Glassalon Neuhaus | Baukooperative GmbH

Glassalon Neuhaus is a pavilion designed by the architectural firm Baukooperative. The old stock and the building site are surrounded by two parks embedded in green space. The goal: Don’t turn your back on any park or erect a barrier. One more reason to opt out of massive traditional construction. The firm wanted to create homogeneity with the environment. They took a different approach and constructed the new building at a 90-degree angle to the old building. This enabled them to create an intimate atmosphere in the park and strengthen the authenticity of the old building.

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Anna Garden | KiKi ARCHi

Anna Garden is a residence designed by the architectural firm KiKi ARCHi. KiKi ARCHi decided to first re-establish the relationship between the house and the landform, which includes multiple dimensions such as the relationship between ‘terrain and building,’ ‘architectural appearance, and the surrounding environment, ‘function and the living experience.’ Thus, the 8m height difference of the site was fully utilized. The garden at the lower level was linked with the house at the higher level through the graceful landscape design, which creates a rich visual hierarchy and sets the tone of ‘freedom & nature’ for the whole project.

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KiKi ARCHi

KiKi ARCHi is an architectural firm with its offices in Tokyo, Beijing and Shanghai established by Yoshihiko Seki and Saika Akiyoshi. ‘KiKi,’ it’s pronunciation and interpretation in Japanese, is a sense of appreciating things, which means mastery, attainments, and unique opinions of things in various fields. The lyric and logic of KiKi ARCHi’s creation combine external perceptual experience with its knowledge system, internalizes it into a harmonious but different humanistic idea, and then extends to the virtual and real dimensions of space such as spirit, form, structure, and texture.

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Trisoux Bar | Martino Hutz Architecture

Trisoux Bar, designed by the architectural firm Martino Hutz Architecture, occupies two levels of a residential building from 1890. Crowd simulation was used to analyze optimal floor area usage and generate varied atmospheres within the space. A parametrically derived double curved surface is generated from this data that defines the character of each space and intuitively guides the visitor towards particular experiences.

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Airavat | Lyth Design + reD Architects

Airavat is a residence designed by the architectural firms Lyth Design and reD Architects on the outskirts of bustling Mumbai, in the quiet of the Sahyadri hills. The capturing and framing of the picturesque landscapes were the primary inspiration behind Design. The disruptive architecture creates spaces of varying scales, from monumental to cozy. At the same time, it integrates into the home and the nature surrounding it. The arrival is planned at the highest level under a large canopy that appears like a wing framing the first glimpse of this home in the Clouds.

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lyth Design

lyth Design is a boutique design atelier based in Mumbai founded by Apoorva Shrooff in 2022. Her expertise has enabled her to steer the “lyth-chapter” forward and create out-of-the-box solutions within the verticals of Architecture, Interior, Product, and Graphic Design. The unique name of the practice takes inspiration from the word “lyth,” translating to a joint that binds and supports the movement. Striving better to connect the world through spatial storytelling and clear articulation, this analogy is indeed fitting to its focus.

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reD Architects

reD Architects is a multidisciplinary architectural firm based in Mumbai founded by Rajiv Parekh and Ekta Puri. The purpose was to set up a design practice with a process-oriented design approach. The firm strives to achieve the client’s goals through the process of research. The team ensures that the design solution generates an environment that surpasses trends and fads by offering a more enriching spatial experience.

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Olivos | TATŪ Arquitectura

Olivos is a residence designed by the architectural firm TATŪ Arquitectura. We decided to add some adjustments to the client’s premises that would enhance spatial sequences capable of stimulating the uses. By manipulating the flexibility of interior expansion-segmentation without difficulties, we moved away from the result of a too geometrical functional schematism. The first incorporated the exterior – interior transition through the contained space by projecting the volumes of the second level, generating two eaves of reception and an extension of the interior space.

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One Green Mile | MVRDV + studioPOD

One Green Mile is an urban space designed by the architectural firm MVRDV collaborating with the urban design firm studioPOD in Mumbai. StudioPOD initially solved the traffic and street profiles and helped to define the program and identify the target groups. Expanding upon this, MVRDV designed sinuous blue stripes to create a cohesive visual identity across all elements of the space, creating a concept for One Green Mile that offers a delightful and holistic urban spatial experience. A hilly paved landscape transforms the 2-dimensional visual features into a 3D spatial experience, accommodating various programs and providing a dynamic physical attraction.

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studioPOD

studioPOD is an urban design studio based in Mumbai co-founded by urban designers Mansi Sahu, Mahesh Waghdhare and Sarfaraz Momin. The firm’s highly collaborative approach allows them to work seamlessly with private- and public- sector clients such as local municipal corporations, development authorities, and other government agencies. The projects are of varying scales, including strategic and regional plans, transportation and campus plans, landscape urbanism, placemaking, and streetscapes.

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Weekly Highlights 2022 #32

Archidiaries is excited to share the “Project of the Week” – Locaāhands by Isso 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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The Hunkered House | LIJO.RENY.architects

The Hunkered House is a residence designed by the architectural firm LIJO.RENY.architects in Kerala, India. What looks like a single-storey building from the outside is a strategically designed house with multiple levels that hunkers down gently into the slope to protect it from all kinds of pollution generated by the heavy traffic on the road. A large landscaped courtyard inside the house and four smaller peripheral pockets are primary ventilation sources. The Hunkered House reflects the unassuming lifestyle of the homeowners, be it the form of the building, the choice of materials, interior décor, and accessories.

