SUI – GENERIS | Bachelors Design Project on Regenerative Architecture

‘SUI – GENERIS’ is a Bachelors Design Project on Regenerative Architecture by Glen Ang from the ‘Department of Architecture – National University of Singapore (NUS)’ that questions the capitalistic, human-centered lifestyle that we are so accustomed to and offers a potential alternate way of living. The proposal seeks to create a hybrid infrastructure that expands Tanjong Pagar, Singapore, by negotiating the relationships between ecology, social relations, and built typology.

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British School in Tokyo | Heatherwick Studio

British School in Tokyo, an architecture project by Heatherwick Studio, features unique outdoor learning spaces by incorporating playgrounds between classrooms. The spaces allow pupils to explore and interact with each other and their teachers much more freely than in traditional school environments. The brick spandrels in the facade, while undulating to create open balconies and variations, add a playful touch to the school’s aesthetic.

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Uspenskoe | Kerimov Architects

Uspenskoe, a residence designed by Kerimov Architects, is centered around a courtyard with a careful distribution of architectural volumes. Emphasizing the key principle of Kerimov Architects—that every location has its own architecture—the house’s balance of volumes, alternation of light and dark, horizontal and vertical textures, and transparency and density perfectly fit the house into the surrounding context.

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Continental Headquarters | HENN

Continental Headquarters, a commercial architecture project by HENN, features a campus-like development formed by interlinked free-standing buildings. The Loop is a dynamic spatial continuum connecting buildings and employees, serving as the communication center for the new headquarters. The design fosters social interaction, allowing people to meet and come together, enhancing the overall experience.

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NEIWAI Concept Store | SLT Design

NEIWAI Concept Store, an interior design project by SLT Design, promotes women’s diverse beauty by incorporating flexible female body contours into the space. Space props and walls constitute the “deconstruction” concept of the whole store. Dynamic curves, combined with static physical entities, create an aesthetic difference, enhancing memory points and creating a sense of ups and downs in the space.

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Sreesailam Residence | N&RD

Sreesailam Residence by N&RD, an urban abode located in Cochin City, features a minimalist, monolithic, and sculpturally aesthetic façade. The site is divided lengthwise, with ‘The house’ occupying the back half, which provides a better view of the façade from the front narrow road. Inspired by the client’s desire for a peaceful retreat that evoked memories of the past, the design revolves around the front garden.

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Penthouse Thao Dien | MIA Design Studio

Penthouse Thao Dien by MIA Design Studio is a home interiors project focused on maximizing visibility, light, and natural ventilation within the house. Common spaces are arranged to connect with each other, facing the Saigon River. An arrangement of solid and empty areas affects ventilation, bringing new vitality. The garden and green wall add a natural element, creating a relaxing feeling like living in a resort villa.

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Indoor Sports Field of Shaoxing University | UAD

Indoor Sports Field of Shaoxing University, an architecture project by UAD, combines a football field with other sports fields to create a large roofed space, resembling a public space formed by the shadows cast by urban buildings. It features a simple, rustic design that is durable and adaptable to changes in seasons, cities, and time, transforming itself into an “elevated floor” that resembles an open public space.

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Dr. Vishnuvardhan Memorial Complex | M9 Design Studio

Dr. Vishnuvardhan Memorial Complex, an architecture project by M9 Design Studio, aims to create a space that would not only honour the memory of the renowned actor but also serve as a hub for social transformation. The memorial, blending seamlessly with its rural surroundings, is envisioned as a space where the local community could come together to discuss and address the vital social and civil issues of our time.

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M9 Design Studio

M9 Design Studio is an architecture practice that seeks to create spaces that enhance the human experience and enrich lives and communities. Their design philosophy is grounded in the belief that architecture should inspire and bring joy. They aim to transcend the ordinary in every project, infusing creativity, sustainability, and a deep connection to the surroundings.

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Dolmen Domain | Masters Design Project

‘Dolmen Domain’ is an architecture masters design project by Tia Yu, Ria Zhang, and Jeremy Pham from the ‘Stuart Weitzman School of Design – University of Pennsylvania’ that explores the concept of boxes, aiming to provide a comprehensive understanding of space and tectonics. The project proposes an Asian-American community centre in New York City that would be essential for cultural, social, and spiritual activities and serving the varied needs and interests of this dynamic community.

