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Álvaro Siza completes limestone-clad skyscraper in Manhattan

May 25, 2022 Ben Dreith 0
Siza New York Tower

Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza has revealed the 611 West 56th Street skyscraper in Manhattan, which is the Pritzker Architecture Prize-winning architect’s first building in the United States. The 450-foot-tall (137-metre) residential tower is sited on the Upper West Side between Riverside Park and Central Park near Danish architecture studio BIG’s Via 57 West residential tower. In line

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Foster + Partners designs Manila skyscraper with wraparound verandas

May 23, 2022 Cajsa Carlson 0
Exterior of Foster + Partners' BWDC tower in Manila

British architecture studio Foster + Partners has unveiled the BWDC Residential Tower in Manila, Philippines, which will feature wraparound verandas with large roof overhangs that help keep the apartments cool. Designed to have expansive views of a golf club in central Manila, the 45-storey skyscraper aims to mitigate the city’s high temperature and humidity by

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No Architects references owner’s artworks in Prague maisonette

May 23, 2022 Alice Laycock 0
Kitchen counter detail with 69 painting visible on the wall to the left

No Architects repeated rounded beveled corners, royal blue and numeric details throughout an apartment in Prague, which was informed by two contemporary paintings. The apartment in the Czech capital’s Žižkov district, takes cues from the two modern artworks belonging to the owners – an unnamed piece by Vladimír Houdek and Cesta domů by Josef Bolf.

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Set Ideas completes two modular home prototypes in Argentina

May 22, 2022 James Brillon 0
Modulos Set Ideas

Argentinian studio Set Ideas has completed two small cabins in Córdoba that aim to offer high-quality living spaces within a tight footprint. Encompassing only 40 square metres, the TINY_MOD cabins – which stands for Tiny Module – were completed in 2021. The small, black cabins are located in Córdoba, the capital of the eponymous province

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Ten homes with spacious open-plan studies and workspaces

May 22, 2022 Alice Finney 0
An open plan study with a desk and leather work chair

An apartment in the middle of Berlin and a home overlooking the Devon countryside feature in this lookbook, which spotlights 10 studies with open-plan layouts. Studies are often relegated to the stuffiest corners of the house, but a more flexible layout means there’s plenty of opportunity to play around with arrangement, privacy and light, often

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Yellow Foot Residential Building / OA-Lab

May 22, 2022 Pilar Caballero 0

Open boundaries for communications with neighborhood – “Yellow Foot” is an apartment project located in the mid-size residential district of Seocho-dong in Seoul, Korea. This type of neighborhood is densely packed with small and middle-sized housing and accounts for about 40% of the total population of Seoul. Here, it is typical that buildings are surrounded by either blocking walls or parking lots along the streets without respecting pedestrians. There is no idea of public spaces and activities, so buildings are isolated from the streets behind walls and parking lots. In this situation, the “Yellow Foot” apartment is intended as an attempt to create open and engaging relationships between the private and public.

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Luciano Basso raises concrete home around tree in southern Brazil

May 21, 2022 James Brillon 0

Luciano Basso has completed a concrete home in the forests of southern Brazil that is built around a mature Paraná pine tree. The project was commissioned by a young couple, who wanted a home that would integrate harmoniously with the area’s surrounding vegetation. The 240 square-metre home is located in Caxias do Sul, in the

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De Matos Ryan adds timber playspace to garden of London home

May 21, 2022 Jon Astbury 0
Timber playspace in London garden

Architecture studio De Matos Ryan has created a “treeless treehouse” named Penfold in the garden of a London home, with a pyramidal timber structure that is accessible only by crawling beneath it. Named after a character in Danger Mouse, the favourite cartoon of the client’s children, the 4.1-metre-high playhouse references elevated lookouts and crow nests

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Ten homes with water features to help keep cool on a hot day

May 21, 2022 Nat Barker 0
Indoor water feature

In our latest lookbook we’ve collected 10 homes with water features to aid relaxation in warm weather, from an indoor reflective pool to a house perched on a pond. Nothing is more effective than a water feature for imbuing an outdoor space with a sense of calm and tranquility. The examples listed below demonstrate a range

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Ahad Ha’am Tower / Bar Orian Architects + Schwartz Besnosoff Architects

Bar Orian Architects, a leading international architecture firm based in Israel and established by Tal and Gidi Bar Orian in 1990, officially reveals its latest project – Ahad Ha’am Tower – a 24-floor modern skyscraper consisting of 170 residential units, commercial spaces, artist studios, a library and high-tech incubator located within a burgeoning neighborhood in Haifa, Israel’s third largest city. Ahad Ha’am Tower is a joint collaboration between Bar Orian Architects and Haifa-based firm Schwartz Besnosoff Architects.