The architecture project Deji Plaza Xuzhou, by LMCA Design, is the 2023 Architizer A+Awards Popular Choice winner in the Landscape & Planning, Unbuilt Masterplan category. Rising from the heart of the Central Business District of Xuzhou, China, Deji Plaza Xuzhou is a 3,780,350 sq. ft. mixed-use work in progress that includes twin 60-story luxury residential towers, an 11-story retail podium, and extensive landscaped spaces to bolster Xuzhou’s urban green core.
Founded in 2015, LMCA Design is an architectural design practice focused on delivering refined architecture, master planning, and interiors. Collectively, the firm focuses on tight integration of design and technology in the early stages of each project to enable the quick delivery of well-crafted and award-winning designs.
‘Urban Regeneration of The Venegas Neighborhood’ is an architecture thesis by John Limaylla from Facultad de Arquitectura, Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC), that seeks to give a new urban identity for the future Lima city in a favourable site within a vital highway city project. This project seeks to provide a solution for the families who will be relocated as part of a housing development that can revitalise the neighbourhood and re-establish its connection to the city.
Story Architecture’s Nine Villa reduces the perception of distance between floors in order to combat the monotony of moving in large spaces. For the house’s remarkable attraction and intrigue, the designers included skylights with curves formed by the stairs, balcony, walls, and ceiling. This enhanced the connection between floors and forged an unnoticed bond between family members.
The residential project Sharvari, by Mayur Gandhi and Associates, is a combination of both vernacular and modern architecture, inspired by its context. The house is welcoming and interactive as the designers aimed for the setback to merge with the existing road so as to create a larger frontage for the bungalow and enhancing the setback area with landscape design with some pauses.
Mayur Gandhi and associates is an architecture firm based in Maharashtra, India, founded by architect Mayur Gandhi.
The Transition: House of a Filmmaker by Fon Studio is a home interior project with a priority to build a “transition” stage between chance and imagination through reasonable transformation of the existing site so that the life stories of the house owners are naturally connected and presented. The free wandering of light, shadow, and colour breaks the stillness of the space and brings a unique vividness like “transition”.
The architecture project Zenta House Coffee by CONN Design combines five different interior themes to clearly show each style in each zone and blend with each other. The designers created a space with a little taste of the food-coffee neighbourhood, with different styles from exterior to interior that overall harmonise with each other to form a colourful and bustling small street.
CONN Design is a firm that specialises in architecture and interior design, dedicated to creating the most perfect living spaces, the most successful business spaces, helping to elevate the living space, and contributing to a better life value. They always follow the core values to become a reliable, reputable, and responsible friend to accompany the investor in creating beautiful and useful works.
The Lazy Haven by IDIEQ is an architectural project with an approach to hospitality that strikes a balance between tourism and conservation, enabling visitors to appreciate the area’s biodiversity while supporting sustainable practices. The location was deliberately selected to be further away from the countryside, in a pristine valley where Himalayan temperate forests merge into tropical deciduous forests.
Bloomage Chengdu by Beijing Bloomage WanWU Design Co.,LTD is a home interior project infusing personality, attitude, and lifestyle into two mirrored floor plans of a duplex. Both spaces integrate classic modernity and avant-garde energy simultaneously. Whatever the persona, each will enjoy a spacious living area and comfortable, independent, and appealing individual quarters.
Beijing Bloomage WanWU Design Co., Ltd. is currently one of the most influential interior design and project management companies in China. The company excels at exploring the creative potential of spaces from a unique perspective and with keen business acumen. It pursues innovation and creativity, using a distinctive design language to interpret the conversational nature of space.
Selected Academic Projects
‘Résonnances’ is an architecture thesis by Corentin Morgan de Rivery and Clément Tardivet from ‘Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Lyon – ENSAL’, Université de Lyon, that explores the verticalization of dwellings, aiming to enhance living and housing scenarios in an informal settlement (slum) of Jardim Icaraí favela in the Brasilândia district of São Paulo, Brazil. The project entails putting new ideas into action, planning for urban expansion and more open spaces, rearranging existing alleyways, and constructing new road infrastructure to connect the favela to the community.
The architectural project The Bonjour India Experience by SpaceMatters defines the characteristics of the pavilion through interaction with the urban context. As the pavilion transforms with the play of light through day and night, its spiralling form becomes the pivot, which reorganises the nature of the urban open area while heightening curiosity amongst those outside to explore within.
The architectural project Waghoba ecolodge, by Biome Environmental Solutions showcases how ecological architecture is in sync with the ecosystem. As part of their sustainable goals, the developers intended at restoring the once farmed area to a deciduous forest. To enhance biodiversity, this entailed alterations to the landscape. The project is a successful combination of leisure, social, and ecology.
Biome Environmental Solutions is a multidisciplinary firm working on ecological architecture and intelligent water and sanitation designs. Through their work, they strive to showcase that an ecological design practice can be mainstream and relevant in various contexts, including geography, typology, and scale, balanced by the client’s aspirations for aesthetics, functionality, and budget.
Archidiaries is excited to share the Project of the Week – Vidya Devi Jindal Paramedical College | SpaceMatters. Along with this, the weekly highlight contains a few of the best projects, published throughout the week. These selected projects represent the best content curated and shared by the team at ArchiDiaries.
In a Row by No Architects Studio is an interior design project for a three-storey terraced house that entailed structural refurbishment of the house with major layout changes. The house already had a lot of advantages, but as it happens, it still needed to be half demolished, rebuilt, and completely re-equipped with 21st-century infrastructure in order to really exploit its full residential potential.
The Lodsi Community Project for Forest Essentials by Morphogenesis addresses sociocultural and economic sustainability. The design team had the chance to modify traditional building methods to create a modern production facility thanks to the brand’s philosophy of merging ancient wisdom with cutting-edge beauty. A strong architectural expression that contextually fits in and fosters community pride was achieved using passive design ideas and local building methods.
Morphogenesis is an architecture and urban design practice set up by Sonali and Manit Rastogi in 1996 with a vision of defining sustainable architecture for contemporary India. They believe that each project must establish itself as a benchmark for innovative design by thinking systemically about sustainability. Architecturally, they celebrate identity and diversity versus visual homogeneity.
The interior design project, The Fluting House by UA Lab (Urban Architectural Collaborative) is a blend of simple aesthetics, functionality, and flexible use of spaces. The entire house is designed using materials like wood, fluted glass, brass, and veneers as the basic palette. Except for this shade of grey, white and blue are used as colour palette. Furniture is designed with small details and functionality in mind.
The Design Story is a multidisciplinary studio, founded by architects Dishin shah an Kruti Shah, based in Ahmedabad, India.
The House of Tranquil Rooms by Craft Narrative is a project designed to preserve, honour, and celebrate the village’s traditional ways of life. It has been enriched by subtle but important architectural changes. The beauty of natural, emotional, and physical boundaries is a foundation upon which the traditional courtyard house built, but the courtyard and its tree provide its essential characteristics.
Craft Narrative is an architecture studio that promotes ideation that takes shape through a series of questions and their potential responses. The architects work to ethically use architecture to create a peaceful environment. The team enjoys immersing themselves in art and working for their shared love of environment in addition to adopting an intuitive approach to design while learning more about context and climate.