Foster + Partners unveils plans for Madrid office with diamond-shaped facade

Foster + Partners has unveiled plans to turn a 1970s building in Madrid, Spain, into offices, which will feature a diamond-patterned exterior and a rooftop terrace. The four-storey building, which will be named Axis Madrid, is situated at one of the city’s key intersections, perched between the main north-south artery, Paseo de la Castellana, and Génova

The post Foster + Partners unveils plans for Madrid office with diamond-shaped facade appeared first on Dezeen.

Former military lookout in Gibraltar transformed into glazed viewpoint

Arc Designs has created a cantilevered viewing platform, and walkway with a glazed floor, perched on one of the highest points of the Rock of Gibraltar. Named Skywalk, the viewing platform is built above an existing WWII military platform in the Upper Rock Nature Reserve that once served as a base for anti-aircraft Bofors guns. Arc Designs wrapped

The post Former military lookout in Gibraltar transformed into glazed viewpoint appeared first on Dezeen.

An Impressive Use Of Space By Toob Studios

For their latest residential project, Vietnamese architecture firm Toob Studios has impressively demonstrated that it’s not about how much space we are given in life, it’s what we do with it that counts. The ‘5 x 12 House’ is located in Trâu Quỳ, just …

Sunyata Hotel By Zhaoyang Architects

Challenged with particularly difficult and specific building regulations, Chinese architecture firm Zhaoyang Architects has designed this hotel in the historic town of Dali Old Town so that guests can enjoy bright and scenic views from the inside out.

A Floating House In The Foothills Of The Santa Cruz Mountains

From certain angles, a glass box seems to emerge from an unbroken canopy of ancient oak trees in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains — this future-esque structure is ‘Pam and Paul’s House’, designed by Craig Steely Architecture.
Read more

A Retreat Designed To Disappear Into Its Surroundings

Reflective solar paneled glass ensures that this prefabricated, zero-waste house ‘Disappear Retreat’ by Coulson blends with its surroundings and provides extensive views onto the landscape.
Read more

OFIS Arhitekti’s Mirrored Pavilion In The Gorafe Desert

Set amongst the desert plains of Gorafe, Slovenian firm OFIS Arhitekti has designed a mirrored glass pavilion that offers protected and unparalleled views of the Andalusian landscape and night skies.
Read more

Staggered glass walls front visitor centre at Louisiana plantation house

New Orleans firm Trahan Architects has completed a visitor centre for an 18th-century plantation in Louisiana, using translucent glazing to blur views of occupants from the outside “like an impressionist painting”. Trahan Architects’ building provides a gift shop, and exhibition and events space for the Magnolia Mound Plantation House – located in Baton Rouge, near the Mississippi

The post Staggered glass walls front visitor centre at Louisiana plantation house appeared first on Dezeen.

The Cloaked House By 3r Ernesto Pereira

Shrouded in a dense sea of foliage, the ‘Cloaked House’ has been designed by Portuguese architecture firm 3r Ernesto Pereira, to blend into the enveloping landscape, providing impressive views across the valley beyond.
Read more

World’s longest glass-bottomed suspension bridge has an intentional wobble

A deliberate sway is designed to unnerve visitors to this 488-metre-long bridge in China’s Hebei province, which has an entirely glazed walkway so they can also admire the 218-metre drop. The Hongyagu suspension bridge spans the gap between two cliffs in the Hongyagu Scenic Area. Made of 1,077 panels of 4-centimetre-thick glass and supported by cables that weigh

The post World’s longest glass-bottomed suspension bridge has an intentional wobble appeared first on Dezeen.

Glazed extension to Taiwan home by 5X Studio provides views of plants and the sky

This extension to a house in Taiyuan City, Taiwan, contains independent living spaces for two brothers, which are connected by a glazed corridor that traverses a narrow plant-lined courtyard. Architects Joe Wang and Alfie Huang of local office 5X Studio designed the extension for clients who wanted their sons to have a sense of independence

The post Glazed extension to Taiwan home by 5X Studio provides views of plants and the sky appeared first on Dezeen.

