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  • Determined by location – Sardinia

    Set within the elements of the Sardinian landscape and rugged terrain of countless rocks and the wild inlet the original house took advantage of only one orientation. Architect Stefania Stera set her goal to create a house whose volumes would not alter the site but would serve to magnify it, in the finest tradition of Porto Cervo. Porto Cervo, begun...
  • Social distancing at Domino Park – New York

    We are loving New York’s response to outdoor social distancing at Domino Park, located in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighbourhood. The waterfront park is one of the first in the city to devise a way for implementing social distancing by six feet (1.8 metres) – a procedure recommended by the CDC and government to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. The design...
  • Beach house perfection – Mexico

    The house I never new I needed, Bautista House was developed on a narrow beachfront lot in the Sian Ka’an biosphere, near Tulum, in Quintana Roo, Mexico. Designed by PRODUCTORA the entire build was cast in an organic blue colour concrete, which reacts over time to its exposure to the sun and its position in the house, creating tones that...
  • Writers retreat – Brazil

    Built to be a writers retreat set in the middle of nature in Petrópolis, Brazil the building was designed under the symbolic meaning of a cave. The symbolism of the cave suggests shelter, self-knowledge, return to basics, reflection, pregnancy, growth, freedom through thought of ancient mythologies. Designed by Architectare, the shape of the construction was defined by the small 43m2...
  • Music hall house – Sydney

    Located in Paddington , Sydney on the end of a strip of terrace houses dating back to the 1880s, the Concert Hall House is a highly personalised response to the clients brief for space where music can take centre stage. Pandolfini Architects reimagined the potential of this compact inner-city terrace whilst providing dramatic interior spaces, reminiscent of great music halls. A...
  • Casa La Vida – Mexico

    A stone wall and lush greenery conceal Casa La Vida from the road and reveal the dry palm roof known as a palapa. They are commonly used in the region because they provide shelter, allow for natural ventilation and reduce solar absorption. In Casa La Vida, the palapa separates the residence’s two volumes. One structure houses the open kitchen and...
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