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Trolle Rudebeck Haar floats prefabricated sauna on Lake Geneva

Lausanne University of Art and Design graduate Trolle Rudebeck Haar has actually constructed a pre-fabricated drifting sauna, which provides views over the Alps , utilizing regional wood. Löyly is a 2.2-square-metre drifting wood sauna and was Haar’s graduate Diploma Project at Lausanne University of Art and Design ( ÉCAL) in Switzerland. The sauna was built […]

Small But Mighty: Redfern Terrace Conversion by Adele McNab.

  They say the best things come in small packages, but is that really the case when we’re talking about people’s homes? As someone who grew up in a family of four and lived in a 56 square metre apartment (this was, clearly, not in Australia), I can unquestionably say – yes. Small spaces make […]

A Tranquil Maui Estate That Merges Traditional Hawaiian Style + Modern Design

Designed by Weigang Marvick &&Associates with a standard “Hale” architecture design, Makena Road is a 10,000-square-foot estate in Maui, Hawaii. While the designers brought the conventional components, Stephanie Brown Inc. invested 3 years including contemporary information, surfaces and home furnishings throughout. SBI includes a curated color design starting with the neutral products to the home […]

Barrault Pressacco uses hempcrete to create social housing in Paris

Architecture firm Barrault Pressacco used bio-based materials including wood and hempcrete to construct this mixed-use building that references traditional Parisian apartment blocks. Located on the Rue Marx Dormoy in Paris’s 18th arrondissement, the building contains 15 units for social housing along with two shops at ground floor level. Top: each floor contains three apartments. Above: […]

Fraher & Findlay creates “ghostly” row of terraces by mimicking neighbouring buildings

Stepped “gingerbread” gables and textured white brickwork animate the facade of Ghost Houses, a development of three slim terraced homes in Nunhead, London by Fraher & Findlay. London studio Fraher & Findlay acted as the client, architect and contractor for the project, which replaces a detached late Victorian house and an adjacent car park and […]

Helen & Hard hangs Woodnest treehouses from pine trees above Norwegian fjord

Norwegian architecture workplace Helen &&Hard has actually finished a set of shingle-clad treehouses on a hillside neglecting the Hardangerfjord. The Woodnest treehouses are located above the town of Odda at the southern idea of S ø rfjorden – — among the innermost branches of the primary Hardangerfjorden. Top: cabins are suspended 5 and 6 metres […]

‘Every little detail’: Inside The Spa at the Inns of Aurora, opening soon

LEDYARD — The word “intentionality” comes up a lot in conversation about The Spa at the Inns of Aurora. Opening June 28, the 21,000-square-foot spa is the first project built from the ground up by the luxury resort. So unlike the historic properties it restored into hotels, such as Zabriskie House and Wallcourt Hall, the Inns of Aurora […]

Drew Mandel Architects overhauls and expands historic Toronto home

A shingle – dressed addition is implied to simulate the scale and massing of a 1920s landmarked house, revamped by Canadian studio Drew Mandel Architects . The job, House on Bracondale Hill, is called after its place in Toronto ‘s Bracondale Hill area – — among the city’s earliest garden suburban areas. House on Bracondale […]

Inclusive Design for Economic Empowerment at New DRC Coffee Facility

Local crews are putting the finishing touches on a new coffee facility in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) that might help inform future inclusive coffee facility designs. Located… Read more: dailycoffeenews.com