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Jungle Frame House / Studio Saxe

Simple open design ------------------------------- The client commissioned Studio Saxe to create a dwelling in the jungle that brings the outside in. The property was composed of a slope that went down into a beautiful creek that overlooks the jungle. Studio Saxe decided to create a large triple...

Pilgrims House in Vastseliina

Simple Brilliance -------------------- Architect Sami Rintala described the Pilgrims’ House as follows: ‘The building feels very integral by how it appears in the landscape when it is approached and by the view of the surroundings as seen from the inside. From the location to the details, from...

Tour Seven Shipping Container Apartments with Google Streetview

Nice to see this idea taking off in multi-use apartments. ------------------------------------- What if apartment complexes could go up in a few months instead of years? Rapid construction for multi-family housing is already becoming a reality as shipping container apartments pop up around the globe. After...

Owl Creek Residence by Skylab Architecture

Great Angels and use of coreten steel and glass! --------------------- Portland studio Skylab Architecture has designed Owl Creek Residence, an angular retreat that both blends into and offers expansive views of Colorado’s mountainous landscapes. The house's rugged steel structure mimics the topography of the nearby mountains,...

Planter Box House / Formzero

Very innovative large concrete blocks and plants! -------------------------- Designed as a house for a retired couple who are passionate in growing foods, the plants filled Planter Box House appears less defined, as its appearance oscillates between garden, farm and house, anticipating for a redefinition of contemporary...

Containers used in a commercial high rise. ----------------------------------------- Drivelines Studios is a residential building in Johannesburg, SA. Located in Maboneng, an area of recent urban transformation and renewal, it responds to the post-apartheid generation’s desire to repopulate the city’s downtown through new models of urban living. Link...

This Puget Sound eco cabin is made almost entirely from reclaimed materials

Yet another great reuse building from  Olson Kundig! --------------------- Activist and artist Anna Hoover collaborated with architect Les Eerkes from Olson Kundig Architects to build the Scavenger Hut – a beautiful, low-impact cabin hidden in the idyllic landscape of the Puget Sound. The design for the 693-square-foot compact cabin called for both affordability and...