A Slick Monochrome Office By Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

Fran Silvestre Arquitectos designed a stark, minimal office block in Valencia, Spain, guided by geometric forms and monochrome tones.
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A Basalt Stone Retreat By Khosla Associates

Khosla Associates designed a luxury retreat in the Sahyadris, Maharashtra, India. Building on a picturesque site in the Western Ghats, surrounded by mountains and lakes, the architects were asked to built a 2100 square foot, one-storey pavilio…

A Narrow Townhouse By CCPM Arquitectos

Argentinian architecture bureau CCPM Arquitectos designed “PH Lavalleja”, a 89-square meter narrow, light-filled townhouse with white corrugated metal roofs.
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A Multi-Purpose Business Space Inspired By Spanish Tradition

Located in the centre of the town of Posadas, Córdoba lies a cubic business hub featuring urban courtyards covered by a naturally aerated facade made of braided natural rods.
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A Concrete Rainforest Retreat By Gui Mattos

Architect Gui Mattos designed a two-storey concrete home with optimized indoor-outdoor flow on Itamambuca beach and nestled into tranquil rainforest.
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A Playful Beach House Designed By Onion

Bangkok-based design studio, Onion, was commissioned to renovate a beachside holiday home for a family of six based around the values of freedom and playfulness.
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A Villa Overlooking The Mediterranean Sea By Bonte & Migozzi

Marseilles-based architects Bonte & Mogozzi designed “Villa Kget”, a wood cabin offering sweeping views of the Mediterranean Sea. 
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A Sleek Lisbon Office Renovation By WAATAA

Portuguese architecture studio WAATAA (short for “We are all together around architecture”) transformed a former commercial office building into a flexible living space. 
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Marc Koehler Architects’ House With Eleven Views

“House with Eleven Views” is an industrial, essentialist home designed by Marc Koehler Architects and located in Almere, The Netherlands.
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Ström Architects’ Hyperrealistic Renderings For Two Swedish Villas

British architecture studio Ström Architects recently released a series of photo-realistic renderings for a duo of timber-clad villas to be built on the Swedish island of Lidingö.
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The Holy Rosary Chapel Explores Form, Function And Light

Holy Rosary Complex is a Catholic education centre based in South Louisiana and designed by the New Orleans office of Trahan Architects.
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A Luxurious Home Featuring A Playful Yellow Staircase

Architect Martin Dulanto designed “Lapa House” in a seaside district of Lima, Peru, following the rules of understated luxury all bar one eye-catching feature: a giant yellow slide-like staircase connecting two floors.
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A Romantic Treehouse Getaway By LanD Studio

The latest addition to our long list of treehouse crushes comes from Cambridge graduates, Andong Lu and Pingping Dou of LanD Studio.
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A Family Home Overlooking Barcelona By BC Estudio

Barcelona-based architects BC Estudio designed a vertical home with a wooden slat facade for a family located in the north of the city.
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A House Floating On A Clifftop By Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

Spanish architecture studio Fran Silvestre designed a monolithic white home which appears to be floating over a steep clifftop overlooking the Mediterranean.
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A Landscape-Inspired Renovation By Cannatà e Fernandes

A new book from Gestalten: “Upgrade: Home Extensions, Alterations and Refurbishments” presents a diverse range of progressive renovation projects from around the world – from home extensions to the modernization of industrial sites.
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A Holiday Home Built Around A Ruin

A new book from Gestalten: “Upgrade: Home Extensions, Alterations and Refurbishments” presents a diverse range of progressive renovation projects from around the world – from home extensions to the modernization of industrial sites.
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A Sleek Home And Photo Studio Interior Renovation

Barcelona-based architecture practice ARQUITECTURA-G refurbished the interior of a live-in photo studio, prioritising privacy and ample storage space.
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House Carrara By Studio [+] Valéria Montijo

House Carrara is a family home by Studio [+] Valéria Montijo, whose design was inspired by the modernist tradition of the residence’s location: Brasilia, Brazil.
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A Cabin In The Woods By Luciano Kruk

Nestled into the peaceful woodlands on a 210 sq m plot not far from the Argentinian coastline is architect Luciano Kruk’s H3 House.
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A Monolithic Family Home By JM Architecture

Milan-based architecture practice JM Architecture designed a monolithic block home designed for all seasons on a tranquil hillside in the Swiss Alps. 
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A Linear Sri Lankan Home At One With Nature

Architect Palinda Kannangara designed a linear, light-filled home with integrated plant and water features for a young family in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
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FU House By Kubota Architect Atelier

Kubota Architect Atelier designed a L-shaped concrete and glass residence named the ‘FU House’ in Shunan, Japan, not far from the Seto Inland Sea.
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On Making Spaces Matter with MeierHug Architects

