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The Big Island, as the largest island in Hawaii is known, was mainly formed by the eruptions from the island’s active volcanoes. It is on this island, in the middle of Ohia forest, an indigenous tree which takes root on lava, that Lavaflow 7, a home designed by the local practice of Craig Steely Architecture is to be found.
Refugia Hotel designed by the practice of Mobil Arquitectos is an elegant linear structure which exerts a light footprint on the environmentally sensitive region of Chiloe, an island in the Lakes Region of Southern Chile.
Fox House by Pique Architecture is a sustainable design project for a family home in Portland, Oregon. Situation on an elevated site, the house enjoys premium views of the surrounding landscape. The original concept was envisioned by a friend of the Fox family, as a series of three rectangular box shaped volumes which referenced the views of The Three Sisters Mountains.
This contemporary family home located in Naxxar, Malta encompasses everything required by its owners and was constructed on an especially compact site of just 250 sq.m. Hanging House is the design of a young local architect, Chris Briffa, who was not fazed by the challenge, as he believes that architecture is ‘not so much about size as proportion and choice of material.’
This collection of images by Hufton + Crow depict the Sheikh Zayed Bridge designed by the practice of Zaha Hadid Architects. The team of London-based photographers are world renown for their inspirational photographs of contemporary interior and exterior architecture.
The Sekeping Kong Heng is the newest addition to the Sekeping brand of hotels and is located in the Old Town area of Ipoh, one of the largest cities in Malaysia. A renovation project undertaken by the practice of Seksan Design Architects, the work was carried out with great care to preserve the history of the space, a three storey neo-classical building, which refers to the heritage of the colonial era of the city.
The Chongqing Greenland Clubhouse designed by the Shanghai based practice of Pure Design was built to function as a sales and corporate space for a real estate company. Built on the side of a mountain, the structure follows the natural slope with a box like transparent base on the lower level and a magnificent origami like structured roof on the upper level.
You have given me a great group of questions and this, not unlike the others, is a very hard question to answer. Each shoot has it’s challenges and excitements so it is hard to rank which ones would be the most challenging and which ones would be the most exciting.
The Athens based practice of Pieris Architects were bestowed with the prestigious A’Design Award in the category ‘Architecture and the Built Environment’ for their outstanding design for a sustainable holiday retreat on the island of Santorini, aptly named ‘Volcano Residence’.
In the limited space of a small tool shed in the village of Mutxamel, Alicante in Spain, architect Sonia Miralles Mud created a delightful country house. Inspired by a nearby hill, she designed a small one bedroom home which became part of the rural landscape.