Splayed shipping containers form Joshua Tree Residence conceived by James Whitaker

An office comprising a cluster of angled shipping containers, proposed for a site in Germany by James Whitaker but never realised, is now being built as a home in the California desert. Photo-realistic renderings of the proposed home by the London-based designer show a cluster of white cargo containers emerging like a starburst from a

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Cornell Tech campus opens on New York’s Roosevelt Island

Morphosis and SOM were among the architecture firms involved in the design of a new permanent home for Cornell Tech university, described as “the first campus ever built for the digital age”. The Cornell Tech campus, which opened last week, was constructed on a slender island in New York’s East River, between the boroughs of Manhattan

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Cannon Design and NEUF Architectes complete massive urban hospital for Montreal

US-based Cannon Design and Canadian studio NEUF Architectes have completed the first phase of high-rise medical facility in Montreal, described as one of the largest healthcare projects in North America. The Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal, or University of Montreal Health Centre – referred to as CHUM – covers two full city blocks in

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Off-grid boathouse by Andersson-Wise sits on Lake Austin

American studio Andersson-Wise has completed a two-storey boathouse in Austin, with openings on the upper level that enable occupants to dive directly into the water. The Lake House pushes out from a steeply sloped bank and extends over Lake Austin in Texas. The lower portion of the rectangular building contains a sculling dock and boat storage,

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Archimania creates tall family home overlooking train tracks in Memphis

This four-storey dwelling in Tennessee by US studio Archimania consists of rectilinear forms clad in an array of materials, including weathering steel and charred wood. The Woodard Residence is located on an urban site in Memphis, near the South Main Historic Arts District and a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River. The compact, triangular site sits

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SkB Architects imbues Washington residence with art gallery aesthetic

White walls and naturally lit rooms define this family house in the Seattle area, which was revamped by American studio SkB Architects. The project, called Modern Oasis, involved the overhaul of a contemporary house located in Medina, a waterfront town that sits across Lake Washington from Seattle. The clients, who were searching for a great place to

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Flansburgh Architects takes cues from wooden barns for dance studio in the Berkshires

American firm Flansburgh Architects has created a studio building for a performing arts campus in rural Massachusetts that is wrapped in warm-coloured wood and bands of glass. The Perles Family Studio is part of the Jacob’s Pillow dance campus in the small, bucolic town of Becket – situated in the Berkshires region of Massachusetts. Each summer,

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Bands of glass wrap FBI technology building in West Virginia by SOM

Architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill has created a biometric technology facility for the US Federal Bureau of Investigation that features open, light-filled workspaces and views of the hilly terrain. The FBI Biometric Technology Center was constructed within an existing FBI campus in Clarksburg, West Virginia, that houses the division of Criminal Justice Information Services

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Batay-Csorba animates facades of Toronto townhouses with angled windows

Canadian studio Batay-Csorba Architects has taken cues from traditional bay windows on Victorian homes for this residential building in Toronto, which has apertures that appear to be slanted. The development, called Core Modern Homes, is located in the city’s upscale Leaside neighbourhood. The building occupies a prime site along Eglinton Avenue, slated to become the city’s newest

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New Mexico home by Mollhaus takes cues from adobe architecture and desert terrain

In an arid region known for its traditional adobe architecture, American studio Mollhaus has created a home for an artist with exterior walls that are coated in earthen-hued stucco. The Rodin Residence is situated in Taos, a picturesque town in northern New Mexico that has long attracted artists. The region is dotted with pueblo-style buildings

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Bohlin Cywinski Jackson creates remote holiday retreat in Ontario forest

Nestled into a wooded hillside, this residence by US firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson and Canadian studio Bohlin Grauman Miller Architects has large glass walls offering picturesque views. The Bear Stand is situated a three-hour drive northeast of Toronto, on a remote wooded site along the shores of Contau Lake. The 3,425-square-foot (318-square-metre) dwelling was built

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Blue and yellow fins wrap sculptural academic building in Chicago by JGMA

Canted walls covered in colourful louvres define this urban building for Northeastern Illinois University by architecture firm JGMA, which sits next to a major highway. The El Centro facility is part of an urban satellite campus established by Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) to help serve the Latino community. Occupying a former industrial site in Chicago’s Avondale

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Wernerfield organises slender Dallas residence around pool terrace and garden

