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Project • By Robert A.M. Stern ArchitectsApartments

150 E. 78th

150 East 78th Street, a 16-story limestone-trimmed brick apartment house, grows out of New York's great tradition of Upper East Side residential buildings rooted in the expressive use of Classical proportions and detailing. 150 East 78th Street is designed to participate in the pedestrian-scale neighborhood fabric, with rusticated and tooled Indiana limestone rising to a denticulated cornice above the first-floor windows. Along Lexington Avenue, dark charcoal gray metal-and-glass shopfronts, detailed with slender colonettes supporting an abstracted Classical entablature, punctuate the facade. On 78th Street, the character of the fenestration changes, with narrow but tall windows picking up the rhythm of the residential side-street. Capti... More

NewsNews • 21 Dec 2022

Michal Matalon revitalises a derelict Ottoman house into a boutique hotel in the old city of Acre

Located in the centre of the beautiful old city of Acre, a heritage site recognised by UNESCO in Israel, the Melisende hotel, designed by studio Home Maker, is a transformation of an old, neglected Ottoman House into a Mediterranean-style boutique lodging.  Karin Ravenna Comprising six distinct units catering to various needs, whether it is an adventurous outing or a romantic getaway, the hotel perfectly brings the old and new together in a harmonious design. The high and striking arches foster a connection to the local history, while contemporary design and fittings provide a touch of luxury.  Karin Ravenna The restoration process involved removing the plasterwork and exposing the underlying stone walls. Under... More

Project • By Jackson Clements Burrows ArchitectsShowrooms

Mercedes me Melbourne

One of seven concept stores globally, Mercedes me occupies a prominent position in an area of the city currently undergoing extensive regeneration. Part of an extensive Rialto redevelopment, the design provides a focal point for the surrounding precinct. Peter Clarke A primary driver was to create a space to showcase Mercedes-Benz’s active role in Melbourne’s cultural landscape through its support of festivals and events. It was also to provide a platform for engaging with Melbourne’s thriving artisan community. Peter Clarke Embracing versatility on multiple levels, the design unfolds in a sequence of spaces that vary in size and character, each transitioning seamlessly from daytime cafe and meeting place to ev... More

Project • By Studio CAPNHotels

Milka Boutique Hotel

In the heart of Julian Alps, the old guesthouse Milka got a new life. Restaurant occupies the ground floor together with the outside terrace offering gorgeous vistas over the Alpine Lake Jasna and the Julian Alps. Reception, one suite and a private sauna occupies the basement. 5 elegantly equipped rooms occupy the other floors. Studio CAPN Studio CAPN The concept of Milka is to offer a wholesome alpine experience, combining Slovene tradition with modern comfort at the highest level. The thread that connects everything is taken from the lake itself. Hilly, green, and wooded surroundings dictated the use of colours. The basis of architectural approaches was the use of quality and lasting materials stemming from local, Slovenian tra... More

NewsNews • 16 Aug 2022

Bellgave residence offers a striking contemporary evolution of California mid-century modernism

Situated in the Hollywood Hills at the edge of a steep promontory, the private residence Bellgave by SAOTA is open to spectacular views from downtown Los Angeles to Santa Monica. The positioning of the house further offers glimpses of Pierre Koenig's modern-era icon, the Stahl House (Case Study House No. 22), which sets the architectural context for Bellgave. Mike Kelley Drawings from the Stahl house and other ground-breaking Los Angeles Case Study Houses, Bellgave reprises and advances some of the pioneering inventions that lead to the distinctive indoor-outdoor lifestyle that has become synonymous with Los Angeles. Mike Kelley Like the Stahl House, Bellgave's main living area is raised on a platform of pillars and positi... More

Project • By project A.01 architects ZT GmbHPrivate Houses

Residence Freundorf

A monolithic residence has been built for a young family in a village close to Vienna. On an exposed hillside plot the residential building is positioned as a solitaire. The sculptural object is surrounded by a generous garden designed by the owners gardening company. The spacious garden merges into the surrounding fields and the natural site. The idea was to generate a seem less perception of the building and the garden area. The garden is part of the living room. The main body of the building consists of two mutually shifted elements which follow the slope from north and south. By the horizontal displacement a high air space, forming the entrance and the central opening, is produced between the elements. The building consists of a baseme... More

Project • By Coronado Stone ProductsHousing

Vista Del Mar

Vista Del Mar is a vibrant new neighborhood of townhomes accented with Coronado Stone Products manufactured stone veneer, Playa Vista Limestone. More

Project • By Coronado Stone ProductsHousing

Westcliffe at Porter Ranch - Cascades Collection

Cascades is a modern home collection in Porter Ranch it features several of Coronado Stone Products manufactured stone veneers, including 6" Split Limestone, Coronado Strip Stone and Old World Ledge. These homes blend bold colors with classic earth toned stone products. More

