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House in Frogs Hollow Williamson Chong Architects

"The House in Frogs Hollow is a country retreat located on a long slope of the Niagara Escarpment overlooking Georgian Bay. The property is a collection of eroded clay hills and protected watershed zones blanketed with a dense field of hawthorn and native grasses. It is not picturesque, but tough and rather impenetrable."


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Bin Thanh House in Vietnam.

Vo Trong Nghia Architects has completed ‘Binh Thanh House’, a residence which responds to the region’s tropical climate through its blurred division of internal and external space. Located in the center of Ho Chi Minh city, the house was designed for two families; a couple in their sixties and their son’s couple with a child.

Against a backdrop of this duality, the concept of the house is to accommodate two different lifestyles in a tropical climate; one is a natural and traditional lifestyle, utilizing natural lighting and ventilation, and the other is a modern and well-tempered lifestyle with mechanical equipments such as air-conditioners.
Spaces for modern lifestyle are allocated in three floating volumes wrapped by concrete pattern blocks. Between volumes are two in-between spaces covered by glasses and widely open to the exterior, where the residents enjoy their natural life with wind, sunlight, green and water.

Photography by Oki Hiroyuki


Clever Use of Space :Micro-loft in Manhattan

designed-for-life:

When it comes to small homes, it’s very important to be smart and creative. The hardest part is to provide an uncluttered environment and create as much space and storage as possible, so when I stumbled across this little gem I just had to share it with you all.

By installing four “living platforms”, Specht Harpman turned what was essentially dead space into a really cool multi-level home that hides plenty of great storage. Read on for a tour!

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Towers Ben Marcin

"The Towers is a study of apartment high-rises and skyscrapers, taken from a distance and presented in such a way as to portray both a sense of human power and isolation. I climbed to the top levels of parking garages or walked out onto elevated freeways to position myself for some of these photographs.  At other times, I was able to establish a spot up to half a mile away although I don’t normally have that kind of space to work with. My attempt was to capture not only the architectural beauty of these structures but also their eerie impersonality when looked at from a certain vantage point - like honeycombs with their relentless patterns of steel and windows. I deliberately removed any traces of sky to emphasize the solitude of these buildings. Unlike the rural and row houses that I often photograph – where personality and individualism predominate – the urban towers exist at a kind of emotionless macro level, exuding a sense of awe; a world where hundreds, if not thousands, of people work and live."