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Earth-toned concrete covers Casa Calafia in Mexico by RED Arquitectos

September 20, 2021 James Brillon 0
Casa Calafia in Mexico by Red Arquitectos

Named after a mythical warrior queen, this house by RED Arquitectos features arched doorways and windows that overlook the Pacific Ocean from Mexico’s Baja peninsula. The 200-square-metre house is located in Todos Santos, a town sat roughly midway between La Paz and Cabo San Lucas, in Baja California Sur – known for its beaches and

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Nielsen Jenkins creates backyard extension for K&T’s Place in Brisbane

September 19, 2021 Jenna McKnight 0
K&T's place by Nielsen Jenkins

Australian studio Nielsen Jenkins has used raw timber and concrete blocks to extend a home belonging to an artist and art gallery director. The project, called K&T’s Place, involved the renovation and expansion of a modest “Queenslander” cottage in the Brisbane suburb of West End, which is undergoing significant redevelopment. The goal was to provide

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Fig House by Stemmer Rodrigues appears supported by a natural rock formation

September 18, 2021 James Brillon 0
Fig House by Stemmer Rodrigues

Large stones conceal a single column supporting the upper level of this concrete house near Porto Alegre, Brazil, configured to protect the roots of a centennial fig tree. Designed by local architects Stemmer Rodrigues, the Casa Figueira – or Fig House – is a modernist-style concrete house in Eldorado do Sul, a residential community that

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Wood Marsh embeds Lonsdale Links golf club in coastal landscape

September 14, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
The building has a monolithic exterior

Architecture studio Wood Marsh has completed a clubhouse facility for a golf course in Point Lonsdale, Australia, featuring blade-like concrete walls that emerge above the surrounding coastal dunes. The Lonsdale Links golf club is located on the Bellarine Peninsula south of Melbourne, where its 18-hole links course is integrated among sand dunes, salt marshes and

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Carlana Mezzalira Pentimalli designs music school with patterned concrete walls

September 13, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
The concrete exterior of the Music School of Bressanone by Carlana Mezzalira Pentimalli

Architecture office Carlana Mezzalira Pentimalli has completed a music school in Bressanone, Italy, comprising monolithic concrete volumes decorated with a subtle hand-hammered pattern. Trevino-based Carlana Mezzalira Pentimalli designed the Music School of Bressanone, which was founded in 1961 and is one of the South Tyrol region’s most important cultural institutions. The music school is located

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Verdant courtyard occupies centre of Seattle home by Chadbourne + Doss

September 12, 2021 James Brillon 0
The Perch by Chadbourne + Doss Architects

A courtyard designed to create an “idealised atmosphere of the Pacific Northwest” sits at the centre of this house in Seattle by local architects Chadbourne + Doss. Named The Perch, the three-storey house is located in the city’s residential Queen Anne Hill neighbourhood. Facing west to enjoy views of the Puget Sound and the Olympic

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Tríptico Building in Córdoba is divided into three vertical houses

September 9, 2021 Jenna McKnight 0
The Tríptico Building

Architects Mariela Marchisio, Cristián Nanzer and Germán Margherit have completed a concrete building in central Argentina that contains a trio of tall, skinny residences designed for both living and working. The Tríptico Building is located within the Ducasse neighbourhood on the northern outskirts of Córdoba, Argentina. It sits near a commercial sector that was once

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Psychologists office and tranquil garden hidden behind concrete wall in Uruguay

September 6, 2021 James Brillon 0
Psychologist's office Pedro Livni Rafael Solano

Architects Pedro Livni and Rafael Solano have created a psychologist’s office behind a tall concrete wall in Ciudad de la Costa, Uruguay. Located within the garden of an existing property, the low-slung structure encompasses 35 square metres and is hidden by a wall that runs its full width. Only a door and a circular aperture,

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Riparia creates concrete Kokonut building in the Yucatán Peninsula

September 3, 2021 Jenna McKnight 0
Kokonut by Riparia Architecture Studio

Riparia Architecture Studio has completed an apartment building in a Mexican resort town that consists of three volumes, one of which has a large screen and “opens like a fan towards the jungle”. The Kokonut building is located in Akumal, a coastal town in the Yucatán Peninsula. It sits within the state of Quintana Roo

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Concrete house by Gestalt Associates take cues from Querétaro’s colonial architecture

August 30, 2021 James Brillon 0
Frame House by Gestalt Associates

Gardens carved from this concrete home near Quérétaro, Mexico by Gestalt Associates bring light, air and vegetation into the living spaces. Completed earlier in 2021 by Querétaro-based studio Gestalt Associates, Frame House is a brick-and-concrete structure that is comprised of rectangular volumes arranged asymmetrically around a central courtyard and staircase. This feature takes cues from

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