Together with Zürich Tourismus, we were recently lucky enough to meet Michael Meier and Marius Hug of the renowned Swiss architecture practice MeierHug. From their freshly renovated offices in an old pastry factory to a two-family apartment building c…

The Baltic Pavilion: Towards A Regional Sense of Space

The pavilion occupies an intriguing, imaginative place in the international architectural landscape. To borrow from Timothy Morton, the temporary structure can be viewed as a portal for the exploration and understanding of not only the physical compone…

A Summer House In Sant Mori

Spanish architecture studio Mesura brought to life the dream of a couple with a redesign of their holiday home and pool in the village of Sant Mori, Spain.
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Tree Snake Houses Gliding Between Trees

Not only did architects Luís Rebelo de Andrade and Tiago Rebelo de Andrade take on the project of Pedras Salgadas Park, they also created modular tree houses slithering through the trees like snakes.
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A Tiny Cabin In The Finnish Woods

With only one year until the start of his military service, designer Robin Falck needed to prioritise size and efficiency in building a cabin for himself in a spot he found while hiking in the Finnish forest. A small dwelling in Finland does not require a building permit if it is under 96 – 128 […]

A Vaulted Canopy Home In The Spanish Countryside

Spanish architecture practice Mesura designed ‘Casa IV’, a house extension featuring a vaulted canopy roof in the hot, dry countryside of Elche.
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An Alpine Greenhouse Getaway

Italian studio Act_Romegialli was commissioned to redesign the garage of a weekend retreat nestled in the Rhaetian Alps into a space for relaxing and entertaining.
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A Floating Island Home 24 Years In The Making

Moored off the coast of Canada’s Vancouver Island, 45 minutes by boat to the closest town, is a colorful floating house complex named ‘Freedom Cove’.
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A Prefab Placed In An Olive Grove

‘Retreat in Finca Aguy’ is a 115-square meter prefab designed by MAPA and constructed in a factory near Montevideo before being transported to an olive grove near Pueblo Edén.
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A Black Cottage Hidden In The Forest

Tucked away in the depths of a hemlock forest in Quebec, Canada, is ‘FAHOUSE’: A black prism-shaped cottage designed by Jean Verville.
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A Dynamic Korean Home Referencing The Mountains

Seoul-based architect Moon Hoon designed a dynamic house for a young couple that acts as a periscope to the surrounding mountains.
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A House And Stable Refurbishment In Spain

Spanish studio PYO Arquitectos undertook the renovation of a disintegrating house and stable in Parrés, Spain.
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A Mirrored Tunnel Bookshop In China

Shanghai-based architecture and design studio XL-Muse designed the interior of the Yangzhou Zhongshuge bookshop in China to look like a mirrored, curved water passage.
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Naman Pure Spa · Da Nang City, Vietnam

Nestled into the five-star Naman Retreat in Da Nang, Vietnam, the ‘Naman Pure Spa’ is a veritable open-air oasis of tranquility, offering its guests the chance to unwind and purify in luxury.
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A Sun Observatory On The Dutch Flat Sands

The Dutch artist Marc van Vliet created ‘Drie Streken’, a sun observatory located at the centre of ‘Zeven Stricken’: Seven illuminated points of the compass.
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Our 10 Favorite Ancient Indian Stepwells

Water source, meeting place, architectural wonder: The ancient Indian stepwell – a man-made, subterranean well also known as ‘vav’ or ‘baori’ – has been capturing the imagination of pilgrims and travelers for centuries.
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A Japanese Home Flooded By Granular Light

Yoshiaki Yamashita Architect & Associates designed a three-story Osaka home that prioritizes both privacy and light.
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An Industrial Modular Office In Belgium

The Antwerp-based architecture practice Vincent Van Duysen was commissioned to convert an old weaving factory in Waregem, Belgium, into an industrial office space.
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A Light-Flooded Lebanese Church

Paris-based architect Maroun Lahoud designed a white stone-clad church firmly nestled into the landscape of Shouf, Lebanon.
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A Home Renovation Infused With Memories

Portuguese architecture practice M2.senos designed an extension to Amélia’s House, a minimal home located in Ilhavo, Portugal.
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Schwimmhalle Finckensteinallee · Berlin

Elegant architecture can be hard to reconcile with the darkest era in a country’s history. Yet this was precisely the challenge faced by Veauthier Meyer Architects with the restoration of the ‘Schwimmhalle Finckensteinallee’, a swimming pool loca…

Reading The Wait Away

For our iGNANT Issue: The ‘Art of Waiting’ week, we’ve been keeping an eye out for spaces and structures that offer both physical and psychological spaces conducive to passing the time well. Our appreciation for reading as a favorite way …

Reinvented Bus Stops By World Renowned Architects

Renowned architects from all over the world were invited to design bus stops in the Austrian village of Krumbach in exchange for a free holiday there.
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A ‘Flying Box’ Built From Shipping Containers

