The Interlace by OMA and Ole Scheeren nears completion

An OMA-designed housing complex comprising 31 apartment blocks stacked diagonally across one another is nearing completion in Singapore.

The Interlace was designed by former OMA partner Ole Scheeren, who has since moved on to set up his own studio. It is made up of a series of near-identical six-storey blocks, which have been arranged in a honeycomb pattern around six hexagonal courtyards.

Set to complete in 2014, the 170,000 square-metre complex will offer 1040 apartments and is located at the intersection of Ayer Rajah Expressway and Alexandra Road in the south west of the city.

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Park House by Another Apartment

Japanese studio Another Apartment has completed a house with an asymmetric roof on a narrow site in suburban Tokyo.

Constructed across the street from a local park, the three-storey house has a glazed facade intended to offer views out towards the trees.

A garage and bathroom take up most of the ground floor of Park House, so the architect located the living room and bedroom on the middle storey.

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Private Building Designed to be Consumed by Vegetation

Designed by Italian firm Act Romegialli Architects, Green Box is a small camouflaged garage for a private residence situated on the Raethian Alps.

While the interior is organized into a gardening room, cooking area, and a small dining/hang out space, it’s the exterior that makes this contemporary hobbit home pretty remarkable.

The architects created a lightweight skeleton of galvanized metal and steel wire for the sole purpose of promoting a habitat for climbing vegetation. From a distance only a glowing light would suggest the space was even habitable.

via. Thisiscolossal

Celluloid Jam / N MAEDA ATELIER

Imagine a site you might picture, when letting your mind wonder back in time: damp soil forms a soft ground, catching your footsteps, ancient, weather-beaten stairs, that have been used in earlier times as an earthen path, a lovely old retaining wall and carefully cherished plants. When we first set foot on this old soil in the city of Myoren-ji, we not merely got interested by this lush site, but rather fascinated by its’ overwhelming beauty, that laid in every single FIBRE.

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Gorgeous Contemporary Home Inspired By The Summer

The Canterbury Residence, designed by Canny is a graceful contemporary home, inspired by the summer breeze and sun. Let’s start with the terrace. Two words to describe it: absolutely stunning! Perceived as a floating wooden “island”, “lost” in the middle of the swimming pool, the terrace is a gorgeous place to sit and enjoy your lemonade on a hot summer day or to relax and listen to the whisper of nature, at dawn.

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Modern Peninsula Estate by Lencioni Construction

Redwood, California – based Lencioni Construction designed this spacious contemporary two-storey residence.

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Minimalism And Playfulness Defining Residence Made of Shipping Containers

Recycling is one of the major issues nowadays. Especially when it comes to architecture and sustainable design. The WFH House in China, designed by Copenhagen-based studio, Arcgency is made of three stacked shipping containers.

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Art Barn by Robert Young Architecture & Interiors

Located in Greenwich, Connecticut, Art Barn was designed by Robert Young Architecture & Interiors. The structure, though made out of concrete, blends in with the surrounding forest thanks to the vines that cover its walls, mixing rusticity with modernity.

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A Family House By Pitsou Kedem Architects

With great attention paid to the relations between outdoors and indoors, this structure has been designed to convert the complete interior space into the great outdoors with great modularity while retaining its simplistic clean cut and immaculate detailing and all in a matter of minutes.

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Herzog & De Meuron: Cultural Complex Luz, Sao Paulo

Adding to the growing cultural district of Sao Paulo, Brasil, the ‘Cultural Complex Luz’ by renowned practice Herzog & De Meuron will contribute to the already prominent concert hall, the free university of music, the Sao Paulo state Pinacoteca, and the museum of sacred art, amongst others, and is a key component to the revitalization of Luz. The interdisciplinary center, begun in 2009 and scheduled for inauguration in 2016, will combine dance and music, amateurs with professionals, and performers with spectators in a 1750-seat theater, 500-seat recital hall, and 400-seat flexible experimental theater.

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Breathtaking Home Blending With the Exotic Landscape

Casa La Punta by Elías Rizo Arquitectos, located in Punta Mita, Mexico, is the home of an unusual couple, who developed a strong passion for design. Breaking the rules of traditional architecture and exploring the boundaries of freedom, Casa La Punta reflects the couple’s lifestyle: creative and unobstructed.


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Mill Valley Cabins in San Francisco by Feldman Architecture

The ‘Mill Valley Cabins’ designed by american firm Feldman Architecture are two extensions to an existing family home in Mill Valley California. housing a studio and yoga space, also used as a private guest home, the strategy was to integrate the wooden structures into the steep hillside between the trees and to minimize the intervention on site.

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MZ House by CHK arquitectura

MZ House was constructed by CHK arquitectura and is located in Valle de Bravo Lake in Mexico. The home, which is perched on a mountain and surrounded by thick forests, is decorated in a subtle rustic style, with more evident hints of stylish elegance.

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Mvrdv Glass Farm

After a number of stalled projects and heated controversy, architects MVRDV noticed that the space marked out by town planners closely resembled the layout of a traditional local farm, and commissioned artist Frank van der Salm to photograph the area’s surrounding farms which form the finished collage. The whole place, including the scale of the image, is 1.6 times bigger than a real farm, giving a larger-than-life feel.

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House in LA With Dramatic Panoramic Views: Mandeville Canyon Residence

The creative team at Griffin Enright Architects envisioned and implemented a modern house project in Los Angeles, California, USA. Despite its relatively modest street appearance, Mandeville Canyon Residence displays striking interior design features and dramatic, panoramic views of the canyon.

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