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Editor’s pickPhirun Proiprai Dormitory in Thailand

Rural housing, Phirun Proiprai Dormitory, Rural Development Camp, Chulalongkorn University

In the midst of the mountains of Ta Song Yang district, Tak Province, on the Burmese-Thai border, stands a branch of the Baan Nhong Bua School. For over a decade, the branch school has been providing education for ethnic children living in the area. However, as the branch school is located nearly ten kilometres away from the surrounding villages, …

Editor’s pickThe Beehive House by Jima Design

Beehive House, Jima Design, Japan

The Beehive House in Japan is a home designed to stimulate the mind and the body. The interiors play around the idea of a beehive structure, while the overall design is based on the traditional Japanese Castle. The clients are castle enthusiasts and the father of the family is an amateur theatre director, hence the unusual request for a house that …

Editor’s pickThe Steinhardt Museum of Natural History at Tel Aviv University

Steinhardt natural history musuem, Tel Aviv, Israel, Kimmel Eshkolot Architects, Europanel

The Steinhardt Museum of Natural History at Tel Aviv University, is the first museum of it's kind in Tel Aviv. Designed by Kimmel Eshkolot Architects, the museum hosts a spectacular range of natural history collections of the University. It also serves as a centre for academic research for its natural sciences staff. (Photo credit: Amit …

Editor’s pickMass timber: Thinking big about sustainable construction

MIT, mass timber building, LVL, longhouse, Mass timber architecture in America

MIT class designs a prototype building to demonstrate that even huge buildings can be built primarily with wood. The construction and operation of all kinds of buildings uses vast amounts of energy and natural resources. Researchers around the world have therefore been seeking ways to make buildings more efficient and less dependent on …

Editor’s pickHouse in La Cerdanya by Dom Arquitectura

House in La Cedanya, douglas fir, pine, natural materials

Situated in Cerdanya’s area, the plot belonged in an old settlement where rehabilitation began 15 years ago. Currently, there are five houses on the site, which is bordered by astonishing views of the valley and the mountain range of the Cadí natural park. The project faced strict construction regulations governing the region and led …