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Red concrete meditation space sits under pyramidal roof in rural India

July 21, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

This simple concrete temple in a village near the Indian city of Pune is topped with a pyramidal roof and incorporates a channel that allows ceremonial holy water to flow out into its lush surroundings. Designed by locally based Karan Darda Architects, the temple is located within an orchard of chikoo trees in a traditional farming region

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AMBAR / Diez + Muller Arquitectos

July 21, 2018 Karen Valenzuela 0

The design of Amber Building emerges from a special condition of an urban lot with a single front which proportions and especially its extremely narrow front creates a challenge both for the architecture and the structural solutions.

Henning Larsen Release New Renders of Their Luxurious Spa Hotel in the Georgian Mountains

July 21, 2018 Tom Dobbins 0

New renders have been released of Henning Larsen’s “luxurious hideaway in the Georgian mountains” after construction started on the 25000m², 135 room hotel earlier this year. The new Agobili Hotel is located at the Abastumani spa resort in Georgia, which itself has been a health retreat for both the Tsar family and general public alike. The new building hopes “to create a story about the magnificent place it inhabits.”

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Escolano + Steegmann creates apartment that recalls rooftops of Barcelona

July 21, 2018 Ali Morris 0

Bold geometric shapes and terracotta tiles are used to reference the city rooftops in Escolano + Steegmann’s renovation of an apartment in Barcelona. Called Casa Conxita, the 84-square-metre apartment has a linear, east-west layout that looks out onto the street at one end and into a courtyard at the other. The plan is divided lengthways into two zones

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M25 / AOCR

July 21, 2018 Valentina Villa 0

During the process of reconstruction and extension of the residential building Mýtna 25, originally built as three storeyed object with unused attic space, it’s volume was heightened by additional three floors, including the attic.  Two upper storeys are supressed from the Mýtna street in order to create a terrace space. Despite of the plane of the facade from the street maintain it’s previous, unchanged shape from the pedestrian point of the view.

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This Small Kitchen Features A Pegboard Wall And Open Shelving For Extra Storage

July 20, 2018 Erin 0

Photography by Perry E. Hall   Brooklyn-based Handwerk Art and Design, have designed the remodel of this kitchen in an apartment in New York. Their clients came to them and explained that they “wanted a kitchen that was finely tuned to their space and way of living, and were suspicious of off-the-shelf cabinets and how well […]

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Baan Loy Lom / PO-D Architects

July 20, 2018 Rayen Sagredo 0

“Bann Loy Lom”, personal private house, located at “Bann Rai Tho Si” Village in Pak Chong, Nakorn Rachasima Province. This village has calm atmosphere, large shared common area and also big road under big trees cover. Every house in village has some designed limitations such as gap of building to fence, height of building, color of building and etc that will not disturb the village overall view. Apart from that here is also the place for practicing the dharma. Dharma pavilion is sharing area for dharma activities that would happen often during Buddhist holiday and common holiday.

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Carlo Ratti and Sidewalk Labs collaborate to build reconfigurable Dynamic Street

July 20, 2018 Rima Sabina Aouf 0

Italian architect Carlo Ratti and Alphabet company Sidewalk Labs have worked together on a modular paving system that can change the use of a street throughout the day. Dynamic Street is a prototype paver developed by Carlo Ratti Associati (CRA) alongside Sidewalk Labs — the urbanism-focused subsidiary of Google parent company Alphabet. The system of

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Arkles Bay Residence / Creative Arch

July 20, 2018 Daniel Tapia 0

This home in Whangaparaoa is nestled amongst the branches of protected Pohutukawa, looking through greenery to the Wade River as it flows into Arkles Bay. The brief for this project involved a new four-bedroom home, with complete privacy from the street and maximum views over the water. The decision to craft the angular forms of this home answers both of these requirements with a distinctive architectural resolution.

8 Beautiful Belgian Houses: The Expert on Ugly Belgian Houses Weighs In

July 20, 2018 Hannes Coudenys 0

Sometimes an architect’s best intentions get lost along the way. Sometimes they get value-engineered out; sometimes they were never really there to begin with. That’s where Ugly Belgian Houses comes in. The blog, run by discerning Belgian Hannes Coudenys, documents some of his home country’s architectural misadventures – all with a sense of humor, of course!

Today, to celebrate Belgium’s National Day, we asked the man behind the blog to select some beautiful Belgian houses. His choices – with a few words from him and the architects – after the break.