Garden terraces link living spaces in Ha House by Vo Trong Nghia Architects

Ha House by VTN Architects

Gardens can be found on all the different levels of this house in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, designed by Vo Trong Nghia Architects. Ha House is the latest addition to Vo Trong Nghia Architects’ House for Trees series, a project that aims to bring urban dwellers in closer proximity to nature. Each house typology has one thing

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Jacobs Yaniv Architects’ concrete Bare House opens out to a neighbouring field

Bare House by Jacobs Yaniv Architects

Jacobs Yaniv Architects has completed a concrete house in Tel Aviv, which features a living room with industrial furnishings and a window wall that opens. Named Bare House, the single-storey dwelling was designed for a family of four that required a simple home that catered for time spent together, while forming a connection to an

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Laura Álvarez Architecture transforms stone ruin into zero-energy Villa Slow

Villa Slow by Laura Alvarez

This holiday home in Spain by Laura Álvarez Architecture is built from the walls of a stone ruin and generates more energy that it consumes. Named Villa Slow, the dwelling replaces a former ruin found in rolling hills in the natural park of Valles Pasiegos. It is designed to have minimal impact on its environment, and

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Housing Starts Decline in March

Total housing starts fell 0.3 percent in March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.14 million units from a downwardly revised reading in February, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department that was …

“The vision of the home as a tranquil respite from labour is a patriarchal fantasy”

Nuclear family home

Is the nuclear family home an architectural tool of repression and social control? asks Phineas Harper. The nuclear family house is one of the most successful architectural inventions ever. It has, spread across the world and is now the default template around which the vast majority of domestic architecture is designed and planning policies written.

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