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Concrete swimming pool protrudes from Art Villa holiday home in Costa Rican jungle

May 29, 2020 Kristine Klein 0
Art Villa by Refuel works

Czech studio Refuel Works took cues from buildings by Brazilian architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha to design this concrete villa nestled into the jungle in Costa Rica. Art Villa is part of the Art Villas resort in Playa Hermosa, an extensive property that comprises rentable houses, including a residence with a green roof and a

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Floating concrete houses proposed for areas at risk from rising sea levels

May 28, 2020 India Block 0
Modular Water Dwellings by Grimshaw Architects

British architecture studio Grimshaw and Dutch manufacturers Concrete Valley are developing Modular Water Dwellings that could be built in places at risk from climate change. The floating houses would mitigate the risk of living in places that could be flooded as rising temperatures melting the ice caps. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, sea

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Corten and concrete school overlooks Lake Geneva

May 27, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
School in Lugrin on Lake Leman by Ateliers o-s architectes

Paris architecture studio Ateliers O-S Architectes has added a concrete and weathering steel extension to a junior school in the village of Lugrin overlooking Lake Geneva. Built alongside Lake Geneva at the foot of the Alps in Lugrin, Switzerland, the school was designed to respect its scenic and historic context alongside a church and cemetery. “It

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Tuñón Arquitectos adds white concrete gallery to Museum of Contemporary Art Helga de Alvear

May 26, 2020 Cajsa Carlson 0
Tuñón Arquitectos' design for Helga de Alvear

Spanish practice Tuñón Arquitectos has added a white concrete extension to the Museum of Contemporary Art Helga de Alvear in Cáceres, Spain. The project to renovate and extend the headquarters of the Helga de Alvear foundation was carried out in two stages. Tuñón Arquitectos’ founder Emilio Tuñón worked on the restoration and extension of the

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Charged Voids draws on Le Corbusier for multi-generational home in Chandigarh

May 25, 2020 Jon Astbury 0
Residence 1065 by Charged Voids

A prayer room occupies a white turret in this house in Chandigarh designed by architecture studio Charged Voids to reference the work of Le Corbusier. Called Residence 1065, the home is located in Sector 27 of the Indian city. Chandigarh was planned by Le Corbusier and features many buildings designed the Swiss modernist architect. Charged

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Wood Marsh tops curving concrete walls with zinc disc for house in Melbourne

May 24, 2020 India Block 0

Australian architecture studio Wood Marsh designed Towers Road House as “a sculpture to live within”, with high concrete walls that arc under a disc-shaped zinc roof. Set in the Melbourne suburb of Toorak, the house features galleries for the resident’s art collection and a living room with a sunken conversation pit. Wood Marsh took inspiration

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Spaceworkers interprets Romanesque architecture in concrete for Romanesque architecture interpretation centre

May 22, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Centro de Interpretação do Românico, or Interpretation Center for the Romanesque, in Lousada, Portugal, by Spaceworkers 

Architecture office Spaceworkers has designed the concrete Centro de Interpretação do Românico museum in Portuguese village Lousada to explain the history of Romanesque architecture in the north of the country. Built on the Romanesque Route – a collection of 58 medieval monuments in the Sousa valley in the north of Portugal – the interpretation centre

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Contaminar Arquitetos designs Casa Povo to be an “inhabited and humanised cave”

May 18, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Contaminar Arquitectos designs Casa Povo to be an "inhabited and humanised cave"

Leiria-based Contaminar Arquitetos has created a concrete house with an angular form based on caves found in the surrounding Portuguese limestone landscape. Built in Povo, which lies on the outskirts of the city of Leiria in Portugal, the three-bedroom house was designed to complement the rugged landscape surrounding it. “The surrounding land is stone, with

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Equipo de Arquitectura updates synagogue in Paraguay with board-marked concrete

May 14, 2020 Bridget Cogley 0
Synagogue at the Hebraic Union of Paraguay by Equipo de Arquitectura

Board-marked concrete and warm wood are contrasted in this synagogue in Asunción, Paraguay, which has been renovated by local studio Equipo de Arquitectura. Equipo de Arquitectura transformed an existing synagogue in the capital city for the Hebraic Union of Paraguay. The design preserves its perimeter walls and roof but concrete is applied to hide the original

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Hannah clads off-grid Ashen Cabin in New York with infested wood

May 12, 2020 Kristine Klein 0
Ashen Cabin by Hannah

US architecture studio Hannah has used 3D-printed concrete stilts to elevate this tiny off-grid cabin in Upstate New York, which has walls made from infested ash wood. Ashen Cabin is intended as a small-scale study of more sustainable construction that combines lumbar destroyed by an invasive beetle with digital fabrication techniques, such as 3D printing.

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