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San Simón Cabins / Weber Arquitectos

Striking use of steel and concrete sheeting. ------------------------------ Located within a forest about 20 minutes from the lake in Valle de Bravo, State of Mexico, the project consists of five volumes that are distributed in an area of ​​5,000m2 of land with the aim of accommodating the...

Hale Lana House / Olson Kundig

It's Olson Kundig in Hawaii, what could be wrong with this? --------------------------- “Hale Lana’s roof picks up on the local Hawaiian vernacular, where large canopy roofs gather prevailing trade wind breezes and keep them moving through the building. However, this project takes that idea to a new...

BM Kabana House

Adaptive reuse of an old concert structure. --------------------------------- Awhile back I was asked by my friend to propose an intervention to the back of his house. There were a series of concrete structures standing tall and proud in semi-rectangular alignment. It was clear that the deterioration of...

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...

Cornerstone House

Very unique use of materials in this one! --------------------------------------- Located in the north-side suburb of Northcote, the Cornerstone House emerges as an ode to the rugged beauty inspired by the project site itself, referencing the quarries that once typified the area. A stone quarry is an awe-inspiring...

Phoenix House / Sebastian Mariscal Studio

More glass, concrete and green for your enjoyment. ----------------------- The design process started as an emotional path of discovery, where the house starts to exist, as your walk builds the walls and your breathing lets the space contract and expand. Like music, the emotion of the unknown...

Eight Beams House

Amazing what you can do with 8 large beams. ---------------- Practicality, austerity, and flexibility are the core components of a house in Northern Mexico whose architectural strategy responds to the industrial and frugal character of the city of Monterrey.  All spatial requirements are determined by the structure...

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...