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ode to the Pacific Northwest

An extensive remodel of a Portland house built in 1907, which had been subdivided into several apartments at one point in its history the house had been restored to a single family dwelling by the time studio JHID clients purchased it, there were still clear signs of its former incarnation, namely an awkwardly placed back stair an odd...

Deeply connected – Tunnel House

Designed from the flat land and blank paper by Consuelo Jorge Architects , this house is inspired by the contemporaneous Brazilian architecture. Clean and high quality volumes without losing comfort and protective qualities. The entrance tunnel, which gives the name to the house, “Tunnel House” is a strong point of  pure-form architecture that enhances the connection between the inside...

The Chicago Coffee Roastery

After months of anticipation, on November 15, Starbucks opened their Starbucks Reserve Roastery Chicago – an immersive experience dedicated to roasting and crafting small-batch coffee. The Chicago Roastery is the company’s sixth roastery, and at 35,000 square feet, is its biggest. It is a five-story tribute to the city’s art, architecture and culture and the indelible mark the city has made on Starbucks. Once inside...

MPavilion 2019 – Glenn Murcutt AO

Melbourne, Australia: MPavilion 2019, designed by Australia’s only Pritzker Architecture Prize recipient Glenn Murcutt AO, opened this week in the Queen Victoria Gardens. Internationally influential for his environmentally responsible designs with a distinctive Australian character, Murcutt’s MPavilion heralds a milestone in the architect’s fifty-year career as his first civic city design. Initiated and commissioned by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation with support from the City of...

Sculptural LIGHT FALLS house

The LIGHT FALLS house is an extensive redevelopment of a Victorian terraced house in the London’s Borough of Kensington, including the almost complete demolition and reconstruction of the existing dwelling and the addition of a basement and a double-height rear extension. The project features an entirely new organisation that revolves around a new interior courtyard acting as a visual centre to the living spaces. With...

Villa in the Dutch countryside

The Villa in the Dutch countryside near Vught gives a contemporary twist to the local farmstead out buildings. Traditionally, the Dutch ‘hoeve’ is an ensemble of farmhouses and living quarters loosely clustered around a courtyard. The central open space is protected, yet open to the surrounding landscape. Designed by Mecanoo, this spatial arrangement guided the design of the...

Himalayan salt block chair

New York-based designer Gregory Beson has crafted a magnificent sculptural chair made from 76 pink Himalayan salt blocks, in an attempt to examine how humanity exploits natural resources. The piece mimics the design of Louis Kahn’s Californian research facility and modernist architectural icon, the Salk Institute. Beson was motivated to make the chair as a way to comment on...

Prefabricated stilt homes – Bali

Bali-based architect Alexis Dornier has developed a concept for prefabricated homes that could easily be taken apart and reassembled in a new location. The innovative Stilt Studios are small homes on stilts, which could be erected in a variety of different places without causing any damage to the landscape. The design champions the principles of the circular economy, which...

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