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Architects: destilat Location: 9210 Pörtschach am Wörthersee, Austria Area: 250.0 sqm Year: 2015 Photographs: Courtesy of destilat From the architect. In the course of the revitalisation of the former Werzer cinema in Pörtschach, which was designed by the well-known “Wörthersee-Architect” Franz Baumgartner in 1930, parts of the roof truss were raised to make room for a spacious penthouse. This 250m2 apartment has become the holiday home of a German business family of seven. Bright floo

Architects: OMA Location: Singapore Architect In Charge: Ole Scheeren Area: 169600.0 sqm Year: 2013 Photographs: Iwan Baan Local Architect: RSP Architects Planners & Engineers (Pte) Ltd Site Area: 81000 sqm From the architect. The Interlace is located on an elevated eight-hectare site, bounded by Alexandra Road and the Ayer Rajah Expressway, amidst the verdant Southern Ridges of Singapore. With about 170,000m2 of gross floor area, the development will provide 1,040 apartment units

Klopf Architecture, Arterra Landscape Architects, and Flegel’s Construction took on the task of updating a classic Eichler in Palo Alto, California. The classic open, indoor/outdoor design was expanded upon by extending the original walls of glass making even more of a connection to outside. By opening up the living room on both sides, the space now expands out to private side yard areas that are hidden from the front of the house behind gates. The kitchen is located in one c

The Kaliningrad Region Government, in collaboration with the Kaliningrad City Administration and the Non-Profit Partnership ”Urban Planning Bureau ‘Heart of the City’” has launched an open international design competition for an architectural design of the Governmental historic and cultural complex on the grounds of the former order castle Königsberg in Kaliningrad (“Post-castle,” 4,5 ha). The competition aims to find a contemporary architectural image of Kaliningrad’s histor

Architects: External Reference Architects Location: Plaça de Sant Josep Oriol, 8, 08002 Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain Area: 40.0 sqm Year: 2015 Photographs: Lorenzo Patuzzo Interior Architecture, Illustrations And Art Installations: Nacho Toribio, Carmelo Zappulla with Manuel Ateca Art Director: Chu Uroz Logo: Forma & Co Marketing Concept/Client: Albert Castellón From the architect. What if we combine the best Spanish ham, the best Catalan ‘Coca’ bread and bicycle culture? We get h

This São Paulo, Brazil residence was designed by Studio Guilherme Torres to provide uninterrupted flow to the gardens. The interior/exterior separation disappears in the AH House, creating the perfect place to live year-round. The house sits behind a huge stone wall with the top floor cantilevering slightly out over it on the front. The wall is punctuated with a bright yellow door. The plant life has grown to blend right in with the structure of the house, softening its right angle

Janet Echelman‘s latest aerial sculpture has been suspended 365 feet above Boston’s Rose Kennedy Greenway. On view through October 2015, the monumental installation spans 600 feet, occupying a void where an elevated highway once divided the city’s downtown from its waterfront. “The sculpture’s form echoes the history of its location,” describes Echelman. “The three voids recall the ‘Tri-Mountain’ which was razed in the 18th-century to create lan

Architects: Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects Location: 211 18 Malmö, Sweden Area: 54000.0 sqm Year: 2015 Photographs: Adam Mørk Concert Hall Client: City of Malmö Hotel And Congress Client: Skanska Sverige AB Landscape Architects: SLA Contractor: Skanska Sverige AB Other Collaborators: Akustikon Sustainability: Tagetting LEED Platinum From the architect. Malmö Live is an open, expressive, dynamic building offering numerous activities within its architecture. The point of departure for

When a Seattle family purchased this 1914 craftsman home in 2013, they saw the potential it had. The family wanted to restore the natural charm of the house while at the same time modernizing the traditional layout of the main floor. After spending years in Japan, they were looking to lead a minimalist lifestyle and wanted to go with a clean and simple look. They brought in SHED Architecture & Design to achieve the reworked floor plan by opening up the flow and creating continuity

Hello Wood is looking for students and young architects, designers, and artists in their Project Village, its 2015 workshop and symposium held 11-19 July. Applications are due before the 16th of May. This year’s event follows the success of Hello Wood’s workshop in the summer of 2014, which saw participation from over 120 architects, artists and designers from 25 countries. Project Village will examine the typology of the village and the means for its production, proposing new and more efficie

Architects: Minako Wakasa Location: Shiga Prefecture, Japan Collaborator: Motoaki Sano Site Area: 359,48m² Area: 156.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Yoshihiro Asada From the architect. This house is situated in naturally blessed Shiga of the countryside. The client, you really like the environment, the demand wood stove, installation, floor of solid wood, it was like a life in the good old rural part of Japan reminiscent as a single plate of such table. We plan, create inspired from commu

Architects: Saunders Architecture Location: Haugesund, Norway Area: 15.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Bent René Synnevåg From the architect. As a consequence of the global economic recession and increase of centralization, architects worldwide take on the challenge of designing small houses. The design ideas are often proportionally inverted by the sizes. A small building on just 15m2 is just as likely to give the architect a pleasurable task than a ginormous building on 5000 m2. A si

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