Residential

The Urban Oasis

Lynch + Comisso Architects

27 Aug 2014

Meeting the design requirements of a discerning chef's home kitchen requires meticulous planning. The client of this project runs a successful catering business, and while this kitchen was designed for personal use, the client also does a lot of home cooking, and therefore had specific requirements for a home kitchen as well.  The client particularly requested an airy, minimal kitchen with

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Sorel Residence

_naturehumaine

20 Aug 2014

Canadian studio _naturehumaine designed this contemporary single-family home in the middle of suburbia, amidst a sea of Victorian-inspired houses for a young woman who had recently moved to the area to be closer to her family.  The brief was simple: to create a house that would stand out from its surroundings. The architects offset two rectangular bars in their plan, bridging over them with

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Brick House

LETH & GORI

19 Aug 2014

Brick House by LETH & GORI has two main objectives; to create a house which is maintenance free for 50 years and to give it a life span of at least 150 years. The project is part of the development scheme 'Mini-CO2 houses' initiated by the philanthropic foundation Realdania. The goal of Realdania's project is to develop affordable, sustainable houses with a low CO2 footprint, focusing on

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Greenfall Renovation

Vo Trong Nghia Architects

18 Aug 2014

Vietnam's fast development has led to significant urban problems; less greenery, electricity shortages and flooding. An increasing number of motorbikes means more traffic jams and serious air pollution. ‘Greenfall renovation' is a prototypical single house renovation in Hanoi, designed against this backdrop by Vo Trong Nghia Architects to return greenery to the city and encourage a

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Apartment in Amsterdam

MAMM Design

15 Aug 2014

Japanese studio MAMM Design have renovated a duplex unit in an 85 year old housing block for a family of four. On relocating to Amsterdam, MAMM's clients found that they were unaccustomed to the often overcast weather, so their main request was to have as much sunlight as possible in the house. They also wanted a space in which they could easily interact with each other. The house had a skylight

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