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  • Palacio Pereira Renovation / Cecilia Puga + Paula Velasco + Alberto Moletto
    by Clara Ott on January 25, 2021 at 2:00 AM

    Palacio Pereira, a heritage building under the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage, will be the headquarters for the operation of the commissions and services of the Constituent Convention, while the former National Congress will be the main headquarters where the body will function and the plenaries will be held. Palacio Pereira is currently in its final phase of habilitation after an emblematic 10-year recovery and restoration process, which represents a milestone in the field of management and protection of national heritage. The use for the commissions and services of the Constituent Convention will be temporary, so the original plans for this building are maintained, to house part of the teams and offices of the Ministry of Cultures, Arts and Heritage.

  • Zieglers Nest / Rever & Drage Architects
    by Paula Pintos on January 25, 2021 at 1:00 AM

    This house was built on a steep and small site. The slender building also provides a wide variety of rooms such that a family of five can spread out when needed. In the uninsulated ground level area, there is parking and entrance as well as equipment storage and technical rooms. To make this area a pleasant space, outdoors but sheltered from the weather, daylight is let in via gaps along the building's west- and east facades. In the innermost part of the ground floor space opens up to a five-meter high utility room for trampoline and ball games. This part has to floodlight so that you get a well-lit arena in the evenings and in the wintertime. In rainy weather, water flows down the concrete walls and out along drains into the ground. When the rain has ceased, the low sun warms up the concrete under the house and moist air is dried out through the gaps on the sides. This type of outdoor space increases the likelihood that children will choose outdoor activities and helps the family get through the sometimes difficult toddler phase!

  • SJ Building / Takao Shiotsuka Atelier
    by Hana Abdel on January 25, 2021 at 12:00 AM

    This is a three-storied reinforced-concrete structure, complex building in the city of the castle town. The site was located at the Intersection entering the shrine approach from the main road, and where, in the old days, a liquor store was run serving sake to worshipers at the special events. So, the site was deeply linked to the local community.

  • Sher Maker Studio / Sher Maker
    by Hana Abdel on January 24, 2021 at 11:00 PM

    Sher Maker is an architectural design studio with an interest in the process and meaning behind building construction. We are interested in the origins of architectural formations which depend on the context of local technology and materials. We also interest in the design of the atmosphere that surrounds the building in both physical and ambiance. Since we are a small studio settle in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

  • Common Reader Bookstore / Atelier TAO+C
    by Collin Chen on January 24, 2021 at 9:00 PM

    Atelier tao+c has designed a bookstore to provide a traditional reading experience for Common Reader, of which the name originated from the book [The Common Reader] by Virginia Woolf. The designer and the owner reached a common understanding that the bookstore should not only be a storage room for books but also a place for collecting social memories, experience, and for knowledge absorbing.

  • St. Andrews Girls Hostel / Zero Energy Design Lab
    by Hana Abdel on January 24, 2021 at 7:00 PM

    The Girls’ Hostel Block at the St. Andrews Institute of Technology and Management in Gurugram explores the intersection of education and sustainability through the lens of the vernacular. Completed in 2020, the design for the 25,000 sq.ft. Girls’ Hostel takes cues from the adjacent Boys’ Hostel Block and is articulated in brick and fair-faced concrete, with exposed structural members abutting the structure along all sides. The hostel's design empowers students with freedom of movement within an environment that prioritizes thermal comfort and functionality to become an exemplar of zero energy design.

  • Cloud Odeum / Aether Architects + Futurelab
    by Karen Valenzuela on January 24, 2021 at 5:00 PM

    Environment, Status, How architecture exists?

  • Eaves Around House / y+M design office
    by Karen Valenzuela on January 24, 2021 at 3:00 PM

    The house is for a family of four, married couple and their children. Their parents’ house is located on the north side of their ground. So we arranged their low-rise house on the south side. The arrangement provides an open space which ensures adequate insolation and ventilation against the parents’ house. The open space is also used for easy communication with the parents and it keeps good relation among them.

  • Island Rest / Ström Architects
    by Valeria Silva on January 24, 2021 at 1:00 PM

    ‘Island Rest’ is our response to our client’s brief for a contemporary family holiday home.  Situated on a beautiful Isle of Wight creek, ‘Island Rest’ sits on a spacious site with direct access to the water and views of the Solent beyond. Our clients wanted a special space to escape to that would bring the family together, with a focus on nature; in particular access to the Solent with all associated water activities. 

  • WARRIOR 108 Building / VOX arquitectura + Rojkind Arquitectos
    by Clara Ott on January 24, 2021 at 11:00 AM

    The project is conceived as part of a social regeneration program of affordable housing developed within the limits of the urban fabric of the historic centre of Mexico City.