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Project • By Avanto Architects LtdPrivate Houses

House J

House J is situated on top of a high hill, on the edge of a single-family housing area. The architectural concept is based on the site: the building has a closed rear towards the North and East where the neighboring houses are, and it opens to the South and West, towards a natural forest. The house curves around an old pine tree, forming a lap with a sunny and sheltered courtyard. The free form and lush garden create a contrast to the rectangular building. Kuvatoimisto Kuvio Oy Kuvatoimisto Kuvio Oy The height of the building is carefully fitted to the elevation of the adjacent buildings. The floors are not situated on top of each other. The cantilevered first floor creates a canopy for the entrance on the ground floor, whereas t... More

Project • By Things StudioPrivate Houses

Villa Pela

Villa, Location: Rineh, Polour, Mazandaran, Iran things studio things studio things studio   More

Project • By archelabBars

Wine bar TEN10

The prominent position of the bar in Pirgos, Greece, benefits from focused perspective views over the central town square, and its good orientation allows the use of natural light; this context, and the owners’ desire for clear, singular lines in the interior, provided the framework for the design elaboration. Caption The layout places the bar and the cellar in the middle of the composition, creating a memorable identity. The monolithic bar bench, made of natural stone in emerald color, and its framing by the wooden cellar, designed to be organically integrated into the space, is combined with the distinctive metal roof that mirrors natural light, entering the space through clerestory windows during the day. Caption Artifi... More

Project • By Mateo ArquitecturaUniversities

ESMA École Supérieure des Métiers Artistiques

The ESMA (École Supérieure des Métiers Artistiques) stands on the site of a former army barracks, specifically on the parade ground. Marie-Caroline Lucat Military buildings to be reused and new buildings that will shape a new neighbourhood surround us. We outline the parade ground, respecting the great trees around its edges and defining an open communal courtyard. The volume, though rigid, seeks to adapt to the place. Marie-Caroline Lucat The brief is complex and highly attractive; a small condensed city: a large inner plaza, a restaurant, a large technical space: the film set, lecture rooms and academic spaces along with dwellings, sports facilities, etc. A small city with academic, leisure and residential... More

Product • By PandomoTerrazzoBasic


Timeless beauty: terrazzo in its most basic form. PANDOMO® TerrazzoBasic is the ideal choice for the production of mineral decorative flooring which can be quickly used and laid – on insulation, separating layer and bonded construction. For fast, economic and creative work with a local flair. PANDOMO® TerrazzoBasic is based on traditional terrazzo techniques and defines a whole new generation of decorative flooring which can be individually designed and sanded, maintaining their unique character thanks to the addition of local additives. PANDOMO® TerrazzoBasic offers a considerably cheaper alternative to traditional terrazzo floors, and provides livelier designs. It offers the perfect solution for designers looking for a s... More

NewsNews • 3 Feb 2022

House Taurus makes the most of Sydney Harbour connections

On a site that is both idyllic and constrained in size, House Taurus by Durbash Block Jagger and Richard Stanisich is a combination of villa and infrastructure, both introverted and open, with views both generous and focused. Brett Boardman Sitting directly adjacent to Sydney Harbour and private beach, the site is marked by a dramatic change in level from street to the lowest level, through a narrow panel, and exaggerated slot harbour views. Overlooking the site to the north is an oversized building that blocks the sun. The neighbouring buildings to the east are also substantially higher and overlook the rear of the site. Brett Boardman The optimal response to these conditions required a clever and unconventional design response... More

Project • By CLAB architetturaApartments


The intervention focused on a renovation of a 70's house in a suburban area of Verona. The design goal is to redefine the main spaces with a unique element that keep continuity between the entrance and the living space and became at the same time the focus of the living room with a fireplace. Caption Caption   More

Project • By GUILLEM CARRERA arquitectePrivate Houses


Santes Creus is the capital of the municipality of Aiguamúrcia. It is located on the left bank of the Gaià river, around the Real Monestir de Santa Maria de Santes Creus, one of the jewels of 12th century Cistercian art in Catalonia. Created in 1843 in the old monastery buildings, the town includes places of interest related to the monastic building such as the stone bridge, the Gothic cross, the small Baroque church of Santa Llúcia and the old modernist cooperative winery. Following the main street, which leads to the monastery, on the detour from where the Aiguamúrcia road leaves, there is the well-known Alameda de Santes Creus, unique as a riverside forest in all of Catalonia, declared a space of natural inter... More
We wanted to achieve the maximum presence of nature in the bathroom area
The main square of the hotel
We wanted to make some areas of the hotel more monumental
Mutis hotel room is a combination of Asian and minimalist direction which includes expressive textures and custom details
The bedroom and bathroom area is separated by a glass partition