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FTMO Office | YUAR

FTMO Office is an office interior designed by the architectural firm YUAR. From a design point of view, the architectural brief aimed at a more serious and representative place, which would reflect the company’s professional approach and technical prowess. Height-adjustable desks with four monitor arms were necessary to optimize the work process and ensure comfort for each employee. The new office combined quietness, efficiency, and fun, emphasizing strengthening the community atmosphere.

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YUAR

YUAR Architects is a corporate architectural firm based in Prague founded by architect Lukáš Janáč. He and his team are today one of the most successful developers of office interiors in the Czech Republic. YUAR architects specialize in the realization of office interiors and corporate architecture.

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Tsingpu Yangzhou Retreat | Neri & Hu Design and Research office

Tsingpu Yangzhou Retreat is an adaptive reuse hospitality project designed by the architectural firm Neri & Hu in Yangzhou, China. The design brief called for the adaptive reuse of several old buildings by giving them new functions while adding new buildings to accommodate the hotel’s capacity needs. Neri&Hu’s strategy to unify these scattered elements was to overlay a grid of walls and paths onto the site to tie the entire project together, resulting in multiple courtyard enclosures. The inspiration for the design originates from the courtyard house typology of Chinese vernacular architecture.

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3 Elements House | Agustin Lozada

3 Elements House is a residence designed by the architectural firm Agustin Lozada. The architectural concept comes from searching simply, with a total absence of ornamentation and free detail resolution. It was decided to propose a vierendeel beam, with one end embedded in the mountain and the other cantilevered, resolving from this concept the structure, materiality, and the house envelope. The house’s materiality follows the concept of using noble raw materials, naked, expressing nature, and generating a respectful relationship with the environment.

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Agustin Lozada

Agustin Lozada is an architecture and engineering firm based in Cordoba. The firm has taken as a working premise the desire to provide a different service, seeking to be the best solution for the execution of architecture and engineering projects. It has committed to quality and process management to exceed goals and continuously search for excellence and integrity.

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Countryside House | Luciano Kruk Arquitectos

Countryside House is a residence designed by the architectural firm Luciano Kruk Arquitectos. The clients required a house where the space would be optimized to the last square meter, intending to build the minimum area as possible containing the requested spaces: two bedrooms, a study, and a social area. The firm’s strategy came from focusing on the main interest that came from the power that the Pampas plains have in the environment: the omnipresence of the horizon plane, the extension of the uninterrupted plains, all so infinite, and the immense sky dominating the visual space only enhanced by some few groups of trees. 

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The Mill Project | Quirk Studio

The Mill Project is an office interior designed by the Interior Design firm Quirk Studio. The Mill Project is a dexterous design endeavor that has inverted the approach toward conceiving spaces in the realm of industrialization. Its devotion to the adapted design grammar has allowed the workplace to redefine stated opulence in a novel light! The project liberates itself from archaic design directives to bestow its end-users with a venue that honors their bona fide roots while weaving together a perceptive narrative that straddles the past, present, and future with empathy.

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Quirk Studio

Quirk Studio is a boutique Interior Design firm based out of Mumbai. Founded in 2013 by Disha Bhavsar and Shivani Ajmera, the studio finds its roots in the confluence of the design ideologies of the duo. Striving towards an ethos that shapes people-centric spaces and environments, Quirk Studio offers premium spatial and interior design solutions in the residential, commercial, hospitality, and retail sectors.

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Obra Los Lagos | Barrionuevo Villanueva Arquitectos

Obra Los Lagos is a residence designed by the architectural firm Barrionuevo Villanueva ARQuitectos. The constructive logic with which the house was projected is part of the material work related to forming, space and time. Within these logics is the architectural structure that manifests as an order capable of generating space and generating the route to discover it. It is a conceptualization in tectonic terms, which involves both the problem of the relationship between weights, efforts, and materials and that of human forms and requirements. The configuration of these systems produces the material expression of the work.

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CAL House | Pepe Gascón Arquitectura

CAL House is a residence refurbishment by the architectural firm Pepe Gascón Arquitectura in Spain. The work that was carried out consists of an interior refurbishment and a small extension to the original house, which has a character and appearance typical of the self-build houses of the 1960s and 1970s. The house’s surroundings, the presence of greenery on its terraces and across its decks, the swimming pool, and various verandas make it a fantastic place for living in the open air.

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Pepe Gascón Arquitectura

Pepe Gascón Arquitectura is a multidisciplinary architectural firm based in Terrassa, Spain. The studio develops projects of architecture, interior design, public space, and landscaping in both the public and private spheres. Their work methodology and orientation combine the love for architecture with technical effectiveness and constructive pragmatism. All their work is done attending to sustainability and energy efficiency.

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Tree House | Pablo Luna Studio

Tree house is a residence designed by the architectural firm Pablo Luna Studio. Surrounded by jungle to the sides and rice terraces in the front, this suite from the boutique hotel Stonehouse, stands five meters above the ground thanks to its 14-centimeter diameter and 8-meter-long bamboo pillars. The overall shape shows the integration of architecture and environment and the relationship between the interior space and nature.

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