Tag: architecture

fujiwaramuro architects encircles house inside a greenery ring in japan

fujiwaramuro architects’ latest project is a residence for a family of four located in higashi-hiroshima city, japan built inside a paved ring. located in a housing development dotted with lots, the design process began with the question of whether it might be possible to maintain a certain degree of privacy on this particular site, yet […]

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OMA wins competition to design the international financial exchange center in shenzhen

OMA’s design for the international conference and exchange center (IFEC) in shenzhen, china has been chosen as the winner of a design competition. the project, led by OMA partner and leader of projects in asia, chris van dujin and project architect kellen huang, was chosen out of seven international architecture firms. the building comprises large […]

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ko/ok architektur adds contemporary restaurant to historical german inn

ko/ok architektur added a new building to the medieval old town of kirchheim near stuttgart, germany. in the village, characterized by small-scale houses, was the ‘gasthof waldorn’, a run-down ancient inn. the antique hotel was demolished and a contemporary new building, hosting the waldhorn restaurant and hotel extension was to take its place. ko/ok architectur […]

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winning designs for abu dhabi flamingo observation tower include a pixelated cube

bee breeders has announced the winners of the abu dhabi flamingo observation tower competition. the winning entries include a winding boardwalk that resembles a birds nest and a birdcage-like pixelated structure with multiple openings. the observation tower has been imagines for the al wathba reserve, 40 kilometers southeast of abu dhabi. the competition site oversees […]

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witherford watson mann builds a theater inside a 17th century stable block in the UK

located in the english county of leicestershire, ‘nevill holt opera’, designed by witherford watson mann architects, has been shortlisted for the 2019 RIBA stirling prize – the award for the UK‘s best new building. the 400-seat theater has been delicately inserted within a 17th century stable block on a grade I listed estate. using a rich material […]

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NUDES proposes a flamingo observatory built from ‘twig’ like components in abu dhabi

as part of a competition to design a flamingo observatory, NUDES has developed ‘nest’ – a concept that celebrates the unique and diverse ecosystem of wetlands located in the heart of abu dhabi. becoming an oasis of animal and plant life, the wetlands area has attracted numerous different species to settle. this includes abundant plant […]

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hayri atak envisions a boutique hotel suspended over a cliff edge in norway

for the design studio’s latest project, hayri atak proposes to construct a boutique hotel sitting precariously on the edge of norway‘s preikestolen cliff.  the idea sees the hotel built into the side of the rock, appearing almost as an extension of the cliff itself. characterized by the series of balconies that delicately cantilever over the precipice, […]

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nh village architects includes rainwater collection system in vietnamese house

nh village architects’ rainfall house is located in a small town in hung yen province, 80km away from hanoi, vietnam. the project sits on narrow tubed plot sized 5x14m typical of viet nam, and in an area with a deep connection to the culture of rainwater use. rainwater tanks in the yard corner of old […]

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jacobsen arquitetura plans the FL house as slender transparent volume in brazil

located in bragança paulista, brazil, the FL house by jacobsen arquitetura is built as a long, slender volume with wide and slim edges forming generous balconies, completely open and transparent. the residence comprises two levels: a lower floor camouflaged by lopes with vegetation and stone walls, where the garage, technical areas and employees are located; […]

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n.yamada architect and associates clads japanese residence in dark cedar exterior

located in the miyazaki prefecture of japan, n.yamada architect and associates designed house shimokitakata, examining the relationship between the building’s interior and exterior identities. the small house was thought for a couple and potential children, making spaces small and quaint yet also functional and comfortable. the architects aimed for the construction of the house to […]

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tadao ando’s early drawings and hand-drawn plans go on view in tokyo

50 years ago, a self-taught japanese architect by the name of tadao ando established his own atelier. since then, ando — who is now recognized as one of the world’s most famous contemporary architects — has built projects across the globe, been featured in numerous exhibitions, and delivered countless lectures. image © national archives of […]

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sou fujimoto’s ‘white tree’ in montpellier photographed by nils koenning

late last year, the first images of montpellier’s ‘l’arbre blanc’ or ‘white tree’ development were revealed. now, with the project complete, photographer nils koenning visited the site to document the building as part of the french city’s evolving urbanscape. designed by sou fujimoto architects, as part of a larger team, the 17-storey mixed-use tower accommodates […]

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César Pelli, Designer of Iconic Buildings Around the World, Dies at 92

The architect César Pelli, whose firm designed Salesforce Tower in San Francisco, the Petronas Twin Towers in Malaysia and other of the world’s most recognizable buildings, died on Friday, according to La Gaceta newspaper in his hometown, San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina. He was 92. Mr. Pelli’s many distinctive works include the World Financial Center […]

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dosa studio + TAAC transform early 20th century manor into taco restaurant in mexico city

dosa studio and TAAC have collaborated on the newest branch of el auténtico pato manila – a restaurant serving traditional tacos fused with asian street food in mexico city – transforming the basement of an early twentieth century manor into a contemporary taqueria. divided in two main areas, service and patrons, the 46 sqm interior […]

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MAD architects’ first building in europe ‘UNIC’ nears completion in paris

marking the architecture firm’s first realized project in europe, MAD architects is close to completing the ‘UNIC’ residential complex in paris‘ 17th arrondissement. after winning an international design competition in 2012, the scheme has been developed in collaboration with local french firm biecher architectes and is expected to be completed in september 2019. characterized by […]

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this experimental, carbon-neutral house is made almost entirely out of cork

this house in berkshire, designed by matthew barnett howland with dido milne and oliver wilton with monolithic walls and corbelled roofs, is built almost entirely from solid load-bearing cork. currently on the shortlist for the 2019 RIBA stirling prize, the project is an attempt to make solid walls and roofs from a single bio-renewable material. […]

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sandellsandberg clads swedish wildlife park building in playful red wooden drapes

sandellsandberg has built a new entrance building for eriksberg wild & nature, scandinavia’s largest wildlife park and nature reserve, located in blekinge, sweden. the stockholm-based office has drawn from the area’s building tradition, shaping the building like a barn, with large windows and a thatched roof, and cladding it in a unexpected façade of playful […]

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all-black ‘house M&M’ in amsterdam is accessed via a giant sliding door

situated along the perimeter of funenpark in amsterdam, ‘house M&M’ by NEXT architects and claudia linders is easily recognized by its 30-meter-long black façade. located just a few minutes’ walk from the city center, the project saw the transformation of an ‘old shack’ into a private residence complete with a studio and workspace. the dwelling […]

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manuel bouzas + santiago de aguila install catenary meshes in a flores & prats building

the catenary and the arc by manuel bouzas and santiago del aguila is a temporary installation occupying the courtyard of flores & prats‘ casal balaguer cultural center in palma de mallorca. displayed during insòlit 2019, a festival of temporary installations that opened the doors of palma’s courtyards to creativity during the first week of july, […]

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RIBA stirling prize 2019: shortlist for the UK’s best new building revealed

a private house made entirely of cork, an energy-efficient residential development, an opera house, and a new visitor center for the yorkshire sculpture park join projects by grimshaw and rogers stirk harbour + partners on a diverse shortlist for the 2019 stirling prize. last year, the award — which is presented annually to the UK’s […]

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