ben youseff madrasa

High above the entry door an inscription reads, “You who enter my door, may your highest hopes be exceeded”.  The Ben Youseff madrasa in Marrakech, Morocco is a visual masterpiece. Built in the 1560’s, the structure was once the largest Islamic school in Africa housing over 900 students. Carved cedar, marble, and intricate mosaics cover […]

de beauvior house

The De Beauvoir House is a marvel. A timber and glass addition created by Cousins & Cousins Architects serves a semi-detached structure for a growing family. The geometric structure is does not attempt to match home and instead aims to contrast. The staircase bridges the original structure to the new via the living area on the garden level, the main […]

vertical forests

Italian architect Stefano Boeri has just announced a new design for vertical forests in China. The city of Nanjing unveiled the ‘Nanjing Vertical Forest’ this week, a mixed-use development commissioned by the National Investment Group. The project will provide high density housing and office space while contributing to the environment in a positive manner. Boeri […]