architecture

Historic Los Feliz – LA

This 1912 home, previously used as a talent guest house in Los Angeles for the movie studio across the street, features Mission and Moroccan elements which are also distinctly modern in their feel. Warren Techentin Architecture aimed to retain and restore these details, but also transitionally modernise them. A number of small additions were made to...

The Mowhay house

Designed to take maximum advantage of the changes to UK Permitted Development rules brought in during 2013, The Mowhay house more than doubled the area of the original building and now provides enough space for two families to holiday together without stepping on each other’s toes.
The new annexe extends beyond the back of the former cart shed and the new roof slopes down...

A peaceful palette-Balmain Bay

With expansive views over Balmain Bay, NSW and centred around an existing weeping gum tree, the design for Balmain East Residence starts at street level where the walkway and entry is a journey of continuously descending deep within the terrain of the site; connecting street to bay. Thodey Design Architects, a husband and wife team, approached the...

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...

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...