Steven Holl completes luminous Maggie’s Centre next to Britain’s oldest hospital

American architect Steven Holl has unveiled his Maggie’s Centre for cancer patients in London, featuring a facade of translucent white glass dotted with coloured panels. Imagined by New York-based Holl as a “vessel within a vessel within a vessel”, the luminous Maggie’s Barts features a concrete frame, a layer of bamboo wood and a skin of matt

The post Steven Holl completes luminous Maggie’s Centre next to Britain’s oldest hospital appeared first on Dezeen.

Tropical plants and geometric glass walls screen house and restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City

An old house in a narrow alleyway in Ho Chi Minh City has been given a modernist makeover by local architecture studio Kientruc O, which transformed it to include a restaurant with a lush garden wrapped by gridded glazing. Kientruc O redesigned the 161-square-metre building to connect the house with the garden, and garden with the street, and

The post Tropical plants and geometric glass walls screen house and restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City appeared first on Dezeen.

Villa X is a Dutch house with windows that protrude inwards and outwards

Dutch studio Barcode Architects has completed a house in the country’s Brabant region featuring some windows that angle inwards, and another that appears to have been extruded from the concrete walls. Called Villa X, the house features concrete side walls, while its front and rear elevations are glazed. The aim was to enhance its connection with the garden setting, while providing the

The post Villa X is a Dutch house with windows that protrude inwards and outwards appeared first on Dezeen.

Studio Maks and Junya Ishigami create three-pronged visitor centre for Dutch park

Three intersecting glass corridors sweep outwards from a sunken, triangular-shaped visitors centre designed by Studio Maks and Junya Ishigami + Associates for Park Vijversburg in the Netherlands. Recently refurbished, Park Vijversburg has been open to the public since 1892. Throughout the year, the park hosts events such as art exhibitions, musical performances, church services and excursions. To accommodate the

The post Studio Maks and Junya Ishigami create three-pronged visitor centre for Dutch park appeared first on Dezeen.

Glass box defines extension with basement pool for Victorian home in south London

British studio Guarnieri Architects has added a glazed box containing a swimming pool, hot tub and steam room to the rear of a Victorian terrace in Clapham Common, south London. A new floor excavated below the level of the main house provides space for these leisure facilities within the glazed extension, while a mezzanine above hosts a

The post Glass box defines extension with basement pool for Victorian home in south London appeared first on Dezeen.

Ellena Mehl Architects disguises Provençal extension with grass roof and terraced landscape

To subtlety extend a traditional Provençal farmhouse on the French Riviera, Ellena Mehl Architects has nestled a connecting building with stone and glass facades into a stepped hillside. The extension adjoins a 40-year-old farmhouse that is located in a historic hamlet in southern France, which has a distinct architectural typology. Despite its contemporary appearance, the

The post Ellena Mehl Architects disguises Provençal extension with grass roof and terraced landscape appeared first on Dezeen.

Gridded glazing frames garden views from NitaProw’s organic beauty shop in Bangkok

Bangkok-based practice NitaProw has used the dismantled structure of a house boat to create this window-covered shop for an organic beauty brand in a lush garden setting in the city. The transparent structure set in Bangkok’s Thonglor district acts as a shop, showroom and 25-seat cafe for the organic health and beauty brand Patom. Its gardens are also

The post Gridded glazing frames garden views from NitaProw’s organic beauty shop in Bangkok appeared first on Dezeen.

