• Hutong House Renovation
    Unlike original projects, with all the benefits of a blank slate, a renovation project must deal with various heritages spread throughout. Some elements are going to be blessings in disguise, while others will limit the architect’s work and force them to work around them. For a renovation for Hutong House in Beijing, ARCHSTUDIO took no […]
    2015.11.24Mateus Andrade
  • Courtyard of the House
    Courtyards have long been a focus of residential architecture. From Italian courtyards designed to circulate air to the gardens of Japanese courtyards that brought nature into the home. Courtyard of the House follows this long tradition with an elegant and modern home centred around a tranquil void. Designed by Japanese studio Container Design, this home […]
    2015.11.19Jillian Japka
  • House To See The Sky
    Based in Mexico, Abraham Cota Paredes Arquitectos is an architecture firm that focuses on residential projects. Under the command of Abraham Cota Paredes himself, this young studio has put out many beautiful projects such as House To See The Sky in Guadalajara, Mexico. With its poetic name, the entrance greets viewers with a cantilevered structure […]
    2015.11.14Nhat Vo
  • Glass Art Gallery
    Tucked on the corner of a residential street in Osaka is the Glass Art Gallery by Japanese architect Jun Murata. The space is a renovation of an existing building and includes a small exhibition space and a comfortable dwelling for working and living. The first floor houses the gallery, the second story warehouses the collection, and […]
    2015.11.12Jillian Japka
  • Guest House in Prague
    What is a typical guest room? Usually it’s a bed with very simple side tables and, hopefully, a fully-working closet. Any sense of style or design is rarely displayed or built upon. Flipping that dynamic on its head, Czech studios Mjölk Architeki and DDAANN teamed up for a noble cause: to create a welcoming room with […]
    2015.11.11Mateus Andrade
  • Abercorn Place
    Abercorn Place is an refined home renovation in London. Designed by Paolo Cossu Architects in collaboration with MB Design Studio, this stunning residence is located in a classic Victorian townhouse. The renovation modernised the home while retaining the charm and elegance of its Victorian ancestor. The home is sprinkled with unexpected material combinations and finishes, such as Carrara marble […]
    2015.11.05Jillian Japka
  • Chapel in Apelação
    Minimalism can be the translation between a classical building type and contemporary design. For Site Specific Arquitectura, a Portuguese architecture design studio comprised of Patrícia Marques and Paulo Costa, that rendition was applied onto a communal chapel in Apelação, Portugal. Often, when we picture a religious structure, we imagine some monumental appearance. However, what the […]
    2015.10.31Nhat Vo
  • Little House Big Terrace
    Takuro Yamamoto’s Little House Big Terrace epitomises minimalist living. The main driver through the design process was firmly on creating quality of space. The real emphasis being on creating quality external spaces that would also act as internal shelters, but allow for a illusion of a greater footprint. Situated in Tokyo, Japan and typical of […]
  • PACO
    PACO is a 3m x 3m x 3m cube with a roof that floats open. Designed by Jo Nagasaka of Schemata Architects, PACO is a conceptual design aimed at modelling a new minimalist lifestyle. The structure may be tiny, but it was thoughtfully designed as a fully functional living space. The tiny home does not allow […]
    2015.10.22Jillian Japka
  • Jingyuan No. 22
    Jingyuan No. 22 is a Beijing office nestled within an old cotton warehouse. C+ Architects designed the space for 100 people employed at an internet finance firm. The office is undoubtedly modern: interactive workstations, flexible spaces, and natural light are prominent features of this design. The cotton warehouse renovation necessitated the addition of a second story. […]
    2015.10.15Jillian Japka
  • Contemporary Art Centre
    Located in the beautiful Azores Island stands a daring contemporary art centre. Hosting an exciting range of activities and spaces, all ready to showcase countless possibilities and aesthetics. Assuredly there is the classic white cube as gallery space; however, the true visual protagonist is a confident concrete throughout the preserved tobacco factory. A seamless dialogue […]
    2015.10.13Mateus Andrade
  • Project M
    Project M is a pavilion with an undefined function. Completed in 2014 by Toulouse based architecture studio PPA, the structure was designed to hold a variety of programs. The space can exist as a living area, yet can also host receptions, meetings, studios, or exhibitions. The pavilion is composed of three intersecting boxes with a central courtyard. […]
    2015.10.08Jillian Japka