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Affleck + de la Riva architectes
Saint Roch-de-l’Achigan City Hall


Saint Roch de l’Achigan is a small farming community eighty kilometres north of Montreal. The community’s historic convent, built in 1881, is a landmark visible at great distances across the surrounding countryside. Located in the village center, the old convent is a building of important heritage value, a symbol of community and a source of […]


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Luis Pons D-LAB
Le Sereno Villas


Spacious, simple, airy, and surrounded by stunning ocean views, three contiguous villas at Le Sereno Villas were conceptualized as a series of roofs protecting a generous sundeck. Making use of the various lot levels and incorporating angles into the architecture, each villa offers vast exterior expanses for sunbathing and entertaining that remain out of view […]


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JUMA Architects
Optiek Herpol


Optics Herpol wanted to move to a better, more central location with easy parking. A property located in the town square seemed to meet these conditions. So JUMA architects was asked to draw the new interior. The property is very deep and narrow at the same time with little natural light. JUMA started these restrictions […]


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SHATOTTO architecture
SP Setia Headquarters


SP Setia, considered as one of the largest developers in Malaysia. Their new large venture “Setia Alam” is located in the “Shah Alam” area, south west of Kuala Lumpur. In this approximately five thousand acres of new city, SP Setia decided to build their own headquarters on a four-acre of land. This developed the idea […]


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KANVA
Edison Residence


A small vacant lot located at the epicenter of Montreal student life, just north of the McGill University’s Milton gates, was the basis of the latest design by KANVA. The site endured a fire in the early 20th century, which flattened the existing 19th century historic stone house; this tragedy represents only one of many […]


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WTA Architecture + Design Studio
Cloud Citadel


The design approach is specific for this project and wouldn’t work quite as sensibly for another. It’s a reasoning brought by the background of the project which emphasizes relationships to the site and the four different core functions to each other; offices, hotel, retail, and residential; that melds with significant spiritual and abstract components of […]


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Pepe Gascón
Sant Miquel Special Education School


Apart from its mere built container, a school is nothing more than a place where teaching and learning take place. This project, therefore, reflects the desire to interact with the city, revealing the flows and activities that occur within the immediate environment of the site. Moreover, this school converges with the work of the Xamfrà […]


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Cité Arquitetura
SOROCABA 112


Dynamism of the façade: Refuge for intellectuals and bohemians, the neighborhood of Botafogo, in Rio de Janeiro’s Zona Sul, has been undergoing a process of urban revitalization and vertical growth in recent years, mixing new residential complexes with historic buildings and modest dwellings of early 20th century. This diversity makes the area a perfect place to […]


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Norm Architects
Copenhagen Penthouse II


On the top of one the few high-rise buildings in Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, the interior of this penthouse has been completely redone. The apartment has a stunning view overlooking the city to both sides. The clients dream was a completely minimalistic space with no nonsense and plenty of light on the top of town. We tore […]


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Verónica Martínez
Wind


Awarded at first event “Fabrication day” by HI-MACS® at Candido Hermida, La Coruña, Spain, in November 2011. Its shape is inspired by the subtle movements of the soft winds. WIND is an elegant plant holder to be used in many type of spaces indoors or outdoors, alone or in a group like a divider. Plant holder […]


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Metropolis
Lawyers Firm


For a project as important as the general offices of a lawyers firm, there was a private bidding process, where Consultora Metropolis won with the proposal of the remodelation of an old 5,000 m2 clinic, in the district of San Isidro, in Lima – Peru. The general proposal tried to recover the original structure of […]


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Nuvist Architecture & Design
Nebbessa Table & Drawer Unit


We focus on improve, develop and redefine the notion of fluid powerful formal language of our Volna Table to simple fluid volume. Nebbessa Table has been also inspired by wave formations as Volna Table has. Fluidity represents with sometimes strong powerful and sometimes solid lightness lines. Who needs four legs if it works and it is […]


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Störmer Murphy and Partners GbR
Extension of Deutsche Krankenversicherung Headquarters


The attempt to optimally react to the heterogeneous urban structure of the Köln-Braunsfeld district, has generated the idea to structure the newly built extension for the headquarters of Deutsche Krankenversicherung (DKV) in three building parts. Two bar buildings facing each other with a reversely inclined attic descending from 7 to 5 storeys have been arranged […]


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aLL Design
Heliport Heights


aLL Design’s visually striking residential tower is intended to fill the unsightly gap on London’s south bank skyline and provide wonderful views across the river Thames. Heliport Heights will rise 15 storeys above the existing four-storey building using stilts, a first for London, allowing existing tenants to remain in-situ. The existing building will be refurbished, […]


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3LHD
Villa Klara


The Villa is placed in natural surroundings, on the slopes of the Cmrok hill, in a very attractive residential part of the city of Zagreb. The customary program of a family residence had to be adjusted to the very steep terrain. Instead of traditional divisions into upstairs/downstairs and public/private, the building is organized into a […]


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za bor architects
Smena Fitness Club


Smena fitness club in the za bor architects portfolio is the third sports-related project and the first realize object of this type. A private client who turned to the bureau with this project, wanted to create a large stylish club with high quality equipment and original design. Reasonable prices, due to refusing from many side […]


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Wallflower Architecture + Design
Sunny Side House


The site would not appeal to most local homebuyer as it immediately ticks several negative boxes for what are deemed liabilities in a residential semi-detached plot. It is long and narrow, with both the long side and front facing the western afternoon sun. The plot lies a metre below a public road that bounds the […]


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6 Extravagant Bar-Clubs You Have to Spend the Night at!


Tired of going to the same old club every Saturday night? Wanna go out, but you’re completely bored of the same scenery? Well, we know exactly just what you need! We’ve made up this list with 6 of what we consider to be some of the best places in the world to party! Take your […]


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3ndy Studio
Al Wagba Hotel


This is a project for a new Tower will be constructed along the bay in Doha (Qatar). The need to streamline a huge volume suggested to separate the body of the building in two thinner blocks, which allow to have from each floor, a great view on the sea and on the harbor. At the […]


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Maryann Thompson Architects
The Foote School Science and Technology Building


The new Science and Technology classroom and laboratory building at the Foote School in New Haven was designed by Maryann Thompson Architects to be a state of the art sustainable facility. The building uses both common sense passive strategies as well as active renewable energy systems to create a building that is a dynamic teaching […]


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