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Nanzer + Vitas conceive mountain house in Argentina as a ruined village

December 7, 2021 James Brillon 0
Casa DP exterior at dusk

Argentinian architects Nanzer + Vitas modelled this home in the mountains of Córdoba province on a medieval village, clustering together distinct stone volumes with varying heights and roof profiles. Casa DP is located in Capilla del Monte, a mountainous area roughly 100 kilometres north-east of Córdoba city. Completed in 2020, the 290-square-metre house was conceived

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Boulders and pine trees surround High Desert Retreat by Aidlin Darling Design

December 2, 2021 James Brillon 0
A house perching on rocks in California by Aidlin Darling Design

San Francisco firm Aidlin Darling Design has completed a low-slung home in California’s Palm Desert that is intended to contrast the boulders and trees found in its remote setting. The three-bedroom family home is located on a rocky plateau in the arid landscape, with views of the Coachella Valley and San Jacinto Mountain Range. This

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Sophie Goineau and Enclosures Architects refurbish midcentury house in Beverly Hills

November 30, 2021 James Brillon 0
Curved kitchen of the Cove Way House

Interior designer Sophie Goineau and Los Angeles studio Enclosures Architects have restored Cove Way House in Beverly Hills by Alfred T Wilkes with updated finishes, “preserving the integrity of original LA modernism”. Located in LA’s upscale Beverly Hills neighbourhood, Cove Way House is a low-slung villa that was originally built in 1957. It is laid out

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Nate Dalesio clads his Upstate New York family house in corkboard panels

November 28, 2021 James Brillon 0
Cork Haven by Nate Dalesio

Architect Nate Dalesio has completed a cork-covered home for himself and his young family in Upstate New York, reusing the existing foundations but replacing almost the entire building. Dalesio, who also runs the architectural firm Multitude Studio from his home, overhauled the house originally built in 1937 in South Salem, New York. The abandoned property

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Boat-shaped bedroom tops Quebec chalet for sailors by Paul Bernier Architecte

November 21, 2021 James Brillon 0
Chalet in Oka by Paul Bernier Architecte

Canadian studio Paul Bernier Architecte has completed a cottage for a couple of sailing enthusiasts, shaping their upstairs bedroom with a rounded silhouette evocative of a boat. The project is located on the shores of Lac des Deux-Montagnes, a popular area for sailing and water sports near Montreal. Although it’s called a lake, this body

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Naturehumaine revives 1920s apartment in Montreal with contemporary finishes

November 18, 2021 James Brillon 0
Quesnel Apartment

Traditional details were kept throughout this ground-floor apartment in Montreal that local studio Naturehumaine renovated to bring in more natural light and create an improved connection to the rear yard. Originally built in the 1920s, the apartment was filled with classical details such as ornamental columns and a stained-glass doorway at the entrance of the

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Iragüen Viñuela Arquitectos completes Chilean ski cabin atop reused foundations

November 17, 2021 James Brillon 0

Iragüen Viñuela Arquitectos has reused the foundations of a previous building project for this holiday home in Chile, which can accommodate up to 12 guests. The two-storey cabin is located by the Cautín River and was commissioned by a client to enjoy winter sports with his family at the nearby resort Corralco, which is famed

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MKCA completes Carnegie Hill apartment with hidden doors and reconfigurable furniture

November 16, 2021 James Brillon 0
Carnegie Hill apartment hallway

New York City-based architect Michael K Chen has renovated an apartment in Manhattan’s Carnegie Hill neighbourhood, which includes movable partitions that create different layouts based on the occupants’ needs. The luxurious apartment’s interiors were renovated for a family of five, who sought to open up the space while still allowing for moments of privacy from

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Visitors wade through water in the Brazilian Pavilion at Expo Dubai 2020

November 14, 2021 James Brillon 0
Brazilian pavilion

Brazil’s Expo 2020 pavilion in Dubai centres on the theme of water and its main exhibition floor can be flooded with a thin layer of water that visitors are meant to walk through. Designed by architects MMBB Arquitetos, Ben-Avid, and JPG.ARQ, the pavilion is Brazil’s contribution to the exhibition, which was originally slated to open in

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Béres Architects hides cabin on stilts in a Hungarian forest

November 4, 2021 James Brillon 0
Cabin Moss

This cabin in the Alpokalja forest near Kőszeg, Hungary, was entirely built on stilts as an isolated getaway that would harmoniously integrate with the surrounding trees. Cabin Moss is comprised of an angular extrusion raised on slender stilts. The 40 square-metre structure, described by architecture studio Béres Architects as “tiny, but comfortable,” still enjoys a

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