The start and the finishing parts of the project however are indeed the most creative ones. “Residence Rush” design challenge looks at this specific part where we push to solve a design challenge in a limited timeframe. The competition focused on residence design only as a theme with fixed minimum deliverables in 5 days.
Do join us for a live interview on July 07, at 11:00 AM with Rafiq Azam from Bangladesh, as part of our interview Series Shades of Green-2.0
EH – 458, designed by Parada Cantilo Estudio, is a residence with a need for expansion on a single-family home that gave origin to this idea in Argentina. The module responds directly to the optimization and good use of the chosen metal materials. The program intervenes in its interaction with the existing elements through a flexible and light articulation, which acts as an intermediary between the rest areas, harmonizing the relationship between the most introverted spaces.
Mit Chit House, designed by Looklen Architects, is designed and constructed to provide additional living quarters and a larger common area for a growing family’s needs. Open spaces, wide halls, and numerous windows take advantage of the natural light, inspiring feelings of freedom and closeness to nature. No matter where you stand, a gorgeous view of greenery and the house’s interior keep family members connected to the outside world as well as the inside.
Looklen Architects is a Bangkok-based architectural studio that concerns itself with matters of architectural design, concept development and strategic spatial transformations. As a young and emerging team, the body of work spans a broad range of scales and typologies, from private residences, gyms, art galleries, libraries, and a office complex.
Between November 2020 and May 2021 arkitekturo challenged architecture students from all around the world to imagine how the Bauhaus Campus would look like if the iconic school from early 1900 were to re-open its doors a century after it was first established.
Al-Ansar Mosque, designed by ONG&ONG, is focused on creating an open and inclusive atmosphere that is inviting to worshippers and the community. Elements like the minaret and main prayer hall’s dome are retained from the past and integrated with new structures like the floating podium, which will house classrooms and auditoriums. A mosque has to embody particular symbolic elements that represent the core beliefs and values of the Muslim community, while at the same time taking account of the multi-cultural environment.
Shuoji kindergarten, designed by Crossboundaries, delivers child-centered spaces anchored in the values of a “village,” the responsibility of family, community, and society to offer the richest concern on raising a child. The complexity of this inner courtyard arrangement attracts and motivates children to explore the surroundings with their natural curiosity and it encourages them to create games, help them feel intimate and connected with people and ease their loneliness, in a micro village modeling the real world beyond.
Shahrasb farm villa, designed by Hajm.e.sabz, is a residence with low maintenance costs, low energy consumption, and usage of environmental energy to deal with the hot and dry climate in Iran. Thus, the project is designed with load-bearing pressed brick walls and smooth rough arches, which was the native workers’ skills, these brick walls also are thermal mass for dry climates.
Hajm.e.sabz is an architectural, engineering and construction firm seeking sustainable and energy efficient solutions for their projects and designs. The firm’s portfolio involve a wide range of projects from design and construction and renovation of residential buildings, as the primary specialty of the group, to educational, health care, recreational and office buildings.
The design challenge was to propose an intervention – A Centre for Faith Agnostics. The proposed center should be open to all regardless of their faith.
Narrabundah House, designed by Ben Walker Architects, is located within a mature landscape setting in the inner South of Canberra. The internal planning responds to sun access and elevated long-distance views to the east. The cross-section takes advantage of the slope on the block by providing ground-level access from the street, and opportunities for elevated balconies and walkways on the eastern and southern sides.
Selected Academic Projects
Q Ville, designed by B-Architecten, transformed the former Quarantine stables into an ecological co-housing project. The original volumes of this historical site were restored, disappeared buildings rebuilt. The common areas hold an indoor swimming pool, a wellness area, a community center with flex job working areas, and a roofed terrace with a swimming pond. The commercial part at the front side of the site boasts a pub and B&B’s for tourists.
B-architecten is an architecture studio with designers striving for sustainable buildings that enhance urban and open spaces. Design is our core business – from door handle to city district – but we equally invest in innovative research, we publish and debate, teach at different universities, take our own initiatives and seize opportunities to push the boundaries of our profession. For us, a better living environment can be achieved by urban densification.
The call for ideas FITT FUTURE HEADQUARTERS was launched in November 2020 by YAC – Young Architects Competitions – in collaboration with FITT Group for the design of the new, innovative headquarters of this leading Italian company. Designers from almost 100 countries took part in this compelling challenge proposing their concept ideas.
Tokorozawa Sakura Town Kadokawa Musashino Museum – Musashinosuwareiwa Shrine | Kengo Kuma and Associates
Tokorozawa Sakura Town Kadokawa Musashino Museum – Musashinosuwareiwa Shrine is a cultural space designed by Kengo Kuma and Associates. The space integrates a digital printing factory, new type of computer-controlled distribution warehouse, offices, art gallery, library, museum, anime-themed hotel and anime culture in an organic and cross-sectoral manner. Decorative architectural elements which represent female and male gods were juxtaposed and mixed in an effort to create a new venue suited to the age of the coronavirus.
Theorem Winery, designed by Richard Beard Architects, in California, is an intimate, bespoke experience where hospitality reigns supreme. The two-story building, featuring dark roofing and siding, is a steel structure with a cross-axis floor plan. Axial vistas allow for views from and through the winery facility. Steel-framed glass doors and windows fill the interior spaces with natural light, reducing the need for supplemental lighting in the fermentation room and visually connecting interior spaces to the natural surroundings.
The works of Richard Beard Architects is significantly informed by how architecture can integrate with interior and landscape design to achieve a unified design that is more than the sum of its constituent parts. Every project draws from the land, and the process of design begins there as we integrate a client’s aspirations, culture, program and desire with context, perspective, sustainability and resources. Every client relationship is tailor-made, and every solution is site-specific.
The design brief for the competition The Container City was to design a student housing concept made of 15 shipping containers. Devise the spaces and the requirements based on how many people ideally can this shipping container setup can fit. Please note the housing concept has to be made out of shipping containers primarily.
Symmons Plains, designed by Cumulus Studio, restores the property to its former glory by introducing new functional, contemporary elements that would remain sensitive to the original architecture. The new lightweight steel and glass insertions reflect this simplicity in form and proportion, while their transparency and reduced height allow the heritage structures to take prominence in the design. Steel has been used to represent the transition between old and new.
Grandola’s Library and Municipal Archive, designed by Pedro Domingos Arquitectos and Matos Gameiro arquitectos, is a clear, solid, and identifiable building. The set, in its abstract shape of thick walls and southern whiteness, seeks to keep the mystery and build discovery paths, like the books it contains. Due to its nature and scale, this space, determines the foundational place and allows for the occurrence of the most diverse events, complementing and widening the scope of action of the reference program.
Matos Gameiro architects is a Lisbon-based architectural practice specializing in a wide range of scales and programs, resulting from private and public commissions.
Pedro Domingos Arquitectos is an architectural practice based in Lisbon, Portugal.
Archidiaries is excited to share the ‘Project of the Week’ – Loyly by Avanto 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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