For a narrow plot in Dallas, local studio Wernerfield has created a home for a young couple that consists of off-white bars situated around a single yard. The BV1 Residence is located in the upscale Bluffview neighbourhood of the Texas city, and sits on a 50-by-150-foot (15-by-46-metre) property that is part of a larger estate. The owners

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Concrete dermatology office by Matt Fajkus overlooks Texas Hill Country

American firm Matt Fajkus Architecture has created a low-lying medical office in central Texas made of concrete and glass, which is intended to provide a soothing atmosphere for patients. The Westlake Dermatology Marble Falls is situated along a major highway in Marble Falls, about an hour’s drive from Austin, and looks toward gentle hills. The pavilion-like, rectangular

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Kem Studio wraps lakeside Missouri residence in cypress and white stucco

Richly toned wood is paired with stucco-covered concrete to form the walls of this contemporary country house in Missouri, designed by American firm Kem Studio.  The Modern Lodge is situated on a sloped site overlooking Weatherby Lake, near Kansas City. The owners – a married couple with children – work in the city but wanted a country-style home where they

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Bates Masi Architects builds Long Island house that celebrates local Quaker heritage

Tasked with creating a spacious family home on a former Quaker settlement, Bates Masi Architects has built a house that celebrates simple forms and materials. Underhill is located in the village of Matinecock, on a village on New York’s Long Island that began as a community of Quakers – a religious society that sees all people are equal, and champions pacifism. The site’s history led Bates Masi Architects to design a

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Traditional Washington boathouse by Hoedemaker Pfeiffer offers sweeping coastal views

Giant sliding doors allow occupants to take in the sunrise and sunset from this modest boathouse that was overhauled by American studio Hoedemaker Pfeiffer. The Hood Canal Boat House is located along the Hood Canal, a scenic waterway in northern Washington that connects to the Puget Sound. The structure sits on a forested site owned by

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Lights glow through slatted teak facades of Hamptons home by Leroy Street Studio

A spacious home in the Hamptons, New York, by Leroy Street Studio features wooden screens that soften the building’s appearance and provide a “gauzy translucence” at night. Situated in Wainscott, a seaside village on Long Island’s South Shore, the Louver House was designed in response to its position on the the edge of an agricultural reserve. Its timber

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Carney Logan Burke creates barn-shaped guest house in rural Wyoming

US firm Carney Logan Burke Architects has used reclaimed wood to build this gambrel-roofed dwelling, which sits on a remote site and looks toward a mountain range in the American West. The Barn is located in Wilson, a tiny town in western Wyoming. It is situated on a 15-acre (six-hectare) property with expansive views of the

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Materials meet seamlessly “like an iPhone” at northern California home by Natoma Architects

San Francisco studio Natoma Architects has completed a family residence that consists of intersecting volumes, with connections between its planes of concrete and glass designed to look as minimal as possible. The Oz House is perched on a hilltop in Atherton, California, and is accessed via a winding road. In addition to the main dwelling,

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Rural Idaho home by Olson Kundig has gadgets and gizmos aplenty

An entire glass wall swings upward to open this spacious retreat to the landscape of the American West – one of several inventive features incorporated by US firm Olson Kundig. The Bigwood Residence is tucked into a hillside in Sun Valley, a resort town in Idaho. Encompassing 6,500 square feet (604 square metres), the two-storey vacation

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In Situ Studio revives mid-century modern home in North Carolina

American firm In Situ Studio has overhauled a mid-century modern dwelling in Raleigh, North Carolina, that had been “haphazardly chopped up” over the years. The Ocotea House is situated within a suburban neighbourhood dotted with mature trees. The brick, ranch-style home was built in 1959 and had been significantly altered over the years. “What was

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Marlon Blackwell creates Arkansas paediatric clinic with vivid red facade

American firm Marlon Blackwell Architects has created a bright red medical facility for children that is meant to stand apart from its bland, suburban-style neighbours. The Harvey Pediatric Clinic is located on the main commercial corridor in Rogers, a town in northwest Arkansas that is dominated by suburban development. The medical building’s irregular shape and

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Works Progress Architecture tops Portland apartment building with zigzagging roof

US firm Works Progress Architecture has created a residential building in Portland with gabled roofs, which help it stand out from the conventional boxy structures that are emerging in the Oregon city. Langano Apartments is situated within the Buckman neighbourhood, known for its tree-lined streets, restored bungalows, artisan shops and trendy restaurants. The 30-unit building is situated on a

