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. […]
Tag: Contemporary vernacular
Atelier d’architecture Ralph Germann recently have completed Vallée de Joux. Secret land for some, the land of the wolf for others, both wild and super industrialized, the Vallée de Joux intrigues, fascinates or repels… Roger Guignard, Journalist and editor of « Vallée de Joux, Une île à l’envers » It is in respect of that […]
UK-based architectural firm Hinton Cook Architects have worked with the Milton Keynes Parks Trust to transform a grade II listed barn into something special. Incorporating modern elements to further highlight the original traditional beauty of this once derelict barn. + Project description by Hinton Cook Architects Located in the historic railway town of Wolverton, this […]
For this small residence, Stephens incorporated the local vernacular into a modernist retreat in the Whangaripo valley. By acknowledging the site’s importance, in terms of views and ecological values, Stephens’ design is a smart fit for the New Zealand location. The project takes the rural vernacular and incorporates contemporary touches, such as a modern timber/metal […]
Mourning House, by the Mexico city based architect Pascal Arquitectos. Due to its location in residential area, Mourning House is planned to be isolated from surroundings with an internal courtyard provided. Architect wanted to create a spiritual sense to the building, by having a high and narrow triangular entrance for the project. Visitor will experience […]
The Vanke (one of China based developer) Sales Pavilion designed by CL3 architects, based on the principle of Chinese Courtyard house with an entry court, front garden, main pavilion, side pavilion with support facilities and back garden that leads to show units.
This is a tropical architecture in Bali Indonesia, designed by Singapore based WOHA architects, who has built a global reputation for innovative design for projects in tropical environments. WOHA believes that it is the responsibility of the architect to create diverse, innovative and exciting environments.