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  • Concrete envelops the building, like weathered skin tanned by Portugal’s climate. The skin has wrinkles and flaws that trap the light. This denotes its strength of character. Below the day zone exposed to air and light, lies an underground family room. It acts as a rest-stop before reaching the bedrooms. The sofa invites us to sit […]


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  • The site is located in a heritage conservation area that is fiercly protected by Leichhardt council. Being in one of the few streets in the Inner West Sydney that are still largely original in their streetscape, any alteration or addition was bound to be somewhere between controversial and impossible. Being only about 100m2 in size, […]


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The architects’ office heri & salli from Vienna created in a residential building of a private building owner in Austria a so-called “pleated dress”, a façade design that is positioned in front of the building including a grid system lying behind. The bent perforated plates can be shifted individually on a perimeter frame as required. The primary goal […]


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The building was conceived as a transitional element in the streetscape, between a six storey commercial building to the east and single storey terrace houses to the west. The shape of the site dictated that the building be broken down into 4 distinct elements, one a stand alone building on the secondary street frontage, another on the […]


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Camo-Density or: How I learned to love living in a hedge As the city of Vancouver continues to grow, there is increasing demand for central living accommodation. As Vancouver’s downtown core reaches its maximum build out – with few lot’s left for development – attention needs to be directed to its single units detached neighborhoods […]


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The arrangement of this house is born of the radical choice to place the required swimming pool in the very heart of it. The topic was set as such, with this pure white parallelepiped covered with scales on North face and glass on South face, the outside and in boundaries fantasized by architects are both […]


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