Posts filed under 'Architecture'

Fri 7.11.

Weston Residence by Specht Harpman (US)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 07.11.2014 - Tagged as: ,

Weston Residence by Specht Harpman, photo: Taggart Sorensen

Weston Residence by Specht Harpman, photo: Taggart Sorensen

Nestled in a valley adjacent to the Saugatuck River in Weston, Connecticut, the Weston Residence by Specht Harpman engages the site in a way that purposefully blurs the transition and distinction between the built and natural environment.

 

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Sun 2.11.

Villa SK by Atelier Thomas Pucher (AT)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 02.11.2014 - Tagged as: ,

Villa SK by Atelier Thomas Pucher, photo: Lukas Schaller

Villa SK by Atelier Thomas Pucher, photo: Lukas Schaller

Atelier Thomas Pucher has created a contrasting, contemporary annex to an existing home in Graz, Austria that extends the living area of the house into the garden.

 

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Fri 31.10.

Dori Headquarters and Shop by Archiplan (IT)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 31.10.2014 - Tagged as: , ,

Dori Headquarters and Shop by Archiplan, photo: Martina Mambrin

Dori Headquarters and Shop by Archiplan, photo: Martina Mambrin

Glass and COR-TEN steel figure prominently in the design of Italian fashion brand Dori Premiere’s renovation and extension of their headquarters and flagship store near Milan.

 

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Thu 30.10.

House JA in Guarda by Filipe Pina + Ines Costa (PT)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 30.10.2014 - Tagged as: , ,

House JA in Guarda by Filipe Pina + Ines Costa, photo: João Morgado

House JA in Guarda by Filipe Pina + Ines Costa, photo: João Morgado

Architects Filipe Pina and Ines Costa combine rural and urban lifestyles in House JA in the North central Portuguese city of Guarda.

 

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Fri 17.10.

MAPFRE Complex by TSM Asociados (PE)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 17.10.2014 - Tagged as: , , ,

MAPFRE Complex by TSM Asociados, photo: Gonzalo Cáceres

MAPFRE Complex by TSM Asociados, photo: Gonzalo Cáceres

TSM Asociados’ MAPFRE Complex in Lima, Peru, for Spanish transnational insurance company Mapfre, is composed of a two story commercial office and medical center, a chapel, a six storey columbarium building, a wake area and two basements.

 

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Thu 16.10.

Stormy Castle, Wales Wins 2014 RIBA Manser Medal (UK)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 16.10.2014 - Tagged as: , ,

Stormy Castle, Wales by Loyn & Co. Architects, photo: courtesy RIBA

Stormy Castle, Wales by Loyn & Co. Architects, photo: courtesy RIBA

Loyn & Co. Architects’ Stormy Castle, a contemporary private house atop a hillside on the Gower peninsula in Wales, has won the UK’s most prestigious housing design award, the 2014 RIBA Manser Medal.

 

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Science Hills Komatsu by Mari Ito / UAO (JP)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 16.10.2014 - Tagged as: , ,

Science Hills Komatsu by Mari Ito / UAO, photo: DAICI ANO

Science Hills Komatsu by Mari Ito / UAO, photo: DAICI ANO

On the former site of the Komatsu construction and mining equipment factory in Komatsu city, Ishikawa, Japan, Mari Ito / UAO has created the Science Hills science museum and communication center, a complex of four “low-rise waves”.

 

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Wed 15.10.

Fortress Brick House by Wise Architecture (KR)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 15.10.2014 - Tagged as: , , ,

Fortress Brick House by Wise Architecture, photo: Noh Kyoung

Fortress Brick House by Wise Architecture, photo: Noh Kyoung

Houses in Sindang-dong, a neighbourhood in Seoul, Korea, are built right up against each other at the foot of Hanyang City Wall which straddles a very narrow, steep hill overlooking the neighbourhood and the city.

 

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