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Country House in Lugar da Lapa / ADAPTEYE

© José Campos © José Campos © José Campos © José Campos + 29

Cinfães, Portugal
  • Architects: Rui Filipe Veloso
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 2994.3 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
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Hotel Rural Casa do Rio / Menos é Mais Arquitectos

Castelo Melhor, Portugal

Luoyuan Anglican Church / INUCE • Dirk U. Moench

Main Facade under construction. Image © Shikai, Dengxie Xiang, INUCE North view from creek. Image © Shikai, Dengxie Xiang, INUCE Tulou courtyard. Image © Shikai, Dengxie Xiang, INUCE Stained glass facade. Image © Shikai, Dengxie Xiang, INUCE + 13

Luoyuan, China

Architecture That Can Feed You: Penda's Yin & Yang House Addresses Our Detachment With Food

As a generation that has the most flexibility in day-to-day life, live-work dwellings are becoming more and more popular; a topic that is expected to be seen everywhere in 2018. We can now work anywhere as long as we have a decent internet connection and something to type on. Penda’s latest design, Yin & Yang house, calls upon millennials to take advantage of this ability and move back to the countryside for a better quality of life.

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Rem Koolhaas: "Soon, Your House Could Betray You"

In the latest of a series of polemical arguments against smart cities, Rem Koolhaas has penned perhaps his most complete analysis yet of the role that emerging technologies and the way they are implemented will affect our everyday lives, in an article over at Artforum. Taking on a wide range of issues, Koolhaas goes from criticizing developments in building technology as a "stealthy infiltration of architecture via its constituent elements" to questioning the commercial motivations of the (non-architects) who are creating these smart cities - even at one point implicating his other erstwhile recent interest, the countryside, where he says "a hyper-Cartesian order is being imposed." Find out more about Koolhaas' smart city thoughts at Artforum.

Rem Koolhaas and the New Frontline of Transformation

When you abandon the countryside in favour of the city, what do you leave behind? In a recent essay for Icon Magazine, OMA co-founder Rem Koolhaas deliberates on the intersection between the two, arguing that "our current obsession with only the city is highly irresponsible because you cannot understand the city without understanding the countryside."