L’Arbre Blanc Residential Tower in France

L’Arbre Blanc tower, which Sou Fujimoto Architects has completed in Montpellier, certainly reflects its title. The building which is modelled after a tree, contains 113 apartments with balconies that branch out from the central structure. The designers not only hoped to create a striking work of architecture, but they hope that this structure will facilitate […]

Patio House by OOAK

Patio House is a stunning summer home by Stockholm-based OOAK architects. The home was built for an adventurous Paris-based couple, who fell in love with the location on Karpathos Island in Greece the first time they saw it. The home seems as if it is gently placed on the jagged hillside, while the concrete exterior […]

Alain Capeilere’s Modernist Swimming Pool

In 2018, the Exhibition of Domestic Pools, showcased the most extraordinary pools from private homes in Los Angeles, Spain and the south of France. The exhibition provided french photographer Romain Laprade the opportunity to photograph this fantastic 1970s swimming pool, designed by architect Alain Capeillères and built at his summer home in Six-Fours-les-Plages, France. The […]

House in Hokusetsu by Tato Architects

In Osaka, Tato Architects has designed a unique family home with floor plan that enables residents to live more freely. Yo Shimada, the head of Tato Architects, is known for his creative design approaches and designed this particular home as a series of 12 squares that intersect 8 rhombuses. The result is many unique rooms, some […]

A Bookstore by HMA Architects

HMA Architects has conceived the M.I. Bookstore in the Chinese city of Harbin, as a place for the local community to enjoy the pleasure of reading. The strikingly tall space covers a total area of 21,528 square feet, with the central attraction being a large circular bookcase with a winding staircase around it. The interior […]

Transforming a Traditional Brick Exterior

In a coastal city in southern Vietnam, OldMeetsNew house by Block Architects is enclosed by a seemingly-delicate brick shell. The floor-plan of the house is informed by traditional three-part country houses that are common in the area. The outer shell of the home gives it a contemporary twist as a checkerboard pattern of bricks leave […]

Company Headquarters Created with Shipping Containers

Milan-based design company Eligo Studio has completed a unique office for Florida agriculture company Cultiva. The three-story structure is built entirely out of shipping containers. The interior design takes inspiration from the industrial aesthetic of the containers, while large windows brighten up the space. A lotus pattern on the exterior makes it appear as if […]

Golf Club Mimics the Surrounding Dunes

US and Switzerland-based firm, Oppenheim Architecture has designed a stunning golf club that mirrors the surrounding desert dunes. The club is part of the first phrase of construction for the Ayla Oasis, a 17 square mile leisure development in Aqaba, Jordan. The building’s undulating form was made using sprayable concrete called shotcrete, which can be […]

Mango House

Surrounded by a canopy of trees, Studio PKA built their Mango House for a family of four in the small coastal town of Alibag, India. Expansive windows open the space to the outdoors, flood the interior with sunlight and achieve the designers’ goals to connect the residents with nature. Inside, a unique, winding staircase connects […]

Stone Ruin Transformed Into Zero-Energy Villa

Villa Slow, a vacation home in Spain by Laura Álvarez Architecture, is built in the place of an old stone ruin. It is designed to have minimal impact on its environment through use of high quality insulation, and an air-heat pump that produces five kilowatts of energy for every kilowatt that it takes from the […]