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  • Gelato Messina Kent Town / Sans-Arc Studio
    by Hana Abdel on March 2, 2024 at 6:00 AM

    A flagship store for Gelato Messina and most likely the only store in Adelaide (for a while). The clients wanted the materials to be robust and long-lasting and the design to be unique and memorable. The fit-out channels the original Messina aesthetic of a bit retro and a bit mid-century. There is a leaning toward the use of terrazzo and tiles, referencing the yellow terrazzo porch of the attached house (and future restaurant) and as materials that connect to the Aus-Italian housing typologies of suburban Australia. 

  • The Modern Pastoral House / Sudaiva Studio
    by Hana Abdel on March 2, 2024 at 2:00 AM

    Catering to an agriculturist's needs, our design-build project in rural Bengaluru began with a simple brief: to design a modest, four-bedroom dwelling for his extended family, following Vastu Shastra principles, on a south-facing 8,260-square-foot plot adjoining his farm. Upon our initial visit to the site, we were immediately captivated by two prominent features: the majestic peepul (Sacred Fig) trees located to the south and east of the plot and the revered Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, situated directly across from the site. The setting held immense potential for creating a serene sanctuary nestled amidst these natural and cultural landmarks. 

  • Greenlab Diamonds Factory / Design Work Group
    by Pilar Caballero on March 1, 2024 at 8:00 PM

    Greenlab Diamond Factory marks a pioneering venture in the heart of India, introducing the first-of-its-kind lab-grown diamond manufacturing facility. Spanning 95000 sq ft, the innovative building seamlessly integrates production areas and office spaces across four thoughtfully designed stories. Breaking away from the conventional industrial aesthetic, the Greenlab Diamond Factory boasts a captivating facade featuring exposed RCC slabs, brick cladding, and a harmonious blend of greenery.

  • Villa M / Studio Shizen
    by Valeria Silva on March 1, 2024 at 6:00 PM

    A high-end villa awaiting a transformative journey lay in the heart of an exclusive residential enclave, nestled along a prestigious road. Studio Shizen, renowned for its mastery of interior design, was assigned the task of revitalizing a once-neglected indoor pool and gym, spanning 500 and 300 square meters, respectively, into a vibrant entertainment, cozy hub. Originally designed to cater primarily to the recreational needs of the family's younger members and their companions, the pool area had fallen into disuse due to issues such as excessive humidity and mold formation. To breathe new life into the space, Studio Shizen embarked on a comprehensive redesign, envisioning a multifunctional environment that seamlessly integrates entertainment, relaxation, and fitness.

  • Condo-Hotel Ana Polanco / Local de Arquitectura
    by Andreas Luco on March 1, 2024 at 4:00 PM

    Located on Monte Élbruz Street in Polanco, Mexico City, this condo-hotel spans 8 levels above street level and 3 below ground. The main structure of the building is made of concrete. However, what captures attention is its exterior wooden structure, which is not a common material for structural use in buildings in Mexico City.

  • RRD 03 House / Paulo Henrique Paranhos
    by Susanna Moreira on March 1, 2024 at 2:00 PM

    In a noble residential sector in Brasília, this residence is part of an architectural ensemble to be built on a farm. It is a large enough area to construct four residences on plots of approximately 2,000m² each, in addition to the common-use area with access roads, sidewalks, squares, and generous landscaped green areas. 

  • Campus-Kindergarten Merseburg / Aline Hielscher Architektur
    by Pilar Caballero on March 1, 2024 at 12:00 PM

    Urban context. The University of Applied Sciences in Merseburg has approximately 3,000 students. The campus is characterized by the typical postmodern prefabricated blocks of the 50s and 60s - some have already been renovated or demolished. A few buildings are still preserved in their original condition. Next to one of the dormitories is an annex with two levels. This former north-south-oriented telephone station is now repurposed as a new nursery school for the Association of Student Services.

  • Dr.Vishnuvardhan Memorial Complex / M9 Design Studio
    by Hana Abdel on March 1, 2024 at 10:00 AM

    In the heart of rural tranquility in Mysore, a visionary project has taken shape to commemorate the iconic actor Dr. Vishnuvardhan. This memorial transcends its role as a mere architectural endeavor; it is a testament to the transformative power of design in fostering community dialogue and social change.

  • How Los Angeles is Addressing the Affordable Housing Crisis
    by Carla Bonilla Huaroc on March 1, 2024 at 7:30 AM

    Cities in the United States are short of millions of housing units. Compounded by other factors, this shortage is radically increasing the cost of both renting and buying houses. Los Angeles is no exception; with 74% of its land zoned exclusively for single-family homes, multifamily housing construction is limited to an extremely small swath of the city, making the construction of new affordable housing difficult. Complex multi-year permit approval processes often make these projects even less feasible.

  • Espina Pavilion / Emiliano Domínguez + Santiago Martínez
    by Pilar Caballero on March 1, 2024 at 7:00 AM

    Espina emerges from the synergy of different elements that interact to achieve structural and visual balance. It is a pavilion without a defined program, serving the sole purpose of providing shade and directing views toward the horizon. With a minimal footprint of only 21 sqm of built area, Espina offers a panoramic view of three hundred and sixty degrees, connecting the user with the mountain landscape.