Northeast of Scotland, in the area of Aberdeenshire, the London agency Moxon Architects has completed the restoration and extension of the cottage of the nineteenth century. Grafted on the south facade, a glass extension, wood and concrete home opens on the surrounding countryside.
For the Institute of Genetics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, the January Sestak and Marek Deyl Studio PHA architects created this staircase is completely transparent grilles and steel cables. Steel also, the handrail folds and stands as a nod to the helical structure of DNA.
At Lerida in Spain, the Dutch architectural firm Mecanoo just completed the construction of this theater and convention center. A stone vessel landed in the mountainous and rocky landscape of the city.
Gary Chang, Hong-Kong of 46 years, transformed his studio 32 square meters in an amazing living space. Multiplying the technical tips, the space changes according to times of the day and offers an impressive number of uses for such a surface.
In Graiguenamanagh, a small village in the Irish countryside, the Boyd Cody agency has made this little concrete house. An architecture of faults, with crenellated contours, drawing fine spaces between interior and exterior, drawing the landscape into the heart of the living space.
On the Idéobain 2010 lounge which just ended at the Porte de Versailles, the network Matério presented a sample of technologies and innovative materials. Concrete, metal, glass, synthetic materials or natural products, many colors, textures or effects, as many opportunities for designers and architects.