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Phew offline store | Say Architects

Phew offline store by Say Architects is a retail interiors project whose design concept unfolds as a “lane traveling”, where pavement tiles are laid into the interior of the venue, making the interior space a natural part of the street and a lane in the neighborhood. Phew’s open door creates an open, free, and relaxed state for the outside world, unlike traditional commerce.

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Cave House | Design Work Group

Cave House, a home interiors project by Design Work Group, features a clutter-free minimal design that creates a meditative interior. The entry foyer, inspired by the caves, reflects the meditative atmosphere, creating a serene and calm environment throughout the house. Adhering to this meditative concept, the material palettes used in the design are very subtle and restricted.

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29 de Noviembre School Reconstruction | Taller Síntesis

29 de Noviembre School Reconstruction, an architecture project by Taller Síntesis, is focused on enhancing the structural and functional issues of an existing school. The refurbishment involved expanding existing facilities and enhancing the learning environment. The new design adapts to the local climate, reshapes the building with the scale of the children, and creates new spaces with a more diverse program open to the community.

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The Tapered House | Studio Mohenjodaro

The Tapered House by Studio Mohenjodaro, designed for a family of five, exudes a timeless aura with its exposed brick façade and butterfly roof. The house is an exercise in old-fashioned subtlety, borrowing from the original architecture of the city. It combines conventional design with practical functionality, creating dynamic spaces that provide a stable, tranquil space for residents to rest and work.

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Studio Mohenjodaro

Studio Mohenjodaro is an architecture practice based in Chandigarh, India, founded in 2014 by architect Tarunpreet Singh Bhatia. The practice’s philosophy consciously leans towards prioritizing comfort and familiarity, so as to ensure that the spatial quality does not isolate the soul but instead nurtures the same, thus providing a sense of belonging and ownership to the occupant.

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Weekly Highlights 2024 #21

Archidiaries is excited to share the Project of the Week – Screen House | Kiron Cheerla Architecture Design. 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

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The Brass Wall House | Studio Lagom

The Brass Wall House, a home interiors project by Studio Lagom, blends old and new elements, showcasing a balance of tradition and exuberance. The design combines clean, simple bones with subtle material applications like reclaimed teak, metal, and velvet. The chromatic direction is neutral, earthy, and accented with black, and matte finishes are used to emphasize effortless luxury, enhancing the overall aesthetic.

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Casa Roy | TAA (Taillandier Architectes Associés)

Casa Roy by TAA (Taillandier Architectes Associés) is a typical Vald’ Aran house that was transformed into two apartments for a family. The façade was renovated, with demolition stone reused for elevation. Existing openings in the lower apartment were retained, and new double-glazed wooden frames replaced all windows. The interior wooden shutter system was retained and reproduced for new windows.

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The House With Two Courts | Studio Mahajani + Mahajani

The House With Two Courts by Studio Mahajani + Mahajani is a weekend retreat nestled in a rural Indian village, blending seamlessly with its architectural heritage. The house features a vernacular design with stone and brick elements. Two courtyards blur indoor and outdoor boundaries, reflecting the rustic charm of rural living. The spatial planning revolves around these courtyards, offering tranquility and connection with the sky.

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Studio Mahajani + Mahajani

Studio Mahajani + Mahajani is an architecture practice based in Satara, Maharashtra, founded by architects Shree Mahajani and Neel Mahajani. It is a family-oriented studio, bringing together two generations of architects and exploring ideas with fresh perspectives.

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Plaster & Ply | Paperfarm Inc

Plaster & Ply, a home interiors project by Paperfarm Inc, utilizes two textures, plywood and Venetian plaster, to balance a loft-life openness with warmth and serenity. The apartment was designed to reduce formal separation of spaces, creating an open and flexible cooking-entertaining gallery. A Venetian plaster-decorated wall separates public and private zones, and a reductive palette of materials enlarged the feel of the apartment.

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White House | ACA Architects

White House by ACA Architects is a residential project that explores the width, length, and height of walls to define spaces and create a unique atmosphere that embraces the openness of the interior. While it blends in perfectly with the exterior, it ensures complete privacy from outside. Designed with modern materials that create a monochromatic tone and lightness, the home embraces a contemporary appearance.

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House Above The Tree | Collage Architecture Studio

House Above The Tree by Collage Architecture Studio is a home interior project that aims to maximize functionality and enhance living quality for a multi-generational family in a confined space. The house showcases innovative design and meticulous planning, offering a harmonious blend of luxury, comfort, and functionality in an urban setting. Its panoramic views and thoughtful architectural details symbolize modern living in the heart of the city.

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