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Huge Tiny Home >>

The latest creation by Tiny Diamond Homes of Colorado stretches the definition of what can be considered a tiny home, but the cozy interior more than makes up for it. The aptly named Purple Monster is 38 ft (11 m) long and weighs 17,000 lb (7,711 kg). It is quite possibly the lar…

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Double Duplex / Batay-Csorba Architects >>

The Double Duplex infill project is located on Melbourne Avenue in Toronto's Parkdale neighbourhood, notable for its century-old Victorian and Bay and Gable mansions. The existing double-wide site was severed into two separate properties with a four-storey, 3,500 square foot deta…

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Cabin in Chamonix / Pierre Marchand Architects >>

At the request of long time clients, we designed and supervised the construction of a new cabin in the Chamonix valley.  The site is located within a residential compound built in the 50’s. A cabin dating from the original master plan was on the lot.

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Vegetable Trellis / Cong Sinh Architects >>

Today, the target for hunger reduction is on a global scale. In Asia Pacific, 12% of the population is in bad health because of a lack of food, and just in Vietnam from 2014 to 2016, this number is 11%, which means that 10.3 million people are underfed.

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Unicity / D-Werker Architects >>

Unicity is the headquarters and research center of Carver Korea, a cosmetic business in South Korea. Carver Korea wants to make a splendid building design to show recent growth of the company. 

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Tree Tops Wild life Bungalow / Chinthaka Wickramage >>

‘Tree Tops’, a holiday bungalow built for an extended family of wild life enthusiasts, stands on an acre of land parcel in Tissamaharama, Southern  Sri Lanka, overlooking the famous ‘Yala’ national park; famed for highest density of Leopards in the world.

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The Equalizer / Delution Architect >>

The Equalizer is a metaphorical architectural concept of a rhythm in activity in our lives. Rhythm becomes a key word for Architect in designing building that have 3 main functions that are Production House, Music Studio, and Ballet Studio. The Architect tried to find the red thr…

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Foster + Partners plans redundancies after Brexit uncertainty >>

UK’s largest architectural firm says nearly 100 staff will go, mainly from its London headquartersBritain’s largest architectural firm, Foster + Partners, plans to lay off nearly 100 people, and blamed the uncertainty around construction projects caused by last summer’s Brexit vo…

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Rehovot Community Center / Kimmel Eshkolot Architects >>

Creating a new urban plaza, the project includes studios for dance, music, sports and a library. Completed in 2016. The community center includes a variety of spaces, such as an arts and crafts workshop, music rooms, dance studios, martial-arts studios, a multi-purpose hall and a…

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Ingoldsby House / Seeley Architects >>

Quietly impressive and looking as if it belongs in the coastal vegetation, the Ingoldsby House is a sensitive response to a coastal site that required special consideration. The post Ingoldsby House / Seeley Architects appeared first on Architecture Lab.

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How stunning architecture breathes new life into tired cities >>

From the Guggenheim in Bilbao to the Angel of the North to Zaha Hadid’s Glasgow Riverside Museum, jaw-dropping architecture and public art has almost magical powers ... The post How stunning architecture breathes new life into tired cities appeared first on Architecture Lab.

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Reduced and More Accurate Parking Requirements >>

For each dollar motorists spend on their vehicles somebody spends more than a dollar to park it. To reduce these costs many jurisdictions are eliminating or reducing parking requirements and encouraging more efficient parking management. You can too!

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Best casino architecture >>

Casinos have always been places of glamour and excitement. Buildings where fortunes are won and lost on the spin of a roulette wheel or the turn of a card The post Best casino architecture appeared first on Architecture Lab.

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A Room / Salottobuono + Enrico Dusi Architecture >>

Temporary pavilion Mextrópoli.The ROOM is a 43 m2 triangular space surrounded by 4 meters-high walls. The walls are built in concrete blocks. The external surface of the walls is raw, the internal one is painted in light pink (RAL 3015). The ROOM has one circular entrance measuri…

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Trump and the New Urban Crisis >>

Richard Florida writes that Trump's victory over Hillary Clinton is a product of the backlash against what he calls The New Urban Crisis of burgeoning economic inequality—the widening divides between rich and poor.

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Re-opening of the Kulturpalast, Dresden >>

The 28th of April is the big day – the new concert hall in the Kulturpalast in Dresden will be ceremonially opened with a festive program The post Re-opening of the Kulturpalast, Dresden appeared first on Architecture Lab.

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Visualizing Compatible Density >>

Density is a controversial subject. This blog post demonstrates that good streetscapes, vehicular-access elements, and building design are all components that make developments appear less dense, more livable, and attractive.

