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Peninsula House / Bernardes Arquitetura

Great use of concrete and Location! ---------------------- The house is divided in three parts: the rectangular base and the triangular superior volume, which have more private areas; and the transparent space in-between them where the common areas are located. The suspended triangular volume creates shaded balconies protected...

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...

Pilgrims’ House in Vastseliina / KAOS Architects

Modern Simplicity, you know we love CoreTen ------------------------------------- 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...

Loves seeing the corten and concrete e used in a multi-family apartment designs. ----------------------- Astor is a 4 storey apartment complex is located in the North Sydney suburb of Crows Nest. The design contains 50 units. The surrounding area is an exclusive leafy suburb thus...

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...

This ship-like hidden retreat is cloaked in the forests of Spain

Great use of Glass and Steel! ------------------------- This ship-like pavilion in Spain reconciles the openness of glass architecture and the need for privacy. Penelas Architects designed the Hidden Pavilion as a quiet retreat that protects its occupants not through the use of curtains or blinds, but by treating the surrounding forest as...