This week, we're sharing projects from Brazil to Toronto, California, and Philadelphia, with several stops in between. In addition to the projects that we cover in detail, we highlight work that architecture firms share with us every day through Project Gallery, the user-generated portion of ARCHITECT's website. To date, we have more than 16,000 projects for your browsing.

Stealth House
Specht Architects Stealth House

Stealth House, Concept Proposal
Specht Architects

"This home design speaks to the growing infill trend of standard home lots divided in half to accommodate two separate residences. In Austin in particular, zoning is specifically designed for this; it is common to find one home at the street the other on the alley. The Stealth House uniquely conforms to this trend and can speak to today’s first time homebuyer."

Harold Gomes

Floating Boxes, Palo Alto, Calif.
Maydan Architects

"The floating concept continues inside the home with walls that appear to be detached from the floor and ceiling, an effect that was achieved using special aluminum drywall molds. The house includes doors with no jambs to create a completely flush look with only a slim reveal between the door and the walls, and door handles without rosettes."

Out(side)In House / front elevation
Borzu Talaie Out(side)In House / front elevation

Out(side)In House, Toronto
Atelier RZLBD

"The house is broken ... at its center into two volumes, which are pulled apart and shuffled so that the breakages face the outside and the exterior walls face the central void."

Jill and Alan B. Miller Tower, Philadelphia

"On the interior, every element of the new entrance, kitchens, play areas, and guest rooms were purposefully designed to create a feeling of openness, comfort, and safety."

Studio Outside
Studio Outside Studio Outside

ATT Discovery District, Dallas
Studio Outside

"Studio Outside’s approach was to unify the existing campus by developing a connective open space defined by a unified granite paving system, naturalized plant materials, a thoughtful activated lighting plan, and spectacular fountains."

Ecumenical Space in Brazil
Perkins&Will Architects

"With an imponent metallic structure that covers outdoor benches, the project stands out mainly for the symbolisms in all its conception, starting with the material choices. The Corten steel is a nod to the mining activity, which is a very important part of the region’s history."

Stephen Miller Sideyard

Sideyard, Portland

"A leftover 9,000-square-foot berm space was created when the City of Portland built the new one-way Couch Street couplet reconnecting the roadway to the Burnside Bridge. Sideyard was designed to fit this urban remnant property as a working-class building aimed at public transportation connectivity, pedestrian openness, and bicycle priority access."

Wenatchee River Cabin
Wittman Estes Wenatchee River Cabin

Wenatchee River Cabin, Wenatchee, Wash.
Wittman Estes

"Currently in progress, the Wenatchee River Cabin is a one-bedroom retreat that strives to create a harmonious relationship between shelter and nature. Molded by the natural forces of the Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest and the Wenatchee River, the design seeks an interdependence between the surrounding ecosystems and the architecture."

Civitas, designed by Archimania
Alan Karchmer/OTTO Civitas, designed by Archimania

Civitas, Memphis, Tenn.

Located in Memphis, Tenn., Civitas is a single family project that serves as a model for carbon-neutral housing in hot and humid climate zones. Designed by the local firm Archimania and located on a 6,000-square-foot lot, the house is LEED Platinum and Zero Energy and Zero Carbon certified by the International Living Future Institute—the first residence to achieve both. The project was also named in a winner in The American Institute of Architects 2021 COTE Top Ten Awards, a program that ARCHITECT examines in depth in its 2021 September Sustainability Issue. You can read more about Civitas and the COTE Top Ten Awards in the feature "What Makes Architecture Excellent Today?" and more about the the intersection of environmental justice and architecture in a Q+A with Bryan C. Lee Jr., founder New Orleans–based Colloqate Design and co-organizer of Design as Protest.

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