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Massive stone blocks form walls of Provence winery

November 4, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

Carl Fredrik Svenstedt Architect has completed a winery in Provence with facades made of one-tonne stone blocks, which are staggered in places to let the light in. Paris-based Carl Fredrik Svenstedt Architect designed the facility for winemaker Les Domaine Ott’s Château de Selle estate, which is located in the iconic Côtes de Provence region near the

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Casa Salvatori in Milan brings together marble furnishings and flecked terrazzo floors

October 24, 2018 Natasha Levy 0

Marble artworks, ornaments and furniture appear throughout this Milanese apartment, designed by Elissa Ossino Studio for the head of Italian stone brand Salvatori. The apartment is set within a 200-year-old palazzo in Brera, fronting the same courtyard as Salvatori’s Milan showroom, where the brand sells a variety of natural stone tiles, furniture and homeware. Having grown

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Amin Taha explains thinking behind controversial 15 Clerkenwell Close in new movie

October 22, 2018 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Architect Amin Taha explains his aim to capture the “inane beauty” of natural stone with his 15 Clerkenwell Close housing project, in this movie produced by his studio. The stone-framed London building contains eight apartments, including Taha’s own home, and the office for his studio Amin Taha + Groupwork. But the building, which is shortlisted for a Dezeen Award,

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Stone exoskeleton of Amin Taha’s 15 Clerkenwell Close pays tribute to an 11th-century abbey

October 2, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

Here’s a detailed look at 15 Clerkenwell Close, the housing block built by Amin Taha + Groupwork with a rugged structure of raw quarried limestone, which is currently under threat of demolition. The London housing block contains eight apartments, including the home of architect Amin Taha and the studio of his architecture practice Amin Taha + Groupwork. The

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AAU Anastas adds stone vaulted gift shop to Crusaders monastery in Jerusalem

September 28, 2018 Ali Morris 0

Palestinian-based studio AAU Anastas has designed a flat stone-vaulted extension to a 12th century monastery built by the Crusaders in Jerusalem, to house a gift shop. AAU Anastas designed the gift shop to be a contemporary structure that respected the historical context of the St Mary of the Resurrection Abbey in Abu Ghosh – one of Jerusalem’s most significant examples

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Amin Taha ordered to demolish his RIBA Award-winning home and office 15 Clerkenwell Close

September 26, 2018 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Architect Amin Taha has been served a demolition order for his stone-framed 15 Clerkenwell Close housing block in London, which is shortlisted for a Dezeen Award, and has already won an RIBA Award. Islington Council issued the order to demolish the six-storey building, because the natural stone used on its facade is not fully detailed in the planning documents.

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Rural home in Jalisco by AM40 and Stephane Arriola clusters around a courtyard

July 28, 2018 James Brillon 0

Mexican architects AM40 Taller de Arquitectura and Stephane Arriola have completed a vacation home in Jalisco, using traditional materials and aiming to disturb the site as little as possible. Casa EC was created for an urban family seeking a natural escape. It is located in Atemajac de Brizuela, a small town roughly 100 kilometres (62

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Erbalunga estudio Combines Old And New For The Design Of Le Crêpe da Pía

July 26, 2018 Erin 0

Photography by Ivan Casal Nieto   Erbalunga estudio have designed Le Crêpe da Pía, a creperie in Tui, Spain, that combines original old stone and new, contemporary design elements.   Photography by Ivan Casal Nieto Located within the old medieval part of the city, the stonework from that time has been left untouched, while a […]

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ONG&ONG Have Designed A Thai Apartment Inspired By A NYC Loft

July 5, 2018 Erin 0

  ONG&ONG have designed ‘The FHM Bachelor Apartment’, a modern New York inspired loft that’s located within a high-rise building in Bangkok, Thailand.   The main living areas are all open plan and enjoy a 270° panoramic view of the Bangkok cityscape. In the living room, a mirrored wall reflects the view, while marble has […]

Fosters + Partners unveils Apple Store in Macau with translucent stone walls and bamboo

July 3, 2018 India Block 0

Tall shoots of bamboo rise through the central atrium of a new Apple Store completed by Foster + Partners in Chinese city Macau. Set in a plaza surrounded by dense thickets of bamboo, the cuboidal Apple Centre Cotai glows from within, thanks to an innovative facade made from a composite of glass and stone. Five layers of of glass

