When you break your leg, it eventually knits itself back together. Osteoblast cells produce minerals that create the structure of new bone, turning fragments back into a whole.
Why, thought microbiologist Henk Jonkers, can’t buildings do the same thing?
Inspired by the human body, Jonkers,...
The property on which this house stands enjoys a unique position in a quite cul-de-sac in Tamboerskloof. Bounded on one side by a pedestrian stair and pathway it is this subtle factor that unlocks the potential within the property and the phenomenal vistas experienced from nearly all aspects...
Daeyang Gallery and House – Steven Holl – Korea
Architect: Steven Holl Architects
Location: Seoul, Korea
Year: 2008-June 2012
Program: residential and art gallery
Floor area (SQUARE): 10.703 sf
The private gallery and house is sited in the hills of the Kangbuk...
Casa Olivi – Markus Wespi and Jérôme de Meuron – Italy
Architect: Markus Wespi and Jérôme de Meuron
Location: Le Marche, Italy
Client: Paradizo, Casa Olivi
Project Type: Renovation
Floor Area: 260 m²
This three-storey, 18th-century farmhouse occupies an...
Museum of the History of Polish Jews – Lahdelma & Mahlamaki Architects – Poland
Architects: Architects Lahdelma & Mahlamäki (finland) with local firm Kurylowicz & associates in Warsaw
Location: Warsaw, Poland
Structural engineering: Arbo projekt, Poland
House on the Minho river – Quico Jorreto – Spain
Architect: Quico Jorreto
Structure: Jorge Aragon Fitera
Construction: construcciones Jorreto s.a.
Kitchen: introset, bulthaup coruna
Furniture: Quico Jorreto (oak table and stools, living room side tables, bed frame, study table and...
Omnibus House – Gubbins Arquitectos – Chile
Architect: Gubbins Arquitectos
Location: Cachagua, Chile
Type: Residential – Single family residence
Building status: built
To break the typical areas of an urban house; kitchen, living–dining room and dormitories, this house has a...
Tea Houses – Swatt Miers Architects – US
Architect: Swatt Miers Architects
Location: Silicon Valley, California, US
Status: Completed in 2009
“The idea for the tea houses originated years ago, when the owner and his young daughter explored the remote hills surrounding their Silicon...
Feldman Architecture – a talented team of architects with offices in San Francisco – designed and constructed the Open Box 2 residential project. The existing volumetric 1940s stucco house featuring small, dark rooms, was transformed into an elegant two story contemporary home. This...
Neopolis completed the interior design for their headquarters, located in Zvolen, central Slovakia. Here are the photos and information they sent of the project: “The interior is divided into four functional zones. First zone (violet room) is separated from the other spaces through glass...
Designed by RO&AD Architects of the Netherlands and Belgium, this pedestrian bridge is an access route to the Fort de Roovere, part of the 17th century defense structures. The concept behind the bridge is simple; to give people the illusion of being able to walk through water. Built with...
Architect: Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina, US
Client: Wake Technical Community College
Project Team: Jeffrey Lee, Douglas Brinkley, Marni Rushing, David Hill
Photographs: JWest Productions
Completed in 2007, the bus shelter is a prototype...
Location: Guaíba, RS, Brasil
Engeniaring: André Kreamer e LP engenharia
Area: 442 m²
Project year: 2009-2010
Execution: 2010 -2011
Photograph: Courtesy of 4d-Arquitetura
Located in a gated community, where walls and fences are not...
Architect: Sanjay Puri Architects
Location: Lonavala, India
Photographs: Courtesy of Sanjay Puri Architects
Angled spaces projected towards different directions encapsulated in an organically folded concrete skin create a two level building on this site in lonavala housing a few retail shops,...
Architect: Architects 49
Location: Sukhumvit 24 Street, Bangkok, Thailand
Client: TCC Capital Land
Structural Engineer: Tham & Wong , Qbic Engineers and Architect
System Engineer: M & E Engineering49
Interior Architect: PIA
Landscape Architect: P landscape
Lighting Designer: Lightbox...
Architect: Simon Twose
Location: New Zealand
Client: Brett Mainey
Builder: Brett Mainey
Site Area: 251 m²
House area: 300 m²
Photographer: Paul McCredie
The key ambition of the client was to push the conventions of the New Zealand house. The client was also the builder and...