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Residencial Complex in Gallarate / Álvaro Siza + COR Arquitectos

October 1, 2020 Pilar Caballero 0

Written by Romullo Baratto. Situated in a suburban property in Gallarate, in the Italian region of Lombardy, stand the two blocks of travertine marble, Álvaro Siza‘s newest project: a housing condominium with 20 apartments developed in partnership with the Portuguese office COR Arquitectos. Facing the busy Via Roma and the peaceful Via Postporta, the complex recreates two local typologies – the Italian courtyard and the secluded villa – in a set of volumes that hints at the shapes of another one of Siza’s masterpieces, the Porto School of Architecture.

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Chapel of the Earth / Cabrera Arqs

September 30, 2020 Pilar Caballero 0

The Chapel of the Earth is located on the border between a rural housing development and a small town in the interior of Yucatán. Without wanting to impose a religious landmark that was part of the housing development, but a meeting point for all the residents of the area. It blends in, disappearing from the immediate landscape and  acting as a border element between the two territorial systems.

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Diamanten Cabin / A38 Arkitekter

September 28, 2020 Pilar Caballero 0

“The Diamond” set in the mountains above Oppdal in central Norway is an exercise in the juxtapositioning of modern minimalist form with ancient Norwegian wooden buildings. The design challenges traditional ideas of how architecture in the mountains should be.

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Cavalcante House / BLOCO Arquitetos

September 28, 2020 Pilar Caballero 0

Casa Cavalcante was built in the center of an area of ​​266 hectares, adjacent to the Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park which houses one of the most important biomes in the world: the Cerrado (Brazilian savanna). Therefore, the intention to minimize the impact of the building on its surroundings guided the entire design process. The limited qualification of local labor, the enormous difficulty in accessing the land, the extremely hot climate in the region, and the limited budget for construction were the factors that defined its shape and materiality.

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Greenery Curtain House / HGAA

September 28, 2020 Pilar Caballero 0

The house is built in Mao Khe, a growing area of ​​urban and economic construction of Quang Ninh province, Vietnam. This land is also a mining center of mineral coal in Quang Ninh province. In the past this area had low environmental quality due to mining operations, and recently the quality of the air and urban has been much improved.

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DC 20 House / Wahana Architects

September 27, 2020 Pilar Caballero 0

The background of this design is its dense urban site in Kelapa Gading. The owner is a young businessman with two children. They do not require complex spaces, only rooms that will meet their daily needs. The owner also requested the architect to ensure that every room will be used. He should be able to control the functions of the spaces inside the house. Therefore, causing the house to be compact.

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Thailand Creative Design Center Khon Kaen / Architects 49

September 26, 2020 Pilar Caballero 0

Thailand Creative & Design Center (TCDC) was founded to integrate the ingeniousness of Thai society and culture with modern knowledge and technology. TCDC is neither a school nor a research center, but a source of ‘intellectual entertainment’, aspiring to inspire Thai society with creativity through international learning; from exhibitions, talks, workshops, to a resource center sparking creativity in different dimensions. This is fundamental to the nation’s human resource development.

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AK House / Pitsou Kedem Architects

September 25, 2020 Pilar Caballero 0

This corner house is located at the meeting point of a pair of roads where it reveals an intriguing entrance façade. The flat roof extends the full length of the structure and folds into side walls to seamlessly enwrap the interior space. When looking at the house from the side, the walls confuse the eye, making it impossible to perceive where they begin and end and resulting in a unified and continuous façade. This structural uniformity is further enhanced by the uniform materiality of the roof and the solid walls, which are constructed of exposed concrete.