Espina emerges from the synergy of different elements that interact to achieve structural and visual balance. It is a pavilion without a defined program, serving the sole purpose of providing shade and directing views toward the horizon. With a minimal footprint of only 21 sqm of built area, Espina offers a panoramic view of three hundred and sixty degrees, connecting the user with the mountain landscape.
As the site is set within an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’, it was clear that the new home would need to be an exemplary piece of contemporary architecture that was sensitive and responsive to its location to secure planning approval. As a practice that designs & builds - Facit Homes uses Modern Methods of Construction (MMC). Deploying their unique Facit MicroFactory™ directly onto the site to fabricate and assemble the engineered wood components that form the integral high-performance chassis of the home.
As part of our yearly tradition, we have asked our readers who should win the 2024 Pritzker Prize, the most esteemed accolade in the realm of architecture.
A series of undulating tectonic structures set against an aspen grove near Wilson, Wyoming, this mountain home serves as a creative retreat for a California-based couple. The 35-acre property is set at the base of the Tetons and encompasses several ecosystems, with old-growth forests merging into stands of young pine and aspen trees before transitioning into rolling meadows. The homeowners, authors who also own and manage an independent record label out of Mill Valley, California, were looking for a nature-oriented outpost in Wyoming in which to pursue their writing practice.
With the Fieldhouse project, architecture office MoDusArchitects www.modusarchitects.com inserts a new material milestone into the South Tyrolean landscape with inclusive spaces dedicated to sports and recreation. Located in the small town of Laghetti (Egna Municipality, Bolzano) nearby the riverbanks of the Adige river, the building sits at the foothills of Mount Corno whose natural reserve park forms a dramatic backdrop to the sports facility.
Greenhouses are elegant and ingenious structures that incorporate simplicity in design while creating light-filled spaces that shape indoor climates. With walls and roofs composed mainly of transparent or translucent materials, these structures harness solar energy to create a controlled environment. As advances in materials and environmental management progress, they can seamlessly be integrated into architectural designs, offering innovative solutions that blend functionality with aesthetics. Beyond their original role in plant cultivation, they have evolved into projects that emphasize sustainability, education, and conservation. At their core, they offer experiences of exploration and discovery, showcasing the intricate relationship between sunlight, plants, and indoor environments.
This residence features a white exterior that blends into the quiet streetscape, and an open space design that enhances family bonds. The overlapping triple-layered roof reflects the daily expressions of the sky, while light from the south creates a warm ambiance.
In the year 2007, the Champalimaud Foundation took the initiative to build the Cancer Research Centre on a beautiful site in Lisbon along the River Tagus. It was designed by noted Indian architect Charles Correa. By the time the Foundation decided to build a hospital for the cure of pancreatic cancer next to the Cancer Research Centre fourteen years later, Charles Correa had passed away. They approached architect Sachin Agshikar from Mumbai, who had worked closely with Correa for eighteen years and served as his associate at the Research Centre. Agshikar was hired to conceptualize the overall building design alongside the US-based firm HDR for the internal planning, and Joao Nuno Laranjo from Portugal as the local architect.
Siri is a tropical oasis cut away from the hustle and bustle of the tech city of Bengaluru. Located in Karishma hills, with a beautiful layout on the fringes of the Turahalli forest, the site was the perfect locale for this with its majestic teak, mango, and coconut trees. These trees and the gentle topography of the site were also the perfect starting point for the design. The house is designed as a seamless extension of the natural landscape - respecting, enhancing, and celebrating the existing vegetation while creating a luxurious and sustainable living environment. The structure is positioned to maximize natural light and ventilation while minimizing the impact on the existing trees.
This is an Interior design project for the relocation of the new office building of KYOYA Corporation, which is a long-established company founded in 1928 that provides promotion, interior design, and display services. This project site is located in an area dotted with fashion brand offices, a short walk from JR Harajuku Station in the Sendagaya direction. The project utilizes an existing building with one basement floor and three stories above ground. The building was originally a vocational school and was converted into office space, a showroom, and rental space.
Located within the urban area of the city of La Plata, the building is situated on Av. 38 near Plaza Alsina. The area stands out for being purely residential but with proximity to the city center.
Three overlapping volumes, built in exposed concrete, natural stone and metal structure, give life to Casa K: designed to be the temple of a family that dreamed of waking up and spending their days overlooking the sunset.
The industrial city, the child of railways and automobiles, has itself given rise to a new urban form: the dense suburb. Predominantly residential, it contains detached, semi-detached, and row houses, sometimes even small, collective clusters of housing along its main roadways and intersections. For the sake of comfort, major roadways avoid cutting through such dense suburbs. Its proximity to a large city allows for other forms of mobility, whether individual (soft) or collective (public). Its density entails a maximal use of public facilities and the presence of neighborhood shops.
In the urbanization control area, rather than prohibiting the construction of buildings, we believe that building for local farmers can curb disorderly urbanization. This is a one-story house for farmers in rural areas. The aim was not to be a residence but to become a frame for farmers in this area by building it on this site surrounded by agricultural land.
The main objective of the comprehensive renovation of Casa Garu was focused on transforming a typical "Casa Chorizo" into a bright and open space, where light and spaciousness became the protagonists. The priority was to eliminate the feeling of darkness and disconnection between spaces while respecting and reusing existing valuable elements.
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