Weekly Highlights 2022 #37

Archidiaries is excited to share the “Project of the Week” – KLE Sanskruti Pre-primary School by Shreyas Patil Architects. 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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our bakery_sungnyemun | Studio Fragment

our bakery_sungnyemun, designed by Studio Fragment, is a café that makes and sells bread. We decided to compose the space entirely with concrete, mortar, and metal. We tried to express various textures with limited materials. Like black-and-white photos, I thought that monotonous, indifferent materials could capture a more honest and diverse feeling.

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Studio Fragment

Studio Fragment is an independent creative collective based in Seoul, Korea. We are a design studio planning, design & production across space. We design an invisible relationship that exists between any of the things in space.

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The Grace | Mecanoo

The Grace is a housing project designed by the architectural firm Mecanoo. The population of The Hague will grow considerably in the next twenty years from 525,000 residents to over 625,000. To meet this challenge, the municipality encourages inner city densification within the Central Innovation District (CID), a triangular area bound by the city’s three train stations. The iconic two-tower ensemble, one reaching 150 meters and the other 180 meters, sits on a seven-story plinth. The buildings form a harmonious composition with subtle variations in open and closed facade elements, transparent and round corners, materialization, and color.

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Le 16 | TAA (Taillandier Architectes Associés)

Le 16 is a residential project designed by the architectural firm TAA (Taillandier Architectes Associés). The project plot forms a sharp point at the junction where the two streets meet at a roundabout. Contrary to rue de Cugnaux, rue Nungesser et Coli is defined by an urban fabric of individual houses characteristic of the Toulouse area. The project redefines de quality of the public space and accompanies the development and evolution of the city in the now and the future.

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TAA (Taillandier Architectes Associés)

TAA (Taillandier Architectes Associés) is an architecture and urbanism agency based in Toulouse, France. TAA is an open-minded studio, working side by side with private and public partners. The people at TAA give their best to develop architectural solutions. Regardless of the nature of the project, the answer has to improve the quality of life of the end user and the direct environment.

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Minhang Riverfront Regeneration | SPARK

Minhang Riverfront Regeneration is a riverfront designed by the architectural firm SPARK. SPARK’s proposal creates a 750-meter-long recreational environment that meets the government and community’s desire for a sense of place that facilitates better pedestrian connections and promotes a more sustainable living environment. The riverfront design includes continuous green ribbons of walking, jogging, bicycle tracks, and 3 pedestrian bridges that link the residential, education and business communities.

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Xitou Greentown | WJ STUDIO

Xitou Greentown is a commercial space designed by the architectural firm WJ STUDIO. The users of modern office space have gradually diversified from simple workers and clients. More functional modules need to be implanted into this space, forming a “third space” outside of work and leisure in response to the single state of accommodating the old work-life. the designer thought to design a continuation of the natural space so that the static garden becomes the core spiritual support of the space. The function is also an aesthetic expression of design thinking.

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WJ STUDIO

WJ STUDIO is an architectural firm based in Hangzhou and Shanghai established by Leo Hu. WJ STUDIO pays attention to the continuity and creative thinking of architecture’s interior and exterior space. Starting from understanding architecture, the surrounding environment, and the core content of products, WJ STUDIO explores the connection among space, humans, and nature. It creates practical, interactive, and personalized interior and exterior spaces for users.

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DASH Home | Kariouk Architects

DASH Home is a residence designed by the architectural firm Kariouk Architects in Ontario, Canada. As with all our architecture, pragmatic requirements came first, and aesthetics emerged from those requirements. DASH Home (an acronym of each family member’s first name), unlike a standard suburban home, places the primary living functions on the second floor; the grade level is reserved for a small stair hall, a two-car garage, a caretaker suite and an elevator shaft. As such, all the primary areas of the home, being elevated, have significant privacy despite nearby neighbors. Because the natural site itself is steeply sloped, all the main living areas are in the treetops.

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KLE Sanskruti Pre-primary School | Shreyas Patil Architects

Sanskruti School, designed by Shreyas Patil Architects, considers the psychological and physical needs of kindergarten children who have tendencies to explore spaces with exciting avenues and colorful vistas with minimum boundaries. The massing of the built form is blossomed by stacking rows of classrooms within the three sides of the plot. With a rhythmic twist and turn of these blocks, a volume of cubes jutting out at perpendicular and angular degrees assists in creating simple yet powerful architectural volumes.

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Shreyas Patil Architects

Shreyas Patil Architects is an architectural firm incorporating contextually appropriate, sustainable design strategies. The design philosophy aims to strike a balance between contemporary design forms and climate-responsive strategies. Respecting the site context, staying true to materials, and creating comfortable yet dramatic spatial qualities are what they desire to design.

