Studio MK27 updates and expands Gama Issa house in São Paulo

October 17, 2018 Jenna McKnight 0

Brazilian firm Studio MK27 has renovated and enlarged a house designed by its founding partner in the early 2000s, which features white surfaces and huge windows that open to the garden. The project, called Gama Issa V2.0 house, entailed adding a new rectilinear volume to a two-storey dwelling that was completed in 2001 in São

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Water Institute headquarters by Perkins+Will sits on Mississippi River

October 16, 2018 Jenna McKnight 0

Global architecture firm Perkins+Will has created a waterfront building for a research organisation in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, that is designed to remain fully functional during floods. Founded in 2011, the Water Institute of the Gulf is a nonprofit organisation that conducts research focused on water systems and coastal communities. Its new headquarters is located on

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Field Architecture situates wood-clad Zinfandel house in California wine country

October 15, 2018 Jenna McKnight 0

American studio Field Architecture has taken cues from the vernacular architecture of Napa Valley for this gabled residence, which is clad in weathered cedar and surrounded by grape vines. The Zinfandel house was envisioned for two high-profile tech executives who formerly lived in San Francisco. Once the couple started a family, they decided to relocate

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Cabana and pool by CDM cut into rocky slope on Mexico’s coast

October 10, 2018 Jenna McKnight 0

Mexican firm CDM has embedded a beachfront cabana and swimming pool into a rugged hillside covered in vegetation and overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The project, SJA III, is nestled into a rocky hillside in the town of San Juan de Alima, on the western coast of Mexico. Rather than intruding upon the landscape, the cabana

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Old Sag Harbor Road house by Blaze Makoid sits in Hamptons forest clearing

October 9, 2018 Jenna McKnight 0

American studio Blaze Makoid Architecture has created a spacious, cedar-clad dwelling in the Hamptons that was envisioned as “a secret enclave in the trees”. The Old Sag Harbor Road home is located in Southampton, a village on New York’s Long Island, and was designed for a couple. One client travels frequently and wanted a place

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Studio 512 cheats extra space at The Hive guest house in Austin

October 8, 2018 Jenna McKnight 0

Design firm Studio 512 has created a whimsical guest dwelling for a Texas home that features angled walls clad in oversized shingles, and interior spaces that narrow and widen based on how they are used. Created for a television and documentary film producer, The Hive sits behind a bungalow-style main residence in Austin. Encompassing 550

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DAA uses economical materials for Sandler Training centre in Nebraska

October 3, 2018 Jenna McKnight 0

Architecture firm DAA has created an education centre for a suburban site in the American Midwest, which features standing-seam metal cladding and a colourful interior. Occupying on a corner lot, the building sits near a strip mall and a residential neighbourhood in Omaha, the largest city in Nebraska. The client, Sandler Training, provides professional development

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Sky bridges criss-cross SHoP’s Midtown Center in Washington DC

October 2, 2018 Jenna McKnight 0

A trio of elevated walkways links two wings of a glass-faced office building by SHoP Architects, which is located four blocks away from the White House. Midtown Center is situated in the heart of Washington DC, at the corner of L Street Northwest and 15 Street Northwest. The building was constructed on the site of

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McLeod Bovell’s Container House perches on a West Vancouver hillside

October 1, 2018 Jenna McKnight 0

Canadian design firm McLeod Bovell has created a two-storey dwelling for a sloped site with sea views, with a bright red facade and a rear volume that cantilevers over a swimming pool. Located in West Vancouver, the Container House was designed for a couple who have three grown children and are eyeing retirement. For the

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Robert Gurney renovates 200-year-old brick townhouse in Washington DC

September 26, 2018 Jenna McKnight 0

American architect Robert Gurney sought to open up views, and balance old and new, while renovating a four-storey historic dwelling in the Georgetown area of the US capital. The project, called Renovation on Cox’s Row, entailed the refurbishment of a slender brick dwelling built between 1805 and 1829 by Colonel John Cox, who later served

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