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The Seed Of Time

The Seed of Time gives us a bizarre look at what happens when architecture meets science fiction. It’s an experiment in materiality, light, space and color and presents something utterly otherworldly and unconventionally exciting. Designer GG-loop went beyond tradition with this refurbishment project in Altamura, South of Italy. The exterior and interior tell two separate stories: the former about street presence and urban interaction, and the later about sensory inhibition and spatial perception. Continue reading

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Macro Lot A5

As part of a massive urban revitalization undertaking in suburban Paris, Macro Lot A5 is the first of a handful of new structures to be built over the next decade. Macro Lot A5 is one of three sectors that occupy land formerly home to a Renault manufacturing factory, and are to be developed with housing, schools, and commercial structures. The multi-family complex, designed by Tetrarc, consists of four stark white apartment buildings with an obvious flair for the unconventional. Continue reading

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Sky Walk

From afar, the Skywalk looks more like an abandoned winter waterslide than something conceived inside an architecture office. Towering high above the snowy peaks overlooking a mountainous region in the Czech Republic, the structure is designed by Franek Architects, and is a study in human procession, structural expression, and preservation of both view and landscape. It is a whimsical manifestation of an adolescent imagination, complete with a 101 meter long stainless steel slide for those who are not faint of heart. Continue reading

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THAT House

THAT House by Maynard Architects embodies the cheekiness of its name with a unique and stunning modern design unlike anything you’ve seen before. It’s comprised of three primary cubic volumes, all of which open to the entry facade with wall to wall panes of taught glass. The house isn’t exactly huge by luxury standards, but what it lacks in size it more than makes up for in style. The focus was to provide the clients with ‘just the right amount of space’ – a goal achieved with just a little of this and a little of THAT. Continue reading

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Heathdale Residence

The Heathdale Residence by TACT Design Inc. presents an interesting suburban dilemma: preserve an outdated architectural archetype of the McMansion, or fly in the face of anything you’ve ever seen to create something entirely unique. I’ll let you decide which path they took. Continue reading

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Chalet Soleya

Set against the backdrop of a majestic French mountain range sits the Chalet Soleya: a modern masterpiece wrapped in a glowing ribbon of glass and surrounded by snowy hills and lush forest. Chevallier Architectes started with an existing mountain guide’s cabin and were tasked with transforming it into a contemporary home fit for the setting it occupies. They were charged with carrying the quaint charm of the original structure through the new design, careful not to cast aside what made it so special in the first place. Continue reading

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Tower House

Andrew Maynard is one of the most prolific young architects in the world. His practice in Australia has turned heads with a keen eye for design and wild architectural imagination. The Tower House is an appropriate example to showcase why he’s rising to the top among the design communities best. He takes a simple, universally understood vernacular and twists it around to offer a new and interesting result. Continue reading

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Brillhart House

A modern day oasis lost in the middle of a massive urban metropolis, the Brillhart House bucks an entire fist full of trends as it provides a lush tropical paradise in the heart of Miami. The house is the brainchild of husband and wife architecture team Brillhart Architecture, who designed it for themselves in part to showcase their visionary approach. The home occupies a single floor and is visually protected on all sides by towering palm trees and a plethora of landscape gardens. The house is less of an object in space, and more an essential piece of a miniature ecosystem. Continue reading

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Lake Jasper House

The Lake Jasper house is an architectural anomaly, a bizarre representation of functional space parading across the structure’s most prominent facade in an attempt to add a strike of visual intrigue to an otherwise subdued set of moves. The house succeeds on a number of unorthodox design moves, which elevate the entirety of the work to more than a cheap aesthetic gimmick. Canadian designer Architecturama created a home that explores an experiment in the interaction of body in space. Continue reading

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LeBic Residence

On a lot that once supported a quaint, brick-clad cottage style home now plays stage to a 3-story modern marvel – a geometric magic act that boasts a kaleidoscope of interlocking materials and overlapping interior volumes. The LeBic Residence by NatureHumaine Architecture dazzles with massive cantilevers and vibrant colors, using the existing spaces as a conceptual springboard that takes it into contemporary architectural expression. Continue reading