House at the Pyrenees

Cadaval & Sola-Morales projected a vernacular dry stone house in the Pyrenees with the aim to transform it into a comfortable and utilitarian second residence. The project elaborates on the physical connections between two homes coexisting in a single rehabilitated envelope, since fathers and sons want separated homes but shared experiences. The programmatic scheme and the interrelations of spaces of both houses are tided up to these vertical connections. What qualifies those spaces, however, Read more [...]
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House 4

Spanich architecture firm A-cero projected a single-family house integrated in the natural environment with fantastic views to the lake and green extensions. Here is the project description: The initial idea of this project is to integrate the house in the natural environment of the residential area in which it is. In that way, the house looks to the fantastic views of lakes and green extensions that spread over the common areas of the estate. The structure’s house is based on a game Read more [...]
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Visit Scotland Information Center

Curious DA designed the interior and facade for Visit Scotland in the historic city of St. Andrews, Scotland. Here is the project description: Curious DA was commissioned to design the interior and facade of a heritage building in the historic town of St Andrews for Visit Scotland. Design and fit-out was completed for all public areas and included large scale internal graphics and exterior signage. The clients brief was to refurbish the dated interior and exterior of the building and Read more [...]
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Weekend Links June 26

Illustration by Nat Russel for the Dwell & Arkitip Artist Series Movie of Gregori Warchavchik’s Casa Modernista da Rua Santa Cruz. Design dilemma: Five Secrets to a Great Outdoor Space. Open Source House winners announced. Dwell on Design edition of Out and About. London’s tallest tower by Renzo Piano. Pieces created by the winners of this year’s W Hotels Designers of the Future. MVRDV and ADEPT win the competition for House of Culture and Movement. New York City Read more [...]
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Company RSA Office

Company RDA asked usoarquitectura to design the new representation offices in Monterrey, Mexico. Here is the project description: In a space of 500 square meter, it was developed an inner project in which the identity of the company and the corporative image that characterizes it, are the main elements. Taking in consideration that the size of the representation offices is going to vary from one organization to another, it was very important to reduce the square meters average by user, Read more [...]
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Toolbox Torino Office

The intervention by Caterina Tiazzoldi focuses mainly on the ground floor where she conceived a professional incubator, a Toolbox, an office lab and co-working space. Here is the project description: Its design has been created for a new generation of professionals. Derived from an hybridation of traditional European working spaces (organized in small offices) and the American open space model, Toolbox has been conceived as an attempt to invent a new approach to work. The concept Read more [...]
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7 Houses

Located just outside of Paris, Bigoni-Mortemard Architectes projected the seven houses like a small medina around an alley. Four of the houses have their living rooms on the second floor, connected to the sky through a series of terraces leading onto the roof, where a small kitchen has been placed. The contrast between the austerity of the facades and the generosity of dimensions and light of the inner spaces is surprising. The handcrafted finish of the white facades give an almost Mediterranean Read more [...]
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Lumino House

Davide Macullo Architects projected another stunning house located in the Swiss Alpine village of Lumino. This house stands as a monolithic element, quietly complementing and echoing its context. The surrounding area is characterized by traditional store built houses, many of which date back centuries and are marked by their use of this single contraction material. The new house is intended of the vernacular; its exposed reinforced concrete from recalls the revered strength and resonates Read more [...]
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La Purificadora Boutique Hotel

La Purificadora Boutique Hotel, designed by Legorreta + Legorreta in collaboration with Serrano Monjaraz Arquitectos, used to be an ice factory where the water was bottled and purified located in the city of Puebla, Mexico. Here is the project description: Located in the city of Puebla and belonging to the Master Plan “Paseo San Francisco”, the Boutique Hotel has colonial heritage and is registered as historical patrimony, which must be respected and included as part of the new design Read more [...]
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Weekend Links June 19

Illustration by Vesa Sammalisto Pretty Smart Textiles exhibition. DMY Berlin official opening video. Follow IdeaCity10 with Vidafine. Video of Kazuyo Sejima’s Villa in Hayama. Spanish Architects Still Suffer Most article. Public toilet in Valetta by Chris Briffa. Original Clamp Coffee Table. New A380 Plane for Lufthansa. DMY 2010 Highlights. Movie of Herzog & de Meuron’s VitraHaus. Interview with Winy Maas. Beautiful Steps Installation. Movie Read more [...]
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