Faced with the challenge of a small budget and plot of land, 2A Design decided to use shipping containers to create a prefabricated home entitled ‘Flying Box Villa’.
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A Home Wrapped In A Transluscent Moiré Pattern

Japanese architect and artist Fumihiko Sano of studio PHENOMENON designed a home near Tokyo fronted by a double-layer stainless steel fence, which creates a striking moiré effect.
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A Terraced Townhouse Renovation In Portugal

Portuguese design and architecture practice Estudio ODS refurbished a narrow terraced townhouse in Tavira, Portugal.
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A Zig-Zagging Portuguese Holiday Home

On the dramatic hillside landscape overlooking Serra da Estrla, Portugal’s highest mainland point, architects Camarim designed a split-level zig zag holiday home that mirrors the surrounding topography.
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A Suspended Hillside Home In Southern Poland

Katowice-based architecture firm KWK Promes designed ‘Konieczny’s Ark‘ a concrete home perched on the steep slopes of Brenna, South Poland.
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A Floating House In Ogasa, Japan

Shuhei Goto Architects took inspiration from the raised floor of a Japanese warehouse from 300 BC in their design for the Floating House in Ogasa.
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A Minimal Education Center In Spain

Seville-based studio Daroca Arquitectos designed a minimal, multi-storey training and education center in the old town of Baza, Spain.
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A Serene Home Amongst The Vines

Lisbon-based architecture practice blaanc designed a one-storey, three-volume home nestled into a vineyard in Montijo, Portugal.
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Off-The-Grid Living In The High Arizona Desert

Based in Tuscon, Arizona, D U S T is an alliance of architects, artists designers focussing on the master builder tradition. One of their latest projects takes the form of Casa Caldera, an off-the-grid shelter located in the high desert.
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A Minimal Portuguese Home In The Countryside

On the outskirts of Portugal’s Santiago do Cacém, admist the parched pastoral landscape of Alentjo sits a gleamingly white curved building designed by Atelier dos Remédios.
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A House On A Rock Overlooking A Dam

London-based architecture practice Studio Seilern worked with Muzia Sforza to designed the Gota Dam House near Harare, Zimbabwe.
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A Shoah Memorial Landmark For Bologna

Rome-based studio SET Architects designed a landmark structure in Bologna to honor the Jewish community who suffered the horrors of the Holocaust.
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A Black Zinc House Overlooking New Zealand’s Southern Alps

New Zealand studio Architects’ Creative designed ‘Ophir‘, a hillside dwelling in Christchurch constructed from black zinc, rough concrete and cedar wood.
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A Minimal, Multifunctional Coworking Space In Seoul

Seoul-based architects Urbansociety designed the SEAM center, a social enterprise hub and community center based around the idea of platform space sharing.
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A House Conceived To Frame And Protect

Santiago-based architecture practice RUIZSOLAR designed S HOUSE, a home in northern Chile conceived “to establish and safeguard, to frame in protect.”
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A Birch-Clad Restaurant Inspired By The Sami Hut

Amidst the snowy peaks of a Swedish ski resort lies the Tusen Ramundberget restaurant, designed by Stockholm-based practice Murman Arkitekter.
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A Raw Concrete Abode Nestled Into A Pine Forest

Architect Luciano Kruk built an exposed concrete house set amidst a pine forest on Argentina’s Costa Esmeralda.
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A Cabin Perched On A Norwegian Fjord

Oslo-based architecture studio Vardehaugen designed a cabin inspired by the shape of a mountain fox curled up to evade the cold wind.
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An Homage To The Architectural Genius Of Zaha Hadid

“I started out trying to create buildings that would sparkle like isolated jewels”, said Zaha Hadid (1950-2016). “Now I want them to connect, to form a new kind of landscape, to flow together with contemporary cities and the lives of …

A Semi-Subterranean Family Home In Belgium

Ghent-based architects OYO were given a carte blanche to create an environmentally-friendly family home in Belgium.
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A Concert Hall Built From Crushed Brick

Tenerife-based architecture firm Fernando Menis designed a concert hall in Toruń, Poland built from crushed red brickwork and concrete.
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A Minimal Lisbon House And Terrace Restoration

Portuguese architecture studio Colectivo Cais undertook the restoration of a minimalist, light-filled home located in Lisbon’s Belém neighborhood.
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A Light-Filled Beijing Villa Renovation

Beijing-based architecture and design studio reMIX designed a shutter-clad extension to a light-filled white home in Beijing. The brief included a garden extension as well as the accommodation of a double-height studio, roof terrace, kitchen garden and projection room. To address these requirements, the studio built interlinking mezzanines, balconies and terraces, optimizing indoor-outdoor flow. Speaking […]

A Parisian Pool Based On Feng Shui Principles

Mikou Studio’s ‘Fort’ swimming pool near Paris was designed following principles of Feng Shui: fluidity, openness and flow.
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