S-AR

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S-AR

S-AR is an architectural design studio based in Mexico (Monterrey and Mexico City). S-AR was formally established as a professional firm in 2006. Their work focuses on the design and development of architectural projects of several scales and typologies, from private, experimental, and social houses to architectural installations, educational buildings, furniture design, and other objects, including books and independent publications about architecture.

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Weekly Highlights 2022 #33

Project of the Week – Tsingpu Yangzhou Retreat | Neri & Hu Design and Research office

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Weekly Highlights 2022 #33

Archidiaries is excited to share the “Project of the Week”. 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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LBA | Balance Architettura

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LBA | Balance Architettura

LBA is a residence renovated by the architectural firm Balance Architettura. The intervention is a recovery of an attic of a building in Turin whose final intention of the client is the primary use for Airbnb. The project thus becomes an opportunity to create an environment that can accommodate future tenants in the best possible way and simultaneously give them a moment of relaxation and peace. The building structure in reinforced concrete becomes the central project element.

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Narrow Brick House | Srijit Srinivas – ARCHITECTS

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Narrow Brick House | Srijit Srinivas – ARCHITECTS

Narrow Brick House is a residence designed by the architectural firm Srijit Srinivas – ARCHITECTS. Despite the narrowness of the building envelope, the interior spaces did not compromise on the ingress and movement of light and air circulation. The design also took advantage of the longitudinal slope of the site via a stepped-down floor plate following the natural contours of the land and, in the process, optimized foundation costs.

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SHED 2.0 | Studio ii

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SHED 2.0 | Studio ii

SHED 2.0 is a mixed use space designed by the architectural firm Studio ii. The project was conceived as an extension of this landscape and articulates a rather contemporary program with largely traditional spatial vocabulary. The core program is further layered with forecourt, verandas, courtyards and mezzanine spaces that reminisce traditional Guajarati architectural terms of an agrarian household like ‘faliyu’, ‘otlo’, ‘ osri’, ‘chowk’ and ‘maliyu’. These peripheral extensions into the landscape make the spaces more humane and impart a sense of time that is slow and profuse.

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Paradise House | Agustin Lozada + Gonzalo Perrote

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Paradise House | Agustin Lozada + Gonzalo Perrote

Paradise House is a residence designed by the collaboration of Agustin Lozada and Gonzalo Perrote. With the premise of breaking the limits within the house, it was decided to limit the changes of uses within the same spaces. The hard chores such as kitchen, laundry, and bathrooms, function as large tablets of services that simultaneously fulfill the function of limiting the spaces inside. In this way, the flexibility that is perceived in the space is an exquisite dynamic in which various functions and uses are combined in a large container space without any interruption to the other.

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The Brick Lantern House | Studio Biomorph

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The Brick Lantern House | Studio Biomorph

The Brick Lantern House is a residence designed by the architectural firm Studio Biomorph. The resultant building envelope was a carefully crafted parametric brick facade that responded to the prevailing climate for better building performance. The house’s layout is mainly dictated by vastu and the client’s requirements. The project highlight is the parametrically crafted façade that acts as a porous skin for the first-floor family living and semi-outdoor space. The brick skin is carefully designed with the play of Brick projections and perforations envelopes the upper floor’s north and west sides.

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Studio Biomorph

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Studio Biomorph

Studio Biomorph is an architectural firm based in Bengaluru established by Sandeep Raj and Karthica Kalyanasundaram. Studio Biomorph stands by the intent of crafting spaces that are well morphed with the environment and client’s aspirations. Essentially, we deliver sustainable architectural solutions on the lines of “Designing with Climate, Time & place.” Ever since its conception, Studio Biomorph has strived to make a significant impact through simple Architectural Adaptations and methodologies.

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Fuel Station + McDonald’s | Khmaladze Architects

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Fuel Station + McDonald’s | Khmaladze Architects

Fuel Station + McDonald’s is a recreational project designed by the architectural firm Khmaladze Architects. Given the central location and, therefore, the importance of the site, it was decided to give back as much area as possible for recreation to the city by limiting the footprint of the building and vehicular circulation. This resulted in one volume with all programs compressed within. Spaces are composed so that two major programs – vehicle services and dining- are isolated from one another, both physically and visually so that all operations of fuel station are hidden from the view of the restaurant’s customers.

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Maria Rosa House | VAGA

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Maria Rosa House | VAGA

Maria Rosa House is a residence designed by the architectural firm VAGA. The project was conceived from the desire to build an urban refuge, in which the residence, although located in a dense and busy urban context, was able to provide an atmosphere of peace and tranquility to the owner and her guests, enhancing the living spaces and the relationship with the backyard at the back of the lot. The search for keeping the original nature of the construction and the integrality of the set in which the house is inserted guided a proposal conceived from simple interventions to expand the existing construction through specific actions for the readjustment of uses to meet the customer’s needs from a functional point of view.

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VAGA

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VAGA

VAGA is a multidisciplinary architectural firm based in Sao Paulo. VAGA operates in territories of practice and research, exploring the boundaries between architecture, urbanism, and design. Conceived by the Brazilian architects Fernando O’Leary, Pedro Domingues, and Pedro Faria, the studio is an open space that works as a gathering point for people and ideas.

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Obra Luyaba | Barrionuevo Villanueva Arquitectos

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Obra Luyaba | Barrionuevo Villanueva Arquitectos

Obra Luyaba is a residence designed by the architectural firm Barrionuevo Villanueva Arquitectos. The project defines the need to generate shelter and works on the construction logic that rethinks the economy, resources, human needs, and contained space. The work support inhabitation and contemplation, and the compositional synthesis had to be total. The structure supports the loads, defines the space, uses and material expression, in collaboration with the wooden sieves, condition and intend the sunlight and the visuals.

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