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The Trumpf Factory Pavilion

The entrance pavilion at the Trumpf factory in Ditzingen represents an alternative form of extreme dematerialization. Central element of this highly transparent facade is an acrylic fin. The cantilevered roof offer shelter from the elements

Trumpf Factory Pavilion, Ditzingen, Germany, by Werner Sobek

Gunyah—Beach Bunker in Australia

“The house sits with its toes touching the sea and with an exposed worn rock face at its back, both constant reminders of the power of wild storms blowing in from the north-east. And should the big seas come, this house is a safe haven, no question about it.”

Gunyah Beach House, Bundeena, New South Wales, Australia, by Clinton Murray
via: Modern Residential Design

Swiss Motif in a Japanese House

Heidi House is an extremely low cost studio and office space located in a residential area of Tokyo. Long window openings were made in the plywood sheets in between the structural frame. The long thin nature of the structural frame inspired the ‘Tyrollean’ cutout shape. The house has caused quite a stir in the neighbourhood, but the important thing is everyone seems to smile when they walk past!

Heidi House, Uehara, Tokyo, Japan, by Klein Dytham Architecture

Rawhiti House

Rawhiti House, Bay of Islands, New Zealand, by Fearon Hay

Housing Estate in Spain by Dosmasuno Arquitectos

Strategically located to optimize south facing windows, the Carabanchel housing estate is characterized by protrusions of various dimensions on the inside.

Carabanchel housing estate, by Dosmasuno Arquitectos
Via: Archdaily

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion by Rem Koolhaas

Each Summer, the Serpentine Gallery commissions an internationally acclaimed architect to design a temporary Pavilion for its lawn. This was built in 2006.

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion by Rem Koolhaas/OMA

New Louis Vuitton Store in Japan

The design for the 10 storey (54 meter tall) flagship Louis Vuitton store in Japan aims to establish an architectural equivalent of the identity of the brand in which classical and modern qualities are blended, reinforcing each other.

Flagship Store, Louis Vuitton, for UNStudio
via: dezeen

Boat House on Lake Huron

Locating this house on a remote island on the Great Lakes imposed complexities to the house’s fabrication and construction, so the house was prefabricated near the contractor’s shop, located on the lake shore, the house was constructed on a frozen lake and then towed 80 km to the final site on Lake Huron. A “rainscreen” envelope of cedar strips condense to shelter interior space and expand to either filter light entering interior spaces or screen and enclose exterior spaces giving a modulated yet singular character to the house. On one side of the house is a sheltered boat slip.

Floating House, by MOS

Starchitects at Dellis Cay

We wrote before about Piero Lissoni’s designs for Dellis Cay. Ground has now been broken on this project on a private island in the Turks and Caicos. New designs have been unveiled by Shigeru Ban, David Chipperfield, Carl Ettensperger, Zaha Hadid, Kengo Kuma, and Chad Oppenheim.

Starchitects at Dellis Cay

Model: Renzo Piano’s Magic Box in Rome

Renzo Piano has designed a luminous residential complex that endeavours to be a prime example of sustainable architecture for the living modern city. The new luxury building defined by Piano as a “magic box” will be located in the fast growing EUR district in the south of Rome, facing Fuksas New Centre of Congress and the EUR artificial lake. With the view of improving the quality of life and the level of urban sustainability, the side facing the lake will be solely dedicated to a large greenhouse for the community cultivation of fruit and vegetables and the roofs of the main buildings will host gardens.

Magic Box, by Renzo Piano

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