The St Kilda West House in Melbourne, Australia reflects the central relationship between clean contemporary architecture and soft cultural details.
Bittertang Farm introduces its interpretation of the original Ragdale Ring performance structure with Buru Buru. The structure is frothy, whimsical, and biodegradable–playfully blending performance with nature.
Standing out amongst Sidney’s traditional homes, the contemporary Hewlett Street House on the Bronte coastline in Sydney, Australia is a curvaceous 3-level family house with a open crossed facade characteristic of the meandering branches of the native Eucalyptus tree.
Built in 2012 for two art connoisseurs, the Vista House in southern Germany serves both as a wooded hillside retreat and a personal art gallery. Designed by Stuttgart-based architect Alexander Brenner, the home features his characteristic contemporary stacked block volumes, cantilevered roofs, clean lines and crisp mien.
Designed by Bangkok-based architect Nutthawut Piriyaprakob of NPDA Studio, the redesigned Prachasongkroa Kindergarten incorporates a stimulating atmosphere by infusing the design with contrasting concepts, shapes, and colors to inspire young developing minds.
Designed by KameleonLab’s architects Rafal Specylak and Kuba Wozniczka, the Black Cube House in Wroclaw, Poland was born as an extension of a simple 1970s house on the property. The clients goal was to transform the modest estate into a full-figured modern home that doubled the amount of living space, preserved the original structure and created a dramatic entryway and terrace.
Challenged to design two skyscrapers that could energetically handle the infamous heat of Abu Dhabi while still letting in naturally light through its windows, Aedas Architects have devised a clever facade for the Al Bahr Towers that is both culturally relevant and energy efficient.
The Fukuoka School Garden is a collaborative community effort in both design and implementation to restore green spaces, play areas, and hands-on educational opportunities to the youth in Japan.
Finally fluttering the lashes of its 360-degree eyes over the rest of Hong Kong’s Polytechnic University is the recently finished Jockey Club Innovation Tower. Designed by starchitect Zaha Hadid, the 15-story high tower boldly reflects the imaginative spirit of design held by the students and exhibits within.
Sheltered by the MOVING Schools 001 project, Thailand students can now take there education along with them where ever they go. With the help of Amadeo Bennetta and Dan LaRossa, Building Trust International has given many kids along the conflict ridden Thailand-Burma border an ingenious design for mobile schools.
The Villa Kogelhof in the Netherlands designed by Paul de Ruiter Architects is a self-sufficient and energy efficient yet simple and comfortable living space that was built to respect the ecological preserve that it’s nestled in.
Wanting to preserve the indentation of the original house built in 1984, architect J. Mayer H. designed the Duplica Casa in Germany by carefully but significantly modifying the original traditional residence. To accomplish this, he used the home’s unusual outline to replicate throughout the structure.
Although they were from different eras, European architects John Soane and Le Corbusier were both innovators in the art of light manipulation. Both considered windows not just as a frame for impending views, but also as tools to carefully define the mood of the adjoining room.
The Hyundai Motor Group Industrial Pavilion designed for the 2012 Expo in Yeosu, South Korea is every bit as intriguing inside as it is out. Symbology is weaved throughout every crevice of the pavilion as its design embodies both the motion of the nearby waves and the company’s approach to revolutionizing technology.
Perfectly situated between Alto de Pinheiros and Alto da Lapa, the 360º Building in São Paulo provides Brazilians with some much needed space for relaxation.
Sealed with mirrored glass walls and blonde wooden panels, the non-program pavilion by architect Jesus Torres Garcia leaves its surroundings unbroken as it bends and blends into the Spanish landscape.
Known for preserving classical ambiance in their contemporary designs, London-based firm 6a Architects has completed the Tree House as a characteristic encore to their respectable re-restoration of the Romney House.
Normally known for his contemporary interior designs, Marcel Luchian has expanded outside into the terrain of architecture with his single family M House in the Republic of Moldova.
The soft wooden exterior of this weekend cottage blends well into the heavily forested Mount Kano-zan. Inside though, the simplistic modesty significantly diverges.
Tom Benard at L’ecole Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris has gone beyond designing a simple organic shelter; his Organ of Evolution project extends as a fully functioning, biosynthetic research building.