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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 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 …

The Chestnut House

Chestnut House, Valarch Studio

  The Chestnut house got its name from a large, old chestnut tree growing onsite which became a focal point for this house. (All photos are credit to: Jakub Skokan, Martin Tůma / BoysPlayNice ) The first house designed and built by Valarch Studio is located on a small piece of land between Kopřivnice and Štramberk. The …

Barangaroo House in Sydney

Barangaroo House, Collins and Turner, Sydney

Situated in the Barangaroo South precinct of Sydney, Barangaroo House is the winner of the design excellence competition organised by Lendlease and the Barangaroo Delivery Authority. The curvilineal facade is constructed with steam-bent charred timber. (All photos are credited to Richard Glover) The overarching design strategy was borne of two …

Editor’s pickPrivate lake home wrapped in hemlock façade offers comfort, warmth and respect for nature

hemlock, canada, architects ACDF, softwood, lake house

Set near Lake Memphremagog in Canada, this private home is a family’s desire to return to nature, simplicity and a balanced lifestyle.   The house represents sustainable construction. It is reinterpreted to define the modern house that is generously opened on the landscape. Constructed from a variety of materials including field …

Editor’s pickThis wooden pavilion stands as a monument to 70 years of diplomatic relations between Mexico and Switzerland

House of Switzerland, Mexico

The House of Switzerland Pavilion celebrates 70 years of diplomatic relations between Switzerland and Mexico. Architects Dellekamp Arquitectos began on the project without a defined programme and site. A modular system was designed based on a triangular grid so it could be adapted for different purposes. This flexibility allows the structure to …

Editor’s pickWynn Williams House: A show of cost-effective construction

Wynn Williams House, New Zealand, engineered wood products, NZ Timber Design Awards

Wynn Williams House is a new 6-storey building on the edge of Christchurch’s CBD, showcasing how mid-rise buildings can utilise engineered wood products—which are considered by many to be expensive—to result in very cost-effective construction. Wynn Williams House in Christchurch. Photo Credit: Skycam Ltd. Erection of the …