ArchiGuru

ArchiGuru is a multidisciplinary design studio that focuses on generating projects that are inspired by the urban environment and the people who live within it. Our designs are artistic visions that come to be realized through the integration of different disciplines within the architecture community. By developing in-depth research and collaborative dialogue we produce creative solutions for contemporary living.

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M3 Consultancy | Kevin Veenhuizen Architects

Pinche Bar, designed by ArchiGuru is an industrial themed bar located inside a large refurbished factory from the 1940s in the Colonia Anahuac neighborhood of Mexico City. The 300-square-meter bar is part of a large warehouse which hosts an American BBQ restaurant, administration offices, and several event spaces. The main feature of the bar inside is a black concrete top counter adorned with rusted metal panels that stretches over 15 meters.

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DS2 MADRASA | DS2 Architecture

DS2 MADRASA, designed by DS2 Architecture, located in Bengaluru, India is a Mosque originally manifested for the purpose of charity: to provide shelter and education to underprivileged Muslim children from the local community. The programme-based approach resulted in an unassuming form with modest elements, anchoring the Madrassa to the honesty of the ideas from which it was conceived, without aestheticising it with highly decorative or embellished elements.

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McCrae Bush House | Chan Architecture

McCrae Bush House is a residential project, located on a long and sloping site along the Mornington Peninsula, designed by Chan Architecture. Recycled red ironbark was chosen as the external wall cladding which has been designed to weather to a natural silver finish, so as to blend in with the colours of the native bushland. External materials, walls and windows were also carefully selected and located to ensure bushfire attack level compliance and durability considering the close proximity of saltwater.

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Waterfront 2.0

Waterfront 2.0 challenges designers, architects, landscape architects, urbanists, urban designers, planners, and design thinkers (professionals as well as students) to imagine the future of waterfronts.

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Doshi-We-Know Fellowship 2022 awarded to Chandraprakash Kumare

Chandraprakash Kumare, TA: Nagpur, Maharashtra is awarded the Doshi We Know 2022 fellowship. His application proposes the study of women workers in the construction industry as well as in rural areas through photography and paintings. Noted artist Mr. Murali Cheeroth has generously agreed to mentor Chandraprakash Kumare. It proposes to bring about a greater empathy and understanding of their lives through the medium of the visual arts.

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Casa 22 Avellaners | Guillem Carrera

Casa 22 Avellaners, designed by Guillem Carrera, is a part of the expansion of the urban area in Santa Creus, Tarragona, Spain. Casa 22 Avellaners has three unique strategies. Firstly, placing a staggering volume that blends in with the different heights of the neighboring buildings. Secondly, connect this volume with the landscape through openings to capture the natural light and enjoy the best views. And thirdly, create an empty and complete volumetric relationship between the different rooms inside the house.

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The Brick Veil | Monsoon Collective

The “Brick Veil” is a residential Architecture project designed by the Monsoon Collective, in Kochi, India. A sky-lit courtyard at the centre draws the focus with a literal circle placed at the heart of a water wall that escalates its spatial quality during monsoons. An open planning that segregates the spaces with a transitional courtyard imparts continuity and accomplishes the unchained movement of air. Minimal and mixed usage of materials with a predominance of brick and wood is a conscious effort to narrate reminiscences of the monsoon land.

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Francis Kéré announced as Pritzker Architecture Laureate 2022

Diébédo Francis Kéré, architect, educator and social activist, has been selected as the 2022 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, announced Tom Pritzker, Chairman of The Hyatt Foundation. Francis Kéré empowers and transforms communities through the process of architecture. Through his commitment to social justice and engagement, and intelligent use of local materials to connect and respond to the natural climate, he works in marginalized countries laden with constraints and adversity, where architecture and infrastructure are absent.

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Monsoon Collective

Monsoon Collective is a group of like-minded architects and designers, hailing from Kerala, creating spaces that resonate with the land of the monsoon. Using the existing language of materials and techniques, we are trying to innovate new stories. There isn’t any style connecting the projects, as the project narratives are dictated by the design program. Born from the land of Monsoons, Monsoon Collective aims at providing climate responsive designs formed by the cumulative efforts and collective thinking of the team.

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Gulliver DOX | HAMR Huť Architektury Martin Rajniš

Gulliver DOX is an architectural project by HAMR Huť Architektury Martin Rajniš, in Czech Republic. Given its non-traditional location and interesting interior design, Gulliver has become a place for encounters with contemporary art and literature. The zeppelin form is symbolic. The first zeppelins represented the optimistic ideals of unprecedented technological progress. Their monumentality and hypnotic dignity continued to fascinate many generations even long after they had disappeared from the skies.

