Move east more than 500 km from the southeast coast of Africa you will reach Madagascar, a rich country in natural resources. Graphite, chromite, bauxite, coal, and most importantly, renewable energy resources from water are just some of the natural resources of the fourth largest island in the world.
Project name
Baobab Waterfall
Architecture firm
Ahmad Eghtesad, Mohammad Aghaei
Location
Madagascar
Tools used
ArchiCAD, Autodesk 3ds Max, Rhinoceros 3D, Grasshopper, V-ray, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator
Taking cues from the adjacent 1880’s Villas – form, scale, set-backs, roof profiles – a simple, contemporary palette of complimentary materials and finishes was introduced. House and garden were orchestrated to reflect the owner’s generosity of spirit, modern taste, dynamic family lifestyle and desire to engage with their suburban community.
Project name
Parkside Residence
Architecture firm
Ashley Halliday Architects
Location
Australia
Photography
Anthony Basheer
Designed by the architect Ángel Márquez Núñez, founder of the emerging firm Proyecto Vertical, the Akko-Tlani house is in the magical town of Tlayacapan located in the State of Morelos, 85 kilometers away from Mexico City and 45 minutes from the city of Cuernavaca.
Project name
Akko-Tlani House
Architecture firm
Proyecto Vertical
Location
Tlayacapan, Morelos, Mexico
Tools used
Autodesk AutoCAD, Autodesk Revit, Autodesk 3ds Max, Adobe Photoshop, Corona Renderer, Affinity
Located in the financial industry belt adjacent to Hongling North Road, the project includes a high-rise office and apartment tower, along with a retail podium. Inspired by Chinese thoughts, the design integrates the natural elements. The design divides the tower crown into four jagged quadrants. The shape is drawn from the conceit of the Pinwheel...
Project name
Bagualing Industrial Park Urban Renewal Design
Architecture firm
Aedas
Location
Baguashi Street, Shenzhen, China
The Perched House stands true to its name; wherein the first floor mass hangs effortlessly on the ground floor, forming a minimal and indulging architectural elevation. The house rests in a modest plot size of 6800 sft. The dwelling of 3 bedrooms, common spaces and an entertainment room takes upto 6000 sft in its built form.
Project name
The Perched House
Architecture firm
VPA Architects
Location
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Photography
Inclined Studio
All under one roof: Focketyn del Rio Studio completes the transformation of the kHaus Basel, Switzerland. The transformation of a pre-existing building into a new cultural center has become a model for circular architecture and re-use: built 150 years ago as a military barracks, this seminal building has just become a new public nexus in the heart...
Project name
kHaus Cultural Center
Architecture firm
Focketyn del Rio Studio GmbH, Basel, Miquel del Rio + Hans Focketyn
Location
Kasernenhof 8, 4057 Basel, Switzerland
Photography
Adrià Goula, Piotr Hraptovich
Relaxation in the middle of the Alps surrounded by picturesque mountains. This dream has become reality with Chalet D in the Austrian Alps. Chalet D was designed as a holiday chalet including a spa area, where several friendly families can spend their holidays together.
Project name
Chalet D
Architecture firm
monovolume architecture + design
Location
Austria
Photography
Meraner and Hauser
There are several variables to consider when selecting a fireplace for your house. One of the most crucial considerations is how it would complement your current living room decor. It's also very important to choose a fireplace that blends in with the rest of your decor rather than sticks out. Here are some pointers on how to choose a fireplace tha...
Written by
Allen Brown
Photography
Flam Nordic

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