London-based Raw Architecture Workshop's latest project is a beautiful black-stained timber residence located in a remote part of the Scottish Highlands. Embedded into the side of steep slope that used to be grazing land, the house features an angular 1
GEMINI RESIDENCE formerly an old seed silo in Copenhagen exemplifies the re-use of former industrial buildings. Limitations spawn creative solutions! The old Seed Silo consisted of two raw, naked concrete cylinders 25 metres in diameter, all 3 have been converted into homes. Read http://www.dac.dk/en/dac-life/copenhagen-x-gallery/realized-projects/gemini-residence-seed-silo/?cphxredirect=true
To me Luis Barragan is one of the best architects at creating powerful spaces with the fewest possible pieces. He does this by using vibrant colors, creating rich gradients with light, and interesting materials like the raw iron in this photo.
The architecture of the Belgian Modernist Juliaan Lampens (°1926) goes beyond designs for conventional living and instead suggests a utopian avant-garde of living without barriers. He experimented with the use of raw concrete and created sculpture-like exteriors leading onto open vistas. http://issuu.com/asa-publishers/docs/juliaan_lampens