OH! House | Laura Ortín Arquitectura

OH! HOUSE is an apartment renovated by the architectural firm Laura Ortin Arquitectura with a concept of Mediterranean style. The team attended to the wishes of the clients to have a fresh, pleasant, and comfortable house with a very contemporary organization of rooms, materials, and geometries but from our origins. During the design process, “aquamarine” green became the fetish color of the house. The clients liked it so much that the designers took it to all the spaces, splashing certain furniture points to achieve a connected and dialogic interior design.

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Groupe Scolaire Cranves-Sales | Christophe Rousselle architecte

Groupe Scolaire Cranves-Sales is a school designed by the architectural firm Christophe Rousselle architecte. In the search to adapt in the best possible way to the context, the project proposes fragmented volumes according to each program, thus allowing an adequate scale for the different uses and minimizing the misleading notion of a huge “UFO” type project, which would be more related to an urban school, in a denser environment.

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LAMI LACE | Chevli Architects

Lami Lace is a showroom designed by the architectural firm Chevli Architects. Built in this tight urban fabric, the intention was to create a quieter environment inside the showroom while meticulously displaying their products to increase client engagement. Along with artificial lighting, the four-level display spaces are naturally lit using glass roofs and floors. Meticulously detailed and crafted spaces were created using a neutral material palette to display colorful products. Neutral tones like greys and browns were crafted and benefitted the beautiful display section enhancing their colorful laces that popped out, bringing a certain vibrancy to the space!

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Chevli Architects

Chevli Architects is an architectural firm based in Surat and Canberra, established by Vikram Chevli. The team is curious and inquisitive, striving to better themselves through each project and each passing day. For the team, size, location, and budget are not a concern – they see each project’s unique challenges as a possibility to deliver the best outcome for their clients.

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SPA S.V. Farm | Dall’Ovo Magalhães Arquitetura

Dall’Ovo Magalhães Arquitetura designed SPA S.V. Farm, a farmhouse that incorporated several updates, revitalizing the entire building. In the barbecue area (gourmet space), we tried to create a contemporary environment, but one that recalled the old farmhouses, through the use of red, burnt cement on the walls and part of the lining. In addition to the wood and braided straw lining, the entire floor was replaced, and the woodwork was restored.

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Forest Retreat | Kariouk Architects

Forest Retreat is a rustic yet modern residence designed for holidays by the architectural firm Kariouk Architects in Ontario, Canada. The most powerful aspect of the design is the long, tent-like roof, which follows the site’s topography. The roof and its ridge beam became the design’s primary focus, shaping the circulation path through the home’s interior, ultimately extending a view toward the forest. Historically, the Canadian identity has been defined by our relationship to the land. Fulfilling the client’s mandate, the home honors that emotional connection through visual and material harmonization with its surroundings.

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Athita Hidden Court Chiang Saen Boutique Hotel | STUDIO MITI

Athita Hidden Court Chiang Saen Boutique Hotel is a hospitable space designed by the architectural firm STUDIO MITI. Based on the concept of making harmony in the context of Chiang Saen vernacular architecture. The architects designed the layout by making buffer space between the old temple and the new hotel. The entire functions were arranged by L-shape. The buffer zone was created for betweenness space and to reveal the beauty of the temple.

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Weekly Highlights 2022 #36

Archidiaries is excited to share the ‘Project of the Week’ – The Gully Home by ED+ Architecture. 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.

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A Red Oasis | UA Lab

A Red Oasis is a terrace development project designed by the architectural firm UA Lab. The project was to develop an open space for an office on the top floor. The requirements were to create an outdoor recreation space for the office staff. We conceptualized it as a multipurpose space engulfed by a green envelope creating a tranquil environment that is cut off from the noisy city so that they can make the most of their time off work.

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MO House | Laura Ortin Arquitectura

MO House is a residence designed by the architectural firm Laura Ortín Arquitectura. The project was conceived just when bodies and, after a few days, our minds were confined. Could this new household up another confinement? The team wonders. This will be, perhaps from now on, the new question to project. Because if architecture is good because it is flexible, bright, and healthy, it will endure confinement and any future situation. Because it will be adaptive, evolutionary, and caring.

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Laura Ortin Arquitectura

Laura Ortín Architecture is an architectural office based in Murcia, Spain, open to any kind of design. The team works on projects and management of new work, rehabilitation, reform, and furniture design—also technical consultancy and urban planning. The architecture, regardless of the scale, is faced with: respect, memory, hospitality, honesty, and always, always economy. The office defends the political (social) capabilities of architectural design. The small (or great) purpose is to get closer to Happiness.

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IPPUDO Vietnam | Takashi Niwa Architects

IPPUDO Vietnam is a restaurant renovated by the architectural firm Takashi Niwa Architects located in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The building design is kept to be as simple as possible. It is a place where activities and interaction occur between multi-layered screens. The space is designed to be comfortable and familiar with its surrounding. Therefore, families often utilize the comfortable dining space as a resting place while they are using the adjacent pool. The restaurant is a social hub within the area, where interaction and food are shared. The design approach of Ippudo Vietnam is a challenge to realize a social space that responds to changes. It grows as it ages with its surroundings.