NewsNews • 18 Dec 2020

Chipperfield completes limestone Kunsthaus extension in Zürich

At the virtual opening ceremony of the Zürich Kunsthaus Extension David Chipperfield expressed his delight over the common desire for quality of craftsmen and contractors that resulted in the immaculate realization of the new Swiss museum. © Noshe “The way we have selected and used materials follows the primary idea of exposing the load-bearing structure of the building, making it both visible and tangible. We have only added a few key materials, which dress the exposed concrete rather than cover it up: marble, brass and wood. In the construction phase, we were able to rely on Swiss craftsmanship, which draws on a long tradition and constantly pushes forward newdevelopments.”Jan Parth, Project architect at Davi... More

Project • By Andrew TrotterPrivate Houses

Villa Cardo

Villa Cardo is a 3 bedroom house designed by Studio Andrew Trotter, who designed Masseria Moroseta. Like the masseria, Villa Cardo has been built with local materials and using traditional methods of building, to ensure the Pugliese vernacular shines through, keeping the building light, airy and cool in the summer. The house is within one hectare of land, filled with olive and almond tress, and with views to the sea from the roof terrace. The sea is 7km away, with the amazingTorre Guaceto Natural Reserve being the closest beach. Carovigno is the closest town, and Ostuni is only 15 minutes drive. The house is 15 minuets from Brindisi airport and 1 hour from Bari Airport. The house comprises of a large living room and large dining room, a mas... More

Project • By Taillandier Architectes AssociésPrivate Houses


The extension project of the House-A consists of adding an extension to a single-story villa so as to create a new master bedroom suite. The clients wanted a contemporary extension without contrasting with the existing villa that they hold dear. The main volume of the extension comprising the master bedroom, the en-suite bathroom and walk-in closet, is positioned parallel to the existing construction and takes the shape of a pre-fabricated concrete parallelepiped drawn up to precise dimensions and proportions. Another perpendicular volume, contrasting by its transparency but designed to the same proportions, links the concrete extension to the main house. Designed to be more than just a passageway, this transparent volume becomes a home gy... More

Project • By Max Holst ArkitektkontorPrivate Houses


The Solsidan project was developed by Strömma Projekt, a small scale real estate developer in Stockholm, Sweden. Solsidan is an upscale residential area 25 minutes by commuter train from central Stockholm. The area started to develop early in the 20:th century but the majority of the houses were built between 1930-1950 and the development mainly consist of large plots with private villas. As in many areas in Stockholm the need for dwellings increase and as a result properties are being divided and sold for development.   This plot is approximately 4000 sqm. and has all the qualities one could ask for. A dynamic topography, view of a lake and magnificent trees of a great variety – mainly oak, walnut and pine. Our main conce... More

Project • By Francesco NicitaPrivate Houses

ANM house

Built in the Iblean upland, in the southern area of the city of Ragusa, this project of the ANM house, tackels the topic of completing a Masseria from the early twentieth century through a system of operations aimed at giving back quality to the entire building complex and its outern spaces of relevance. The project fits into the surrounding agricultural context as a heterogeneous but clearly identifiable element , with a strong characterization of the existing landscape and its natural transformation processes.   The project is realized following three main operations: 1) the external addition of a new building 2) the settlement of the external spaces thanks to the construction of a swimming pool 3) the reuse of a container, an i... More

Project • By Purple StudioPrivate Houses

RSA Residence

Set on a quiet corner, the site is perfectly located in the city center yet away from the madness. The client wanted the house to have maximum views towards the well-maintained community park across the street. Natural light and ventilation to be the hallmark of the design. The material palette for the exteriors is a harmonious blend of unsophisticated materials & technology that included materials like natural wood, local limestone, granite and metal.   Different finishes of granite put together articulate the backlit textured boundary wall. The 30 feet tall tree silhouette for the façade went through numerous brainstorming sessions. Decisions about the material, lighting, cutting and the final form. The ratio of the punc... More

Project • By Workshop No.5Private Houses

Cameron Residence

The Cameron Residence creates a dynamic relationship between contemporary architecture and challenging topography. Hugging the cliff side, it features breathtaking views of Lake Apache and a valley full of old-growth trees.   Expansive glazing frames vignettes in each room, from the entry through to the main living area, allowing visitors and residents alike to immerse themselves in natural beauty. The owners, fell in love with the location along Apache Shores.   After many years dividing their time between Louisville in the summer and Austin in the winter, they purchased the lot and began working with Workshop No. 5, an Austin architecture firm owned by Vani Singal, to design their dream home.   Working together, they... More