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Lot-Ek uses shipping containers to overhaul Brooklyn carriage house

American studio Lot-Ek has used brightly painted, metal cargo containers to create a vertical enclosure and a rooftop penthouse for an urban residence owned by a creative couple in New York. The Irving Place Carriage House is situated on a leafy street in Brooklyn’s Clinton Hill neighbourhood. An artist and gallery owner, and their daughter

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Bestor Architecture creates Malibu beach home for Beastie Boys rapper

US firm Bestor Architecture has overhauled rundown buildings in an exclusive southern California neighbourhood to create a spacious, beach-style residence for musician Mike D from the Beastie Boys. The Malibu Beach House is located in Point Dume, a promontory that juts out into the Pacific Ocean. Known for its scenic beaches and rocky coves, the

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Studio Schicketanz creates California home with glass and textured stone walls

Large expanses of glazing contrast heavy masonry portions of this residence on California’s Central Coast, designed by US firm Studio Schicketanz. The Tehama One house is located in Carmel, a scenic beach town about two hours south of San Francisco. The residence is situated within the exclusive Tehama development owned by actor Clint Eastwood, featuring a

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Jim Olson expands tiny cabin he built 60 years ago in rural Washington

Jim Olson, co-founder of Seattle architecture studio Olson Kundig, has made a series of additions to a bunkhouse he designed and built aged 18, as a first-year architecture student. The Olson Cabin is located on a forested site in Longbranch, a village situated on a peninsula in the Puget Sound. The site has been in

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Katerra combines technology and modular construction to create large-scale prefabricated buildings

As prefabricated buildings become increasingly prolific, Silicon Valley design-build firm Katerra hopes to revolutionise the construction industry by using a technology-driven and full-services approach to creating structures at a large scale. Based in Menlo Park, California, Katerra was started in 2015 by Michael Marks, Jim Davidson and Fritz H Wolff. Combined, the three men have

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Wine-tasting pavilions by Walker Warner perch on ridge overlooking Napa Valley

US studio Walker Warner Architects has created a trio of pavilions at a California winery with operable glass walls that enable tasting rooms to be fully open to the outdoors. The Quintessa Pavilions are located within the Quintessa Estate Winery, which covers 280 acres (113 hectares) in Napa Valley. San Francisco-based Walker Warner Architects had

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Low-lying residence by Dick Clark stretches across a Texas prairie

This rural home designed by Austin-based Dick Clark + Associates features walls made of concrete and glass, and deep roof overhangs that mitigate exposure to harsh sunlight. The Brownwood Residence sits on a property blanketed with prairie grass and dotted with mature oak trees. It is located in Brownwood, a town in central Texas. The clients wanted

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Jean Verville converts backyard shed into minimalist studio in Montreal

Canadian architect Jean Verville has overhauled a storage shed at his home into an austere workspace lined with oriented strand board. The project, called IN 1, was envisioned as a “model on a human scale”. It is one in a series of recent works by Verville intended to embody the merging of art and architecture, through experimention with

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Brutalist library in Chicago gets interior update by Woodhouse Tinucci

US firm Woodhouse Tinucci Architects has spruced up reading room in the University of Chicago’s Joseph Regenstein Library, a 1970s building originally designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Totalling 18,000 square feet (1,672 square metres), the project entailed transforming a ground-level reading room of the brutalist library into a space more suitable for group meetings

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Southern California beach home features angled roof with crescent cutout

California architect Lloyd Russell and developer Surfside Projects have teamed up to create a low-slung residence in a coastal California town, which takes cues from mid-century modern architecture. The Avocado Acres (Aa) House was designed by locally based Russell and design-driven firm Surfside Projects for a slender slot in Encinitas, a sunny beach town just outside of San Diego. Creating a single-storey layout

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Grey stone, stucco and warm timber wrap South Carolina home by Marica McKeel

To satisfy the conflicting tastes of a husband and wife, New York-based architect Marica McKeel merged contemporary and traditional styles in this spacious South Carolina residence. The Lake Wylie House is located in Lake Wylie, a small town in South Carolina. Designed for a family with an active lifestyle, the dwelling is situated on a

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STGM wraps rural Quebec fire station in black aluminium

