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Marian. Family House in Ullastrell

Very simple and creative use of recycled materials. ---------------------------------------- The house sits on the southeast slope of Ullastrell, a tranquil village about 45 minutes from Barcelona. An old concrete mass wall contains the inclined terrain, which is 4 meters high above the street. We chose to preserve it...

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...

Green Houses

Using solar panels as wall and ceiling material. This is the idea I plan to do as well, but in a more artistic way. ------------------------- There is a story behind nearly every design I conceive. Very often the story is about coincidence or even a failure that...

Africa Fintech Foundry Headquarters

Fintech Meets Containers, two of my favorite things have merged, in Africa! -------------- Text description provided by the architects. This project is a technology accelerator and co-working space in Lagos, Nigeria. During the summer of 2016 a competition was launched to design a building for a team of software...

Bigwood / Olson Kundig

Great use of Steel, Glass, Wood and old factory parts ------------------------------ When I first visited this site, the owner and I immediately had the idea for a building that seems to be emerging out of the landscape. The east end of the house is buried, while the...

This garden house grows enough food for three generations of one family

Love the idea of being self supportive. Our plans call for a greenhouse built in directly behind the Kitchen. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Vietnamese firm Vo Trong Nhia Architects are no strangers to bringing green space indoors, but their new Binh House can actually grow enough food for three generations of one large family....

Floating Olson Kundig home

Great use of space clad in Corten Steel, Glass and Concrete. -------------------------------------------------------- Seattle-based firm, Olson Kundig Architects unveiled a brilliant T-shaped home called Rimrock whose elongated design ‘floats’ over a local wildlife trail. Located deep in the forest of Spokane, Washington, the 5,200-square-foot structure is supported by a platform that...