Small House in Olive Grove / Wendy Evans Joseph Architecture

© Elliot Kaufman Photography

Architects: Wendy Evans Joseph Architecture
Location: Geyserville, California,
Project Team: Wendy Evans Joseph, Chris Cooper, Chris Good, Michael Walch, Reed Langworthy, Farzana Gandhi
Architect of Record: Richardson Architects
Civil Engineer: CSW / Struber-Stroeh Engineering Group, Inc.
Structural Engineer: Tysinger & Associates Structural Engineers
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 850 sqf
Photographs: Elliot Kaufman Photography

Flashback: Sunset Cabin / Taylor Smyth Architects

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Flashback: One of Archdaily’s goals is to bring you up to date information about projects that are being designed and constructed around the world. We’ve created a new category to cover inspiring projects that were constructed between the 1990′s and the early 2000′s.

Architects: Taylor Smyth Architects
Location: , Canada
Partner in Charge: Michael Taylor
Project Team: Mike Lafreniere
Project Year: 2004
Project Area: 275 sqf
Photographs: Ben Rahn/A-Frame Inc.

Sanctuaire Mont Cathedrale / Pierre Cabana

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Location: , Canada
Project Year: 2010
Project Manager: Pierre Léveillé
Engineer: Comtois, Blouin & associate
Designers: Pauline Tremblay & Pierre Léveillé
Photographs: Richard Poissant, Pierre Léveillé

Observation Tower / ARHIS

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Architects: ARHIS Architects
Project Architect: Arnis Kleinbergs
Location:
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Client: Jurmala City council
Project team: Ieva Stale, Andrejs Gorodnicijs
Structural Engineer: Grigorijs Kameneckis
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Arnis Kleinbergs

Summer House / LASC Studio

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Architects: LASC Studio
Location: , Sweden
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 105 sqm
Photographs: Stamers Kontor

Minimum House / Scheidt Kasprusch Architekten

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Architects: Scheidt Kasprusch Architekten
Location: , Germany
Project Year: 2008
Project Area: 151 sqm
Photograph: Christian Gahl

Coffou Cottage / Brininstool + Lynch

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Architect: Brininstool + Lynch
Location: , Indiana
Project Year: 2006-2008
Photographs: Christopher Barrett of Hedrich Blessing  

Wadi El Gemal Visitors Center / MADA Architects

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Architects: Egyptian Earth Construction Association
Location: , Egypt
Project Team: Ramses Nosshi, Khaled El Hammamy, Gawad Hashish, Hany Attala, Ne’ama Allah Hisham, Rasha Abd el Salam
Project Area: 250 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Nour Rifai & Ramses Nosshi

Cloudy House / LASC studio

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Architects: LASC studio
Location: Copenhagen,
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Stamers Kontor

Boathouse / TYIN tegnestue

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Architects: TYIN tegnestue
Location: More og Romsdal,
Project Area: 2011
Photographs: Pasi Aalto

WBF Lab / Flad Architects

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Architect: Flad Architects
Location: , California
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Flad Architects 

Isernia Golf Club / Medir Architetti

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Architects: Medir Architetti
Location: , Italy
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Medir Architetti

House in Pirque / 332 Arquitectos

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Architects: 332 Arquitectos
Location: , Santiago, Chile
Project team: Paola Adrovez, Daniel Díaz and Rafael Bas
Project Year: 2007
Project Area: 69.70 sqm
Photographs: Fran Parente

Polymorphic / Columbia University GSAPP

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Ten architecture students from Columbia University GSAPP have recently completed Polymorphic, a kinetic installation utilizing an innovative design and engineering solution inspired by the kinetic action of a see-saw and the reverberating motion of a slinky.

Project Team: Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University / Charlie Able, Alexis Burson, Ivy Chan, Jennifer Chang, Aaron Harris, Trevor Hollyn-Taub, Brian Lee, Eliza Montgomery, Vernon Roether, and David Zhai.
Location: , ,
Photographs: Courtesy of Jennifer Chang

Slice House / Procter-Rihl Architects

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Architects: Procter-Rihl Architects
Location: Porto Alegre, Brazil
Collaborators: Dirk Anderson, James Backwell, Johannes Lobbert
Structural Engineer: Glass and : Michael Baigent MBOK
Structural Engineer: Concrete: Antonio Pasquali
Foundation Engineer: Vitor Pasin
Services Engineer: Flavio Mainardi
Site Architect: Arq. Mauro Medeiros
Project Area: 210 sqm
Photographs: Sue Barr, Marcelo Nunes

Multifunctional Center and Development of the Natural Environment / Bordallo y Carrasco Arquitectos

Multifunctional Building: Rendering

While these are two separate projects, they are connected through a common concept. From the understanding of the location as a big natural park surrounded by the city of Yecla, it derives an intervention strategy with a main gaol: To achieve the introduction of the activity with no impact, building a new symbiotic relationship where the man inhabits the forest without violence and the landscape obtains usability. After visiting the location we stated that the best option is an intervention without transforming the forest, keeping a responsible intervention strategy, respecting the forest and avoiding big earthworks which may break the continuity of the vegetation cover and natural cycles.

City Cottage / Verstas Architects

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Architects: Verstas Architects
Location: , Finland
Project Area: 14 sqm
Photographs: Andreas Meichsner

Forest Pavilion / nArchitects

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On May 22nd, 2011, framed by green vaults, Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou stood at a podium inside Forest Pavilion to inaugurate the Masadi Art Festival. Facing a crowd of celebrators, designers, and protesters, President Ma delivered his administration’s vision for a low carbon future.

nARCHITECTS’ Forest Pavilion - completed in May 2011 – serves as a shaded meeting and performance space for visitors to the Da Nong Da Fu Forest and Eco-park in Hualien province, Taiwan. The project was conceived within the context of an art festival curated by Huichen Wu of Artfield, Taipei for Taiwan’s Forestry Bureau with the object of raising public awareness of a new growth forest that is being threatened by development. The pavilion is comprised of eleven vaults built with freshly cut green bamboo, a material first used by in the internationally acclaimed 2004 Canopy for MoMA P.S.1. As an extension of techniques developed in 2004’s Canopy for MoMA/P.S.1, the 60’ diameter and 22’ tall pavilion is built with green bamboo. Forest Pavilion was chosen to host the opening and closing ceremonies of the art festival, becoming a focal point for the park.