Posts Tagged as: Tropical Architecture

Creative Lab House | Meeta Jain Architects

Creative Lab House | Meeta Jain Architects

Ar. Meeta Jain began with the very fundamentals, as Creative Lab House being one’s ‘haven’, a private ‘container’ through which one also connects to “elements of nature and neighborhood”.

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Reforma | Perez Palacios Arquitectos Asociados

Reforma | Perez Palacios Arquitectos Asociados

Reforma 108 is a residential project located in San Angel, in southern Mexico City. The plot has a rectangular dimension of 10 x 20 meters. The concept of the house establishes a dialogue between positive and negative space.

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E&A 64 HOUSE | Taller Estilo Arquitectura

E&A 64 HOUSE | Taller Estilo Arquitectura

EA64 HOUSE is a living space located in Merida´s historic center that seeks a dialogue between colonial and contemporary architecture. The Patios or courtyards are a real composition system, making them the main element that configure the structural order, the interior and exterior visuals which are part of the path.

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Rolling Stones Estate | Meeta Jain Architects

Rolling Stones Estate | Meeta Jain Architects

A group of 5 friends serendipitously came together when a beautiful site in the outskirts
of Bengaluru, fell into their laps. The site is a beautiful retreat aloof the bustling city, as it merges with the farmlands around.

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Inclined House | i2a Architects Studio

Inclined House | i2a Architects Studio

The highlights of the ‘INCLINED HOUSE’ are its well defined tilted drop away roof and the balanced play of geometric forms. The client Mr.Subeesh A.S, settled abroad, wished for a simple yet elegant house for his nuclear family.

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Ankit Gems | Essteam Design Services LLP

Ankit Gems | Essteam Design Services LLP

Located in an Industrial Park not far from the city, the architecture of the Ankit Gems is a brutal expression as made of a form finished concrete box that encompassed large space on each floor which can be divided as per needs by partition making it a workspace.

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Dau – Dau House – House from Viet Nam | Landmak Architecture

Dau – Dau House – House from Viet Nam | Landmak Architecture

Dau- Dau house is built on a land plot of 9m wide x 11m deep, near the intersection (traffic light) of the large street where many of vehicles. Landmak architecture design by creating a box block with a minimalist front and started cutting (sculpting) the windows and logia positions to get the light for the rooms inside.

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Casa HANNAH | Workshop: Design + Construction

Casa HANNAH | Workshop: Design + Construction

Casa Hannah, in Merida, Yucatan, is a project that maximizes spatial sensation, by playing with double heights and integrating the exterior with the interior.

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Captain’s Residence | i2a Architects Studio

Captain’s Residence | i2a Architects Studio

Set amidst Southern Kerala’s sumptuous green backdrop of rubber plantations, The Captain’s Residence, captures one’s attention right from the far access. The dwelling morally gels in its natural context with its exemplary features popping out to catch the eye’s gentle attention.

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Cross Stitch House | FMD Architects

Cross Stitch House | FMD Architects

The brief for Cross Stitch House was to create new Living spaces, relocate the kitchen and bathroom and improve access to natural light. The functional requirements of the client were simple. The only particular requirement was to find a place in the design for 3 tapestries that her mother had made.

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Kindergarten Rodrigo Lara Bonilla | FP – Arquitectura

Kindergarten Rodrigo Lara Bonilla | FP – Arquitectura

In order to integrate and dispose of nature in the educational spaces, the Kindergarten is implanted in the space available between the trees, allowing a large green area with trees to surround the project on all internal fronts.

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UHP Synagogue | Equipo de Arquitectura

UHP Synagogue | Equipo de Arquitectura

The project is the product of an international competition to restore an old construction that was used as a Synagogue at the Hebraic Union of Paraguay. The design includes locating two prisms, one as a threshold and the other as the holy enclosure. These two volumes converge at the union and they complement each other, structurally and morphologically.

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North Perth House | Nic Brundson

North Perth House | Nic Brundson

The North Perth House is an urban-infill project in inner-city Perth. Located on a small block, the design responds by providing a variety of spaces, determined by a simple structural arrangement.

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Nha Tan House | Landmak Architecture

Nha Tan House | Landmak Architecture

NHÀ TẰM is one of the residential house projects being redesigned for improvements by Landmak Architecture company. The house is located in the high class Ciputra Hanoi urban area, with the original premises being constructed in bulk approximately 15 years ago.

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Sun Shed Renovation | Mix Architecture

Sun Shed Renovation | Mix Architecture

The design of Sun Shed Renovation starts in the countryside and ends in the countryside. Our design concept stems from a rural scene: the blue sky, innocent fields, buzzing frogs, the fragrant air in the shade of the trees. It attracts you to stay, stay, or suffocate, or play. You can feel the protection of the sun and the moon, the cold and the hot summer, and you can feel the power of nature.

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Samaranch Memorial | Archiland

Samaranch Memorial | Archiland

The Samaranch Memorial is designed to commemorate Samaranch and spread the Olympic spirit. It presents the image of the five rings of the Olympic Games. An infinity shaped building form contains a ramping loop and creates a natural flow sequence of entrance, exhibition, roof gardens and servicing functions in one generous gesture.

