École des Mines / Barré-Lambot Architects

From the architect. How does one build an extension without compromising the architectural layout that was initially developed on the site?   Via:: Arch Daily

M House / CLAB Architettura

M house is placed in a little hill surrounded by vineyards, in the southern Garda, close to the town and only a few steps away from the Natural Reserve of the Frassino Lake. From:: Arch...

NMD Nomadas' concrete and glass house in Venezuela features skinny swimming pool

NMD Nomadas has arranged this concrete and glass house in Venezuela around a series of courtyards and a slender swimming pool. Responding to the tropical climate in the city of Valencia, the local firm used...

Weston Williamson proposes incremental building to combat Palestinian housing shortage

              British studio Weston Williamson has revealed a housing concept that aims to resolve the lack of affordable housing in Palestine by allowing residents to expand as their finances grow. Like the housing project Chilean architect...

Le Banc de Neige / Atelier Pierre Thibault

For a summer, Le Banc de neige recreates the magical snowbanks left over from Quebec’s winter storms. At once a platform and a public bench, the ephemeral installation modifies the user’s relation to the...

IKEA's Better Shelter Wins Design of the Year 2016

via Better Shelter IKEA's flat-packed refugee housing solution, the “Better Shelter,” has been announced as the winner of the Beazley Design of the Year 2016. Presented by the Design Museum in London, the award is...

40 Projects Shortlisted for the 2017 EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies Van...

The European Commission and the Mies van der Rohe Foundation have announced the 40 shortlisted works that will compete for the 2017 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award....

Calatrava reveals £1 billion scheme for London's Greenwich Peninsula

Santiago Calatrava has unveiled a £1 billion development on the edge of London's River Thames, which will host a new tube station, performance venue and winter gardens topped by a crown-like arrangement of towers. From::...

Huge circular hole pierces concrete house in Crete by Tense Architecture Network

Athens-based Tense Architecture Network has completed a curvy concrete house on the Greek island of Crete, featuring a massive circular puncture that provides it occupants with a shaded roof terrace. Designed for a young couple and their two young children, the residence is located in the Mediterranean city of Heraklion. It sit on an elevated, corner site, exposed to the southern sun on the street-facing side.

Dominique Coulon Associés gives library undulating walls like an "unfurling ribbon"

French office Dominique Coulon & Associés has completed a media library in Thionville, France, featuring a wavy facade that lifts up to reveal ribbons of glazing facing into curving courtyards. From:: dezeen.com

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