Project • By 279 concept studioHotels

The Mutis hotel with Japanese aesthetics

The concept hotel "Mutis" located in Indonesia. This project represents our search for combinations of different stylistic directions. We experimented a lot with geometric shapes, materials and furniture. Caption Caption Project concept creation took about 2 months.One of the ideas of this project was to give people the opportunity to feel like a part of nature through location, natural materials, colors, art objects and interaction of plants with interior and architecture.We used artistic plaster in the interior, polished concrete on the floor, custom metal and wood panels on the walls. Caption Caption More

NewsNews • 22 Dec 2021

Top 10 concrete projects of 2021

Architects still found new and innovative ways to use concrete this year, like using the ground next to the building to cast the concrete or using robotically milled formwork. Anne Holtrop 1. 35 Green Corner by Studio Anne Holtrop  The concrete facade elements were cast by Studio Anne Holtrop using the ground next to the building. This way each element has a unique imprint from the relief of the sand. The resulting concrete has a surprising rock-like appearance.     CreatAR 2. The Cloudscape of Haikou by MAD Architects MAD Architects used what they call an "anti-material" approach to avoid expression of the structure. The fair-faced concrete of the sculptural library pavilion is interpreted by t... More

Project • By StudiohuertaPrivate Houses

Casa Escondida

Located off the desert coast of Los Cabos, Casa Escondida is a project of multiplicities. Mediating between complex and competing demands imposed by climate, program, and neighborhood regulations, the design overlays strategies of disguise and duality to construct the concept of a house within a house. Roland Halbe Roland Halbe Roland Halbe The discreet exterior displays a compliant structure, conforming to the requisite roof type, limited apertures, and stone cladding stipulated by community guidelines, while inside, architectural freedoms of form and materiality unfold. Carved out of the house’s conceptual massing, a composition of voids creates a second, protected exterior space; a courtyard covered by skylights tha... More

Project • By Things StudioPrivate Houses

Villa Taghbaz

Villa, Location: Tehrandasht, Alborz, Iran More

Project • By depaolidefranceschibaldan architettiPrivate Houses


An urban residence with an austere appearance, it dialogues with its densely built-up surroundings in a rough and selective way. Situated on a corner lot, it is on two levels organised around a central patio facing south, which brings natural light into all the main relational spaces. Alessandra Bello Fotografa It could be described as a house with two souls. Villa MM only shows its true kaleidoscopic essence once the visitor has crossed the solid sandblasted concrete curtain wall that forms its base. This opens up externally at the large telescope along the north front, giving a glimpse of the interior spaces. Alessandra Bello Fotografa It is surmounted by a monolithic volume of walnut travertine surgically sectioned with flar... More

NewsNews • 19 Nov 2021

Renzo Piano Building Workshop completes Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris Saclay

On the Paris Saclay campus Renzo Piano Building Workshop arranged a string of approximately twenty buildings around a central garden. Two buildings are offset towards the center to form the entrance to the university campus block. The 63,000 square meter building welcomes 3000 students. © Michel Denancé Renzo Piano Building Workshop designed the building with a holistic approach in which each element, each detail, each typology is part of a whole. A modular system was implemented where many of the parts are repeated over the different buildings. © Michel Denancé Design choices are based on the idea that structural appearance is secondary to functionality. The structure is made up out of large 16 meter wid... More

NewsNews • 17 Nov 2021

Neri&Hu aspire to create a timeless architecture for the Chuan Malt Whisky Distillery

The two visitor experience buildings, part of a distillery and home for Pernod Ricard’s first whisky in China, are based upon fundamental geometries: the circle and the square. Chen Hao A circular tasting experience center is partially submerged in the ground. Three concentric brick rings mark its monumental presence on the site. Inside, a domed courtyard contains a waterfall pouring from an oculus. Five subterranean tasting rooms are placed around the courtyard. Chen Hao The restaurant and bar building is shaped in the form of a square. One corner of the cantilevered volume hovers over the river bank. An open-air courtyard frames its view towards the silhouette of Mount Emei. Dining space is arranged along the perimeter f... More