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Photos Of The Week

Natural Light and Ventilation: 17 Remarkable Courtyards

12:00 - 3 June, 2018
Natural Light and Ventilation: 17 Remarkable Courtyards, © Quang Dam
© Quang Dam

© Yoon Joonhwan © Erieta Attali © Nguyen Tien Thanh © Pablo Blanco + 17

This week we present a selection of 17 excellent images of interior courtyards. These spaces bring many advantages to a design such as increased natural light and improved ventilation conditions, while providing occupants with direct access to the outside and to nature. Below is a selection of images from prominent photographers such as Quang DamFran Parente, and Pablo Blanco

Tensile Structures: 11 Edgy Images Under Strain

12:00 - 27 May, 2018
© Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

Capable of transforming a facade or shaping a sculptural roof form, tensile structures test the limits of our imagination (and understanding of geometry). This week’s photo set features structures that rely on cables, anchors, posts and membranes to create expansive, dramatic spans of open space bathed in natural light. Stark shadows and fair curves make tensile structures particularly photogenic, as captured in this set of images from Christopher Frederick Jones, Marie-Françoise PlissartYoshihiro Koitani and more.

© Christopher Frederick Jones © Christian Richters © Archive ADR © Roland Halbe + 13

Sublime Swimming: 12 Examples of Custom Pools

12:00 - 20 May, 2018
Sublime Swimming: 12 Examples of Custom Pools, © Mariela Apollonio
© Mariela Apollonio

What's better than a house with a pool? A house with a pool that's part of the structure of the house. These 12 projects show different ways to incorporate pools and how to resolve issues of weight, moisture and leaks. See the houses below, featuring photos by photographers like Mariela ApollonioKent Soh y Marcello Mariana.

© Benjamin Benschneider © Pieters Kers & Patrick Voigt © Nathan Rader © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG + 13

Rammed Earth Construction: 15 Exemplary Projects

12:00 - 13 May, 2018
© Nic Lehoux Photography
© Nic Lehoux Photography

© Iwan Baan © Stefan Müller © Norman Müller © Filip Dujardin + 19

This week, we're highlighting a selection of the best images of projects built using rammed earth. These 15 works show the attractive aesthetic finish created by the superposition of multiple layers of compressed soil. Despite having been neglected as a construction technique for years, this type of construction is now experiencing a renaissance in architecture. Read on for a selection of images from prominent photographers such as Filip DujardinJoão Morgado, and Nic Lehoux

Mexican Houses That Show the Many Ways to Use Bricks

12:00 - 6 May, 2018
Mexican Houses That Show the Many Ways to Use Bricks, © Patrick Lopez
© Patrick Lopez

© Carlos Berdejo Mandujano © César Béjar © Ricardo Rodríguez Cortesía de Ariel Valenzuela + Diego Ledesma + 12

This week we present a selection of the best images of brick houses published on our site. These 11 Mexican projects reveal the diversity of expression that architects in the country have achieved through creative arrangements of the brick modules. read on for a selection of images from prominent photographers such as Carlos Berdejo MandujanoOnnis Luque, and Patrick Lopez.

13 Beautiful Barns from Around the World

12:00 - 15 April, 2018
Cortesía de Ema Peter
Cortesía de Ema Peter

© David Aebi © Audrey Hall Photography © Joe Fletcher © Christian Baur + 13

This week we present a selection of the best photographs of barns, both still in use and converted for residential use, that we have previously published on our site. These 13 projects reveal the relationship of these agricultural areas with rural work, the storage of food and livestock, and the imposing natural landscape in which they are located. Read on to see images from prominent photographers including Erich Spahn, David Aebi, and Matthieu Gafsou.

11 Works of Asian Architecture in Full Bloom

12:00 - 8 April, 2018
11 Works of Asian Architecture in Full Bloom, © Miho Museum
© Miho Museum

This week, we present a selection of the best images of Asian architecture in bloom. These 11 projects from Japan and South Korea incorporate the springtime beauty of trees such as cherry and almond. Read on for a selection of images from prominent photographers such as Shigetomo Mizuno and Kai Nakamura.

