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Bittoni Architects designs co-living project geared toward LA newcomers

January 31, 2023 Jenna McKnight 0

California studio Bittoni Architects has completed Common Melrose, a communal living complex with 23 bedrooms that is meant to be an “affordable alternative to traditional living arrangements”. Built on a formerly vacant lot, Common Melrose stretches along a commercial avenue in an area between Central LA and Hollywood. Designed by LA’s Bittoni Architects, it contains

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Hebra Arquitectos lifts Quilanto House above forested site in Chile

January 26, 2023 Jenna McKnight 0

Chilean studio Hebra Arquitectos has completed an elevated, wood-and-glass cabin that is designed to have a small footprint and accommodate a person in a wheelchair. The Quilanto House is located in southern Chile’s Los Rios region, near Ranco Lake. Tucked into a wooded site, it serves as a nature retreat for a single mother and

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Design, Bitches creates Venice Beach bungalow that shows “resilience of archetypes”

January 25, 2023 Jenna McKnight 0

Architecture studio Design, Bitches has completed a southern California home that takes cues from the traditional beach cottage and is meant to be “not too precious”. The B+B House is located in Venice Beach, a coastal town known for its mix of century-old bungalows and experimental contemporary architecture. “This specific site is nestled on the

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Hacker overhauls “fortress-like” brutalist library in Oregon

January 18, 2023 Jenna McKnight 0

Colourful furnishings and large stretches of glass feature in a 1970s library building that has been updated by US studio Hacker Architects. The three-storey, concrete library is located next to City Hall in downtown Salem, the capital of Oregon. Encompassing 96,000 square feet (8,919 square metres), the building was originally designed by American architect George

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Undecorated creates The Caterpillar apartment building in Detroit

January 12, 2023 Jenna McKnight 0

Architectural studio Undecorated has designed an elongated, metal Quonset hut punctuated with dormer windows and filled with loft-style units for an evolving neighbourhood in Detroit. The Caterpillar is located in Core City, an up-and-coming area that lies a few miles beyond the city’s downtown zone. Set within an “urban woodland” with over 150 newly planted

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Biophilia informs design of The Prow in Seattle by Aidlin Darling Design

January 9, 2023 Jenna McKnight 0

US studio Aidlin Darling Design has created a meeting facility for online travel company Expedia Group that features a wing-shaped green roof and walls made of stone and glass. The Prow is located on Expedia Group’s, 40-acre (16-hectare) corporate campus in Seattle’s Interbay neighbourhood. The campus borders Elliot Bay, home to the Port of Seattle

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Feldman Architecture expands home in northern California’s wine region

January 5, 2023 Jenna McKnight 0

Cedar cladding and large stretches of glass feature in a weekend house called Sonoma Wine Country, which has been enlarged by US studio Feldman Architecture. The project is located in the Sonoma County town of Healdsburg, within the heart of northern California’s wine region. It sits on a 40-acre (16-hectare) property with sweeping views of

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WORKac blends old and new at Adams Street Library in Brooklyn

January 2, 2023 Jenna McKnight 0

Sculptural walls and tangerine hues feature in a public library by New York studio WORKac that is housed in a former torpedo factory. Adams Street Library is the first new branch established by the Brooklyn library system in more than 20 years. Situated along the East River under the Manhattan Bridge, the library is within

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Oza Sabbeth Architects tops Hamptons house with pyramidal roofs

December 30, 2022 Jenna McKnight 0

Cedar shingles and asymmetrical, pyramid-shaped roofs form the exterior of Lilla Lane, a multi-volume house by New York studio Oza Sabbeth Architects. The project is located on a leafy, suburban-style lot in East Hampton, Long Island. It was designed for a child-free couple who wanted a home with a strong indoor-outdoor connection and plenty of space

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Villa Petricor sits within a tropical garden in Tulum

December 7, 2022 Jenna McKnight 0

Arched openings create a sense of fluidity inside a holiday home by Mexican studio CO-LAB Design Office, which was designed to encourage occupants to feel connected to the lush surroundings. Villa Petricor sits on a slender, angled site with tropical vegetation in the beach town of Tulum. The 300-square-metre house is oriented to take advantage

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