Studio MAKS builds cuboidal concrete house filled with space-saving solutions

Dutch office Studio MAKS has built a compact concrete house in an old industrial area of Deventer, the Netherlands, for a young couple on a tight budget (+ slideshow). Deventer House is situated on a plot of land surrounded by the old harbour warehouses of the inland city on the IJssel river. Here, young people have been given land to build their own More

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Hope of Glory adds mirrored apartment block to street of historic buildings in Graz

A+Awards:  next up in our collaboration with Architizer’s A+Awards is an apartment building in Austria that is covered in mirrors to reflect the facades of surrounding historic buildings. Graz architecture studio Hope of Glory was commissioned to create a residential building on a historic street in the UNESCO world-heritage-listed city. The site was the only empty More

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Le Corbusier’s Maison Guiette is his only surviving Belgian building

World Heritage Corb: Maison Guiette in Belgium was Le Corbusier’s first commission outside of France, but is one of the lesser-known of his 17 buildings that have been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage list (+ slideshow). Belgian artist and art critic René Guiette asked Le Corbusier to design his studio-cum-residence in Antwerp, after seeing the architect’s Pavilion de L’Esprit Nouveau – a temporary More

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Le Corbusier’s Maison Curutchet in Argentina has a tree at its centre

World Heritage Corb: commissioned by an Argentinian surgeon, Maison Curutchet is the only project in Latin America among the 17 Le Corbusier-designed buildings added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List (+ slideshow). Maison Curutchet was built by the Swiss-French architect for De Pedro Domingo Curutchet. Located in La Plata, Argentina, the house is attached to an existing More

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Le Corbusier’s Chandigarh government buildings captured in new images by Benjamin Hosking

World Heritage Corb: for the next instalment in our series on the 17 Le Corbusier buildings added to UNESCO’s World Heritage list, Australian photographer Benjamin Hosking shares new images of Capitol Complex in Chandigarh – the Indian city that gave the architect a chance to test his Modernist theories on a grand scale (+ slideshow). The Capitol Complex is made up of three concrete More

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Le Corbusier’s Cabanon seaside cabin is his smallest building on the World Heritage List

World Heritage Corb: we’re revisiting some of Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier’s most important projects, to mark the addition of 17 of his buildings to UNESCO’s World Heritage list. First up is his seaside holiday cabin, Cabanon, on the Côte d’Azur in France – a tiny building tied to some of the most important moments in the architect’s life. Le More

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