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Villa Abborrkroken at Överby, Sweden, by John Robert Nilsson Architects

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Villa Abborrkroken at Överby, Sweden, by John Robert Nilsson Architects

John Robert Nilsson Architects started in 1995 and currently consists of four employees. The practice works on equal parts of private dwellings, exhibition spaces and public areas. Among the homes they have built are numerous villas and cottages in coastal areas,  giving them a broad expertise in coastal protection and — Continue reading

Celtic Museum, Glauberg, Germany, by kadawittfeld architektur

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Celtic Museum, Glauberg, Germany, by kadawittfeld architektur

kadawittfeldarchitektur is a European architectural office, operating out of Aachen, Germany, with its founding office in Graz, Austria. Their projects move in scale between architecture, city building, interiors, and urban studies to create meaning within a context of public buildings. Theirs is a spatial strategy translated into built form. The — Continue reading

House at La Encantada, Lima, Peru, by Artadi Arquitectos

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House at La Encantada, Lima, Peru, by Artadi Arquitectos

Javier Artadi is a well known architect as well as a professor of Architecture in Peru. His office, Artadi Arquitectos makes projects distinguished by their strong relation between modern architecture and the landscarpe characteristic of the desert coast of Peru. One of his latest projects is the single family house — Continue reading

Shaft House, Toronto, Canada, by Urbanscape Group

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Shaft House, Toronto, Canada, by Urbanscape Group

Urbanscape Group, based in Toronto, Canada, is a young, multi-disciplinary design and consulting firm which focuses largely on contemporary design for multi-unit residential, private residential projects, commercial buildings, and corporate interiors. One of their most characteristic and recent projects is the Shaft House, built in 2010 in Toronto, Canada. Designed — Continue reading

UCSF Institute for Regeneration Medicine, San Francisco, USA by Rafael Viñoly

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UCSF Institute for Regeneration Medicine, San Francisco, USA by Rafael Viñoly

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) issued an RFP in 2005 for a new laboratory, the Institute for Regeneration Medicine Building (IRM), and ultimately commissioned Rafael Viñoly Architects PC for the project after a competitive interview process. The firm was chosen for its wealth of laboratory experience, the strength — Continue reading

Villa Vals, Switzerland, by Bjarne Mastenbroek and Christian Mueller

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Villa Vals, Switzerland, by Bjarne Mastenbroek and Christian Mueller

The design of Villa Vals is by Bjarne Mastenbroek of SeARCH from the Netherlands and Christian Müller of CMA in Switzerland. Their design plan was to completely integrate the villa into the landscape to avoid disturbing the unspoiled nature. That is why access to the villa is only possible via — Continue reading

Hazelwood School, Glasgow, by Alan Dunlop Architects

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Hazelwood School, Glasgow, by Alan Dunlop Architects

Alan Dunlop is one of the UK’s leading architects and a respected educator, currently Visiting Professor at Robert Gordon University, Scott Sutherland School of Architecture. Widely published in the architectural press and international broadsheets, he is an established commentator on Architecture, Urban Design and Social Issues. Creating evocative architecture is — Continue reading

Villa Mecklin, Naantali, Finland, by Huttunen-Lipasti-Pakkanen Architects

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Villa Mecklin, Naantali, Finland, by Huttunen-Lipasti-Pakkanen Architects

Sometimes you see a house that blows you out of your mind in such a way that you can barely find words to describe its beauty. It is not necessarily one you’d live in or design (if you are in that sort of thing that is) but it happens. Villa — Continue reading

Honeycomb Apartments, Izola, Slovenia, by Ofis Architects

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Honeycomb Apartments, Izola, Slovenia, by Ofis Architects

Ofis Architects are based in Ljubljana and were formed by Rok Oman and Spela Videcnik in 1998. They specialize in various areas of architecture, one of them being social housing. Honeycomb won the first prize in a competition for designing two social housing blocks in Izola of Slovenia. The brief was to construct — Continue reading

Villa 3S, Love Architecture, Graz, Austria

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Villa 3S, Love Architecture, Graz, Austria

