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Architects: Devyni Architektai Location: Vilnius, Lithuania Architect In Charge: Jurgita Liubartaite, Arunas Skrolis Area: 360 sqm Year: 2013 Photographs: Arunas Skrolis From the architect. The very process of designing of this house was like a materialization of every architect’s dream – awesome land plot in pinewood park in the very best suburb of Vilnius, young ambitious and very demanding owners seeking for the best quality and extraordinary high-end solid house for the

Architects: Wiel Arets Architects Location: Richtistrasse, Wallisellen, Switzerland Design Team: Wiel Arets, Felix Thies, Maik Ilmer Area: 72,000 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Jan Bitter Collaborators: Flavio Loretz, Jörg Lüthke, Ruth Val Garijo, Virginia Angell, Anira Niso, Angela Tsang, Mikal Switalsky, Jacques van Eyck, Maron Vondeling, Christina Lotzemer Jentges, Joost Körver, Ilze Paklone, Alexandra Dobrowowolska, Boris van Eijsden, Joris Lens, Thomas Misik, Lucia Miglio, Hannes Scheut

Situated on a steep lot in Messines (Quebec, Canada), this lakefront house was built as a vacation home by Anik Péloquin Architecte. Hidden within the woods, the double-height home was designed for two nature lovers looking for a cost-effective retreat. Wishing to keep the costs down and the impact on the environment to a minimum, they built the new house on the foundation of an old chalet. A massive deck that’s partially covered runs along three sides of the new house helping

Architects: Marc Gerritsen Location: Ko Samui, Thailand Area: 587 sqm Photographs: Courtesy of Marc Gerritsen Interior Design: Marc Gerritsen Furniture Design: Marc Gerritsen Artwork: Marc Gerritsen From the architect. Photographer, architect and designer Marc Gerritsen wanted to build a house that offered an authentic living experience, a connection to the natural world and a retreat from city living. After living in taiwan and working all over asia for eight years, photographing many

Architects: O-OFFICE Architects Location: Wujiaochang, Baoshan, Shanghai, China Area: 537 sqm Year: 2012 Photographs: Likyfoto From the architect. The new EMG Shanghai Design Centre (SDI) occupies a 40-metre-long, 7.5-metre-deep long rectangular space in the north side of the ground floor of a 6-floor industrial building belong to Shanghai Automobile Corporation in north suburb of Shanghai. One could hardly associate the tedious row buildings to their current name “industrial design ce

Located in Itaewon, Seoul, South Korea, sits a quaint, Nordic-inspired cafe designed by Nordic Bros. Design Community. kafé Nordic is located within a residential neighborhood right near the newest hot spot, Comme Des Garcons. The tiny spot is built into a semi-basement in a residential space so it was important to stand out. In order to do so, they went with a bold, bright yellow exterior to catch the passerby’s eyes. The design team brought forth the idea of going with a R

Pritzker Laureate Shigeru Ban may be as well known for his innovative use of materials as for his compassionate approach to design. For a little over three decades, Ban, the founder of the Voluntary Architects Network, has applied his extensive knowledge of recyclable materials, particularly paper and cardboard, to constructing high-quality, low-cost shelters for victims of disaster across the world – from Rwanda, to Haiti, to Turkey, Japan, and more. We’ve rounded up images of Ba

You probably know by now that Shigeru Ban has won this year’s Pritzker Prize, but did you know he almost went to university to play rugby? Or that he constructed his home without pulling down a single tree? These and many more fun facts on the 38th Pritzker laureate, after the break. 1. He thinks the most useful product ever invented is the pencil. 2. After he saw photographs of the plastic sheets given to shelter refugees in Rwanda in 1994, he approached the United Nations High Commiss

MOCAA arquitectos designed LIV 1, a 24-unit residential development in Juarez, Mexico. Located on a downtown corner, the building comes about during a real estate boom in the area. With three kinds of units in the building, apartments, townhouses, and penthouses, there’s a perfect space for any size family. The exterior’s design includes concrete block pillars that create a sense of verticality on the facade. The vertical pillars and horizontal floors make for the perfec

Architects: Saeta Estudi, Lluís Cantallops, Juan Domingo Location: Passeig Calvell, 45, 08005 Barcelona, Spain Architects In Charge: Bet Cantallops, Pere Ortega , Lluís Cantallops, Juan Domingo Area: 12290.0 sqm Year: 2010 Photographs: Courtesy of Saeta estudi Surveyors: DM tècnics Builder: Contratas y Obras SA From the architect. The Triton Building contains housing, shops and parking. It is located in a privileged place where the old urban grid of Poble Nou meets the new Barcelona,

Architects: PPA Location: Plaisance-du-Touch, France Year: 2014 Photographs: Philippe Ruault From the architect. The project is part of a typical suburban area. It is located in the town of Plaisance du Touch in the west of Toulouse, about 15 kilometers from the center of the city. The community has the ambition to create a new urban center in addition to the old center. Existing programmatic mix (cinema, gymnasium… ) was expanded with the addition of new entities (theatre, exhibitio

8th Avenue is a minimalist house located in Montreal, Canada, designed by Naturehumaine. The 1600-square-foot, single-family home underwent a complete renovation, transforming the two-story dwelling into a single dwelling unit by reorganizing the interior programs and constructing a 430 square foot extension in the back of the home. The extension includes a master bedroom on the upper level and a family room on the ground level. The building resonates a unique characteristic to the t

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