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Atelier Pierre Thibault turns Ottawa residence into minimal apartments

August 11, 2019 James Brillon 0
Les Voisines house by Atelier Pierre Thibault

Quebec City architecture studio Atelier Pierre Thibault has added a slatted wooden terrace to the rear of a house in Ottawa, as part of its transformation into two apartments. Atelier Pierre Thibault overhauled an existing house in New Edinburgh, a quiet area just north of the city centre, into a pair of two-storey apartments stacked

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MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple’s Horizon retreat for creatives tops Utah’s Powder Mountain

August 1, 2019 James Brillon 0
Horizon Neighbourhood MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple

Canadian studio MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple has staggered cedar-clad chalets on Utah’s Powder Mountain to form this retreat for creative entrepreneurs. Perched at an elevation of 9,000 feet (2,743 metres), Horizon is a new development located atop a popular ski resort destination in the midwestern United States. Canadian architecture studio MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple has completed the first phase

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White concrete shutters front Brazilian university building

July 28, 2019 James Brillon 0

A covered street cuts through this new university campus building in northern Brazil designed by Rede Arquitetos, Croquis Projetos and Neudson Braga, providing a shaded and breezy area for students to socialise between classes. The building expands the Universidade Federal do Ceará’s (UFC) campus in the Brazilian town of Crateús with classrooms, laboratories, offices and

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Wood stripes detail black house in rural Uruguay by FRAM Arquitectos and Delfina Riverti

July 21, 2019 James Brillon 0
Casa en la Juanita by FRAM Arquitectos and Delfina Riverti

A glass walkway and terrace connect both halves of this black house near La Juanita beach, Uruguay, which FRAM Arquitectos and Delfina Riverti built almost exclusively out of wood. The property is built on a slope near Jose Ignacio Lake, a coastal body of water that feeds into the Atlantic Ocean. It was completed by

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Iconico Studio elevates Moncayo Club House in Mexico City atop stone plinths

July 14, 2019 James Brillon 0
Moncayo Club House in Mexico City by Iconico Studio

Architecture practice Iconico Studio has designed this community centre near Mexico City to bridge an earthy wall and a stone plinth. The Mexico City studio completed Moncayo Club House at the entrance to a “sleepy” residential neighbourhood on the outskirts of the Mexican capital. A key feature of the community centre is the elevated slender

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Ryan Leidner adds minimal extension to San Francisco saloon building

July 13, 2019 James Brillon 0
Harrison House in San Francisco, California by Ryan Leidner Architecture

Californian architect Ryan Leidner has renovated and extended a residence in San Francisco’s Mission district, updating the existing 19-century structure and building a minimal home at the back. The Harrison Street House was originally built in 1888, and served as a saloon and residence for the owner upstairs. The property saw several uses in the

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Guillermo Acuña fronts his remote Chilean retreat with large wooden staircase

July 7, 2019 James Brillon 0
Isla Lebe by Guillermo Acuña

Architect Guillermo Acuña has added a wide wooden stair to an old boathouse as part of his self-designed retreat on a remote bluff in Chile. Acuña complete the property on the remote peninsula of Isla Lebe, which is located just off the Chiloe archipelago’s Rilan Bay in the south of Chile. This part of Los

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Alexander Wu designs himself a house on tiny plot in Atlanta

June 29, 2019 James Brillon 0
A Mews House by Alexander Wu in Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta architect Alexander Wu chose one of the city’s smallest properties to build this home for his family. The two-bedroom home was a self-initiated project by Alexander Wu, who started up his architectural practice Alex Wu Architect in 2016. Wu was looking to expand his practice with residential work. His career previously focussed on institutional work while

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CCA builds concrete Mexican business school EBC Aguascalientes around lush gardens

June 22, 2019 James Brillon 0
Escuela Bancaria y Comercial (EBC) school in Aguascalientes, Mexico by Ignacio Urquiza Arquitectos

Mexican design studio Centro de Colaboración Arquitectónica and architects Rodrigo Valenzuela Jerez and Camilo Moreno have completed this concrete business school on a lush site near Mexican city Aguascalientes. The campus marks the latest outpost of Mexican business school Escuela Bancaria y Comercial (EBC). The institution, whose name translates as Banking and Commercial school, was established

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Solo Arquitetos builds Brazilian holiday home Casa do Lago using reclaimed bricks and local stones

June 16, 2019 James Brillon 0
Lake house in Brazil by Solo Arquitectos

Brazilian firm Solo Arquitetos sourced red-hued stones from a local quarry and repurposed bricks from a defunct factory to build this vacation home near Brazil’s Paranapanema river. The holiday home is located in Alvorada do Sul, a small municipality roughly 500 kilometres from São Paulo. The owners previously owned a factory, which was demolished and provided

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