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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...

1850s barn in Italy becomes a modern, sustainable family home

Beautiful reuse project! ----------------------- Located at the foot of UNESCO World Heritage site Alpe di Siusi in the Italian province of South Tyrol, Messner House represents adaptive reuse at its finest. The project was organized by Italian architecture firm noa* (Network of Architecture), who was adamant about respecting the...

Amagansett Modular House

Modular cargo container house does not look to bad. ---------------------------------- Our clients, a couple with 3 children, had purchased a triangular, wooded, corner lot on high ground in Amagansett, NY and contacted us to explore means of building a house for their summer and year-round-weekend use. The site...

Herra2 House / Landa Suberville

Love the length of the cantilever on this one. ---------------------------------- This house is developed on an ascending lot, west of Monterrey in the foothills of Sierra Madre. The service areas are on the access floor, the garden and the social area that integrates with the #terracetequilera® are on...

Campinarana House

Very open air house utilizing a lot of Coreten and concrete. ------------------------ The Amazon, more than any other area on the planet, requires climate-appropriate architectural strategies. The natural and environmental conditions are extreme and the proximity of the equatorial zone requires an architecture oriented towards thermal comfort...

Design Hostel

What is possible with quick build containers. -------------------- In their previous life, the 25-m2 overseas containers transported consumer goods across the ocean; today, the 63 containers have been transformed into a hostel where keen travelers can dream of the open seas. With its construction from recycled intermodal...

Gerês House / Carvalho Araújo

Really like the floating nature and heavy use of concrete & wood. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Gerês house is located on a steep slope in the Caniçada Valley where there was a small house and a stream. The existing building was located in an upper level of the land eventually liable...

Modern rammed earth home

Epic Rammed Earth home, very time consuming to build but well worth the outcome. ___________________________ Named after the way light bounces off of its angled walls and ceilings, Dancing Light is an award-winning dwelling nestled in the desert town of Paradise Valley, Arizona. Local architecture practice Kendle Design...