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Chris Miele/Jason Keen, Jakob Spriestersbach, Mathias Jakobs

Our Favourites: Three striking corrugated iron facades

The facades of the True North residential and work district in Detroit, the outerskin of the Yellow House in Chile and the glowing red shell of a library extension in London.

A Circle of Wagons Clad in Corrugated Metal: True North in Detroit by EC3

The True North project has created a small living and working district near the centre of Detroit. The architects from EC3 have developed a dynamic ensemble of eight Quonset huts that can be used creatively and diversely as a community-based project that will enliven the city.

Client: Prince Concepts
Architecture: EC3
Location: 4711 16th St, Detroit, MI 48208 (US)

Red lighthouse: East Street Exchange by We Made That

There's now a red glow in Walworth, namely at the East Street library extension, designed by the young architectural practice We Made That and creating new community rooms in the process.

Client: Southwark Council and the Greater London Authority
Architecture: We Made That
Location: Walworth, Southwark, London (GB)

Like a signpost in the woods: Yellow House by Alejandro Soffia

A house in the dense Chilenian forest is to be a solution to mankind's growing need for dwelling places. Assembled out of pre-fabricated SIP (structural insulated panel) elements, the Yellow House is seen by the architect Alejandro Soffia as a way for reproducing quality in a swift and inexpensive way for the future. The 100-square-metre private residence with breath-taking views is the start.

Architecture: Alejandro Soffia
Location: Pucón (CL)

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