View House, Rosario, Argentina by Johnston Marklee
Designed for an ecologically rich site on the Argentine plains near Rosario, this 3,000 square foot house optimizes a compact dwelling space by maximizing the experience of the surrounding views and prioritizing environmental performance.
The taurus shape creates expansive spaces by layering volume and view within and throughout the house. The siting, orientation and form of the house minimize dependence on mechanical systems, making use of natural light, air flow, and alternative energy systems to create a dynamic living experience directly engaged with the local site conditions.
AV Houses, São Paulo, Brazil by Corsi Hirano Arquitetos
The line of the roof extends out over the extruded glass-fronted boxes that house the staircases, creating shelters over the entrances. Half the residences have these stairs at the front and half have them at the rear. Each home has an open-plan living space on the ground floor with two bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs, plus a small garden and an extra shower room out the back.
Caux Collective Redirects: Storage Container Housing
In an age when many of the world’s largest cities face housing problems, with over-populated urban sprawls and first-time buyers finding it harder than ever to get themselves into the ultra-competitive housing market, an unlikely proposition has been brought to the table by a number of creative architects who have, for a change, been thinking inside the box.