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    Perforated Brick House in Vietnam

    Perforated brick walls enclose the concrete structure of an old house in central Vietnam, which has been remodelled by architecture studio Tropical Space. Retaining only the concrete slab structure, the architects enclosed the space with a perforated grille of brickwork to create a new residence named The Termitary House. “The special design of the baked-brick […] More

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    The ZEB Pilot House That Produces More Energy Than It Consumes

    The ZEB pilot house is a collaboration between Snøhetta and the research center on zero emission buildings, or ZEB. Based in the town of Larvik, Norway, this tilted house is not only a zero energy house, but a ‘plus house’. Meaning, it produces more energy than it consumes. With a distinctive sloped roof fitted with […] More

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    10 of the Greenest Building on the Planet

    We ran the numbers on the new Apple Campus 2 and discovered that it has some fierce competition in the sustainability department. Take a look at some of the greenest buildings ever constructed. Apple Campus 2: greenest building on the planet? A rendering of Apple Campus 2, currently under construction in Cupertino, shows what CEO […] More

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    How to Reinvent the Apartment Building

    In 1967, Moshe Safdie reimagined the monolithic apartment building, creating “Habitat ’67,” which gave each unit an unprecedented sense of openness. Nearly 50 years later, he believes the need for this type of building is greater than ever. In this short talk, Safdie surveys a range of projects that do away with the high-rise and […] More

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    Golden Beach Drive Family Home by SDH Studio

    SDH Studio designed a contemporary family home in Golden Beach, Florida. Project description Located on a 13,000 square foot lot in Golden Beach Florida this house was designed around a 27 foot high space that would be the heart of this home. With the idea of bringing in the outdoor landscape, the house opens up […] More

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    Far Pond Residence by Bates Masi Architects

    Designed by Bates Masi Architects, this contemporary two-storey residence is situated on a waterfront site in Southampton, New York. Description by Bates Masi Architects The waterfront site of an existing 1970’s kit house overlooks layers of wetlands to an estuary, the bay, and the ocean. The client set the parameters of keeping the existing structure […] More

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    House in Kings Cross by BORTOLOTTO

    Toronto architecture firm BORTOLOTTO designed a contemporary home in King City, Canada. Project description Just north of Toronto, Kings Cross is an idyllic rural community with rolling streets with architecturally distinct houses dating back to the 1960s. This new house sits low amid lush greenery, occupying the footprint of a previous house, but replacing it […] More

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    Phoenix Valley by studio505

    The project at Phoenix Valley is a government funded and operated Theatre, Film and Arts Centre. Run as a competition in late 2009, the brief proposed strict zoning for the site which directed all designers to divert an axial canal in a blunt right hand turn across the front of a basic rectangular building footprint, […] More

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    Impressive Tree House Built by Scout Troop

    Tree house designer Baumraum has done it again. This time, the architects created a meeting place for a scout group near Wolfsburg, Germany. That doesn’t mean that they built the elevated structure, though. It was actually constructed by the troop of young people on the Almke Campsite and which undoubtedly gave them the opportunity to […] More

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    Tentsile Suspended Tree House

    In 2010, tree house architect Alex Shirley-Smith was a man with a vision – he wanted people to experience the magic of hanging out in a tree. So, he designed Tentsile, a portable suspended tree house that you can take anywhere. This innovative product has the comfort and versatility of a hammock with the security […] More

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    Blantyre House by Williamson Chong Architects

    Williamson Chong Architects have designed the Blantyre house for a family in Toronto, Canada. Project description In Toronto, the Victorian working class neighbourboods provide average lot sizes of 20’ wide by 120’ long. While there is light available on each narrow end, the interior spaces are inevitably quite dark. The site for the Blantyre House presented […] More

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