Author: David

Clay House by Budi Pradono

Perfect looking mountainside house using containers. -------------------------------- The home is organized with open layouts and positioned to optimize views of the outdoors. The home is organized with open layouts and positioned to optimize views of the outdoors. A shipping container brings a sense of drama to this...

Heatherwick Studio Silo Hotel

Old grain silo to stunning hotel! --------------------------------------------- Prolific architecture firm Heatherwick Studio has updated an abandoned silo in Cape Town with beautiful pillowed glass windows. The former silo building has sat at the heart of the Table Bay harbor since 1924 and, out of respect for the beloved landmark, the architects...

UPCycle Offices / Gensler

Already loving this one! ------------------------- Positioned at the heart of vibrant East Austin, Gensler Austinhas converted an old single-story warehouse into creative office. Built in 1972, the 65,000 square foot warehouse’s unique appearance was preserved while transforming the structure into a modern space optimized for collaboration.  As the former...

Villa NEO House / Querkopf Architekten

German Engineering in the House! ------------------------------------------ This villa breaks with all traditions and forms an unrestrained contrast to the otherwise natural surroundings. Like an artistic installation on a podium made of natural stone, which at the same time forms the underground car park, lies the two-story villa...

Students build a low-cost yet high-quality sustainable home from recycled materials

It can be done! ------------------------------------ Affordable and sustainable housing is possible—and Studio 804’s many projects are proof. Working together with University of Kansas architecture students, Studio 804 produced their latest design/build project, called 1330 Brook Street, in a working-class neighborhood in the city of Lawrence. As with their previous...

The Compound House / March Studio

Very different then most houses we see, but extremely creative uses of materials. ----------------------------------------------------------- The Compound house is an adventurous project, averting style in lieu of an exploration into light and shadow, form and texture, order and chaos, the rational and the random. The Compound deliberately exploits...

Changing it up a little.  buildings built in ruins COOL! --------------------------- The stone ruins of an 18th-century Scottish farmhouse have been brought back to life as the envelope for a surprisingly modern solar-powered home. Lily Jencks Studio and Nathanael Dorent Architecturecrafted Ruin Studio with layers like a palimpsest, from the 200-year-old farmhouse...

SB House / Pitsou Kedem Architects

Unique with lots of light. ---------------------------------------------- Technological advances of the industrial revolution, which allowed the use of iron and concrete building blocks of the building brought with them the Gospel of modernism and the principle-front front free of static load balancing, transparent or opaque, Spacey or detached...

Casa Morgana / J. Mayer H

Ahhh, German engineering and simplicity. --------------------------------- Casa Morgana is somewhere else. Surrounded by neighbouring homes dating from the late nineteenth century, the building is like a study for possible future architecture and seems to have fallen out of context. Surrounding nature simulates a subtropical oasis and locates...