House kn / Kochi Architect's Studio

01:00 - 9 December, 2012
© Nobumitsu Watanabe
© Nobumitsu Watanabe

© Nobumitsu Watanabe © Nobumitsu Watanabe © Nobumitsu Watanabe © Nobumitsu Watanabe +14

Extension And Renovation Works At The Social Center Mirasol / ONL Arquitectura

01:00 - 8 December, 2012
© Marcela Grassi
© Marcela Grassi
  • Architects

  • Location

    C/ Mallorca 42, Sant Cugat del Vallès, Spain
  • Arquitectos a Cargo

    ONL arquitectura - Joan Nogué , Txema Onzain , Félix López
  • Collaborators

    Llorenç Vallribera
  • Constructor

    Construcciones J.A. Barbany, S.L.
  • Structure

    BIS Arquitectes
  • Installations

    Font I Armengol Enginyers
  • Promotor

    Ajuntament de sant Cugat del Vallès
  • Budget

    € 1,577,896
  • Area

    1,250 sqm
  • Year

    2008
  • Photography

    Marcela Grassi

© Marcela Grassi © Marcela Grassi © Marcela Grassi © Marcela Grassi +18

Huis aan ‘t laar / 51N4E

01:00 - 7 December, 2012
© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

© Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin Courtesy of 51N4E +14

5 Houses in Barbengo / Studio Meyer e Piattini

01:00 - 7 December, 2012
© Paolo Rosselli
© Paolo Rosselli

© Paolo Rosselli © Paolo Rosselli © Paolo Rosselli © Paolo Rosselli +29

Casa El Pangue / Elton+Leniz Arquitectos Asociados

01:00 - 7 December, 2012
© Natalia Vial
© Natalia Vial
  • Architects

  • Location

    Salamanca, Coquimbo, Chile
  • Associated Architects

    Mirene Elton, Mauricio Leniz
  • Colaborator Architect

    Germán Rodríguez Olivo
  • Builder

    Beranda
  • Area

    437.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

    Natalia Vial

© Natalia Vial © Natalia Vial © Natalia Vial © Natalia Vial +21

House VI / NKS Architects

01:00 - 6 December, 2012
© Toshihisa Ishii
© Toshihisa Ishii
  • Architects

  • Location

    Chikushino, Fukuoka, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Noriko + Kaoru Suehiro
  • Structure

    Wood, 1 story
  • Area

    188.61 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

    Toshihisa Ishii

© Toshihisa Ishii © Toshihisa Ishii © Toshihisa Ishii © Toshihisa Ishii +15

MAIO Studio / MAIO

01:00 - 6 December, 2012
© Jose Hevia
© Jose Hevia

Renovation and Extension of ArcelorMittal's / Baragaño

01:00 - 6 December, 2012
© Mariela Apollonio
© Mariela Apollonio
  • Architects

  • Location

    Aviles, Asturias, Spain
  • Team

    Sergio Baragaño, Inés Suárez
  • Collaborators

    Dacer0 [ Structre ]
  • Construction Management

    Sergio Baragaño [ baragaño ], Ignacio Bayon [ Management ], Rubén Rendueles [ Technical Direction ]
  • Promoter

    Arcelormittal
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Mariela Apollonio © Mariela Apollonio © Mariela Apollonio © Mariela Apollonio +24

Villa SSK / Takeshi Hirobe Architects

01:00 - 6 December, 2012
© Koichi Torimura
© Koichi Torimura

© Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura +30

Shelf-Pod / Kazuya Morita Architecture Studio

01:00 - 5 December, 2012
© Shinichi Watanabe
© Shinichi Watanabe

© Ichiro Sugioka © Shinichi Watanabe © Shinichi Watanabe © Ichiro Sugioka +12

Domus Civita / Studio F

01:00 - 5 December, 2012
© Bob Coscarelli
© Bob Coscarelli

© Bob Coscarelli © Bob Coscarelli © Bob Coscarelli © Bob Coscarelli +23

OKE / aq4 arquitectura

16:00 - 4 December, 2012
© Adrià Goula Sardà
© Adrià Goula Sardà
  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle Catalina Gibaja 10. Ortuella. Vizcaya.
  • Equipo