Sergey Makhno Architects reveals atmospheric visuals of Ukrainian mountain residence

Sergey Makhno Architects has revealed these painterly renderings of a weathering steel holiday home nestled in Ukraine’s Carpathian Mountains. The Kiev-based architecture studio – which also specialises in interior and product design – created the intricately rendered visuals for Rose House using programmes 3DS Max and Corona Renderer.  The concrete structure is shown clad in weathering steel and surrounding an elevated

The post Sergey Makhno Architects reveals atmospheric visuals of Ukrainian mountain residence appeared first on Dezeen.

Idee Architects updates house on Vietnamese citrus farm with pavilion-like living space

Idee Architects has modernised a traditional Vietnamese farmhouse for a large family, adding a glass and steel structure that overlooks orchards and the Ba Vì mountain range beyond. The Hanoi-based studio built the farmhouse in two main units, constructing the living and dining area on top of the basement of a dilapidated building, and renovating existing structures for the bedrooms. Mian Farm Cottage was designed

The post Idee Architects updates house on Vietnamese citrus farm with pavilion-like living space appeared first on Dezeen.

Jaime Hayon combines Caesarstone with stained glass to create colourful Stone Age Folk pavilion

Spanish designer Jaime Hayon explains how traditional marquetry techniques informed his Stone Age Folk pavilion in this movie Dezeen filmed for Caesarstone during Milan design week. Caesarstone’s Stone Age Folk exhibition, which ran from 4 to 8 April during Milan design week, featured a pavilion by Hayon constructed within the ballroom of Palazzo Serbelloni, a

The post Jaime Hayon combines Caesarstone with stained glass to create colourful Stone Age Folk pavilion appeared first on Dezeen.

Steel and glass Costa Rican home by Cañas Arquitectos projects towards views of San Jose

Extensive glazing across this house in Costa Rica by local firm Cañas Arquitectos provides vistas of the verdant landscape by day and the twinkling city below at night. The property, named Estancia y Ficus, is situated on the crest of a hill overlooking Costa Rican capital San Jose. The site features a tropical, cultivated tree

The post Steel and glass Costa Rican home by Cañas Arquitectos projects towards views of San Jose appeared first on Dezeen.

ISSHO Architects uses timber frames to create typhoon-resistant house on a tropical island

A wooden framework extending radially towards the edges of this house in Japan’s Okinawa region ensures views in all directions through external walls made entirely of glass. Tokyo studio ISSHO Architects designed the Shinminka house for a plot surrounded by trees and vegetation in Motobu, on the northern part of Okinawa Island. The architects sought to develop

The post ISSHO Architects uses timber frames to create typhoon-resistant house on a tropical island appeared first on Dezeen.

Maas Architecten merges a thatched cottage with a glass greenhouse

A gabled greenhouse appears to slide out from beneath the thatched roof of this villa, completed by Maas Architecten in the Dutch countryside. The property was designed by Lochem-based Maas Architecten for a site on the edge of the town of Berlicum in the Dutch province of North Brabant. It was designed to combine regional forms

The post Maas Architecten merges a thatched cottage with a glass greenhouse appeared first on Dezeen.

Drones and robots weave carbon-fibre pavilion based on moth webs

Researchers and students from the University of Stuttgart have used robots and drones to weave this carbon-fibre pavilion, which is based on the silk hammocks spun by moth larvae. The 12-metre-long cantilevering structure known as the ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2016/7 is made from over 180 kilometres of woven resin-impregnated glass -and carbon-fibre. It is latest in an annual pavilion

The post Drones and robots weave carbon-fibre pavilion based on moth webs appeared first on Dezeen.

Bahá’í temple in Chile by Hariri Pontarini features torqued wings made of steel and glass

Sufi whirling dancers and Japanese bamboo baskets were among the references for this sculptural temple in Chile by Hariri Pontarini Architects. The Bahá’í Temple of South America is located just outside of Santiago, in the foothills of the Andes Mountains. “Nestled in the rolling topography of the mountains and surrounded by reflecting pools and a landscape

The post Bahá’í temple in Chile by Hariri Pontarini features torqued wings made of steel and glass appeared first on Dezeen.

