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In the annual Sukkahville design competition in Toronto, entrants are challenged to reimagine the sukkah, a structure that the competition organizers describe as a “symbolic wilderness shelter, symbolizing the frailty and transience of life,” traditionally built during the Jewish festival of Sukkot to commemorate the 40 years that the Jews spent wandering the desert. For the 2014 competition, New Jersey-based graduates Michael Signorile and Edward Perez created “Reflect.Reve

Architects: Baldasso Cortese Architects Location: 73-75 Lansell Road, Toorak VIC 3142, Australia Project Team: David Chandler, Steven Cortese, Loris Rebeschini, Marina Potter, Sophie Russell, Sherman Tan Year: 2014 Photographs: Peter Clarke Builder : Building Engineering Landscape Architect: Formium Acoustic Consultant : Arups Engineers Civil & Structural Consultant: Cardno Building Surveyor: BSGM Services Consultant : NDY Lighting Consultant: Christopher Boot Graphic Art: Kinart Pla

Radical neofuturist architect Jan Kaplický (18 April 1937 – 14 January 2009) was the son of a sculptor and a botanical illustrator, and appropriately spent his career creating highly sculptural and organic forms. Working with partner Amanda Levete at his suitably named practice Future Systems, Kaplický was catapulted to fame after his sensationally avant-garde 1999 Lord’s Cricket Ground Media Centre and became a truly innovative icon of avant-garde architecture. Beginning

“In architecture, in buildings, in a restaurant for instance, we extract the story.” In the latest from, New York City is examined through a miniseries highlighting the work of David Rockwell in celebration of the Rockwell Group’s 30th anniversary. The retrospective collection visits the original Nobu restaurant, industrial Shinola store, innovative Chef’s Club, and groundbreaking Imagination Playground, while Rockwell shares his approach to creating spaces that are resp

New York City-based Mapos is a multi-disciplinary studio of architects and designers that was co-founded by Colin Brice and Caleb Mulvena in 2008 to cover everything from architectural environments, creative concepts, and branding. Over the years they’ve worked with notable brands like Nike, fresh, Coca-Cola, Caudalie, and MTV, to name a few, all while realizing private homes, urban initiatives, retail concepts, hospitality and workspace concepts, and pro-bono work for community

The Living Building Challenge will now fulfill the energy and water requirements for LEED. As the U.S. Green Building Council announced, this marks an important step in the USGBC’s mission to make LEED an accessible platform that complements other construction rating systems. The USGBC’s decision essentially equates the two systems in the fields of water and energy efficiency, recognizing projects that meet the Living Building Challenge’s standards within these areas as equiv

Architects: Arquitectura en Movimiento Workshop Location: Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico Area: 450.0 sqm Year: 2015 Photographs: Rafael Gamo Collaborators: Eduardo Micha, Fabio Correa, Gabriel Merino, Oscar Osorio, Patricia Pérez, Christian Rodriguez, Miguel Angel Chiney, Nèstor Moreno, Eduardo Acosta, Mario Moreno From the architect. An elderly couple with a newborn grandchild commissioned us to design their new residence on a section between two recently built houses. Among th

A 150-year-old duplex gets transformed into a bright, open cottage for a young couple with the help of Atelier Général. Located in the St-Hernri district of Montreal, the St-Philippe Residence is not only open, but each space still evokes a feeling of intimacy. A narrow, open staircase leads to the upstairs and is partially hidden behind a punctured steel plate. Sliding doors on the ground floor open to bring about more flow between the rooms but close for extra privacy. The kitch

The great landscaping of this clean and clear home outside view is one of the most inviting thing from thismodern dream house design. The nice performance of the exterior is making us feel curious and want to come in and enjoy every single side and room of this house. The outside space of this house is simple and look vintage event the whole concept of this place is modern style. Don’t hesitate to looking out the entire side of this house and let’s move guys! [via]   This modern white d

The Japanese Institute of Landscape Architecture (JILA) will be celebrating its 90th anniversary in May 2015, and is pleased to host an international competition for design proposals envisioning future Tokyo with/without parks in 2105, 90 years from today. The competition invites students and young practitioners in design, planning, research, and related fields to rethink the raison d’etre of the park, one of the greatest urban inventions for modern society, and to propose innovative visions f

Architects: Architectus Location: Auckland, New Zealand Area: 8800.0 sqm Year: 2013 Photographs: Simon Devitt From the architect. Building 303, located at the corner of Princes and Wellesley Streets in central Auckland, occupies an important gateway position at the interface between The University of Auckland’s City Campus and the CBD. The brief called for a full seismic upgrade as part of a complete refurbishment of the building that would feature various work space types, breakout

Dune House is a minimalist house located in Terschelling, The Netherlands, designed by Marc Koehler Architects. The residence is inspired by the dune landscape of one of the northern Dutch islands in which the home is embedded. The interior layout, much like the various view points on a dune landscape, consists of submerged, intimate spaces, as well as elevated spaces to take in the views. The various spaces are contiguous along a spiral route, connecting the underground spaces, such

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