Anandi by Avartan design studio is a residence that fosters a sense of tranquility and offers refuge from the hectic pace of everyday life. This residence seamlessly combines traditional aesthetics with modern sensibilities, offering a harmonious blend of functionality and serenity. The design incorporates elements that mimic the surrounding landscape, making the home visually appealing and in tune with its environment.
Avartan design studio is an architecture practice based in Maharashtra, founded by architect Rohit Jagadale.
EskewDumezRipple’s architectural design for the Louisiana Music and Heritage Experience Museum is influenced by musical instruments and music itself. The building’s exterior is inspired by the hollowed-out body of a guitar, and various instruments, including violins, guitars, and brass instruments, are represented by sinuous and flowing lines in certain elements and building details both inside and outside the structure.
Nara House by Nirostina Nisani effectively deals with the challenge of the limitation of a narrow and disordered form of land in terms of design criteria. The house functions in order of access by having the original store section in front. The central area has an inner courtyard that separates the store from the main house and exposes the natural light and the space inside. The design is playful yet simple, and it is hard to predict its functions from the outside.
Nirostina Nisani is an architecture firm based in Thailand.
Archidiaries is excited to share the Project of the Week – One Tree Hill | Samira Rathod Design Atelier. 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.
Skip House by KiKi ARCHi is an interior design project that emphasizes the diversity of living space through clarifying space layers. By utilising the original spatial qualities, KiKi ARCHi made the decision to create an open, simple “half-floor living room” that can connect everywhere. The original functions that were fractured are reintegrated in the home as the natural and smooth circulatory relationships come into reality.
Concon Hotel by ARB Architects is a project with seven floors that appear to float in the sky, separated from each other by stilt-like columns. The design is inspired by the feeling of nooks and crannies created when a piece of the old town is transformed by its social history. The goal was to create the sense of the cramped living quarters’ extension, where people still find small spaces of their own where social interaction is still possible.
ARB Architects is a design firm that possesses expertise in developing projects in transitioning economies and adapting to diverse cultures. Their experience enables them to assume responsibility for all aspects of any particular project from feasibility analysis to final implementation. As such, the firm is well placed to handle significant and complex commissions both in terms of scale and program at any given time and any location.
‘Nexus Innovation Hub’ is an architecture thesis by Bichoy Fathi Zaki Thaoufilis, from Faculty of Fine Arts – Department of Architecture, Helwan university, that seeks to maximise the site’s potential and design a smart, adaptable structure that can host a variety of events. designed to promote tech education, research, and community outreach.The proposal promotes tech education, research, and community outreach. The project, which is the first of its kind in Egypt, establishes a new benchmark for sustainability and shows that living structures are achievable in even the most extreme climates.
Gymnasium Beekvliet by MVRDV is an architectural renovation project that upgrades the look of a secondary school and also makes it contemporary again in terms of sustainability. This goal was to create a challenging and stimulating learning environment for pupils and provide space for meetings and interaction. The addition of a new auditorium to the front of the building was also required.
Alarine Earth Home by Zarine Jamshedji Architects is a home that blends into the land and landscape without being intrusive to the context. Unlike a conventional home, there is no main door to this house. One enters below an array of solar panels into a seamless communal living, dining, and kitchen space and further into a column-free sit-out that merges ahead, uninterrupted with the landscape and the paddy.
Selected Academic Projects
Zarine Jamshedji Architects is a design and architecture firm that balances and draws inspiration from both aesthetic and technical aspects. Even though the firm is titled as an architectural practice, its boundaries go beyond that. They look at any design solution in the same way as they deal with architecture. They enjoy the creativity offered by the smallest of design projects and the discipline the larger ones bring on a very different scale.
TEJ House, designed by Neogenesis+Studi0261, is an architecture project that tries to achieve a contemporary idiom out of conventional materials. The architectural planning and built form of the building are formulated with the placement of three distinct blocks, varying in dimensions, connected by a common plinth and parabolic roof, giving it a monolithic elevational expression yet a functional separation in terms of utility.
LE’PRECIOUS by Salone Del Salon is an interior design project that seamlessly blends two clues of time and emotional transition into the space. By incorporating the passage of time from dusk to dawn and by depicting the emotional changes from excitement and anticipation to moments of confusion and anxiety, and finally to a sense of fulfillment and hope, the space truly captures the essence of the transitional moments of sentiments.
Le XV by TAA (Taillandier Architectes Associés) is a housing project that creates a structured entrance to the city which defines the urban space while creating a landscaped public garden. This project is above all an urban project which must ensure a transition between the station square and the historic heart of the village. The buildings are therefore naturally located along this road in order to maintain the alignment, to structure the road and especially the entrance to the town.
Owl Creek Ski House by Skylab is built on the idea that a physical place can deepen the connections between friends, families, and nature. The idea was to create a number of common areas with a lodge-like feel, all surrounded by locally sourced, naturally worn materials, with minimal visual distinction from the outdoors. This home emphasises improving and reviving social ties and fostering connections to the local environment.
Shiva Stuthi by Wright Inspires is an architecture project that creates dramatic visuals and indelible memories by incorporating free-flowing and peaceful living spaces. The home incidentally features three eye-like skylights that can be allegorically associated with Lord Shiva. The plan and the volume of the spaces were therefore worked on carefully to improve the efficiency of the built spaces that blend in seamlessly with the exterior.
Wright Inspires is an architecture firm based in Bangalore, founded by architect Prathima Seethur. They believe in creating spaces that can blend aesthetics and functionality with a deep connection to nature. They are committed to executing sustainable, energy-efficient ‘green spaces while also catering to their clients’ expectations and requirements with respect to the functional aspects of the space.
‘The Hidden Heaven’ is an architecture thesis by Iyad Sawaftah from Faculty of Architecture and Design, University of Petra, that aims to uplift the human spirit by allowing visitors to fully experience the wide variety of natural wonders that abound in the Wadi Bin Hammad region, Jordan. This unique initiative promises a multisensory experience that reinvigorates the soul thanks to its broad array of natural assets and dedication to sustainable tourism.
The architecture project Jin Wellbeing County, by Shma Company Limited is a living complex filled with serenity and multi-generation spirit amidst seamless harmony with nature, therefore, flourishing a good quality of life. Diverse activity dynamics are designed through ‘Retreat’, ‘Engage’ and ‘Create’ concepts which enhance all-round living experience. Through research, ‘The Seven Dimensions of Wellness’ are embedded in the landscape design of the project, marking beneficial approaches for aging life.
Joana’s (Apartment) by TriKa Arquitetura is home interior project that renovates a comparted house into a cozy, modern and versatile space in order to meet the needs of a toddler’s upbringing. The goal of the project was to convert compartmentalised and dedicated spaces to more flexible usage that promoted cohesion. The apartment removes some of the divisions from the original plan so that uses could overlap as spaces became more continuous.
The Regimented House by LIJO.RENY.architects follows a simple yet formal built form, with the large front yard and backyard being divided by hard landscaping grids to establish a sense of boundary. A grid layout was designed to incorporate various types of landscaped courts that helped in effectively blending the residence with nature and lessen its otherwise imposing presence.
Bay Area Discovery Museum by Olson Kundig honours the architectural significance of the historic site and the museum’s child-focused mission. The master plan re-purposes two campus buildings for the museum’s updated programs and creates new research-backed permanent exhibits. A phased approach to planning and construction strategically positions the museum for longevity and long-term resilience.
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