Zaha Hadid Architects reveals greenhouse-like technology hub to accompany world’s first wooden football stadium

Zaha Hadid Architects has unveiled a set of glasshouse-like technology buildings and a slatted-timber footbridge, which will join its wooden football stadium on a eco park in Gloucestershire, England. The humpbacked bridge will span a motorway to link the two parts of the Eco Park near the town of Stroud: one area dedicated to sports and another for technology. The

The post Zaha Hadid Architects reveals greenhouse-like technology hub to accompany world’s first wooden football stadium appeared first on Dezeen.

RDHA embeds stone and glass library into grassy Ontario hillside

This new public library by Canadian firm RDHA features a large slab that cantilevers over the landscape, and a sloping green roof and exterior stair that runs up the front of the building. The Waterdown Library and Civic Centre is located in the city of Hamilton, about an hour’s drive from downtown Toronto. Encompassing 23,500 square feet (2,183

The post RDHA embeds stone and glass library into grassy Ontario hillside appeared first on Dezeen.

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.
Read more

Glass walls frame vineyard views from Modostudio’s mountain retreat

An abundance of gridded glazing aims to make the most of the spectacular views over Italy’s Adige Valley from this secluded mountain cabin by Modostudio. Italian architects Modostudio designed the 141-square-metre Mountain Retreat for a site close to Bozen in the Alps of South Tyrol. The two-storey dwelling features an inverted pitched roof. It also abuts an old stone

The post Glass walls frame vineyard views from Modostudio’s mountain retreat appeared first on Dezeen.

Atelier Deshaus creates glass and steel tea house for Shanghai garden

A ring of benches is suspended from the roof of this glass-walled tea house, created by Atelier Deshaus beside a landscaped garden in Shanghai’s West Bund. Locally based Atelier Deshaus designed the tea house for a small garden plot adjoining the offices of a fashion brand. The previously unexploited 110-square-metre yard contains a pair of staircases at either end that ascend to

The post Atelier Deshaus creates glass and steel tea house for Shanghai garden appeared first on Dezeen.

The New Age Pharmacy By KTX ArchiLAB

Hypo, Japan is now home to a neoteric “retail pharmacy” doing its purpose of providing advanced pharmaceuticals to heal those in need. While studio KTX archiLAB was drafting the design they wanted for visitors to be at peace, which influenced the sterile glass façade and transparent-themed waiting areas. A pure white eased-over the interior and […]

Casa Cabo De Vila By Spaceworkers

The house that was wished by a young couple whom envisioned an irregular house sits on 340 square-meters of land in Bitarães, Portugal.
Read more

A Modern Tree House By Aibek Almasov

Kazakhstan based architect, Aibek Almasov unifies eco-friendliness, modern design, and nature in his 2013 concept ‘Modern Tree House’. The tactful design is purposed to be constructed around a tree lavishing up 4 floors through the center, allowing you to live first-hand with a tree. With lighting, energy, and water being a priority, the clear structure […]

Glazed block cantilevers over reflecting pool at Brasília offices by Mira Arquitetos

A metal and glass volume containing offices rests on a concrete base that encloses a public courtyard at this headquarters for the National Confederation of Municipalities in Brasília. The 10, 488-square-metre office block was designed by São Paulo studio Mira Arquitetos for the independent organisation, which represents local municipalities to Brazil’s federal government and the national

The post Glazed block cantilevers over reflecting pool at Brasília offices by Mira Arquitetos appeared first on Dezeen.

EU headquarters features glass box containing curvaceous glowing “lantern”

The European Union is moving into a new headquarters in Brussels, which features a huge glass atrium enclosing a bulging, lantern-like structure. Belgian architecture studio Samyn and Partners worked alongside Italian firm Studio Valle and British engineers Buro Happold to create the facility. It was developed in response to the need for increased capacity at the European Council and the Council

The post EU headquarters features glass box containing curvaceous glowing “lantern” appeared first on Dezeen.

