Construction projects are always a huge investment. It can be difficult to plan out how much money should be set aside for the project without knowing where things will go or what they might cost. If you have decided that it is time to get your construction project underway, then this article is for you.
Written by
Allen Brown
Photography
Aleksandar Pasaric (cover image)
Designed by Seattle-based architecture firm Wittman Estes, the Yo-Ju Courtyard House is located in Clyde Hill, Washington (a suburb of Seattle). Through a series of thresholds from opaque to transparent, Yo-Ju Courtyard House, which means “secluded living” in Mandarin Chinese, embraces the future of suburban density by establishing a private experi...
Project name
Yo-Ju Courtyard House
Architecture firm
Wittman Estes
Location
Clyde Hill, Washington, USA
Photography
Andrew Pogue
Architecture duo Karl Fournier and Olivier Marty have the pleasure to present their new book, published by Phaidon. Yves Saint Laurent Museum Marrakech tells the remarkable story of the landmark museum in Marrakech dedicated to the legendary French fashion designer’s creative work. The book chronicles the unique collaboration between Saint Laurent...
Title
Yves Saint Laurent Museum Marrakech
Author
Text: Catherine Sabbah, foreword by Madison Cox
Category
Architecture
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This Cape Town pied-à-terre, near to the V&A Waterfront’s Silo Precinct, was conceptualised as a blank canvas for the owner’s growing collection of South African and African art. The precinct is anchored by the Zeitz MOCAA, which is not only the most significant art museum in the world dedicated to artists from Africa and the diaspora but is also...
Project name
Parama
Interior design
ARRCC, OKHA (Interior Decor)
Location
Cape Town, South Africa
Photography
Niel Vosloo
Japanese Garden design is a sacred type of architecture. This type of design has been around for centuries, and is highly significant in Japanese culture. There are a variety of meanings and reasons for the elements found within Japanese Garden design. These are some of the major key factors of Japanese Garden design.
Written by
Jenny Williams
Photography
Kwon Junho (cover image), Daderot, Hiro2006, 663highland
A series of family cabins hidden in the forest, overlooking Washington's Hood Canal and inspired by the native killdeer bird. The retreat is an expression of ‘tactile modernism’, connecting the family to the sensation and physical experiences of the Puget sound ecosystem.
Project name
Hood Cliff Retreat
Architecture firm
Wittman Estes Architecture+Landscape
Location
Hood Canal, Hansville, WA
Photography
Andrew Pogue
The concept behind the residence was to design a unique living space that was aesthetically appealing, comfortable to live in,open to outside and at the same time maintain a sense of safety and privacy in that residential neighborhood. The owner wanted a bright and well lit living space with a form that is new to that locality.
Project name
House of Ayoob
Architecture firm
3dor Concepts
Location
Taliparamba, Kerala, India
Photography
Prasath Mohan (Running Studios)
In creation of an architectural plan of the seaside town, with consideration of facing a set of volumetric masses; at the beginning, our confrontation with volumes was in a narrative way as if volumes are figures which were formed in the reaction of one another and also the formation of surfaces has been abstracted from the social interaction of th...
Project name
Seaside Town
Architecture firm
Kalbod Studio Design
Location
Sorkhrood, Mazandaran,Iran
Tools used
Rhinoceros 3D, Adobe Photoshop, Lumion
This six-story office building on Manhattan’s west side is the result of adding five new floors onto an existing one-story pub/restaurant. McQuaid’s Public House has been a fixture in the neighborhood for decades and the owner wanted to retain the existing pub and add the new office building floors and ground floor lobby with as little interruption...
Project name
603 West 44th Street
Architecture firm
Sydness Architects
Location
New York, New York, United States
Photography
Sydness Architects
Stacked Dwelling is a weekend house in Igatpuri, standing on a compact 360 sq m linear plot. The narrative unfolds against the majestic backdrop of the Sahyadris. The name is derived from the organisational strategy which orchestrates the interior spaces as two small houses placed on a platform, albeit cohesive in design vocabulary.
Project name
Stacked Dwelling
Architecture firm
DIG Architects
Location
Igatpuri, India
Photography
Sebastian Zachariah

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