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Pool house by Ro Rockett Design offers views of California wine country

November 17, 2018 James Brillon 0

American studio Ro Rockett Design has added a weathered timber pool house to a hilltop retreat in California’s Sonoma County, for residents to enjoy vineyard and coastal vistas while relaxing. Ro Rockett Design built the Dry Creek Pool House to accompany a narrow holiday home located near the town of Geyserville, in northern California. The owners

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Maison du Parc in Montreal features stark interiors with “mysterious depth”

November 17, 2018 Bridget Cogley 0

Black and white spaces, including a sculptural staircase and a wine cellar, are found across this brick house overhauled by Montreal firm La Shed Architecture. Maison du Parc, or Park House, is a three-storey residence in the Canadian city that has received a rear extension and a dramatic interior renovation. La Shed Architecture gave the

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AGi Architects’ Rock House in Kuwait wrapped with “origami-like” stone facades

November 17, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

This private home in Kuwait, deigned by AGi Architects, features a faceted concrete shell clad in stone that folds up and around a central courtyard. Its shell encloses a series of inwardly facing living spaces. AGi Architects, which has offices in Madrid and Kuwait, designed the Rock House as a single-family home to be eye-catching but

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A Viewpoint Towards the Landscape / RGB arquitectos

November 16, 2018 Rayen Sagredo 0

A plot in the mountain. A viewpoint towards the landscape. The perfect orientation, both in  views (sea and tip of Albir), as in sunlight (South). These are the bases with which we start to generate this project, whose idea is based precisely on the fact that the house understand as a lookout, a piece that perfectly marks the will to frame the landscape. Its main form, prismatic, appears by that cinematographic framing concept.

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Studio Gang reveals undulating Kō’ula luxury tower for Hawaii

November 16, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

The wavy bands that will stretch up this residential tower, which US firm Studio Gang has designed for Honolulu, are based on the shapes of sugarcane plants. Columns will run up between the windows and balconies of the 41-storey Kō’ula skyscraper, which will be built as part of the Hawaiian capital’s huge waterfront development called

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PH Olazabal / Ignacio Szulman arquitecto

November 16, 2018 Daniel Tapia 0

We adopt the courtyard on the ground floor as the center on which to articulate the different rooms. The small dimensions of it made it necessary to open their views as much as possible. For this, pivoting systems were used to solve the opening of the courtyard doors and the terrace, in order to generate greater interior-exterior integration.

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Modular home system turns empty commercial buildings into co-living spaces

November 16, 2018 Ali Morris 0

The Vivahouse prefabricated modular housing system, which is designed to turn vacant commercial properties into co-living environments, has launched in the UK. Branded as the “urban house of the future”, Vivahouse has been installed in London’s empty Whiteleys Shopping Centre in Bayswater. The brand aims to install the units across London, taking advantage of the UK’s

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Modular home system turns empty commercial buildings into co-living spaces

November 16, 2018 Ali Morris 0

The Vivahouse prefabricated modular housing system, which is designed to turn vacant commercial properties into co-living environments, has launched in the UK. Branded as the “urban house of the future”, Vivahouse has been installed in London’s empty Whiteleys Shopping Centre in Bayswater. The brand aims to install the units across London, taking advantage of the UK’s

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Sydney Street House / Fouché Architects

November 15, 2018 Rayen Sagredo 0

The original pre-1946 house that occupied the site had previously been used as a boarding house. It had been raised and all verandahs were enclosed. The living spaces were internalised and segregated and there was little connection between outside and inside.

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Bella Freud and Maria Speake fashion retro interiors for BBC TV centre apartment

November 15, 2018 Natasha Levy 0

Creative duo Bella Freud and Maria Speake channelled the vibrant 1970s throughout the interiors of this London apartment, which has been designed by architect Piercy & Company inside the former BBC television centre. The two-floor apartment is located in west London’s White City district within a Grade II-listed building that previously served as the headquarters for the BBC and

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OP9 House / Office 88

November 14, 2018 Rayen Sagredo 0

The home is situated in a newly established suburban neighbourhood, with the intent of creating a calm and serene atmosphere through its materials and orientation. The project features a 350m2 main dwelling with a ‘little brother’ secondary dwelling tucked away at the back of the site. The two dwellings are separated by a curved wall that extends to wrap around a swimming pool.

