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Oakville Residence \  Guido Costantino Design Office

Oakville Residence \ Guido Costantino Design Office

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• September 4, 2012 • Comments (0)

Guido Costantino Design Office recently has completed the Oakville Residence. + Project statement A 2-storey modern residence on a wooded lot in Oakville, Ontario, 44 Belvedere is comprised of a monochromatic palate of stucco, concrete, brick, anodized siding and a mix of opaque and transparent glass. The street face of Belvedere limits views into the […]

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Aphrodite's Lounge \ LK Architects

Aphrodite’s Lounge \ LK Architects

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• August 23, 2012 • Comments (0)

The existing villa is typical of the real estate boom in Cyprus. The main goal was its upgrade and the addition of some external floor space, essential for the Mediterranean climate. A new platform was constructed at the main level of the house, projecting as much as possible over the cliff in order to offer […]

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GREENville House \ Tonic Design

GREENville House \ Tonic Design

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• August 23, 2012 • Comments (1)

American architectural firm Tonic Design recently has won Matsumoto Prize for Modernist Residential Design. + All images and drawings courtesy Tonic Design

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 Fort Werk aan't Spoel \ Rietveld Landscape

Fort Werk aan’t Spoel \ Rietveld Landscape

• August 20, 2012 • Comments (1)

Fort Werk aan ‘t Spoel Fort “Werk aan ‘t Spoel” is a national monument dating from 1794. Part of the New Dutch Waterline – a military defense line making use of intentional flooding – it served to protect one of the inundation locks. The municipality of Culemborg and Foundation Werk aan ‘t Spoel would like […]

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Competition entry: Ullswater Yacht Club \ PARKDESIGNED

Competition entry: Ullswater Yacht Club \ PARKDESIGNED

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• August 18, 2012 • Comments (0)

This design was fora new clubhouse at Ullswater Yacht club, it was a design competition run by the RIBA. The concept reflects the calmness and fluidity of the lake in its shape, in particular in its cross section, suggesting a strong reference to the curve of a boat or yacht’s hull. Modern boat construction methods […]

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Elwood Townhouses \ Marcus O'Reilly Architects

Elwood Townhouses \ Marcus O’Reilly Architects

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• August 18, 2012 • Comments (1)

Marcus O’Reilly Architects, a St. Kilda based practice, is proud to announce that their project 19 Ruskin Street, Elwood is the recent winner of both “Best New Development 1-5 storeys” and “Best Sustainable Development” in the Annual City of Port Phillip Design and Development Awards. This 5 unit medium-density housing development been designed to contribute […]

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Mascotelos House \ ER Studio - Eric Rodrigues Arquitecto

Mascotelos House \ ER Studio – Eric Rodrigues Arquitecto

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• August 8, 2012 • Comments (0)

The project of a dwelling house in Mascotelos sees on its terrain a conceptual opportunity as well as a circumstance to which it cannot escape: a narrow lot with a slope of three meters between the two fronts, in a relatively rural environment. The accessibility is solved in fronts, an automotive access to the ground […]

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Organic Scapes and Architecture designed "Living Aleutian Home Design Competition"

Organic Scapes and Architecture designed “Living Aleutian Home Design Competition”

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• August 6, 2012 • Comments (0)

The shape of the building’s footprint is a direct result from wind studies. By combining the different wind charts, we arrived at the conclusion that the proper orientation and exterior shape should be modeled according to the direction of prevailing winds. This method prevents the structure from acting on strong wind loads, therefore avoiding friction […]

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Ty Pren Eco-House \ Feilden Fowles

Ty Pren Eco-House \ Feilden Fowles

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• August 6, 2012 • Comments (0)

Situated in the midst of the Brecon Beacons, South Wales, this new build house was designed as an exemplar model of sustainable domestic architecture. It combines a passive solar design strategy, locally sourced materials and a vernacular form. The site lies within a conservation area and Green Field site on the border of the Brecon […]

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Ben van Berkel / UNStudio designs the new UIC building ‘V on Shenton’ in Singapore

Ben van Berkel / UNStudio designs the new UIC building ‘V on Shenton’ in Singapore

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• August 1, 2012 • Comments (0)

Ben van Berkel / UNStudio have designed the new UIC building, ‘V on Shenton’, in the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District. The former UIC Building dominated the city skyline as Singapore’s tallest building for many years since its completion in 1973 and was part of an important collection of towers located along Shenton Way […]

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