In many respects, the minimalist approach that interior design studio OKHA took in this Cape Town home on the slopes of Table Mountain has to do with its views over Green Point and Sea Point. From its elevated position, overlooking the bustle of the city, OKHA’s Adam Court discerned a duality at the heart of the home’s character.
Project name
Springbok House
Location
Cape Town, South Africa
Photography
Niel Vosloo
The brick villa project is located in northern Iran. The total area of the project is 1800 meters and 420 meters is the infrastructure of the villa and 1380 meters is the landscape. The project style is a combination of modern and traditional architectural style. The materials used in this project are microsement concrete and bricks.
Project name
Brick Villa
Architecture firm
UFO Studio
Location
Mazandaran, Iran
Tools used
Autodesk 3ds Max, V-ray, Adobe Photoshop
Architects are not plumbers – but they need to keep plumbing in mind when designing buildings. Plumbing is an essential part of any inhabitable building and needs to be incorporated into every structure from the outset. Here are some plumbing factors that every architect needs to consider.
Written by
Liliana Alvarez
Photography
Murat Demircan
The Forte House is a 12,075 sqft residence located on a 3 acre land that is set in the midst of a sub urban context on the outskirts of Cochin, Kerala.
Project name
The Forte House
Architecture firm
S Squared Architects
Location
Cochin, Kerala, India
Photography
Khan and Baker
Built on a lush hillside, Islita offers residents and visitors a unique, eco-friendly and thoughtful way of life in harmony with nature. The Islita Villas embody the idea of emphasizing authenticity and identity to recreate the symbiosis of man and environment, while maintaining the balance between privacy and socialization.
Project name
The Islita, Costa Rica
Architecture firm
APD Arquitectos
Location
Costa Rica
Tools used
Autodesk 3ds Max, Corona Renderer, Unreal Engine, Autodesk Revit, Adobe Photoshop
The main concept of the build was to accomplish spaces where the boundaries between inside and outside blur: where the ranges and colors of the environment integrate into the shades of the building, and where the inhabitants can walk barefoot across the considered choice of the same natural stone floor without distinguishing whether they’ve come ou...
Project name
Espacio Kaab
Architecture firm
Di Frenna Arquitectos
Location
Nogueras, Comala, Colima, Mexico
Photography
Lorena Darquea
Located at Mariner’s Mile in Newport Beach, 3101 West Coast Highway is a renovation and adaptive reuse of a 4-story Cape Cod-style building from the 1980s into a modern articulation of the marine coastal aesthetic.
Project name
3101 West Coast Highway
Architecture firm
ShubinDonaldson
Location
Newport Beach, California, United States
Photography
Fotoworks / Benny Chan
Dasht-e-chehel villa is an experience to reach an external-internal life in a cold climate. It is about how to stay out of the building and experience snow and rain but still remain in a safe zone. And how to be inside without losing sensory, visual and psychological connection with the outside. And also, how to blur the boundary line between insid...
Project name
Dasht-e-Chehel Villa
Architecture firm
35-51 Architecture Office
Location
Mosha, Damavand, Iran
Photography
Arash Akhtaran, Abbas Yaghooti
The “urban Ideogram” is a 5310 sqft café building located on one of the main streets in Trivandrum city. Since the commercial sustainability of such ventures is of high relevance, the challenge here was to address the question, “How can the architect bring success for a business through design?” Two factors were considered as the answer to this.
Project name
The Urban Ideogram
Architecture firm
S Squared Architects
Location
Trivandrum, Kerala, India
Photography
Khan and Baker

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