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In the north of Amsterdam, a traditional ‘’Dijkhuis’’ (dyke house) has been transformed into a family home by Studio Modijefsky. This kind of building, as you might have guessed, is built next to a dyke. As building a dyke raises the ground level, it means that houses around it have a back area (and garden) at the lower, original level.
Project name
Dijkhuis
Architecture firm
Studio Modijefsky
Location
Amsterdam North, The Netherlands
Photography
Maarten Willemstein
Built in 1914, Smith Tower was the tallest structure west of the Mississippi upon its completion. No expense was spared in the construction of this ambitious 462-foot-tall building, with interiors finished in rich materials and ornate detailing. Today, this iconic figure in the Seattle skyline houses offices and commercial spaces topped by an obser...
Project name
The Penthouse at Smith Tower
Architecture firm
Graham Baba Architects
Location
Seattle, Washington, USA
Photography
Tim Van Asselt
Every story begins from nothingness, every design unfolds in response to the context and its nuances. Initiated and later abandoned by a builder team, the project came into our hands with the footings laid. Working on a canvas with the outlines and edges already defined requires transmuting every limitation encountered to possible opportunities.
Project name
INCOGNITO HOUSE
Architecture firm
YOLO Design Studio
Location
Payyanur, Kannur, Kerala, India
Photography
Prasanth Mohan – Running Studios
The Panjab House stands true to its name; wherein the first floor mass hangs effortlessly on the ground floor, forming a minimal and indulging architectural elevation. The house rests in a modest plot size of 6800 sft. The dwelling of 3 bedrooms, common spaces and an entertainment room takes upto 6000 sft in its built form.
Project name
Panjab House
Architecture firm
Planet Design & Associates
Location
Ludhiana, Punjab, India
Photography
Inclined Studio
The Breezy Villa is designed for a family of nine, being built in Montenegro, with biggest challenge on the alignment of the plan & the facade.
Project name
The Breezy Villa
Architecture firm
Plk21 Studio
Location
Montenegro
Tools used
Autodesk 3ds Max, V-ray Renderer, Adobe Photoshop
Set atop a hardened lava flow with views of sky, sun, and water, this family compound strikes a balance between modernity and tradition. Old and new ebb and flow through a simple composition of small structures linked by a lush courtyard and a series of walkways and patios.
Project name
Makani’ Eka
Architecture firm
Walker Warner Architects
Location
The Big Island, Hawaii
Photography
Matthew Millman
Selva Alegre was created to take inspiration from the surrounding environment, the Andes Mountains in Ecuador. The project was seen as a modern version of the historic Spanish hacienda that dominates the mountainous landscapes from Columbia to Peru.
Project name
Selva Alegre Residence
Architecture firm
Los Chillos, Leppanen Anker Arquitectura
Location
Andes Mountains, Ecuador
Photography
BICUBIK, JAG Studio
Kepdarroch Farmhouse is a new-build home on a working farm, designed for a young family. Set in an open agricultural landscape, the house is arranged loosely around an informal courtyard, making reference to familiar clusters of farm buildings, steadings and cottages.
Project name
Kepdarroch Farmhouse
Architecture firm
Baillie Baillie Architects
Location
Stirlingshire, Scotland
Photography
Alex James-Aylin