tapia 0

The peace and prosperity brought by the end of the Angolan civil war witnessed the beginning of development and urban reconstruction. At first exclusively in Luanda, it has gradually extended to hinterland cities such as Lubango, capital of Huila district. This small town, founded in the early 20th-century, is one of the main references to Portuguese colonial urbanism in Africa. This mixed-use building is set in a consolidated area, next to the main square and surrounded by a few remaining buildings of Portuguese modernist legacy, some of which of remarkable quality, although much dilapidated. 

Kate Ballis’ infrared photography displays California modernism in vivid hues

February 20, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Australian photographer Kate Ballis has toured Palm Springs with an infrared camera and coloured filters to produce these images, which show the muted desert city in lucid purple, pink and red tones. Melbourne-based Ballis created the Infra Realism series to offer alternative views of Palm Springs’ famed mid-20th century architecture, having captured its vistas many times

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Cornerstone 1-532 / Leehong Kim Architects

February 20, 2018 Daniel Tapia 0

Situated at a transitional node in the midst of scattered new developments with a high-end residential area to the north, commercial area to the south, Cornerstone 1-532 projects the character of the site with a monolithic, continuous, and curved surface along the adjacent streets. The building quietly sits in as a neutral backdrop to the diverse textures of the surroundings. Cornerstone 1-532 is a four-story mixed-use building with individual program per floor stacked vertically; commercial space on the first floor and artist studio/residence on the other floors.

Elon Musk’s Boring Company receives go-ahead to start DC to NYC Hyperloop tunnel

February 20, 2018 Dan Howarth 0

Entrepreneur Elon Musk has been given written permission to begin digging a transportation tunnel in Washington DC, which could eventually facilitate a 29-minute journey between the capital and New York City. Musk’s infrastructure firm The Boring Company now has the paperwork to start work on a Hyperloop transport link in the US Northeast, after receiving

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Design, Bitches decorates Little Octopus restaurant in Nashville with sherbet shades

February 20, 2018 Dan Howarth 0

Los Angeles studio Design, Bitches has evoked “old-school Miami” at this restaurant in Nashville using pastel colours, planting and plenty of natural light. Little Octopus opened earlier this year in The Gulch neighbourhood of the city, created by the owners of the Pop space for pop-up restaurants and events in East Nashville. Design, Bitches was

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Beijing Capital Museum / AREP

February 20, 2018 Daniel Tapia 0

Beijing Capital Museum is located on Fu Xing Men Avenue, a major thoroughfare running east-west as a continuation of Xi Chang An Jie Avenue, which runs alongside the Forbidden City and Tien An Men Square. Fu Xing Men Avenue will ultimately be flanked by a series of high-profile cultural amenities including an opera house and a library. The museum was planned as one of the city flagship public building and will participate in the image of Beijing as a worldwide main capital. The museum has a total surface area of 60,000 sqm protected by a rectangular horizontal roof. It stands back from the avenue in order to create a public square that opens out onto the city.

Beam House / Hugo Kohno Architect Associates

February 20, 2018 Cristobal Rojas 0

Located on a lot with a narrow frontage, this building houses a gallery on the first floor and a residence on the second and third floors. The client requested that the gallery have a glass facade to allow good visibility from the street and be a single open space to ensure flexibility and allow for future changes in use. They also requested a separate entrance to the second-floor residential area, and a design that required no structural walls on the first floor, such as a Rahmen structure.

Tapered colonnade fronts Coachella Valley Savings and Loan bank by E Stewart Williams

February 20, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Scooped white columns resembling upturned arches provide a decorative facade for the Coachella Valley Savings & Loan bank designed by E Stewart Williams, which is next up in our series spotlighting Palm Springs’ mid-century architecture during the city’s Modernism Week. The Palm Springs-based architect – who founded his firm Williams, Williams & Williams with his

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The Toorak House By AM Architecture

February 20, 2018 Erin 0

Photography by Dianna Snape   AM Architecture have designed a modern house in Melbourne, Australia, that makes use of a glass wall to create an indoor / outdoor living environment.   At the front of the home, a path sits next to the driveway and garage, and leads past a garden to the entry of […]

House over the Water / Elliott + Elliott Architecture

February 20, 2018 Rayen Sagredo 0

This house defines the edge of a precipitous embankment, one that drops steeply down to Blue Hill Bay.  The environment, though bold, is extremely fragile and heavily susceptible to erosion.  Anchored by a series of piers pinned to ledge beneath the beach, the house is elevated above the ground and flood plain, allowing the terrain to be stabilized below.  A series of seawalls define a terrace while providing a means of adjusting the inclination of the bank. 

OMA unveils plans for coloured glass courthouse in Lille

February 20, 2018 Natasha Levy 0

Dutch firm OMA has revealed its design for a six-sided courthouse in Lille, France, which will features sheer facades of coloured glass. Commissioned by the Ministry of Justice, the Palais de Justice will play host to Lille’s high and district courts. It will be situated west of the city centre, a short distance from a historic fortress.

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