‘A Breathing Space: Urban Development Of Dhupkhola Math’ is an architecture thesis by Nahida Sultana from Department of Architecture – BRAC University, that explores the urban regeneration of Dhupkhola Field to promote social interaction and recreational activities. The project’s objectives are to determine the retail typology that should be built on available land and to reopen the field to the public after renovations.
ARC’TERYX Flagship Store by Still Young is an interior design project that draws design inspiration from adventures amid mountains and forests and pays homage to Vancouver’s cultural context. Through a continuous dialogue with nature, the store guides consumers through diversified themed spaces, offering an unprecedented experience for both outdoor enthusiasts and the brand’s veteran fans.
The interior design project ‘WOKKA by Genshang’, designed by Tens Atelier, adheres to the principles of simplicity, minimalism and practicality. With a focus on simple and rustic materials, clear-grained elm wood, warm-coloured diatom mud, and blue bricks for outdoor use, people are able to deeply feel the beauty given by the materials themselves. By incorporating an outdoor space, the design connects with the natural environment and expresses affection for nature.
Tens Atelier Studio is a design practice that specializes in architectural renovation, interior design, graphic design, and product design. Founded in Shanghai, China, by Tanen Tan and Yui Zhang, they hope to design the relationship between space, content, people, and even time, and believe that simple, natural, and daily materials can also create more possibilities for space.
Makani’ Eka by Walker Warner Architects is an example of modern architecture and interiors that rely on traditional materials and touchstones. The site plan and architectural style were influenced by the loosely clustered traditional Hawaiian villages. The design, which consists of canted steel columns, steeply pitched roofs, and rhomboidal window and door openings, is a modern take on the early Hawaiian hale shelters.
‘The Living Ensemble’ by Rahul Pudale.Design is a residence that embodies the essence of versatile architecture and the concept of harmonious living. The facade features concrete boxes against a weathered brick wall, creating a harmonious fusion of materials. Extended terraces promote interaction between floors, featuring contrasting elements that form an intriguing visual composition.
Rahul Pudale.Design is a multidisciplinary practice based in Belgaum, founded by architect Rahul Pudale. The firm predominantly works on architecture, interior design, and urban design projects.
Smart Green by TAA (Taillandier Architectes Associés) is an architecture project that exhibits coherence between curves and orthogonality with a consistent rhythm of the facades. An overall harmony is achieved through the continuity of materials and a dynamic rhythm of alternating windows and metal panels throughout the project. This pluralistic approach to architectural design, between materials and form, serves to break down the scale of the project.
Ola Hale Restaurant & Bar by CHIO Architects and Baris Arch | DX showcases a unique and harmonious blend of Hawaiian and Vietnamese cultures. The narrative features Hawaiian surfboards, rattan walls inspired by Vietnamese fishing tools, Bien Hoa ceramic vases, and a handcrafted bar system made of tunnel bricks, showcasing the elegance of authentic Vietnamese house construction and creating a captivating spatial composition.
CHIO Architects is an architectural firm with an approach focused on exploration, seeking new dimensions within the architectural landscape. They consider every project they work on a chance to craft a unique narrative, merging creativity and innovation to create inspiring environments. Every design they create is a careful narrative in which form, function, and emotion all work together harmoniously.
Baris Arch | DX is a practice that offers project management, architecture & interior and branding solutions with the philosophy of creating inspiring spaces. They constantly push the boundaries of conventional concepts by experimenting with new materials, details, and experiences from a holistic brand perspective. This allows them to present the client’s brand identities in a unique way.
Eifukucho House by Roovice is a renovation project with the aim to preserve the original structure while adapting it to modern living needs. The main goal was to allow in more light and air and confer more versatility to the space. To achieve this, the dividing walls of two of the Japanese-style rooms and the adjacent hallway were dismantled, leaving only the wooden columns exposed to create one big living-dining area connected to the kitchen zone.
