Yard Architects

YARD Architects is a creative design practice specializing in design-led residential architecture, from inspirational house extensions to highly successful multi-unit developments. The team works through an in-depth exploration of design possibilities, utilizing model-making, drawings, and visualizations to develop the scope and design before producing detailed technical packages and specifications for pricing and construction.

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The Presidential Symphony Orchestra Concert Hall | Uygur Architects

The Presidential Symphony Orchestra Concert Hall is an architectural project designed by Uygur Architects in Turkey. The design is an unintentional statement on a futuristic aesthetic which looks back at the time of conceptualization from the very future. Guest’s experience is a clear incentive which eschews a singular roof or façade to convey a sculptural structure composed of seemingly independent forms and the balance of curvilinear and sharp-edged buildings.

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The High House | Ravel Architecture

The High House, designed by Ravel Architecture, is configured as a boomerang to accentuate the natural curvature of the land. The plan was placed to take advantage of canyon and downtown views. A board formed retaining wall was placed in order to terrace the site for access. One side of the retaining wall is driveway and pedestrian access, the other side is the home, held up on piers as tall as 30 feet.

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Ravel Architecture

Ravel Architecture is an Austin, Texas-based Architecture practice specializes in bespoke residential and boutique commercial projects that find their way through a first principles program-based approach. The practice uses its experience in land acquisition, development, design, and building to inform a project’s success.

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House with a Brick Veil | Studio Lotus

House with a Brick Veil, designed by Studio Lotus, seeks to negotiate the fine line between privacy and connectivity with neighborhoods in New Delhi. In line with the region’s strong tradition of brick production, the House is conceived as a brick masonry structure with a high thermal mass, thereby maximizing daylight and minimizing solar gain. A 345-mm thick brick wall wraps around the building as a veil – floating away from it at times to form intimate courtyards for light and ventilation.

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The Shack | The Shack Collective

The Shack, designed by The Shack Collective, is a geometric tesselating mirrored pavilion, ‘Between the Earth and Sky’, for independent UK arts festival, Brainchild. Rising 3.5 metres, Between the Earth and Sky is a demountable origami-like structure that consists of a lightweight timber space frame, made with three interconnected arches clad in tesselating angled acrylic mirrors.

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The Shack Collective

The Shack Collective is a Black women-led collective of designers working across arts, architecture, and eco-design. The Shack Collective is inspired to build ambitious sustainable installations for outdoor community use and music performances that aim to bridge the gap between interaction and the social constraints currently facing many people.

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Pent(agon) house | Touch Architect

Pent(agon) house, designed by Touch Architect, is a refurbishment of residence on the top floor of an existing building. The penthouse was revamped by transforming all layout into perfectly suitable spaces for the owner’s daily life. Mixed style is used to create this penthouse by using silhouette colors on floors and walls, which are black, white, grey, and wood furnishing on some elements to create comfort and coziness.

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Dien Khanh House | 6717studio

Dien Khanh House, designed by 6717studio, tries to retain the traditional familiarity that is gradually fading away in rural houses, to create a fresh living environment, close to nature and the surrounding environment, but also satisfy modern life and contemporary social development. The project is both strange and familiar with the combination of undulating tile roofs in harmony with the charming scenery of mountains and rivers in the land of Dien Khanh.

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Weekly Highlights 2021 #41

Archidiaries is excited to share the ‘Project of the Week’ – Tencent Beijing Headquarters by OMA. 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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B&B ITALIA Showroom, Ningbo | OUTIN. DESIGN

B&B ITALIA Showroom, Ningbo, designed by OUTIN. DESIGN, achieved the unity and continuity of the brand space from the perspectives of building, landscape and interior. In this interactive, immersive space, commercial logic is upgraded to the communication of brand culture and aesthetics. The key requirement of the design was to echo the core values of the brand and convey it in a more intimate and understandable manner.

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OUTIN. DESIGN

OUTIN. DESIGN is a multi-disciplinary practice that works in fields of architecture, public interaction, exhibitions and installations, visual identity and brand planning, residence and lifestyle products. The four teams of the practice are independent and also work in a collaborative manner. Working in sectors of residence and lifestyle products, WMT team strives to “inspire turning points of life”.

