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Looking for a holiday home, a young family reached out to SAOTA to design a house where extended family and friends could stay while also focusing on the view. Silver Bay is located at Shelley Point on the northern tip of the West Coast Peninsula in South Africa, which juts out into the Atlantic Ocean. The house sits on a plot of land that faces east over the bay looking towards the mountains, resulting in spectacular views. The sloped land meant placing the communal living spaces on

Architects: _SYSTEM LAB Location: 1451-39 Seocho-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea Architect In Charge: Chanjoong Kim Design Team: Younghwan Kim, Chungryul Lee, Sanghyun Park, Jinman Choi, Jinchul Choi Area: 462.0 sqm Year: 2012 Photographs: Yongkwan Kim Structural Engineering: TheKujo Construction : KCC Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd Interior : Kumkang enterprises Mechanical Electrical Engineering: Hana CE Engineering Design: Seojun Engineering Client: KHVatec Co., Ltd Site Ar

Architects: Life Style Koubou Location: 2083 Ōtsuchō, Kitaibaraki-shi, Ibaraki-ken 319-1702, Japan Architect In Charge: Kotaro Anzai, Nawakenji-m, Kenji nawa Construction: Life Style Koubou + Anzai Construction Co., Ltd Project Manager: Koutarou Anzai Area: 204.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Courtesy of Life Style Koubou From the architect. The city of Itsuura, located in the north part of Ibaragi prefecture, has known as a prosperous fishery. Tenshin Okakura * who was enamored by the sce

While the barn look might not be for everyone, it’s a style that’s been around for ages serving a function. Over the years, people have transformed old barns into houses to create a modern, barn-like residence that brings a bit of rustic charm to a newer build. Now, people even start from scratch to achieve that look so we decided to check out the barn look and find 10 modern barn-style structures we wouldn’t mind calling home. The Stealth Barn was desig

Architects: LIJO.RENY.architects Location: Kunnathurmedu Post Office, Coimbatore Road, Kunathurmedu, Palakkad, Kerala 678013, India Design Team: Lijo Jos and Reny Lijo Area: 4568.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Praveen Mohandas From the architect. Architecture, at its very best, celebrates life. It is a measure of joy in living, brought out through spaces which are evocative, spaces which are never static, constantly reflecting the inherent flux in nature. It is often a quest for simplic

Architects: PANORAMA Location: Chengdu, Sichuan, China Design Team: Horace Pan, Nick Wong, Kenny Hung Area: 500.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Ng Siu Fung From the architect. This is a fine dining restaurant located in a newly opened boutique hotel in Chengdu China that serves Asian fusion food and wine. The project brief required construction of a new built structure to form extension to the existing building to provide indoor and semi-indoor dining areas for holding different cateri

Takeshi Hirobe Architects designed Villa Escargot on a hill with trees layering the back of the cliff-located property in Chiba, Japan. Facing the sea just 200 meters away, the house boasts views of the Tokyo Bay as you stare out the front of the home. With the large site and nature-surrounding landscape, there were considerations to be taken. The bold topography around the house meant a daring, two-story structure would work well for this geometric weekend home. The double-height de

Architects: OUJAE Architects Location: 372 Yangjung-ri, Cheongsan-myeon, Wando, Jeollanam-do, South Korea Area: 905.0 sqm Year: 2013 Photographs: Jaeyun Kim From the architect. The Slow Food Workshop Project transfers an already existing program, so the inner space was set to be built as a single space, as it had been before, including both a wet workshop and sitting workshop. A workshop is where handicraft manufacturing takes place. As the biggest goal was to create an efficient wor

Architects: Q-Lab Location: Zhonghe District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 235 Principal: Sense Tseng, Borden Tseng Design Director: Borden Tseng Project Manager: Tunghan Wu Project Designers: Liyu Chen, Jimmy Chang, Junyang Wang Area: 12090.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Highlite Images Construction Company: Best Giving Client: New Taipei City Government Site Area: 23420 m2 From the architect. Design Analysis Traditionally, most of the district-based sports centers in Taiwan were built like

Commissioned by the Edmonton Arts Council, Marc Fornes / THEVERYMANY designed and built Vaulted Willow, an “architectural folly” within Borden Park in Edmonton, Canada. Constructed out of 721 aluminum stripes, 14,043 connectors, and 60 epoxy concrete anchors, the architectural sculpture explores these lightweight, self-supported shells “through the development of custom computational protocols of structural form-finding and descriptive geometry.” The goal for

Despite Andrés Jaque of Office of Political Innovation emerging as the winner of the 2015 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program (YAP), his competitors put up quite a fight. One of this year’s five shortlisted proposals, Erin Besler’s Roof Deck breathes life into arguably the most overlooked aspect of architecture – the roof – by injecting it with an active public program and making it a vessel for summer celebration. Read on after the break for more on Besler’s propo

Architects: Architectkidd Location: Thailand Design Team: Luke Yeung, Manassak Senachak, Tammarat Rodpul, Beatrice Pacharapan Area: 300.0 sqm Photographs: Luke Yeung Interior Consultant: Aey Jongsiriwanich Project Consultant: Peter Hedrich General Contractor: Chatree Ruento Structure Engineer: Chaiyot Pinitjitrsamut From the architect. Located near the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand, this house is formed by the tropical conditions of South East Asia as well as the values of its own

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