Wrap House by APOLLO Architects & Associates Co., Ltd is a project that utilises different materials to create a contrasting atmosphere on the outside and inside.The building’s exterior features an exposed concrete finish wall with cedar form panel pattern and galvanized steel panel, creating a tranquil contrast. The interior is only visible through a large opening, revealing the wooden structure.
Museum Luthers Sterbehaus by VON M is an architecture project that focuses on careful integration of a new building into an ensemble of historical buildings. The aim was to create versatile, functional, and spatially flexible areas for self-sufficiency and combination with the permanent exhibition area, which was achieved through the creation of differentiated structures with height development and materiality adapted to the stock.
Juris Correspondente Headquarters by Tetro Arquitetura is an interior design project that showcases a cool, creative, and serious office environment that values employees without infantilizing the workspace. The project comprises a large work room, a meeting room, and terraces, featuring a shared amoeboid table for work synergy and a purple epoxy paint flooring referencing the brand logo, giving the office personality.
Powerhouse Arts by Herzog & de Meuron is an architecture project that transforms an existing, derelict structure into a hub for artists, fabricators and other workers and ensures that the industrial legacy of the site will extend into the next century. By preserving, restoring, and reconstructing essential elements of the original power station, the project strengthens the building’s industrial character and its relationship to the immediate urban context.
Herzog & de Meuron is an international architectural firm based in Switzerland, founded in 1978, with a wide range of skills and experience. They have experience in various projects, from small buildings to large urban complexes, and understand how architecture and urban planning influence a place’s identity. They aim to promote public life in projects, regardless of their size or nature
‘Jewel Museum: Panna, India’ is an architecture thesis by Pawan Dhirajbhai Tank from the Raman Bhakta School of Architecture – Uka Tarsadia University, that seeks to create a tourist attraction by designing a unique museum to exhibit diamonds and their manufacturing process. By integrating unique form exploration with functionality, the goal of the project is to design a diamond museum that would expand tourism and serve as a city landmark. Restoring the town’s historical identity as the diamond capital of India, the design seeks to offer a fresh image for the town.
‘SinnerSchrader Studio Prague’ by Kurz Architects is an interior design project that transforms an old industrial building into a new office space. The studio space embodies calmness, clarity, strength, and transparency, focusing on human interaction rather than company hierarchies. It offers ample communication areas, including translucent meeting cubes, a large kitchen, and focus areas.
Viewfinder House by Faulkner Architects is a residential project that follows a simple two part scheme to align with the surrounding view. The house features two elevated rectangular boxes with recessed apertures, enclosed by a red cedar rain screen. The boxes open to the Pacific Crest southwest, and a covered porch provides outdoor access, enhancing connection within the family.
Aldo Beach House by Wittman Estes is a project that transforms an old beach house into a new multi-generational home—doubling the livable area while lightly touching the delicate ecology of the waterfront. Two shifting wings hover over the hillside and beach supported by thin steel columns and pin piles. The renovation aimed to blend the old and new, integrating the familiar with the modern on Hood Canal’s shoreline.
Archidiaries is excited to share the Project of the Week – Casa Relámpago Bar | Estudio Tecalli. 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 Shop by Porter by Graham Baba Architects is an interior design project that seamlessly integrates hospitality with design, event, office, and immersive retail, serving as a gathering place for the creative community at a time when culture and connection have never been more important. With a simple and restrained material palette, the primary goal is to allow the products, furniture, and decor to shine.
Ca na Riera by Atzur Arquitectura is an interior design project that involves renovating a house with an elongated and narrow plan. The house adapts to contemporary living by dividing it into two wooden boxes, allowing for maximum natural light and ventilation, and allowing for large, flexible common areas, ensuring maximum use of space. The home’s original elongated proportion is broken by the play of materiality and textures.
Selected Academic Projects
Atzur Arquitectura is an emerging architecture studio based in Ibiza and Barcelona that approaches each project as an uninterrupted process of reflection and research, with the Mediterranean as a backdrop. At Atzur, the profession is exercised from respect for the place and its past, the understanding of the future and its challenges, and the will to contribute to a present with committed, rooted and habitable architectural works.
