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The Porto-based architecture studio Paulo Merlini Architects led by Paulo Merlini and André Santos Silva has recently completed Rio House, remodeling of an old farmhouse located in Gondomar, Portugal.
Project name
Casa Rio
Architecture firm
Paulo Merlini Architects
Location
Gondomar, Portugal
Photography
Ivo Tavares Studio - www.ivotavares.net
A glass house in the Mexican desert, twenty minutes from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of San Miguel de Allende in Mexico, Casa Etérea sits on the slope of an extinct volcano. The sustainably-built dwelling is encased in mirrored panels, reflecting the changing light that illuminates its rugged landscape.
Project name
Casa Etérea
Location
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Photography
Kevin Scott, Prashant Ashoka, Estudio Mavix
The Czech architecture firm Kuba & Pilař architekti has recently completed a family house on the waterfront with a green roof, located in Znojmo Town, Czech Republic. The plot is situated in a gap between family houses that form the banks of the Dyje River. Steep terrain of the plot has the original terrace landscaping with stonewalls.
Architecture firm
Kuba & Pilař architekti
Location
Znojmo, Czech Republic
Photography
BoysPlayNice, www.boysplaynice.com
The Tehran-based architecture studio ZAV Architects has recently completed Presence in Hormuz 2, a community of Superadobe earthbag domes that empowers its residents. Built with earth-based materials, these colorful domes were constructed with the help of local residents looking to revive their local economy.
Project name
Presence in Hormuz 2
Architecture firm
ZAV Architects
Location
Hormuz Island, Iran
Photography
Payman Barkhordari, Tahmineh Monzavi, Soroush Majidi, DJI
Alexandre-de-Sève Town House: When Heritage and Contemporary Meet. Restoring a 19th-century house while retaining the heritage and creating a contemporary addition is quite a challenge. The original 60 m² building has been fully restored and converted into two apartments: a two-floor 4 ½ and a 3 ½ on the second floor.
Project name
Alexandre-de-Sève town house
Architecture firm
Guillaume Lévesque architecte
Location
Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Photography
Charles Lanteigne photo
Casa Canela designed by Workshop Diseño y Construcción aims to respect and honor the historic values of colonial architecture of Yucatan, in a pure and sober way, combining with contemporary details and comfort of current lifestyle in order to create a small oasis in the middle of the city.
Project name
Canela House
Architecture firm
Workshop Diseño y Construcción
Location
Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico
Photography
Tamara Uribe
The key for a unique house? IdealPark car lift, Exploring a Bauhaus villa in Augsburg, Germany by Ulrich Reitenberger Bau GmbH
Project name
Bauhaus Villa
Architecture firm
Ulrich Reitenberger Bau GmbH
Location
Augsburg, Germany
Photography
Betulla Studio
The Cape Town-based architectural practice Wright Architects recently completed Cranberry Pavilion, a private residence located in Camps Bay, Cape Town.
Project name
Cranberry Pavilion
Architecture firm
Wright Architects
Location
Camps Bay, Cape Town, South Africa
Photography
Christian Cooke