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The trees stay! This was the initial phrase in the interview with the owners of the property, a pair of preexisting galleries, the first one with a shed covered in soot, barely noticeable the color of the clay roof tiles, and the second one covered with metal sheets was almost unable to sustain.
Project name
Door To Mérida House
Architecture firm
Taller Estilo Arquitectura
Location
Calle 78 número 484 B por 55 y 57 Colonia Centro. Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico
Photography
Tamara Uribe, Marina Guzmán
The concept and name of the project El Nido stands for nest and comes from the Latin word nidus. The term refers to the shelter that birds build with branches, straws and other elements. Just as they make their nests, the goal of this house was to achieve a refuge to be inhabited and enjoyed without major complications, creating a project of great...
Project name
Casa El Nido
Architecture firm
Taller Estilo Arquitectura
Location
Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
Photography
Tamara Uribe
Casa Sol is a private oasis in the heart of Merida’s historic district. Located in the Yucatan península, this restoration project merges nature with history. Casa Sol offers a space for its owners to leave the busy city behind; here they can relax under the shadows of the trees that surround the pool.
Project name
Casa sol
Architecture firm
Workshop Diseño y Construcción
Location
Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico
Photography
Tamara Uribe
Located on a large lot situated on a quiet tree lined street in Etobicoke, Toronto, sits what once was a tired bungalow, turned 2-storey contemporary single family dwelling, transformed by Ancerl Studio.
Project name
Botfield
Architecture firm
Ancerl Studio
Location
Etobicoke, Toronto, Canada
Photography
Kimberly Czornodolskyj
Voith & Mactavish Architects converts an early 19th-century bank barn into a house for a Blue Bell family.  The barn, which sits adjacent to the farmhouse the clients had lived in for 25 years, was initially planned as an entertaining space and guesthouse.
Project name
Blue Bell Barn
Architecture firm
Voith & Mactavish Architects
Location
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, USA
Photography
Jeffrey Totaro
Calçada House is located in Vila de Paraíso in the north of Portugal. There were existing house from 18th century and several annex buildings with several trees in old manor with 5000 m². The site was divided by the buildings scattered throughout the project site, and each part was designed as unique place.
Project name
Calçada House
Architecture firm
Ren Ito Arq
Location
Vila de Paraíso, Porto, Portugal
Photography
Ivo Tavares Studio www.ivotavares.net
Nestled amidst the leafy streets of Canberra’s inner north, the Loft House addition delivers a warm, light filled living space with a ‘lofty’ retreat above. Located behind a compact 1950’s Riley Newsum prefabricated house, the addition emerges up into the skyline with a sympathetic gable form.
Project name
Loft House
Architecture firm
Rob Henry Architects
Location
Canberra, Australia
Photography
LightStudies Photography
The Madrid-based architecture firm Zooco Estudio has converted a former stable into a seasonal home in Güemes, a small town, east of Santander, in Spain.
Project name
House in Güemes,
Architecture firm
Zooco Estudio
Location
Güemes, Cantabria, Spain
Photography
Imagen Subliminal