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World Port Centre Rotterdam | Mecanoo

The World Port Centre in Rotterdam (WPC), originally designed by Norman Foster and completed in 2000, next to Mecanoo’s iconic Montevideo Tower. Mecanoo was commissioned to upgrade the ground floor and part of the first floor of the 32-storey office building. Good accessibility, improved connections to the outside, social interaction and an inviting street level are principles that guided Mecanoo’s renovation.

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Mecanoo

Mecanoo, officially founded in Delft in 1984, is made up of a highly multidisciplinary staff of creative professionals from 25 countries. The team includes architects, interior designers, urban planners, landscape architects as well as architectural technicians and support staff.

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Lobby Ejército Nacional 836 | Taller David Dana

Lobby Ejército Nacional 836 is a corporate interior design project by Taller David Dana, in Mexico City. It is a work of materiality by combining marble and wood. Clean geometry is one of the key elements in this project that combines simplicity and refinement. The cutting and selection of each marble slab emphasize the idea that the details make the difference, at the same time, textures were introduced to add character to the spaces.

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Victor Churchill | Loopcreative

Victor Churchill is a boutique butcher, designed by Loopcreative. It is situated in Melbourne, Australia and is defined by a proud food heritage, evocative design and detailed craftsmanship. Keeping the Puharich legacy in mind, we developed a design language which speaks to the family’s Croatian roots; looking to the gilded churches and Baroque architecture of the country. This is iterated through fine anodised copper arches, forming both a decorative and functional framework of shelving and display.

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Loopcreative

Loop Creative is an architectural practice whose philosophy is always to question, challenge, and stretch the boundary of expectation. The firm researches, explores, and discoveres ways to create dynamic spaces for people to interact with: to eat, drink and enjoy. They try to seek out new products materials and technology and look at ways in which they may form a partnership within our designs, whether they be timber, stone, steel or concrete.

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Weekly Highlights 2022 #11

Archidiaries is excited to share the “Project of the Week”. Along with this, the weekly highlight contains 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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Two Sheds | DREAMER

Two Sheds, designed by DREAMER, is located on 25 acres of bush in the hills immediately to the west of the Lorne township, Victoria, Australia. The project uses a minimal material palette and a simple design language drawing from local cottages, agricultural buildings and Australian vernacular. It provides a backdrop for cherished family experiences as the inhabitants slow down, notice and engage with the simple joys of living.

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House in a Garden | Studio Lotus

House in a Garden is a residential project in Goodlands, Mauritius, designed by Studio Lotus. The design intent for House In Garden is highly responsive to the connection between the residents, their lifestyles and memories, the climate of the region and the nature that surrounds the house. With all living spaces arranged along a central spine, the built mass of the house is characterized by timber-shuttered concrete walls folding inwards to create multiple niches and courts in the built envelope. Added on to this are layers of the owners’ collection of found antiques and artefacts from his stints of travel.

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Suzhou Section Homestay | Wutopia Lab

The Section Homestay is the redesign and reconstruction of the dilapidated house on the original site, by Wutopia Lab. Half is fine, the designer decided to design the west facade as a section to expose the internal spatial organization. The Section Homestay seems to be the half of the house left by dividing a complete courtyard into two separate houses. This was the origin of Section Homestay. The visible half house with the invisible half house was the complete Section Homestay, a typical Suzhou courtyard.

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WAAAM | llLab.

WAAAM (originally named the Glazed-Tile Art Architecture Museum), is a Museum designed by IILab., to commemorate the pioneering attitude of Beigou village, a daring community that challenged itself with reinventing the concept of the rural village through environmental development, art installations and architectural interventions.The project celebrates the tradition of glazed tile making as a cultural component of the village at the foot of the Great Wall.

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Endlessness | Field Confirming Studio

Endlessness is an art Installation by Field Confirming Studio, designed to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU), set on the central square in the West Campus of BFSU. The design concept of this work is inspired by BFSU’s mission and spirit – communication, exchange and connection, which are interpreted by the visual and spatial expressions of the installation’s form. The installation becomes a part of the wider spatial environment, and meanwhile shapes its own spatial realm.

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Field Confirming Studio

Field Confirming Studio is a cross-disciplinary design practice dedicated to public art creation and the research of public space design. With a team of artists and architects, the studio has been focusing on public art creation and public space design research in both urban and rural contexts over the years.

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