Trapezioma (Trapezoidal Brick + Omah (house)), designed by Andyrahman Architect, is an inseparable part of the neighborhood that stands as an “individual house.” Conceptually, it is a house that has a double existence: as itself and at the same time as a unit with the other houses in this village. In addition, this house still provides spatial distance on the side and the back of the house (backyard) to facilitate air circulation and maximize natural lighting. A basic principle of architectural design in the tropics in addressing the current pandemic issue.
Garden House, designed by Austin Maynard Architects, is a high-performing, hi-tech, inner-city oasis that illustrates the future of sustainable energy. The house is a sustainable, super modern, long-term family home that could change and adapt over time. A pretty, white shingled cottage with a perfect pitched roof. Internally, concealed doors allow spaces to be opened up or sealed off. Large openings connect the inside with the garden, with seasonal outdoor spots such as the fire pit, shaded outdoor table, sunny lawn, and heated pool.
Austin Maynard Architects is an architectural practice that navigates residential, retail, and commercial arenas and is rich in envelope-pushing conceptual designs. Austin Maynard Architects explore the architecture of enthusiasm. Treating each project as a unique challenge and working directly with clients and occupants, the team offers individual possibilities and thoughtful responses to people, briefs, and places. The team embraces deliberative design and looks to issues of liveability, culture, heritage, community connection, mental health, and cures to modern isolation.
Rock House – weekend villa, designed by The Grid Architects, is an intimate weekend home birthed from the desire to be one with nature. The built-form is articulated as a modest single-storey two-bay structure whose one-foot-thick stone walls retain the material’s original raw form both inside and outside. The floor-to-ceiling glazing strengthens the home’s connection with nature. The internal programme tries to balance spaces for solitude and congregation, sound and silence.
Casa em Santarém, designed by dp Arquitectos, works with privacy in the demanding task of harmonizing the built in the territory. The volumes and elevations are organized as a visual reference on the main road axis of the allotment. Comfort and simplicity of living are desired, without hurting the will of the design. The search for simplicity is a complex process.
“In this presentation Riyaz Tayyibji describes the evolution of a practice that has varied interests from building design, documentation (excuses to draw!), architectural research, restoration, publication, theoretical speculation, exhibition curation, some sort of advocacy and more recently policy formulation.
dp Arquitectos is an architectural practice, based in Portugal, that believes architectural intervention solves problems. It needs innovation as a factor of human and natural adaptation to reality. It will always be an unfinished search, shaped by time, environment, and culture, present in new circumstances and programmatic densities, working theory and reality with boldness to try new paths and perspectives.
The winners of the Iceland Cave Tower Competition have been selected. This was the fourth Bee Breeders competition set in the extraordinary landscape of northern Iceland.
Uneven house, designed by fala, is a transformation of a ground-floor shop and its basement into an apartment. The longitudinal spaces are defined by a straight white wall on one side, and a composite wall on the opposite (comprising three massive plywood doors to the secondary programs). While the walls play their own formal game, the position of the doors and the finishes remain the same on both levels.
Brickly Affair, designed by Greyscale Design Studio, is a residence with the language of the rawness of material by emphasizing it and letting it speak. The diagonally placed brick structure forms the facade of the house. The interiors are created using concrete, mild steel, wood and terracotta. All these materials interact with each other very well and lends its beauty seamlessly to one another. The focal-point of the house is the open kitchen which overlooks the garden on one side and internal green courtyard on the other.
Shades of Green is back this year, with Nine Guest Speakers and Panelist and a inspiring and stimulating conversation on Sustainable building approaches. The Live Interview Series will host an interview every week this May & June, talking about various sustainable building processes.
Greyscale Design Studio draws inspiration from the simplest “ways of life” and the way the smallest of things around us work. This has helped design conducive spaces to live and derive pleasure.
