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Imbue Design completes glass-and-steel home in Utah desert landscape

January 24, 2022 James Brillon 0

Salt Lake City architecture studio Imbue Design has built a house outside Zion National Park in Utah with sweeping views of one of the USA’s most renowned landscapes. The Watchman Cabin was completed collaboratively with a nature-loving client who was “captivated” by the area’s natural surroundings after visiting. Located in Springdale, the site is near

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Light wells puncture roof of concrete house in Brasília by Debaixo do Bloco Arquitetura

January 22, 2022 James Brillon 0
Debaixo do Bloco Arquitetura

Brazilian architecture studio Debaixo do Bloco Arquitetura has built a concrete home in Brasília made up of three volumes, each lit by a central light well carved out of its angular roof. Completed last year, the 300-square-metre residence was designed to provide a clear distinction between its various programme elements with a simple structural concept.

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Concrete walls frame desert views in remote Chihuahua home by OAX Arquitectos

January 21, 2022 James Brillon 0
The exterior of Casa Majalca by OAX

The earthen tone of this off-grid holiday home in Northern Mexico was selected to match the rock formations of the nearby Cumbres de Majalca National Park, which is known for its dramatic landscapes. OAX Arquitectos completed this remote home as a vacation getaway for a large family. It is located within a national park in

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CO Adaptive Architecture converts Gowanus foundry into flexible theatre spaces

January 13, 2022 James Brillon 0
Mercury Store

Brooklyn studio CO Adaptive Architecture has renovated an industrial building in the New York borough’s Gowanus neighbourhood to create bright and spacious theatre rehearsal spaces. The overhauled building is home to The Mercury Store, an organisation dedicated to the performing arts. “The Mercury Store offers residencies, studio and co-working space, community and funding,” according to

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Estudio Mola completes block of elevated row houses in Buenos Aires

January 11, 2022 James Brillon 0
Complejo 8 by Estudio Mola

Brick screens and patterned metal shutters wrap the outside of this block of row houses in Buenos Aires that was developed by local architects Estudio Mola. The Complejo 8 (“Complex 8”) project is located in Castelar, a city in Argentina that is part of the broader Buenos Aires metropolitan area. As the name suggests, it

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Zozaya Arquitectos completes housing development beside Mexico’s Lake Avándaro

January 6, 2022 James Brillon 0
Avándaro 333

Traditional construction materials are used in contemporary forms at this residential development by Zozaya Arquitectos in Valle de Bravo, Mexico. Named after the nearby picturesque Lake Avándaro, two hour’s drive west of Mexico City, the Avándaro 333 housing complex contains 27 residences spread out across nine smaller buildings. Even though each of these blocks contains

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Glass and steel form rooftop Cascada House apartment in Mexico City

January 3, 2022 James Brillon 0
A green roof extension surrounded by flowers

Architects Ana Nuño de Buen and Luis Young have used a green metallic frame to form the structure of an airy apartment built atop an existing building in Mexico City. The Cascada House was designed by Mexican architects Nuño de Buen and Young to provide a standalone unit atop a concrete building from the 1950s.

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Hacker Architects overhauls Oregon residence with colourful interiors and natural pine finishes

January 2, 2022 James Brillon 0

Hacker Architects has renovated a 1970s house in central Oregon, removing walls to create a more spacious layout and preserving original design features that lend the home a “retro spirit”. The Bailey Residence is located in Black Butte Ranch, a small and isolated community located within the state’s Willamette National Forest. Portland-based Hacker Architects’ renovation

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Seibert Architects designs Florida home for indoor-outdoor living

December 31, 2021 James Brillon 0
The Schechter House

A glazed courtyard occupies the centre of this Florida residence by Seibert Architects, bringing light to the interiors and organising the circulation around the building. Completed earlier this year, the Schechter Residence is a low-slung home that offers its owners a beach-focused lifestyle in Sarasota, Florida. Located just a few metres above from the shore,

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DUST designs Marfa ADU for isolated desert living in Texas

December 28, 2021 James Brillon 0
A bedroom looking out onto countryside

US architecture firm DUST has completed an accessory dwelling unit for a family in Marfa, Texas, who decided to relocate permanently during the coronavirus pandemic. The 1,300-square-foot (120-square-metre) building was added to a property in the desert city, which is located roughly halfway between Ciudad Juarez and San Antonio. Despite a population of only roughly

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