Tyler House in Studio City, USA

Project Information Architect: John Lautner Year: 1953 Our Comments During the 1950s and 1960s John Lautner’s office developed a significant range of houses built with wooden structures and cladding, using glass to create a new relationship between inside and outside. See the rest of our favourite architecture.

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Pool House, Greenwich, UK

Project Information Architect: Kaehler & Moore Year: Our Comments Lightweight timber frame construction with large areas of glass and a living roof. This building embodies the case for building technology that allows reasonable adaptation to the environment without giving up the language of contemporary architecture. See the rest of our favourite architecture.

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Prototype Prefab Eco Housing, Cambrils, Spain

Project Information Architect: Müller y Guillaud y Pérez Year: 2003 Our Comments An example of a prefab eco home being fully assembled in the workshop. The modular design saves time compared to conventional construction, with better finish quality. See the rest of our favourite architecture.

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Park Building, Vitoria, Spain

Project Information Architect: Ercilla y Campos Year: 1995 Our Comments An interesting case of a lightweight timber frame combined with large glazed areas in a public park building. Sunscreens are not critical as the site is in the north of Spain, and is placed for good shading from trees. See the rest of our favouriteContinue reading

Refugio Abierto, Ciudad Real, Spain

Project Information Architect: Bernalte y León Year: 1998-99 Our Comments This building is a brilliant example of spatial articulation with very simple materials. The simplicity is however misleading, because it is underpinned by highly refined construction. See the rest of our favourite architecture.

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Renovation of Pazo Quinones de León, Vigo, Spain

Project Information Architect: Catalán y Arias Year: 1998-99 Our Comments This project integrates a respect for the original building’s proportions and layout with the use of modern architecture. The zinc roofing is a good solution with low maintenance. See the rest of our favourite architecture.

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Ville Savoye, Poissy, France

Project Information Architect: Le Corbusier Year: 1929 Our Comments An iconic example of the basic principles of Le Corbusier’s architecture in the mid 20th century. Its spacial approach is surprising, and is characterised by the  great variety of elements, that result in pleasing and unexpected spaces. See the rest of our favourite architecture.

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