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House in Naruto \ Naoko Horibe

House in Naruto \ Naoko Horibe

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• July 23, 2013 • Comments (1)

Designed by Japanese architect Naoko Horibe. The property where this residence stands is occasionally flooded during heavy rains. The clients requested a design that dealt with the problem, as well as providing security, privacy, good natural light and air circulation, and a space that their children could run around in. In response the architect proposed […]

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House of Yamakawa \ Naoko Horibe

House of Yamakawa \ Naoko Horibe

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• July 23, 2013 • Comments (1)

Naoko Horibe designed the House of Yamakawa. This home sits on a road that gets a surprising amount of traffic given how narrow it is. To minimize the noise from cars and to ensure privacy, the architects concentrated storage spaces along the side of the house facing the road and added a hallway as a […]

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Corporate Headquarters of Lalux Assurances \ Atelier d’ Architecture et de Design sa

Corporate Headquarters of Lalux Assurances \ Atelier d’ Architecture et de Design sa

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• July 19, 2013 • Comments (0)

Designed by architectural firm Atelier d’Architecture et de Design Jim Clemes sa., the new “Lalux” building is certainly striking. The designers wanted to create a permeable building that both embraces nature and reflects its essence. + Press release from Atelier d’ Architecture et de Design sa A Shimmering Eye-Catcher Sustainability in all its aspects: future-proofed planning […]

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Tender2 by Royal Botania Pop Up Hotel

Tender2 by Royal Botania Pop Up Hotel

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• July 16, 2013 • Comments (1)

The Tender2 by Royal Botania, a pop-up hotel on the sunny shores of Knokke-Heist (Belgium). The ultimate retreat, which returns for year two with a new name, features outdoor luxury furniture from the Belgian brand including its iconic Wave and Surf hammocks. The basic concept remains the same: guests can enjoy the ultimate in luxury, […]

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Competition winner: West London School by Squire and Partners

Competition winner: West London School by Squire and Partners

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• July 13, 2013 • Comments (1)

Squire and Partners won the competition to design St James’ school in west London, UK. In response to the local building vernacular of grand roof expressions, the roof profiles articulate each element of the village cluster with a clay-tiled roof lantern. Glazed rooflights top each lantern, drawing natural light into every part of the building. […]

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Generator Barcelona \ Anwar Mekhayech

Generator Barcelona \ Anwar Mekhayech

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• July 12, 2013 • Comments (0)

A Toronto based designer Anwar Mekhayech has completed the Generator Barcelona. + Description Award-winning hostel brand, Generator expanded its urban-design property portfolio in spring 2013 with the addition of its first venture into Spain in Barcelona. Widely regarded as Europe’s fastest growing hostel brand, Generator’s boutique-inspired hostels offer style-conscious travellers a unique retreat in some […]

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FM Villa \ StudioArch

FM Villa \ StudioArch

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• July 11, 2013 • Comments (0)

StudioArch has designed the FM Villa located in Sommo (Pv) – Italy. The idea was to use the concept of sculpture starting from pure volume (the block of matter), work it and dig it up to get the final project. StudioArch + Statement from StudioArch Make a project of a private villa has completely different from […]

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5 ways to decorate your conservatory

5 ways to decorate your conservatory

• July 11, 2013 • Comments (0)

A new conservatory is the perfect opportunity to inject some of your own personality into a property, or to give you a space that is a little different to the rest of the property. There are plenty of reasons for building a conservatory, so we have put together a list of 5 that are definitely […]

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Danchi Hutch \ YYAA

Danchi Hutch \ YYAA

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• July 10, 2013 • Comments (0)

Designed by Yoshihiro Yamamoto of YYAA, this small house is designed for a craftman and his mother. They had lived in a Danchi for a long time. Danchi is notorious Japanese housing complex. Since it is too narrow, it is often called “The rabbit hutch.” When the client consulted us to build their new residence, […]

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Xiang River Tower \ RRC Studio

Xiang River Tower \ RRC Studio

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• July 10, 2013 • Comments (0)

RRC Studio designed the Xiang River Tower located in Changsha, China. The tower comes from the idea of chinese boxes contained in a single bigger box: each of them, stacked on top of another, include several programs. RRC Studio + Statement from RRC Studio Xiang River Tower is an office and residential project in Changsha, […]

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