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October 25, 2014

Vote for Your Favorite Cutting-Edge Architecture

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Vote for Your Favorite Cutting-Edge Architecture

Architizer, an online platform for architecture and design projects, has opened its public voting period for this year’s Architizer A+ Awards. Honoring the most creative and innovative architectural projects around the world, the public can vote now through March 21 for their top choice in more than 60 design categories, including residential, office, commercial, transportation, cultural, institutional, landscape, and more.

These breathtaking structures are among the most cutting-edge in the industry with surprising design feats that integrate the surrounding environment in clever ways.

For example, the following five finalist projects are included in the “residential low rise” category:

  • The Trevox Apartments, outside Mexico City, was originally a 1960s villa converted into a residential complex with six individual units. A special emphasis was placed on building’s façade, which is covered in highly reflective bronze glass.
  • The Cabin at Norderhov is in the Krokskogen forest outside of Oslo, Norway. It’s located on a steep slope providing gorgeous views, but it’s exposed to a lot of wind. The cabin was shaped to provide optimal shelter from the wind and sun (land of the midnight sun) at different times of day. The interior is a continuous, curved space.
  • The "share house" in Nagoya-shi, Japan is a communal structure where residents share water systems and living space. The house is designed on a grid with various zones, each with a different feel.
  • The Ranelagh House in Dublin, Ireland is a recycled property that had been neglected for decades. The design creates a contemporary modern home while retaining its Victorian elements. All the spaces on the ground floor are interconnected with a courtyard that integrates into the kitchen, dining and living spaces.
  • The low-carbon construction Soft House in Hamburg, Germany is a set of live/work row house units, set up for an ecologically responsive lifestyle. The building’s name comes from the design’s incorporation of “soft” and “hard” materials.

Source: Architizer A+ Awards

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