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Located in Dongcheng district in the ancient city of Beijing, the project consisted in the construction of a private courtyard house including the refurbishment of an existing Ming's dynasty building along the street. In the design process, it was important to give a clear reading of the old and the new while connecting both in a coherent architect...
Project name
Dongcheng Courtyard House
Architecture firm
JSPA Design
Location
Beijing, China
Wol Residence was designed for a family that loves entertaining and spending time with close friends and family. Sitting on a beautiful oversized internal lot all living areas enjoy the intimate views of the exterior landscape which are framed by an infinity lap pool that incorporates the water into the outdoor scene.
Project name
Wol Residence
Architecture firm
SDH Studio Architecture + Design
Location
Golden Beach, Florida, United States
Photography
Kris Tamburello
Developing a house in this location becomes a challenge due to the natural profile that the land develops. As such, the project idea is not to land a volume that becomes a dwelling, but to design a volume that conveys the idea that it was carved in the “site” (thus creating the feeling of union with the place) at the same time as it provokes the se...
Project name
Casa JC
Architecture firm
Mário Alves Arquiteto
Location
Quinta da Portela, Coimbra, Portugal
Photography
Ivo Tavares Studio
Inspired by the traditional Chinese courtyard house, the design team created a triple-height atrium in the central area of the residence. The introverted atrium combines both transparency and a sense of privacy. Light and shadows randomly scatter on the white walls around the atrium. The design stimulates the free communication among the occupants,...
Project name
Villa Near Dahao Lake
Architecture firm
Foshan Topway Design
Location
Foshan, China
Photography
Ouyang Yun
This five-unit seafront apartment building, designed by SAOTA with interior architecture by ARRCC, is located in the southern suburbs of Athens at the gateway to the Athens Riviera. It overlooks the beach and the Aegean Sea with views towards Aegina and the distant hills of Poros, while the Hymettus Mountain rises behind it.
Project name
Glyfada
Architecture firm
SAOTA
Location
Athens, Greece
Photography
Vangelis Paterakis, Panagiotis Voumvakis
The new city of Pardis is geographically found on the slopes of the Alborz mountains, and based on its comprehensive plan, a few buildings have been designed and built in the form of stairs and villas - apartments. This project is in the new city of Pardis. The so-called type of apartments in this city are called "The terrace", which is why the nam...
Project name
Terrace Project
Architecture firm
4 Architecture Studio
Location
Pardis, Tehran, Iran
Photography
Peyman Amirghiasvand
The IC Residence is located in the city of Lagoa Santa, Minas Gerais. The land, measuring 5,000 m², is a relatively gentle slope, where the street-facing facade faces east. Solar orientation was a determining factor for the implantation of the house, located in a very hot region, where sun protection is essential.
Project name
Residence IC
Architecture firm
Anastasia Arquitetos
Location
Lagoa Santa, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Photography
Jomar Bragança
Nestled in the morainic hills overlooking Lake Garda stands Villa Emerald, a true gem of architecture and design whose name evokes the colour of the waters in which it is reflected, in harmony with the surrounding landscape and nature.
Project name
Emerald
Architecture firm
Gruppo Building / Boffa Petrone & Partners
Location
Lake Garda, Italy
Photography
Piero Ottaviano