Architecture

La Capsula preserves existing green space with a pod-like home addition

La Capsula preserves existing green space with a pod-like home addition

This concrete and wood extension to a house in Mexico perches over and encloses a large backyard. The two structures, collectively named La Cápsula, sit opposite each other and house, each housing

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The American Institute of Architects announces their top 10 best green buildings of 2015

The American Institute of Architects announces their top 10 best green buildings of 2015

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) selected the best green buildings of 2015 that enhance and promote ecological design. The projects feature different integrated approaches to sustainable design

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Vintage teardrop trailer meets handcrafted steampunk design

Vintage teardrop trailer meets handcrafted steampunk design

Many of the details of the trailer’s interior have been crafted by hand. The original chandelier piece is born of a vintage tea pot and copper pipes. The illusion of a library is devised by using a

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Gorgeous dune-inspired home uses bio-fuel to minimize its carbon footprint

Gorgeous dune-inspired home uses bio-fuel to minimize its carbon footprint

The Dune House is a contemporary reinterpretation of the local architectural typology that features wood cladding and pitched roofs. The wooden cross-laminated structure uses a unique timber roofing

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Modern Cliff House overlooks stunning seaside views on Scotland’s Isle of Skye

Modern Cliff House overlooks stunning seaside views on Scotland’s Isle of Skye

Inspired by the region’s simple stone agricultural typology, the Cliff House is constructed with Caithness stone and is cut into the landscape to protect the building against harsh winds. The protective

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19th-Century fort with tower turned into charming guesthouse in Greece

19th-Century fort with tower turned into charming guesthouse in Greece

The Tainaron Blue Retreat rises from a crag overlooking the Greek coastline of Cape Tainaron. Originally a 19th-century fortified tower, it was restored and converted into a luxury 3-suites accommodation.

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Minimalist steel cabin floats above a rugged slope in Quebec

Minimalist steel cabin floats above a rugged slope in Quebec

Located in the Eastern Townships, the Bolton Residence is built on a natural plateau just below the highest point on the site. Its minimalist gabled form is a contemporary twist on the local vernacular

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Australian Pavilion will become a pool for 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale

Australian Pavilion will become a pool for 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale

What better way to show off the history of the swimming pool and the impact it has had on Australian society, then to turn Denton Corker Marshall’s recently finished Venice Biennale Pavilion into one.

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Airbnb’s Portland call center offers a beautiful and flexible work environment

Airbnb’s Portland call center offers a beautiful and flexible work environment

Harvey and Yu’s design team spent one month researching the preferences of the Portland team members before designing the space for the over 200-person staff, most of whom were already Portland

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TreeHouse Memorial City becomes the highest rated LEED Platinum Core and Shell Building in Texas

TreeHouse Memorial City becomes the highest rated LEED Platinum Core and Shell Building in Texas

The 14,700-square-feet building was design in collaboration with Acumen Design. The building exterior is clad with wood siding, limestone, natural vegetation and fritted glass which resemble the lower

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Man transforms a salvaged trailer into an elegant tiny home and sells for $36,000 on Craigslist

Man transforms a salvaged trailer into an elegant tiny home and sells for $36,000 on Craigslist

It’s amazing what can be done in a small space and Ron Rusnak of Ashland, Oregon exemplifies that well in this trailer turned tiny home. Rusnak took an old trailer, gutted it and used it as the

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Earthship Cologne: Why Germany needs this self-sufficient house made from rubbish

Earthship Cologne: Why Germany needs this self-sufficient house made from rubbish

We can take our hats off to Germany, leading the way with investment in renewable energy, pioneering Passivhaus standard homes and public buildings. However Germany's Earthship builders point out that

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Handsome lakeside cabin supports a cantilevered timber gallery in Wisconsin

Handsome lakeside cabin supports a cantilevered timber gallery in Wisconsin

The Family Retreat comprises a cluster of structures: the cabin, south-facing deck with fireplace, storage building, and sauna. Wood is the primary building material, but the architects’ careful

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Timber-louvered house maximizes privacy and light in rural Germany

Timber-louvered house maximizes privacy and light in rural Germany

Two traditional gabled volumes are unified with wooden louvers, in Kuhnlein Architecktur’s Timber House in rural Germany. The double-peaked home is divided into two sections, keeping living spaces and

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Two-faced Austrian house hides a surprising subterranean wine cellar

Two-faced Austrian house hides a surprising subterranean wine cellar

While the front of the Stroblkeller matches the modest aesthetic of the surrounding buildings, its low-key exterior contrasts dramatically with the contemporary rear facade and minimalist interior. The

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How to build a compact and multifunctional Cheryl Cabin with just $3K of materials

