Sunshine Canyon Residence

THA Architects

06 Aug 2014

The owners of this new residence, a married couple, lost their previous home in a forest fire in 2011 near Boulder, Colorado. After considering their options, they decided to head back into the burn zone, purchasing a steep site located in an area burned in the same fire. At an elevation of 7500 ft, the site offers breath-taking views and is only seven miles from downtown Boulder. Designed by

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05 Aug 2014

Blink and you'll miss it: Yokaya in all of its 135 sq. m, is both a restaurant and residence located in Fukuoka, Japan. Designed by rhythmdesign, the humble white building was built in the space where a hostel, owned and managed by the client's parents once existed. The firm's client decided to demolish the old building, creating the new structure with a restaurant on the ground floor and

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Lansdowne House

Affleck Riva

22 Jul 2014

Located in Westmount, a privileged inner-city suburb of Montreal, Lansdowne Avenue is remarkable for both its heritage architecture and its particular topography.  The street negotiates a series of steep inclines and plateaus at the base of Westmount Mountain As a semi-detached house on a hill side, the project is an essay in asymmetry. Westmount's past as an Anglo-Saxon enclave within

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Cooper Residence, Palm Springs

Moore Ruble Yudell Architects and Planners

15 Jul 2014

When North-western natives, the Coopers, decided to move to one of Palm Springs' golf communities after retiring from Nike and teaching, modernism was far from their minds. But they became converts when they saw the low-slung, flat-roofed homes of Seven Lakes - a 1960's golf community of 350+ homes designed by Ric A. Harrison who, along with his business partner Donald Wexler, helped make Palm

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Siamoises Mentana-Boyer

Blouin Tardif Architecture Environnement

09 Jul 2014

Tucked away in the heart of Montreal's Plateau Mont-Royal are the Siamese residences, occupying a plot of land formerly used for commercial purposes. The project faced the same constraints as most other buildings within the classic urban genre: the challenge of natural light, joint use and the neighbouring buildings' envelopes. The architectural scheme aimed to optimise the layout, taking

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