KOMPAS

KOMPAS is an international architecture design studio established in Hong Kong and in Tokyo in 2018. It specialises in designing a wide range of architecture and space from furniture scale to city scale anywhere in the world, plus a more profound experiences of designing public space and art space.

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Weekly Highlights 2022 #5

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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Ashore | Eco-Sensitive Pier Design | Winners Announced

Ashore, an eco-sensitive pier design challenge is a competition to design an eco-sensitive pier that acts as a recreational spot and a viewpoint for the visitors. The construction is in an eco-sensitive area so the design must have no harmful effect on the site. The design of the viewing tower at the end of the pier will stand as a symbol to address the stake of humankind in the ocean’s ecological balance. 

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Fuelle Roga | OMCM Arquitectos

Fuelle Roga is an architecture project designed by OMCM in Paraguay. The Fuelle Roga House, formally alludes to the accordion-like artefact that serves to oxygenate and stoke the home fire. A fire translated into new spaces from a crease of ceramic rubble of different compositions, in continuous elements and in interrupted elements, to generate interactions between the house and its courtyard along its entire façade.

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Agrela House | Spaceworkers

Agrela House is an architectural project designed by Spaceworkers in Portugal. The motto of the intervention was a high space capable of generate the composition and hierarchize interior spaces. The idea was growing and the volumetric experience led to the functional differentiation of the interior spaces, creating a roof as a restless mass with different heights.

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SEVENEÓD | Return

SEVENEÓD is an architectural project designed by Return in China. Through merging unique design concept, creative design techniques and mellow, pure whisky, the design team created a space that meets the client’s expectations and offers an urban retreat that comforts, relaxes and heals the mind.

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Twin House II | Aldana Sánchez Architects

Twin House II is an architectural project designed by Aldana Sánchez in Mexico. It is a progressive residence that belongs to an arrangement of two houses. Since the properties are narrow, the layout of the buildings sought to generate shared voids for ventilation, lighting, and wide views that could be used for social interaction.

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Sassen Residence | SALT Architects

Sassen Residence is an architectural design project designed by SALT Architects in South Africa. The brief entailed to create a new family home for the couple and their two kids. The building had to speak to the rural context, respecting the natural landscape and making most of the magnificent surroundings.

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SALT Architects

Salt Architects is an architectural design firm in South Africa. It was founded in February 2015, established on innovative design principles as a core value that is developed within a collaborative framework.

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Timber Rhyme | Studio Ardete

Timber Rhyme is an architectural project designed by Studio Ardete in India. It is an interior-installation instantly poetic: a “spatial matrix” that has evocative ribbons of wood twisting and turning within the space, almost like it has a mind of its own.

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Imagine Studio at The Trees | Studio Lotus + GPL Design Studio

Imagine Studio at The Trees is an architectural project designed by Studio Lotus and GPL Vikhroli in Mumbai, India. The collaborative project transforms a small cluster of industrial buildings and its surrounding landscape into commemorative identities seeped indelibly in the developer’s legacy yet an invigorating part of its new purpose.

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GPL Design Studio

The Studio is a collective of creative people at Godrej tasked with design, innovation, product development & creation of customer experiences across the group’s real estate portfolio over 12 cities.

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Gorskaya Territory Development | Selected Participants

Gorskaya Territory in st. Petersburg, 76 companies from 16 countries will compete for the right to develop architectural and urban solutions. Acceptance of applications to participate in the International Competition for the Architectural and Urban Development Solutions for Gorskaya Territory has now ended.

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House for a Chemist | Brown & Brown Architects

House for a Chemist is an architectural project designed by Brown & Brown Architects in Scotland. The project has a sense of solidity, and robustness, appropriate for such a weather-beaten location, but at the same time the use of a simple and restrained materials palette creates uncluttered spaces of calm, which contrast with both the ornateness of the original house, and the sometimes chaos of the weather beyond.

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Greenfield Residence | ONG&ONG

Greenfield Residence is an architectural project designed by ONG&ONG in Malaysia. The building’s tower design employs clean architectural lines coupled with subtle colours to create a sleek and contemporary language. To soften the urban wall synonymous with high-rise buildings, green features including cascading sky gardens and pocket gardens are introduced at different levels.

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Qintang Mansion Sales Center | GFD

Qintang Mansion is an architectural project designed by GFD in China. Based on the core spirit of national culture, the design team took natural landscapes as the imagery and traditional courtyard as the form, to create a comfortable, tranquil and peaceful living environment away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

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Apple Via Del Corso | Foster + Partners

Apple Via Del Corso is an interior design project designed by Foster + Partners in Rome, Italy. The design is the result of a close collaboration between Apple’s design teams and the integrated engineering and design team at Foster + Partners. Apple Via del Corso is a celebration of the past and future and delicately articulates the different eras of history, creating a harmonious juxtaposition of old and new, and takes this building with so much history into its next phase of life.

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Hari Orgochem Pvt. Limited | Design Nest

Hari Orgochem Pvt. Limited is an architectural project designed by Design Nest in Gujarat. This project was a rigorous attempt to achieve well lighted robust spaces keeping in mind the weather, site conditions, industrial setup and human behavioral patterns for the design.

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Design Nest

Design Nest is an architectural design firm led by Ar. Krishna Shah in Gujarat. It is a multidisciplinary practice in the field of architecture, interior, landscape and product design.

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Place Making | Winners Announced

Place Making is a theme that is part of the contest series ArchWeekly, a new brand of journal competitions inviting participants to engage in critical conversations on selected themes from several disciplines of architecture and design. Place making is both a process and a philosophy. It inspires people to re-imagine and re-invent public spaces as the heart of every community. Place making is centered around mapping the activities and behavior of the people in a particular space.

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Aurelia – House under a pool | Shroffleon

Aurelia – House under a pool is an architectural project designed by Shroffleon in Alibaug, India. Landscape plays an important role in this home, as they believe it is there that most of the time shall be spent. Two free flowing organic grass pods form an informal gathering space that also holds an ecomesh barbeque pavilion – a structure intended to be overtaken by nature in time, to form a folly of flowers.

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Day center and Home for the elderly of Blancafort | Guillem Carrera

Day center and Home for the elderly of Blancafort is an architectural project designed by Guillem Carrera in Tarragona, Spain. The building was built according to the standard of passive solar architecture. Each of the spaces of the building has the possibility of cross ventilation. All spaces have one opening to the outer facade and another to the inner courtyard.

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The Home of Man | Winners

The Home of Man, proposals could be facilities from our surroundings, ideal city plans, or may even be institutional. Proposals should be broad ideas that go far beyond what just a home is. Now it seems crucially important for us too, to seek positive and essential proposals beyond COVID19. Therefore, this time the theme became “The Home of Man”. The proposals could be facilities from our surroundings, ideal city plans, or may even be institutional.

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