As there are no side windows, daylight enters from above where the living room is and penetrates the volume vertically unravelling each level.
American architect Johnston Marklee has designed Round House, a circular house with a paddling pool on the roof, a holiday home in Spain for Solo Houses.
The tree house winds down around the trees, cinching itself in to get around the sumac which sits centrally and breathing out again to accommodate a generous bedroom and bathroom below the eucalyptus.
Watch Flower, an invited competition entry by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), is a three dimensional public promenade floating above the harbor in Aarhus Harbor.
A new typology of ‘landed housing apartments’, with lofty ceilings, pool terraces and auto-sliding gates/garden windows allowing owners control over the degree of privacy and views.
The program of events of the ‘thematic islands’ created at the heart of the site is open to constant improvisation and experimentation.
Furniture pieces on wheels and beds inspired from the ‘box within a box’ concept, add privacy and flexibility to this place for visiting artists and curators to stay.
BMW Group subsidiary DesignworksUSA creates a hotel suite made of ice for the MINI brand.
Finalist project of the ‘Fondation Jacques Rougerie’ Competition at the ‘Innovation and architecture for the sea’ category.
Nature, natural light and air move through four interlocking boxes, the negative space at their centre forms a ‘Zen’ garden for inward private and reflective times.
Contemporary Art Center (FRAC) in Marseille, France by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma.
The interventions represent a unique opportunity to re-discover the traces and ways in which the Grand Palais has withstood the test of time.
A one storey building with a pitched roof adjacent to the parents house which lowers its height towards them keeping its privacy and sky views.
Flower House in Porto, is a refurbished traditional house, featuring a beautiful sculptural carved floor surface unifying spaces in a flowing continuum.
The renovation of a house located in Vincennes, within the radius which surrounds the Château de Vincennes, a radius monitored by architects of historical monuments.
The Actelion Business Center in Allschwil, by Herzog and de Meuron, is an open structure comprising beam-like mini slabs, stacked on top of one another.
Elica @ EuroCucina 2014
The staggered buildings with vertically structured façades of white Chinese granite create a characteristic appearance and landmark in the Foshan metropolis.
The simple folding geometric form of the kiosk is based on the concept of origami.
The house appears as a horizontal element inserted in a forest clearing, arranged in quadrants defined by the intersection of two main circulation axis.
Built on the campus of EPFL Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, The Rolex Learning Center is designed by Japanese architectural practice SANAA.
The Nobel Snowflake by Swedish firm Wingårdh Arkitektkontor, is shortlisted in the architectural competition to design the Nobel Center.
A beautiful wooden mask, one of the many layers of the façade, shields the residency from the busy city centre.
Designed to blend into its surrounding typography, the hotel is partially inserted into the slope of the hill and offers a varying appearance depending on one’s point of view.
Unique modern design, rising from the sand dunes a few meters away from the best Portuguese beach.
The architects’ ambition was to provide a series of new domestic spaces that were pulled together as a whole by a new staircase and voids between the different levels to create a psychologically expanded space.
Rather than a standard grid of Perspex containers, the array of multi-coloured sweets is set within an elaborate sculptural container, inspired by scientiﬁc models of the atomic structure.
The ‘Turnaround House’ turns to face the sun. A transformative residential extension opening up to the courtyard.
‘Engawa’, the Japanese veranda as a vehicle of connecting and renegotiating the boundary between the inside and the outside space.
Sala Rattanakosin is a renovation project of Sala Resorts and Spa. Its highlight is the roof top bar where one can observe the bird-eye-views of the older parts of Bangkok.
A volume in which the horizontality prevails and that the image of earthen construction does prevail by partially burying the lower floor level, in contrast with the verticality of the existing trees.
The house is transformed into continuous open-concept spaces in which natural light makes a soft voyage and exaggerates the length of the rooms.