Concrete ribs cradle brickwork walls at Bloco Arquitetos’ Brasília residence

July 27, 2017 Eleanor Gibson 0

Concrete ribs extend across the brick walls of this house on the outskirts of Brasília, Brazil, which Bloco Arquitetos has designed as two pavilion-like structures linked by an outdoor path. Casa Vila Rica is located 40 kilometres away from the centre of the Brazilian capital city on a gentle slope overlooking a valley filled with native vegetation. Bloco Arquitetos designed

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MNMA Studio gives São Paulo fashion store a stark makeover

July 27, 2017 Bridget Cogley 0

There are barely any clothes in this minimal fashion boutique in São Paulo, which local firm MNMA Studio has expanded with a glass-fronted corridor to join its two sides. MNMA Studio overhauled women’s clothing store Egrey on São Paulo’s Avenida Brigadeiro Faria Lima to freshen up the interior and connect its separated sides. The street is

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Home In The Pine Forest By Ramon Esteve

July 21, 2017 Erin 0

  Architect Ramon Esteve has recently completed this modern house that sits on the outskirts of Madrid, Spain, in an area full of woodlands and pine trees.   Natural state and stone, wood and visible concrete have been used throughout the design of the house. Stepping inside, the living room with wood flooring and a concrete […]

DCPP designs low-lying concrete and glass weekend retreat at Mexican country club

July 20, 2017 Eleanor Gibson 0

Architecture studio DCPP has slotted huge windows between the concrete walls of this long, low house in Mexico to offer residents views of a golf course and mountains. Casa Paraíso is located near the Cuernavaca – the capital city of Mexican state Morelos – at the Paraíso Country Club, providing a city lawyer with a weekend retreat. Mexico City-based DCPP designed the 350-square-metre,

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MAPmx’s Mexico City tower to feature facades parted like draped curtains

July 19, 2017 Eleanor Gibson 0

Architecture studio MAPmx has unveiled an office tower in Mexico City with huge concrete walls that appear to be pulled apart at the corners. The local architects designed Chapultepec 500 with the aim to reinvigorate its location on Avenida Chapultepec – one of Mexican capital’s main thoroughfares. To achieve this, MAPmx placed the building on four concrete “legs” with curved edges

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Low-lying residence by Dick Clark stretches across a Texas prairie

July 12, 2017 Jenna McKnight 0

This rural home designed by Austin-based Dick Clark + Associates features walls made of concrete and glass, and deep roof overhangs that mitigate exposure to harsh sunlight. The Brownwood Residence sits on a property blanketed with prairie grass and dotted with mature oak trees. It is located in Brownwood, a town in central Texas. The clients wanted

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Norm Architects designs showroom for Menu that doubles as a co-working space

July 3, 2017 Ali Morris 0

Danish brand Menu’s minimal furniture and homeware is showcased in a new showroom in Copenhagen, designed by Norm Architects to also function as an office, cafe and co-working space. Menu says that the 700-square-metre Menu Space will function as a place “for great ideas, beautiful design, powerful concepts and inspiration as well as openness, knowledge

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11 Modern Pool Houses To Get You Inspired For Summer

June 28, 2017 Keely 0

  Modern pool houses are a great way to enjoy the summer months and relax with friends. These 11 examples will definitely make you want to take a dip in the water…   1. The sunken mezzanine of this pool house has a central concrete fireplace, and separates the bedroom from the washroom. ICRAVE designed […]

Studio De Materia submerges private rooms of House JRv2 into sloping terrain

June 26, 2017 Alyn Griffiths 0

A timber-clad garage rests on top of partly submerged living spaces at this house in Poznań, Poland, which opens up towards the landscape on its lower level. House JRv2 is situated on the edge of the Żurawiniec parkland to the north of the city, on a site that slopes gradually down towards a boggy area.

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Studio MK27 takes cues from Brazilian modernism for Osler House in Brasília

June 22, 2017 Eleanor Gibson 0

Brazilian studio Studio MK27 has rotated the top volume of this concrete house in Brasília so it extends out over a narrow swimming pool to rest on a pair of stilts. Osler House is located at top of one of the Paranoá Lake estuaries in Brazil’s capital, which was masterplanned in 1958 by famous modernist architects Lucio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer. This prompted

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The Living Room In This Brazilian House Opens Up To Enjoy The Views

June 22, 2017 Erin 0

Photography by Estudiograma   Barbara Becker Atelier Arquitetura has shared with us a modern white house that she recently completed in Pato Branco, a city located in Brazil. The house, designed for a couple with adult children that have moved out, and was created as a space to entertain friends and to relaxing. Photography by […]

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity Temple was the “first expression” of modern architecture

June 12, 2017 Eleanor Gibson 0

We’re continuing our look back at Frank Lloyd Wright’s most important projects, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the American architect’s birth last week. Next is Unity Temple, the Prairie-style concrete church that he considered to be his first contribution to modern architecture. Wright designed Unity Temple in 1905 for the Unitarian Universalist congregation of Oak Park Unity Church, which

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Cheng + Franco cantilevers trio of Corten-clad volumes from rural Peruvian house

June 11, 2017 Eleanor Gibson 0

This countryside house in Peru by Lima-based studio Cheng + Franco Arquitectos features three volumes clad in perforated Corten steel that cantilever above a grassy bridleway. Cheng + Franco Arquitectos designed Casa N in the South American country’s northern coastal region of Piura. The home is located on a 24-acre-site occupied by a farm for breeding and training horses, and provides the

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Information technology pavilion in Moscow features circuit-board-patterned walls

June 11, 2017 Jessica Mairs 0

The fibreglass-concrete facades of this technology centre in Moscow, designed by architecture practice Wall, are imprinted with a pattern based on the conductive tracks of circuit boards.  Moscow-based Wall, a studio led by architects Arakelyan Ruben and Navasardyan Ayk, designed the Pavilion of Moscow Information Technology Department for the city’s exhibition centre and amusement park VDNH. Also known as Pavilion

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Outdoor terrace divides two sides of zinc and concrete home in Costa Rica

June 6, 2017 Lizzie Fison 0

Two volumes, one made from zinc and one from concrete, are separated by a glazed walkway and terrace in this Costa Rican house by MG Design Studio. The San Jose-based architects split the two sections of the house – each with inward-sloping, mono-pitched roofs – into social and private areas. One contains an open-plan kitchen, living and dining room, while the

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May + Russell’s Australian archive building features three-dimensional concrete facades

June 3, 2017 Alyn Griffiths 0

Slanted panels of precast concrete are positioned to catch the dawn and dusk sunlight that falls on the facades of this archival facility near the Australian capital, Canberra. Local studio May + Russell designed the National Archives Preservation Facility to house over 15 million of Australia’s paper and audiovisual records, as well as a digital

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Construction starts on David Adjaye’s crimson concrete art museum in Texas

June 2, 2017 Amy Frearson 0

The red concrete art museum that British architect David Adjaye designed for the Linda Pace Foundation is now under construction in San Antonio, Texas. First unveiled in late 2015, the two-storey, 14,000-square-foot (4,300 square metres) building will create a major gallery for the US charity, which boasts a collection of over 800 pieces of contemporary art. It will feature a striking

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Gui Mattos perches timber-clad box on top of pyramidal ceiling at Brazilian beach house

May 30, 2017 Alyn Griffiths 0

A concrete ceiling in the form of an inverted pyramid opens up towards its edges to provide views of the surrounding rainforest from inside this house close to Brazil’s Itamambuca beach. São Paulo studio Arquitetura Gui Mattos designed the family residence for a plot surrounded by dense, verdant forest near to the popular beach, where

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