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Soft light fills Iowa municipal building by Neumann Monson Architects

August 12, 2022 Jenna McKnight 0
Municipal building with polycarbonate exteriors

Polycarbonate walls and a row of tall window boxes bring diffused sunlight into the Iowa City Public Works building by US firm Neumann Monson Architects. The low-lying building is located just south of Iowa City’s downtown district, near a recreational area and a future housing development. Totalling 99,294 square feet (9,225 square metres), the facility

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Zozaya Arquitectos tops cliffside home in Mexico with open thatched roof

August 12, 2022 James Brillon 0
Cliffside Mexican home

An enormous thatched roof structure with open sides covers the communal areas of this home perched on a rocky cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Mexico by Zozaya Arquitectos. The 775-square-metre Casa Acantilado is located in the bay of Zihuatanejo, an area in which local studio Zozaya Arquitectos has completed several projects. The dramatic surroundings

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Equisite Home Interior In Shades Of Greige, Gold & White

August 12, 2022 HD Staff 0

Light and luxurious and full of exquisite detail, this modern home design is a high-end haven. Visualised by Idunic Studio, this elegant interior design unfolds under a delicate palette of pale greige and shades of white. The laconic colour story shapes spaces that are quietly confident, where design must come alive by originality of silhouette […]

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The Orchard House / AR Design Studio

August 12, 2022 Luciana Pejić 0

The Orchard House is a private extension and renovation project, completed in the summer of 2021 by award-winning Winchester-based Architects AR Design Studio. Situated within the Wickham Conservation Area, the new addition replaces previous piecemeal developments, opening up and reorienting the house back towards its garden.

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Roosenhorst Neighborhood / Atelier PRO architects

August 12, 2022 Luciana Pejić 0

Over the past few years, atelier PRO has developed a unique small-scale neighborhood called Roosenhorst, set within the historical cultural landscape of the Duivenvoorde corridor. This corridor, located on the western coast of the Netherlands, stretches out across a beach ridge, with the dunes to one side and the Vliet river and typical Dutch peat meadows to the other. This is a semi-open landscape with stately tree-lined lanes, monumental farms, country estates, and villas.

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Parti uses simple building materials at “quietly monumental” Hercules Street housing

August 12, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0
Industrial-style interior of Hercules Street housing by Parti

Architecture studio Parti has completed a compact housing project in north London, with a palette of robust and affordable materials chosen to create a sense of permanence. The Hercules Street infill project occupies a previously derelict site within a terrace of Victorian buildings close to Holloway Road. Parti, which is headed by architect Eleanor Hill,

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Konishi Gaffney repurposes church into versatile community hub

August 12, 2022 Alice Laycock 0
Photograph showing slim timber link building between two stone buildings

Timber cladding features in this church in Edinburgh, which has been converted into a community centre by Scottish architecture firm Konishi Gaffney. The Greyfriars Charteris Centre now contains a flexible workspace, community hub, events spaces and a non-denominational sanctuary. The church was used a place of worship from its opening in 1912 until 2013, reopening

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SHoP Architects principal knew Brooklyn Tower would be “like the Empire State Building of Brooklyn”

August 12, 2022 Ben Dreith 0
The Brooklyn Tower with Manhattan in the background

Early adoption of digital technology and the competitive nature of working in the architectural “pressure cooker” of New York City helped SHoP Architects become successful, say principals Gregg Pasquarelli and John Cerone in this interview. Pasquarelli, one of five architects who founded SHoP Architects 1996, and Cerone, an employee since 2008 and principal since 2020,

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65 Homes in San Pedro de Alcantara / Luis Machuca y Asociados

August 12, 2022 Valeria Silva 0

Located in the Malaga town of San Pedro de Alcántara, just 15 minutes from the center of Marbella. We are facing a complex in which 65 homes, commercial premises, a swimming pool, and common services are resolved. The building is conceived and modulated with a 3 x 3-meter structural grid or mesh that is repeated uniformly and configures the rhythm of the envelope and project floors. This structural mesh will be an effective solution to provide greater privacy to outdoor rooms and terraces.