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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...

Keita House / Di Frenna Arquitectos

My wife likes the brick integration in with the other raw materials in this house. ----------------------------------- Reinterpreting the typology of a Mexican house in a contemporary version, was the premise to design Keita House, where the central patio became the circulation and main view of the residence....

The Compound House / March Studio

Very different then most houses we see, but extremely creative uses of materials. ----------------------------------------------------------- The Compound house is an adventurous project, averting style in lieu of an exploration into light and shadow, form and texture, order and chaos, the rational and the random. The Compound deliberately exploits...

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...

Bigwood / Olson Kundig

Very Nice fit and finish! --------------------------------------- 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 two projecting west-facing wings have...

Decameron / Marcio Kogan

Very simplistic design! --------------------------------------- At the hottest spot in the most important alley of decoration in the city: alameda Gabriel Monteiro da Silva there was the only empty plot left. The client rented it and commissioned the architect to come up with a very low budget design,...

Repurposed shipping containers make a bold statement at the National Theater Company of Korea

Great use of space: large wide expanses. ------------------------------------------- Seoul’s trendy mall made of shipping containers isn’t the only place you’ll see cargotecture in the city. Urbantainer, the same local firm behind the world’s largest cargotecture mall Common Ground, recently completed an extension for the National Theater Company...

65 Shipping Container amphitheater

Creative commercial use of containers. ----------------------------- What can you make with 65 old, used shipping containers? How about a huge building with an amphitheater, offices and a sustainable development educational center. Spot Cool Stuff has previously reported on creative shipping container architecture. We’ve had dinner with a prominent...