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Colourful louvres animate Johnsen Schmaling’s Oak Park Housing in northern California

November 14, 2018 Jenna McKnight 0

American studio Johnsen Schmaling Architects has completed an urban infill project near downtown Sacramento that consists of six modest-sized homes with multi-coloured facades. The Oak Park Housing complex was built on a long-vacant property in Oak Park, a diverse neighbourhood that struggled for decades with economic stagnation and disinvestment. The area also experienced social unrest.

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Erve BE / Reitsema & partners architects

November 14, 2018 Rayen Sagredo 0

A country estate complete with tasting room has been built in the Twente countryside, designed by Reitsema & partners architects and consultants Eelerwoude. The project is part of a broader plan by a local entrepreneur to breathe new life into the landscape. The land in the planning area is divided into “rooms” separated by solid old “walls” of trees. In the new layout, each “room” is being given a slightly different shape and the visibility of the microrelief in the landscape is being enhanced. The buildings on the estate are characterised by their long, narrow floor plans and calmly designed roof surfaces, which fit into the landscape as if they had always been there.

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The Tailored Home / Lloyd Hartley Architects

November 13, 2018 Rayen Sagredo 0

Presented with a client holding a prominent position within the New Zealand couture fashion industry, we explored the metaphor of tailoring to provide an altered silhouette and ‘clothing’ for an existing plastered home with Modernist intentions.  As such, this project became a study in finding methods to express hems, darts and trims to create a crafted and bespoke re-clad solution.

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The Tailored Home / Lloyd Hartley Architects

November 13, 2018 Rayen Sagredo 0

Presented with a client holding a prominent position within the New Zealand couture fashion industry, we explored the metaphor of tailoring to provide an altered silhouette and ‘clothing’ for an existing plastered home with Modernist intentions.  As such, this project became a study in finding methods to express hems, darts and trims to create a crafted and bespoke re-clad solution.

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Thai’s Apartment / INÁ Arquitetura

November 13, 2018 Daniel Tapia 0

Thai’s apartment was a renovation of an old apartment in one of São Paulo’s biggest avenues, 9 de Julho, to house a young single man who just moved back into the city and loves cooking and having people over. The building was built around the 1950s and has a privilegie view to Paulista, one of the most important avenue of the state, which had an important part in the design concept alongside the redistribution of the rooms, prioritizing the social areas and the renovation for a cleaner and more contemporary approach in the design. With the expansion of the living room by joining the extra bedroom and kitchen, the social area was completely renovated making a lot more space for Thai to host all the people he’d like and still be able to switch the layout around to better suit his needs in a fluid manner.

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Villa 118 / Denrakaev

November 13, 2018 Daniel Tapia 0

The villa has a clear and understandable structure. The central part is occupied by the common space of the Living Room, which combines: a sofa area, a dining area and open kitchen.

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Gresham Street House / Jackson Teece

November 12, 2018 Rayen Sagredo 0

This re-creation of a family home, tailored to its occupant’s lifestyles, was realised through careful consideration of layout and context. Gresham Street House is an example of vernacular architecture, the architect and Director of Jackson Teece, Daniel Hudson lived there for 6 years before taking on the redesign. Ultimately, he has taken an existing “Queenslander” and shaped the design to create a home that acts as the epitome of shelter in a harsh climate.

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Blackened wood cabins form minimal Quebec chalet by Naturehumaine

November 12, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

This Quebec holiday home by Canadian architecture studio Naturehumaine comprises two blackened wood cabins, which are intended to look like they are “sliding over the cliff” below. The pair of buildings make up the 888-square-foot (85-square-metre) La Binocle residence, located at the top of a forested mountain in the Eastern Townships tourist region of Quebec. Naturehumaine

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OMA’s prefabricated concrete tower has “echoes of brutalist architecture”

November 12, 2018 India Block 0

Innovationen Tower, a 125-metre high tower formed of stacked precast concrete modules, has completed as part of an OMA-designed housing development in Stockholm. Reinier de Graaf led the design for the apartment building, which he said represents a new era for prefabricated housing. “The Norra Tornen project represents a milestone achievement for us,” said De Graaf, partner at

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