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Duravit – Oodi Central Library

The new Oode (English: ode) central library in downtown Helsinki opened on December 5, 2018, the day before the 101st anniversary of Finland’s independence. The parliament building, concert hall, Alvar Aalto’s Finlandia hall, and Steven Holl’s Museum Kiasma are all...

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Grey Stone

Local architects practising the contemporary vernacular are fortunate to have witnessed the works of modern greats, such as Le Corbusier and Louis I. Kahn, seen in exceptional buildings. India poses very particular challenges, this due to differing contexts throughout the length and breadth of the country.

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Lasting Signature

Architect Nico van der Meulen designed this residence for his family in a leafy Johannesburg suburb in the mid-eighties. He had just inaugurated his practice and worked from his home, opting to specialise from the outset in the design of upmarket, contemporary residences.

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Urban Art Space

The sensory nature of this architectural space infuses sleekness with its soulful qualities of place making. This minimalist, ‘single’ space apartment is defined by crafted energy, through a romance with concrete, solid timber, clay brick, mirror planes, white walls and polished stone.

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Architecture – Space Enclosed

‘Every great architect is – necessarily – a great poet. He must be a great, original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.’ So, what are the characteristics most appreciated about modern architecture? cover: Kevin Lloyd Architects [gallery type="rectangular"...

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Glee, a new pay-as-you-go co-working space, opens in Green Point

Shared office spaces have become very much of a ‘thing’ in recent years. But few, if any, offer a fully flexible payment plan that works with an entrepreneur’s, start-up’s or freelancer’s finances. Enter Glee at Work a new pay-as-you-go co-working space located in the...

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Woodland Gem

The Sea Ranch is a planned, unincorporated community and census-designated area located in Sonoma County, California near San Francisco.

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California Dream

SAOTA’s first completed project in Los Angeles, Stradella is a remodel of an existing 1970’s house on a beautiful promontory in Bel Air.

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Art of Compact

Located below the elevation of Strand Street, De Waterkant is a unique address within the City Bowl.

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Syros Summerhouse

The design process begins with a thorough conceptual approach and the correlation and interaction between the distinct units of the project.

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Flexform – Caldas da Rainha, Portugal

The pure lines and modern architecture of this villa, set among the wind-blown hills of Portugal, blend seamlessly with the surrounding countryside. The spacious, light-filled living room opens onto the swimming pool and was furnished with a composition of the Magnum...

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Fine Balance

This youthful yet sophisticated contemporary family dwelling is set in a north-facing cove on Sydney’s vast natural harbour. The site borders a recreational park and a public pier that juts out into the bay; this element forms one axis for the site, whilst a pristine beach directly in front of the site, forms another.

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