© LEVEL Architects
We asked the architects what the biggest challenge was to design this house with a slide — or more precisely, ‘the slide house’.
“When we first met our client, their foremost request was to have a slide included in the design,” says Kazuki Nakamura, co-founder of LEVEL Architects in Tokyo.
Sequential Photos © Shinichi Tanaka（タナカシンイチ）
Imagine you were a kid living in a house like this. Everyday would be a party, don’t you think?
Every company should have a courtyard like this for employees. Oh well… only in our dreams.
Fashion designer Elie Tahari hired MVVA to add a soothing landscape to a windowless suburban “box” he was renovating to relocate 300 warehouse and accounting staff. Mr. Tahari’s work spaces in New York City are renowned for their sensuous materials and unusual uses of landscape; he sought to recreate that feel in an otherwise hostile suburban building.
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Not far off the Pacific coast in the Costa Rican jungle, a community has taken to the trees to craft a new, sustainable life off the grid and away from urbanity. Finca Bellavista is a community of long-term residents and travel guests housed in a network of tree houses built right into the rain forest canopy. Perched above the forest floor, these tree houses are connected by zip lines and sky bridges, accessible by stairs and ladders from the ground level.
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Photo © Fernando Gomulya
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Designed by ID-EA, headed up by Elsye Alam, this house is not only a comfortable and elegant family home but a highly functional and inventive one too. Built for the Los Angeles-based designer’s family in Jakarta, Indonesia, the Alam Residence hosts two generations and three households in a single three-storey building.
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