Lipton Plant Architects adds double-height glazed extension to London house

Lipton Plant Architects created this glazed extension for a house in north London to offer residents views between its various levels and out to the garden. London-based studio Lipton Plant Architects extended and reconfigured the end-of-terrace house for a family in Islington. The aim was provide better connections with the garden, between upstairs and downstairs, and to bring more light into

The post Lipton Plant Architects adds double-height glazed extension to London house appeared first on Dezeen.

Glass Box extension by Studio 304 sits atop park-side home in Hackney

A glass box peeps over a brick wall at this Victorian property in east London, introducing natural light into the new living space created by local architecture practice Studio 304. The Glass Box extension by Studio 304 sits on top of an existing single-storey living space at the back of the Hackney residence. It is designed to flood a newly

The post Glass Box extension by Studio 304 sits atop park-side home in Hackney appeared first on Dezeen.

Edgley Design builds family home around 100-year-old pear tree in south London

This house in south London, arranged around an old pear tree, was designed by British architect Jake Edgley as a home for himself and his family. Edgley, who is the director of London practice Edgley Design, created Pear Tree House for the site of a Victorian orchard in Dulwich, in the London Borough of Southwark. He split the house into two

The post Edgley Design builds family home around 100-year-old pear tree in south London appeared first on Dezeen.

Reiulf Ramstad designs angular wooden cabins for a Norwegian valley

These atmospheric renderings reveal designs by Oslo-based Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter for a pair of angular holiday cabins in the Norwegian countryside. Reiulf Ramstad’s firm was commissioned to create the cabins as a family retreat in the Røldal valley, which is located 300 kilometres west of Oslo at the northern end of the Røldalsvatnet lake. The architects decided to split the

The post Reiulf Ramstad designs angular wooden cabins for a Norwegian valley appeared first on Dezeen.

The Tianjin Binhai Library by MVRDV

Designed by the Dutch company MVRDV, the extraordinary library in Tianjin, China, is nearing completion. The 34,200 m2 building is part of the new Binhai Cultural Centre, which was designed by German architects GMP, and connects four other buildings th…

Doughnut-shaped television studio in Beijing is enclosed in a latticed shell

Wrapped in a latticed glass and steel skin, this ring-shaped building by architecture studio BIAD UFO provides the new headquarters for Chinese broadcaster Phoenix Television (+ slideshow). Beijing Institute of Architectural Design and Un-Forbidden office – BIAD UFO for short – designed the Phoenix International Media Center for a plot on the corner of Chaoyang Park in the Chinese city. Two More

The post Doughnut-shaped television studio in Beijing is enclosed in a latticed shell appeared first on Dezeen.

Closure of world’s highest and longest glass bridge “not a big deal” says organiser

The management team behind a 430-metre-long glass bridge in China say its forced closure just 13 days after opening is completely normal. Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Tourism Management told Dezeen it was no “big deal” that the hugely popular attraction closed within a fortnight of opening. They said overwhelming visitor numbers coupled with their lack of management experience had led to the More

The post Closure of world’s highest and longest glass bridge “not a big deal” says organiser appeared first on Dezeen.

World’s tallest and longest glass bridge closes after just two weeks

A 430-metre-long glass bridge in China has closed after just 13 days after opening due to being “overwhelmed” by visitors.  The Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge by Tel Aviv architect Haim Dotan is believed to be the world’s longest and tallest glass pedestrian bridge. Thousands flocked to the attraction when it opened on 20 August 2016, but less than two weeks later More

The post World’s tallest and longest glass bridge closes after just two weeks appeared first on Dezeen.

