Granite boxes form clifftop house overlooking a lake in India

Stacked boxes clad in stone perch on a rocky outcrop overlooking Durgam Cheruvu Lake in Hyderabad in this house designed by architecture studio Collective Project. Called Lakehouse, the house in southern India has two distinct sides to its granite and wood facade. A plain facade with few windows faces the road, but on the lake-facing […]

J Mayer H carves house in Germany from a stack of concrete blocks

Architecture studio J Mayer H has stripped back a set of brutalist buildings to create a house in Germany that occupies a stack of concrete blocks with mirrored walls. Called Casa Morgana, the house sits in a lush garden designed by artist and landscape architect Tita Giese.  The project has been longlisted for a Dezeen Award. J […]

Stacked zinc boxes form multi-generational house in Melbourne

Australian architect Matt Gibson has created a multi-generational home from a stack of zinc-clad boxes on a narrow infill site in Melbourne. According to the architect multi-generational living, which is becoming increasingly prevalent in Australia, lent itself to the thin site on Wellington Street. The irregularly stacked boxes that form the house allow it to be segmented vertically to cater […]

SHoP unveils US Embassy offices for lush site in Bangkok

New York firm SHoP Architects has designed an irregularly stacked office building for the US Embassy in Bangkok.  The US Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations selected SHoP to design the New Office Annex (NOX) for the United States Embassy in Thailand. NOX is designed for Embassy’s 11-acre (4.4-hectare) property in the Bangkok’s […]

Irregularly stacked volumes form The Source Hotel by Dynia Architects

Shifted floor plates and slanted elements lend an off-kilter appearance to a boutique hotel in a Denver art district, designed by US firm Dynia Architects. The eight-storey building sits along a major boulevard in the River North Art District (RiNo) — an industrial area that is quickly transforming into a live-work-play zone. As one of […]

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