ML Residence / Anastasia Arquitetos

Concrete, wood and green everywhere! ------------------------------------------------------------- The ML residence is located in the city of Nova lima , state of Minas Gerais. The plot is in a mountainous site with an average slope of 53 per cent. In order to avoid permanent retaining walls (structures) it was...

San Simón Cabins / Weber Arquitectos

Striking use of steel and concrete sheeting. ------------------------------ Located within a forest about 20 minutes from the lake in Valle de Bravo, State of Mexico, the project consists of five volumes that are distributed in an area of ​​5,000m2 of land with the aim of accommodating the...

Hale Lana House / Olson Kundig

It's Olson Kundig in Hawaii, what could be wrong with this? --------------------------- “Hale Lana’s roof picks up on the local Hawaiian vernacular, where large canopy roofs gather prevailing trade wind breezes and keep them moving through the building. However, this project takes that idea to a new...

BM Kabana House

Adaptive reuse of an old concert structure. --------------------------------- Awhile back I was asked by my friend to propose an intervention to the back of his house. There were a series of concrete structures standing tall and proud in semi-rectangular alignment. It was clear that the deterioration of...

La Héronnière

A mono tone upcycled house! ------------------------------------- La Héronnière’s conceptual approach proposes an interpretation of the notion of recycling. We offer a reflection on the importance of maintaining a theoretical issue in our practice, which seems undermined by the public’s sole interest today in the technical dimension: “sustainable development”. La...

Shipping Container Housing for Cairo

Hope these get built. --------------------------------------------- UAE based architects Mouaz Abouzaid, Bassel Omara and Ahmed Hammad have designed a shipping container housing project for Cairo, Egypt. Dubbed ‘Sheltainer’, the project aims to address a need for low-income, student and refugee housing. The design focuses on Egyptian life around a...

Cornerstone House

Very unique use of materials in this one! --------------------------------------- Located in the north-side suburb of Northcote, the Cornerstone House emerges as an ode to the rugged beauty inspired by the project site itself, referencing the quarries that once typified the area. A stone quarry is an awe-inspiring...