Hornero Roga | OMCM Arquitectos

Hornero Roga, designed by OMCM, is a home renovation that offers the potential to improve its immediate surroundings, injecting some new air into a neighborhood forgotten in time. Ceramic brick, widely used in Paraguay for its economy, was called once again as the protagonist of the intervention. Once the work was finished, there was nothing left but to leave the sun, the special guest of architecture, to permeate the spaces and draw the seasons of the year, offering the family a festival of lights and shadows to accompany them during their daily experience.

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Shibori | tHE gRID aRCHITECTS

Shibori, designed by tHE gRID Architects, is an office where its users’ quality of life and natural comfort prevail by reducing the environmental impact as much as possible instead of focusing on technology as the main element. The dots turned their mind to Shibori, the Japanese resist dyeing technique characterised by circles and circular forms. Spatially, the circles/cut-outs are actually a perforated entrance/envelope which welcomes sunlight and creates patterns that enact a powerful drama through the day.

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Buenos Aires Apartments | Vazio S/A

Buenos Aires Apartments, designed by Vazio S/A, offers alternatives to the sameness of real estate projects prioritizing sustainability, small scale and smart economy. The shared car, the bike paths and the economy that serves many rather than few point to an architecture that consumes less and proposes more for the city: a new relationship between buildings and the street, a new ground floor concept, a revaluation of the common staircase and open areas.

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Canada Goose | RooMoo

Canada Goose, designed by RooMoo, intends to respect the old architectural spirit, at the same time giving it a new life. To achieve this, RooMoo retained the texture of the existing façade and used metal cladding – an extension of an interior element – to emphasise the out lines of the existing building, and protect the edges of the original openings. Other colour, material, and structural solutions were also shared in various ways between the exterior and interior.

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Harbord Diggers Club | CHROFI + Architectus

Designed by Architectus and CHROFI, Harbord Diggers Club is a vibrant Intergenerational Community Hub to both broaden and deepen its relevance to today’s Northern Beaches community. The site is structured around a central courtyard, an ocean terrace and a grid of public domain connections linking to the coast and nearby Freshwater Village. This vastly improves the permeability of the headland enabling thru-site connections in all directions and establishing the club as a key destination within the coastal walk network.

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Architectus

Architectus is an architecture and urbanism practice designing places and spaces tuned to their communities, context and culture. Advocates for integrated design, we apply a rigorous and tailored approach to create environments that are inspiring and enduring. We believe architecture begins with a social agenda. It must nurture and grow communities and individuals, and enhance its neighbourhood and city.

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7TH ANNUAL INSPIRELI AWARDS | Call for Entries !!

7th Annual Inspireli awards is here and the registration is open! INSPIRELI AWARDS is the world’s largest global student contest, with participants from 142 countries and 630+ architects in the jury. The aim of the competition is to support young talents in architecture free of charge, regardless of their social, economic or ethnic conditions.

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Six N. Five | Isern Serra

Six N. Five, designed by Isern Serra, is an ‘L’ shaped small multifunctional space, open to the city with large cultural proposals. The program consisted of an exhibition space, a café, a warehouse, main work area with an isolated rack, a workshop, and a meeting room with a kitchen. The first decision was to clean the premises of all the existing partitions and false ceilings to recover the original concrete structure, and thus revealing the true volume of the space.

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Casa Katana | Konstantinos Stathopoulos – KRAK. Architects

Casa Katana, designed by Konstantinos Stathopoulos – KRAK, is a residence inspired by the plot’s unique morphology and the site’s particular characteristics, the rock formations, its orientation and views. In order to present excellent thermal and sustainable behavior is partially underground and carefully studied according to the mediterranean-North African climatic conditions. The movement and sharpness of this crooked archetype takes shape in the form of a continuous concrete blade that delimits the borders of the residence and provides a broader view in two basic directions.

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Konstantinos Stathopoulos – KRAK. architects

konstantinos Stathopoulos | KRAK. Architects is an upcoming architectural firm based in Athens Greece providing tailor-made architecture for people with vision. The environment in which we are called to act is often characterized by rigid habits and perceptions. However, just like a flower can grow in the crack (KRAK.) of a rock, architectural ideas concepts can sprout in cracks.

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TerraViva Competitions Announces Results of “Hangar Ticinum”

TerraViva Competitions has officially released the complete list of awarded projects of the design contest “Hangar Ticinum”. The unquestionable historical and artistic value of the “Idroscalo”, the uniqueness of its architectural typology and the worrying state of decay in which the building has been for decades, are just some of the reasons that motivated the idea of this competition. “Hangar Ticinum” challenged participants to imagine a full recovery of the hydroplane base with the ambition of restoring the importance and centrality it once had for the city of Pavia.

