Gus Wüstemann creates affordable apartment block almost entirely from concrete

February 19, 2019 Alyn Griffiths 0
Gus Wüstemann affordable concrete housing in Zurich

Concrete-lined living spaces extend out onto angular balconies at this low-cost housing block in Zurich, designed by locally based studio Gus Wüstemann. The monolithic block is surrounded by 1950s housing in the suburb of Albisrieden. It was designed by the Swiss architecture studio for the Baechi Foundation and contains nine apartments. The new block is slotted in among

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Casa De Masi / Toti Semerano

February 19, 2019 Martita Vial 0

Turning a country house, lost in the Agro di Casarano from an anonymous building without quality in a meeting place between art and architecture was not a recent request. It would have been much simpler to demolish the existing one and redesign the whole lot from scratch, instead we chose not to make a clean sweep, but rather to accept the actual state as a starting point: the old factory building is It was wrapped in a new wrapping, a white wooden lining that redefines the volume, unifying it, and redraws the score of the facades.

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Ring / Life Style Koubou

February 19, 2019 Andreas Luco 0

The premises are easily accessible and fairly wide, located in a category 1 medium- and high-rise exclusive residential district, and have a busy road, albeit one-way, right in front and tall apartment buildings on both sides.

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SLD Residence / Davidov Partners Architects

February 18, 2019 Martita Vial 0

A stark monolithic facade disguises a house abundant in natural light.  The SLD Residence is located on a busy road in inner-Melbourne. Whilst the road is a prominent tree lined boulevard our clients wished to maintain a sense of privacy from the street in both a visual and acoustic sense. 

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Quebec Pool House / Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects

February 18, 2019 Andreas Luco 0

This pool house and spa is constructed into the side of a mountain at the point where it meets the St. Lawrence River valley floor. Built for a discerning client on his rural property west of Montreal, this seemingly simple structure is intricately crafted. This is a minimalist project, inspired by Mies van der Rohe’s 1929 Barcelona Pavilion, which established the grammar for this elemental modern architecture.

Studio B’s V-Plan House in Aspen comprises black gabled forms

February 18, 2019 Jenna McKnight 0
V-Plan House by Studio B

Colorado firm Studio B has created a dwelling in the Rocky Mountains that features black wooden cladding, sharply pointed roofs and cosy rooms awash in natural light. The V-Plan House is situated in the mountain town of Aspen, Colorado on a prime site overlooking a golf course. The building occupies a wedge-shaped property with neighbours

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Atelier Janda Vanderghote turns historic Ghent house into modern B&B

February 18, 2019 Anna Winston 0
Atelier Janda Vanderghote Entrenous hotel

Young Belgian studio Atelier Janda Vanderghote has transformed the interior of one of Ghent’s historic houses with a new concrete frame and brilliant blue furniture. Located near Ghent’s Citadelpark, B&B Entrenous was designed by Atelier Janda Vanderghote for a family who wanted to create a unique private residence and a three-bedroom guest house. The area is

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Black Shed house on the Isle of Skye has fir interiors and a black tin exterior

February 17, 2019 Jon Astbury 0
Black Shed house on the Isle of Skye by Mary Arnold-Forster Architects

Mary Arnold-Forster Architects designed the tin-clad Black Shed house on the Isle of Skye for an architect and a rabbi. Douglas fir was used for the interior of the Scottish house to emulate the “feel and warmth” of a traditional Scottish blackhouse, which were originally built to shelter farm workers and livestock from harsh weather

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ERTLER Apartment Refurbishment / Alexandru SZUZ POP

February 16, 2019 Rayen Sagredo 0

The renovation of the early 1900’s apartment situated on the first floor of the ERTLER apartment building, located in the historic city center of Oradea, designed by the architect Mende Valer, characterized by the bi-dimensional decorative fields engraved in the masonry of the facade, aims to rethink the internal organization of the apartment space to fit the needs of the client.

10 off-grid homes for a self-sufficient lifestyle

February 16, 2019 Lizzie Crook 0
The Off-Grid Guest House by Anacapa Architecture

From an isolated house in a Californian nature reserve, to a rural house in China that encourages villagers to be self-sufficient, here are 10 off-grid homes where people are living sustainably.  Black Barn, England, by Studio Bark Designed to have minimal environmental impact, this off-grid house by Studio Bark is fully powered by solar and bio-diesel.

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