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Frederick Fisher creates stucco buildings for California school hit by wildfire

January 24, 2022 Jenna McKnight 0

American firm Frederick Fisher and Partners has completed a trio of hilltop buildings for a California school that was partly destroyed by a wildfire. The Ojai Valley School Upper Campus project sits on a 195-acre (79-hectare) site overlooking the Ojai Valley in Ventura County, about two hours north of Los Angeles. The project was designed

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Moliving will open first “nomadic hotel” in New York’s Hudson Valley

January 20, 2022 Jenna McKnight 0
Moliving Hurey House hotel

Prefabricated and movable hospitality pods from US startup Moliving will make up the Hurley House hotel, which is set to open this spring in upstate New York. A portmanteau of the words “more” and “living”, Moliving is a New York-based company that offers movable pods that each contain a hotel room. The pods, which Moliving

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Tres Birds uses timber and metal to create ADU alongside Boulder home

January 19, 2022 Jenna McKnight 0
Boulder ADU by Tres Birds

Smart systems and salvaged materials feature in an accessory dwelling unit by architecture firm Tres Birds that city officials have designated as low-cost housing. The project is located in Boulder, which sits in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and is home to a major university and growing tech industry. Built on a 2,100-square-foot (195-square-metre) property

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Elton Léniz perches Casa BB on hillside overlooking Chilean lake

January 15, 2022 Jenna McKnight 0
Casa BB

A black holiday home by Chilean architecture studio Elton Léniz is lifted off the ground by wooden stilts to help reduce the building’s impact on the earth. Casa BB rises up from a slender, wooded site along Lake Calafquén in southern Chile. Just beyond the lake is Villarrica, one of the country’s most active volcanoes.

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Triangular embeds PR House on a forested hillside in Chile

January 14, 2022 Jenna McKnight 0
The exterior of PR House

A series of concrete retaining walls help support an irregularly shaped holiday home in southern Chile that was designed by architecture firm Triangular. The PR House is located in Cunco, a city in Chile’s Cautín Province. Designed for a family from Santiago, the vacation home sits on a wooded hillside that looks toward Colico Lake.

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Triangular embeds PR House on a forested hillside in Chile

January 14, 2022 Jenna McKnight 0
The exterior of PR House

A series of concrete retaining walls help support an irregularly shaped holiday home in southern Chile that was designed by architecture firm Triangular. The PR House is located in Cunco, a city in Chile’s Cautín Province. Designed for a family from Santiago, the vacation home sits on a wooded hillside that looks toward Colico Lake.

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Mariano Fiorentini creates concrete Casa Golf in Argentina

January 12, 2022 Jenna McKnight 0
Casa Golf

Local architect Mariano Fiorentini has completed an Argentinian house next to a golf course that was designed to look like a “huge block of concrete”. Casa Golf is located within a gated community on the outskirts of Rosario, a large city in the Santa Fe province of Argentina. Designed for a couple with three children,

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Japanese architecture informs design of Minnesota house by Salmela Architect

January 8, 2022 Jenna McKnight 0
Fifty-Acre Wood was clad in timber

A cluster of wood-clad buildings surround a central courtyard at this Minnesota residence by US firm Salmela Architect that was designed for clients who formerly lived in Japan. The project, called Fifty-Acre Wood, is located in Stillwater – a historic town located along the St Croix River, just beyond Minneapolis. The house rests on a

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OMCM Arquitectos covers Reforma Alas house in Paraguay with ceramic screen

January 5, 2022 Jenna McKnight 0
OMCM Arquitectos

A brise-soleil made of orange-hued ceramic pieces is among the additions to an Asunción house that has been renovated by local firm OMCM Arquitectos. The project, called Reforma Alas, is located in the Los Laureles neighbourhood in Asunción, the capital of Paraguay. Situated on a rectangular, 520-square-metre site, the house faces a recently paved street

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GH3 creates sculptural Stormwater Facility for new Toronto neighbourhood

January 4, 2022 Jenna McKnight 0
Stormwater Facility by GH3

An angular concrete building and an underground reservoir form a stormwater treatment plant in Toronto by Canadian firm GH3 that is meant to “signal a new and distinctive city precinct”.  The Stormwater Facility treats runoff from Quayside and West Don Lands – former industrial zones that have undergone redevelopment in recent years. The facility sits

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