World’s tallest and longest glass bridge opens in China

A 430-metre-long glass bridge has been constructed across a deep canyon in China’s Zhangjiajie National Forest Park (+ slideshow). Designed by architect Haim Dotan, the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge is believed to be the world’s longest and tallest glass pedestrian bridge. Glass panels are set into its walkway, giving visitors vertigo-inducing views and photo opportunities of the canyon below. Steel More

The post World’s tallest and longest glass bridge opens in China appeared first on Dezeen.

new cutting boards & a kitchen update

One of my favorite stores, Artilleriet, recently had my most wanted oak cutting boards on sale and I took it as a sign from the online shopping Gods that then was the time to order a couple for myself. I bought the smoked oak ones but they’re not nearl…

Herzog & de Meuron Designs Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie

Hamburg, a harbour city in northern Germany, is soon to gain a new cultural landmark designed by the celebrated architecture practice Herzog & de Meuron.
Read more

press floor lamp + video

A lamp made from a glass tube that looks as though it’s been pressed (hence the name) or pinched in the center was designed by Tokyo-based Nendo for Lasvit. Of course being designed by Nendo, I would expect something this simply beautiful. Also, I post…

Trapezoidal glass panels create prismatic facades for SOM’s Beijing skyscraper

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill has completed a 55-storey tower in Beijing with exterior glass panels that function as prisms, capturing and refracting daylight (+ slideshow). The mixed-use tower, called the Beijing Greenland Center, is located in the Dawangjing business district and sits halfway between the city’s historic core and international airport. Rectangular in plan, the More

The post Trapezoidal glass panels create prismatic facades for SOM’s Beijing skyscraper appeared first on Dezeen.

MVRDV creates transparent interior for Hong Kong office block

Transparent glass walls, floors and furniture all feature inside this office block, created by Dutch firm MVRDV in a stripped-out Hong Kong factory (+ slideshow). The Rotterdam-based firm completely overhauled the inside of the 13-storey structure, replacing all of the opaque partitions and floor surfaces with new see-through alternatives in a bid to make it feel more open and spacious. More

The post MVRDV creates transparent interior for Hong Kong office block appeared first on Dezeen.

Richard Meier unveils black tower for Manhattan at 685 First Avenue

American architect Richard Meier has unveiled the design for an apartment block on New York’s East River, eschewing his signature white palette for black glass facades. The 42-storey tower will sit on the corner of 39th Street at 685 First Avenue, a few blocks south of the United Nations headquarters. Unlike most buildings by Pritzker More

The post Richard Meier unveils black tower for Manhattan at 685 First Avenue appeared first on Dezeen.

Foster + Partners gets go ahead for crystalline skyscrapers in San Francisco

Foster + Partners has won planning approval for a pair of faceted glass skyscrapers in San Francisco, which will be among the tallest buildings in the city. The pair of mixed-use blocks known connectively as the Oceanwide Centre will be located in the South of Market (SoMa) neighbourhood, where they will form part of a redevelopment scheme More

The post Foster + Partners gets go ahead for crystalline skyscrapers in San Francisco appeared first on Dezeen.

Movie documents MVRDV’s pioneering technique for creating glass brick facades

This movie shows the installation of MVRDV’s Crystal Houses – a Chanel store featuring a traditional facade replicated with glass bricks that are “stronger than concrete”. First published on Dezeen last month, Crystal Houses is located on PC Hooftstraat in Amsterdam, a former residential street that has become a hub for luxury fashion brands like Prada, Dior and Rolex. More

The post Movie documents MVRDV’s pioneering technique for creating glass brick facades appeared first on Dezeen.

MVRDV replaces Chanel store’s traditional facade with glass bricks that are “stronger than concrete”

MVRDV has used a pioneering glass technology to replace the brick facade of a former townhouse in Amsterdam with a transparent replica, more suited to the building’s new use as a Chanel boutique. Described by the Rotterdam studio as the first of its kind, the innovative facade of Crystal Houses Amsterdam uses glass bricks, windows frames More

The post MVRDV replaces Chanel store’s traditional facade with glass bricks that are “stronger than concrete” appeared first on Dezeen.

