Known as the “D House”, it was designed by Brisbane-based firm Donovan Hill Architects and won the 2001 Robin Boyd Award, Australia’s most prestigious residential architecture prize. One of its remarkable aspects is the continuity between the interior and exterior thanks to the use of the same floor level and few of the same materials, as well as placing skylights above several indoor spaces.
Located in the historic Barrio Logan neighborhood of San Diego, University professor Hector Perez has created 9 live-work units in less than 4,000 square feet. Filled with a quirky personality and each with a dedicated outdoor space, the building names La Esquina, meaning “the corner” in Spanish—a reference to its position in the neighbourhood, maximises the potential of every available square foot.
On Nepi‘s Piazza del Duomo, in Italy, architect Massimo Adario restored an old building. The refurbishing was radical since, of the original -not so remarkable-heritage, only the outer walls remain. The result is outstanding and contemporary: a multi-level spiral path, in which space and light are the basic elements.