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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Pediatric Ward of Hospital São João | ARG Studio

Pediatric Ward of Hospital São João, an interior design project by ARG Studio, blends a vibrant architectural language with an illustrated narrative. The project features a programmatic spectrum of spaces, from study areas to libraries, incorporating various activities and virtual games. Each room is colour-coded, creating an immersive, dynamic, and serene environment that accommodates various recovery states of mind.

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ARG Studio

ARG Studio, founded by architect Ricardo Guedes, is a Porto-based architecture practice that develops creative services such as architecture, design, research, and urbanism. They produce physical and virtual content, from inception through conception to completion.

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Modular Kindergartens | Summary

Modular Kindergartens, an architecture project by Summary, explores a three-dimensional prefabricated and modular system based on U-shaped reinforced concrete pieces, which are grouped and overlapped according to the program’s needs. The four nurseries have a functional and organic distribution, consisting of two U-shaped modules housing compartments and a central corridor for circulation.

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Plot 33 | Playball Studio

Plot 33 by Playball Studio is a residential project featuring simple yet strong architecture, ensuring efficient climate adaptation and visual connection with the surroundings. The project was conceptualized through a series of sections, with a proposed courtyard on the north edge serving as a buffer between habitable areas and the outside. The building is protected by perforated metal sheets, allowing the courtyard to adapt to the local climate while providing security.

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Foyer | Mar.s Architects

Foyer, an interior design project by Mar.s Architects, combines the elegance of a showroom with the productivity of a co-working environment. With modern design and thoughtful space arrangement, this multifunctional area is designed to promote the brand, provide creative co-working meetings, and host events. It also offers an adjacent co-working hub for efficient work meetings and collaboration with creative individuals.

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House Madalena | Paulo Martins Arquitectura

House Madalena by Paulo Martins Arquitectura is a residence composed of an overlapping of pure volumes, designed to create a visual barrier between living spaces and the street, ensuring maximum privacy. The upper volume marks and emphasizes the entrance, inviting one to go beyond the almost opaque barrier, pierced only by a gap that denounces the depth of the plot and the house.

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People’s Media- An Alternate Media Network through the Postal Infrastructure | Architecture Thesis

‘People’s Media- An Alternate Media Network through the Postal Infrastructure’ is an architecture thesis by Rashmi Varma from the ‘Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute of Architecture and Environmental Studies (KRVIA)’ that aims to discover a network of spaces that allow public engagement in real-world situations. By studying network-based public institutions, the thesis explores the structure of the postal network and its infrastructure, aiming to create democratic media spaces.

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Screen House | Kiron Cheerla Architecture Design

Screen House, a residential project by Kiron Cheerla Architecture Design, features simple and natural materials designed to seamlessly blend with its environment. The project emphasized creating spacious, open spaces by maximizing views along the W-E axis and incorporating greenery and landscaping. The design embraces larger west windows, a west-facing roof overhang, and operable louvers for adjustable ventilation and privacy.

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The Modern Pastoral House | Sudaiva Studio

The design of the Modern Pastoral House by Sudaiva Studio draws inspiration from the surrounding environment to integrate both the natural beauty and the cultural heritage into the architecture. The residence combines contemporary design with mid-century modern elements, featuring flat planes, glass, and horizontal lines. Overhanging cantilever roofs add shade, while white brick cladding and sleek aluminum windows enhance its tranquility.

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