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lake house by wafai features a wall that gradually transforms into the roof

July 15, 2019 macnadusa 0

turin-based architecture and design practice WAFAI has envisioned a luxury villa for a single family located on switzerland’s lake türlersee. featuring a dynamic and organic look, the structure’s characteristic design sees how a surface wall gradually flows upwards, transforming itself into a roof element. located in switzerland, the lake house features a dynamic and organic lookall […]

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designboom talks to annabelle selldorf about the art of architecture

July 14, 2019 macnadusa 0

‘the big task of architecture is doing something that is way bigger than making just buildings,’ said annabelle selldorf on stage at design indaba’s 2019 conference, held earlier this year in capetown, south africa. perfectly encapsulating the sentiment of every designer who spoke at the event, she recalled a short portfolio of projects her and […]

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OFDA associates transforms former ice storage house into gallery in japan

July 14, 2019 macnadusa 0

a former himuro — ice storage house in japanese — has been transformed into an art gallery space by OFDA associates called fujihimuro gallery. the space, which has been designed to exhibit the art pieces realized by creatives who take part of an artistic residence next door, features an organically-shaped addition made of fibre reinforced […]

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noa* designs traditional alpine mountain home with unexpected interiors

July 13, 2019 macnadusa 0

situated among the sweeping postcard landscapes of the northern italian mountains near bolzano, the spirit of a barn is reborn as a home. realized by noa* (network of architecture), the messner house expresses the south tyrolean tradition together with a surprising interior organization and unexpected spaces. replacing a derelict structure dating back to 1850, the larch […]

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buddhist temple in japan expresses radiating timber roof structure

July 12, 2019 macnadusa 0

japanese architecture firm persimmon hills architects completes a timber kannondō, or main hall to the buddhist houshouin temple for the once prosperous town of sugito. situated outside tokyo, the area has seen a decline in population and a gradual loss of its traditional community values. the temple, which had historically served as a centralized core […]

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FORM / kouichi kimura combines concrete + metal blocks for slender house in japan

July 12, 2019 macnadusa 0

FORM / kouichi kimura architects has built the slender house on a narrow lot in shiga, japan, combining different concrete and metal volumes of carefully examined proportions. emphasizing the structure’s vertical and horizontal lines, as well as the varied dimensions of its façade, the residence’s exterior is characterized by a tall window and a contemporary […]

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glenn murcutt reveals design for melbourne’s 2019 MPavilion

July 11, 2019 macnadusa 0

MPavilion 2019, the sixth temporary structure in an ongoing series, has been revealed. designed by australia’s only pritzker architecture prize laureate, glenn murcutt, the refined, white minimal structure reflects the architect’s significant contribution to climate-responsive architecture. celebrating the 50th year of murcutt’s globally influential design practice, MPavilion 2019 will be a landmark summer attraction built […]

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p+0 arquitectura combines concrete and stone in the ‘bedolla’ house in mexico

July 11, 2019 macnadusa 0

the bedolla house by p+0 arquitectura is built between the mountains, on a 2660 sqm land in el jonuco, nuevo león, mexico, surrounded by large cedar and oak trees. taking full advantage of the site’s a complex topography, views, and greenery, the 200 sqm residence comprises two structures of different heights, each functioning independently but […]

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steven holl + architecture acts win competition for ostrava concert hall

July 10, 2019 macnadusa 0

after an international call to design a new concert hall in ostrava, czech republic, steven holl architects has been selected with its winning proposal that was developed in collaboration with prague-based studio architecture acts. announced by the city’s mayor zdeněk macura, the chosen project has been conceived as a ‘perfect acoustic instrument in its case.’ […]

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