Steel for shelving, tubular neon lights, a high ceiling and corrugated metal sheets, a glass brick bar with drinks and neon colored furniture, strengthen Homme’s reworked identity and combine a shopping experience with that of cocktail bar experience, while at the same time making the visitor completely forget that they are within a shopping centre in the first place.
Maintaining the original character of the place becomes the main project premise. The resulting ensemble seeks to be a whole, timeless and heterogeneous, that is part of the place and the landscape. Likewise, it is proposed to naturalize the unbuilt spaces and rehabilitate and re-landscape landscaping.
The important variations in the project’s height envelope and floor plan results from the presence of setbacks on every floor, which make it possible to offer rich volumes according to the surrounding context. The core of the city block benefits from the creation of a pedestrian alleyway lined with over 30 parasol pines, and the residential building is clad in shiny annealed stainless steel, which amplifies the perception of the greenery and light within the block.
Commissioned by the DAR Foundation for Regional Development and Competitiveness, MVRDV designed a vision for the area in which the potential of the valley is optimised and various facilities are added. The ambition, which will be realised in consultation with local parties, is to turn the valley into a versatile and future-proof landscape that is suitable for sustainable agriculture on various scales. Gagarin Valley must become a more attractive place to live in, as well as an area for ecotourism and recreation, serving as a destination for people to walk, hike, cycle, and ride horses.
The project was completed within seven days as part of the filming of the TV show Restaurant Null. The concept of the show was to create a pop-up restaurant in a week, using existing materials and resources as the show was guided by the concept of zero: 0 budget and 0 footprint. So one of the most central questions for Kuidas.works’s design team arose – with how small of a budget and footprint is their studio able to work?
Kuidas.works revolves around different building materials and technologies, with the current focus being on clay.
House GEODE, designed by Collage Architecture Studio, in Bengaluru, despite being restricted and following the traditional impression of a Vastu defined home, the introduction of volumetric breaks, green pockets and internal openness of the space was a strong inspiration from nature and revolves around the arrangement of a geode.
Agrotopia Research Center for Urban Horticulture | Van Bergen kolpa Architects + META architecture office
“Together with the clients, Inagro and REO Veiling, we have realised an ambitious building with numerous innovations. A single building featuring different climate zones, sustainable and economical use of space, research into leafy vegetables and fruit vegetables in the city, opening the rooftop to a public function, circular use of space and energy, to name but a few.” Jago van Bergen, van Bergen Kolpa Architects.
META Architecture Office is a movement for meta-architecture that tries to propagate its vision of architecture by building.
Van Bergen Kolpa Architects established in 2000 by Jago van Bergen and Evert Kolpa is organized around its best-developed capacity: designing and realizing architectural projects on the basis of solid research.
The proposed work is a single huge object installation made by stacking hundreds of transparent acrylics one after another. The 960 transparent acrylics that exist as the background of the library project the surroundings, transforming the library into a beautiful and gigantic temple of books.
The fundamental concept of the design was the inconspicuous character of the whole complex when observed from a distance, but also its dispositional and, above all, functional simplicity. These principles led to a solution featuring several horizontal masses. Individual buildings are nestled on the plot in a logical layout – the property caretaker’s house is located near the entrance to the complex.
ADR is an architectural studio established by Aleš Lapka and Petr Kolář in 1996. Today, the studio focuses on both construction and reconstruction projects. They also work on interior design projects, closely cooperating with visual artists. The ADR studio designs projects both in Czechia and abroad.
The project starts with the intention of proposing a clear and simple strategy, capable of being understood and lived with kindness. A central piece becomes the reference axis of the proposal, serving all the uses of the house, located around it.
Architecture is an open natural relationship with rhythm and clear facade. Mr. Wang Hao, the presiding architect of DCDSAA Architecture Office, said: “Rigorous planning and design, thanks to our in-depth study and discussion of future architecture, is an open private space with a sense of ceremony. Architecture is connected with courtyard and the interaction between them creates unique experience fun.
DCDSAA is a professional design organization, dedicated to architectural design and interior design research and implementation. We always believe that research is a powerful tool for design because each project has its own unique background.
Like the precious diseases that invade with vegetal material, like a parasite, the immaculate protagonists of Cecilia Avendaño’s work that fill the room and that the pavilion is in charge of interpreting in an inhabitable volume; the dirt of the substrate, the traces left by slow but tireless growth, the almost imperceptible movement in search of the little light that manages to sneak into the subsoil, reveal what the museum room hides: life itself.
The design process was made with considering pandemic conditions so the users’ sitting plans can be set up in two ways: sticking pandemic rules or with normal conditions. We believe that we have designed a spacious and bright cafeteria-dining hall area where office workers can enjoy their meals, drink their coffee and return to their working areas without wasting time.
Caglayan Architects is a small architecture firm located in Istanbul, Turkey.
To enhance the working environment for their personnel, PHTAA was asked to renovate their LCG factory at Phutthamonthon Sai 5, Nakorn Pathom.
As DAS Lab approached FUNK & KALE, while meeting the daily needs of customers, they also thought about how to let the design reconcile healthy and innovative lifestyles to some extent. As Leonardo Da Vinci holds that simplicity is the ultimate sophistication, DAS Lab conceived the restaurant with touching sensory experiences to explore more diversified expressions for the catering space, intending to offer people a pure and tacit dining experience whilst enabling them to feel art through the meals.
Over the years, DAS Lab have been deeply cultivating design spaces such as real estate, office, retail, long-term rental, medical care, etc., and have continuously penetrated vertically into the industrial chain of architecture, landscape, products, etc., and constantly enriched the extension line of design.
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Vrindavan, a habitat integrated with cultural integrity and daily movements define the significance of the city. A relaxed guest house was an exploration of an architectural insight of domains spatially adapted to unite the devotees with the eternal. The contemporary built form invited the devotees to spend moments in the tone of simplicity. The journey of the building starts from the alive streets of Vrindavan smelling the divine aura in the air. The idea was to organize a place of togetherness and a sense of beauty simplistically.
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