Glasgow’s nautical and engineering college presents gridded glass facades to the River Clyde

A trio of gridded glass blocks forms this new campus for a Glasgow college, which contains facilities for nautical and engineering students, including a replica of a ship’s engine room (+ slideshow). Edinburg firms Michael Laird Architects and Reiach and Hall Architects designed the £228 million Riverside Campus for the City of Glasgow College, which formed when the city’s Central, More

The post Glasgow’s nautical and engineering college presents gridded glass facades to the River Clyde appeared first on Dezeen.

Tubular glass house by Aibek Almassov could be built around a full-grown tree

A mature fir tree would be enclosed at the centre of this conceptual tubular glass house by Kazakh architect Aibek Almassov, which may finally become a reality now that potential investors have been found (+ slideshow). Tree in the House is designed by Almassov of A Masow Architects as an inverted treehouse, intended to provide an escape More

The post Tubular glass house by Aibek Almassov could be built around a full-grown tree appeared first on Dezeen.

Japanese woodland market by Takuya Hosokai promotes local food produce

Glass walls provide woodland views from inside this structure by Japanese architect Takuya Hosokai, which contains a market and restaurant serving only locally produced food (+ slideshow). Named Plate, the complex was designed by Tokyo-based Hosokai and his team for a patch of dense forest in Japan’s Niigata Prefecture –  described by the architect as a “dreamlike backdrop”. The centre promotes the Chisho-Chisan food movement, More

The post Japanese woodland market by Takuya Hosokai promotes local food produce appeared first on Dezeen.

Glass Skyslide to be added to exterior of California’s tallest skyscraper

A glass-enclosed “skyslide” is being added to the US Bank Tower in downtown Los Angeles, offering thrill seekers the opportunity to glide down the building’s exterior. Called Skyslide, the glass chute will measure 14 metres in length and 1.2 metres in width, and will be installed approximately 304 metres above the ground below. The enclosure will be made More

The post Glass Skyslide to be added to exterior of California’s tallest skyscraper appeared first on Dezeen.

A Minimal Home With A Single Wall By Christian Kerez

Swiss architect Christian Kerez created a family home featuring a single wall dividing the building in half and creating two distinct living spaces.Although it appears narrow from the outside, the house is spacious and open plan, with only the bathroom sectioned off. A cascading staircase further creates a sense of expanse. Speaking of the design […]

A Medical Research Center Formed From Curved Stone

On cusp of land where the Portuguese Rio Tejo flows into the Atlantic ocean sits a medical research center formed from curved stone. Designed by Indian architecture practice Charles Correa Associates, the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown comprises research laboratories and treatment facilities linked by a glass bridge and a tropical garden. Of the project, […]

Budi Pradono’s leaning house in Jakarta built as a “symbol of anti-establishment”

The tilted frame of the house by Budi Pradono Architects was designed as an antithesis to the status homes and mock-European styling of a gated community in Jakarta, Indonesia (+ slideshow). The 320-square-metre house called Rumah Miring, or Slanted House, sits on an eight- by 20-metre plot in Pondok Indah, a gated community established in the south of the More

The post Budi Pradono’s leaning house in Jakarta built as a “symbol of anti-establishment” appeared first on Dezeen.

DP6 Architectuurstudio completes glass and timber home in a woodland setting

This glass and timber house by Dutch office DP6 Architectuurstudio was designed “like a little black box” with sections of dark larch cladding to help it merge with the surrounding trees. Makkinga House was designed by Delft-based office DP6 Architectuurstudio on a rural wooded site overlooking a river in the northern Dutch province of Friesland. More

The post DP6 Architectuurstudio completes glass and timber home in a woodland setting appeared first on Dezeen.

