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Cabins in Bosques de Mar Azul / Estudio Nómade

© Luis Barandiaran© Luis Barandiaran© Luis Barandiaran© Luis Barandiaran+ 31

Mar Azul, Argentina
  • Architects: Estudio Nomade
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  154
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2014
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Hormigon pasalto, Trimble Navigation

Ceramic House / Ezequiel Spinelli + Facundo S. López

© Luis Barandiarán© Luis Barandiarán© Luis Barandiarán© Luis Barandiarán+ 25

Villa Elisa, Argentina

Casa Ballena Art Center / RIMA Design Group

© Rafael Gamo© Rory Gardiner© Rory Gardiner© Rory Gardiner+ 40

  • Architects: RIMA Design Group
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  6996 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Blanco, Kohler, Sherwin-Williams, Construlita, +15

Casa en la Huerta / WOHA by Antonio Maciá

© David Frutos© David Frutos© David Frutos© David Frutos+ 26

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  229
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Finsa, Sido Madera

Housing for the Elderly: Examples of Independent and Community Living

Architecture is constantly changing and adapting to new needs, which are linked to social, economic, technological, political, and demographic changes. In this sense, the aging population is one of the most outstanding changes of the 21st century: The increase in life expectancy and the decrease in fertility rates mean that the older population is increasingly numerous. How can architecture help to provide a better quality of life, promote the autonomy, dignity, and well-being of the elderly?

© Paul Ott© Petra Rainer© Eugeni Pons© René Rissland+ 31

CRA House / Estudio MMX

© Rafael GamoCRA House / Estudio MMX© Rafael Gamo© Rafael Gamo+ 24

Valle de Bravo, Mexico
  • Architects: Estudio MMX
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  590
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020

Punta Chilen House / Baltazar Sánchez

© Nico Saieh© Nico Saieh© Nico Saieh© Nico Saieh+ 27

Ancud, Chile
  • Architects: Baltazar Sánchez
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  400
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016

The Last House / Arnau estudi d'arquitectura

© Marc Torra_Fragments.cat© Marc Torra_Fragments.cat© Marc Torra_Fragments.cat© Marc Torra_Fragments.cat+ 21

Bosque Apartment Intervention / Aquiles Jarrín

© JAG Studio© JAG Studio© JAG Studio© JAG Studio+ 18

  • Designers: Aquiles Jarrín
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  120
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020

Weekend Shelter / Agora Arquitectura

© Joan Casals Pañella© Joan Casals Pañella© Joan Casals Pañella© Joan Casals Pañella+ 19

  • Architects: Agora Arquitectura
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  40
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Persiana Barcelona, Barnacork

“La Dolce Mela" Agritour Farmhouse / studio raro

Courtesy of studio raroCourtesy of studio raroCourtesy of studio raroCourtesy of studio raro+ 32

  • Architects: studio raro
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  230
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019

Adventurous Global School / Orient Occident Atelier

© Magic Kwan, Kenrick Wong© Magic Kwan, Kenrick Wong© Magic Kwan, Kenrick Wong© Magic Kwan, Kenrick Wong+ 20

Brick Vault House / Space Popular

© Mariela Apollonio© Mariela Apollonio© Mariela Apollonio© Mariela Apollonio+ 37

Santa Bárbara, Spain

El Porvenir Children Center / Taller Síntesis

© Mauricio Carvajal© Mauricio Carvajal© Mauricio Carvajal© Mauricio Carvajal+ 28

  • Architects: Taller Sintesis
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  2620
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Acoustic 43, Argos, Calypso, Cubiertas & Aluminios, Cubiertec, +3

Tanzhaus Zürich Cultural Center / Estudio Barozzi Veiga

© Simon Menges© Simon Menges© Simon Menges© Simon Menges+ 30

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1500
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Sika, Deutsche FOAMGLAS®, Geberit, HERAKLITH, Kone, +22

17 Unconventional Stair Railings To Inspire Your Next Project

Cortesía de Olgooco Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh© Tomas Balej© Fran Parente© Christian Richters+ 18

Guardrails and handrails are two elements that are often confused. While the first is used to close a space and prevent a person from falling, the second is a support bar for balance. Normally standard solutions are used for both elements, but with an attractive design, they can become standout details in a project.

For inspiration on materials, structures, and details of guardrails and handrails, here are 17 notable examples.

A Collection of Herzog & de Meuron's Striking Staircases

Stairs aren't only a means of vertical circulation. Through their might and scale, this building element can easily become the protagonist of a space. From afar one can observe the movement of people; from within the staircase the viewer is treated to new angles and perspectives of the building.

The prominence of staircases in the work of 2001 Pritzker Prize winners Herzog and de Meuron underscore the belief that risers and treads are never solely an element of circulation—they are generators of dynamism and rhythm that influence the essence of their projects.