Energy use is becoming an increasingly pertinent issue for the world around us. And while the recent work-from-home revolution has brought with it a lot of benefits, some might overlook the environmental costs. There was as much as an 8.9% rise in domestic energy consumption in the first quarter of 2021 alone, as a direct result of these new workin...
Written by
John Bramer
Photography
Soroush Majidi (cover image)
The Casa Galería is an amazing house of 730 square meters located in the Puembo, Ecuador. Result of research and shared needs such as art, culture and existing furniture of its users. A contemporary house that pays homage to art as part of daily life, creating a contrast between a refuge and an exhibition.
Project name
Casa Galería
Architecture firm
ORCA Design
Location
Puembo, Ecuador
Tools used
Autodesk Revit, Unreal Engine, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Photoshop
Considering the roughness and the remoteness of this plot it would be difficult (and extremely expensive) to assemble construction yards for a traditional building. Thus, in this case, resorting to prefabricated structures was not just a choice, but the only efficient option we had to simplify the building process within such conditions.
Project name
Paradinha 11 Cabins in the Woods
Architecture firm
SUMMARY
Location
Aldeia da Paradinha, Alvarenga – Arouca [Coord: 40°56'03.8"N 8°10'22.0"W]
Photography
Fernando Guerra | FG + SG
Redefining the mountain rustic cabin is a challenge of integrating vernacular, regionalism, and a touch of modernism. Early in discussions with the client, we identified a driving force for the project: interaction of the house with the site, and creation of space that felt part of the surrounding forest, blurring the line between the outside and i...
Project name
Outside-Inside House
Architecture firm
Cushing Terrell
Location
Deer Lodge, Montana, USA
Photography
Heidi Long
Panah* is a chance, albeit a short one, in the hustle and bustle of the city to keep its users in contemplation. A short journey from the outside to the inside with the point of looking at oneself and an opportunity to imagine in the refraction of water and mirrors.
Project name
Panah Pavilion
Architecture firm
Hasht Architects
Location
The open area in front of the Imam Reza holy shrine, Andarzgoo St, Ab Square, Imam Reza St, Mashhad, Iran
Photography
Deed Studio
Owning a listed building can be a privilege, but it also has consequences. As previously discussed, you need to apply for listed building consent and get planning permission before you conduct any modification, renovation, or extensions on grade 2 listed buildings. Otherwise, you may face legal consequences if you proceed without this. Considering...
Written by
Liliana Alvarez
Photography
POW architects (cover image)
The constraint of plot size restricts us from introducing the loops to our elevation which brings us to using old era arch windows into our elevation. The arch window was originated by the Romans in the olden times which have been twisted with bold color of texture. This house is the combination of contemporary style along with very famous Indian e...
Project name
Akshanksh
Architecture firm
Studio17
Location
101 Avadh Pulsburry Abrama Road, Mota Varachha, Surat, Gujarat, India
Photography
Noaidwin Studio | Nilkanth Bharucha

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