SelgasCano creates undulating pavilion from sheets of corrugated plastic in Cognac courtyard

Spanish architecture studio SelgasCano has unveiled its first commission in France – a vast pavilion of translucent waves that fills the courtyard of the Fondation d’entreprise Martell in Cognac. Spread across 1,340 square metres in the venue’s extensive courtyard, the pavilion is made up of 31 rows of undulating steel structures covered with a sheer translucent polyester and fibreglass

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Invisible Studio builds fibreglass prototyping workshop at its growing woodland campus

British practice Invisible Studio has completed a model-making shed beside its self-built studio in the Bath woodland, using a combination of timber grown and milled on site, and corrugated fibreglass. The Ghost Barn will be used for prototyping full-sized structures at Invisible Studio’s growing research facility in southwest English, where it accompanies a studio built from recycled materials and a long-drop composting toilet. As with the previous

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Transparent walls reveal wooden skeleton of house in Bohemia

Corrugated plastic cladding reveals the timber structure of this house by Czech architects Matěj Petránek and Adam Jirkal, which replaces a family holiday home near Prague (+ slideshow). Petránek and Jirkal were approached by a client who wanted to transform his small childhood holiday home into a full-time residence, relocating his family from nearby Prague. They More

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Asymmetric French house designed by GENS as a collage of “banal components”

One half of this house in northeast France has a tiled roof and rendered walls, while the other is clad in corrugated plastic and has a chamfered corner (+ slideshow). French studio GENS: Association Libérale d’Architecture created the residence as a first home for a family with design ambitions that exceeded their budget. The site is located on a partially More

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Wooden home by Yoshichika Takagi features attic bedrooms and a translucent sunroom

Corrugated plastic surrounds a sunroom at one end of this timber-framed residence by Japanese architect Yoshichika Takagi, which also features a pair of house-shaped bedrooms (+ slideshow). Takagi designed House in Shinkawa for a residential neighbourhood in Sapporo, the capital of Hokkaido Prefecture. The building is split into two parts – a well-insulated wooden living area and a terrace encased in the translucent More

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Jun Sekino replaces earthquake-damaged school in Thailand with stilted classrooms

Bangkok-based architect Jun Sekino designed these elevated classrooms in northern Thailand in response to a severe earthquake, which destroyed the school’s original building (+ slideshow). The earthquake struck Chiang Rai Province in May 2014, ruining 73 schools and leaving over 2,000 students without classrooms. A programme was set up by charity Design for Disasters (D4D) to build nine […]

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Casos de Casas’ plastic-clad house designed to adapt to all the Spanish seasons

Corrugated polycarbonate panels create varying levels of insulation around the exterior of this Spanish house by local architects Casos de Casas, designed to be comfortable for residents throughout the year (+ slideshow). The four-bed property, named Seasonless House, steps across the sloping terrain above the densely built city of Vinaroz, in the coastal province of Castellón. Related […]

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Photography studio by FT Architects features corrugated plastic walls and a faceted roof

Sheets of translucent corrugated plastic reveal the timber framework of this photography studio in Japan by FT Architects, which also features an angular white roof (+ slideshow). FT Architects designed the 33-square-metre studio, named Light Shed, for the back garden of a photographer’s house in Kanagawa, in the southern Kantō region of Japan. Related story: Archery Hall […]

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