A beautiful site, just outside of Graz, with a very restrictive development plan and a very ambitious budget formed the starting point for the planning of Love Architecture partner architect’s own home. Simple yet complex, clear and yet playful, light and optimistic, small and large at the same time. A — Continue reading

Ironbank by RTA Studio, Auckland, New Zealand

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Ironbank by RTA Studio, Auckland, New Zealand

New Zealand is not the first place you think of when discussing modern architecure. Yet our antipodean friends surprise us all the time with interestin design, and what’s more, sustainable too. Ironbank is located in the Karangahape Road precint, which is a unique and historic area on the edge of — Continue reading

Lolita by Langarita-Navarro architects, Zaragoza, Spain

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Lolita by Langarita-Navarro architects, Zaragoza, Spain

Design-conscious roadside restaurants are a rare species within the increasingly prestigious restaurant world. Structures of this type have evolved in order to offer services for large-format events without this having involved anything more than a change in scale. Langarita-Navarro architects made an effort to change this and offer us their — Continue reading

Holiday home in Asserbo, Denmark by Christensen & Co. Arkitekten

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Holiday home in Asserbo, Denmark by Christensen & Co. Arkitekten

What can one do inside a forest? Building-wise that is. It seems not a lot, especially if you are an architecture practice that thrives on environmentally friendly projects. But Christensen & Co. Arkitekten cam up with a lovely, elegant and minimal solution for their client. The large site is located — Continue reading

Flow, Chiba, Japan, by APOLLO architects

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Flow, Chiba, Japan, by APOLLO architects

Satoshi Kurosaki specializes in mini dwellings, many of which willingly sacrifice right angles in order to maximize space on odd-size lots. Kurosaki and his company, APOLLO Architects, design apartment buildings that appear to be equally conservative and clever in the design of individual units in order to get as many — Continue reading

The Wave, Denmark, by Henning Larsen Architects

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The Wave, Denmark, by Henning Larsen Architects

Henning Larsen Architects is an international architecture company with strong Scandinavian roots. Their goal is to create vibrant, sustainable projects that reach beyond themselves and become of durable value to the user and to the society and culture that they are built into. Their project “The Wave”, in Vejle, Denmark — Continue reading

Balancing Barn, Suffolk, United Kingdom, by MVRDV architects

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Balancing Barn, Suffolk, United Kingdom, by MVRDV architects

MVRDV architects are known for their unconventional work and this project is no exception to the rule. Balancing Barn is situated on a beautiful site by a small lake in the English countryside near Thorington in Suffolk. The Barn responds through its architecture and engineering to the site condition and — Continue reading

Wilson House, Medhurst Yarra Valley, by Denton Corker Marshall Architects

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Wilson House, Medhurst Yarra Valley, by Denton Corker Marshall Architects

Denton Corker Marshall is an international design practice, producing striking and innovative architecture and urban design in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. Their work is characterised by the ability to solve complex design problems on every scale. From design commissions for buildings of international significance to micro skyscraper — Continue reading

Welham Studios by Mark Merer, Somerton, UK

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Welham Studios by Mark Merer, Somerton, UK

Mark Merer‚Äôs work is rooted in the elements. They range from kinetic and balletic sculptures that move with the wind, to solid grass tors hewn from the earth. He was brought up in Malaya, where he spent much time on the beach flying kites and much of his work retains — Continue reading

House at Quinta da Marinha, Cascais, Portugal, by Areacor

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House at Quinta da Marinha, Cascais, Portugal, by Areacor

Areacor is a team of two architects in Portugal, Nuno De Sousa and  Sonia Picolo. The residential homes they create are building forms that are, in essence, natural. They reflect the client's need for comfort, serenity and beauty, obtaining maximum value for their client's resources. One fine example of that — Continue reading

House by Lucio Rosato, Riparo Bardella di Ortona, Italy

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House by Lucio Rosato, Riparo Bardella di Ortona, Italy

Lucio Rosato has designed a house that for me is a modern complimentary to Casa Malaparte by Adalberto Libera. You can imagine them both on the same island, sitting on opposite promontories, juxtaposed in an architectural dialogue of the bare minimal, the absolutely essential.  Built parallel to the seafront (in contrast — Continue reading