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NewsNews • 30 Jan 2023

Laura Ortin Architecture adds perforated “celosia” as a dynamic element to this apartment in Spain

Located in Murcia, Spain, Pa(i)saje House by Laura Ortin Architecture is an embodiment of dreams and emotions. The concept of the house derives from the landscape within a living space as translated in its name; Paisaje which means landscape, and Pasaje meaning a passage. David Frutos The project seeks to introduce the landscape into a domestic setting by deconstructing it. Drawing inspiration from decontextualized landscape artwork by Olafur Eliasson and traditional Mediterranean homes with porticoes, the architects deploy it as a macro-concept.  David Frutos With two study spaces and a gallery that facilitates the creation of a new, previously non-existent balcony, the front area opens to establish a continuous da... More

Project • By reonald architecturePrivate Houses

Birch Tree House

Birch Tree House is a thoughtful addition to an early-twentieth-century brick terrace house, located in the Maastricht suburb of Sint Pieter. This tiny little project has been a labour of love for me, which started when my client, Jasper, asked me to design a low-budget addition to their home. Caption The projects aim was to create a better connection between the house and its small rear garden and to introduce a sense of light into the house. The design was conceived as a 'garden room' sitting gently between house and garden. Caption To make this tiny addition feel generous and spatious, a couple of spatial tools were used. The most important one being the dramatic change in ceiling height - also known as "compressing and relea... More

NewsNews • 1 Apr 2022

XStudio experiments with recovering and enhancing existing elements in Gran Canaria house transformation

XStudio approached a Las Palmas de Gran Canaria house transformation from the section. They recovered and enhanced an existing courtyard and organized the different spaces around the void that acts as a backbone. Gaps towards the courtyard are enhanced to emphasize visual connections in between interior spaces.  David Rodríguez By studying the historical and cultural context of the working-class neighborhood of Guanarteme, the intervention uses an austerity of means, both material and economic, to show another way of transformation.  David Rodríguez The interior is stripped to reveal techniques of the original construction. This forms a new landscape of concrete slabs, silico-lime brick and load-bearing w... More

Project • By mioguiApartments

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The real estate market in big cities like Paris is more and more tense. Rents shoot up whereas surface areas decrease. In this context, people are more and more obliged to live in small spaces. Especially for students or low incomes, studios from 10 to 15m² are becoming the norm. For architects, this new Type of living is challenging because it forces us to maximize the feeling of space and the quality of living. Philippe Billard Our young architectural atelier, miogui, had to refurbish a micro-studio, Gambetta, of 12.75m² in Paris, located in a former hotel. The existing situations are banal, a bathroom too big for the space, one window in the bathroom, one other in the main space, a little kitchen, a big wardrobe, a bed. T... More

Project • By SPEED ArchitectsPrivate Houses

House 1

House 1 is situated in Tromøy, an island on the south coast of Norway, characterised by pine forests, rocky beaches and wild shores. The project consists of a small house and an annex, designed by architects Eirik Mikal Stokke and Espen Robstad Heggertveit as part of their Oslo-based practice Section Plan Elevation Extrusion Diagram Architects (SPEED). Simen Øvergaard ( The plot is situated next to a beach and nature reserve where the client would go swimming with her friends every Sunday, all year round. Large parts of the plot consist of naked rock, so the house is drawn back to avoid unnecessary excavation. The living room opens up towards the landscape, and allows you to step right onto the rocky f... More

Project • By OfficeATPrivate Houses

U38 House

Site: The U38 house is located on soi Udomsuk 38 Bangkok, Thailand. The 400 sq. m. house was designed for a couple and a child in the site next to the husband existing family house surrounded by typical suburban houses. Rungkit Charoenwat Structure: Since the owner and also a builder himself need to complete a house within 4 months, architect decided to use very simple steel structure on 6 by 5 meter grid to build it as fast as possible. Rungkit Charoenwat Program: The program is 2 story house. Architect place the building on one side to keep some space for green area & swimming pool with carport at the front. On the ground floor including open plan of living room and dining room which are facing onto swi... More

Product • By Woodsafe Timber Protection ABWoodsafe PRO

Woodsafe PRO

Woodsafe PRO™ is available in a number of wood types such as pine, spruce, oak, larch, cedar tree, birch, ash, maple, poplar and in plywood as spruce, birch and poplar. The wood products are manufactured in accordance with the European Commission Construction Products Regulation CPR 305/2011 and performance certified and CE certified according to EN14915:2013 and EN13986:2004+A1:2015. Woodsafe PRO™ is a flame retardant wood method for interior and exterior use. The actual performance of the flame retardant wood panel takes place in an industrial vacuum pressure impregnation process, and associated fixation of the fire retardant in the wood cell structure is achieved through the KDAT process. Manufacturing is done according to o... More

Project • By AMDL CIRCLEHotels

Homes in the Pastures (Le Case del Prato)