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Bookmark 2.0 | Modular Library | Winners

Bookmark 2.0, a challenge is to design a modular reading and learning space that is safe, compact, and socially conscious, built for children in a rural area. The facility is supposed to have a design scheme that is easy to use and durable in the long run. The context of the rural site requires attention since its economic, socio-cultural, and environmental aspects must be responded to.

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105DW-House | ONG&ONG

105DW-House, designed by ONG&ONG, has order and symmetry as important elements of the design, with key pieces of furniture aligned along a central sightline and flanked by doorways on either side. A sense of airiness is apparent from the moment one enters the home, thanks to the excellent cross ventilation within. The house took two years from planning to construction, and includes automated blinds, lighting, piped-in sound and security systems.

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Bosvilla Noordwijk | Kevin Veenhuizen Architects

Bosvilla Noordwijk, designed by Kevin Veenhuizen Architects, strives for an office that comes together with sustainable and pleasant living. The house is energy efficient with a heat pump and ventilation with heat recovery. All spaces in the Bosvilla are arranged in a clear, almost mathematical way because they coincide with the visible construction.

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Kevin Veenhuizen Architects

Kevin Veenhuizen Architects is an architectural firm that values interaction with our clients and building partners. The team starts each project with the clients’ story, wishes and their tastes, and then translate this creatively into a design with its own character. In a playful way, they map out the fundamentals of the project together.

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MVRDV selected as Finalist in Civic Centre Design Competition

MVRDV has been named as one of three finalists in the competition to design a civic centre complex for Pujiang, a planned new town near Chengdu in China. Comprising a civic centre, conference centre, hotel, and offices, Pujiang Peaks features a collection of timber structures with sweeping curved roofs, set in a natural park landscape that maximises biodiversity and walkability.

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PGA TOUR Headquarters | Foster + Partners

PGA TOUR Headquarters, designed by Foster + Partners, blurs the boundaries between the lush landscape and interior spaces with shaded outdoor terraces and generous amenities that embrace new ways of working and collaboration. Nature plays a key role in the design, which incorporates principles of biophilia – an inherent affinity for nature found in humans – that is proven to enhance staff wellbeing and improve the quality of the workplace.

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Shiroiya Hotel | Sou Fujimoto Architects

Shiroiya Hotel, designed by Sou Fujimoto Architects, rejuvenate a defunct building in the centre of Maebashi City. The team decided to dismantle the walls and floors across all four storeys to create a gigantic central atrium. This initial idea inspired the ensuing design concepts. It is a city-scale internal piazza where diverse elements coexist, such as artworks, plants, furniture, curtains and staircases.

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Biomimetics | Winners Announced

Biomimetics 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. The brief aims to open a dialogue to foster nature inspired solutions in architecture through stories, accounts or even observations.

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The Orange Extension | SHROFFLEoN

The Orange Extension, designed by SHROFFLEoN, is an extension to a large 60 year old family home in Bandra, Mumbai. The proposal utilized the existing geometry on site as indicators, and used them to generate a geometry, resulting in a form that fits snugly within the existing context. These site guidelines, indicators,are expressed in the form of grooves, of varying widths, that stress the importance of certain contextual placements over others.

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Takano Ramen | Minus Workshop

Takano Ramen, designed by Minus Workshop, combines minimalism and avant-garde and is more than just a traditional Japanese aesthetic concept. It utilizes simple lines and structural elements through Takano — a Japanese Michelin label that has gained a reputation on Ramen. Based on the philosophy of other projects directed by Kevin, the sensation of vision, smell and touch are fundamental to uplift the gourmet journey. As the shop is located at the deep end of the mall. Therefore, a whimsical entrance must solicit the passerby’s attention.

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Minus Workshop

Minus Workshop headed by Kevin Yiu designs tailored residential units and restaurants with unique and precise techniques captured from past experiences. Stepping in other industry by operating Lost Stars Livehouse Bar & Eatery and GoldBlack Creative Coffee Journey, has ameliorated Kevin’s perceptions in F&B designing; not only concerning the design outcome but also considered the entire brand story, functions and operational practicability within the space.

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Baus Stop | Bauhaus Themed Bus Stop | Winners Announced

Baus Stop, a Bauhaus themed bus stop design challenge looks at manifesting Bauhaus design principles in a bus stop. The goal is to design a bus stop that stands as an example of how Bauhaus can weigh in, in changing the public space design game. It should create a balance between its design goals and functional aspects, in a way that resonates with the movement’s ideas. The final outcome should stand as a memoir of the movement and its influences on today’s time.

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