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carles enrich preserves expressive materials with its penthouse in verdi

January 25, 2020 macnadusa 0

carles enrich studio revitalizes the penthouse level of a four-story building situated along barcelona’s carrer verdi. dating to the mid-20th century, the dwelling is rectangular in plan, spanning thirteen meters in length, with a centralized stairwell. the two short sides are façades, one opening outward toward the street with two windows and a french door, […]

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adolfo natalini, founder of superstudio dies aged 78

January 24, 2020 macnadusa 0

italian architect, adolfo natalini, passed away yesterday on january 23rd, 2020. born near florence in 1941, natalini was best known for co-founding superstudio with his university classmate cristiano toraldo di francia. gaining prominence during the 1960s and 70s, the architecture collective became famous for its avant-garde style and fantastical visualizations, which birthed the italian radical […]

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studio puisto’s ‘3-square house’ is a trio of interlocking volumes

January 24, 2020 macnadusa 0

despite being surrounded by a tall spruce forest, only one tree was removed to build this lakeside residence in south east finland. designed by studio puisto, the exact position of ‘3-square house’ was largely determined by the available views. ‘the more north you move on the plot, the more the lake landscape opens, on the […]

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amelia tavella’s casa santa teresa celebrates the nature of corsica

January 23, 2020 macnadusa 0

on the french island of corsica, amelia tavella has completed the design of ‘casa santa teresa’. situated on the route des sanguinaires in ajaccio, the native architect has renovated an existing house from the 1950s to create a new seaside residence. just a stone’s throw from the beach, the design focuses on making the most of […]

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olson kundig’s vermont cabin brings its residents closer to nature

January 23, 2020 macnadusa 0

designed by tom kundig of olson kundig, this compact cabin in the US state of vermont seeks to bring family members closer to each other. embedded into the terrain of stowe, a region known for its trails and ski slopes, the residence has been conceived as an intimate gathering place amid the white pines and […]

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balconies protrude from KWK promes’ apartment block in poland

January 22, 2020 macnadusa 0

a striking facade of protruding balconies make up the exterior of this residential building in poland, which has been designed by local architecture firm KWK promes. located in the center of katowice – once a dynamically developing industrial city – UNIKATO is a low budget building, which re-establishes life in what is now a depopulating […]

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motoki ishikawa architect and associates constructs 50-meter-long wooden house in japan

January 22, 2020 macnadusa 0

house in jumonjimachi by motoki ishikawa architect and associates is a 50-meter-long wooden private residence in the yokote basin, akita prefecture, japan. the low-cost, short-period construction incorporates a long and narrow floor plan, where its different spaces, such as the garage, sunrooms, and living areas, have been assembled in a linear configuration. topped with a […]

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ludwig godefroy designs weekend house on the mexican coast

January 21, 2020 macnadusa 0

designed for a client who was looking to escape the bustle of mexico city, ludwig godefroy architecture has realized ‘zicatela house‘ as an idyllic getaway situated next to the small port town of puerto escondido in the state of oaxaca. conceived as a haven of relaxation and a place to enjoy the nearby beach, the […]

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kengo kuma’s completed olympic stadium for tokyo 2020

January 21, 2020 macnadusa 0

in 2015, the japanese government chose kengo kuma to design the new national stadium in tokyo, the arena which will form the centerpiece of the city’s 2020 olympic games. the project had been controversially taken away from iraqi-british architect zaha hadid, amid concerns of increasing costs. kuma saw off competition from compatriot toyo ito, who […]

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green roofs top mono architekten’s school extension in berlin

January 20, 2020 macnadusa 0

in the prenzlauer berg area of berlin, mono architekten has completed the design of an after-school care center for the waldorf school. the urban site poses a unique position between socialist prefabricated structures, wilhelminian style blocks and the green spaces of the nearby jewish cemetery. the existing school itself is a 5-story prefab dating back […]

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