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Béres Architects reveals old stone walls in Hungarian guesthouse renovation

April 17, 2018 India Block 0

Béres Architects made the original stone walls the stand-out feature when renovating this apartment inside a 400-year-old building in the medieval old town of Kőszeg in Hungary. Béres Architects was commissioned to restore the centuries-old guesthouse by its owner, Attila Hideg. The Hungarian studio had previously worked for Hideg to create a woodland retreat in a former

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Béres Architects reveals old stone walls in Hungarian guesthouse renovation

April 17, 2018 India Block 0

Béres Architects made the original stone walls the stand-out feature when renovating this apartment inside a 400-year-old building in the medieval old town of Kőszeg in Hungary. Béres Architects was commissioned to restore the centuries-old guesthouse by its owner, Attila Hideg. The Hungarian studio had previously worked for Hideg to create a woodland retreat in a former

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The House Of Secret Gardens By SPASM Design

April 11, 2018 Erin 0

  SPASM Design have recently completed a new modern house in Ahmedabad, India, that features an exterior of Dhrangadhra stone, and a simple cross layout.   To one side of the front door is a pond water feature that has a simple child-like sculpture of a folded sailboat. Stepping inside the front door, there’s another water […]

Rozana Montiel pairs wood and stone for lush garden home outside Mexico City

March 17, 2018 James Brillon 0

Mexico City-based architect Rozana Montiel has completed a four-bedroom home in Tepoztlán, using local materials as a way to integrate the home into its natural setting. The Albino Ortega House sits on a 460-square-metre plot full of vegetation in the town, which lies to the south of the capital within a valley of the same

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Carney Logan Burke Architects Have Designed A New Home In Rural Wyoming

January 26, 2018 Erin 0

Photography by Gibeon Photography   Carney Logan Burke Architects have designed a contemporary house in Wilson, Wyoming, that sits on a 40-acre site at the base of the Teton Range.   Photography by Gibeon Photography The design of the house enables the roof to extend out to create a covered patio area that’s located off the […]

This Visitor Centre Design Was Inspired By Yurts

January 18, 2018 Erin 0

Photography by Shengliang Su   Architecture firm HDD have designed the Mulan Weichang Visitors Centre, whose shape is inspired by yurts.   Photography by Shengliang Su The center has been built in the north east of Hebei province, which is connected to inner Mongolia grassland, and as they used old stone, used wooden beam and ratten […]

Foster + Partners staggers limestone towers to create roof terraces with sea views in Beirut

December 12, 2017 India Block 0

Foster + Partners has completed its first project in Lebanon, a trio of limestone-clad residential towers in downtown Beirut with views out over the Mediterranean, and a McLaren car showroom in its base. The stepped blocks are part of 3Beirut, a city centre development designed by British architecture firm Foster + Partners for Lebanese luxury property developer Sea View

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Historic homestead informs McLean Quinlan’s stone house in Wyoming

November 20, 2017 Bridget Cogley 0

British architecture firm McLean Quinlan has constructed a stone house in Jackson, Wyoming, modelled on a nearby 19th-century log cabin. The House in Jackson is a two-storey rectangular construction with a cedar shingled roof, situated on a sloped, open plot with surrounding views of the Teton mountains. “The orientation, design, and natural materials – reclaimed

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Combas uses natural stone to build “warm and robust” juvenile detention facility in Marseilles

November 20, 2017 Alyn Griffiths 0

This detention centre for minors in Marseilles offers an alternative to oppressive prison architecture through its muted material palette of natural stone and board-marked concrete. Nice-based architecture office Combas was responsible for designing the facility in the Chutes Lavie neighbourhood of Marseille’s 13th arrondissement. The studio was selected for the project following a competition organised

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Wespi de Meuron Romeo Architetti uses local stone and plaster for lakeside house

October 11, 2017 Alyn Griffiths 0

Variously sized openings scattered across the traditional stone and plaster facades of this house in the Swiss town of Ascona provide views of the garden and Lake Maggiore. Wespi de Meuron Romeo Architetti, which is based on the opposite shore on the lake, was tasked with updating an existing house situated close to the centre

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