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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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KS Arquitetos completes stilted Mirador House overlooking Brazil’s Lake Guaíba

December 23, 2021 James Brillon 0
Casa Mirador

Brazilian studio KS Arquitetos has designed a home in Porto Alegre that is elevated on stilts so that it peers over the treetops and out onto Lake Guaíba. Mirador House was built on a steep slope overlooking Lake Guaíba, a waterway in southern Brazil. To accommodate this terrain, KS Arquitetos built the house on steel

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Set Ideas extends Fluid House in Argentina using glass and steel

December 22, 2021 James Brillon 0
Fluid House by Set Ideas

Argentinian office Set Ideas has added a glass-and-steel extension to a house in the mountains of Córdoba, using a modular structure to enlarge the resident’s living spaces. Completed earlier in 2021, the project is dubbed Fluid House, and entailed a thorough remodel of an existing home in the central province of Argentina. Set Ideas, an

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Vaulted church replaces building destroyed in Mexico’s 2017 earthquake

December 18, 2021 James Brillon 0
Sanctuary of the Lord of Tula

Colombian studio AGENdA Agencia de Arquitectura and Mexican firm Dellekamp/Schleich have completed a replacement for a church in Jojutla that was destroyed in Mexico’s 2017 Puebla earthquake. Jojutla, a town in the state of Morelos in central Mexico, was struck particularly hard by the earthquake on 19 September 2017. In addition to destroying over 2,600

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David Chipperfield Architects reveals design for cultural institution in New York City

December 14, 2021 James Brillon 0
David Chipperfield New York project

David Chipperfield Architects has shared images of its redesign of a Beaux-Arts townhouse in New York City that will serve as the headquarters of non-profit organisation 1014, which aims to promote cooperation between Germany and the United States. The new institution is named after the townhouse’s address, 1014 5th Avenue, in Manhattan’s Upper East Side

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David Chipperfield Architects reveals design for cultural institution in New York City

December 14, 2021 James Brillon 0
David Chipperfield New York project

David Chipperfield Architects has shared images of its redesign of a Beaux-Arts townhouse in New York City that will serve as the headquarters of non-profit organisation 1014, which aims to promote cooperation between Germany and the United States. The new institution is named after the townhouse’s address, 1014 5th Avenue, in Manhattan’s Upper East Side

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