Stereoscopic House by Pencil Office

With sustainability high on the agenda, a Singapore-based practice Pencil Office have recently completed this detached, weekend house located on Singapore’s popular resort island of Sentosa. Overlooking the ocean, the Stereoscopic House incorporates a number of environment-friendly solutions such as; low-E glazing, solar hot-water heating, extensive cross ventilation, rain harvesting systems, and evaporative cooling. Personally I’m gasping for air over the … Continue reading

Wood Pallet Facade by Stephane Malka

French architect Stephane Malka has designed a vision of architectural flux brought to life through the pragmatic re-appropriation of wooden shipping pallets. For a recently completed study for a student residence in Paris, Malka has envisioned a building sheathed in a skin composed of modular wooden pallets. According to Domus, Malka’s proposed façade is a lattice of wooden … Continue reading

Architectonic Furniture by Ted Lott

Artist/woodworker Ted Lott crafts works that play on the notion of Architectonic Furniture – a somewhat populace term used to describe high-end fixtures and wares–usually designed by architects–whose very construction in some way mirrors or imbibes the aesthetic qualities of the space in which they sit. With great surgical skill, Lott sutures a scaled wood-frame house to a chair … Continue reading

Hôtel Americano in New York

Recently opened Hôtel Americano in New York, is mexican boutique hotel company Grupo Habita’s 11th venture in 11 years. The stunning building with it’s spectacular metal clad facade is designed by New York based mexican architect Enrique Norten and the interiors are designed by MCH (known for their design of concept shop Colette in Paris). The … Continue reading

Origami Office Facade by Manuelle Gautrand

Just steps away from Paris’ famed Arc de Triomphe is the Origami office, whose façade is modeled after the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. ‘The unusual location of the site led us to design a project that would embrace and take advantage of the view and immerse into the natural light,” explains architect Manuelle Gautrand. “An … Continue reading

Seljord Lake Watchtower by Rintala Eggertsoon

The municipality of Seljord commissioned the Oslo-based firm Rintala Eggertsoon to design a series lookout points around the lake for visitors and locals to experience the water in new ways. The project consisted of two parts to install a few small lookout points at the mid- and southeast sections of the lake, and then to install … Continue reading

Dune House by Jarmund/Vigsnæs Architects And Mole Architects

The third completed house in Alain de Botton’s Living Architecture series has a faceted black upper storey that sits on top of the glass-walled ground floor like a big hat. Located on the seafront in Suffolk, England, the two-storey Dune House by Norwegian architects Jarmund/Vigsnæs has an open-plan ground floor that is entirely surrounded by clear glass. The zigzagging mansard roof … Continue reading

Taichung Infobox by Stan Allen

New York architect Stan Allen constructed this pavilion of bamboo scaffolding at a former airport in Taichung, Taiwan. The temporary Infobox structure displays masterplan proposals by the architect to redevelop the 240-hectare site. Drawings, models and projected animations are displayed on the ground floor of the pavilion, while a first-floor balcony offers a view of the progressing construction. The … Continue reading

Hatert Housing by 24H Architecture

24H Architecture have designed a housing and heathcare building in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. The architects explain, “In the area Hatert, at the edge of the city of Nijmegen, the housing corporations Portaal and Talis organize a great renewal operation. For this operation the developers and the city of Nijmegen worked towards a masterplan in which most … Continue reading

Sunken Bridge by RO&AD

The Sunken Bridge project is one of those small gems that are so simple yet so genius. This bridge across the moat of a historic Dutch fort leads visitors below the water’s surface without getting them wet. Designed by architects RO&AD of the Netherlands and Belgium, the Sunken Bridge is an access route to the Fort de Roovere, … Continue reading