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The Gully Home | ED+ Architecture

The Gully Home is a residence designed by the architectural firm ED+ Architecture that offered itself to the surroundings. It is also swaddled in its layers of privacy and barriers, shielding itself from the open environment it is placed in. The design brief was very simple, making it much more challenging. The 39’x93′ linear plot had its larger side facing the ocean front with a beautiful view of the Bay of Bengal. Like every beachfront property, a default requirement was to ensure that every part of the house had a view of the ocean.

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ED+ Architecture

ED+ Architecture is an architectural practice established by Ammaar Chowdry and Mridula Chowdry in Chennai in 2021. The fundamental underlying principle of the practice is envisioning the built form as a pragmatic realization of the client’s dream. At ED+, the architecture reflects the site and the context. Every design is made sensitive to the land on which it is built – complimenting the surrounding landscape and enhancing its capabilities.

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Office 543 | Charged Voids

Office 543 was designed by Charged Voids on a tight, 140-sqm plot in a busy commercial district in Mohali, Punjab. The narrow building, closed from two sides, has openings through two courtyards and multiple skylights, thereby maintaining optimum daylight and ventilation. An oval-shaped private meeting area emerges from the intersecting geometry of straight lines and an ellipse, resolving a complex design brief on the small footprint and creating a free-flowing spatial sequence.

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Charged Voids

Charged Voids is an architectural firm based in Chandigarh established by Aman Aggarwal. The firm explores the possibilities of a transcendent and spiritual character in architecture. The work of the award-winning practice is underpinned by a purposeful dialogue between Western modernism and elements of Indian architecture. Each project’s objective is to honor architecture’s universals: gravity, light, human perception, and nature. Aggarwal’s unique approach derives from a critical examination of the times we live in and the ecological and environmental factors that shape our collective experiences.

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Social Building + Main Entrance of Jardim Botânico II Residential – Barretos SP | Dall’ovo Magalhães Arquitetura

Social Building + Main Entrance of Jardim Botânico II Residential – Barretos SP is a public space designed by the architectural firm Dall’ovo Magalhães Arquitetura. The land of the social area, irregular format, was a great challenge to fit an extensive program of needs, with tennis court, multi-sport court, beach tennis court, playground, as well as the social building, composed of the party room, barbecue, toy room, gym, administration, and technical areas. Therefore, we set out to conceptualize a project that combines plastic beauty with cost appropriate to the customer’s needs.

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m.o.r.e CLT Cabin | Kariouk Architects

m.o.r.e CLT Cabin is a cottage designed by the architectural firm Kariouk Architects. The paradigmatic North American cottage is romanticized as a wilderness log cabin. Nonetheless, typical cottages are “woodsy” versions of suburban homes with every modern convenience. These buildings sustain the myth that appearing to be one with the land equates to a reduced environmental impact. The m.o.r.e. CLT Cabin inverts this idea by separating from the more sustainably constructed landscape than other cottages. This unraveling of eco-fictions is not cynical but optimistic.

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Kariouk Architects

Kariouk Architects is an architectural firm based in Ontario established by Paul Kariouk. Kariouk Architects has continuously operated with the belief that no work of real architecture comes from a formula. Instead, it must be grounded in fluid, rigorous, incremental explorations informed by in-depth personal dialogue with clients. Put simply; we delve before we design.

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Moreno duplex houses | Impulsar arquitectura

Moreno duplex houses is a residence designed by the architectural firm Impulsar arquitectura. The commission’s premise was to design two independent units for young families, which contemplates the adaptation of multiple realities to the spatial dynamics of the unit, giving versatile options of a link between an unknown future family and the living place. This point, working without a defined principal, added a degree of complexity that enhanced the proposal since it allowed us to reinterpret and rethink the entire single-family home, along with its relationships, spaces, and needs to adapt to the post-pandemic world.

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Impulsar Arquitectura

Impulsar Arquitectura is an architectural firm based in Rosario established by Gonzalo Rosell. The work embodies a personalized response to each individual brief, respectful of the environment and culture of each site and to each client’s expectations. The core values that drive the work of the team arise from a studio environment in which creativity thrives alongside technical expertise and experience.

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BMW Experience Center | ARCHIHOPE

BMW Experience Center is a commercial space designed by the architectural firm ARCHIHOPE. With a history of one hundred years, BMW is not only a car brand but also a kind of culture. Based on the changeable triangular texture unit seized from the conception car, NEXT100, the architects combined the geographical feature to create moving lines and connections in the Chengdu Baochuang BMW 4S Showroom, completing a unified and high-quality design from building renovation to landscape and interior space.

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ARCHIHOPE

ARCHIHOPE is an architectural firm based in Shenzhen and London established by Hihope Zhu. With the vision of “Building a Common Hope” as its development vision, it adheres to pursue multi-dimensional design solutions which will be constantly redefined with new experience. At the same time, it advocates the design idea of making full use of space, creating visual innovation and new user experience.

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Brick Screen House | HONEYCOMB architects

Brick Screen House is a residence designed by the architectural firm HONEYCOMB architects. The brick screen house is a renovation project envisioned as a synthesis of contextual parameters and user functional requirements. The project promises a better living environment for the client than the old congested, messy house, which also architecturally enhances the location’s climatic and contextual potential. The main design intent was to blur the boundaries between the built and the natural elements.

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