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GLR arquitectos – Gilberto L. Rodríguez
Torres House


Set high in the Sierra Madre mountain range, the Torres House seeks to establish an intimate contact with the natural environment in which it is located. Discreetly open towards the street, the house is accessed by crossing over a fountain from which a huge oak tree emerges, impressive both for its size and its beauty. […]


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GAD – Gökhan Avcıoğlu
The KUUM Hotel Spa & Residences


The KUUM Hotel Spa & Residences is an innovative concept for boutique lifestyle and resorts. The architecture for KUUM was inspired by the regional beauty, resources and historical legacy of southwestern Turkey and the Aegean Sea. Specifically, the Kuum Property is located in Bodrum, an international destination renowned for its wonderful climate, turquoise waters and […]


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b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos
La Mola Conference Centre


In a location trapped between a golf course and a forest, a considerable building volume is distributed. Three pavilions scattered on the hillside with strict rationality solve a functional program for low interpretations. The link between them is provided by a semi buried body that takes more formal freedom and that is protected from the […]


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Wallflower Architecture + Design
Enclosed Open House


The owners wanted a spacious, contemporary house that would be as open as possible but without compromising security and privacy at the same time. Surrounded by neighbours on four sides, the solution was a fully fenced compound with a spatial programme that internalised spaces such as pools and gardens, which are normally regarded as external […]


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Andrés Remy Arquitectos
RZ House


The design of the house proposes the connection of two volumes as a response to the site´s special landscape conditions. At the crossing of the canal and the lake, the house captures the best views from the main rooms while the more private areas stay less exposed. The plan is a J letter which adapts […]


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Matsunami Mitsutomo Architect & Associates
Apartment in Katayama


As the apartment has ‘A room arrangement matching that of the window pattern’, the part that was once unavoidable has now become a large subject of the design. Taking the challenge of a small apartment within those conditions, whilst dealing with a strict budget, the Katayama apartment was born. The Katayama Apartment is a small […]


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Mount Fuji Architects Studio
Sakura House


A home office for a couple planned in a residential neighborhood in Meguro. The site is situated in an area where land costs are among the highest in Tokyo.The area is typically cluttered, like most residential areas in downtown Tokyo.It is hard to say that quality of living environment deserves the price of land. I […]


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GLR arquitectos – Gilberto L. Rodríguez
BC House


Our project is in a privileged topographic situation, due to its visual condition of greater height in relation to the surrounding neighbors. This allows the house to enjoy excellent vistas towards the National Park of Chipinque in the south, as well as towards all of the east, which is dominated in the horizon by the […]


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Archoffice
Birkenhead Library and Civic Centre


The new Birkenhead Library and Civic Centre is a purpose-built new generation 2,600m2 library  situated on a reserve site in Birkenhead, Auckland, New Zealand. The architectural concept for the library is based around a simple narrative of looking through ancient trees that existed on the site to the view – thus notions of solid and […]


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Olson Kundig Architects
The Lightcatcher at the Whatcom Museum


The basic concept for this new $12.8 million museum is that of a museum turned inside out—to make the building as active on the outside as it will be on the inside. An iconic 36-foot-tall, 180-foot-long translucent wall, “the lightcatcher,” is conceived as the focal point and backdrop to a central courtyard that will become […]


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Andrés Remy Arquitectos
The Waterfall House


The waterfall house was conceived by the request of a young business man in a closed neighborhood. The particularities and requisites of the client, among with the lot’s characteristics, established the path to follow in the design process. The borders of the small lot we are referring to, seem to disappear in the predominant visuals: […]


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Shun Hirayama Architecture
Les Aventuriers


The site is located in Kanagawa Prefecture on a mountainside that overviews a sea and a city. The client couple, who are friends of mine, and I visited there, when the project was initiated. Walking around in the pre-project site, where too many tall trees stand on, views changed variously, because of the slanted land’s […]


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b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos
Refurbishment of an office building


The project consists of transforming an administrative building between party walls, which had significant structural problems, into an office building. The work presents two basic concepts: on one side,  the training of obtaining, from a very determining pre-existence, the flexibility and services level that this typology demands. On the other side, a new façade had […]


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Benjamin Garcia Saxe Architecture
A Forest For a Moon Dazzler


She wakes up when the moon is going down. The loud noise of the crickets reminds her that she is surrounded by the forest. The warmth of the rising sun fi lters through the leaves and warms the rough wood fl oors. She knows its time to make bread. The chirping has changes to bird […]


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Iroje Khm Architects
Island House


Floating site on the river: This site, where is floating on river and confronted the graceful landscape, was strongly recognized to me as a part of nature, from the first time that I met. From then, I started to visualize “the architectural nature” as a place of recreation. Form of site = Form of architecture […]


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Parsonson Architects Ltd.
Paetawa House


The Paetawa House design by Parsonson Architects has finished in 2004. This small one bedroom house is located at Pekapeka Beach, a small seaside settlement an hours drive north of Wellington City. It rests on gently undulating dune lands, facing northwest, looking across the road and lower dunes out to the Tasman Sea and Kapiti […]


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Daniel Bonilla Arquitectos
Athikia Building


The basic challenge was how to develop a project that maximised the small lot, optimizing the number of units and other areas, while generating an architectural language that was unique within its sector. The key design ideas were to obtain flexibility and cost effectiveness, within a contemporary and unique building (thus mitigating the disadvantage of […]


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PIQUE
High Desert Pavilion


Central Oregon is known for its access to a variety of outdoor sports. The region’s variety of climates provides a unique opportunity to access a myriad of activity types in the same season. It is not uncommon for a person to go skiing in the morning and biking in the afternoon. A building in this […]


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