Sharal Architects, an architectural practice, believes that architecture has an impact that extends beyond specific structures or buildings; it affects people’s lives. The simplicity of a structure serves as a connection between people, nature, culture, and history, and such inspiring surroundings positively affect people’s lives. The approach uses local materials and addresses site-specific issues by integrating buildings with the surrounding environment.
Skylight House, designed by i2a Architects Studio, is a contemporary take on the traditional Nalukettu architecture of Kerala into a cosmopolitan hub. The limelight of the architectural symphony is the multiple gathering spaces scattered across the soul of the home; the courtyard. The strategic openings act as a catalyst of exchange between the observer and the observed via the play of light, wind, and the colors of nature.
Milkman HQ, designed by studio wok, is a fluid, dynamic and informal workspace in line with the philosophy of the start-up. The design choices were focused on precise operations that had a low implementation cost, without sacrificing the quality of the new workspace. The company’s identity is also strongly defined: the social colour is re-proposed in various materials that distinguish the different surfaces.
studio wok focuses on architecture, design, and landscape research, paying great attention to the quality of living. In addition to the professional design work, the team engages in academic endeavors, and has been invited to give lessons and workshops at various universities in Italy and abroad.
Rock Creek House, designed by NADAAA, is an adaptive re-use project of a 1920’s brick structure that leverages the robustness of the existing structure to capture the attic and basement to double the house’s size while expanding its functions into the landscape. By expanding the areas of glazing, a new architectural order is established in the south – more informal, open, and in dialogue with nature.
House renovation in Gracia, designed by Parramon + Tahull arquitectes, adds a new continuous flooring of color white with fired clay. Although the available surface area is reduced, each space is designed with precision to allow the interior routes to be fluid and to allow natural light to reach every corner of the house. Materials are natural and sustainable and all the furniture is bespoke.
Parramon + Tahull arquitectes is an architecture studio working on the conception, realization and construction management of public and private projects. On different programs and themes, they work with diverse needs and resources, providing respectful and balanced solutions, sensitive both to the surroundings and to the pre-existing structures. Working with form and technology, the work understands that architecture has to provide comfortable, energy-efficient environments.
Hakuraku House, designed by ROOVICE, is a renovation of a two-storey house characterised by past age exteriors and rustic façade. The project wanted to redesign the extensions in a more ordered manner and restore the harmony of the dwelling. The contrast between the white of the walls and the dark colour of the structure transmits a calm and secure atmosphere to the house.
Moon House, designed by Girish Dariyav Karnawat, Architect, is a place of getaway on the farm and a social place to entertain his friends and family. The project commenced to revive the pond and renovate the cow shelter into a home. The design evolved more like an extension of the surroundings that gently came under a roof that was conceived as a butterfly hovering over the pavilion.
Truck Drivers Village, designed by RC Architects, is a campus that hosts an array of facilities that serve long distance truck drivers. The cluster has several access points, defining separate facilities for separate user groups. The project sits on a 2.5-acre site out of which the building occupies 7% of the site area and remaining area is open space, parking and fuel station.
Archidiaries is excited to share the Project of the Week – Aman Mosque | Nakshabid 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.
Koi Restaurant, designed by Box arquitectos, is characterized by its garden of strong oriental inspiration and its mirror of water inhabited by carp [KOI]. The restaurant is characterized as an interior garden, an integral part of the exterior, mirroring the same symbolism and balance, with the presence of vegetation that flows through the ceilings, in line with the various moments of artificial lighting with scenic effect.
Akshara vidya mandir, designed by Exurb Design Studio, is an educational institution that provides ample open spaces and good ambient conditions. The design was approached with sensitivity towards the environment and geography of the place, ensuring the building was more than just iconic and aesthetic. The buildings were designed to promote occupant well-being. The buildings are climate responsive and reduce energy demand through passive design measures.
Exurb Design Studio is an architectural firm handling residential, institutional, commercial projects by creating indigenous, unique and thoughtful design. The spaces strike a balance between form, function and environmental protection. The practice promotes core values of sustainable living and a strong sensibility towards the environment. They strive to achieve sustainable design strategies, irrespective of the scale, also applying the same in both built and un-built environments.
The W.I.N.D. House, designed by UNStudio, incorporates both integrated sustainable solutions and home automation, whilst flexibility of spaces, the comprehensive assimilation of the surrounding landscape, and a centrifugal circulation form the basis of the design. The design of the house responds to both its setting and to the seasons, whilst regulating and maximising upon the effects of these. The organisation of the house is defined by its external conditions.
DADFA Community mall, designed by M Space, sustains the way of life of the region to run along with communal activities by preserving more than 65% of green space and keeping them permeable area. Master Plan Design Intent is to encompass a space that can be multifunction by simplifying architectural and structural work and integrating landscape, mechanical and electrical work in the direction.
M Space’s collaborative approach focuses on the design of transitional space inside the building that links to the change of urbanscape and landscape by creating the experience of space manipulation under design conditions. In addition to general architectural programs, they also work closely with clients on detailed programming.
Grotius Towers, designed by MVRDV, crumbles asymmetrically at the uppermost levels and creates a characteristic landscape of stacked terraces. A change in colour and material gives the crowns an extra accent, with a sustainable bamboo composite on the terraces and the façades. While the apartments in the Grotius Towers vary in rent and size, even the smallest corner apartment offers beautiful views, with large windows realised in each apartment.
Mixed House, designed by ARCHSTUDIO, intended to present an architectural status that mixes the old and new, and to build a connection between the project and the built landscape of the village. The goal was to let the renovated architecture integrate into the village with a low-profile gesture, and meanwhile to create a rich and natural small world inside the courtyard house.
ARCHSTUDIO advocates maintaining a harmonious balance among humans, nature, history, and commerce in design practices. It controls the whole process from concept to construction, and strives to create a quality and emotional spatial environment based on the contemporary era and embracing the future. Currently, the Studio mainly focuses on architectural design in a natural context, urban architecture renovation & transformation, and upgrade of consumption space, etc.
Hachi Homestay & Spa, designed by SILAA Architects, is a homestay welcoming guests from worldwide to stay and enjoy their days in a lush garden full of pomelo trees. The use of reclaimed wood for all the wooden structures, doors, and windows, furniture is one of the highlights of this house. The expression also the coordinates with exposed concrete, brick, stone, terrazzo, and the green of the garden bringing a cozy atmosphere for the spaces.
Casa da Salomé, designed by TriKa Arquitetura, is fit in the natural topography so that the rest and leisure areas could enjoy sunlight and have privacy. The functions are arranged in two pure volumes: the base in exposed concrete, adjusted to the topography and operated to accommodate the pool and solarium – infact, a staircase with independent access to the leisure areas of the residence that also works as stands.
TriKa Arquitetura is an architectural practice that understands the design process as the construction of knowledge, whose synthesis results in creative and specific responses. A process that seeks to structure good questions so that the best answers can be designed. The studio is also interested in the relationships between architecture and other fields of knowledge, language, and composition and the creation of spaces linked to their context.
La Casa del sapo, designed by Espacio 18 Arquitectura, satisfies the program’s need and has an architectural posture reflecting the community in the context. The house was designed by the place itself, “two stones looking at the sea, craving for its timelessness”. The first one looks for the sunrise and the other one for the sun to go down, where the spacing between them shows the sea.
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