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Nike’s Camp Victory by Skylab Architecture

Portland-based Skylab Architecture adds a touch of artistic and athletic brilliance to the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field as part of a brand heritage project for Nike dubbed “Camp Victory.” Utilizing various elements synonymou...

Hypercubus by Studio WG3

The modular lifestyle found in minimal housing isn’t for everyone, but that hasn’t made the concept any less popular. However, the Austrian designers at Studio WG3 think that an easily transportable and self-sufficient modular unit could...

Veracruz 60 Apartment by JSa Architecture

JSa Architecure specializes in creating open, expansive spaces that have a certain transparent elegance. Among their most recent projects is the recently completed Veracruz 60 apartment in Mexico City, Mexico. The apartment relies on concrete, wood,...

V4 House by StudioMK47

Nestled in the loving embrace of a lush Sao Paolo pocket of land, Brazilian firm StudioMK47 presents their V4 house. Boasting perforated timber panels, integrated beams, and an interior and exterior that flows effortlessly, the public living spaces a...

Redcliffs House by MAP Architects

With a stunning view like that it’s hard to go wrong really. Perched atop the Redcliffs on a sloped site in Port Hill, this angular house is Andrew Watson’s home in Christchurch, New Zealand. It literally presents a bird’s eye view...

Olympic Shooting Venue by Magma Architecture

Berlin progressive firm Magma Architecture designed the shooting range for the London 2012 Olympic Games, which will host the 10, 25 and 50 meter events. The aptly-titled “Olympic Shooting Venue,” located in London’s Woolworth distr...

Island Retreat by Fearon Hay Architects

Dreams of retreating to a quiet island are very close to reality for the lucky family able to claim ownership of this impressive and self-sustaining New Zealand retreat designed by Fearon Hay Architects. Overlooking Matiatia Bay, the series of struct...

THE AVANT/GARDE DIARIES: Aaron Rose Discusses ‘The Watts Towers’ in Los Angeles

THE AVANT/GARDE DIARIES recently had the privilege to sit down with cultural ambassador Aaron Rose to discuss a piece of artwork very near and dear to his heart: The Watts Towers in Los Angeles. Created by hand using salvaged materials from the nearb...

The Coca-Cola Beatbox by Pernilla & Asif

The “Coca-Cola Beatbox,” a multi-sensory, interactive pavillon was recently completed in London in time of the Olympics. Designed by architects Pernilla & Asif, the structure is comprised of 200 red and white rectangular air cushions...

Aradas House by RVDM Architects

Founded in 1997 by Ricardo Vieira de Melo, Portuguese design firm RVDM Architects presents the Aradas House. Located in the seaside city of Aveiro in Portugal’s Centro Region, the spacious and decidedly modern two-story home is comprised of a s...

AA House by OAB

The Office of Architecture Barcelona (OAB) has just recently completed work on an impressive project that is just as much a living space as it is a geometric instrument. Each aspect of the structure maintains a vertically consistent relationship, wit...

The Basket Tree in France by A/LTA Architects

The Basket Tree by members of the French architectural and urban construct group A/LTA have simply yet ingeniously put two and two together to create a usable, family-friendly apparatus. As the name suggests, “The Basket Tree,” or ‘...

Ipes House by StudioMK27

StudioMK27 was at the helm of the recent Ipes House in São Paulo, Brazil. A decidedly modern look, the Ipes House is an experimentation of sorts using exposed concrete. Intended to project the view of a “floating box,” the home’s bo...

Bologna Guest House by Enrico Iascone Architects

Located in Bologna, Italy, Enrico Iascone Architects have created a remarkable guest house set against an audience of oak, maple and ash trees. The two-floor structure crafted of wood takes advantage of its surroundings – utilizing a large prim...

Emasies House on Andros Island by klab architects

It’s no small technical feat for an architect to design sound structures atop the rocky coastlines surrounding Greece, but klab architects have risen to the challenge with this unique house on Andros Island. Culling inspiration from ancient Gre...