The CASAMIRADOR Savassi residential building, completed in 2021, is located in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, and features boldly designed architecture that stands out in the local landscape. The building has 14 lofts and 24 studios and is spread over nine floors in construction and located on a narrow lot, with a width of 12.7 meters. The challenge of its volumetric mathematics, to respect distances, was one of the factors that influenced non-obvious decisions resulting in architecture created with its own identity.
Architecture firm Inrestudio has created an office and residential building for a mining company in Vietnam’s Quang Binh province, featuring a conical concrete roof and openings on all sides. Named The Kaleidoscope, the building provides workspace and accommodation for the employees working at an adjacent facility operated by Hoang Long Mineral. The building is situated
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A converted Belgian barn and a pine-lined house in Japan are among the residential interiors featured in our latest lookbook, which contains homes defined by staircases that incorporate bookshelves. Bookshelf staircases are a clever way to incorporate storage in, around and alongside stairs, which helps to save space within small dwellings. Architects and interior designers
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Architecture studio Snøhetta has revealed the design for a skyscraper in Tokyo, named Shibuya Upper West Project, which is intended to be “a sanctuary of peace and relaxation in the bustle of the city”. The 164.8-metre-tall development, which will be the studio’s largest in Japan, will include shops, apartments, a luxury hotel, and facilities for art and cultural
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The aim of the intervention was to adapt an office building, with a structure and façade consistent with the 1960s, to a multiple housing building with a layout that responds to the new demands of modern living. The project redesigns the building’s envelope, creating a dialogue with the classical architecture of the Eixample, through a façade that is a tribute to light. The building generates a composition of full and empty spaces and plays with environmental conditioning factors such as solar protection and cross ventilation.
Gradient Architecture has used a planning rule from the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy to help revitalise an unused lot in New York City’s Red Hook neighbourhood, which was severely affected by the 2012 storm. This white brick house in Red Hook in Brooklyn is located on a compact lot that could not accommodate a single-family
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Monroe 4285 is a collective housing building located in the recently developed neighborhood of Barrio Parque Donado Holmberg, a low-dense but growing area in the city of Buenos Aires.
Dutch studio MVRDV has begun construction on a mixed-use building in Tirana, Albania, which it has modelled on a bust of the country’s prominent historical figure Gjergj Kastrioti. The 85-metre-tall Skanderbeg Building, known formally as Tirana’s Rock, was designed by MVRDV to double as “a figurative sculpture” of Kastrioti. Kastrioti was a military commander known
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Latvian photographer Anna Dave has released photographs of Javier Senosiain Aguilar’s El Nido de Quetzalcóatl in Mexico, a work of organic architecture shaped like a snake. Name El Nido de Quetzalcóatl – or the Nest of Quetzalcóatl – in reference to a god with a serpent form in Aztec religion, the structure was completed in
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The project is based on responding to a specific collective housing program. Inserted in a subdivision located in the new area of Aveiro city, the land is located between two lots, which are not built yet. As such, the project idea is based on marking the highlight of a new design in this new area.