This contemporary firehouse by Canadian studio STGM Architectes features facades made of metal, glass and wood, with interior spaces awash in white finishes and natural light. Called Fire Station #5, the building is located on the outskirts of Lévis, a town that sits along the St Lawrence River in Quebec. Encompassing 1,500 square metres, the fire station

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YH2 adds sculptural upper volume to tiny forest cottage in Quebec

Canadian studio YH2 has taken the notion of openness to the extreme in this small wooden cabin, which features stairs without walls and elevated areas without protective railings. Called La Colombière, or the Dovery, the dwelling is situated within a forest in Sutton, a mountain village and artist enclave about 110 kilometres southeast of Montreal. The modest

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ODA creates thick gridded facade for Manhattan condo building

American studio ODA has taken cues from New York’s historic character while designing this apartment block, which aims to “combat the cold modernism of so much contemporary construction”. Called 15 Renwick, the luxury condominium building is located on a secluded street near Soho, and is surrounded by low-scale structures faced with brick and stone. “Renwick

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Brett Farrow converts auto body shop into restaurant complex in Southern California

American architect Brett Farrow has used cedar, steel and large expanses of glass to transform a shabby car repair facility into a lively venue for working, dining and sipping cocktails. Called The Quonset Project, the small complex sits within Carlsbad, a quiet beach town in Southern California. The project is named after a steel hut that has been located

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Leo A Daly designs Maryland campus to help US intelligence agencies communicate better

Architect Leo A Daly has overhauled an office complex just outside of Washington DC, creating a verdant campus that aims to foster cooperation among 16 American intelligence agencies. Daly’s firm upgraded a 1940s office campus in the city of Bethesda, Maryland, seven miles (11 kilometres) northwest of the US capital, to create the Intelligence Community Campus. The project involved overhauling the landscaping, renovating existing

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BarberMcMurry orients Tennessee home towards unobstructed river views

American studio BarberMcMurry Architects used ample glazing and a see-through carport to help strengthen this Knoxville home’s connection to the scenic landscape. The Boetger Residence was built on an overgrown and under-utilised lot within the Holston Hills neighbourhood, which is dotted with historic homes in a range of styles. The leafy district is situated within Knoxville, a city

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Miami Beach residence by SAOTA takes indoor-outdoor living to the extreme

South African firm SAOTA has built its first project in Miami Beach: an expansive, waterfront home that boasts a basketball court and a waterslide. Called Pine Tree House, the family residence is located in the historic Collins Waterfront district. It occupies a long, linear site that stretches between a busy road and an active canal. Composed

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Edmonds + Lee creates white Switchback House for sloped street in San Francisco

The founders of US firm Edmonds + Lee Architects designed this urban dwelling for themselves, including a bright white facade, a slanted roof and retractable glass walls. Located in San Francisco’s Noe Valley neighbourhood, the Switchback House sits on a steep road lined with low-scale dwellings. The site was formerly occupied by a modest, one-storey

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Aleph-Bau creates metal rooftop addition for slender Toronto townhouse

Canadian studio Aleph-Bau has overhauled an urban residence in Toronto, creating a bright white facade and adding a sculptural rooftop volume wrapped in aluminium. Called Twelve Tacoma, the home is located in the Summerhill neighbourhood in central Toronto. It is situated on a street lined with 19th-century workers’ rowhouses known for their coloured brick facades

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US architecture organisations declare opposition to Trump’s climate treaty withdrawal

The American Institute of Architects and the US Green Building Council have condemned US president Donald Trump for his decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement, and have vowed to continue battling climate change. In a public statement, the AIA said it opposes Trump’s recent decision to withdraw the US as a signatory of the

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Toshiko Mori and Maya Lin create buildings for Boston pharmaceutical campus

Architects Toshiko Mori, Maya Lin and CannonDesign teamed up to design this new research complex for Swiss drug company Novartis, located in the Boston area. The complex, called the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, is located on a busy street in Cambridge, near the campus for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Encompassing more than 800,000 square feet (74,322 square

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Skinny supertall tower by Meganom unveiled for New York

Moscow-based studio Meganom has been tapped to design its first US project – a slender, 305-metre residential skyscraper planned for Midtown Manhattan. The supertall tower, called 262 Fifth Avenue, is slated to rise in the Nomad district near Madison Square Park. The skyscraper will ascend to 1,001 feet (305 metres) and will be “unlike anything else built in

