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St Mary’s Calne Library / Woods Bagot

February 28, 2021 Pilar Caballero 0

The Woods Bagot London Studio has put the finishing touches on a beautiful new library at the heart of the St Mary’s Calne School campus in Wiltshire, UK. The library will act as a hub of inspiration and learning, with a striking design that incorporates the adjacent apple orchard and surrounding century-old buildings.

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Cuckoo’s Nest / BetweenSpaces

February 28, 2021 Valeria Silva 0

Cuckoo’s Nest is built on a corner plot measuring 45’x75’ with roads on the western and northern edge in a gated layout and surrounded by a silver oak tree and some palm trees. The brief was to design a house that is simple, pragmatic and modern for ageing parents of the owners, the owners themselves and their two sons. The entire narrative of this house is constructed around the idea of playfulness and pragmatism. The name Cuckoo’s Nest, alludes more to the playful imagery of Cuckoo’s clock. The proposed design interprets the typical layering in south Indian temple complex, where the inner sanctum is surrounded by layers of pillared verandahs and the outermost layer of tall fence. This layering helps in gradually taking people from the chaotic outdoors to the serene and quiet indoors in a sequential manner.

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Ali Budd Interiors transforms Muskoka log cabin into art-filled cottage

February 28, 2021 Jane Englefield 0
Ali Budd Interiors sunroom

Toronto studio Ali Budd Interiors has transformed a dated wooden log cabin into a comfortable Canadian holiday home, with a wood-lined sunroom, vintage rugs and art by Andy Warhol. The studio was asked to renovate the cottage in Muskoka, Ontario and turn it into a neutral but comfortable backdrop for its owners’ extensive art collection.

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Large thatched roof covers Casa Cova in Mexico by Anonimous

February 28, 2021 Jenna McKnight 0
A shady cabana

Architecture firm Anonimous took cues from pre-colonial architecture designing Casa Cova, a sprawling beach house made of concrete, parota wood and dried palm leaves. Casa Cova is located in Puerto Escondido, a coastal town in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. Designed by Anonimous, which is based in the city of Querétaro, the building serves as

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House in Laax / Valerio Olgiati

February 28, 2021 Cristobal Rojas 0

The single-family house rises from a 10-20m wide and 90m long lot in Laax, Switzerland. Local building legislation only permitted the construction of volumes aboveground at opposite ends of the property. One end of the area is situated in the “village zone”, while an “agricultural zone” surrounds the other end. Two completely opposite worlds form the context of this house.