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Category: Residential

May 09, 2016 /

The Commons
Breathe Architecture
Melbourne, Australia

The Commons, by Breathe Architecture, is situated in East Brunswick, six kilometers from Melbourne’s CBD. Clad in a chevron-patterned façade, the building is a raw and captivating piece of architecture. It’s also the prototype for a new development model, called Nightingale, which aims to transform the way that apartment buildings are financed and designed in Australia. It sits in stark contrast to current housing models, which remain unaffordable and conservative in their ambitions.

February 22, 2016 /

Quinta Monroy
ELEMENTAL
Iquique, Chile

ELEMENTAL is a Chilean based architecture practice who focus on architecture work of public interest and social impact. ELEMENTAL´s director, Alejandro Aravena, was awarded this years Pritzker Prize and appointed director of the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale. ELEMENTAL first made a name for themselves in 2004 with Quinta Monroy, a social housing project in the very centre of Iquique, Chile. The site had been illegally occupied by 97 families since the 1960's, who they rehoused on the same 5,000 square metre site.

February 01, 2016 /

Villa Alem
Valerio Olgiati
Altentejo, Portugal

Nestled in a vast forest of cork trees in Portugal's rural Alentejo region, the secluded Villa Alem by Swiss architect Valerio Olgiati offers an ambitious reinterpretation of the courtyard type, at the scale of a single family home.

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