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Carlos Castanheira brings order to abandonded caretaker’s cottage in Braga

January 27, 2023 Amy Frearson 0

Portuguese architect Carlos Castanheira has transformed an ageing stone cottage into a modern upside-down house. Located on a farm in Famalicão, in Portugal’s Braga region, the previously abandoned caretaker’s cottage is now São Cosme House, a two-storey family home. Castanheira’s renovation uncovers the original timber roof structure, adds a bedroom wing and gives the building

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The Bolder Cabins / Snøhetta

January 27, 2023 Paula Pintos 0

The Bolder project consists of four cabins lifted over the ground designed to harmonize in the best possible way with the surrounding nature and blur the lines between being indoors and outdoors.

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Golden Rose Hotel / noa* network of architecture

January 27, 2023 Paula Pintos 0

Architectural Patchwork. The property dates back to the 15th century and is said to have hosted Queen Victoria on her journey through in 1891. Goldene Rose was the first building purchased by the hotel’s current owner. Fortunately, the four neighboring properties to the rear were also gradually put up for sale. This gave rise to the idea of grouping all the buildings under one roof, with particular attention paid to preserving the historic structure. For the planning and execution of the redesign, the client turned to noa*, which has a great deal of experience with projects in heritage-listed contexts and is well-versed in dealing with building fabric where nary a right angle is to be found.

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Houses / Unemori Architects

January 27, 2023 Hana Abdel 0

There are two houses in a quiet residential area with verdant greenery. One is my own house, and the other is my sister-in-law`s family. While the two families wanted to live independently, they also wished to support one another and desired to establish a common space such as a garden and atelier to enjoy a lifestyle that allows for a sense of expansion that is difficult to achieve as a single household. 

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Hebra Arquitectos lifts Quilanto House above forested site in Chile

January 26, 2023 Jenna McKnight 0

Chilean studio Hebra Arquitectos has completed an elevated, wood-and-glass cabin that is designed to have a small footprint and accommodate a person in a wheelchair. The Quilanto House is located in southern Chile’s Los Rios region, near Ranco Lake. Tucked into a wooded site, it serves as a nature retreat for a single mother and

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