Residential

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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Beam&Block House

mode:lina architekci

11 Aug 2014

Polish firm mode:lina architekci have recently transformed a 140 sq. m home for a couple and their varying needs. Beam&Block House is designed to utilise as much space as possible, with lots of storage options but ones that keep the interiors clutter free, and spaces very much open. The architects built in hidden cupboards below the stairs that open with sliding doors and feature mirrored

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