Lithuanian Hunting House by Devyni Architektai

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Located along a small hill deep in a Lithuanian forest in Sariai, is this house — inspired by the client’s hobby, hunting — for family leisure time. The home’s location is retreated and surrounded by trees in order to give a chance to hear the real sound of the nature.  The lead architects, Jurgita Liubartaite and Arunas Skrolis, aimed to combine the family lifestyle with the archaic conception of eating from nature and exchange for products from surrounding farms.  Basically, the environment accommodates the human while keeping its importance over them. Continue reading “Lithuanian Hunting House by Devyni Architektai”

Sou Fujimoto-Led Team Designs Tree-Inspired Montpellier Housing Tower

The City of Montpellier selected Sou Fujimoto Architects, Nicolas Laisné Associés and Manal Rachdi Oxo architects’ “White Tree (L’Arbre Blanc)” as the winner of the “Architectural Folie of the 21st Century” competition. Inspired by both Montpellier’s tradition of outdoor living and the efficient properties of trees, this mixed-use residential tower will feed off locally available natural resources — to induce comfort, control environmental impacts, scale back emissions with passively cool units with solar fireplaces — as it rises 17-stories to the sky and connects both new (Port Marianne and Odysseum) and old (City Centre) districts of Montpellier. Continue reading “Sou Fujimoto-Led Team Designs Tree-Inspired Montpellier Housing Tower”