paulo moreira creates a contemporary living space in 1980s residential building

pontinha is a peripheral district of lisbon characterized by anonymous residential buildings, built mostly in the 1980s. the pontinha apartment by paulo moreira architectures transforms an apparently uninteresting space into a contemporary living area....

stephane malka’s ‘blvck pyrvmid’ is a tribute to ancient egyptian architects

studio malka architecture has shared with us images of its latest project — a new structure that forms part of the giza pyramid complex. the architects say that they have rebuilt the site’s ‘legendary...

yuji tanabe builds commercial block of twin wooden buildings in japan

yuji tanabe architects has completed sasameza, a commercial block in kamakura, japan, comprising two twin, two-story buildings built from local wood. situated on yuigahama dori, a central street lined with double-roof stores that set the...

PHTAA traditional thai craftsmanship with construction for rattan pavilion

bangkok-based firm PHTAA living design merged traditional thai craftsmanship with new age construction to create the rattan pavilion. historically, architects have often designed furniture to complement their buildings, but what if instead the architecture...

noa* designs traditional alpine mountain home with unexpected interiors

situated among the sweeping postcard landscapes of the northern italian mountains near bolzano, the spirit of a barn is reborn as a home. realized by noa* (network of architecture), the messner house expresses the south...

fran silvestre negotiates steep terrain with ‘house in benahavis’

on a privileged plot with a steep slope, fran silvestre arquitectos has designed an all-white dwelling that negotiates the dramatic change in topography. titled ‘house in benahavís’, the property is located in ‘la zagaleta’...

pantang studio combines two houses in one in bangkok townhouse renovation

thai architecture office pantang studio has renovated a townhouse in bangkok‘s ekamai neighborhood, transforming the three-story building into a residence that can either be used as a single house of three floors, or as...

NZI architectes uses wood and straw to fabricate social housing in france

given a brief to design 13 individual social houses for a site in nogent-le-rotrou, france, NZI architectes took the opportunity to explore innovative and ecological construction techniques. with this in mind, the resulting project...

UNStudio unveils ‘the smartest neighbourhood in the world’ in the netherlands

UNStudio has revealed their masterplan for the ‘brainport smart district’ (BSD), which is currently being developed in helmond’s brandevoort district in the netherlands. envisioned as a unique dutch initiative for future urban living, the scheme...

canals moneo arquitectos extends listed 18th-century ribas winery in mallorca

together with rafael moneo, canals moneo arquitectos has expanded the bodega ribas, a winery in consell, mallorca, which, as part of the old ca’n ribas listed stately home from the 18th century has been...