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Architecture and Collective Living: 50 of Mexico's Most Cutting Edge Apartment Complexes

Las Terrazas Building/ Landa + Martínez Arquitectos. Image © Agustín Landa RuilobaMO47 Building / ZD+A. Image © Jaime NavarroHigh Park / Rojkind Arquitectos. Image © Mariana GarcíaLa Esmeralda / JSa. Image © LGM Studio - Luis Gallardo+ 51

Climate is one of the key factors to take into consideration when designing a space. Of course, this can present a challenge, especially when dealing with extreme climates and the need for insulating materials that are able to adapt to a wide range of conditions. Luckily, for architects operating in Mexico, the country's privileged climate facilitates the creation of microclimates and spaces that blur the line between interior and exterior.   

High-Rise Living: 7 Houses Under 65m² in Rooftops and Attics

When it comes to attics, we often imagine underused spaces in homes and buildings, such as warehouses or rooms that are exclusively used to shelter infrastructure systems. However, reflecting on the reuse of traditional attics in 19th-century Parisian buildings as housing, which is happening nowadays, one realizes that these spaces can be reinvented and, with a little creativity, they can provide impressive living spaces.

New York's Interiors: Apartments, Penthouses and Lofts in the Big Apple

15 Union Square West / ODA Architecture + Perkins Eastman Architects. Image © Robert Granoff15 Renwick / ODA New York. Image © Frank Oudeman12th Street, Loft / Neil Logan Architect. Image © Dean KaufmanTribeca Loft / Andrew Franz Architect. Image © Albert Vecerka/Esto+ 63

One of the most important cities in the world –and the most populated in the United States of America–, New York is home to a great mix of cultures and history that has been shaped over the years, while art and architecture play a fundamental role in this development.

Under 30m²: Multifunctional Solutions in 13 Tiny Apartments

With residential developments offering ever-smaller housing units, the challenge for architects and interior designers to develop compact and multifunctional solutions for interior projects increases. From this perspective, it is increasingly common for professionals to focus on their clipboards in creating new solutions for joinery and multifunctional furniture that allow the space to transform completely in a few seconds, such as strategic cabinets and bookcases to supply the lack of storage space; sliding furniture on rails or pulleys; cabinets that turn into beds through vertical rotation; drawers in stairways, etc.

13 Residential Projects that Use Raw Brick Facades

Rotation, displacement, and interleaving of blocks are some of the options that enable the diversity of raw brick patterns in architecture. The shape of these elements, usually used for the construction of walls, has been explored in a creative way to compose facades of residential buildings, representing the formal identity of the building itself and its relationship with its context.

Jahu Apartment Building / RAAM Architecture

© Maris Tomba© Maris Tomba© Maris Tomba© Maris Tomba+ 27

Tallinn, Estonia

Eretz Apartment / Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados

© Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG© Ricardo Bassetti© Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG© Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG+ 23

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  3552 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AG Movelaria, Foco luz e desenho, Pérola Marmores e Granitos, T2G, kitchens

Architectural (Dis)Order / Corpo Atelier

© Alexander Bogorodskiy© Alexander Bogorodskiy© Alexander Bogorodskiy© Alexander Bogorodskiy+ 13

  • Architects: Corpo Atelier
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  30
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018

Retrofit Apartment / SuperLimão Studio

© Escanhuela Photo© Escanhuela Photo© Escanhuela Photo© Escanhuela Photo+ 20

  • Architects: SuperLimão Studio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  50
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Cremme, Docol, Estar Móveis, Fast Shop, Fernando Jaeger, +8

Apartment VLP / Pascali Semerdjian Arquitetos

© Ricado Basetti© Ricado Basetti© Ricado Basetti© Ricado Basetti+ 69

Cerqueira César, Brazil
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  382
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Arali, Casa Franceza, Di Mármore, Dix Arte e Metal, Jaime, +5

Metropolis 450 Penthouse. / Alexandre Dal Fabbro

© Salvador Cordaro© Salvador Cordaro© Salvador Cordaro© Salvador Cordaro+ 23

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  450
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Valcucine, Casul, Dpot, Etel, Etel Interiores, +8

Apartment F+B / Núcleo de Arquitetura Experimental

© Marcelo Donadussi© Marcelo Donadussi© Marcelo Donadussi© Marcelo Donadussi+ 64

Chácara das Pedras, Brazil
  • Architects: Núcleo de Arquitetura Experimental
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1227 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Granisul Pedras, Hunter Douglas, Steimebel, Vidraçaria Illusion, Vértice Iluminação

House Plans Under 50 Square Meters: 26 More Helpful Examples of Small-Scale Living

Designing the interior of an apartment when you have very little space to work with is certainly a challenge. We all know that a home should be as comfortable as possible for its inhabitants, but when we have only a few square meters to work with and the essential functions of the home to distribute, finding an efficient layout is not easy. Following our popular selection of houses under 100 square meters, we've gone one better: a selection of 26 floor plans between 20 and 50 square meters to inspire you in your own spatially-challenged designs.

© Katsumi Hirabayashi© Kat LuCortesía de TANK© Anna Positano+ 54

Four Stunning Renovated Apartments in Oscar Niemeyer-Designed Buildings

To live in a residence designed by a renowned architect is a dream for many, however, a dream that will most likely never come true. But, there is an alternative. Many architecture enthusiasts have rented or even bought apartments in iconic buildings designed by their favorite architects. 

In regards to the work of Oscar Niemeyer, fluidity and flexibility may best express his plans and typologies.

Below, we've selected four apartments in buildings designed by Neimeyer that reinterpret his original plans.

10 Brazilian Apartments Under 65 Square Meters

Due to the rising demand for housing, apartments around the world are becoming smaller and smaller. In addition, these plans for housing units do not always provide functional and comfortable living arrangements for its residents, challenging architects to think of ways to turn this situation into something desirable. Below, we've selected ten Brazilian projects that find creative solutions for small-scale housing. 

"Together and Apart": The Latvian Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Biennale

As part of our 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale coverage, we present the completed Latvian Pavilion. To read the initial proposal, refer to our previously published post, "Latvian Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Biennale to Highlight Turning Points in 20th Century Apartment Block Design.

Black walls and an exposed concrete floor create a mysterious and eerie backdrop for Together and Apart: 100 Years of Living—the Latvian Pavilion curated by urbanist Evelīna Ozola, architect Matīss Groskaufmanis, scenographer Anda Skrējānem and director Gundega Laiviņa.

© Francesco Galli© Ansis Starks© Ansis Starks© Francesco Galli+ 9