Devesa Pharmacy by Tsou Arquitectos is an architecture project that aims to promote visibility and visual contact between the interior and exterior, creating proximity for both those traveling on the public road and pedestrians. The intervention respects the existing structure, consisting of two offset parallelepiped volumes. The project adds a curved parapet that unifies the volume and indicates the path to the Farmadrive.
Alberta Bair Theater by Cushing Terrell is an architectural renovation focused on the visitor experience and building performance improvement. The theater’s addition, covering 4,800 sq. ft., features a glass curtain wall system, metal fabric scrim for energy efficiency, and a remodeled theatrical house with updated acoustics, new seats, balcony-level seating, and additional restroom capacity.
Terbregsehof 11 by Loer Architecten is an architecture project featuring a black volume broken up by large cuts of glass, giving the visual impression of floors that float in mid-air. The facade features long horizontal windows designed as a series of shifted shop windows to create a viewing box for both beholder and user that contrasts to its shadowy boxy form. The building is a combination of expressiveness and practicability, imagination and realism.
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RE[V[I]V]AL : An Attempt to Re-think of an Ideal Village | Architecture Thesis on Community Development
‘RE[V[I]V]AL : An Attempt to Re-think of an Ideal Village’ is an architecture thesis based on community development by Pradyumna Lalit Vikharankar from the Rachana Sansad’s Academy of Architecture, that seeks to improve the quality of life through natural and self-sustaining practices and attain an ideal village. By taking the Sindhi Sirasgaon settlement as a model, the thesis addresses the paradigm shift caused by a centrally planned economy. Through specific landscape and architectural techniques, the project presents an opportunity to deal with the issue in an ecological manner.
Pears Jewish Campus by Tchoban Voss Architekten is an architectural project featuring an amorphous, curved shape with colourfulness and materiality. Constructed in masonry and concrete, the building’s curved shape was inspired by the Chabad-Lubavitch Centre’s interior, featuring rhythmic horizontal banding and vertical slits of light, a motif found in the adjacent synagogue’s interior panelling.
‘TU Crystal Plaza Shanghai’ by Tens Atelier is an interior design project that uses minimalist design to convey a sense of soft lines to people. Using the concept of fabric, the structure features curved walls that create a fluid space with blurred boundaries. This dynamic, open, and introspective design resembles a folded fabric, creating a vivid and interactive atmosphere for customers.
Casa Tejocote by GOMA Taller de arquitectura is a residence that seeks to represent the vernacular architecture of the region and integrate with the landscape that surrounds it. The warmth and simplicity in both the interior and exterior spaces are a constant in the atmosphere of the house. The pigmented concrete in its tepetate color shades gives a more welcoming character to the spaces it surrounds, matching natural light and the landscape.
GOMA Taller de Arquitectura is a Mexico-based architecture practice with multidisciplinary members having a wealth of practical experience in the design and execution of projects. They are still exploring new development paths and creative ideas. Their solutions are characterized by simple design forms, the use of natural light, and materials that allow the project to become more profound and meaningful over time.
‘Resurgence of Knowledge Traditions – The Cultural Landscape of Kuchipudi’ is an architecture thesis by Raj Ramrao Dhikle from the Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute of Architecture and Environmental Studies (KRVIA), that seeks to create a new typology that uses modern building methods to respond contextually to a given cultural fabric. By reorienting the public realm to uphold Kuchipudi and overcoming the shortcomings of rural areas, it aims to develop the town into an epicentre for dance traditions. The project aims to utilise architecture as a bridge between the village and its community, serving as an incentive for various activities and a backbone for both.
Casa Relámpago Bar designed by Estudio Tecalli is a project that blends contemporary architecture with the historic and ancient Mexico city. The project features red bricks as a base material, a vault covering the majority of the building and decorative elements like polished concrete, golden aluminum profiles, and natural wood furniture, which contrast and complement the other building materials.