How to build a compact and multifunctional Cheryl Cabin with just $3K of materials

Do you dream of building your own tiny house but don’t have the foggiest idea of where to start? Architect Joshua Woodsman can help. As Founder of Pin Up Houses, a company that creates easy-to-build

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Prefab C/Z House is clad in blackened timber on the island of Pico

Prefab C/Z House is clad in blackened timber on the island of Pico

Built into the hilly terrain, the C/Z House is divided into four rectangular volumes that connect at the center with a glazed living room. Its irregular shape was created to take advantage of views in

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Dizzconcept’s full-sized gourmet PIA kitchen fits in a cabinet and takes up just 16 square feet

Dizzconcept’s full-sized gourmet PIA kitchen fits in a cabinet and takes up just 16 square feet

When closed, the PIA looks like a typical wardrobe cabinet. Available in varying finishes like white, black and wood, the cabinet can be outfitted with outer shelving to hold knickknacks, artwork, or even

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Playful Melbourne family home by Make Architecture has a community hub feel

Playful Melbourne family home by Make Architecture has a community hub feel

Make Architecture have created a playful new extension for an outward looking family in Melbourne. The new gable roofed extension to an old bungalow creates a second front and entrance that connects,

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Bad news for Milan Expo 2015 as reports show pavilion construction incomplete

Bad news for Milan Expo 2015 as reports show pavilion construction incomplete

The upcoming Milan Expo has been hit by yet another scandal, this time from reports that some of the Expo buildings will not be completed in time for the May 1 opening. The bad news follows a string of

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Mexican university annex is a breezy open-air workshop for sustainability students

Mexican university annex is a breezy open-air workshop for sustainability students

The annex of the Design Innovation and Workshop Building, referred to as TID, is unassuming at first glance. Yet, once the grid of shutters and doors open up to the world outside, the building’s true

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Snøhetta and SANAA win Budapest National Gallery/Ludwig Museum competition

Snøhetta and SANAA win Budapest National Gallery/Ludwig Museum competition

Norwegian firm Snøhetta and Japanese studio SANAA won the competition to design the New National Gallery and Ludwig Museum in Budapest-part of one of the largest museum developments in Europe. Both

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Contemporary Invermay House handsomely pairs spotted gum with concrete

Contemporary Invermay House handsomely pairs spotted gum with concrete

Moloney Architects oriented the Invermay House towards the south to frame the stunning city views. The home is also spatially organized to maximize north light. The open-plan living area located in the

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First look at Wolfgang Buttress’ beehive-inspired UK Pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo

First look at Wolfgang Buttress’ beehive-inspired UK Pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo

Wolfgang Buttress was named designer of UK's pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo   preview of the design's details, which included getting its lighting cues from a hive of actual

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Modern timber frame oyster shack grows a garden on its roof

Modern timber frame oyster shack grows a garden on its roof

The charming oyster shack is divided into two parts: an oyster hangar and the living spaces comprising the kitchen, dining room, living room, and bedroom. A kink in the roof and building help delineate

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Re-Imagining A City: Temporary exhibits take over San Francisco streets

Re-Imagining A City: Temporary exhibits take over San Francisco streets

San Francisco recently played host to a 3-day explosion of interactive street art and urban interventions along Market Street, a major boulevard through the downtown. The "Market Street Prototyping

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Industrial meets modern through reclaimed materials in Serbia’s Old Mill Belgrade Hotel

Industrial meets modern through reclaimed materials in Serbia’s Old Mill Belgrade Hotel

The historic “Old Mill” building in Old Beograd, Serbia, has undergone a breathtaking transformation into a 4 Star hotel, conference center, and spa. GRAFT Architects have introduced alluring curves

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IROJE KHM’s green-roofed house in Seoul blooms like a flower

IROJE KHM’s green-roofed house in Seoul blooms like a flower

The "Blooming House" is located near an urban mountain in the heart of South Korea's capital and occupies a steep slope that is integrated into the design. Instead of mimicking the topological

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Geothermal-powered Wildcat Ridge Residence boasts breathtaking views of Aspen, Colorado

Geothermal-powered Wildcat Ridge Residence boasts breathtaking views of Aspen, Colorado

The 14,300-square-foot, two-story Wildcat Ridge Residence was built on a site that had been previous excavated for a discontinued residential project. Voorsanger Architects visually and physically

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MVRDV, Snohetta, and BIG reveal their visions for a new business quarter in Oslo, Norway

MVRDV, Snohetta, and BIG reveal their visions for a new business quarter in Oslo, Norway

  BIG's proposal was a bright urban park that bridged the new structures with the site's existing historical buildings. The new addition would be comprised of three towers, the tallest of

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