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Pitsou Kedem covers Hiba restaurant in Tel Aviv with geometric timber latticework

May 3, 2022 Natasha Levy 0
Gridded timber panels and granite counter in Hiba restaurant in Tel Aviv by Pitsou Kedem

Gridded oakwood panels sit alongside rough slabs of granite inside Hiba, a restaurant in Tel Aviv designed by local architecture practice Pitsou Kedem. Located in the city’s midtown area, Hiba serves a menu of Arab-Israeli fusion food. The restaurant’s use of fresh local ingredients influenced Pitsou Kedem to curate an equally raw, natural material palette for

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Bernardes Arquitetura tops Rio de Janeiro villa with wing-shaped roof

August 8, 2021 James Brillon 0
Asa House by Berardes Arquitetura

Rio de Janeiro-based firm Bernardes Arquitetura has completed a home topped by a dramatic curved roof that is meant to resemble a bird’s wing. Located atop a hill in Rio, the residence is known as Asa House for its swooping roof shape – “asa” means “wing” in Portuguese. The expansive property has a partially sunken

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Building Beyond Borders uses stone and earth to build Women’s House Ouled Merzoug

April 24, 2020 India Block 0
Women's House Ouled Merzoug nby Building Beyond Borders

Architecture students collaborated with a women’s group in Morocco to design and build a community centre out of stone and earth in the village of Ouled Merzoug. Two volumes of granite and adobe brick sit at the intersection of two shortcuts, one leading to the village centre and the other to its schools. Called Women’s

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Oval-shaped meeting room is centrepiece of granite office in Chandigarh

January 2, 2020 Semi Han 0
Office 543 by Charged Voids

Indian architecture studio Charged Voids has designed Office 543 around an elliptic meeting room with granite walls, which is a private space among the glass-walled offices. Designed for construction company Khullar Builders, the office is located in the Mohali district of Indian city Chandigarh, which was planned by modernist architect Le Corbusier. The two-storey building was

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NOARQ renovates stone villa in Portugal with bright red details

November 21, 2019 Jon Astbury 0

Architecture studio NOARQ has extended a stone villa in Portugal with a bright red cabin perched on thick blocks of granite above the entrance. Located in the town of Vila Nova de Famalicão, the house sits directly alongside a road with a site that steps down to the south, where it overlooks a green landscape

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Snøhetta designs Aesop store in Sydney to resemble coastal cliffs

September 27, 2019 Natasha Levy 0
Aesop Pitt Street, Sydney, designed by Snøhetta

Granite covers almost every surface inside this Sydney Aesop store, which architecture firm Snøhetta has designed to look like a rocky coastline. Situated amongst the busy, shop-lined streets of Sydney’s central business district, Aesop Pitt Street has been designed by Snøhetta to “slow down the pace of passersby”. “We sought to create a space that,

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Filipe Pina and Maria Inês Costa bring abandoned Portuguese farmhouse back to life

August 21, 2019 Amy Frearson 0
MCR2 House by Filipe Pina and Maria Inês Costa

Architects Filipe Pina and Maria Inês Costa have overhauled an abandoned farmhouse in rural Portugal, contrasting its rustic granite walls with a new skin of dark corrugated metal. Pina and Costa completely refurbished the property, now known as MCR2 House, so that it could be used as a holiday home, a guesthouse or as a

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Granite boxes form clifftop house overlooking a lake in India

August 17, 2019 Jon Astbury 0
The Lakehouse by CollectiveProject

Stacked boxes clad in stone perch on a rocky outcrop overlooking Durgam Cheruvu Lake in Hyderabad in this house designed by architecture studio Collective Project. Called Lakehouse, the house in southern India has two distinct sides to its granite and wood facade. A plain facade with few windows faces the road, but on the lake-facing

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Granite boulders feature in jewellery showroom by Richard Stampton Architects

December 31, 2018 Ali Morris 0
Cushla Whiting jewellery showroom by Richard Stampton Architects

Granite boulders skewered on metal poles are used to display jewellery in this Melbourne showroom designed by Richard Stampton Architects. Located in the city’s central business district, the all-white industrial showroom was created by the Phillip Island-based firm for Melbourne jewellery designer Cushla Whiting. The space features whitewashed walls, concrete flooring and exposed beams and

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