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Watch Construction Begin on Heatherwick's Vessel at Hudson Yards >>

Construction has officially begun on Vessel, the 15-story tall staircase sculpture designed by Heatherwick Studio that will serve as the centerpiece of New York’s massive new Hudson Yards development. To build the structure, 75 individual units are being prefabricated by Cimolai…

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Residence MG2 / Alain Carle Architecte >>

This residence’s occupancy program has been fragmented into four pavilions, according to an organic plan, freeing a central space that looks completely outward.  A little like the “heart of a village”, this space links the other building bodies, geometrically distinct from each o…

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Noe Valley House / IwamotoScott Architecture >>

This new four level house on a steep street in San Francisco’s Noe Valley neighborhood is designed to respond to opportunities presented by its site and situation, including: the morphology of neighboring infill urban fabric, and possibilities of a walkout rear yard and distant v…

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East London review – a journey through a smartphone lens >>

Charles Saumarez Smith’s ‘connoisseur’s’ tour of the East End is enjoyable but unashamedly whimsicalWho will admit to being a gentrifier? Who will confess to being part of that rent-inflating urban scourge, over which so many hands are wrung, that lays a plague of artisanal bread…

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Mayor to subsidise 'naked' homes solution to London housing crisis >>

Sadiq Khan adds weight to scheme to construct spartan apartments that will sell for up to 40% less than usual new-buildsWho needs internal walls or a fitted kitchen anyway? As house prices soar ever further out of reach, London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, is to subsidise a new generatio…

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This Building Saves Energy with a Pioneering Triple-Layer Glass Facade >>

Italian firm Giovanni Vaccarini Architetti has designed the new Headquarters of the Swiss Société Privée de Gérance (SPG), built on Route de Chêne, at the gates of the historical center of Geneva. The work involved the conversion and extension of the existing building, starting w…

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Rosemary House / Kohn Shnier Architects >>

The project is the design of a new home for a young family with two working parents and three children. The new house replaces an existing house on a conventional mid-town residential lot in the City of Toronto. Similar in area to the original house, the new design emphasizes flu…

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Call for Entries: Italian Castle Observatory and Resort Competition >>

YAC – Young Architects Competitions –launches Observatory Houses, a € 20,000 cash prize open architectural competition aiming at the design of a hotel-observatory in the area of the castle of Roccascalegna, in Central Italy. The competition is in cooperation with the Italian Stat…

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Watermill House >>

A challenging site within a floodplain guided the design for a summer house’s multi-volume form.

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Inspired UM” Office / Prusta >>

In the new office of Inspired UM” agency works approximately fifty human brains that develop and strategy innovative market communication solutions. The main concept was to create a space in which everything, beginning with the principles of work and ending with the drawings on t…

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Designed to last >>

A new laboratory from The _System _Lab will be the catalyst for innovation

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Bunurong Memorial Park / BVN >>

Bunurong Memorial Park aims to be a leader in providing memorable settings for a wide range of celebratory, reflective and commemorative events and a valuable community asset. The post Bunurong Memorial Park / BVN appeared first on Architecture Lab.

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AZ Awards 2017: People’s Choice Voting Is Open! >>

This year’s edition of the AZ Awards received a remarkable 813 entries from 41 countries. Now it’s time for you to make your decision. The post AZ Awards 2017: People’s Choice Voting Is Open! appeared first on Architecture Lab.

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Cathedrals in crisis: fears of closure as half face big cash problems >>

Bishop examining finances of England’s Anglican cathedrals to look at possible impact ‘if individual cathedrals fail’As many as half of England’s Anglican cathedrals are facing financial crisis and a closure cannot be ruled out, according to the chair of an investigative task for…

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Concrete thinking's in fashion at Brussels' brutalist Jam Hotel >>

Budget hotels always offer basic, boxy rooms, but not many are as creative as this alternative gem in the Belgian capitalBrussels is a city of grand townhouses and art nouveau. Yet plonked in the middle of the Belgian capital, on a nondescript street corner, has appeared a hotel…

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Alaska Tiny House That Really Has it All >>

Seeing the solutions designers and DIY-ers come up with to get the most space out of a tiny house is truly amazing. But so far none have come up with quite as many ingenious space-saving features as the ones in the tiny home recently completed by Ana White and her husband Jacob i…

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How one woman harnessed people power to ‘save’ old New York >>

New film tells story of Jane Jacobs’s battles against the wealthiest developers in the cityShe was a beaky, bespectacled architecture writer, hardly a figure likely to ignite protests that changed the shape of one of the world’s great cities. Yet such is the legend of Jane Jacobs…

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Double Duplex / Batay-Csorba Architects >>

The Double Duplex was created in response to the cities growing need for alternative housing models due to the rising cost of urban real estate and the need for urban densification within Toronto's established residential neighbourhoods. The post Double Duplex / Batay-Csorba Arch…

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14 Kit Home Designs Changing the Game >>

Kit homes have come a long way in the last five years. What was once a niche project for the professional DIY-er is becoming more accessible every day. The post 14 Kit Home Designs Changing the Game appeared first on Architecture Lab.

