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Carlos Castanheira adds angular apartments to Quinta da FaĂ­sca vineyard

February 6, 2023 Amy Frearson 0

Architect Carlos Castanheira has completed a jagged building that is raised on stilts, to provide visitor accommodation for a winery in the Douro Valley, Portugal. The project creates four guest apartments overlooking the Quinta da Faísca vineyard in Favaios, which is a hotspot for wine tourism in northern Portugal. Porto-based Castanheira designed an irregularly zigzagging roof profile that gives

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Carlos Castanheira adds angular apartments to Quinta da FaĂ­sca vineyard

February 6, 2023 Amy Frearson 0

Architect Carlos Castanheira has completed a jagged building that is raised on stilts, to provide visitor accommodation for a winery in the Douro Valley, Portugal. The project creates four guest apartments overlooking the Quinta da Faísca vineyard in Favaios, which is a hotspot for wine tourism in northern Portugal. Porto-based Castanheira designed an irregularly zigzagging roof profile that gives

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Hyper converts suburban garage into Dark Matter garden studio

January 30, 2023 Amy Frearson 0

London-based architecture studio Hyper has created a garden studio in Hertfordshire, England, featuring a pivoting door and a charred-timber facade that doubles as an insect hotel. Hyper converted a suburban garage to create the work-from-home studio called Dark Matter. The building’s name refers to its facade, formed of 850 pieces of charred wood. The process, called

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Direccion brings sense of tranquility to Casa Tres Árboles in Valle de Bravo

January 29, 2023 Amy Frearson 0

The designers at Mexican studio Direccion had “monastic sanctuary” in mind when revamping this weekend retreat in Valle de Bravo. The two-storey Casa Tres Árboles is designed to celebrate light and shadow contrasts, natural materials and calming colour tones. “The goal of this project was to create a space in natural and warm tones, to convey

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Carlos Castanheira brings order to abandonded caretaker’s cottage in Braga

January 27, 2023 Amy Frearson 0

Portuguese architect Carlos Castanheira has transformed an ageing stone cottage into a modern upside-down house. Located on a farm in FamalicĂŁo, in Portugal’s Braga region, the previously abandoned caretaker’s cottage is now SĂŁo Cosme House, a two-storey family home. Castanheira’s renovation uncovers the original timber roof structure, adds a bedroom wing and gives the building

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Lucas y HernĂĄndez-Gil uses extreme colour blocking in Naked and Famous bar

January 22, 2023 Amy Frearson 0

Madrid-based studio Lucas y HernĂĄndez-Gil has used reflective materials, neon lighting and sunset colours to create intense interiors for a bar in Seville. Called Naked and Famous, the bar contains a series of rooms that explore extremely different moods, thanks to varying colours, materials and lighting conditions. According to architect Cristina DomĂ­nguez Lucas, co-founder of

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Ursula Schulz-Dornburg’s photographs reveal “junkology” architecture built by children

January 20, 2023 Amy Frearson 0

A radical playground in 1960s Amsterdam is revealed in a series of previously unseen images by German photographer Ursula Schulz-Dornburg. Here, she picks out her favourite shots. Located on an island that was only accessible by rowing boat, Jongensland was one of several “junk playgrounds” established after the second world war. The aim was to foster independent thinking among

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Rambla Climate-House shows how suburban homes can support biodiversity

January 13, 2023 Amy Frearson 0

Spanish architects AndrĂ©s Jaque and Miguel Mesa del Castillo have built a climate-conscious house that restores the drought-tolerant ecology of a site on the outskirts of Murcia. Rambla Climate-House is raised up on stilts above a wild landscape, designed to preserve the site’s soil humidity and rejuvenate its biodiversity. The fissured topography is modelled on the ravines –

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MVRDV and GRAS Reynés reference Camper shoes for Project Gomila buildings

January 13, 2023 Amy Frearson 0

A colourful collection of buildings in Palma de Mallorca have been designed by architecture studios MVRDV and GRAS Reynés Arquitectos to echo the playful style of Camper shoes. The architecture studios were commissioned by the Fluxà family, owners of the Mallorca-based brand Camper, to add seven mixed-use buildings around a plaza in the southwest of

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