13 Impressive Chapels from Around the World

12:00 - 1 April, 2018
13 Impressive Chapels from Around the World, © Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners Inc
© Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners Inc

© Nicolás Campodónico © Yao Li © STUDIO associates © Davide Perbellini + 14

This week we present a selection of the best images of chapels which have been published on our site. These 13 projects from locations around the world reveal the many different ways available to designers to create sacred spaces such as chapels. Below is a selection of images by prominent photographers such as Adolf BereuterYao Li, and João Ferrand

11 of the Most Impressive and Innovative Rooftop Spaces

12:00 - 25 March, 2018
11 of the Most Impressive and Innovative Rooftop Spaces, © Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

© Bruno Helbling © Studio Bauhaus, Ryuji Inoue © Bruce Damonte © Hiroyuki Oki + 12

This week, we present a selection of 11 of the best images of rooftop spaces. These spaces, usually terraces conceived for the enjoyment of views and fresh air, can often be the most important element of a design. Some of these rooftops surprise us with wonderful gardens, others with impressive pools, and others even with fun games for children. Below is a selection of images from prominent photographers such as Nico ArellanoHiroyuki Oki, and Amit Geron.

11 Houses with Unique Living Rooms

12:00 - 18 March, 2018
11 Houses with Unique Living Rooms, © Hiroshi Ueda
© Hiroshi Ueda

© Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners © Toby Scott © Akihide Mishima © David Foessel + 12

Living rooms are spaces dedicated to sharing time with family, receiving visitors, working, and carrying out a wide range of unpredictable activities. Regardless of their size, the key to an innovative design for this part of a house is in creative spatial organization, in its connection to other parts of the home and, above all, in programmatic flexibility. Here, we present a selection of exceptional living rooms captured by renowned photographers such as Hiroshi UedaDavid Foessel, and Wison Tungthunya.

15 Bars That Combine Texture, Lighting, and Materials to Perfection

12:00 - 11 March, 2018
15 Bars That Combine Texture, Lighting, and Materials to Perfection, © Yann Deret
© Yann Deret

© studiovd.gr © Frank Herfort © Yuri Palmin © Imagen Subliminal + 16

Bars are the perfect meeting place to finish the day in the company of friends and a few drinks. The relaxed atmosphere and lighting allow intimate discussions around tables, while the social butterflies can instead meet around the focal element of the space, the bar.

The atmosphere provoked by the mixture of textures, smells, materials, and darkness—ideally accompanied by a cocktail menu—is an essential component in helping us find our favorite watering holes. Read on for a selection of 15 incredible examples of this typology, with images by prominent photographers such as Frank HerfortSerena Eller Vanicher, and Yann Deret

15 Incredible Architectural Works in the Mountains

12:00 - 4 March, 2018
15 Incredible Architectural Works in the Mountains, © Adolf Bereuter
© Adolf Bereuter

© Felipe Camus © Anze Cokl © inexhibit.com © Thomas Jantscher + 16

The mountains—one of the contexts that almost every architect would like to build in at least once. And yet even though it's an attractive setting, the associated challenges, including, but not limited to the sheer remoteness of mountain regions and their distance from basic services, make building in the mountains particularly demanding.

We've compiled a selection of 15 incredible works of architecture that maximize the breathtaking surroundings found in mountainous areas, featuring photographs from Felipe CamusJanez Martincic, and Anze Cokl.

18 Fantastic Permeable Facades

12:00 - 25 February, 2018
© Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

© Nguyen Thai Thach © Koji Fuji / Nacasa & Partners Inc © Pedro Nuno Pacheco © Gonzalo Viramonte + 20

Recently, a new trend in architecture has emerged: Several of the latest projects highlighted by ArchDaily, including some winners in the Building of the Year Awards, are using permeable facades as an attractive option for their exterior finishes.

