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Boxy building minimizes surface, maximizes air and stairs

I do go on about my Euroloaf buildings, the long low loaf-shaped apartment buildings that are a Scandinavian delight, but there are other typologies …

Fallsview Residence / Setless Architecture

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Sited above the intersection of Tew’s Falls and Webster’s falls on the Bruce Trail, this house makes a …

Architecture

Light box: a Copenhagen photographer gives a former garage a bright future

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kumiko inui conceals house O's interior with folded façade

<b>kumiko inui conceals house O’s interior with folded façade</b> <br>all images © office of kumiko inui<p><b>located in central tokyo, ‘house o’ is a minimal</b> …

Architecture

Zaha Hadid: A complete list of unbuilt designs

Unbuilt, unrealized, and in-progress designs from the late architect's unfolding legacy<p>The architects at her firm, Zaha Hadid Architects, played key roles creating many of her masterpieces, as well as scores of forthcoming projects across the globe. After consulting with Zaha Hadid Architects, …

Swiss air: architects SeARCH re-imagine the traditional chalet

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Casa 1217 / H Arquitectes

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The plot<p>Located in l’Escala (Girona) near Montgó Cove with no special urban characteristics. A …

Architecture

Modern Colorado Home Captures the Essence of Historic Telluride

<b>Tommy Hein Architects</b> designed this modern Colorado home in the old train depot neighborhood of Telluride — encompassing both contemporary concepts …

Wild Japanese House Has Holes All Over It

Light! Trees!<p>Some houses "bring the outside in" with large floor-to-ceiling windows and skylights. This radical black barn of sorts in the warm Japanese city of Anjo takes it to another level with huge cutouts all over the house's otherwise opaque shingle-clad structured. Conceived by Japanese firm …

Architecture

Modern River House in Lithuania Contrasting Natural Surroundings

Having a modern river house is like making peace with both nature and technology. This particular modern river house is located on the banks of the …

Architecture

Urban dream: nature and concrete meet in this Canadian home

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How To Build A Hobbit House In Your Backyard

30-year-old Ashley Yeates is not a hobbit. The Bedford, England, is a design and construction expert that’s much too big to be a hobbit, although …

Converted Warehouse Becomes Light-Filled Loft With Soaring Covered Courtyard

Timber, steel, and glass; oh my<p>Seems we're constantly ogling new loft conversions these days: architects the world over are transforming old industrial structures for clients who love the light-filled, open-planned spaces' old bones.<p>But this is the second such conversion we've seen lately in …

Architecture

Icelandic Cliffside Retreat By Visualising Architecture

National Geographic takes a closer look at the world's great urban parks

<i></i>This is the urban park of today. Unlike the neatly drawn public spaces of an earlier age, these parks are reclaimed from the discarded parcels of our …

Avant-garde

Mimi Zeiger on design, density and her new book 'Tiny Houses in the City'

Architecture critic and author Mimi Zeiger grew up in Berkeley with a Bronx-raised mother who she says had no patience for driving her anywhere.<p>So it's no surprise that her latest book, "Tiny Houses in the City," (Rizzoli, $29.95) focuses on creative pint-sized homes that are wedged into densely …

San Francisco

Architects' own homes the highlight of Pasadena Heritage's spring tour

Some of the world's most influential architects have designed homes for Pasadena residents. Charles and Henry Greene created the Gamble House for David and Mary Gamble in 1908, and Frank Lloyd Wright designed his first textile concrete block house, La Miniatura, for Alice Willard in 1923.<p>But what …

Castro Contemporary Rated LEED Platinum Asks $4.75M

In the land of Victorians, this property has an edgy modernist attitude — and the original vintage home<p>According to the U.S. Green Building Council, there are just 14 homes certified LEED Platinum (the highest sustainability rating) in San Francisco. One of them is the home at 4443 19th Street. The …

The Ancient Party Barn / Liddicoat & Goldhill

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The design eschews the language of the typical barn conversion, instead making the cluster of historic …

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MIMA Light / MIMA Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> MIMA Light is the ultimate achievement in modular construction, combining an outstanding lightness with …

livingpursuit: “ Sustainable Treehouse by Mithun ”

Contemporary Luxury since 2011,<br>Inspired by the Mediterranean.<br>________________________________________________________________________<p>EN-<p>❛ In; Into; …

Articles about eichler inspired modular home california on Dwell.com - Dwell

In the heart of Silicon Valley, a 2,121-square-foot Eichler home oozes with midcentury charm and sophistication after a...<p>Ranging from $795,000 to $4,250,000, these Californian Eichler homes run the gamut from cozy bungalows to rare, double-story...<p>Faced with the unique challenge of renovating the …

Oak Pass Main House by Walker Workshop - CAANdesign | Architecture and home design blog

Architects: Walker Workshop<br>Location: Beverly Hills, California, USA<br>Photo courtesy: Joe Fletcher<br>Description:<p>The Oak Pass principle house sits on the …

Israeli Architect Eran Chen Is Transforming The Face Of New York: “Architecture Is Not A Privilege”

Cities, and Manhattan in particular, are known for their skylines. Yet, Israeli architect Eran Chen is changing the face of New York City, not by …

APOLLO architects conceals home and art gallery within stacked volumes

<b>APOLLO architects conceals home and art gallery within stacked volumes</b><br>all images © masao nishikawa<p><b>tokyo based firm apollo architects & associates</b> …

Art Galleries

Andy Goldsworthy creates ephemeral Land Art with natural materials found in the wilderness

Some of the best art out there is ephemeral and leaves almost no trace. Take the case of Andy Goldsworthy, generally considered the founder of modern …

Cargo Architecture completes Scandinavian-inspired holiday home in Quebec

Canadian studio Cargo Architecture used a restrained materials palette for this woodland vacation cottage in Quebec, which has a swing seat and a …

Architecture