Architecture, Projects, Utopian Green

Cabins for Wildwood State Park

The final site plan was determined in situ: WXY’s designers staked the location of each cabin with flags and adjusted the composition in the rolling landscape to give the perception of diverse forms, while leaving the forest as untouched as possible. The cabin’s exteriors are simple, comprising unfinished cedar shingles, ipe decking, and galvalume roofing. […]

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Architecture, Ecology, House

Custom House Less Than 3,000 Square Feet

The Sonoma WeeHouse is, in fact, not one but two houses—one main house and one guest house—on a hillside site in Santa Rosa, Calif., just north and west of the vineyard-rich region that gave it its name. These small, impeccably detailed, minimalist, weathering steel-clad boxes were designed by St. Paul, Minn.–based firm Alchemy Architects for […]

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Utopian Green

The Bear Stand

The cabin aesthetic features a variety of wood: Exposed Douglas fir glulam beams and decking complement stained cedar siding, and wire brushed walnut floors. Black fiber-cement board panels and board-formed concrete walls supplement the varied woods, adding tactile variety within a constrained palette of carefully detailed finishes. “This is a really beautiful project, and the […]

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Architecture, House

House of Horns

“I like how it splits into individual elements that come together very well, but also break down the scale. The way it’s established on existing foundations that were extrapolated into something radically different is really powerful.” — juror Reto Geiser

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Projects, Utopian Green

Tulum art gallery was created by Peggy Guggenheim

Much like the Guggenheim Museums around the world, a new art gallery founded by the great-grandson of Peggy Guggenheim is a true architectural showstopper. Santiago Rumney Guggenheim commissioned designer Jorge Eduardo Neira Sterkel to create IK LAB, a stunning arts gallery that opened late last month in Tulum, Mexico. Topped with a curved timber canopy, the nature-inspired space […]

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Architecture, Ecology, House

Makoto Suzuki’s House in Tokiwa

On the island of Hokkaido (Japan), the architect Makoto Suzuki has designed himself an abode known as House in Tokiwa. The residence includes a work space, along nearby with many other functions. House in Tokiwa sits in the rural area, just outside of Sapporo and features a series of timber clad volumes that also comprise of spaces […]

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Museum, Projects

The Waterdog / Klaarchitectuur

There would appear to be an inherent blasphemy in approaching God. Just think of the tower of Babel. To be honest, Babel was not just about man’s place, or miscommunication among humans as a measure of their distance from God. It also masterfully pitted architecture against the divine, defining, through this, certain initial terms of religious architecture. Since then, […]

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Ecology, House

UNA, 239 House, São Paulo

A house designed for a particular family, even when one always creates a project suitable to anyone. Tending to be more feminine than masculine, the house embraces a 50-year-old fruit tree (a Jabuticabeira) at the center of the plot. It shapes a small courtyard towards which every room opens: a porch, a living room, a dining […]

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House

HOUSE S

The new garden pavilion completes the historic renovation of a small villa built by the important Swiss architect Hans Bernoulli. The new structure is slightly sunken into the garden, offers a large terrace and a music room and builds a strong contrast to the beautiful house built in the early 1900’s.  

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Ecology, Free Energy

Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives

Sometimes it seems there is barely a resort in the Maldives that isn’t paradise on Earth. And indeed, the Grand Park Kodhipparu on the North Male Atoll – with dreamy villas and over-water bungalows set amidst white powdery sands and crystal clear waters – feels like it has dropped straight from heaven. Whether framed by lush greenery […]

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Utopian Green

Small, Seductive Whitewashed House in Comporta

Tucked away in the chic coastal village of Comporta, on Portugal’s Troia peninsula, this dazzlingly white vacation home is the kind of place dreams are made of: comfortably rustic and discreetly on-trend. Designed by Lisbon-based studio Pereira Miguel Arquitectos, the tranquil country retreat is in perfect harmony with the environment, blending traditional architectural elements with simple contemporary aesthetics. […]

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Utopian Green

The Lodge at Feline Fields

Nestled in the middle of the Kalahari wilderness, in the far north-west of Botswana, The Lodge at Feline Fields is a gloriously remote 5-star retreat designed to immerse guests in the culture and natural beauty of Africa. Its beautiful architecture blends traditional materials with eco sensitivity, and amenities seems straight out of a luxury hotel. The property […]

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Architecture

Organic Roots

The John Lautner foundation has donated almost the complete archive that belonged to Architect John Lautner to the Getty Research Institute Special Collections. On the images above enjoy one of the most great houses designed by Lautner, the Chemosphere, the Reiner-Burchill Residence (“Silvertop”), Garcia House and Bob Hope Residence among others.   #organic roots #organic […]

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