Projects, Utopian city

Utopian City

Chi-Jen WangUnited Kingdom The Reciprocal Utopia City project is a renewable energy city in the sky.  It forms a cloud-like structure rising into the sky to 1,100 meters high and parallel to New York City. The focus of this project is consists of two parts. How architecture can serve as a mechanism to facilitate escapism, […]

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Utopian Green

Desert Nomad House

Cradled into the curve of a secluded, bowl-like land formation, three squared volumes come together into a home that provides unique, singular vantage points out onto a landscape dotted with Saguaro and Ocotillo. Light defines each space: from the bedroom, the rising sun illuminates a rock face at the top of mountains, while from the […]

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Utopian Green

The Campo Loft

A total transformation from an old abandoned warehouse to a dreamy loft on the island of Ibiza. On a remote mountain field in the rugged north of Ibiza lies this beautiful island home. What formerly served as a workshop and storage, has now been turned into a contemporary dream house. The owner of Ibiza Interiors […]

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Ecology, House, Projects, Utopian Green

A modern Earth and Wood Residence by CLA

The client was looking for a modern interpretation of natural materials. Adobe brick walls and traditional Thai wooden roofs were designed to make this earth and wood residence acceptable to his family. This meant a design and finishing that is fit for the 21st century. The residence has a private wing comprising 4 bedrooms – […]

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House

S House

Vietnam’s Vo Trong Nghia Architects has been tinkering away at the issue of providing practical, sustainable, and most importantly, cheap, homes. The result is the S House, a US$4,000 dwelling part-built using local, easily-obtained materials, including Palm leaf thatching and bamboo. The interior of the S House is very basic and measures just 30 sq m […]

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Ecology, House

Waste House

Can garbage be used as an eco-material to construct a house? That’s the intriguing premise behind the recently-completed Waste House project, which is believed by those involved to be the first permanent British building built almost solely from waste and recycled materials. Constructed at the University of Brighton’s Grand Parade campus, the Waste House is […]

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House

Henley Halebrown, St. John Street Apartment, London,

“The living area is demarcated by a rectangular birch-ply panelled floor with a concrete-screed surround.” Positioned on the second floor of one of Clerkenwell’s finest warehouse buildings, this extraordinary apartment has been distinctively designed by Henley Halebrown Rorrison Architects. Measuring around 2,000sqft, the singular space celebrates the original fabric of the building with great honesty. […]

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Utopian Green

Mini Trucks in Japan Are Being Transformed Into Enchanting Tiny Gardens

Every year, the Japan Federation of Landscape Contractors hosts the Kei Truck Garden Contest, a quirky competition that turns tiny trucks into moveable gardens. The annual event attracts landscape artists all over the country, inviting them to pair their knack for gardening with a need for speed. Praised for its practical size and maneuverability, the miniature Kei truck fittingly has […]

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Ecology, House

ATS House

The project was designed respecting the desire of the clientes of having all major rooms viewing the lake at the end of the land. A place capable of containing a large integrated living area but at the same time keeping the bedrooms private and peaceful.

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Architecture, Design

Staab Architekten for Bauhaus

Staab Architekten won the competition to extend the Walter Gropius-designed site they were very aware that they couldn’t – and didn’t want – to do anything that would overshadow the existing structures, or, as practice founder Volker Staab puts it, ‘turn it into a secondary building’. The architects’ answer to this specific constraint is a […]

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