    Ibon Bilbao, Jordi Campos Garcia, Caterina Figuerola Tomás, Carlos Gelpí Almirall
  • Colaboradores

    Iván Pena, Alberto Berga, Javier González, Albert Duque, María Ruiz, Mónica Molas, Alessandra Sirianni
  • Cliente

    Ayuntamiento de Ortuella
  • Area

    3472.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Adrià Goula Sardà © Adrià Goula Sardà © Adrià Goula Sardà © Adrià Goula Sardà +28

Stone House / Vo Trong Nghia Architects

01:00 - 4 December, 2012
© Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

© Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki +21

KCH / Kochi Architect's Studio

01:00 - 3 December, 2012
Courtesy of Kazuyasu Kochi
Courtesy of Kazuyasu Kochi

Courtesy of Kazuyasu Kochi Courtesy of Kazuyasu Kochi Courtesy of Kazuyasu Kochi Courtesy of Kazuyasu Kochi +20

Chop Stick / Visiondivision

00:00 - 3 December, 2012
Courtesy of Visiondivision
Courtesy of Visiondivision

Here's a new definition for the phrase "Tree House."

Visiondivision's concession stand for 100 Acres, an Art & Nature Park in Indiana, is made entirely from one 100-ft yellow poplar tree. Not only does the trunk form the horizontal beam of the structure, but literally nothing of the tree was left to waste: bark became shingles; extracted pieces of wood became structural support, chairs and tables, swings; even the bark's syrup was extracted to be sold in the kiosk itself. 

The architects who refined this tree into a building were inspired by an ethos of "gentleness" with nature. As they share in their architects' brief: "Our project is about trying to harvest something as gently as possible so that the source of what we harvest is displayed in a pure, pedagogic and respectful way—respectful to both the source itself and to everyone visiting the building."

A video, images, and the architects' brief, after the break...

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MFH Glattlistrasse / L3P Architects

01:00 - 3 December, 2012
© Sabrina Scheja
© Sabrina Scheja
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bassersdorf, Switzerland
  • Construction Management

    Thomet Bauleitungen Planungen AG, Kloten; Alberto De Giorgi
  • Architects in Charge

    Martin Reusser, Boris Egli, Markus Müller, Frank Schäfer
  • Civil Engineer

    Bona + Fischer Ingenieurbüro AG, Winterthur; Markus Fischer
  • Electrical Engineer

    Elektro-Design + Partner AG, Winterthur; A. Baiker
  • Heating Engineer

    Hans Spillmann AG, Kloten; Martin Nötzli
  • Ventilation Engineer

    Thermatic AG, Zürich; Martin Oberholzer
  • Sanitation Engineer

    Sanitär Krucker AG, Brüttisellen; Paul Vogel
  • Building physics

    Wichser Akustik & Bauphysik AG, Zürich; Stephan Huber
  • Area

    980.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

© Sabrina Scheja © Sabrina Scheja © Sabrina Scheja © Sabrina Scheja +26

60 Dwellings Appartment Block For Fira 2000 / ONL Arquitectura

01:00 - 2 December, 2012
© Gianluca Giaccone
© Gianluca Giaccone
  • Architects

  • Location

    c/ Ciències 10-18, l'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain
  • Arquitectos a Cargo

    ONL arquitectura - Joan Nogué , Txema Onzain , Félix López
  • Collaborators

    Topo Abe, Joan Puig, Cristina Ribera, Marina Berbel, Silvia Ocaña, arq, Massimo Pietrobon, Cèlia Monfort
  • Installations

    FONT I ARMENGOL S.A.
  • Structure

    BIS Arquitectes
  • Budget

    € 6,750,818
  • Area

    10,613.17 sqm
  • Year

    2009
  • Photography

    Gianluca Giaccone

© Gianluca Giaccone © Gianluca Giaccone © Gianluca Giaccone © Gianluca Giaccone +18

Tokyo Steel House / MDS

01:00 - 1 December, 2012
© Hiroshi Ueda
© Hiroshi Ueda
  • Architects

  • Location

    Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Kiyotoshi Mori & Natsuko Kawamura
  • Area

    84.23 sqm
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

    Hiroshi Ueda

© Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda +26