Rounded Loft / A1 Architects

© A1Architects – MgA. David Maštálka

Architects: A1 Architects
Location: Prague,
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: A1Architects – MgA. David Maštálka

Fyrstikkalleén School / GASA Architects

© Jiri Havran

Architects: GASA Architects
Location: ,
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 14,500 sqm
Photographs: Jiri Havran

Split Bathhouse / BaO Architects

© BaO Architects

Architects: BaO Architects / Benjamin Beller
Location: Gansu,
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 250 sqm
Photographs: BaO Architects

Japanese Precut Timber Construction

The traditional wooden construction of Japanese architecture is extremely detailed. Its exacting precision and craftsmanship has stood the test of time for centuries. However, the process of handcrafting each wooden beam with mortises and tenons is quite labor intensive, and with an aging workforce, automation of the production process is key to continuing the tradition.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church / Constantine George Pappas AIA Architecture/Planning

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Architect: Constantine George Pappas AIA Architecture/Planning
Location: , , United States
General Contractor: The Dailey Co.
Project Year: 2008
Photography: Constantine George Pappas AIA Architecture/Planning

Doughnut House / Naoi Architecture & Design Office

© Hiroshi Ueda

Architects: Naoi Architecture & Design Office
Location: , Japan
Project Year: 2010
Structural Engineer: Inoue Structural Engineers
Project Area: 133.27 sqm
Photographs: Hiroshi Ueda

Water Museum / Juan Domingo Santos

© Fernando Alda

Architect: Juan Domingo Santos
Location: Lanjarón, Granada,
Project Year: 2009
Collaborators: Julien Fajardo, arquitecto, Isabel Díaz Rodríguez, Carmen Moreno Álvarez y Margarita Martínez Barbero
Technique Architect: Juan Diego Guarderas García
Industrial Engineer: Patricio Bautista Carrascosa
Project Area: 478 square meters (interior) + 32 square meters (wooden pavilion)
Photographs: Fernando Alda

First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ Sanctuary / Constantine George Pappas AIA Architecture/Planning

© David Rose

Architect: Constantine George Pappas AIA Architecture/ Planning
Location: , Michigan,
General Contractor: Frank Rewold and Sons, Inc.
Project Area: 21,000 gross sq ft
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: David Rose

Hall of Remembrance / Methodic Practice

© Robin Hayes Photography

Architects: Methodic Practice
Location: , England
Project Area: 200 sqm
Photographs: Robin Hayes Photography

Private House in Marupe / Open AD

Maris Lagzdins

Architects: Open AD / Zane Tetere
Location: , Latvia
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 320 sqm
Photographs: Maris Lagzdins

Ottmers House / Vincent Snyder Architects

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Architects: Vincent Snyder Architects Location: , Texas, USA Project Year: 2011 Project Area: 2200 sqf Photographs: Courtesy of Vincent Snyder Architects

Small House with the View / A1 Architects


Architects: A1 Architects
Location: Beroun,
Project Team: David Maštálka, Lenka Křemenová
Collaborator: Jakub Filip Novák
Project Area: 115 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: A1 Architects

h8s House / aoydesign

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Architects: aoydesign
Location: ,
Constructor: Eishin construction Co., Ltd.
Site area: 45 sqm
Project area: 52 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: aoydesign

Double Dwelling in Den Hoorn / DP6 Architectuurstudio

© Christian Richters

Architects: DP6 Architectuurstudio / Robert Alewijnse
Location: ,
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 426 sqm
Photographs: Christian Richters

Recycling+Building Materials

© Paula Bailey -

In today’s world “going green” has become a top priority in our society, and sustainable buildings and design are at the forefront of this green revolution. While many designers are focusing on passive and active energy systems, the reuse of is beginning to stand out as an innovative, highly effective, and artistic expression of sustainable design. Reusing materials from existing on site and nearby site elements such as trees, structures, and paving is becoming a trend in the built environment, however more unorthodox materials such as soda and tires are being discovered as recyclable building materials. Materials and projects featured after the break.

Kindergarten Guntramsdorf / goya

© Kurt Hoerbst

Architects: goya (group of young architects)
Location: Guntramdorf,
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 730 sqm
Photographs: Kurt Hoerbst

House in Geumsan / Eunjoo ROH + Studio GAON

© Youngchea PARK

Architects: Hyungnam LIM, Eunjoo ROH, Studio GAON
Locations: , Korea
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 75.6 sqm
Photographs: Youngchea PARK

Tex-Tonic House 1 / Paul McAneary Architects

Architects: Paul McAneary Architects
Location: Victoria,
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 466 sqm
Photographs: Paul McAneary Architects Ltd

The clients brief in this invited competition was to design two apartments on the top floor of the existing Central London post office and Phillips de Pury art action house in Victoria, London. The client expressed a wish for large volume ‘loft’ spaces and his desire for a contemporary design and functionality. Paul McAneary Architects’ response won the competition with a proposal for expressed natural tectonics through numerous new details, and even developing a new material type of cast timber bronze.