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Two mothers open Brella to offer flexible childcare in Los Angeles

December 8, 2019 James Brillon 0
Brella by Rectangle Design Studio

Childcare subscription app Brella has opened its first space in Los Angeles, comprising play areas, a co-working space and a yoga studio. Launched in 2019, the startup is led by two mothers – Darien Williams and Melanie Wolff – that grew frustrated with the daycare options available to their own families. Brella’s service provides licensed,

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Our Lady of the Snows church combines Moravian and Innu influences

December 1, 2019 James Brillon 0
Our Lady of the Snows Church by Woodford Sheppard Architecture

Woodford Sheppard Architecture has completed a minimal wooden church in a remote town in Labrador, Canada. Our Lady of the Snows is located in Sheshatshiu, a small isolated village with 1,300 residents located in Canadian province Newfoundland and Labrador. The area is a settlement of indigenous people of Eastern Quebec and Labrador, known as the

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Circular rooflight illuminates meditation room in Mexican beach house

November 30, 2019 James Brillon 0
Lyons Garden by Colectivo Lateral de Arquitectura

A serene meditation room overlooking the Pacific Ocean is lit by a large round skylight in this seaside retreat designed by Mexico City studio Colectivo Lateral de Arquitectura. The project is located in Playa Blanca, in the Mexican beach town Zihuatanejo. Perched above the Pacific, the area has long been a popular vacation destination, due

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TBA adds cedar-clad extension to white farmhouse in Quebec

November 23, 2019 James Brillon 0
Knowlton Residence by Thomas Balaban Architect

Montreal studio Thomas Balaban Architect has turned a gabled farmhouse in Quebec’s Eastern Townships completely white, and then contrasted it with an extension covered in weathered cedar cladding. The Knowlton Residence is located in rural Canada, a few hours outside of Montreal, in a popular ski destination. The clients enlisted the architects to turn their

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Daniel Moreno Flores creates hanging-tile screen as entrance to illustrator’s home near Quito

November 16, 2019 James Brillon 0
Casa de las Tejas Voladoras by Daniel Moreno Flores

Tiles strung on steel cables and an inverted roof are among the quirky design features of this home designed by architect Daniel Moreno Flores on the outskirts of Quito. Casa de las Tejas Voladoras, or House of Flying Tiles, was completed last year in the town of Pifo for Ecuadorian illustrator Emilia Andrade. It draws

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Koto and Abodu launch tiny prefab ADUs for San Francisco Bay Area

November 11, 2019 James Brillon 0
Modular Homes by Koto and Abodu

Prefabricated housing company Koto has designed a cabin-like ADU, or Accessory Dwelling Unit, that can be delivered to sites in San Jose, California in two weeks. Koto, a British startup that designs and manufactures modular, prefabricated cabins, teamed up with American homebuilder Abodu to bring the latest version of its pared-back, tiny homes to the

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Chris Collaris builds House H in rural Ontario with local quarry stone

November 10, 2019 James Brillon 0
House H by Chris Collaris

Dutch architect Chris Collaris has completed this property in Ontario, Canada using stone sourced from a nearby quarry, wood from the building site, and vegetation from surrounding fields for the green roof. The low-lying House H is located among the rolling fields of Mount Brydges, a small municipality in Southern Ontario. This rural area is

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Nautilus by Arlo reopens within revamped 1950s hotel in Miami

November 3, 2019 James Brillon 0
Nautilus by Arlo

Arlo Hotels has renovated Miami Beach’s historic Nautilus Hotel to maintain its mid-century aesthetic, and include a co-working space and a barber shop. Originally opened in the 1950s, the Nautilus Hotel was designed by Morris Lapidus, a prolific architect behind several hotel properties that line the shores of South Beach, Miami. Today, the area is

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Red drapes partition stark white HUSH offices in Brooklyn

October 27, 2019 James Brillon 0
Hush Offices by Inaba Williams

A pink conference table and a sheer red curtain bring colourful moments to this minimal office space in the Brooklyn Navy Yards, which studios Inaba Williams and Kyle May designed for a creative agency. The 8,600-square-foot (800-square-metres) office space is located in Building 77 of the Brooklyn Navy Yards, which used to be a windowless

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Wooden house by Hsü Rudolphy peeps from trees near Chilean lake

October 20, 2019 James Brillon 0
Slope House by Hsu Rudolphy

The three levels of this house by Santiago firm Hsü Rudolphy step down a sloped site to Rapel Lake, creating multiple terraces and access to the water. Located roughly two hours South of Santiago, the 244-square-metre Slope House overlooks Chile’s Rapel Lake, an artificial reservoir that feeds into a dam further down the Rapel River.

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