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Studio B pairs weathering steel with red cedar for extension to remote Colorado school

Earthy materials and soft interior light define these new buildings that American firm Studio B created for a primary school situated in an American mountain valley. Aspen Community School is located in Woody Creek, a remote village situated northwest of Aspen, Colorado. The school occupies a 25-acre (10 hectare) site surrounded by trees and mountains. “The elevated

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Snøhetta’s Harvard HouseZero aims to “solve one of the world’s biggest energy problems”

Harvard University, Snøhetta and Skanska Technology have teamed up to retrofit an old house, demonstrating how existing buildings can be made more energy efficient to help address climate change. Dubbed Harvard HouseZero, the project calls for transforming the Cambridge, Massachusetts, headquarters of the Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities, which was founded in 2014 by

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Dutch firm Concrete completes tallest residential skyscraper in New Jersey

Amsterdam-based studio Concrete has completed an apartment tower across from Manhattan that features a range of unusual amenities, including a “creative lab”, and a residency program for scientists and artists. Called Jersey City Urby, the 69-storey skyscraper is located at 200 Greene Street in Jersey City, just across the Hudson River from Lower Manhattan. Rising 713 feet

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Studio B wraps elevated Aspen home in zinc and glass

American firm Studio B faced challenging site conditions while conceiving this contemporary Colorado dwelling that sits atop a concrete plinth. The Zale Residence is situated on a sloped, angular property in the mountain town of Aspen. Located within walking distance to downtown, the home enjoys “ample sunshine and great views to Aspen Mountain”. The property faces

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LOHA creates housing block with curvilinear courtyard in LA’s Koreatown

American firm Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects has completed a multifamily apartment building with a sculptural interior courtyard and a monochrome facade. Called Mariposa1038, the building occupies a gently sloping site in Los Angeles’ Koreatown neighbourhood, which has experienced rapid development in recent years. “As one of the densest neighbourhoods in the country, Los Angeles’ Koreatown is at the

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Metal cube by SOM houses emergency call centre for New York City

Textured facades and a grassy berm help soften the boxy appearance of this high-security emergency facility in New York, designed by architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. The Public Safety Answering Center II, or PSAC II, occupies a prominent nine-acre (3.6-hectare) site in the Bronx – one of New York’s five boroughs. The building sits

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Big-top tents inform building for America’s first circus degree programme

Traditional, round circus tents influenced the design of this performance and educational facility for the circus arts, designed by US studio Höweler + Yoon Architecture. Intended to be built in Portland, Maine, the Circus Conservatory building will house America’s first accredited degree programme in circus arts. The facility will be the main tenant on a peninsula slated for

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Vipp prefabricated cabins are designed as “battery-charging stations for humans”

Danish retailer Vipp has created a factory-made, metal-and-glass micro dwelling that comes filled with the company’s line of homeware products. Called Shelter, the 55-square-metre structure is intended to serve as a nature retreat and “battery-charging station for humans”, said Kasper Egelund, who heads the brand. “Vipp has made a plug-and-play getaway that allows you to escape urban

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Game On home in Aspen by Rowland + Broughton takes cues from historic neighbours

A lot in Aspen was divided in half to make way for this white, slender home by US studio Rowland + Broughton, which is meant to bring “a sense of clarity and elegance to a traditionally ornate Victorian form”. Called Game On, the dwelling is located in the Colorado mountain town’s historic West End neighbourhood.

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ISA creates hybrid housing complex for gentrifying neighbourhood in Philadelphia

The massing for this residential development by US architecture firm ISA was driven by its varied types of living units, from apartments and duplexes to three-storey townhouses. Called Folsom Powerhouse, the housing development occupies a full block in Francisville, a gentrifying neighbourhood between Philadelphia’s urban core and outlying areas. Constructed on a gently sloping site,

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Ecosistema Urbano envisions bioclimatic domes for West Palm Beach

Madrid studio Ecosistema Urbano has won first place in a competition to revamp the waterfront of Florida’s West Palm Beach, with a proposal for domed spaces that house an array of functions, from an aquarium to a yoga and meditation zone. Called Open Shore, the scheme is the winner of the Shore to Core competition

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Rowland + Broughton nestles rectilinear Black Magic house into mountainous Colorado site

