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Zozaya Arquitectos tops cliffside home in Mexico with open thatched roof

August 12, 2022 James Brillon 0
Cliffside Mexican home

An enormous thatched roof structure with open sides covers the communal areas of this home perched on a rocky cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Mexico by Zozaya Arquitectos. The 775-square-metre Casa Acantilado is located in the bay of Zihuatanejo, an area in which local studio Zozaya Arquitectos has completed several projects. The dramatic surroundings

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Gradient Architecture designs brick home on existing footprint after Hurricane Sandy

August 4, 2022 James Brillon 0
Sandy House by Gradient Architecture

Gradient Architecture has used a planning rule from the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy to help revitalise an unused lot in New York City’s Red Hook neighbourhood, which was severely affected by the 2012 storm. This white brick house in Red Hook in Brooklyn is located on a compact lot that could not accommodate a single-family

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Arquitectura Nativa creates rammed-earth retreat for retired archaeologist

July 29, 2022 James Brillon 0
Rammed earth home in Mexico by Alfredo Navarro Tiznado

Arquitectura Nativa has completed a home in Mexico for a retired archaeologist and their partner, using “rudimentary and artisanal techniques” that help the home blend into its surroundings. Casa Martha is located on a steep and rocky site facing the ocean in La Misión, a small village situated roughly halfway between the cities of Tijuana

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Studio Paolo Ferrari combines wood and granite for Canadian lake house

July 25, 2022 James Brillon 0
Muskoka lake house

Exposed finishes that draw cues from the forests and geology of Canada come together in this remote holiday home by Toronto-based architect Studio Paolo Ferrari. Named after the Muskoka region where the project is located, the retreat overlooks Lake Rosseau, an area that is known as one of Canada’s most sought-after vacation destinations. The area

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Combeau Arquitectura clusters gabled forms for Chilean ocean getaway

July 24, 2022 James Brillon 0

Three gabled volumes come together to form this “village-like” coastal residence in Chile called Casa El Pangue by local architecture studio Combeau Arquitectura and Andrea Murtagh. The 460-square-metre home is located in El Pangue, roughly two hours north of the capital Santiago. “This weekend house was designed to reveal and heighten its specific context and

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Everyday Studio reinterprets farmhouse style with monochrome palette

July 21, 2022 James Brillon 0
T House

Simple forms inspired by nearby Canadian agricultural buildings meet a contemporary, monochrome palette in this remote home by Everyday Studio. The low-slung house is located in a clearing surrounded by thick forests in Manotick, a small community outside of Ottawa. The project is called T-House, based on the shape of its layout. “The design is

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Everyday Studio reinterprets farmhouse style with monochrome palette

July 21, 2022 James Brillon 0
T House

Simple forms inspired by nearby Canadian agricultural buildings meet a contemporary, monochrome palette in this remote home by Everyday Studio. The low-slung house is located in a clearing surrounded by thick forests in Manotick, a small community outside of Ottawa. The project is called T-House, based on the shape of its layout. “The design is

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Tetro Arquitetura uses black stilts to lift angular house in Brazilian forest

July 20, 2022 James Brillon 0
Tetro Arquitetura

Tetro Arquitetura has lifted an angular, lily-shaped home on stilts in a lush Brazilian forest in a way that prevented the unnecessary removal of surrounding trees. The flower shape lent the home its name, Casa Açucena, which translates to “Lily House”. It was completed in 2021 on a steep site in the Nova Lima region

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Agathom equips “cottage in the city” with angular ceilings and a greenhouse

July 17, 2022 James Brillon 0
Agathom Co

Project Dove by Toronto studio Agathom Co. was designed to replicate the feeling of a “cottage in the city”, offering a variety of spaces for family life that include a greenhouse. Located in a suburb of Toronto, the home was commissioned by a family that wanted a design to break from the “monotony” of the

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Estudio MMX tops gabled Mexican holiday home with dramatic skylight

July 14, 2022 James Brillon 0

Estudio MMX used a strategy of “stylistic hybridization” to conform to local building guidelines for a four-gabled holiday home with a central skylight in Mexico. The CRA House – completed in 2020 – is located in Avándaro, a private community roughly two hours outside of Mexico City. Mexico City architecture studio Estudio MMX said that

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