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Mudgee Tiny House by Casey Brown Architecture

Located in a remote area in the Australian outback, this very small house occupies a footprint of only three square meters. Built offsite and transported to its final destination, it includes a wood burning stove and rainwater collector, and the ability to shut tight when not in use.

Mudgee Permanent Camping’ Dwelling, by Casey Brown Architecture
via: Designboom

Ultimate Hides, Architecture as Holiday Destination

Jacqueline Wagar has hand-selected a collection of holiday properties that encompass contemporary architectural design, Ultimate Hides aims to promote great architecture and design through first-hand experience. By spending time within a property, visitors are able to observe & appreciate the use of materials, colour and space, as well as gain insight into the design process.

Design Destinations: Accommodation by Design, at Ultimate Hides

Julius Shulman Photographs Case Study House #21

A resident of Los Angeles since 1920, Julius Shulman has been documenting modernist architecture in Southern California and across the globe for nearly eight decades. His images of Pierre Koenig’s Case Study House No. 22 (1960) in Los Angeles and Richard J. Neutra’s Kaufmann House (1947) in Palm Springs are among the most recognizable and iconic architectural photographs of the 20th century.

Photography: Case Study House #21, Los Angeles, USA 1958, by Pierre Koenig, at Wright

NYC Cantilevered Tower by OMA

This appealing cantilevered building by Rem Koolhaas, is designed to provide a better view towards Madison Square Park in the Flatiron district.
“Mirroring the traditional New York setback, the building’s form is at once familiar and distinctive”
- OMA founder and partner Rem Koolhaas

23 East 22nd Street, by OMA Office for Metropolitan Architecture
via: Dezeen
Image courtesy of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (© OMA)

Holley House by Hanrahan Meyers Architects

Approached from the north, the forms of the Modernist-inspired home rise and fall with the gently rolling wooded site. Made from locally quarried stone, two parallel planes slide past one another to create the major axis of the house. Their materials echo the low, stone walls that meander through the site, whose presence provided the inspiration for this initial gesture. Around these two walls, all interior and exterior spaces are organized into three distinct spaces.

Holley House, Garrison, New York, USA, by Hanrahan Meyers architects
via: Wallpaper*

56 Leonard Tribeca by Herzog & de Meuron

Switzerland-based architecture firm of Herzog & de Meuron has designed 56 Leonard Street. The architects’ intention is to preserve the celebratory spirit of traditional skyscrapers while introducing new structural possibilities and suggesting fresh ways for people inside such towers to relate to their city.
Inspired by the permeability and spatial qualities of Modernist houses and the great American dream of a customized home, Herzog & de Meuron has replaced the usual extrusion of standardized skyscraper floor plates with a staggered progression of structural slabs turning slightly off axis by degrees as they ascend, creating constant variety among the apartment floor plans.

56 Leonard Tribeca, by Herzog & de Meuron
via: Dezeen

Private House HB in Slovenia

House HB, Spodnje Pirniče 89, Ljubljana Pirniče, Slovenia, by Matija Bevk, Vasa Perović, Maja Valič, for Bevk Perović Arhitekti

Hiller Residence by Michael P. Johnson

The client, purchased a 1950′s single storey home located in Winter Park, Colorado. With little to work with it was suggested that the existing residence be removed and relocated elsewhere. Working with the existing basement foundation a two storey solution allowed the living, dining, and kitchen to fly above the dense evergreen forest. The lower level, contains two master bedroom suites, entry and a commons room. The basement was designated for use as a painting studio with natural light borrowed by the use of light wells located on the west elevation.

Hiller Residence, Winter Park, Colorado, USA, by Michael P. Johnson Design Studio
via: Noticias Arquitectura

The New Campus at the Illinois Institute of Technology

The McCormick Tribune Campus Center, IIT is designed by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, he was chosen for the project as a result of an international design competition. The design includes a concrete and stainless steel tube that encloses a 530-foot stretch of the Green Line elevated commuter rail (“L”) tracks, passing directly over the one-story campus center building. The tube dampens the sound of trains overhead as students enjoy food courts, student organization offices, retail shops, a recreational facility and campus events.
Spot the portrait of Mies van der Rohe.

Photography for Domus d’autore, a signature issue of Domus magazine by AMO/Rem Koolhaas. 
Photos by Iwan Baan

Zakin Residence by Stanley Saitowitz

Situated on a site above the Silverado Trail with a broad panorama of the Napa Valley, this house is composed of one long bar with two wings projecting to the North. The sliding doors make the house is open to the landscape on both sides, with inviting views, from courtyard to valley.

Zakin Residence, Napa Valley, California, USA by Stanley Saitowitz Natoma Architects

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