Peter Ruge Architekten sets new standards of sustainability through the design of “Passive Houses”, currently being built in southern China. With a 95% energy saving over that of a conventional Chinese residential building, the Passive House “Bruck” is the first housing of it’s kind to be realized in the countries damp, warm, southern climate. Construction […]
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Shared by ARCHMOV, an online platform of videos with the mission to promote Portuguese Architecture. This is their first video with subtitle in English for the Platform of Arts and Creativity in Guimaraes designed by Pitagoras Arquitectos. Check it out for our earlier story here.
Mexico-based architectural practice T38 studio has completed a house in México, Tijuana, Baja California. + Design statatement On a sloping site with a privileged view of the city, we designed a house for a young family. The main design criteria was that every interior space would have a relation with exterior space. To accomplish that, […]
The site is ncluded in Estate of Arrifóias, Odemira, Alentejo, where nature and topography have very specific features. The client seeks a solution that favors housing asset values and landscaped site. Respecting the site in its entirety, the project is total involvement with the natural surroundings. Was privileged contemplation of the landscape, adapting the volumetry […]
In the Algarve, the south of Portugal, the transition from the coast to the hilly midlands is characterized by an ascending landscape. Historical agricultural structures, such as vineyards and orchards form an idyllic setting. We designed a holiday home for a Dutch principal on one of these typical plots with an old citrus- and olive […]
This is a whimsical yoga studio by SHKS Architects. The project is carefully sited in a grove of Douglas Fir and provides a quiet place for exercise and contemplation. The building is set above the ground to lighten its footprint while its simple form provides an elegant counter point to the surrounding trees and landscape. […]
The “Fashion” under the sunrise is more poetic. Designers Four Lau and Sam Sum have always wanted to design a fashion art-themed boutique hotel-style apartment, they think fashion elements should not be limited to use as clothing only. The homeowners of this design project are in the fashion business, and they even possess higher requirements […]
4a Architekten create a feel-good hotel ambience with functionality, efficiency and sustainability in mind. Nature, wellness and design – these were the guiding principles for 4a Architekten when constructing the Spreewald Spa Hotel in Burg. Situated in the heart of the Spree Forest next to the Spreewald Therme spa, also planned and built by 4a […]
Designed by ABIBOO Architecture, this 17,000 sq. ft. (1.600 m2) villa is located in a privileged area in the South-Hamptons with the sea surrounding the plot on two 2 different sides. The house belongs to a couple who uses the house during the summer with their relatives and friends. The family’s passion for boats inspires […]
North of Mexico City, on uneven ground that only offers a few meters wide and 16 meters from the curb drop to the lowest point of the land is the home design Canterbury looking to take advantage of terrain. Following the landform we opted for a design that surprised from its entry because only from […]