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Casa na Mata (Jungle House) by Marcio Kogan’s Studio MK27 is located on the edge of the Brazilian rain forest, on a block of land surrounded by dense vegetation. The objective of the project was to optimise the connection between architecture and nature, maximising the privileged view across the ocean, while harnessing the spectacular sunlight within the internal spaces.
While Psy's catchy song "Gangnam Style" brought the urbanized, Western-influenced region south of the Han River to everyone's lips across the globe, its counterpart Gangbuk (translating to "north of the river") is where you'll find the Seoul's old city charm, thanks to many of its historic sites.
In 1973 Ricardo Bofill discovered a cement factory, an industrial complex from the turn of the century, comprising over thirty silos, underground galleries and huge engine rooms. The factory, abandoned and partially in ruins, was a compendium of industrial forms that could be interpreted as brutalist, romantic, surreal …
The designation by the National Park Service recognises the house's historical and architectural significance, joining a list of monuments deemed worthy of preservation. Completed in 1973, the home was commissioned by the Douglases after they contacted Meier to buy the blueprints for his earlier Smith House in Connecticut.
Founded in 1996 by Luciano Giorgi, the Studio has been nominated several times for prestigious National prizes. their projects have been published in several national & international architectural magazines.
A couple of hours north of Tokyo lies Lake Chuzenji, a pristine and placid body of water rimmed by mountains. From the town of Chugushi on the lake’s eastern edge, a narrow shoreline road leads to the eighth-century Chuzenji Buddhist temple. Discreetly along the way is On the Water, an intricately crafted guest house by major Japanese firm Nikken Sekkei.
The pared down interiors by Belgian designer Marc Merckx are evidence of his constant search for the perfect balance between proportion, materials and space. His style may vary from a warm minimal to a simple classical, but his approach is fundamentally the same.
Located on the mythical island of Mykonos, overlooking the Ornos Bay, is the brand new luxury hotel, Kenshō. Opened in June 2016, this spectacular prestigious holiday destination, the Kenshō, offers a diverse selection of accommodation in 10 suites and 25 rooms, each one uniquely designed to harmonize with the beauty of its surroundings.
On the outskirts of Portugal’s Santiago do Cacém, admist the parched pastoral landscape of Alentjo sits a gleamingly white curved building designed by Atelier dos Remédios.
This project concerns the extension of an existing detached house. The plot is nestled in the mountains of Valtellina, on the weastern side of the bed of a small stream surrounded to the north and west by the typical terraced vineyards.