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High Brick House | Studio Miti

High Brick House, a residence by the architectural firm Studio MITI focuses on designing compact and optimum space for a couple. The architects start the design by analyzing the context and finding out Lat Phrao Wang Hin district is a high-density area. Each house was close and adjacent, having effects on the private property of the house. The architect provides the solution by the service part on the ground floor and lining space on the 2nd-4th floor. The spatial arrangement was set up by spiral stacking in the center of the house. The result of spatial arrangement is the connection of all interior spaces by visual impact.

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Dai An Apartment | H2 Architecture and Interior

Dai An Apartment is a housing project designed by the architectural firm H.2. Architecture and Interior. The economic problem of the apartment was to create maximum space and usable area. It also had to be easy to construct, blocky, solid but unique, and attractive to young people. It also had to make the most of the green space. The proposed solution was using lightweight structures to change the internal space; redistribution of uses: entrances, stairs, and light structures help save costs in terms of materials and construction labor.

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OH! House | Laura Ortín Arquitectura

OH! HOUSE is an apartment renovated by the architectural firm Laura Ortin Arquitectura with a concept of Mediterranean style. The team attended to the wishes of the clients to have a fresh, pleasant, and comfortable house with a very contemporary organization of rooms, materials, and geometries but from our origins. During the design process, “aquamarine” green became the fetish color of the house. The clients liked it so much that the designers took it to all the spaces, splashing certain furniture points to achieve a connected and dialogic interior design.

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Groupe Scolaire Cranves-Sales | Christophe Rousselle architecte

Groupe Scolaire Cranves-Sales is a school designed by the architectural firm Christophe Rousselle architecte. In the search to adapt in the best possible way to the context, the project proposes fragmented volumes according to each program, thus allowing an adequate scale for the different uses and minimizing the misleading notion of a huge “UFO” type project, which would be more related to an urban school, in a denser environment.

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LAMI LACE | Chevli Architects

Lami Lace is a showroom designed by the architectural firm Chevli Architects. Built in this tight urban fabric, the intention was to create a quieter environment inside the showroom while meticulously displaying their products to increase client engagement. Along with artificial lighting, the four-level display spaces are naturally lit using glass roofs and floors. Meticulously detailed and crafted spaces were created using a neutral material palette to display colorful products. Neutral tones like greys and browns were crafted and benefitted the beautiful display section enhancing their colorful laces that popped out, bringing a certain vibrancy to the space!

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Chevli Architects

Chevli Architects is an architectural firm based in Surat and Canberra, established by Vikram Chevli. The team is curious and inquisitive, striving to better themselves through each project and each passing day. For the team, size, location, and budget are not a concern – they see each project’s unique challenges as a possibility to deliver the best outcome for their clients.

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SPA S.V. Farm | Dall’Ovo Magalhães Arquitetura

Dall’Ovo Magalhães Arquitetura designed SPA S.V. Farm, a farmhouse that incorporated several updates, revitalizing the entire building. In the barbecue area (gourmet space), we tried to create a contemporary environment, but one that recalled the old farmhouses, through the use of red, burnt cement on the walls and part of the lining. In addition to the wood and braided straw lining, the entire floor was replaced, and the woodwork was restored.

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Forest Retreat | Kariouk Architects

Forest Retreat is a rustic yet modern residence designed for holidays by the architectural firm Kariouk Architects in Ontario, Canada. The most powerful aspect of the design is the long, tent-like roof, which follows the site’s topography. The roof and its ridge beam became the design’s primary focus, shaping the circulation path through the home’s interior, ultimately extending a view toward the forest. Historically, the Canadian identity has been defined by our relationship to the land. Fulfilling the client’s mandate, the home honors that emotional connection through visual and material harmonization with its surroundings.

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Athita Hidden Court Chiang Saen Boutique Hotel | STUDIO MITI

Athita Hidden Court Chiang Saen Boutique Hotel is a hospitable space designed by the architectural firm STUDIO MITI. Based on the concept of making harmony in the context of Chiang Saen vernacular architecture. The architects designed the layout by making buffer space between the old temple and the new hotel. The entire functions were arranged by L-shape. The buffer zone was created for betweenness space and to reveal the beauty of the temple.

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Weekly Highlights 2022 #36

Archidiaries is excited to share the ‘Project of the Week’ – The Gully Home by ED+ Architecture. 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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A Red Oasis | UA Lab

A Red Oasis is a terrace development project designed by the architectural firm UA Lab. The project was to develop an open space for an office on the top floor. The requirements were to create an outdoor recreation space for the office staff. We conceptualized it as a multipurpose space engulfed by a green envelope creating a tranquil environment that is cut off from the noisy city so that they can make the most of their time off work.

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MO House | Laura Ortin Arquitectura

MO House is a residence designed by the architectural firm Laura Ortín Arquitectura. The project was conceived just when bodies and, after a few days, our minds were confined. Could this new household up another confinement? The team wonders. This will be, perhaps from now on, the new question to project. Because if architecture is good because it is flexible, bright, and healthy, it will endure confinement and any future situation. Because it will be adaptive, evolutionary, and caring.

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