Tour & Taxis Lake Side by MVRDV is a mixed use architectural project that comprises a collection of varying building profiles and heights that step up to a denser, more lively neighbourhood, while also maintaining views and a high proportion of green space. The site offers a wide range of workspaces and venues for conferences and events, plus a nine-hectare park that creates a car-free and communal neighbourhood forming a bridge to the city.
Wild Back by Pig Design is an interior design project that strives to establish an unspoiled natural haven within the urban landscape and seeks to make necessary adjustments to the overly refined and polished aspects of modern living. The wilderness represents an unaltered state, showcasing the true essence of nature. The project emphasizes the innate human desire to connect with nature and cohabitation.
Pig Design is an architectural design studio founded in 2015, based in Hangzhou. The studio conceives spatial structures in a way similar to literary creation, emphasizes the practical value of art in design applications, and opposes the free breeding of conventional aesthetics in space.
Building a new home gives you almost unlimited freedom to create a space you’ll love for decades. That comes with an additional challenge though – when the sky’s the limit , what should you include in your building? The article elaborates on some of the most popular new build features and how they can make a difference to your new home!
Salem Public Library Renovation by Hacker Architects focuses on a community-oriented vision and centers the experience of patrons and staff. The vision was to create a space that is welcoming, safe, and flexible while enriching a connection between people and their community. The final design is a large, fortress-like building, transforming an inward-facing brutalist-era building into a bright, voluminous space that invites the community in.
NR Pharmacy by Esquissos – Arquitectura e Consultoria is an architectural expansion with a contemporary and linear design and simple geometry. The original building demarcates itself from the expansion, bringing back the original construction to the urban imaginary of the place. The intervention also focuses on rebuilding the pre-existing façade and preserving the original architectural elements.
Mo Jasmine by LDH Architectural Design Firm creates a space that reflects the beauty and ambiance of jasmine with a meticulous design language. LDH Design places its focus on multiple aspects, including the spatial impression, the experiential journey within the space, and the overall comfort experienced during moments of relaxation. It creates an environment where one feels as if surrounded by the scent of flowers, leading to a sense of comfort, relaxation, and joy.
Aumann Japanese cuisine by Funun Lab is an interior design project that seamlessly integrates food and culture through the design of spatial structure, materials, and scenes to create a unique space. Instead of restoring the cultural icon directly, its design contains a contemporary silhouette formed by minimalistic lines. With just a few strokes, it evokes a serene and ethereal atmosphere.
Wilson Residence by Entre Quatre Murs is an interior design project for a home, focusing on softness, simplicity, brightness, and uniformity. The project consists of the complete renovation of a small townhouse with a simple, functional approach to space optimisation, the use of custom-made cabinetry in each room, and a soft, luminous materiality, which played a pivotal role in shaping the identity of the house.
Entre Quatre Murs is a design and interior architecture firm whose primary goal is to enhance the comfort of their clients’ lives, to evoke deep emotions, and to translate their clients’ identities into spaces that truly reflect them. Using a human-centered and collaborative approach, combined with meticulous attention to detail and an unwavering quest for the best resources available on the market, the EQM team consistently creates spaces imbued with a sense of well-being and authenticity.
Laguna House by Tetro Arquitetura was designed as a response to the interpretation of its context, with a sensitive and subjective reading of the site and the needs of the people who will inhabit the space. To enhance and explore the view, and to promote necessary protection from direct sunlight on openings facing West, the house features a large cantilevered slab, which serves as a shield to control solar incidence.
The architecture project Cool Shed by Vaissnavi Shukl occupies a small amount of land and creates intimate spaces with views of the lake, garden, and plantations while taking into account the meticulously maintained vegetation surrounding the site. The project was built as a load-bearing structure with brick masonry and exposed RCC whose textures blend in with the natural setting.
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Vaissnavi Shukl is an architecture practice that works with the goal of creating new contours of living that integrate the local culture through architecture. Currently championed by an all-women team, the practice works as a tight-knit family that draws upon the strength of its collaborators and approaches architecture through the lens of tradition, comfort, and sustainability.
Archidiaries is excited to share the Project of the Week – Nha Be House | Tropical Space. 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.
‘The Loop’ designed by Alexis Dornier is a residence that breaks free from conventional living and embraces the spirit of freedom in the lush jungle. The project draws inspiration from the beauty of nature and challenges architectural norms, with its design concept taking shape as a mesmerizing figure 8 spiral, offering continuous fluid movement and ever-changing vantage points.
‘Nowsee’ by Informal Design is an interior design project featuring a retail space that is harmonious and concise, with an open vibe and flexible layout. Irregular modular units combined with few walls, structural columns and low display racks create an open space realm for daily life. The fluid circulations allow people to explore freely throughout the multi-layered space.
Informal Design is an architecture and interior design practice advocating a creative artistic atmosphere with the spirit of independence and innovation. Founded in 2018, the company has a young design team full of inspiration, vision, and creativity. With many years of design experience, Informal Design has rich design experience.
Pingüino House by Estudio Galera is a project that seeks to respond to complex and changing demands. The residence explores contemporary aesthetics while suggesting certain references to the history of the place. This is a house that ‘proposes’ rather than ‘imposes’ uses and that changes according to the needs of the user, in times where the pace of social transformations far exceeds the building’s shelf life.
Owyang House by Swatt Miers Architects features carefully designed landscape paths, gardens, and interior spaces with abundant natural light. The interiors of the house are aligned with its exteriors, with glass walls connecting to beautiful gardens. The ground floor level includes all of the ‘public’ spaces while the upper level includes an office and guest bedrooms in two wings connected by a floating bridge.
Higashihongo House by Roovice is an interior design project that renovates the home by removing all the dividing walls to create a whole surface with a continuous flow. The project focused almost entirely on the living spaces accommodated in the first floor. For the bedrooms upstairs instead, the renovation relied solely on replacing the broken materials and some minor changes to the layout.
La Escondida Chapel by Apaloosa Estudio de Arquitectura y Diseño and Walter Flores arquitecto is an architectural project that links religion with scale. The chapel is built with the aim of achieving natural zenithal light in the best way. The project developed a silo that absorbs, sifts and diffuses light throughout the interior, to control the intensity of the heat and natural light.
Cherry Valley by StudioAC is a project that blends contemporary spatial design with its form and materiality inspired by agrarian architecture. The house is nestled into a hillside that is held back by a solid wall made of brick. The cedar roof of the house interacts with the trees to create a frame for the views of the lake. The interior is covered in Douglas fir planks, with walls that interact with the external tectonics being clad in brick.
StudioAC is an interdisciplinary architectural practice based in Toronto, led by Andrew Hill and Jennifer Kudlats. The studio works closely with clients, consultants, and contractors at every stage of its work, from conception to realization. The studio believes that any problem presents limitless opportunities, and they address each new project with enthusiasm and a willingness to listen in order to create something unique and special.
The Pyramid of Tirana by MVRDV is an architectural project that shows how a building can adapt to a new era while preserving its complex history, and demonstrates that historic brutalist buildings are ideal for reuse. The work of MVRDV’s design team encompasses and encircles the existing structure, using the structure as a blueprint to which publicly accessible spaces and boxes for education and events were added.
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