Tolo House by Alvaro Leite Siza

The Tolo house, designed by Alvaro Leite Siza, is build on a sharply inclined hill in Penafiel, Portugal. The house fragmentation, necessary due to the steep topography, transforms the whole into a composition of small linked and interconnected volumes, creating an unevenness that allows for a more secure and rational use of the lot. The form resulting from a rigorous, modular geometric abstraction establishes the necessary rotation of certain modules to adapt to the natural morphology Read more […]
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Bar du Port by Christophe Pillet

Christophe Pillet redesigned the Bar du Port in Saint Tropez, France, creating a contemporary interpretation of the Parisian-looking bistros. The all-white palette is meant to remind patrons of the yachts from which the clients just alighted. The interior lighting approximates this luxurious seafaring life. All seating is bar-height to ensure that visitors can glimpse the harbor. Moreover, a high ceiling is largely clad in smoked mirror, amplifying daylight levels in the room and reflecting Read more […]
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Country House Extension by Hidalgo Hartmann Arquitectura

Hidalgo Hartmann Arquitectura projected a third building for a country house located on the end of a valley, laid aside a slope, in La Garrotxa, Spain. The new annex is separated from the main building, creating a cut in the ground that becomes the distribution hall to the three different buildings, uniting the spaces at ground level and providing daylight through the soft ramp on the other side of the entry. The three volumes remain separated on the first floor, suggesting the image of Read more […]
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Xmas Giftlist 2

1. Hitoshi Abe The book is the first monograph on Hitoshi Abe, one of Japan’s most promising rising architects, that features 26 of his best built projects, including stadia, museums, bridges and private houses 2. Arata Isozaki The book presents the most comprehensive selection of his built and unbuilt projects from the beginning of his career to the present day, illustrated with drawings, silkscreens, sketches and models 3. Toyo Ito The book contains essays written by Toyo Ito, one of Read more […]
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House N by Sou Fujimoto Architects

Sou Fujimoto Architects designed this unusual house located in Oita, Japan. The house itself is comprised of three shells of progressive size nested inside one another. The outermost shell covers the entire premises, creating an covered, semi-indoor garden. Second shell encloses a limited space inside the covered outdoor space. Third shell creates a smaller interior space. Photos by Iwan Baan Via Judit Bellostes Read more […]
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Temporary Chapel by Local Architecture

During the renovation of a historic building, including the community’s main chapel, Local Architecture suggested building a temporary chapel to accommodate religious worship during the 18 month construction period. Local Architecture, in collaboration with Hani Buri and Yves Weinand, developed a structure using timber panels. Built directly on the ground, the new chapel blends subtly and delicately with the landscape. The folded volume generates a wide horizontal space at the entrance, before Read more […]
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Wellness Sky by 4of7 Architecture

4of7 Architecture projected the conversion of the building that used to house an exclusive restaurant in Belgrade, Serbia, into a fitness center. The main volume of the building, triangular in plan, elevated 15 meters above the river, is supported solely by a central core which contains two elevator shafts and double spiral staircase. Concrete floor-slab and ceiling shell are not connected at the perimeter of the building, allowing an uninterrupted glass trip, with the total length of 150 Read more […]
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Xmas Giftlist 1

1. One Year of White Pages Set of 12 soft notebooks, one for each month 2. Wooden Monkey A beloved classic of Scandinavian design 3. Mustaches Set of 5 pencils with famous mustaches 4. The Eiffel Tower The book reveals the complex and fascinating process of bringing the Eiffel Tower to life 5. Mini Eames Plywood Elephant Read more […]
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Weekend Links December 01

I know it’s a little bit late for the Weekend Links. I totally forgot and I do have a lot of interesting links, so… Enjoy! Learn more about the greatness of Porous Masonry Walls. CG Textures supplies good quality textures to make your everyday work easier and more enjoyable. Create your own cocoon where you feel protected with Por las ramas. TIM Corner Shelf & TIM_TIM Wall Shelf is immediately ready for all the little everyday things. Campana Brothers Video Interview 3. Amazing Read more […]
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