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Nha Tran Villa: Tropical Asian-Inspired Modern House in Vietnam

Modern residential building with concrete exterior, wooden screens, and rooftop garden.

Butecco’s innovative design for the Nha Tran Villa in Binh Duong, Vietnam, seamlessly blends modern architecture with the serene essence of tropical Asian style. This 375m2 house, designed in 2022, caters to a father of two daughters, providing ample private spaces for the children while fostering a communal living environment. The building’s shape, inspired by rectangular boxes, features a striking façade with a long louvre window system that enhances wind convection and recalls traditional tropical architecture. Carefully selected materials, including rustic gray honeycomb stone and deep brown wood, lend a sense of solidity and peace to the villa.

Himawari Nursery School: Creating a Warm, Child-Friendly Atmosphere

A modern outdoor play area with wooden structures, greenery, and a tent for children.

Akaike Tohyama ArchitectsHimawari Nursery School in Tokyo, Japan, is a captivating new addition to the city’s architectural landscape. Designed in 2022, this one-story wooden structure was created to foster interaction and experiences among children of different ages. By strategically zoning the nursery rooms, hall, and staff areas, the design promotes a seamless flow between indoor and outdoor spaces, transforming the entire site into a vibrant “playground” for the young students.

American Australian Association Murdoch Center: Transforming Midtown Manhattan with Flexible Hospitality Design

Sleek wooden slat walls and vibrant orange sofa create a warm, modern living space.

The American Australian Association (AAA) recently unveiled its new Murdoch Center in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, designed by renowned architecture firm Woods Bagot. This state-of-the-art cultural center blends flexible office spaces with versatile event areas, providing a dynamic hub for strengthening ties between Australia and the United States.

Featuring a seamless integration of hospitality and functionality, the design incorporates custom movable furnishings and exposed ceilings that create a gallery-like atmosphere, perfectly suited for the AAA’s rotating arts programming.

Downside-up: Treviso Apartment Defies Gravity with Concrete Soffit

Spacious, modern living room with concrete ceiling, blue TV cabinet, and potted plants.

The Downside-up apartment designed by Clinicaurbana in Treviso, Italy, showcases a captivating inversion of spatial hierarchies. Featuring a dominant concrete soffit that dictates the room dynamics, this 2023 project subverts traditional design norms. The horizontal plane counteracts the vertical wooden panels, creating a harmonious interplay of elements. Traversing the space, tortuous profiles weave along the architectural lines, seamlessly integrating domestic furnishings and equipment, evoking a “delirium of detail” that captivates the eye.

Ibsen House: A Modern Oasis in São Paulo

Modern living room opening onto a pool with lush greenery in the background.

Step into the heart of São Paulo, Brazil, where the Ibsen House redefines modern living. Designed by Matheus Farah e Manoel Maia Arquitetura in 2020, this house merges the beauty of nature with architectural innovation. Its unique design features vertical gardens, large sliding panels for flexible space division, and a central pool visible from nearly every room, offering a seamless blend of indoor and outdoor living.

Experience a home where privacy meets communal enjoyment, all while maintaining harmony with its vibrant surroundings.

S Shelter: A Cozy Retreat Amidst Nature

S Shelter: A Cozy Retreat Amidst Nature

The S Shelter by ECGP (Elisa Cifuentes & Giuliano Pastorelli Arquitectos) is a serene wooden cabin located in the lush Andean region of Recinto, Chile. Designed as a compact yet elegant space for solo travelers, couples, or small families, it offers stunning views of the surrounding forest through expansive windows. Unique features include a linear corridor enhancing the scenic views and a skylight that bathes the interior in natural light, all crafted by local carpenters.

S Shelter stands as a testament to intimate, nature-immersed architecture.

Warm Nest: A Trailblazing Therapeutic Space

Warm Nest: A Trailblazing Therapeutic Space

Explore Warm Nest, Ark-Shelter‘s innovative healing facility in Knokke-Heist, Belgium. Merging modern, wooden design with the Maggie care philosophy, it redefines therapeutic architecture. Created with a focus on patients’ diverse needs, Warm Nest offers brain-healthy spaces amid nature, emphasizing sustainable design for future wellbeing.

This sanctuary is more than a building; it’s a holistic approach to healing, blending architectural elegance with compassionate care.