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Villa NM by UNStudio

An elegant solution for a sloping site, this single family home hits all the right notes.

Villa NM, Upstate New York, USA, by UNStudio

Icon: Millau Viaduct

This Iconic bridge is a cable-stayed, masted structure, one of the finest structures built in this century. To accommodate the expansion and contraction of the concrete deck, each column splits into two thinner, more flexible columns below the roadway, forming an A-frame above deck level. The tapered form of the columns both expresses their structural loads and minimises their profile in elevation. The bridge enables motorists to take a drive through the sky, 270 metres (equivalent to the height of the Eiffel Tower) above the Tarn River valley for a 2.5 kilometre stretch through France’s Massif Central mountains

Millau Viaduct, by Foster and Partners Co-architects: Chapelet-Defol-Mousseigne

Concrete House in Tenerife

New house in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

Vivienda en Jardín del Sol, Tacoronte, by Antonio Corona Bosch, Arsenio Pérez Amaral, Corona y P. Amaral Arquitectos

via: Arkinetia

News: David Chipperfield Wins Project in Spain

David Chipperfield has won an international competition to masterplan an arts and technology quarter in Segovia, Spain.

Arts and Technology Quarter Winner David Chipperfield, from bd

Cabana Micro House

Modern Cabana a San Francisco based company, can provide clients with designer, pre-fabricated structures.

Cabana, $85.00/sq. foot, by Modern Cabana

UNStudio Theatre

Plenty of angles — the building’s envelope is composed of an overlapping multi-faceted surface that, because of perforations, creates a moiré effect.

Theatre Agora, Lelystad, Netherlands, by UNStudio

Waterfront Villas by Piero Lissoni

In addition to the Mandarin Oriental hotel, this private island in the Turks and Caicos will also offer a selection of villas designed by Piero Lissoni. Other well known architects, including Shigeru Ban, David Chipperfield and Zaha Hadid will also design neighborhoods. Paradise!

Piero Lissoni for Dellis Cay

TokyoHouse

The scale of a Japanese house is incredibly small by European or American standards. The solution is to maximize space while at the same time letting in more light and air. Three new concepts here push the boundaries for typical Tokyo lot configurations (each under 100 square meters)

TokyoHouse, by ”Unagi” Manabu Chiba/Chiba Manabu Architects “Hata” Yoshiharu Tsukamoto, Momoyo Kaijima/Ateleir Bow-Wow “Kado” Hitoshi Abe/Ateleir Hitoshi Abe. More (in Japanese): Tokyo House

Architecture: Villa on the Côte d’Azur


An exceptional villa in the south of France by Atelier Barani. Rigorous refined monumentalism overlooking the Côte d’Azur. 

Reminiscent of Le Corbusier and John Pawson, the massive walls and overhangs shade and help to cool the building during the summer. Perfectly proportioned horizontals, and understated simplicity on the hills overlooking Cannes.

Villa in southern France, by Marc Barani (no company website)

Terminal 3 in Beijing

Beijing International Airport’s Terminal 3, by Foster and Partners

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Bell Side Table
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