Best of #August

August offered dramatic natures, functional houses, future living scenarios and relaxed environments. Read here the best stories.

Andrew Trotter, Masseria Moroseta, Ostuni, 2016
White Mediterranean architectures immersed in nature, energy-efficient single family houses, Columbia University’s new medical center, future housing scenarios in Japan and new working spaces for workers’ delight. Find here a selection of the best August stories. 

– Built to achieve the maximum energy efficiency and out of a low construction budget, Oh Lab designed a house in Mallorca that needs very little energy maintenance.

– Delved into the heart of Pugliese traditions of construction and building, the farmhouse designed by Andrew Trotter is surrounded by centennial olive trees, celebrating relaxation and rural simplicity.

– In order not to lock them in a safe, athlete Gabriela Koukalová designed some sculpture-trophies together with Lasvit, for the Czech athletes in Rio de Janeiro.

– The exhibition at the Vitra Museum embodies Bless’ search for an everyday rhythm of concentration and relaxation, where to experience self-regulated productivity and leisure.

– Built on top of an existing garage in a calm residenal neighborhood of Brookline, Boston, Cyclopean House is a single-family house designed by Ensamble Studio.

– With “Co-dividual”, House Vision 2016 explores new living solutions and survival strategies showing how we will live in the future, starting from Japan.

– In Bas Princen’s photos, each image is suspended within uncertain temporality between past and future; the present constitutes a moment of contemplation.

– Sohei Arao (Sides Core) designed a single-family house in a quiet residential area of Mikage, a simple container made of quality materials to be used the easyest.

– Located in a stabilized area of detached houses and garden plots, Plural designed a single-family house divided into two concentric parts, providing intimacy and isolation.

– Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the Vagelos Education Center is a new, state-of-the-art medical and graduate education building at Columbia University Medical Center in New York.

Top: Bas Princen, Section (Petra), 2012. © Bas Princen, courtesy Solo Galerie


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