The Brick Lantern House | Studio Biomorph

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The Brick Lantern House | Studio Biomorph

The Brick Lantern House is a residence designed by the architectural firm Studio Biomorph. The resultant building envelope was a carefully crafted parametric brick facade that responded to the prevailing climate for better building performance. The house’s layout is mainly dictated by vastu and the client’s requirements. The project highlight is the parametrically crafted façade that acts as a porous skin for the first-floor family living and semi-outdoor space. The brick skin is carefully designed with the play of Brick projections and perforations envelopes the upper floor’s north and west sides.

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Studio Biomorph

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Studio Biomorph

Studio Biomorph is an architectural firm based in Bengaluru established by Sandeep Raj and Karthica Kalyanasundaram. Studio Biomorph stands by the intent of crafting spaces that are well morphed with the environment and client’s aspirations. Essentially, we deliver sustainable architectural solutions on the lines of “Designing with Climate, Time & place.” Ever since its conception, Studio Biomorph has strived to make a significant impact through simple Architectural Adaptations and methodologies.

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Fuel Station + McDonald’s | Khmaladze Architects

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Fuel Station + McDonald’s | Khmaladze Architects

Fuel Station + McDonald’s is a recreational project designed by the architectural firm Khmaladze Architects. Given the central location and, therefore, the importance of the site, it was decided to give back as much area as possible for recreation to the city by limiting the footprint of the building and vehicular circulation. This resulted in one volume with all programs compressed within. Spaces are composed so that two major programs – vehicle services and dining- are isolated from one another, both physically and visually so that all operations of fuel station are hidden from the view of the restaurant’s customers.

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Maria Rosa House | VAGA

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Maria Rosa House | VAGA

Maria Rosa House is a residence designed by the architectural firm VAGA. The project was conceived from the desire to build an urban refuge, in which the residence, although located in a dense and busy urban context, was able to provide an atmosphere of peace and tranquility to the owner and her guests, enhancing the living spaces and the relationship with the backyard at the back of the lot. The search for keeping the original nature of the construction and the integrality of the set in which the house is inserted guided a proposal conceived from simple interventions to expand the existing construction through specific actions for the readjustment of uses to meet the customer’s needs from a functional point of view.

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VAGA

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VAGA

VAGA is a multidisciplinary architectural firm based in Sao Paulo. VAGA operates in territories of practice and research, exploring the boundaries between architecture, urbanism, and design. Conceived by the Brazilian architects Fernando O’Leary, Pedro Domingues, and Pedro Faria, the studio is an open space that works as a gathering point for people and ideas.

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Obra Luyaba | Barrionuevo Villanueva Arquitectos

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Obra Luyaba | Barrionuevo Villanueva Arquitectos

Obra Luyaba is a residence designed by the architectural firm Barrionuevo Villanueva Arquitectos. The project defines the need to generate shelter and works on the construction logic that rethinks the economy, resources, human needs, and contained space. The work support inhabitation and contemplation, and the compositional synthesis had to be total. The structure supports the loads, defines the space, uses and material expression, in collaboration with the wooden sieves, condition and intend the sunlight and the visuals.

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Megurohoncho House | ROOVICE

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Megurohoncho House | ROOVICE

Megurohoncho House is a residence renovated by the architectural firm ROOVICE. The design process of Megurohoncho House started from the client’s requests to solve the problems mentioned above: to modernize the structure with the newest seismic retrofitting methods, incorporate a private bathroom and increase the amount of natural light on the first floor. The first thing to do was focus on reinforcing the existing wooden structure by starting the whole layout of pillars and walls in the lower level anew.

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ROOVICE

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ROOVICE

ROOVICE is an architectural firm focusing on restoration and renovation based in Yokohama, established by Noboyuki Fukui. Their approach is one of the “new nostalgia,” trying to mix the traditional with the contemporary way of building in Japan. The philosophy that carries the team is taking the valuable parts of an old building and mixing them with the current standard of living.

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Glassalon Neuhaus | Baukooperative GmbH

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Glassalon Neuhaus | Baukooperative GmbH

Glassalon Neuhaus is a pavilion designed by the architectural firm Baukooperative. The old stock and the building site are surrounded by two parks embedded in green space. The goal: Don’t turn your back on any park or erect a barrier. One more reason to opt out of massive traditional construction. The firm wanted to create homogeneity with the environment. They took a different approach and constructed the new building at a 90-degree angle to the old building. This enabled them to create an intimate atmosphere in the park and strengthen the authenticity of the old building.

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Anna Garden | KiKi ARCHi

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Anna Garden | KiKi ARCHi

Anna Garden is a residence designed by the architectural firm KiKi ARCHi. KiKi ARCHi decided to first re-establish the relationship between the house and the landform, which includes multiple dimensions such as the relationship between ‘terrain and building,’ ‘architectural appearance, and the surrounding environment, ‘function and the living experience.’ Thus, the 8m height difference of the site was fully utilized. The garden at the lower level was linked with the house at the higher level through the graceful landscape design, which creates a rich visual hierarchy and sets the tone of ‘freedom & nature’ for the whole project.

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KiKi ARCHi

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KiKi ARCHi

KiKi ARCHi is an architectural firm with its offices in Tokyo, Beijing and Shanghai established by Yoshihiko Seki and Saika Akiyoshi. ‘KiKi,’ it’s pronunciation and interpretation in Japanese, is a sense of appreciating things, which means mastery, attainments, and unique opinions of things in various fields. The lyric and logic of KiKi ARCHi’s creation combine external perceptual experience with its knowledge system, internalizes it into a harmonious but different humanistic idea, and then extends to the virtual and real dimensions of space such as spirit, form, structure, and texture.

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Trisoux Bar | Martino Hutz Architecture

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Trisoux Bar | Martino Hutz Architecture

Trisoux Bar is a bar designed by the architectural firm Martino Hutz Architecture. Crowd simulation was used to analyze optimal floor area usage and generate varied atmospheres within the space. A parametrically derived double curved surface is generated from this data that defines the character of each space and intuitively guides the visitor towards particular experiences.

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