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Maison à Vincennes

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Maison à Vincennes

Maison à Vincennes

Maison à Vincennes

Maison à Vincennes

via archinect.com | photos © Sergio Grazia

The object of our renovation work is a house located in Vincennes, within the radius which surrounds the Château de Vincennes, a radius monitored by architects of historical monuments.

The building seems to have remained largely in its original state since the beginning of the 20th century, and has not been renovated at all for at least thirty years. The distribution of spaces was very awkward, and any rapport between the house and the garden was nonexistent. In regards to an energy plan there was no insulation (neither within the walls nor within the attic spaces), and only single, non-waterproofed windows. The means of heating the house being individual gas burners. Almost a caricature.
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Silo House, Arizona

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Silo House, Arizona

Silo House, Arizona

Silo House, Arizona

via ignant.de | Photos © Mark Lipczynski

Arizona-based architect and product designer Christoph Kaiser converted a mid-century steel-wall grain silo into a house. Located in the heart of Downtown Phoenix’s up-and-coming Garfield Historic District, the Silo House is restricted to a 230 sq ft footprint and a 340 sq ft total livable space.
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Lake House, Massachusetts

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Lake House, Massachusetts

Lake House, Massachusetts

Lake House, Massachusetts

Lake House, Massachusetts

via dezeen.com | photos © Studio Dubuisson

Called Lake House, the sculptural two-storey dwelling was designed by Taylor and Miller as an abstract composition of volumes and forms. It encompasses 1,650 square feet (153 square metres), and was designed to serve as a country retreat for a Manhattan-based fashion executive and musician.
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Mclaren Honda MP4-X

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Mclaren Honda MP4-X

Mclaren Honda MP4-X

via designboom.com | photos © Mclaren Honda

When Mclaren Honda has a building full of engineers and designers often confined by rules and restrictions, they need to somehow vent their creative ideas. The ’MP4-X’ concept was established to harness Mclaren’s vision for the future of motorsport technology by employing alternative power sources, adaptable chassis and computer systems that can communicate in the event of a failure or problem. The formula one team equipped the concept with the most cutting edge technological solutions that exist in the world today to create a race car that could exist in the distant future.
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In Residence: Jim Olson

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Up in the trees with the nature-loving architect

The home of architect Jim Olson—founder of Seattle-based practice Olson Kundig—is a monument to the principles that have underpinned his entire architectural career: the idea that buildings can serve as a bridge between nature, culture, histories and people.
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