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BLACK BOX II / by Natalie Dionne Architecture

BLACK BOX II is the latest in a series of tiny additions impacting existing architecture in a big way. Conceived as a jewelry box, large openings blur the interior/exterior boundary, revealing its treasure of fine cabinetmaking work within through the playful use of complementary surface materials.
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Casa AR, CDMX / by ARCO Arquitectura Contemporánea

Casa AR is the result of remodeling and extending a residence —in a 1,000 sq m lot constructed in the 80´s— located on the west side of Mexico City. The spaces in the original project had the potential that tilted the balance on keeping most of them and working on making the modifications and extensions necessary for the new program. The public areas had ample spaces, but much reduced ones on the private areas; what lead to a mayor intervention in order to generate a wider opening and a clear visual communication among all the areas in the house.
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Thwart Burglaries: Integrate Home Security in Architectural Design

Architecture plays an important role in the design of a home that is not only aesthetically pleasing and functional, but also safe and secure. In this regard, good design and technology play a focal role in home building. Designing a home and integrating security from the beginning ensure the safety of the house, its premises and inhabitants from threats such as burglaries, invasions or attacks.
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Conversion, Muraz / by savioz fabrizzi architectes

the project involves converting a barn-cum-stable in the old village of muraz into two apartments. the particular typology of the original building was characterised by a base of heavy masonry coated with traditional lime-based render, which extended upward on a reduced scale. a partially open wooden frame simply rested on the sizeable masonry walls to close off the building. this gave the barn-cum-stable a certain bulk and solidity, which it was decided to retain and intensify during the conversion.
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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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