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2LG Studio shares favourite projects from their book Making Living Lovely

July 6, 2020 India Block 0
Making Living Lovely by 2LG Studio

Founders of 2LG Studio Russell Whitehead and Jordan Cluroe have written a book to empower people to embrace colour in their interiors. Here they pick their top five projects. Called Making Living Lovely, the book lays out the 2LG Studio – short for Two Lovely Gays – design philosophy and takes the reader through the

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Mountain Refuge is a concept for a tiny modular cabin

July 6, 2020 India Block 0
Mountain Refuge by Massimo Gnocchi and Paolo Danesi

Italian architects Massimo Gnocchi and Paolo Danesi designed Mountain Refuge as a prefabricated cabin-style micro-home built from plywood. The duo has founded a startup company to find a partner to make their prefabricated concept a reality. Gnocchi and Danesi designed Mountain Refuge as a contemporary twist on typical cabin typology that would help the occupants

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AA director Eva Franch i Gilabert suffers vote of no confidence

July 3, 2020 India Block 0
Eva Franch i Gilabert

Director of the Architectural Association Eva Franch i Gilabert has lost a vote of confidence as students and staff at the UK school voted down her five-year plan for the institution, prompting outrage from academics and architects. On 29 June, 80 per cent of the Architectural Association (AA) community members voted against Franch i Gilabert’s

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Mas-aqui uses multiple levels to open up Yurikago House in Barcelona

June 30, 2020 India Block 0

Architecture studio Mas-aqui has transformed an apartment in Barcelona into a multi-level home lined with wood and ceramic tiles. Mas-aqui renovated the semi-basement apartment near Antoni Gaudí’s Park Güell, using half levels to create more space on the upper storey and creating a new internal staircase to connect to a previously unused lower level. The

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MVRDV converts commercial building into Morrocan-style courtyard house

June 27, 2020 India Block 0
Villa Stardust by MVRDV

A blue-tiled pool features in the courtyard of Villa Stardust, a live-work house built in a former commercial building in Rotterdam by Dutch architecture firm MVRDV. To design the home MVRDV took cues from riads – traditional Moroccan buildings that are arranged around a garden courtyard. The home for a family of five was built

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Seven Santorini island retreats by Kapsimalis Architects

June 27, 2020 India Block 0

From converted caves to underground pools, here are seven hotels and houses on the Greek island of Santorini designed by local studio Kapsimalis Architects. Saint Hotel, Odi Stepping down towards the sea from the cliffs of the village of Odi, Saint Hotel features terraced patios with bright blue pools and white walls. In total the hotel

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Cavaa designs colourful built-in furniture for an apartment in Spain

June 26, 2020 India Block 0

Architecture studio Cavaa has revamped this apartment in Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain, using multi-functional furniture to maximise the space. Called Galla House, the two-bedroom apartment features a kitchen counter with a built-in bench and a storage unit that doubles as a window seat. Cavaa made changes to the floor plan, including removing walls to

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Safdie Architects completes “horizontal skyscraper” at Raffles City Chongqing

June 25, 2020 India Block 0
The Crystal at Raffles City Chongqing by Safdie Architects

The Crystal skybridge, which connects four 250-metre-tall skyscrapers, has opened as the first stage of Safdie Architects Raffles City Chongqing complex in China. The public observatory that cantilevers out from one end of The Crystal is the first part of the vast complex to be completed, with rest of Raffles City Chongqing due to be finished

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Maguire + Devin builds minimalist off-grid cabin retreat on Bruny Island

June 24, 2020 India Block 0
Bruny Island Cabin by Maguire + Devin

Bruny Island Cabin is a wood-lined off-grid holiday home in Tasmania designed by architecture studio Maguire + Devin featuring only built-in furniture. Apart from a mattress and a freestanding low table, every element in the cabin is part of the frame. Maguire + Devin created Bruny Island Cabin for a client who wanted an off-grid

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Shipping-container coronavirus testing centre trialled in Australia

June 24, 2020 India Block 0

The University of Technology Sydney in Australia has built a drive-through coronavirus testing centre in a converted shipping container. This fully functioning prototype has been trialled by Sonic Clinical Trials for nearly a month. Its designers claim it is the country’s “first purpose-built mobile Covid-19 testing centre”. Deborah Ascher Barnstone, a professor at the University

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