Better lighting, ventilation, and visibility are some of the advantages brought by this type of façades. Below is a selection of 15 images from prominent photographers such as Andrés ValbuenaPedro Nuno Pacheco, and Koji Fuji Nacasa & Partners Inc.

11 Houses With Incredible Cantilevers

12:00 - 18 February, 2018
© Cécile Septet
© Cécile Septet

© Juan Solano © Ivan Hunter © Sergio Pirrone © Satoshi Asawaka + 12

Cantilevers, structures that protrude from a building without the need for supports, are highly popular not only for their dramatic aesthetic effect, but also for the demonstration of technical mastery involved in their development. But we rarely see cantilevers in housing. For this reason, in this installment of our Photos of the Week, we have made a selection of 11 houses that seem to defy the physical laws of construction. Keep reading to see photos of renowned photographers such as Cécile Septet, Ema Peter, and Juan Solano.

14 Bedrooms to Fall In Love With on Valentine's Day

12:00 - 11 February, 2018
14 Bedrooms to Fall In Love With on Valentine's Day, Cortesía de Linda Bergroth
Cortesía de Linda Bergroth

© Cosmo Laera © Jeanna Berger © Hiroyuki Oki © Corentin Schieb + 15

Ah, love—one of life's most treasured gifts. Whether we're talking about erotic or plantonic love, Valentine's Day is the day to go all out with your expressions of affection. Maybe you'll go out to dinner, or go on a nice date, or treat yourself to a just a little more of the things that make you happy. And then, you'll move it to the bedroom to fall into a blissful slumber... or not.

In any case, these nice bedrooms will inspire lovely thoughts for this special day. Here we present 14 bedrooms to fall in love with (or in!) featuring photos from Emily Hutchinson, Cosmo Laera and Andreja Budjevac.

11 Houses With Gorgeous Double-Height Spaces

12:00 - 4 February, 2018
© Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners
© Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners

© Hiroyuki Oki © Rena Lorenz Cortesía de Seets + Spectacle © Ikuya Sasaki + 13

The private dwelling is a particularly favorable place in which to enjoy double-height spaces. This design strategy not only allows vertical spaces to be connected, but also enriches the functional and aesthetic possibilities of a building; often used in living rooms and kitchens, these spaces are designed to generate encounters between occupants. In this Photos of the Week selection, we present images by renowned photographers such as Kim ZwartsRena Lorenz, and Shigeo Ogawa

15 Fantastic Photos of Stunning Staircases

12:00 - 28 January, 2018
© Johannes Vogt
© Johannes Vogt

© Mark Cocksedge © Ed Reeve © José Campos © Bruce Damonte + 16

The staircase is a fundamental element for the connection of architectural spaces. But beyond its functional use, in many projects the staircase serves as a sculptural object, offering an opportunity for architects to generate creative spatial forms that animate the built space. In this installment of our Photos of the Week, we present 15 incredible staircases captured by photographers such as Patricia ParinejadJosé Campos, and Brigida González.

Architecture and the Bare Body: 15 Spaces for Healing, Relaxing and Bathing

12:00 - 21 January, 2018
Architecture and the Bare Body: 15 Spaces for Healing, Relaxing and Bathing, © Kevin Scott
© Kevin Scott

© David Romero-Uzeda © Vinicius Nunes © Clément Guillaume Cortesía de A2arquitectos + 16

Spas, swimming pools, and saunas are spaces to which we turn in search of positive experiences, especially healing and sanitation. What characterizes all of these spaces is a requirement to wear little clothing--or even none at all--meaning that these spaces have very different expectations regarding nudity, privacy, and the human body when compared to other forms of architecture. From the point of view of design, nudity requires specific spatial conditions, forcing architects to think carefully about details such as the opacity of materials and the dimensions of space. With this in mind, this week we present a selection of the 15 best images of healing spaces, captured by renowned photographers such as Kevin ScottClément Guillaume, and Marcello Mariana.