Tchoban Voss Architekten design, is an architectural practice that offers architecturally and functionally sustainable solutions for a wide variety of building tasks in Germany and abroad. The firm’s focus includes the planning of hotels, commercial centres, office complexes and industrial facilities, leisure, educational and social facilities, as well as conservations and revitalisations in listed buildings.
Blue Bottle Zhang Yuan Cafe, designed by Neri & Hu Design and Research Office, is a primitive shelter, symbolizing a return to the origin of architecture, is erected in the center of the space, where the coffee is prepared and served and forms the visual and circulatory focal point of the project. The approach of Adaptive reuse features a selection of repurposed traditional old facades & furniture, on which the traces of time bestow a sense of warmth and familiarity, merging old and new interior architecture.
Casa Ayaka, designed by Taller 5 Arquitectos, is a residence having a volume of greater visual and aesthetic weight, which begins its speech and outline as an element providing shade in the main access, forming a container for the social area and private areas, with open space serves as a visual background finish. The application of concrete seeks to give a modular texture from strips of unbrushed wood, seeking to accentuate the authenticity of the material and enhance the minimalistic architectural language of the structure.
Brethren Church Christian Community Centre, designed by QARTA Architektura, contains spiritual programmes with leisure activities for children and adults with a garden pavilion, nooks and pergolas. Single story building mass, having a skylight as a source of the basilical illumination, is placed on the axis of the entrance and forms a characteristic element of the external and internal perception of the building.
Ground Floor Office, designed by Takayuki Kuzushima and Associates, creates an atmosphere where people can be divided softly like a cafe and naturally stopped like a park. The business area of the office comprises a palette of soil and concrete flooring, with curved folded iron plate tables and pressed flowers frame to give the end user a different experience.
Green mine in Khouribga, designed by AWM Architectes Urbanistes, is a media library anchored through an earth-colored corten steel base, accommodating two levitating white volumes symbolizing cultural elevation and knowledge. Designed volumes are animated by a few openings, drawing in calligraphy patterns that respond to the path of the sun by protecting the building from direct sunlight, while bringing diffused light from the North toward the primary areas.
AWM Architectes Urbanistes is a firm that is actively involved in various fields of intervention in architectural and urban planning. The firm stands out for its experience and desire to innovate in architectural projects, urban studies, programming, feasibility studies, analysis and control, costs, interior architecture and landscaping.
Thai CC Tower Park, designed by Studio NDT, is a garden that became a verdant focal point, providing a positive stimulation to the mind by functioning as a visual retreat for those who work or live nearby and commuters aboard the Skytrain. The minimalistic design approach of Feng Shui used for the shape of water was symbolized as raindrops on the surface of calm waters through Circular ripples, consisting of manicured shrubs, sculptural trees, and concrete curbs flowing throughout the garden.
Kalavoor House, designed by Poet Studio, is a Residence that reflects and reinterprets the resider’s values and memories of the ancestral home, celebrating and enhancing the key experiences while updating the home as a contemporary designed abode. The changing volumes in the spaces till the tiled roof, give a sense of lightness and a hint of the past, which is rendered in an earthy palette of exposed brick walls and wood application.
Palette of Earth Tones, or P.O.E.T studio, is an architectural practice in Kerala that celebrates the colours, textures and materials of nature. Poet studio expressed the design in the respect of its environment and its users, combining materials, styles and technology to create functional and aesthetic solutions.
House in Massís del Garraf, designed by Slow Studio, achieves a single-family shelter with zero energy consumption and a healthy interior environment through bioclimatic strategies. The spaces of this passive house are organised around a bioclimatic atrium, a central double-height space that accumulates heat from the south and that allows tempering of the rooms in the north zone and generates crossed ventilation for better climate comfort.
Lyon Part-Dieu, refurbished by MVRDV, rearranges existing internal programs, adds more space, replaces a redundant car park, inserts large windows, refreshes the characteristic old concrete façade, and adds an expansive rooftop park connected to the city by monumental stairs. The design also replicated the extensions, with a modern twist to reveal large windows, reinforcing the building’s openness, and creating a physical and symbolic gesture for Lyon Part-Dieu.
Selected Academic Projects
Office for Jainam Engicon Pvt. Ltd., designed by i-con Architects & Urban Planners, focuses on the innovative interior design approach with co-working spaces appealing to several delicate balancing acts for introverts and extroverts. The use of color schemes as a psychological effect in contemporary working spaces is a key concern for design solutions.
Reforma de vivienda en Gracia, restored by Parramon + Tahull arquitectes, focuses on bringing Natural light into all the spaces, including the bathroom. The design is an example of natural material usage and climate responsive built interior like water radiators in winter for cross ventilation and active cooling for the summer and in-between seasons.
Sacred Leaves Pavilion, designed by Atelier Daniel Florez, is a Timber and Bamboo structure that tries to create its own ecosystem through dialogue and respect for the existing environment. The pavilion is designed to be removable, transportable and recyclable in order to be committed to the principles of a circular economy.
Atelier Daniel Florez is an architectural practice offering ‘More with Less’, with More comfort and more beauty with less energy and resources. The firm is also looking for highly efficient solutions and designing with pragmatic intelligence and subscribes to ‘ Think Global and Act Local.’
Archidiaries is excited to share the Project of the Week – Qujiang Museum of Fine Arts Extension | Neri&Hu Design and Research Office 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.
Cao Xanh, designed by HGAA, is a house in an urban area that can be exposed to nature, trees, and natural light. The spaces in the house are arranged to face nature and towards each other to create a space that connects people with nature from inside the house.
Tropical Penthouse, designed by StudioDuo Architecture & Interior, creates a nourishing and refreshing space in the concrete jungle using natural materials. The house has different social spaces, acting as a planter box for the lush greeneries to experience the interior with nature.
StudioDuo Architecture & Interior aims to create a well-rounded product that best suits your needs, by giving it a comprehensive design based on your style, budget and inspiration. the firm combines elements from both cultures with formal simplicity, to give the projects a unique and distinctive touch based in Vietnam.
Segura 1124, designed by Primer Piso Arquitectos, adopts the requirements that the pandemic has indicated to the architects as elementary: the relationship with the green space, the privacy between units and the incorporation of light and flexible spaces that could, perhaps, function as home offices or an extra bedroom.
House That Opens Up to the Sun, designed by Stempel & Tesar architekti, opens up to the sun’s rays like a fan, soaking up its energy and seeking to use it economically. Thanks to its shape, the interior welcomes the first as well as the last rays of sunlight. Naturally, homeowners appreciate warmth in the winter, when warmth gathered from the sun reduces heating costs.
Stempel & Tesař architekti believe in service and humility are fundamental pillars of thinking. their goal is always a reasonable and flawless outcome with the quality of Czech architecture closer to the people.
Neri&Hu’s proposal for Qujiang Museum of Fine Arts Extension takes the idea of a monolithic urban monument as the guiding concept to not only satisfy the museum’s newly expanded cultural and commercial functions, but to also serve as an anchor and a durable symbol of social history for the surrounding urban fabric.
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