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Butterflyhouses Hohe Warte, Vienna / by GERNER GERNER PLUS

Central element of the area of approx. one hectare are not the buildings, however, but the wonderful stock of trees, which acted as the planning nucleus right from the start. In between, the architects arranged five buildings in such a way that each living unit was not confronted with an opposite building but instead had a free outlook onto a green landscape. “Close your eyes and think of a beautiful yellow brimstone butterfly that’s just landed in a park, think of its lightness” – this is the architects’ description of the buildings’ aesthetic. Moreover, close cooperation with the authorities ensured that this impression was kept free of cars – they approach via a narrow tunnel in the subterranean garage system; strict attention was paid during construction not to damage the roots of the trees.
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La Reserve Residences Wins Cityscape Global Award 2017 / by 10 DESIGN

Swiss Property and 10 DESIGN are very proud that La Reserve Residences has won at the prestigious Cityscape Global Award for Best Residential Mid to High Rise Project (Future) on 11 September 2017 at Dubai Conrad.
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Woosung Residential Complex, Seoul (KR) / by AllesWirdGut



17 High-Rises for Seoul

For an invited architectural competition, AllesWirdGut developed a design for a 3,000-unit residential quarter in the South-Korean capital city of Seoul. The proposal for the 120,000 m² area situated in a privileged waterside location is for a development of 17 high-rise buildings on amorphously shaped plinths, which combines high densification and urbanity with a strong identity-generating character and maximum amenity quality.
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Popular Exterior Home Designs of 2017

Your home’s exterior says a lot about the rest of your home. It sets the stage for your home’s curb appeal, which in turn dictates a lot of its value. A well-kept, stylish exterior can set off a lot of issues on the interior, as well as make your home stand out within your neighborhood. And while once upon a time, many homes within one area may all have had the same type of siding, roofing, and trim, many homeowners are now choosing to set their homes apart a bit more. Instead of simply sticking to horizontal Dutch lap siding and an asphalt roof, today’s homeowners are branching out to find exterior home designs that complement their home’s architecture and their living area.

Siding Styles

No matter what type of architectural style your home has, there are generally several different house siding styles to choose from. In general, nearly all home designs have been turning toward a more natural and organic appearance of late. In other words, lots of natural stone, texture, and wood stains are gaining in popularity in all styles from Craftsman to Colonial.


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House W, Beijing / by Atelier About Architecture

It took three years to complete the design of House W with numerous redesign and adjustments in between. Atelier About Architecture has invested great effort and the process witnessed its own growth. As the owners of the project, the architect duo was playing as both Party A and Party B during design, and the key is to clarify the expectations on living and to solve possible problems with absolute sincerity.
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Alta Chalet / by Atelier Kastelic Buffey

Black & White Minimalist Chalet

Alta Chalet is designed as a year-round weekend retreat for a family of five, comprising 3,000 square feet of efficiently planned living space spread over two storeys. Located near the end of a cul-de-sac in a private ski club development, the chalet optimizes the scenic and recreational opportunities afforded by the Blue Mountains, a town in Grey County located two hours northwest of Toronto. Tucked between a protected ravine and the Niagara Escarpment, the site is characterized by an abundance of deciduous and coniferous trees which, in summer, offer welcome shade and privacy.
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Urban Rural / by Eray Carbajo

Eray Carbajo announces Urban Rural, a new dwelling typology for a sustainable transformation strategy that will become exemplar for Istanbul’s future redevelopment, with construction completion in 2019.
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Chalet Whymper / by Chevallier Architectes

The view is everything

The situation was unique: Chevallier Architectes took on this project when it was on the verge of being abandoned. There were many constraints, but the Chevallier Architectes team studied the file and proposed solutions that would make it possible to successfully complete the construction, including optimization of the space.
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