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Preserving the grandeur

Innovative Rotterdam-based office MASA architects created Villa West, which was once an abandoned former war period sports building constructed in the 1940s. It was never intended to be renovated, real estate developers thought of demolishing it as no one would imagine making anything useful out of it. However, the client bought the site and decided to turn...

Christo’s Wrapped Arc de Triomphe

Christo's Wrapped Arc de Triomphe Opens to the Public, artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s temporary installation, the L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped, opened to the public on September 18th. Consisting of twenty-five thousand square meters of recyclable silvery-blue fabric held together by 3,000 meters of red rope currently cloak the Parisian landmark transforming the urban setting, and photographer Jad Sylla captured the completed installation.
It will...

City getaway

Constructed in the 1880s, this ornate Berlin, residential building first served as the officer quarters for the Guard Corps Regiment. After recent restorations, toi toi toi creative studio, affectionately known as T3, was hired to transform the building owner's private top floor city getaway, to accommodate a growing family of six.
The 70 sq.m apartment boasts an open-plan...

South Bohemian Villa

Kozina House was created in a historical part of a small South Bohemian town in the Czech Republic, once neglected Atelier 111 felt it possessed a rather strong atmosphere and offered potential. The place attracted the studio from the beginning for its distinctive character and great location. In the narrow sleepy streets, next to the grassy patch of Kozina...

Flexible Rosa Apartment

The young couple with their young daughter searched for the right studio to help renovate their new apartment “Rosa Apartment”. The family's proposal was to modernise the space, the new program would not need the service room, nor one of the original 3 bedrooms, but it should include a suite, a home office space and a more social kitchen.  Therefore, the key point of the project fr

Hyper-connected Spanish Villa

Villa Icaria located in Sacedón, Spain seeks to establish a new relationship between country and city, creating a meeting place, an opportunity to fill the rural environment with contemporary urban activities. Meticulously designed by Arquitectura al descubierto, its volumes are intertwined with nature on the banks of the Tagus. Its buildings and cavities describe this double quality....

Mexican townhouses

Ananda is a complex of 13 townhouses located in Mérida, Yucatán Mexico. The project designed by OWN, is developed in a uniform volume sectioned by openings and solids that jointly accommodate pedestrian accesses and carports. Creating contrast through materials and textures generated by three-dimensional triangles, based on sacred geometry, the pattern of the flower of life is formed as...

AETHER Apparel Flagship Store – LA

AETHER Apparel Flagship Store in Los Angeles , United States, was born out of the desire for a men’s collection that looked at home in the city but was built to withstand the outdoors, the brand worked with Assembledge+ to develop their new flagship store that would support the brand’s mission to create a complete lifestyle collection...

An environmental response

House of calm on a windswept promontory sitting on the promontory of this windswept dune and rock peninsula in the Western Cape, South Africa, a modern dwelling that maximises views of the ocean and mountains was erected several years ago. Jenny Mills Architects were challenged by this Atlantic Ocean house design and were briefed to adopt a starkly exposed...