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Rent a Van Home to Test Van-Life >>

The newest trend in mobile homes seems to be converting a nondescript cargo van into a tiny home. While space is limited, a van home can be parked practically anywhere that a car can go. But converting a van into a home is not an easy task, nor is living out of one suitable for e…

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Attack the block: how grime’s visuals went pop >>

The rough, grainy style of early grime videos made perfect sense for a genre that prided itself on gritty realism. But why are Charli XCX to Dua Lipa suddenly getting in on the act? And what do the originators make of it all?With grime’s recent and unexpected acceptance into the…

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Lambeth Palace to get its first new building in 200 years >>

Construction including nine-storey tower will house largest collection of religious works outside VaticanA new library at Lambeth Palace will house the biggest collection of religious works outside the Vatican after planning permission was granted for the first new building at th…

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Times Square times two >>

The new plaza on Broadway radically carves out 2.5 acres of pedestrian-only space at Manhattan's core, transforming a congested vehicular district into a world-class civic space

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Bracken House gets updated >>

JRA have been commissioned by building owner Obayashi Corporation to write the next chapter in the history of Grade II* listed Bracken House in the City of London

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Waterloo regeneration gathers pace >>

Kyson’s Lower Marsh hotel scheme in Waterloo seeks to infill the historic streetscape with a contemporary interpretation of established design principles

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Tate Modern viewing platform prompts writ from luxury flat dwellers >>

Five Neo Bankside residents launch legal action, claiming the platform has turned their homes into a ‘goldfish bowl’Residents living in luxury flats neighbouring the Tate Modern have given their backing to a lawsuit against the gallery for building a public platform that looks di…

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Net-Zero Tiny Home Designed by Students >>

How much space does a person need to live comfortably? Not that much, according to tiny home enthusiasts. And tiny homes are certainly one way to combat the increased demand for affordable homes in urban areas. The students of Laney College in Oakland, California, have designed a…

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Sam Mockbee >>

This is the eighth year that Samuel Mockbee and his architecture students at Auburn University have been designing and building striking houses and community buildings for impoverished residents of Alabama’s Hale County.

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Water Producing Solar Panel >>

Zero Mass Water, an Arizona State University startup has created solar panel which produces water as well as electricity. The device is called SOURCE and it is standalone, meaning that it does not need any wiring or water input to harvest solar energy and produce drinking water a…

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Opening up the city >>

This bridge proposed for a Russian city will give the locals access to an island that will provide a large recreational and public space

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Doubling up in Toronto >>

This low rise infill model of densification is ideal for Toronto's sought after historic residential neighbourhoods

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Channelling the light >>

This unique building in China uses an oculus or ‘light cannon’ to drive natural light into the floor plates

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How down-at-heel Lisbon became the new capital of cool >>

Four years ago, Portugal’s capital felt like a ‘city on its knees’. Now it is being touted as hip, cheap and innovative. But is the socialist government failing Lisbon’s poor in its rush to revitalise?In Lisbon people keep telling me about the surfing. It’s great. The beaches are…

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The eco guide to bike-sharing >>

Cycling has the power to transform urban transport. But access to bikes is key to getting more of us on to two wheelsImagine the huge improvement in air quality if we shifted to pedal power. In Groningen, in the Netherlands, almost two-thirds of trips are made by bike, making it…

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Garden bridge project is a landmark of the post-truth era | Rowan Moore >>

London mayor, Sadiq Khan, should walk away from the proposed Thames crossingMervyn Davies, chair of the Garden Bridge Trust, is upset. The Hodge report that recently damned his project is, he told the Today programme, “one-sided”, “full of errors” and based on “selective use of e…

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Solar Powered Clothing >>

Back to the Future II is one of those movies that continue to influence our imagination even though it was released way back in 1989. It foretold a bunch of advancements that we would have by the year 2015, some of which came very close to coming true, some not so much. The movie…

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Tiny House Made of Cork >>

Ecobubo, a Portuguese startup, has recently completed a tiny dwelling of the same name that’s made of cork. The primary function of this tiny house is to serve as a nature escape for two, since the home is located in the woods and lacks the space and amenities, which would make i…

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Shifting Walls Offer Privacy in This Tiny Home >>

While living in small spaces is still quite a novelty for most people in North America, it is quite an accepted practice in most of the rest of the world. Especially in China, where livable space is hard to come by in most urban areas. This tiny, L-shaped home recently completed…

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Thinking outside the box >>

A brand new innovative emergency accommodation development opened at Marston Courts in Ealing, London, in early April

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Learning from experience >>

The facades of this striking school in Paris have been generously worked with larch wood while a lot of colour is found not only outside, but also inside the building

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