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Architects: JOHO Architecture Location: 27-6 Jinmi-dong, Gumi-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea Area: 179.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Courtesy of JOHO Architecture From the architect. The Geometry of Time In essence, remodeling is covering one material property with another material property. In other words, it is the work of reinterpreting the sentimental meaning of existing material property with new sentimentality. Space is occupied by someone, but the trace of memories by the s

The Surfside Residence sits within the bluffs of Montauk, a beach community in East Hampton, New York, where summer dreams are made of. Designed by Steven Harris Architects as a series of volumes, the home blends the interior and exterior spaces, easily extending the square footage. A glass box makes up one of the lower volumes and the transparent structure contains the kitchen, living, and dining rooms. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors fully open letting the space continue outdo

The Nka Foundation recently challenged young graduates and students of architecture to redesign the African mud hut for Ghana. The result, three designs received top honors for being both functional and beautiful, and will now be realized through a series of building workshops that you can participate in. Learn more and check out the winning designs, after the break. The challenge was to design a $6,000 (max) single-family unit on a 60 x 60 foot plot with the maximum use of earth and local la

Architects: Atelier Alter Location: Nanning, Guangxi, China Architects In Charge: Xiaojun Bu, Yingfan Zhang Area: 17576.0 ft2 Year: 2014 Photographs: Courtesy of Atelier Alter Project Architect: Wenming Pan, Ping Jiang, Guanghong Qiu Design Team: Maoxian Huang, Qiang Zeng, Zhenwei Li, Kai Qin Local Architect: Guangxi Institute of Building Research & Design Civil/Structure/Mep Engineer: Guangxi Institute of Building Research & Design Landscape Architect: Guangxi Institute of Buildi

This majestic home located in Redberry Grove was recently completed by architect Ian McChesney. Completely clad in opaque black glass, the facade acts as a dark mirror, reflecting the environment that surrounds it. Not only did McChesney design the house, he also designed all the hard-landscaping elements around it. Named The Tree House, two large mature Turkey Oak trees flank the sides of the house, while flower beds line the walkway towards the entrance. Floor-to-ceiling windows

Architects: Drew Mandel Architects Location: Toronto, ON, Canada Design Team: Drew Mandel, Jowenne Poon, Rachel Tameirao, Jasmine Maggs Area: 2880.0 ft2 Year: 2014 Photographs: Ben Rahn / A-Frame Structural: Blackwell Engineering Milwwork: O’Sullivan Millwork Ltd. Furnishings: from Avenue Road (Toronto showroom) Windows / Sliding Doors: Alumicor Stone Tile: Stone Tile International Inc. Glass: Precision Glass Stairs: American Black Walnut Wood Flooring: American Black Walnut Fireplace: by

Architects: Kohn Pedersen Fox Location: Tianjin, Tianjin, China Design Principal: James von Klemperer, FAIA Director/Senior Designer: Jeffrey Kenoff, AIA Project Team Leader Ny: Audrey Choi Project Team Leader Hk: Edwin Lau Area: 152800.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Tim Griffith Managing Principal: Paul Katz, FAIA Project Manager: Peter Gross, AIA Client: Hang Lung Properties Limited From the architect. “Now that the structural frame is complete, to wander inside a series of curved

Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture has their hands in many architectural pots, designing homes all over the place, including a series of prefab designs for Method Homes (remember this one?). The latest, Cloverdale, was just completed in the hills of Sonoma, California. At just around 2,300 square feet, the three-bedroom, three-bathroom home took only about four months to complete – from breaking ground to finished product. Pretty amazing, right? This particular design

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A group of architecture students from Ball State University, together with professors Gernot Riether and Andrew Wit, have transformed a post-industrial landscape in Muncie, Indiana, into a new destination for the city’s local art fair with the construction of the Underwood Pavilion. The parametric tensegrity structure, made from 56 lightweight, self-shading modules of Elastan fabric, provides visitors with refuge from the sun and framed views of the surrounding landscape.  From the project

Studio Ricatti has revealed their design for a new university in the Arcispedale San’Anna in Cona-Ferrara Italy. In a competition hosted by the University of Ferrara, the firm was awarded second place for the proposal, which was characterized by clarity of form, efficient flow, and a balance between intimate and social spaces. More about the winning entry, after the break. The programs involved are organized hierarchically as public or private, with the corridors, library, study hall,

Tcherassi Vilató is a Barcelona-based design brand founded by Angelica Tcherassi and Jacob Vilató, the duo behind TCHV architects. After meeting in 2004 at University where they were both studying architecture, the pair became inseparable. Founding their firm in 2007, they got started designing medium to large scale projects internationally, that included residential, museums, malls, to landscaping and interior design. 2012 saw the launch of a new direction, Tcherassi Vilató, where th

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