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  • Compact House in Kuramae / Kawakubo Tomoyasu Architects & Associates
    by Pilar Caballero on October 22, 2019 at 9:00 PM

    The site faces the narrow alley of Kuramae-downtown. There are quite a few communities in the alley. This house encourages local exchange by the extension of the alley having the first floor connected to the street. The Plan allows the residents to efficiently move back and forth on the ladder-like stairs between the Dining/Kitchen (2F) and the private room on the third floor, while ensuring privacy. […]

  • Zhongshuge Minhang Store / X+Living
    by 舒岳康 - SHU Yuekang on October 22, 2019 at 8:00 PM

    Zhongshuge Minhang Store is located on the third floor of a business park in the Minhang District. Passing through the viaduct, you will see the familiar curtain wall of Zhongshuge in the middle of the central building within the park. The curtain wall made of text combinations welcomes people coming and going with knowledge as always. Entering into Zhongshuge on the third floor by elevator, your attention will be overtaken by the delicate black book wall and groups of peg-top bookshelves under the soft light. The white spinning top, in the black and silent context, stands still in the shining cloud, but also seems as if in dancing. […]

  • Europaplatz Multipurpose Center / Planning Association Bauart Architects and Planners + URBANOFFICE Architects
    by Daniel Tapia on October 22, 2019 at 7:00 PM

    Everything under one roof - experience living, working, shopping, culture, and religion |The Europaplatz Multipurpose Center with its distinctive shape takes over the function of a new city gate in the west of Bern (Switzerland) and defines the Europaplatz train station. It lies in between the city of Bern and the western suburbs. The building stands as a symbol for different worlds that meet each other, the old city-center and suburbs with a high percentage of people from many different cultures. […]

  • Cayenne Creative / ArchitectureWorks + LLP
    by Andreas Luco on October 22, 2019 at 5:00 PM

    A flourishing multi-disciplinary strategic branding & creative agency located in downtown Birmingham, Alabama, found themselves rapidly outgrowing their existing office space. Chief among their goals for their new headquarters was ensuring that collaboration and creativity stayed at the core of their identity as their agency grew in organizational complexity. Birmingham-based ArchitectureWorks worked closely with Cayenne in the development of a space fueled by the power of communication and collaboration and that promotes people, passion, and ideas. […]

  • Eucaliptus School / Gabriel Verd Arquitectos
    by Andreas Luco on October 22, 2019 at 4:00 PM

    The new Eucaliptus school had to occupy a plot in the urban limit of Olivares, behind the old high school and just where the fields begin. In 2013, during the competition, the construction of this new school was urgent due to the increase in population and the poor conditions of the near existing schools. […]

  • Jardim Guedala Building / Studio Arthur Casas
    by Pilar Caballero on October 22, 2019 at 2:00 PM

    The interplay of volumes and textures that shapes this building’s facade was the jumping-off point for the conception of the project, located in the Morumbi region of São Paulo. The central issue here was how to take advantage of the lateral view out over the wooded residential neighborhood – facing south – while ensuring radiant natural lighting. […]

  • Art Biotop Water Garden Recognized with Inaugural Obel Award
    by Eric Baldwin on October 22, 2019 at 1:00 PM

    The inaugural Obel Award has been awarded to Art Biotop Water Garden by Junya Ishigami+Associates. Announced at a ceremony at the Utzon Center in Aalborg, Denmark, the award recognizes architectural achievement and is presented annually by The Henrik Frode Obel Foundation. The prize is 100,000 Euros and an artwork by leading artist Tomás Saraceno. […]

  • JoLa House / A2OFFICE
    by Pilar Caballero on October 22, 2019 at 12:00 PM

    This project consisted in the remodeling and expansion of a townhouse, opening some interior spaces, and bringing more natural light to the interior of the house. […]

  • Promoting Biophilic Design in Commercial Spaces with Authentic Natural Veneers
    by Sponsored Post on October 22, 2019 at 11:40 AM

    Biophilic design enhances occupant connectivity to the natural environment and continues to influence commercial architecture and interior design. Biophilia, the idea that humans innately seek connections to nature, can be reflected in a broad range of elements when it comes to design; daylighting, views of nature, and the use of organic patterns are examples of ways to include biophilic design in a space. A designer may also incorporate the careful use of natural materials such as wood products, stones, and leathers. This design aesthetic’s proven effects on building occupants’ wellbeing is evident in reduced stress for office workers, faster healing times for healthcare patients, and higher test scores for students. […]

  • Wood Pellet Storage Facility / Paul Bretz Architectes
    by Andreas Luco on October 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM

    The silo serves as a storage facility for the wood pellets used to fuel the cogeneration unit that forms part of the district heat and power plant. The simple structure presents itself as an addition to the district heat and power plant, adopting the plant’s modularity. […]

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