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carlos castanheira expands barrocas house in portugal

July 17, 2019 macnadusa 0

porto-based architect carlos castanheira has completed the extension of a sprawling residential property in central portugal. the overhaul of the ‘barrocas house’ involved the addition of two wings to the existing home, as well as a timber-clad pavilion located to the east of the main residence. the pavilion is positioned on the highest point of […]

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couvelas/kouvelas blends summer house into greek island’s landscape

July 17, 2019 macnadusa 0

couvelas/kouvelas placed a summer house in the middle of a steep hillside at andros island, greece, its only neighbor being an old lighthouse on the southern edge of the slope. the cliffside landscape led to splitting the house into three independent smaller volumes, scattering the areas through the site. all images © erieta attali   […]

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mass design materializes wave in wood for lighthouse in amsterdam boat

July 16, 2019 macnadusa 0

a wavy interior space, the lighthouse, created by mass design crowns the top of a 1920s houseboat in amsterdam. a wooden wave inside the former wheel house forms a writing shack, reading room and champagne bar with a 360 view that spans the canals. at night, its light is a glowing beacon in the former […]

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muñoz miranda designs residential complex in malaga with extruding volumes

July 16, 2019 macnadusa 0

irregularly stacked volumes emerge from the facade of this residential building designed by muñoz miranda architects. located on the spanish coast of malaga, and built adjacent to a protected smokestack from the beginning of the 20th century, the apartment complex references the industrial activity that once took place in the area. images courtesy of the architects […]

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toprojekt’s polish residence doubles as a barrier that blocks highway noise

July 15, 2019 macnadusa 0

toprojekt’s cichy house is a renovated, elongated residence nestled in the fields of leszczyny, poland. the modern house was designed for a sophisticated, young couple who initially wanted to extend the living room and rethink the landscape surrounding the house. however, the architects went even further and decided to incorporate a rolling landscape and use […]

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lake house by wafai features a wall that gradually transforms into the roof

July 15, 2019 macnadusa 0

turin-based architecture and design practice WAFAI has envisioned a luxury villa for a single family located on switzerland’s lake türlersee. featuring a dynamic and organic look, the structure’s characteristic design sees how a surface wall gradually flows upwards, transforming itself into a roof element. located in switzerland, the lake house features a dynamic and organic lookall […]

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designboom talks to annabelle selldorf about the art of architecture

July 14, 2019 macnadusa 0

‘the big task of architecture is doing something that is way bigger than making just buildings,’ said annabelle selldorf on stage at design indaba’s 2019 conference, held earlier this year in capetown, south africa. perfectly encapsulating the sentiment of every designer who spoke at the event, she recalled a short portfolio of projects her and […]

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OFDA associates transforms former ice storage house into gallery in japan

July 14, 2019 macnadusa 0

a former himuro — ice storage house in japanese — has been transformed into an art gallery space by OFDA associates called fujihimuro gallery. the space, which has been designed to exhibit the art pieces realized by creatives who take part of an artistic residence next door, features an organically-shaped addition made of fibre reinforced […]

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noa* designs traditional alpine mountain home with unexpected interiors

July 13, 2019 macnadusa 0

situated among the sweeping postcard landscapes of the northern italian mountains near bolzano, the spirit of a barn is reborn as a home. realized by noa* (network of architecture), the messner house expresses the south tyrolean tradition together with a surprising interior organization and unexpected spaces. replacing a derelict structure dating back to 1850, the larch […]

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buddhist temple in japan expresses radiating timber roof structure

July 12, 2019 macnadusa 0

japanese architecture firm persimmon hills architects completes a timber kannondō, or main hall to the buddhist houshouin temple for the once prosperous town of sugito. situated outside tokyo, the area has seen a decline in population and a gradual loss of its traditional community values. the temple, which had historically served as a centralized core […]

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