Tag: architecture

The New Architecture: Sky Parks, Tidal Pools and ‘Solar Carving’

Can buildings be more porous, more open to the vitality of the surrounding city? As with the creation of the great urban parks of the 19th century, designers today are rebalancing the relationship between architecture and nature, with the goal of increasing the quality of life, especially in urban settings. Sometimes this means erasing boundaries […]

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Cable Cars Over Jerusalem? Some See ‘Disneyfication’ of Holy City

JERUSALEM — At a glance, Jerusalem’s Holy Basin still looks pretty much as it must have looked centuries ago. The Old City’s yellow walls still read in silhouette against an ancient landscape of parched hills and valleys. The skyline is still dominated by the city’s great Muslim and Christian shrines: the gold, glistening Dome of […]

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dynamic red tunnels and neon speech bubbles fill studio 10’s exhibition of chinese comics

dynamic red tunnels shoot you through to floating neon speech bubbles in the y-comic-x? exhibition of chinese comics. architecture firm studio 10 designed the exhibition of chinese comics for the design society at the sea world culture and arts center in shenzhen, china. the concept for their design was a narrative drawing that takes the […]

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alexis dornier builds house in bali with reused timber + façade of movable screens

architect alexis dornier has built house aperture, a handcrafted, two-bedroom residence that combines carefully selected reused timber, glass, steel elements and singaraja limestone cladding. part of the uluwatu surf villas, a surf and travel resort in bali, indonesia, the house sits on a sloping plot and offers panoramic views of the indian ocean.all images by […]

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LEFT architects sites the ‘house of many vaults’ on a mountaintop in lebanon

perched along the edge of the shouf mountains overlooking the mediterranean sea, the ‘house of many vaults’ sits below a shrine in the lebanese village of niha — one of the country’s most visited religious sites. designed by LEFT architects, the 30 meter x 30 meter (98 x 98 ft) residence is a reinterpretation of […]

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hypothesis atelier sculpts library walls in ivory coast to create habitable pockets

hypothesis atelier gave shape to the public library for the students’ community of the town of grand-lahou, in ivory coast, once only a dream of six friends. the school teachers fought for financial support for six years, successfully getting funded by the ONG JADE, the ivory siamois scouts and the swiss scouts, resulting in the […]

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CASE-REAL converts dry cleaner’s store into 20 sqm sushi restaurant in fukuoka

CASE-REAL has transformed a former dry cleaner’s store with an uneven exterior wall line and roof shape into sushi takigawa, a 20 sqm counter-type sushi restaurant in fukuoka, japan. while its exterior, whose walls are finished with stucco, is designed to quietly blend into the surroundings at night, the restaurant’s interior features a distinct atmosphere […]

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LUO studio prefabricates modular components to build a temporary indoor market in china

LUO studio has designed a large temporary structure in puyang city, china, to provide a new space for locals to buy fresh produce during the demolition and reconstruction of the existing shengli urban market. due to the client’s requirements, the architects focused on creating a low cost building with a short construction period. with this […]

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portal 92 incorporates the dynamics of a rural village into trendy rooftop cafe in india

when commissioned with ‘the village cafe’, a cafe/bar located in moradabad, india, design firm portal 92 analyzed the historical and cultural meaning of a village in india, and used it to design an intricate and lively space. when creating the cafe, the designers studied the dichotomy of thought regarding what villages represent and the interpretations […]

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malka architecture uses recycled bamboo to clad oxygen multi-purpose complex in paris

studio malka architecture has completed ‘oxygen’ – a multi-purpose complex nestled in the heart of paris‘ bustling la défense business district. the recent intervention is designed as a new gate of the city as it straddles the famous ‘royal axis’ that was conceived in the 16th century to form a perspective between the historic monuments […]

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roberto burle marx celebrated in new york botanical garden exhibition

this summer, the new york botanical garden has been celebrating the life and work of roberto burle marx with its largest botanical exhibition to date. ‘brazilian modern: the living art of roberto burle marx’ — which remains on view until september 29, 2019 — honors one of the most significant brazilian artists of the 20th […]

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kooo architects rebuilds ‘origin villa’ hotel in rural china using bamboo, stone + charred wood

kooo architects has dismantled six buildings in an abandoned village in tonglu, zhejiang province, eastern china, and rebuilt them anew into an accommodation facility that seeks to regenerate its surroundings. titled origin villa, the hotel comprises a series of guest rooms, a restaurant, a bar, and a pool, all of which are designed in harmony […]

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various associates modernizes traditional chinese materials for luxe cultural hub in shenzhen

located in nanshan district, shenzhen, china and occupying the corner of a building, morph is a mixed-use, multicolored space designed by various associates. with an urban park and the houhai business circle nearby, it’s a rare tranquil place amidst the hustle and bustle of the downtown area. it functions as a bar, an event venue […]

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floating pavilion by BRRO arquitetos offers a place for reflection in são paulo

BRRO arquitetos curates a space of quiet contemplation with its outward-looking ‘floating pavilion.’ the minimal, open-air timber structure introduces an 80 square meter shading plane over the water. with no distinct boundaries, the project integrates into its natural context with a continuation of the horizontal planes reflected on the mirrored horizon. with the pavilion, which […]

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a stepped public plaza tops the tokyo music center by hajizadeh & associates

the tokyo music center has been envisioned by hajizadeh & associates to create a new plaza in the heart of the japanese capital. planned with a large theater to host musical events inside, the award-winning design features a curved roof that stretches down to the ground. the scheme imagines a built form that blurs the […]

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roof canopy of BIG + heatherwick’s google HQ campus revealed in new aerial pictures

aerial pictures of google’s HQ — the 595,000 square foot-canopied campus in mountain view, california, designed by bjarke ingels group and heatherwick studio — have been released by award-winning aerial photographers and pilots the 111th. the shots show the construction progress of two developments: google’s charleston east campus and the bay view campus. all images […]

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MAD + hyperloopTT design transportation infrastructure that supports urban farming

MAD architects, led by ma yansong, has collaborated with hyperloop transportation technologies (hyperloopTT) on the development of an elevated, rapid transport system. MAD’s design seeks to demonstrate how man-made structures can merge with nature through a new urban infrastructure. ‘while providing enhanced connectivity between cities and people, the transportation system will also establish a renewed […]

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steven holl’s expansion of the kennedy center for the performing arts opens in washington

open to the public since september 2019, the reach, the kennedy center for the performing arts expansion by steven holl architects, blends within the existing landscape and river in washington, DC. the new extension is designed to preserve the silhouette of the current building, while it comprises rehearsal rooms and classrooms, a lecture hall, multipurpose […]

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salmon pink and copper leaves adorn kentool’s sushi shop in milan

in the heart of the milanese chinatown, kentool has redesigned a small poke shop, sushifun. the clients and owners of the space, two young entrepreneurs in the food sector, expressed the need to characterize the restaurant with a strong symbolic and recognizable graphic language, which is meant to become the reference point for future sales […]

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bourne blue architecture designs timber beach house for surfboard maker in australia

bourne blue architecture was tasked with designing a simple holiday house for a surfboard maker, that can become a permanent home over time. boomerang beach is a popular holiday destination, on the mid north coast of new south wales, australia. located on the edge of a developed area of boomerang beach, the site boasts a […]

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