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If you’re looking for the beach house of your dreams, Bates Masi Architects are definitely the people to see. The Hamptons-based firm has knocked it out once again with Mothersill, a creek-front property in Water Mill, New York. Common to most any beach area, you’ll see elevated wooden walkways hovering above the grounds, and those boardwalks help create a clear path when faced with a rocky landscape. This simple element is what inspired the design of this project, using




Imagine a material that shifts and moves according to the temperature of the outside air - like a flower opening up for sunlight and closing its petals at night. New high-tech smart materials have allowed this idea to thrive and the possibilities are endless. Originally posted on Design Curial, the designer and smart material guru Chris Leferti answers a few questions behind these mysterious materials. There are many materials that are defining the future: renewable resources, completely new m




Architects: Yaita and Associates Location: Ota, Tokyo, Japan Architect In Charge: Hisaaki Yaita , Naoko Yaita Area: 145.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Shigeo Ogawa Structural Engineer: Office PLUS ONE Co.,Ltd. Mechanical Engineer: Shimazu Design Office Ltd. General Constractor: Daido Kogyo Co. Site Area: 179.43 m2 From the architect. This residence is in the residential area called Denenchofu which is located about 20 km to the west of the center of Tokyo. This area was developed about




Hidden in the middle of the forests surrounding Arkansas’ Ozark Mountains, Thorncrown Chapel rests amongst the oaks, pines and maples. The humble chapel, designed by Euine Fay Jones, is less than 35 years old – yet it’s on the U.S. Historic register, has been named one of the AIA’s top ten buildings of the 20th century, and has even been called the best American building since 1980. In the late 1970’s retired schoolteacher Jim Reed purchased the property where Thorncrown chapel would b




Architects: Shatotto Location: Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia Year: 2014 Photographs: Courtesy of Shatotto From the architect. SP Setia, considered as one of the largest developers in Malaysia. Their new large venture “Setia Alam” is located in the “Shah Alam” area, south west of Kuala Lumpur. In this approximately five thousand acres of new city, SP Setiadecided to build their own headquarters on a four-acre of land. This developed the idea for a very formal design approach to emphasi




The modern apartment living room from this small apartment design was totally applying both functional and minimalist idea. The entire space from this room was decorated with the modern and fashionable furniture. Start from the seating furniture that can be use as sofa bed furniture, until the coffee table that applying in soft and comfortable material. Next to the living room, we will found a space saving kitchen designs that combine with the simple dining room space. Those combinations were




Architects: Morscher Architects Location: Berne, Switzerland Area: 500.0 sqm Year: 2013 Photographs: Dominique Uldry From the architect. In the former Luke Chapel – built in 1924 as a Bernese district church in the Art Deco style and completely disfigured in the 70s – are now built 2 new homes. In order to keep the floor free of supports and receive the light oft he generous church window, the upper apartment was hanged as a concrete box in the two-storey former church. The once




Architects: Studio Gil Location: London, UK Year: 2014 Photographs: Simon Kennedy Project Team: Pedro Gil, Kevin Widger, Christo Meyer, Tom Melson Drawings And 3 D Renders: Studio Gil Photographs Of Physical Model: Studio Gil From the architect. Situated in Mile End, East London, Studio Gil were commissioned by the owner of a Victorian terraced house within a conservation area to look at options for creating an extension towards the rear of the property and improved remodelling of the




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Architects: Shatotto Location: Chittagong, Bangladesh Year: 2013 Photographs: Courtesy of Shatotto From the architect. Chittagong a southern city located in the tropical area of Bangladesh. the heavy south west wind flowing from the bay of Bengal and round the year scorchy sun are two major considerations for the design. The use of “mathal” a traditional hat that farmers in this region wear during harvesting to help protect them from rain and sun helped to understand the design phi




Architects: Architect Show Location: Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan Architect In Charge: Masahiko Sato Builder: Shiraishi construction Co.,Ltd Area: 195.0 sqm Year: 2013 Photographs: Toshihisa Ishii From the architect. A2-house which has another name [shell house] was built in Fukuoka city. Site is located on the area where there are crowed by residences and shops. North of site is contact with a busy industrial road. To satisfy the needs of owner [A house that family can live in




Located on the Jersey Shore in Strathmere, New Jersey, this beach house, dubbed Love Shack, brings forth a mixture of casual beach-y and minimal modern resulting in the perfect summer getaway for a family. The house, designed by Ambit Architecture, is situated on a barrier island, affording views of both the ocean and the bay from the top floor. The scaled back interior does nothing to obstruct the floor-to-ceiling views. They flipped the layout from the typical one and put the liv



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