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Topographical Amnesias | Vazio S/A

Topographical Amnesias, designed by Vazio S/A, is an intervention commissioned by Armatrux to trigger new uses for these voids. The sequence of contiguous pillars was penetrated by walkways threading between two buildings and winding up four floors above the access level, which was a vacant plot behind the palafittes.

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The Courtyard House | Jibu and Thomas Architects

The Courtyard House, designed by Jibu and Thomas Architects, is envisioned as an extension of the living and dining. The design of the central court reflects the concepts of residential zoning as spaces to be experienced freely and without boundaries. In thinking about the green court as an integrated element of the home, the design presents strong sculptural pieces that define the space and tie it together.

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Jibu and Thomas Architects

Jibu and Thomas Architects is an architectural practice specialing in group housing, mini townships, commercial retail malls, hospitality projects and independent bungalows. They believe in designing facilities that are more than just functional spaces. They strive to create designs that translate into meaningful structures, offering functional and aesthetic utility. Jibu & Thomas is a ‘hands-on services’ based firm.

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Tencent Beijing Headquarters | OMA

Tencent Beijing Headquarters, designed by OMA, is a square-shaped floating volume of merely 7 floors that stretches out horizontally, with a huge floorplan. Tencent Headquarters is a city in a singular building – the campus allows for unique manipulations not possible within the limits of typical traditional offices and neither effective in a dispersed urban setting. A new space emerges that celebrates the seemingly infinite Bürolandschaft with moments of respite and surprise.

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Taboadella Winery | Carlos Castanheira Architects

Taboadella Winery, designed by Carlos Castanheira Architects, is characterised by two large Naves where the production and ageing of the wine take place. The project reconfigures the existing building, transforming the run-down construction into a 2,500 m2 winery, the Adega da Taboadella. Attention was given to every activity and process to ensure environmental sustainability, safeguard the present, but above all with the concern that the future should be even better.

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Tripolis Park | MVRDV

Tripolis Park, designed by MVRDV, comprises the renovation of the old buildings, a new park, and a new office block that will create a sheltering screen. MVRDV’s design will bring much-needed commercial viability to the Tripolis offices while respecting and celebrating the unique qualities of Van Eyck’s design. The key addition is a new 11-storey, 31,500-square-metre “groundscraper” office block which follows the shape of the site’s southern boundary.

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VERO Ecological Tiles Exhibition Hall & Headquarters | Topway Space Design

VERO Ecological Tiles Exhibition Hall & Headquarters, designed by Topway Space Design, is a natural attribute of the brand’s ecological idea of space. A story under the banyan tree, which arouses people’s most beautiful memory deep inside our hearts. in China. Through the banyan tree, root, distant mountains, clouds, and installation art, they wanted to expand visitors’ thinking and arouse people’s emotional resonance deep in their hearts. The designers deliberately created a beautiful and romantic artistic conception.

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Topway Space Design

Topway Space Design mainly works on quality commercial spaces and upscale residences, and offers integrated solutions ranging from project planning, architecture, interior, landscape to art and furnishings. Based on modernist aesthetics and guided by naturalism, FOSHAN TOPWAY DESIGN conceives space suitable for the current context and explores the trend of future space as well. It combines Oriental artistic conception with Western structural aesthetics.

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Oasis Cultural Center | Winner Announced

The Oasis cultural center should be an example of a green cultural and exhibition city – where usage of energy, alternative energy and recycling, and sustainable development are implemented as an example for the rest of the world.

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Bazaar 32 | OMY Design

Bazaar 32, designed by OMY Design, is a restaurant inspired by the high-end chef`s craftsmanship, cooking, and plating skills. The design transports customers into a calm sexy, and inviting atmosphere. The team used raw, earthy materials with contrast to deep watercolor textures. The team covered the main front wall with Portuguese roof shingles at a vertical angle, a challenge by itself, making a traditional masonry material into a mysterious innovative material.

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Skyview Mansion Sales Center | F.G STUDIO

Skyview Mansion Sales Center, designed by F.G STUDIO, drew inspiration from Jiangnan water towns, local classical gardens, and imperial brick kilns and identified “simplicity, elegance & eternity” as the theme. It took the local humanistic spirit as the design thread, creating a dynamic space that integrates low-profile luxury, purity, and artistry. The project will inherit the local cultural context and give new interpretations of traditions, aiming to provide an upscale, elegant living environment.

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