Author: David

Lest go Skiing! ----------------- Skiers whooshing past this picturesque ski resort may want to slow down to take in its stunning beauty. Located in the Caucasus mountain range in Gudauri, Georgia, the Quadrum Ski and Yoga Resort resort is almost entirely made out of repurposed shipping containers and tucked into the...

Yellow House / Aguilo & Pedraza Arquitectos

Simple house with a Great view! ----------------------------------------------------------------------- The assignment consisted in designing a beach house in the town of Zapallar. The site is far from the sea in the eastern urban boundary. The sloping terrain makes the views towards the sea be preceded by roofs, streets, trees and hills. This quality of...

Ortega House / Estudio A0

I'm a sucker for Cantilevers! -------------------------------- To design a house for someone is to build a portrait: the portrait of one or more human beings in their relationship with others and their surroundings. Casa Ortega was designed for a devout son. The commission was clear: a home...

Mango Tree House / Volume Matrix Studio

Nice Industrial Zen look and feel. -------------------------------------------- The site is one of the old reminding mango gardens that still exist in Bangkok, it is the reason why the house tries to insert itself into its environment. The planning of the house is layed out in a way to...

Giant crane turned into luxury digs in Amsterdam

2nd one Ive found - a new trend?   A new luxury apartment is promising to elevate your next stay in Amsterdam—literally. Dutch firm Yays Concierged Boutique Apartments teamed up with Studio Edward van Vliet to completely renovate and transform a 1957 harbor crane into a three-story apartment while retaining the...

Guest House Rivendell

Not recycled but Love the design  with the Cantilever. -------------------------------------------- Among its many types, residential architecture is extremely limited when it comes to experimentation. Who would want to live like a guinea pig in highly private space in which his or her life unfolds? In order to...

Weathered steel and reclaimed materials

A Great mix!   Blends in very well. ---------------------------------------- Raleigh-based Tonic Design completed a creative new home that plays with the contrast between old and new through the use of reclaimed and contemporary materials. Tucked into the forests of Durham, the Piedmont Retreat is a 3,800-square-foot single-family home that embraces...