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  • Shipping Container house

    Constructed using 21shipping containers, Carroll House by New York-based studio LOT-EX is a single-family house located in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg. Carroll House was designed for a couple in the restaurant business with two young children. They wanted a unique home to fill a plot they found at the end of a street in Williamsburg, so they asked shipping container specialists LOT-EK...
  • Santorini holiday house

    Greek architecture firm Kapsimalis Architects has designed these two contemporary holiday houses in the traditional village of Firostefani on the island of Santorini .Two old pre-existing cave houses, set next to each other dug into the volcanic soil. The intention of the project was to create two totally different cave houses, that are almost opposing to each other. The longer...
  • Art meets life – revisited

    Thanks to the innovative approach taken by designer Anthony Collett and the enthusiasm of the owners for his suggestions, this nineteenth-century London flat is now an exciting space full of colour and texture. Mirror-glass sliding panels separate the sitting room, dining-room hall and kitchen. An abstract design by artist Fiona Gallagher is on the side facing into the sitting room,...
  • All in the Family

    Choosing an architect is a great risk – will we get along? Will they understand my needs? Will I like the result? Perhaps then the pairing of client and architect on this project, located in Houston, Texas, was completely risk free (or an even greater risk!). In charging their son with the design of this home, the owners put complete...
  • modern lifestyle

    BLACK BOX II is the latest in a series of tiny additions impacting existing architecture in a big way. Conceived as a jewelry box, large openings blur the interior/exterior boundary, revealing its treasure of fine cabinetry work through the simple use of complementary surface materials. This semi-detached townhouse, made of red clay brick, is typical of Westmount and the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce borough...
  • Tuscan holiday villa

    Vincenzo De Cotiis created this private luxury holiday residence out of a historic boathouse in Forte dei Marmi in the province of Lucca in northern Tuscany. Respecting the history of the area, and of the brick building itself, De Cotiis has selected and custom-created pieces in marble, concrete, brass, fiberglass and lacquered wood, some with references to the maritime past....
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