architecture

Stadt Casino – Basel Switzerland

In the course of the 19th century, buildings of the former Barfüsser and St. Magdalen Convents were demolished in Basel, Switzerland. In 1939, the old casino was demolished to make way for a new one, designed by architects Kehlstadt & Brodtbeck, and when the old theater was torn down in 1975, the resulting gap created a plaza for a new Theater, heralding the end of...

Between the trees – weekender

Located within a forest about 20 minutes from lake Valle de Bravo, State of Mexico, the project consists of five buildings that are distributed in an area of 5,000m2 of land with the aim of accommodating buildings with the least impact to the existing vegetation. Instead of a large footprint that required the felling of several trees, the different cabins move between the gaps that...

Mexico in New York

The owners of the apartment are a young couple that completely entrusted Reutov Design with the design and concept. They liked the studios non-standard approach to design. Having taken this project, the studio decided to create a bold project that would give the couple the opportunity to take a break from the noisy New York city metropolis. Light, gentle and slightly heady, terracotta-pink...

Horizontal transparency – Brazil

The House is understood as a floating building on a mountain. Created as a space for contemplation which simultaneously opens views to the garden and ocean. The home is integrated to the landscape reducing its presence just to a concrete volume. Other elements are materialised with natural stone from the site, which softens the build and pays reference to the local terrain. Designed by

A place for introspection – Mexico

Conceived by Mexican artist Javier Marín in the middle of the Yucatan jungle in Mexico, ‘Plantel Matilde’ is a breathtaking educational and cultural project with environmental awareness, and place for introspection. Sitting quietly in the vast landscapes of the Sac Chich community in the Yucatan region, the project forms part of the Javier Marín Foundation, a non-profit art association...

A post-pandemic world

Kyiv-based studio Sergey Makhno Architects have envisioned a subterranean concrete home built for enduring a post-pandemic world. Instead of creating a typically austere bunker, the studio envisioned a cosy hideout where someone would like to live "even when there is no apocalypse". Aptly named the Plan B House is a concept pictured in a clearing of trees in the Ukrainian forest....

Secret Garden House – Greece

The Secret Garden House is a summer residence in Greece designed as a part of its surrounding landscape.The opposite of traditional white white local architecture, the residence is integrated into the slope, embracing nature, rather than displacing it, and establishing a new kind of symbiotic and sustainable relationship with its environment. The residence is located in Faragas, on the southwest part of Paros Island, built on...

Introverted and open – Lebanon

Laying remotely within Lebanon’s most arid and historical nature-scape, Villa Chams embraces its surrounding’s identity from the flora to the Roman temples, and presents itself as a melodically elemental story teller. Designed by Carl Gerges Architects, at a distant glance the structure grounds itself horizontally, while respectfully blending in with the mindfully preserved rocks, opunita, olive trees and other flora on...

Bruny Island Cabin – Tasmania

Bruny Island Cabin an off-grid retreat set on 99 acres of land located in Tasmania, Australia. Maguire + Devin created the cabin for their client whom spent her childhood in traditional Japanese houses. Out of this grew a love for highly crafted minimalist design. The studio’s brief was to capture the essence of minimalist design and create a building as...