“I welcomed the idea of building the two Case del Prato using the timber felled by the storm. The wounds produced by storm Vaia are still visible when you look around Zirmerhof and you see the empty patches of woodland. We still find it hard to believe how violent the wind of Vaia was, and how it could fell and carry away so many trees. Yet the message that Vaia left us is quite clear. It is a message that comes from a tale of climate change and that shows us how nature is rebelling against our inconsiderate actions, against those anthropogenic changes that are far from natural.” (Michele De Lucchi, june 2020) Le Case del Prato (which translates as “Homes in the Pastures”) are two small wooden architectures which ad... More

Project • By Jofre Roca arquitectesShops

Carner Barcelona Perfumery

In the center of the city and the Eixample District, on the commercial axis of Paseo de Gracia, the new corporate headquarters of Carner Barcelona is designed. A local brand of exquisite, intense and innovative perfumes in Barcelona.    It is located in a building that preserves its original and typical construction elements of the Catalan architecture. The sobriety and authenticity of the designed spaces allow the values and philosophy of the brand to emerge. It is contextualized in the Mediterranean and local crafts. Likewise, the resulting homogeneous white color makes the product stand out. The strategies are focus in the search of a timeless project that links tradition with cosmopolitan contemporaneity, which tunes with th... More

Project • By Urban Mistrii StudioPrivate Houses

The Hill House

Some 10 kms away from Shimla, the project Hill House is banked on one of the peripheral roads of a compounded residential area, AIRA Homes. The place holds decades of memories for the family, now visited by them only as a summer retreat. In 2018, the mother and the daughter unanimously took up the challenge to renovate, with the intent of modifying the interiors to serve their current lifestyle. The initial interventions solely by the local contractor couldn’t stand up to their vision, and that’s where we jumped into the picture, in collaboration with Kanika Kapoor and Aman Jalota. On receiving the already interfered project with a half built attic and haphazard proposals for the interiors, we then knew that this was going to b... More

Project • By HofmanDujardinPrivate Houses

Villa Tonden

Designed to escape from the rush of the city, villa Tonden forms the perfect holiday retreat. HofmanDujardin carefully shaped its characteristic appearance to perfectly fit into the open spot in the pine woods. This wood clad home is equipped with all amenities required to enjoy a laid-back time with family and friends. All rooms offer a stunning view of the surrounding nature.   Villa Tonden is composed of three archetypical house shaped volumes. They soften its presence in the surrounding landscape and create distinct places around the house. The façades embrace different terraces which overlook the encircling fields and the woods. While the individual volumes result in unique interior spaces with specific qualities, the use... More

Project • By Juan Alberto AndradeOffices


A reform of color and matter Oriented Fibers is an interior office space for Mendotel, a technology services company in Guayaquil, Ecuador.   The main purpose of the project was to design a completely flexible space for the new requirements the client presented, which led to the study of its possible spatial occupation as a starting point. The work dynamics were analyzed, getting as a result an office and sales location with different levels of privacy. The project that shelters the new office consists of an open floor plan, ordered with the introduction of a reticulated shelf that distributes the office spaces: Services: Bathroom, cafeteria bar, showroom and Production area: Work and meetings.   With a reduced space, the ret... More

Project • By Nommo ArquitetosPrivate Houses

Boreal House

The Boreal house is located in a gated community in the north of Curitiba. The plot, seven meters wide and eighteen meters deep, has houses on the boundaries on both sides. The house was conceived for commercialization. The premise of the investors was to create a product with good external space and qualitative sunlight, in addition to fulfilling the basic program for a family of four. The identity of the project was inspired by the neighborhood and the history of its immigrants. Based on the iconic design of their old houses, we got to an elegant and at the same time cozy volume, with a gable roof and external wooden cladding. The plan is effectively distributed over three floors, and the total built area is 167.92m². On the grou... More

Project • By The Design ChapelOffices

Vrnda Pharma Office

Vrnda Pharma is a pharmaceutical company which deals with clients and vendors all over the world. When the clients approached our studio, to design their newly bought office space, their brief was simple. They wanted a cool and quirky new space, which does not take itself too seriously. Their staff includes young people in the age bracket of 22 to 35 and they did not want the office to have a formal, more serious ambience. With this brief they gave us a free hand to design the space albeit within a tight budget. The idea behind the office here was to create a variety of spaces that will enable people to work in a way they want to work. As one enters the office, he is greeted with a small reception and waiting area, which is secluded from t... More

Project • By Bade Interiorismo DonostiaApartments


Kresala is a 70 square meters apartment located in the surroundings of the Old Town of Donostia, very close to La Zurriola beach. The building was constructed in 1.896, therefore it is more than a century old. When we first entered the space we found an old apartment (the shower was literally inside the kitchen and the floor presented an uneveness of over 20cm). Furthermore, everything was very compartmentalized and as a concecuence the contribution of natural light was very low. In fact, two of the rooms did not have any windows or ventilation, and therefore did not fullfill current regulations. Cristina Sánchez Ruiz Despite everything, we immediately realized the potential it had, since it had a viewpoint facing south and thi... More