Valerie Schweitzer Architects
Residential

Inspired in part by the closing of a butterfly’s wings and other organic forms, this 350 square-foot, designed by Valerie Schweitzer Architects, is an art studio and private office for a family home in Westport, Connecticut, provides a serene refuge. Like shards protruding from the earth, the studio’s angled panels clad in stucco and recycled teak, […]

House for Trees
CultureResidential

About from Vo Trong Nghia Architects: Under rapid urbanization, cities in Vietnam have diverged far from their origins as sprawling tropical forests. In Ho Chi Minh City, for example, only 0.25% area of the entire city is covered with greenery. An over-abundance of motorbikes causes daily traffic congestion as well as serious air pollution. As […]

Linked Hybrid
Residential

About from the Architect: The 220,000 square meter pedestrian-oriented Linked Hybrid complex, sited adjacent to the site of old city wall of Beijing, aims to counter the current urban developments in China by creating a new twenty-first century porous urban space, inviting and open to the public from every side. Filmic urban public space; around, […]

House NA by Sou Fujimoto
Residential

About from the Architect: You may remember Sou Fujimoto Architects radical House NA from this video we shared with you last November. Designed for a young couple in a quiet Tokyo neighborhood, the 914 square-foot transparent house contrasts the typical concrete block walls seen in most of Japan’s dense residential areas. Associated with the concept […]