Architecture, Factory, Utopian Green

Noma by BIG

Noma is a two-Michelin-star restaurant run by chef René Redzepi in Copenhagen, Denmark. The name is a syllabic abbreviation of the two Danish words “nordisk” (Nordic) and “mad” (food). Opened in 2003, the restaurant is known for its reinvention and interpretation of the Nordic Cuisine

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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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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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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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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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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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ABC Carpet & Home showcases new rug collection in a famous cave

Inspired by nature’s “creative cycles”, each Alchemy rug is woven by artisans using excess sheared silk and wool salvaged from previously produced rugs. The unusual location of the shoot saw photographer Jason Madara travel 500 feet (152 metres) underground to create a campaign that imagines the rugs as newly discovered objects, naturally integrated into their surroundings.

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CORREIA

CORREIA is a century old house facing a new chapter inside the same family. A house from the Porto bourgeoisie that during decades divided the space with a carpentry woodshop. Materials and heavy machinery quarreled with plaster walls, stucco works and marbleized paintings. The relation with the garden had been compromised ever since. Therefore it […]

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NUCLEAR – landmarker for a waste isolation site

How do we design architecture with a message that could endure for millennia? Since the Cold War, one of the most challenging and urgent tasks facing governments around the world has been the disposal of transuranic nuclear waste. As a by-product from nuclear weaponry production, high-level waste is not only harmful, but also boasts a formidable decay process […]

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A nature interpretation center

“The Proposal presents a radically different way of connecting to nature, taking the statement of the contest in a very literally way, but with a completely new approach for understanding and interpreting it. By using architectural resources it takes a clear and convincing element and makes it visible as a basic and obvious element of […]

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“The Table Top Apartments” by Kwong Von Glinow Design Office

“The Table Top Apartments  uses a system of modules based on the form of stacking table tops to generate affordable housing as 4-story walk-ups, piers, towers with setbacks and cascading balconies, and even superblocks.  This table top system is not only flexible to accommodate the various lot sizes of New York City, but is also adaptable to […]

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Glass floor in an Apartment design by Ateliers Michael Herrman

From Ateliers Michael Herrman: Sitting on the top two floors by Paris’s Place de la Madeleine, this 140 m2 (1500 ft2) residence was created by unifying 12 maids’ rooms on two levels. The result is a three bedroom duplex apartment that both preserves the character of the 200 year-old building in which it is located, yet is a uniquely loft-style space in […]

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