Glass facade reveals timber structure of Frame Work building in Portland

This small commercial building in Portland, Oregon, designed by Works Partnership Architecture has an engineered timber frame that is visible behind a glass curtain wall (+ slideshow). The structure, called Frame Work, includes a concrete base with the upper four floors framed in glue-laminated beams, and diagonally laid tongue-and-groove floors and ceilings. The concrete base […]

The post Glass facade reveals timber structure of Frame Work building in Portland appeared first on Dezeen.

Jay Bargmann nestles glass-box home into hillside in rural New York

Jay Bargmann of Rafael Viñoly Architects has designed a house for his family in the Catskill Mountains, featuring glass walls that reflect the scenic landscape (+ slideshow). Called the Shokan House, the dwelling stands at the edge of a reservoir, just below the summit of a mountain in the Catskill region, located about 100 miles […]

The post Jay Bargmann nestles glass-box home into hillside in rural New York appeared first on Dezeen.

BVAU designs translucent bioclimatic skin for French social-security agency HQ

Paris firm BVAU has built an extension to the headquarters of a French social security agency, featuring a glass facade that opens and closes automatically in response to the climate (+ slideshow). The building extends the existing headquarters of Caisse des Français de l’Etranger, which provides social security for French citizens abroad, and it is located in a suburb to the south of Paris. […]

The post BVAU designs translucent bioclimatic skin for French social-security agency HQ appeared first on Dezeen.

A Bridge-Like Pavilion In The Woods By Alarcia Ferrer Arquitectos

Based in Argentina, studio Alarciaferrer Arquitectos designed a bridge-like pavilion above sloped terrain located in the woods of Lake Los Molinos near Córdoba. To incorporate the structure into its topographical surroundings, the architects integrated the rectangular shape of ‘Pabellon Puente‘ by building two concrete walls on each side underneath as support. Additionally, the large glass facade offers panoramic views in both […]

Layers of brick, concrete and glass define private spaces in a Thai home

A pair of red brick walls screen the back of this house on the Gulf of Thailand, which faces away from a seaside resort and towards a cemetery where the client’s father is buried (+ slideshow). The client asked Bangkok-based architects Adisorn Srisaowanunt and Naweepahb Taksayos to design a small, secluded house as a retreat from her long working days in nearby Hua […]

The post Layers of brick, concrete and glass define private spaces in a Thai home appeared first on Dezeen.

Renzo Piano unveils plans for glass tower on Miami Beach

Renzo Piano Building Workshop is set to begin work on a glass-sheathed tower in Miami Beach that will be the firm’s first residential project in the USA (+ slideshow). Eighty Seven Park will sit between parkland and the Atlantic Ocean in Miami’s North Beach district. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano, the glass tower will feature oblong floors […]

The post Renzo Piano unveils plans for glass tower on Miami Beach appeared first on Dezeen.

Govaert & Vanhoutte’s House Graafjansdijk features fence-like walls and glazed living spaces

Squeezed onto an angular plot between a road and a small irrigation channel, this house near the Belgian village of Knokke comprises a timber-clad ground floor with a glass box resting on top (+ slideshow). House Graafjansdijk was designed by Bruges office Govaert & Vanhoutte, whose past projects include a minimal concrete and glass cemetery pavilion and a factory with walls of […]

The post Govaert & Vanhoutte’s House Graafjansdijk features fence-like walls and glazed living spaces appeared first on Dezeen.

Glass pavilion by Alarciaferrer Arquitectos bridges a lakeside gully in Argentina

This glazed pavilion-like living space by Argentinian studio Alarciaferrer Arquitectos traverses a shallow ravine that runs through a eucalyptus forest to the shore of Lake Los Molinos (+ slideshow). Designed by studio founders Joaquin Alarcia and Federico Ferrer Deheza as a “suspended bridge”, Pabellón-Puente (pavilion bridge) provides a communal living room for a holiday development on the edge […]

The post Glass pavilion by Alarciaferrer Arquitectos bridges a lakeside gully in Argentina appeared first on Dezeen.