This metal-clad rural dwelling in the American West by Rowland + Broughton is designed to tread lightly on the earth and to provide expansive views of the landscape. Called Black Magic, the family home is located in Snowmass, Colorado, on a rugged site blanketed with native grasses and fir, oak and aspen trees. A gravel

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Andersson-Wise assembles new and salvaged materials into rustic Austin boathouse

US firm Andersson-Wise Architects has created a modest boathouse in Texas, designed to blend with its site as if it were “in a state of natural decomposition”. The Bunny Run Boat Dock is located on the shore of Lake Austin, in the city of Austin. Encompassing 2,563 square feet (238 square metres), the enclosure contains

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Skyscraper competition proposal involves erecting towers within world’s largest trees

A conceptual scheme by a team of South Korean designers calls for inserting towers within the hollowed-out trunks of giant sequoias in the western US. Called Tribute: The Monument of Giant, the visionary scheme imagines buildings constructed within the empty trunks of giant sequoias, a type of redwood tree native to the Sierra Nevada mountains in California.

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Leers Weinzapfel completes America’s first cross-laminated timber academic building

The University of Massachusetts Amherst’s new design school is the first academic building in the US to have a structural frame made of cross-laminated timber, according to its architects Leers Weinzapfel Associates. The Design Building is situated within the university’s campus in the city of Amherst, in central Massachusetts. It is the first cross-laminated timber

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Massachusetts island home is clad in charred cedar and textured concrete

US firms Gray Organschi Architecture and Schiller Projects took cues from the natural terrain of Martha’s Vineyard, a vacation island off the coast of Cape Cod, to create this holiday retreat. The Chilmark House sits on a 4.25-acre (1.7-hectare) site that is surrounded by farmland and overlooks the sea. “We worked with the family to search for

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Riverside office tower in Chicago by Goettsch Partners rises from sharply tapered base

US firm Goettsch Partners has completed a glass skyscraper with a compact footprint, which responds to its placement next to active train tracks and the Chicago River. Called 150 North Riverside, the commercial tower is located on a prominent waterfront site in the city’s West Loop. Rising 54 storeys, the glass-faced skyscraper sharply tapers inward

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Cover uses computer algorithms to design prefabricated dwellings

A technology-driven home-building company in California says it is “doing for homes what Tesla is doing for the car”. Cover produces customised, prefabricated backyard homes often referred to as accessory dwellings — touted by some as a way to increase density and provide affordable housing in growing metro areas. The small dwellings can be used

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Lake Flato creates vertical waterfront home in rural Texas

The top floor of this tall holiday home by US studio Lake Flato is situated above the tree line, enabling impressive views of a lake in Texas Hill Country. The Blue Lake Retreat is located in Marble Falls, a small town situated about 50 miles (80 kilometres) northwest of Austin. Rectangular in plan, the three-storey

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Modular affordable housing envisioned for “abandoned” New York airspace

This conceptual scheme by designers Beomki Lee and Chang Kyu Lee calls for using vacant airspace over existing New York buildings to create affordable apartments and public areas. Called Instant City: Living Air-Right, the design consists of a white, modular, grid-like structure built atop existing low-rise buildings. Renderings show the proposal above 225 West 28th

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Office of Architecture elevates zinc-clad Hamptons home above a floodplain

New York studio Office of Architecture has created a holiday home in a seaside village in the Hamptons that is raised above the property, resulting in spaces located “under, over and between the building and the landscape”. The Watermill House is located in Water Mill, an oceanside hamlet in the Town of Southampton on Long Island.

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Batay-Csorba creates urban townhouses in Toronto faced with brick and wooden screens

Canadian studio Batay-Csorba Architects has created a pair of slender residential buildings in central Toronto that pay heed to the craftsmanship found in the area’s historic architecture. Called Double Duplex, the building is located in Parkdale – a historic district dotted with Victorian and bay-and-gable-style mansions dating to the 19th century. The neighbourhood is popular

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Adrian Phiffer envisions concrete Toronto home with cutouts and angled walls

This conceptual, exposed concrete home by the Office of Adrian Phiffer is meant to respond to the banal character of its proposed location in Midtown Toronto. Called the Semblance House, the project is envisioned for Davisville Village in Toronto, where the architecture can be banal and “quite ugly”, according to Office of Adrian Phiffer, a

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