Staggered pavilions form holiday resort on lush hill in Costa Rican surf town

Architecture firm Studio Saxe has stepped a series of pavilion-like guest rooms down a slope facing the Pacific Ocean, creating a hotel in a Costa Rican beach town. Mint Santa Teresa is located in Santa Teresa – a small coastal town in Costa Rica’s Puntarenas Province that is a popular spot for surfers and yoga retreats. The hotel’s Swedish

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Deborah Berke Partners channels modernism with long and low Indiana house

A low-lying slender form, an overhanging roof and sliding glass doors are among the modernist-influenced features at this Indianapolis residence by architecture studio Deborah Berke Partners. When designing North Penn House for a family, the New York-based firm form drew on elements found in modernist dwellings built in the surrounding area during the 1950s and

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Elizabeth Diller named world’s most influential architect by Time magazine

Elizabeth Diller is the only architect named on Time magazine’s list of 100 most influential people of 2018, with philanthropist Eli Broad calling her a “visionary”. Diller, who founded New York-based firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro with partner Ricardo Scofidio, has been named on the Time list for the second time. “She imagines things the rest of us

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Studio Gang unveils scalloped concrete condo tower for Brooklyn

US firm Studio Gang has revealed a 51-storey residential tower in Brooklyn, featuring scooped concrete windows and a curved elevated park. Newly released images show the 11 Hoyt development, which the firm’s New York studio has designed for the site of a former car park, next to the Macy’s store in Downtown Brooklyn. The condominium

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Fifties eateries in São Paulo influence deli at Institute of Architects of Brazil

Architects Guilherme Pianca and Gabriel Kogan toured São Paulo’s quaint restaurants dating back to the 1950s to find references for a sandwich shop in the city’s institute for architects. Pianca’s firm and Kogan – the son of Brazilian architect and Studio MK27 founder, Marcio Kogan – designed the IAB restaurant to occupy the ground floor of

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The LADG envisions concrete pavilion for Coachella festival-goers

Undulating “concrete blankets” form a series of mountain-like structures in this conceptual pavilion designed by The Los Angeles Design Group for the Coachella festival. US studio The Los Angeles Design Group (The LADG) has released designs of the pavilion it proposed for the 2018 edition of the annual California music festival, which starts today. The studio

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David Adjaye and Michael Van Valkenburgh selected to transform Detroit’s West Riverfront Park

Michael Van Valkenburgh and David Adjaye have won a competition to transform a riverside parcel in Downtown Detroit into a thriving public park, with plans for a beach, multiple pavilions and a small isle for roosting birds. The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy announced yesterday that the British architect and the Brooklyn-based landscape architecture firm triumphed in

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Selldorf Architects unveils major renovation and expansion plans for New York’s Frick museum

Selldorf Architects has revealed plans for a renovation and expansion of the Frick Collection museum in New York City. Selldorf Architects’ plans for the biggest overhaul of the Frick Collection since the Manhattan art museum opened in the 1930s, includes adding a extension to the museum’s library and opening parts of the Frick residence to the public for the

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Dark wood contrasts pale marble at renovated Brazilian apartment

Architecture studio Belotto Scopel Tanaka has used sliding wooden doors, white marble and grey furnishings to transform this apartment in Curitiba, Brazil, into a family getaway. Apartment 207 is located the southern city’s Batel area – a hub for bars, restaurants and shops that locally based Belotto Scopel Tanaka describes as the “city’s trendiest neighbourhood”.

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Studio Libeskind designs angular housing for over 60s in Brooklyn

Daniel Libeskind’s architecture firm has revealed it design for a faceted affordable housing block for seniors in Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy neighbourhood. Studio Libeskind has released three renderings of the 10-storey apartment block, which will be built on a plot in the Sumner Houses estate in Bedford-Stuyvesant – often shortened to Bed-Stuy. Although the firm designed the masterplan for the

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Ampuero Yutronic stains Chilean house to resemble local volcanic stone

A pale plywood interior is hidden behind the slatted black timber walls of this house in Chile, which occupies a rural site with views towards one of the country’s most active volcanoes. Ampuero Yutronic completed the residence in Chile’s Araucania Region – an area known for its dramatic terrain of volcanoes, lakes and the Andes mountains

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Carl Hansen & Son opens loft-style showroom in San Francisco

Mid-century Scandinavian and Californian design meet in Carl Hansen & Son’s new showroom in San Francisco, which the Danish furniture brand has opened to continue its US expansion. Carl Hansen & Son’s West Coast flagship store occupies a ground-floor space in the city’s Design District – a hub for homeware and furniture brands close to the South of

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Monochrome exhibition in Brooklyn comprises seven single-coloured rooms

Every room at this house-like installation in a Brooklyn warehouse is entirely one colour, from a green kitchen with grassy surfaces to a pink bedroom where a tub is overflowing with teddy bears. New York artist CJ Hendry created the series of seven single-coloured rooms for her Monochrome exhibition, to display new images she created

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Modernist bank to be razed for Gehry’s Sunset Strip development

Los Angeles officials have approved plans to demolish a mid-century modern bank by architect Kurt Meyer in order to build Frank Gehry’s mixed-use complex on the city’s Sunset Strip. LA’s court of appeal gave Gehry’s 8150 Sunset Boulevard project permission to raze the modernist Lytton Savings building on Friday 23 March 2018. Meyer’s 20,000-square-foot (1,850-square-metre)

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Foraged materials form artist’s home and studio in Washington woodland

Architect Les Eerkes rescued plywood cladding, kitchen cabinets and a tiny porthole window from houses set to be bulldozed for this rural cabin near the Puget Sound. Eerkes sourced the free materials and appliances to keep within the tight budget for the two-storey studio and residence, created for film director and artist Anna Hoover. The kitchen cabinets,

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Moss converts Chicago corner shop into art gallery, apartment and its own studio

Architect Matt Nardella has turned an abandoned bodega in Chicago into his home and studio, arranging spaces around a courtyard he created in the centre. Nardella runs Chicago-based architecture and design firm Moss with his wife Laura Cripe, who oversees the marketing and business development. The architect and his team transformed the 6,000-square-foot (557-square-metre) grocery

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OMA to extend historic Jewish temple in LA with skewed pavilion

Architecture firm OMA has revealed the design of its first cultural building in California: a pavilion featuring tilted walls and patterned openings that will accompany a Jewish temple in Los Angeles. OMA’s Audrey Irmas Pavilion will provide a series of multi-functional gathering spaces alongside the Wilshire Boulevard Temple – home to one of the largest Jewish

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Naturehumaine enlivens mid-century Montreal house with plant-covered wall

A sliding screen offers glimpses to the living room beneath this plant-filled wall, which architecture firm Nauturehumaine has added to a 1940s house in Montreal. The local studio renovated the mid-century property in the Canadian city’s residential Outremont borough for a couple and their two children. At the request of the wife, who works in the

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Harvard GSD names Mark Lee as architecture department chair

Mark Lee of architecture firm Johnston Marklee has been appointed as the chair of the architecture department at Harvard University’s graduate design school. Lee’s appointment as Chair of Department of Architecture at Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) was announced today and will become effective from 1 July 2018. Lee, who has taught as a

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Nicole Hollis creates blackened wood library for its San Francisco studio

Interior design studio Nicole Hollis has inserted charred black boxes for storing project materials into its new offices in San Francisco. Led by interior designer Nicole Hollis, the team transformed a 5,000-square-foot (464-square-metre) space to create its offices inside a former industrial building at 1000 Brannan Street. A monochrome palette based on white-painted walls and poured

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