Fascinating Visitor Center by Smith Vigeant Architects Located in Canada’s Mont-Tremblant National Park

Montreal-based Smith Vigeant Architects designed this fascinating Mont-Tremblant National Park Discovery Centre in Québec, Canada. Description by Smith Vigeant Architects: Given its pristine location in the heart of nature, the use of wood as the primary material facilitated the harmonious insertion of the building into the unspoiled setting. To achieve this, a wide variety of wood species were used on both the exterior and interior, reinterpreting the site’s richness in [...]

 

Interesting ‘Salvaged Ring’ Coffee Shop Built from Recycled Wood by a21studio

Hochiminh-based a21studio designed this interesting coffee shop located alongside a highway in the Vietnamese countryside of Nha Trang. The project was entitled ‘Salvaged Ring’, which was derived from the large quantity of scrap wood used in the construction of the building. Its most distinctive feature would have to be its curved thatched roof that extends from the passing street before descending towards the riverbank at the rear of the scheme. [...]

 

Beautiful Boatsheds in New Zealand by Strachan Group Architects and Rachael Rush

The Boatsheds is a family home in Auckland, New Zealand designed by Strachan Group Architects together with Rachael Rush. Description by Strachan Group Architects: On a constrained, compact urban site, a stones throw from Takapuna Beach, the three-stepped gables of these black ‘boatsheds’ appropriately reference our boating and beach culture. The sliding forms reveal a solution beyond the standard connotations of a home, a bespoke incubator for the clients’ lifestyle. The corner [...]