Selected Academic Projects
‘Ká coffee’ by Nguyen Khac Phuoc Architects is an architectural project that adapts the form of a 2-roof tent, creating a unique spatial structure. The curved roof system stretches from low to high as a visual attraction, increasing the attractiveness and stimulation for customers to experience. The project is a model with unique qualities, environmentally friendly, low price, and recyclable materials.
Nguyen Khac Phuoc Architects is an architecture practice based in Hanoi, Vietnam.
‘Port of Beirut – 4 August’ is an architecture thesis by Raneem Hammoud from Faculty of Architecture and Design – Jordan University of Science and Technology, that seeks to create a space that honours the lives of those injured and impacted by the Beirut explosion, serves as a reminder of Beirut’s past, and commemorates the innocent people who lost their lives. The goal of the project is to provide effective solutions for the exploded site by proposing a memorial that allows family, friends and community to know about their past and help the survivors to come out of the shock in a fruitful manner.
SAMIH by Diamond Schmitt Architects and MVRDV is a project that envisions an architecture that is healing for the people as well as the environment. The building features a dynamic five-story atrium, a ‘fissure in a boulder’, revealing the internal activities and forming a pedestrian artery. It connects the academy with the public and provides collaborative learning environments.
Diamond Schmitt Architects is a global architecture firm with offices in Toronto, Vancouver, and New York that designs transformative and highly sustainable buildings. Delivering innovative architecture that empowers people, communities, and organizations to harness change for the greater public good, Diamond Schmitt employs a collaborative research process focused on exceptional performance and meticulous craftsmanship.
Kashimada Nursery by Terrain Architects is a project that utilizes specific dimensions of wooden structures derived from the Ugandan standards. The whole structure consists of two buildings with a windmill-like, single-sloped roof connected at the center, having an entrance on the ground floor and a space for reading picture books on the first floor joining the two buildings.
Terrain Architects is an architecture practice based in Tokyo that believes architecture is a part of the “Terrain” it stands on. Beyond each site, a unity of architecture and place should also be a part of topography, culture, climate, people, and time. In their design and construction process, they explore how architecture can utilize and maximize indigenous elements of each place.
A Humanized Architecture: A Center for Heritage, Education and Culture in Akkar Al Atika | Architecture Thesis on Community Development
‘A Humanized Architecture: A center for Heritage, Education and Culture in Akkar Al Atika’ is an architecture thesis focused on community development by Wael Daher from The Jamal Abed Faculty of Architecture, AZM University, that seeks to increase awareness of the significance of rural life, the value of heritage, and the sense of being rooted in and belonging to a place. The project’s objective is to create humanised architecture that complements the small community of Akkar al Akita in northern Lebanon and serves as a model for the area, enabling the residents to recognise and comprehend their history.
UpTownhouses Finkenau by Tchoban Voss Architekten is an impressive residential ensemble located in the northern part of Hamburg. This particular building row, with its two to three floors and mostly stepped storeys, presents a striking combination of forms with subtle façade accents. Based on two distinct types, each with a different floor plan, the four completed houses are positioned at different points in the complex and are mirrored.
Table Tales Restaurant by Saransh is an interior design project that introduces a curvilinear geometry to challenge the space’s extreme linearity. Curves encircle the space, forming guiding lines into the floor, climbing walls, and rising to become opaque surfaces, poetically forming pockets of spaces. The space features pockets finished in red, yellow, and green, contrasting with the predominantly white exterior terrazzo surfaces.
SeaVees HQ by Anacapa is an interior design project aimed at creating a comfortable, creative, and inspired office environment for its users. Anacapa updated the floor plan with two private offices, two conference rooms, and multiple individual breakout spaces. The whole floor plan was uniquely created to provide the company with a space that is uniquely theirs while having the ability to expand to meet their growing needs.
Archidiaries is excited to share the Project of the Week – Wayair Foundation School | Jeju Studio. 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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