This is a XVIII century building. The old headquarters of the “Monte de Piedad” de Granada. It was like a Public Pawn shop. The amazing situation (just in front of the Alhambra), the public scale of the spaces and its configuration made this project a special one. We have tried to keep its atmosphere and propose a new language that improve to the existing building.
“Another sky” is developed by Living walls- a new generation real estate company with a vision to create contemporary urban living while keeping in mind the tested principles of construction and architecture.
It comprises of 117 elegantly designed 3 and 4 BHK lifestyle apartments that are well spaced in 3 (19 floor high) towers. It has 2 levels of basement, club house and a sky lounge on 16th floor.
This compact holiday home in Portugal’s Alto Douro region is partially embedded in its sloping site and features large openings that frame views of the surrounding nature. Read more
Montreal-based yh2 introduces TRIPTYCH, a three-pavilion residence carefully nestled in lakeside surroundings. The house, with its crisp lines and sober palette, was built on a sloping site overlooking a small lake in the Laurentian Mountains, one hundred kilometres from Montreal.
Architect Carlo Ratti has worked with Indian non-profit WeRise to develop a system of low-cost housing with a prefabricated core that homeowners can build any structure they like on top of. Read more
Brazilian architect Leandro Garcia has renovated an apartment in Brazil for a journalist, making room for entertaining despite the limited space. Read more
In Colonia del Valle, a neighborhood located in Mexico City is found PRV 843, an exclusive apartment building. One of the main concerns of the project was to connect the life inside the building with its context. This was accomplished by the creation of a glassy front façade which allows having a direct relationship with the vegetated streets and a Jacaranda that ended up to be the main character.
“It is not the right angle that attracts me, nor the straight line, hard and inflexible, created by man. What attracts me is the free and sensual curve – the curve that I find in the mountains of my country, in the sinuous course of its rivers, in the body of the beloved woman.”-Oscar Niemeyer.
“It bores me to tears if I live in an all white house.” Cathy, the house owner, laughed and said.
Seattle firm Best Practice Architecture has converted an unused garage on a property in the city into a black house for the owners’ elderly relative. Read more
During the Republic of China era, Dongshan District of Guangzhou was inhabited by members of the dignitaries and the privileged class, whose luxurious lifestyle that was marked by the celebrity parties, villa clusters, blocks of Western houses and splendid attires have become the folklore of the generation. Having witnessed the country’s ups and downs, today’s Dongshan District, moistly and gently cleansed by the flow of time, is becoming more charming with the modest scene of the common families in Lingnan, which is also where EASE Leisure & Art (abbr. EASE) is located.
Chilean architecture office Hsu Gabriel Architects has completed a holiday home comprising a pair of timber-clad volumes, which are angled to make the most of the views towards a nearby lake. Read more
This is the interior of the apartment in the Old Town of Vilnius. The facades of the Old Town’s homes and the cozy walled inner courtyards, with their texture, colors, and aura, found resonance in these homes. Here you can find several hundred old bricks, and wooden balks revealing ancient structures of the building, and genuine old pine boards, which do not know how many bare feet have been walking, all of which has been preserved, restored and left to the next generations. Where color is desired, they are taken from the shadows of the facade of the house. The material is only natural, real and vibrant – helping to create a harmonious, rich, yet partly uncluttered interior, reflecting the most beautiful shades of the Old Town of Vilnius.
The striking scenery of Scotland was the inspiration behind the RIBA House of the Year. Here’s a look at more of the country’s picturesque rural retreats, including a farmhouse with a red extension and a house designed to optimise the sunrise and…
The elongated plot A forms the start to the new urban district ‘Greencity’ and is strongly influenced by the neighbouring street and railway. We used this essentially ʻimpossible situationʼ as the impulse to develop a narrow, elongated building with an expressive character that can develop a sense of identity.
Three volumes clad in pale cedar form this holiday home for skiing in Quebec’s Laurentian Mountains, which Montreal-based studio YH2 has arranged to make the most of views to its forested surrounds. Read more
Dualchas Architects has completed a compact holiday home on the Scottish island of Skye, featuring living spaces flanked by large openings that are designed to immerse guests in the dramatic landscape. Read more
A neglected barn made from plaster-coated river pebbles on the outskirts of Verona has been transformed into a new country home by Milan-based Studio Wok. Read more
Dutch architect René van Zuuk has completed an apartment building in the town of Hilversum featuring a cross-shaped plan that expands as it rises to accommodate more living units on the upper storeys. Read more
The project is located in Mosha, Iran and is about design of two villas in a site with an area of 2000 sq.m. And 40% slope. The important point at the beginning of the design is about locating zones on site and according to client order, the site was divided into 3 parts and the middle part is the common area between two villas. In this area, we placed pool volume as a valuable element and two stairs that are backbones of design and dividers of each villa’s border.