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Slim House in Toronto by Drew Mandel

Drew Mandel has used every inch of this site to create his ideal residence, gone is the garage and garden of the neigbouring property. The client, had obtained a minor variance allowing them to build to the very edge of the property line without the usual margin of grass or ground cover.

Slim House, by Drew Mandel Design

The Polydirectional Church of Santa Monica

Church of Santa Monica, Madrid, Spain by Vicens + Ramos Photo by Gallo Quirico

Open Beach House in Brazil by Marcio Kogan

Beach house in the Laranjeiras condominium, São Paulo, Brazil, by Marcio Kogan

Icon: Mies van der Rohe’s Tugendhat House

Mies van der Rohe’s famous Tugendhat House is the subject of a bitter custody battle. One of European modern architecture’s early classics, it was designed by Mies for an owner of a textile factory in Brno Czechoslovakia. It was also a project for which Mies designed every detail, from the doorknobs and light fixtures to the Tugendhat and Brno chairs, now classics of 20th-century design produced and sold by Knoll. The villa was seized from its Jewish owners Fritz and Greta Tugendhat by invading Germans in 1939, and was never returned to the family.

Tugendhat House, by Mies van der Rohe, 1929, Brno, Czech Republic.
Official Site: Tugendhat Villa

Buy the Book: Mies van der Rohe: A Critical Biography

 

Jean Nouvel Design for Skyscraper in Qatar

High Rise Office Building proposal, Doha, Qatar, by Jean Nouvel

Model: Richard Neutra

Richard Neutra. (American, born Austria. 1892-1970). Dr. Phillip M. Lovell House, Los Angeles, California, Scale model, Lucite and wood.

Permanent Collection MoMA

Westmere House

Westmere House, Auckland, New Zealand by Fearon Hay

Minimal Dental Office by Hiroki Tanabe

The project is combined design of a dental clinic and a dentist’s residence, located in the suburbs of Nagano, Japan.
A concrete plate 300 millimeters thick forms zigzag structure, which makes up three shells and two open courtyards. As well as lying in alternate shifts, they face each other across the plate. Each shell has different functions inside, residence, clinic and waiting lounge. In each courtyard two glass boxes are set and used as pathways and entry halls between two adjacent shells. Inside the glass there is the same visual environment as outdoor. People pass through the glass can see the sun or the rain falling above their head. They move from one function to another with change in mood.

Minami-Nagano Dentai Clinic & Residence, Nagano, Japan by Hiroki Tanabe

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