AND-RÉ Arquitectura is a creative studio dedicated to the strategic practice and forward thinking of architecture and design, which uses to create positive responses to contemporary challenges and paradigms. The office works to find pragmatic and contextualized solutions focused on the user and the human relationship with space, objects, and their impact on the world and society.
International Competition Results Summed Up On Creating A Master Plan For The Astrakhan Agglomera-Tion
Results of the Open International Competition for the creation of a master plan of the Astrakhan agglomeration have been summed up. A jury chaired by Governor Igor Babushkin selected the winner out of three finalists.
TB-House, designed by Trung tran studio, is designed with only one floor, with low elevations from the outside and gradually rising to the back with an improvised floor plan. The house has maximized windows, making the space inside and outside. The house is reminiscent of old houses with mottled moss-covered roofs and gray walls that fade in time. The harmony created by the rough bricks, rough stones, peeking under the green groves, the house carries a very light breath of the color of time, peace and cohesion.
Phetkasem Artist Studio, designed by HAS design and research, is a transformation of typical commercial housing in Thailand. It is not only a workspace for artistic creation but also a residence that combines living, resting, and dining functions. Its form breaks the image of the typical commercial housing, and through common industrial materials in Thailand, it reshapes a new building type that combines geography, climate, and neighborhood.
HAS design and research is an architecture studio exploring Asia’s architectural language through a “design + research” parallel approach. It emphasizes the analogy of nature and man-made nature, looking for another kind of new natural architecture through the city’s derivatives, named “Improvised Architecture.”
The design challenge for “Echo of Rubble” was to conceive new product design interventions resulting in more like a speaking product reflecting the roughness of post-war materials and the echoes of its culture that delivers the society a message.
Archidiaries is excited to share the ‘Project of the Week’ – Krushi Bhawan by Studio Lotus. 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.
Wish School, designed by Garoa Architects, is a catalyst for appropriations and an instrument that exposes students to the inherent conflicts of collective living. The project process was developed with the users, searching for solutions to make the new building reflect the School’s philosophy. The team created not only a panorama of practical and functional questions to be addressed but also of sensorial expectations, some abstract, some literal; sometimes unrealizable, sometimes accurate and feasible.
55 Sathorn House, designed by Kuanchanok Pakavaleetorn Architects, is the culmination of years of design experience, materials use, and dedication to fine construction details. The neighborhood’s distinctive identities comprised of narrow side streets and low-rise townhomes are integral to the design consideration. Volumetric separation of the two house masses creates an internal wind tunnel effect from the south direction. Natural wood, concrete masonry wall, steel, glass, and natural stones are integral parts of the complete palette.
Kuanchanok Pakavaleetorn Architects is an architectural practice based in Bangkok, Thailand.
This edition Future of Design looks at the evolution of the architecture profession and its services standing at the brink of being automated by technology. While it’s true the architects are growing in number globally across all the countries; the catching pace of technology is mind-numbing if not less.
Casa Grava, designed by Estudio PKa, is based on generating a pure and clean geometry that enhances the surrounding nature and respects the privacy of the proposal. Casa Grava was projected as a mass with its personal and tectonic imprint. Conceptually, the design was started from a heavy base, with the stone as a protagonist that identifies the place, a lighter upper floor, and different perforations generated to capture the best orientation.
Selected Academic Projects
Housing Interlomas, designed by a-001 Taller de arquitectura, is a student-oriented residential project that proposes an architecture that brings together life and community studies. The architectural shape is born from volumetric experimentation with the site and the challenge to create private and shared areas for twelve students. The project reinterprets the traditional dichotomy of the courtyard house by leaving interior squares for each of the spaces.
Aaron’s courtyard, designed by The Design Room, is a residence bounded by numerous fruit trees that seamlessly blends with the surroundings. The vision was to design an energy-efficient house that would benefit from natural phenomena like cross ventilation, passive cooling and day lighting. Thereby, the plan and volume of the spaces were carefully worked out to improve the built spaces’ efficiency.
The Design Room is an architectural firm that believes nature and natural processes should be seamlessly acknowledged and integrated with design. The team understands that vernacular materials, crafts, and construction techniques have evolved with environment, culture, and context.
The Brief of “Mind Matters” challenge is to make a poster/artwork – that either promotes mental health awareness OR visualizes the effects of poor mental health on our daily lives through metaphorical/surreal illustrations.
Villa Backyard, designed by Touch Architects, is a single-family residence considered small, affordable, useful house and sustainable. The design originated from a simple cube diagonally slashed in half to provide the largest slanted cantilevered surface, which acts as a roof and wall for draining water. An open-plan living space that is arrangeable for multipurpose use, such as family gatherings, dining, and extension sleeping area, connects to both private and semi-public area.
Drift Bridge, designed by Volkan Alkanoglu, is a timber-and-steel pedestrian bridge with an affordable design strategy that proposes building infrastructural elements off site and dropping them into place. The resulting 62-foot-long bridge resembles a smooth, curving branch of driftwood or a bowed bentwood splint, arcing over the creek and providing pedestrian connectivity between two parts of a neighborhood.
Volkan Alkanoglu is a designer focused on pursuing novel forms through spatial, material, and technological explorations. The works are in re-appropriating paradigms of design typology through creative interventions. The designer wants to inspire a discourse on how to occupy the public domain by forming opportunities for social inhabitation. This mission to investigate and transform the built environment is to implement innovative techniques, new methods, and sustainable systems.
Picturing Awards – aims to promote photography and photographers. Our idea is to create new opportunities to present valuable work to audiences all over the world. We aim to build a place where photographers can show different points of view and thrive through online exchanges
Saxum Vineyard Equipment Barn, designed by Clayton Korte, is a self-sufficient structure and operates independently from the energy grid, maximizing its survivability and resilience. Designed as a modern pole barn, the reclaimed oil field drill stem pipe structure’s primary objectives are to provide an armature for a photovoltaic roof system. Sitting sentry as the foremost structure present upon entering the vineyard-lined property, the barn and its renewable energy system speak to the winery’s commitment to sustainability and subservience to the natural landscape.
Rebuilding Neuropsychiatry Hospital, designed by Wooyo Architecture, re-interpret neuropsychiatry with modern medical point of view, and elevate the psychological dimension of the design. In response to the concept of modern neuropsychiatry, the semi-opaque skin of the hospital acts as the filter/receptor between the outside and the inside, allow for the landscape to blend with the interior geometry. The old wall and new mesh form a new skin for the building, It defines the old and the new, the outside and the inside, and appears differently during day and night.
SRG Partnership Portland Studio, designed by SRG Partnership, effortlessly connects people, the firm’s work, and their creative resources by encouraging spontaneous interactions and accessible views of each other’s current, in-the-moment projects. The workplace exemplifies the firm’s values of openness, collaboration, and the way an environment can foster innovation and inspire excellence.
This year’s design challenge for “The Drawing Board” is much more than an architecture contest. Immerse yourself in the study of Wari and discover the higher calling that pilgrims submit to each year. This challenge is to give young architects and design students an opportunity to explore, invent and be creative with challenging architectural problems.
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