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Heliotrope tucks Collector’s Retreat into lush wooded site in coastal Washington

November 13, 2019 Jenna McKnight 0

American studio Heliotrope Architects has created a holiday home for art gallery owners that is wrapped in dark metal, punctured with white stucco and large stretches of glass. Collector’s Retreat is located on a forested site on Orcas Island, which lies just off the coast of northern Washington. It serves as a second home for

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Dark walls conceal bright interiors within Casa de Lata by Saeurmartins

November 12, 2019 Jenna McKnight 0
Casa de Lata by Sauermartins

A verdant courtyard lies at the heart of this inward-facing, dark grey dwelling by Brazilian studio Saeurmartins, which was designed for a couple who love vintage cars. The Casa de Lata is located on a lush site in the small town of Canela, where the climate ranges from clear, blue skies to cold, foggy weather.

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Field Architecture designs Pinon Ranch to embrace pastoral setting in California

November 8, 2019 Jenna McKnight 0
Pinon Ranch by Field Architecture

Gabled volumes wrapped in wood and glass form this residence in northern California, which US studio Field Architecture designed to ensure that no trees had to be removed from the site. The Pinon Ranch home is located in Portola Valley, a town just south of San Francisco with a ranching history. The dwelling is nestled

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Turkel Design uses prefab elements to construct Axiom Desert House in Palm Springs

November 4, 2019 Jenna McKnight 0
Axiom Desert House by Turkel Design

The founders of American studio Turkel Design have used prefabricated components to create a home for themselves in southern California that will also serve as a “lab” for testing ideas and materials. The Axiom Desert House is located on a quiet site in Palm Springs and looks toward the San Jacinto mountains to the west.

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1100 Architect refurbishes 1970s cottage tucked into Long Island’s sand dunes

October 30, 2019 Jenna McKnight 0
House in Amagansett by 1100 Architect

Bi-national studio 1100 Architect has renovated a cottage in New York beach town the Hamptons to create spaces where “old and new are impossible to distinguish from each other”. The House in Amagansett takes its name from the Long Island hamlet where it is situated. Nestled into grassy dunes, the 1,609-square-foot (150-square-metre) dwelling serve as

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Natural light fills courtyard of Foster + Partners’ Samson Pavilion in Cleveland

October 29, 2019 Jenna McKnight 0

Glazed walls, a large metal roof and a vast central atrium feature in an academic building designed by architecture firm Foster + Partners for an emerging medical campus in Ohio. The Sheila and Eric Samson Pavilion is located just beyond downtown Cleveland. Encompassing 478,000 square feet (44,408 square metres), the educational facility brings medical, dental

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Nest “toolkit” can be used to build homeless shelters and supportive housing

October 28, 2019 Jenna McKnight 0
Nest LivingHomes Toolkit by Brooks + Scarpa and Plant Prefab

California firms Brooks + Scarpa and Plant Prefab have unveiled a low-cost housing concept for fallow urban sites, which comprise prefabricated, modular units that can be arranged in various configurations. Envisioned for vacant or underutilised lots, the Nest LivingHomes system was created in response to the dramatic rise in housing costs and homelessness in Los

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Nest “toolkit” can be used to build homeless shelters and supportive housing

October 28, 2019 Jenna McKnight 0
Nest LivingHomes Toolkit by Brooks + Scarpa and Plant Prefab

California firms Brooks + Scarpa and Plant Prefab have unveiled a low-cost housing concept for fallow urban sites, which comprise prefabricated, modular units that can be arranged in various configurations. Envisioned for vacant or underutilised lots, the Nest LivingHomes system was created in response to the dramatic rise in housing costs and homelessness in Los

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PPAA designs Tlalpuente house to merge with wooded landscape in Mexico City

October 23, 2019 Jenna McKnight 0
Tlalpuente by PPAA

Architecture studio PPAA cut away portions of a square-plan house to create voids that bring in natural light and provide an intimate connection to the surrounding forest. The project is named after its location – Tlalpuente, a neighbourhood within the borough of Tlalpan in southern Mexico City. The forested, hilly area is known for its protected

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Wheeler Kearns designs low-lying Ravine House for nature lovers in Illinois

October 22, 2019 Jenna McKnight 0
Ravine House by Wheeler Kearns

American studio Wheeler Kearns Architects has completed a single-storey residence on a wooded site outside of Chicago, featuring black facades and large windows that engage the landscape. The Ravine House is located in the suburban town of Highland Park, situated about 25 miles (40 kilometres) north of downtown Chicago. The dwelling sits quietly within a

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