Selected Academic Projects
‘Ek bangla bane nyara’, is the first article of the series ‘Har Ghar Kuch Kehta Hai’. This series of blog articles is centered around everyday life in traditional Indian homes. Using clues from Bollywood songs, regional poetry, TV advertisements and folk culture, the articles aim to highlight the various associations that people have with their homes, their neighbourhood and the city. What kinds of spaces and elements constituted traditional Indian homes before the living room, bedroom, bathroom and kitchen? What were these spaces called? What purposes did they serve? What meanings and values were associated with them? How was the home perceived in relation to the neighbourhood and the city? The tone of the articles is reflective and borrows from the authors’ personal experiences.
81 Trans-(parent), designed by Touch Architects, is a single detached house with many trees and a peaceful atmosphere. For their lifestyle, socializing with friends within the living space, while those spaces are close to nature without high maintenance, is this house’s main purpose. The overall house with a TRANSITION or go-through space is like a TRANSPARENT area which can be seen and accessed from every single space while still keep privacy from neighbourhood. In order to meet the requirements, the shape of this house initiated from push and pull a solid square box to create green space area at the center of the house.
Ottiqa House, designed by Fabian Tan Architect, is a home set on the hillside that provides a calm, simple lifestyle. A design strategy on the idea of ‘extensions’ was devised, questioning its definition that morphed into an overall scheme of extending architecture through volume, voids, and openings. The house frontage; a bold T-shaped form is the car porch roof and entrance foyer. The new home serves as a self made prophecy that it may not be necessary to change or alter an idea for concepts to be fresh and new.
Fabian Tan Architect is an architectural practice specializing in residences that have garnered international attention and favorable publication throughout Asia & Europe.
Wall House, designed by CTA | Creative Architects, is a house that can ‘breathe’ 24/7 by itself and comprises eight separate spaces surrounded by ordinary walls. These eight blocks are interspersed and intersect at a common space formed by the ‘breathing walls’. The abundance of greenery helps to clean the air and creates an effective buffer zone. Together, these two protection layers are equivalent to a normal wall but the important difference being they ensure the circulation of air and light, resulting in a healthier living space.
The Concrete Home, designed by Dan and Hila Israelevitz Architects, brings together opposites, the combination of enclosing opacity with airy open spaces and the drama created by different masses and volumes. The dramatic presence of cast concrete, from which a major part of the structure is built, is complemented by large and majestic glass windows and an abundance of neutral and natural materials. A showcase of ultra-modern architecture, its design makes it stand out among the other houses in its neighborhood.
The Cambodia Remote Hideout Huts competition is part of Bee Breeders’ small-scale competition series, run in partnership with ARCHHIVE BOOKS’ What is Small Scale Architecture?
Folly for sun and sound, designed by fala, is a structure made of a series of plateaux and four façades with distinct characters. Essentially made of local wood, a careful use of paint clarifies the reading of the architectural elements. The coherence of the project is proudly loose and open to interpretation. Green and white plywood tiles become feathers towards the outside, horizontal stripes on the inside.
AM House, designed by CTA | Creative Architects, Time Architects & AmDesign Architects, integrates nature – home– human beings and become one. The building is designed with 5 separate blocks that are arranged randomly under a big thatched roof and right next to a lake. Using splitting blocks that creates diverse views from both inside and outside of the building. Furthermore, it provides natural ventilation and natural day lighting to every space. The similarity of color and surface texture of all elements in the house that creates a quiet and peaceful space that harmonizes with its surrounding landscape.
AmDesign Architects is an architectural design firm based in Can Giouc, Vietnam by Nguyen Huu Duy.
Time Architects is an Architectural company providing a full range of architectural and interior design services with over 450 Properties. The expertise includes simple as well as complex and luxurious residential developments, mixed-use developments as well as luxurious homes. Time Architects focuses on the combination of providing clients with the best result while understanding that a time frame should be as important as the design itself.
Casa Martinez, designed by BHY arquitectos, is a refurbishment and extension of traditional housing typology in Buenos Aires. This typology is characterized by a succession of consecutive rooms along a longitudinal patio that functions as the unifying nucleus of the house. The intervention proposes three main operations: the adaptation of the existing structure of the ground floor, the construction of a new level on the old terrace to house the private program, and the revalorisation of the lateral courtyard as a protagonist space.
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