Over 40 years ago, a couple purchased a quarter acre of land located 500 feet from the Atlantic Ocean. The state, county, and town codes evolved and what was purchased as a buildable lot had to undergo extensive negotiations to permit even the smallest house allowed. With a footprint of 15’ x 20’ and a height of two stories, 600 square feet was the largest house that could be built.
This beautiful brownstone located in Brooklyn’s Prospect Heights boast a modern, open floor but it was not always like that.
It took years of maintenance to renovate the 1800’s details and destitute architecture of this home. Now, with a new façade, windows, roof, and garden inspired by the home’s original feel, Buck Projects two-unit home is a contemporary dream.
The client inherited this apartment from her grandmother’s brother in 1955. The house is made of stones and pise. Their uncle Andor became the head of the post office in Mátraszentimre. That’s how they named it the House of the Postmaster.
A Lisbon couple sets off into a real estate adventure and purchases, with an impulse, a small plot with four ruins in the middle of Alentejo called Moinho do Barroco (Barroco’s Water Mill). The location is remote, without paved road access and only accessible in summer, as the river fills and overflows in winter.
Winkley Workshop is a new three storey 2-bedroom residence on the site of a former upholsterer’s workshop measuring 12m long by 3.7m. Upon this small plot, a 2-bedroom open plan home with strong interconnectivity between internal and external spaces has been achieved.
Barcelona-based Vilalta Arquitectura has unveiled the designs for the Ebenezer Chapel, a granite excavated chapel in Raleigh, North Carolina. Upon completion, the chapel will be excavated 15 meters below ground in a sloped forest terrain next to Richland Creek, and will be built completely from the natural granite on the site.
The idea for this tiny vacation house was born out of our desire to stay away from the crowds and the concrete of the five stars beach resorts and spend time somewhere calmer and closer to nature instead. Our limited budget as a young family kept the idea of buying a plot and building on it distant and impossible.
The house in Bahía Azul is a stance towards designing on a slope. Or rather, it is the synthesis of such a stance, a pavilion that is slanted to take in the slope of the hillside where it is located, with the program developed on several semi-levels that are internally related – horizontally, of course – taking into account that the house has two opposing readings: the interior, where life happens in a more or less conventional space, in which the views are arranged by a series of openings on an external wall to the enclosure of the house.
The Split View Mountain Lodge by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter is located near the village Geilo, a popular skiing destination in the valley Hallingdal. Ski resorts are abundant around the lodge, with a freestyle terrain park right next to the site. Out of winter season, the mountains provide excellent hiking opportunities as well as other sporting activities.
The Szczecin Philharmonic Hall by Spanish architecture firm Estudio Barozzi features beautiful steeply pitched roofs and replaces an auditorium that was destroyed during the second world war.
The building’s monumentality appears among more classic buildings in the Polish city and was recently awarded the prestigious Mies van der Rohe Award.
Skene Catling de la Peña were asked simply to respond to a site in the grounds of Waddesdon, a large Estate in Buckinghamshire, with a building initially intended for the curator of a new archive building. The Flint House consists of three bedrooms, a dining room, kitchen, library and study, with a self-contained annex studio, of 465 and 115 sqm respectively.
Nestled in the richly wooded grounds of a narrow strip of land on the island of Chappaquiddick near Edgartown, Massachusetts, this single‐family residence is part of a collection of environment‐ and landscape‐centric interventions that blur the boundaries between structures and landscape, and between inside and outside.