— Twins

Sometimes there’s architecture that immediately makes you think about how you live.


…and which provokes instant jealousy too.Having won the 2011 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects and Designers, William O’Brien Junior has now gone on to become a finalist at the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program and an inaugural winner of the Design Biennial Boston Award.


We could continue, but his awards and qualifications appear to be endless, so let’s move on to one of his recent designs.


Twins is a new architectural project located in upstate New York that was completed earlier this year. Primarily formed from two vacation houses on a single plot of land, the private residence was commissioned by two brothers to house their families. Each unit is made from five shapes, which have each been carefully considered to make sure they fit in perfectly with the plot. To integrate the building further, O’Brien has made it possible to collect the fresh rain water from the roof. Take a look below.


Via: Huh


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