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T-Nursery / Uchida Architect Design Office

© Hiroyuki Kawano © Hiroyuki Kawano © Hiroyuki Kawano © Hiroyuki Kawano + 15

Dazaifu City, Japan

Experiential Shelter: 600 Kinetic Shingles Reinvent the Traditional Finnish Hut

© NEON © NEON © NEON © NEON + 15

Designed by NEON, the Shiver House is a radical reinvention of the common Finnish Hut (mökki). The project is a kinetic "animal-like" structure which moves and adapts in response to surrounding natural forces. Shiver House is an exploration into the idea that architecture can be used as a means to create a closer emotional link between its inhabitants and the natural world it sits within. In addition, the project explores the idea that architecture can be made to seem "alive" with the intention that this will engender a deeper and longer-lasting emotional relationship between people and the structures they inhabit.

Conceptually, the piece thus suggests that architecture, rather than static and function-led, can be a poetic, living, and dynamic element that changes the way we relate to the landscape that surrounds us.

Timber House / KÜHNLEIN Architektur

via KÜHNLEIN Architektur via KÜHNLEIN Architektur via KÜHNLEIN Architektur via KÜHNLEIN Architektur + 12

Villa SR / Reitsema and Partners Architects

© Ronald Tilleman © Ronald Tilleman © Ronald Tilleman © Ronald Tilleman + 20

Rijssen, The Netherlands

LANDHAUS / Thomas Kröger Architekt

© Thomas Heimann © Thomas Heimann © Thomas Heimann © Thomas Heimann + 22

OZ House / Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados

© Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon + 24

São Roque, Brazil
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2013
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Ananda, Day Brasil, Induparket

Open-Source Children's Furniture You Can Download and Manufacture Locally

In her Sesc Pompéia theater, architect Lina Bo Bardi designed a central stage revealing the structure and all the functions of the theater's program, and renouncing traditional theater seating. Her seats were not upholstered, were close to each other, and encouraged a more aware, attentive, and upright posture among the audience, thus honoring, according to her, the ancient art of theater.

In the same way that the characteristics of architectural spaces alter our mood, feelings, concentration, and learning, so does the integral design element of furniture, which must be taken seriously when considering comprehensive user experiences. Regarding schools and learning environments in particular, the same attention given to teaching materials is often not conferred on furniture and physical structure.

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Dune House / Marc Koehler Architects

© Filip Dujardin              © Filip Dujardin              © Filip Dujardin              © Filip Dujardin              + 18

School in Saint-Maurice / Graeme Mann & Patricia Capua Mann

© Thomas Jantscher © Yves André © Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher + 28

The Versatility of OSB Panels in 12 Projects

OSB (Oriented Strand Board) can be easily recognized for its distinctive appearance. This material consists of cross-oriented layers of wood strands compressed and bonded together with resin, applied under high pressure and temperature. As a result, the standardized panels have great stiffness, strength, and stability, and are often used as wall cladding attached to the steel frame of a building or as partitions. Also, they have good soundproofing capabilities, since the panels are uniform and have no internal gaps or voids. It is also worth mentioning that OSB can be fully recycled, thereby being considered eco-friendly.

Fine Arts Museum of Asturias / Francisco Mangado

© Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute + 23

Oviedo, Spain

Malva House / Bloco Arquitetos

© Joana França © Joana França © Joana França © Joana França + 26

Brasília, Brazil
  • Architects: Bloco Arquitetos
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2014
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: By Silva, Concresteel, Dessine, Indusparquet, Palimanam Pedras , +1

LeBreton 4482 Building / Barq

© Federico Kulekdjian
© Federico Kulekdjian

© Federico Kulekdjian © Federico Kulekdjian © Federico Kulekdjian © Federico Kulekdjian + 24

Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Architects: Barq
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2014

Architectonic & Structural Possibilities of Log Wood

The world of architecture and construction has observed, with increasing attention, technological innovations involving wood. Although it is a material that has been widely used for thousands of years, recent research involving industrial manufacturing and machining technologies has provided even greater quality control and an increased diversity of uses, causing it to be described by many as the material of the future. To this end, common myths including wood's lack of resistance to fire and the implausibility of using it to structure tall buildings have been debunked.

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Afsharian's House / ReNa Design

Courtesy of Reza Najafian Courtesy of Reza Najafian Courtesy of Reza Najafian Courtesy of Reza Najafian + 29

Kermanshah, Iran
  • Architects: ReNa Design
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  600
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2013

Aireys House / Byrne Architects

© Shannon McGrath      © Shannon McGrath      © Shannon McGrath      © Shannon McGrath      + 17

Aireys Inlet, Australia
  • Architects: Byrne Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  377
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2014

Writer's Retreat / Architectare

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti + 18

Petrópolis, Brazil
  • Architects: Architectare
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  31