valbæk brørup architects has topped a wooden summer house in denmark with a vaulted steel roof. located in a forest site 200 meters from the seashore of kattegat, the eye-catching residence features an extruded tube shape with a roof of rolled steel plates. the interior is entirely made of pine, while its different spaces are characterised by a distinctive rhythm created by the eight arched stee..
Not many houses in Mykonos are blessed with unobstructed views of the sun setting over the sacred island of Delos in the Aegean Sea, so when Athens-based architecture practice K-Studio were commissioned to design a holiday home for a young couple in such a serendipitous location, they embraced the opportunity by building a house where “form follows emotion rather than function”. Inspired by the ..
The Mountain House is a minimalist residence located in Oberschlierbach, Austria, designed by Sigurd Larsen. The element of a wooden bench in the kitchen (Eckbank) is an essential part of an Austrian home. In this house the bench is located at the key point where the house meets the green sloping hills. Together with a staircase, this element forms the heart of the house and highlights the speci..
Catwalk House is a minimal residence located in Hyogo, Japan, designed by Hitotomori Design Studio. This is a renovation of a house which will be lived in by an adult, their child, and two cats. Built 40 years ago, the client expressed a desire for the renovation to allow the house to be comfortably lived in for another 40 years. While a series of anti-earthquake support braces normally creates ..
Kovalska is the largest manufacturer of building materials in Ukraine and one of the leading developers. More than 70% of projects accomplished in the Ukrainian capital have been constructed by applying concrete from Kovalska.The office is located in the building of a functioning factory of the company, built in the Soviet period. A monumental mosaic panel on the facade, brutal proportions of sp..
on a narrow site in barcelona, barbara appolloni arquitecta has carved a haven of exposed concrete and glass from a former car garage. designed from the inside out, the original building has been shaped into a ‘shoebox style’ apartment where architecture becomes part of the interior decoration, resulting in a series of beautifully contemporary living spaces. on the plot measuring 3.60m x 10m, th..
First House is a minimal residence located in Murcia, Spain, designed by HANGHAR. The project consists of the renovation of a 160m2 apartment in a 1950s building in the south of Spain. The building, the first reinforced concrete high-rise in the city, was built with poor construction materials which lead to the decision of having to demolish the entire apartment and rebuild from scratch. The own..
Chelsea Loft is a minimalist space located in New York, New York, designed by Worrell Yeung. Located in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City, the organizing design strategy of this renovation was to maintain openness and daylight in the public living zones, while minimizing the amount of partitions to accommodate private rooms for a family with small children. Occupying a half floor of a cl..
adjaye associates, the architecture firm led by david adjaye, has completed a ground-up retail development adjacent to the beverly center in los angeles. the project, which is the firm’s first in LA, is defined by its use of concrete — the pink hue of which is described as an ‘ode to the luminosity of california‘. sited at the foot of the eight-story mall, which was recently renovated by fuksas,..
The Pine is a minimalist townhouse located in Changning, China, designed by Studio Glume. All of the residential houses in this community are in brick and wood construction, and the inside volume outline of each building are identical as well. There are many excellent buildings preserved in Shanghai during the Republic of China, however, these residential houses of this district are lacking in b..