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Light Matters: Learning From Vernacular Windows

Before computer daylight simulations were used to optimize the atmosphere and energy in buildings, generations of builders developed simple principles to create the best windows for their site. Two lighting experts have studied these traditional openings in buildings to find inspiration… Sigue leyendo

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Casa dos Caseiros / SAMF Arquitectos

Architects: SAMF Arquitectos
Location: Mesão Frio, Portugal
Area: 70.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: José Campos

Colaboration: Marta Lourenço
Area Of The Property: 63 037m2

From the architect.… This small house is at the entrance of Quinta da Boavista, Mesão Frio Sigue leyendo

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Emerging Voices: Estudio Macías Peredo

Estudio Macías Peredo is led by Salvador Macías Corona and Magui Peredo Arenas and is based in Guadalajara, Mexico. In their lecture as one of the winners of the Architectural League’s annual Emerging Voices awards, Corona and Arenas reveal the ways… Sigue leyendo

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The History Chair by Cathal Loughnane & Peter Sheehan (IE)

The History Chair by Cathal Loughnane & Peter Sheehan

A smooth solid ash frame and thin leather seat distinguish The History Chair, the outcome of a long standing collaboration between Design Partners’ creative director Cathal Loughnane, and former partner and creative director Peter Sheehan, aided by Design Partners’ engineering manager, James Lynch.     The History Chair is part of a unique series of […]
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Featured Project: Floating Rooftop Sauna By BUREAU A

Project:  A Sauna Architect:  BUREAU A Location:  Geneva, Switzerland Perched jauntily atop a roof terrace in Geneva, this droll sauna achieves an appropriate ‘separation’ from the apartment’s primary living spaces. Like the more typical rural outbuildings, this urban sauna retains a vernacular appeal, while also adapting to the post-industrial roof-scape. The sauna’s stove chimney is a defining element of Sigue leyendo

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Featured Project: Kowanówko House By Prodom

Project:  Kowanówko House Architect:  Prodom Architektura Konstrukcja Location:  Kowanówko, Poland New construction in rural Poland can be difficult—the predominant building stock in the countryside is a mix of traditional gabled houses and blocky, communist-era units. To navigate this motley architectural fabric, Prodom Architects drew inspiration from both building traditions when designing the Kowanówko House. The simplified gabled volume is Sigue leyendo

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Cold-Hearted Architecture: 7 Igloo-Inspired Buildings

The last few weeks have been brutally cold for us here on the East Coast, and even wearing our scarves and sweaters indoors hasn’t helped. The dreary bit of  good news—it could be much worse! Though it feels as if our office is made of ice, perhaps it would be better if it actually were. Sigue leyendo

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Featured Project: La Laguna House By Beautell Arquitectos

Project: La Laguna House Architect: Beautell Arquitectos Location: San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Canary Islands, Spain Function:  Located in the UNESCO-designated city center of La Laguna, Beautell Arquitectos was required to follow strict restoration protocols in their refurbishment of a neglected historic building. To accomodate a new function as a single family residence, the design needed to balance the competing Sigue leyendo

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