Microcement finishes smooth, shape and contour the stylish interior of this modern 90 square metre apartment, located in Lviv, Ukraine. Visualised by Ira Lysiuk, the industrial style decor here is an understated and tactile affair that meets with natural wood slatted features, oak cabinetry and soft creamy textiles that prevent the aesthetic from falling cold. […]
Monolithic concrete columns and walnut panelling create a backdrop for an extensive collection of mid-20th century Brazilian art and design in this 1970s São Paulo apartment renovation by BC Arquitetos. Located in a 1970s building in the traditional Jardins neighbourhood of São Paulo, the 230-square-metre DN Apartment was created for a landscape architect client. When
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Mazul Beachfront Villas are a collection of holiday homes with coloured concrete facades designed to match their sandy surrounds on the coast of Oaxaca in Mexico. The Mazul development was designed by Mexican architecture firm Revolution and features 50 private villas located in the town of Santa Elena El Tule. Each villa is built from
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Tokyo studio Key Operation has completed an apartment building in Yokohama covered with thin concrete panels that create a random pattern of light and shadow across the facades. Key Operation designed the Kannai Blade Residence to replace a four-storey office block on a corner site close to Yokohama’s Kannai Station. The 11-storey building contains 94
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Architect Javier de las Heras Solé has completed a music school building in the northern Spanish town of Amorebieta-Etxano, featuring a concrete podium and facades clad in weathering-steel mesh that allows partial views of the interior. Javier de las Heras Solé won a competition to design the Zubiaur Musika Eskola, which adjoins the Basque town’s
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The Florida Building by MAPA is a prefabricated multi-storey car park in Montevideo, Uruguay, topped by a courtyard garden and rooftop terrace. Architecture firm MAPA built the project close to the densely populated Plaza Independencia in Uruguay’s capital city. Considered as the city’s financial, cultural and historical hub, the plaza and its surrounding area struggle
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Following the death of celebrated architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha at the age of 92, we look back at eight key projects from concrete houses to museums that cemented his global reputation. Most of Mendes da Rocha’s work is in his native Brazil, but the architect gained international recognition during his career and won a
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Argentinian firm PSV Arquitectura developed this grand concrete slab house in Córdoba in longitudinal strips so that all of its spaces would face north. Casa SAB, which backs onto the Cañuelas Country Golf club in Argentina, is entirely shielded from the strong western sun, while each of its rooms enjoys good light from its northern
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OYO Architects has completed a house on the site of an old barn in Drongen, Belgium, featuring a cross-shaped plan with a spiral staircase at its centre. Local studio OYO Architects was approached to design a family home for a rural plot in Drongen, which is a district within the city of Ghent. House Dede
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British designer Thomas Heatherwick has completed Little Island, a park and performance venue supported by 132 concrete columns set into the Hudson River in New York. Heatherwick Studio built the 2.4-acre park with global engineering firm Arup and New York-based landscape architects MNLA. Two bridges connect Little Island to the mainland. The park is located
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