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Holiday Inn Express by Chapman Taylor

Even Holiday Inn is on this trend! ----------------------------------------- Architecture firm Chapman Taylor unveiled images of the recently completed Holiday Inn Express at Manchester’s Trafford City – the first hotel in the North West to be built using a special type of volumetric modular construction based on steel...

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...

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...

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...

Miner Road House / Faulkner Architects

Just Love the steel and glass.  Dark on the outside, light and airy on the inside. ------------------------------------------------ The clients are a couple of environmental scientists who, along with their two sons, relocated from the Oakland Hills to the warmer climate of Orinda. Their commitment to sustainability, including a...

Avalon House / ArchiBlox

Blends in perfect with the landscape --------------------------------------- Beyond ArchiBlox’s speedy construction time of 6 weeks, prefab suited the clients desire to tread lightly on the land with the Avalon House project. With modular building the impact on the surrounding environment is heavily reduced during construction. The dwelling...