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The Shield – Mantory Exclusive | Landmak Architecture, JSC

The Shield – Mantory Exclusive | Landmak Architecture, JSC

Mantory Exclusive is a brand name built on love and passion for watches and high-end mobile phones. For those who prefer the differences, beautiful watches are separately and privately ordered (Bespoke) is a way for them to tell the story of their own personality. Landmak architecture have designed a showroom to display and introduce the products (watched and cell phone) with the spirit of Mantory.

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The Tiing | Nic Brundson

The Tiing | Nic Brundson

Situated on the northern coast of Bali, the Tiing has been designed as a ‘reward for the intrepid’. Understanding that this project would need a point of differentiation to pull people out of the well-worn tourist paths of southern Bali, the Tiing is a boutique resort embedded into its local and cultural context.

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Lluvia | Perez Palacios Arquitectos Asociados

Lluvia | Perez Palacios Arquitectos Asociados

Lluvia is a single family residence located in Jardines del Pedregal, South mexico city. It is located in a residential area, and site has neighbouring constructions. One of its main qualities is the natural vegetation found at the back, which became an important asset in the architectural scheme.

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The Extend House(Refurbishment) | Landmak Architecture, JSC

The Extend House(Refurbishment) | Landmak Architecture, JSC

The Extend house’s one difference from the neighbor’s house is that it is connected from two Semi-D. Fence separating two Semi-Ds is removed, two garden spaces links together. Landmak Architecture build an unclosed awning near the road and join two Semi-Ds with a bridge made of steel structure and transparent glass behind the house.

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El Porvenir Children Center | Taller Sintesis

El Porvenir Children Center | Taller Sintesis

These vaulted pavilions house the classrooms that have a direct link with a series of courtyards. This allows adequate ventilation and lighting but also enables a direct relationship between the children and nature, giving the landscape a permanent presence in the educational spaces and enabling the effective integration of the classrooms with nature.

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CLT House | FMD Architects

CLT House | FMD Architects

CLT House is a bridge between architectural thinking and sustainable construction methods. It is a poetic and pragmatic balance between architect and builder, whose relationship developed from the concept design to ensure a highly considered outcome.

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MM Office | Michel Macedo Arquitetos

MM Office | Michel Macedo Arquitetos

MM Office is part of a retrofit on an existing building. With no walls, this open space office is explored by the addition of a cube in wood and glass. Positioned on the ground floor this cube creates a smooth transition between the street and its interior serve as a meeting space for rest and social gatherings.

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Sky House | MIA Design Studio

Sky House | MIA Design Studio

This house in the midst of a skyscraper town aims to have a deep horizontal and vertical connection between human to human and human to nature in this house together with being open and airy.

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THE COCOON HOUSE – Refurbishment | Landmak Architecture

THE COCOON HOUSE – Refurbishment | Landmak Architecture

Cocoon house is a block in a row house in the expensive New Urban area, but now seem to be neglected after the economic crisis in Vietnam. While Landmak Architecture designed Cocoon house in such a way where they still have access to nature but also appreciated the security factor.

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Kodikara House | Lalith Gunadasa Architects

Kodikara House | Lalith Gunadasa Architects

Straight and pure lines, simple forms, wide opening views and huge volumes with lots of natural light characterize this urban house for a young couple with busy lifestyle.

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Shenzhen Terraces | MVRDV

Shenzhen Terraces | MVRDV

MVRDV has been selected as the winner in a competition to design the 101,300-square-metre, mixed-use Shimao ShenKong International Centre. Located in Universiade New Town, Longgang District, Shenzhen, MVRDV’s Shenzhen Terraces was selected from 27 entries by international design firms. Designed with sustainability as a focus, the completed project will form the core of the thriving university neighbourhood, acting as a new three-dimensional urban living room with more than 20 programs, including a small gallery, library, and outdoor theatre.

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LT Houses | Michel Macedo Arquitetos

LT Houses | Michel Macedo Arquitetos

LT houses by Michel Macedo Arquitetos in Pato Branco, Brazil is inserted on a growing urban area where the buildings designs are predominantly repeated. The post-tensioned structure allows flexible plants, generating possibilities for different arrangements, fulfilling the needs of the market and the families who live there.

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Can Tho House | Landmak Architecture

Can Tho House | Landmak Architecture

CAN THO House is designed for a young couple family. The family is the blending of two different cultures as the husband was born and raised in Hanoi, North of Vietnam and his wife was born and raised in the Southwest Vietnam.

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Concrete phrontistery | Tarik Zoubdi Architecte & Mounir Benchekroun Architect

Concrete phrontistery | Tarik Zoubdi Architecte & Mounir Benchekroun Architect

The OCP institute for socio-educational promotion is a high school project, emerged from a desire to provide a new teaching building, fit for the 21st century education, for the children of OCP group workers in El Jadida, following a growing number of primary and middle school students last few years.

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Carrizal | Perez Palacios Arquitectos Asociados

Carrizal | Perez Palacios Arquitectos Asociados

Carrizal is located at the south of Mexico City. The project was to be developed as a set of eight private houses set in the same property. The location is a residential area; the irregular lot is adjoined in two of its sides—in the Norwest and the southeast, which allows for two different accesses.

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Casa Campinarana | Laurent Troost Architectures

Casa Campinarana | Laurent Troost Architectures

The preservation and valorization of Campinarana – a type of Amazon forest characterized by small trees, whose soil is shallow and clayey – was the starting point for the concept of the project. To minimize deforestation and preserve as much as possible of the Forest, the main architectural strategy for construction in the 20 x 40 m plot was the reversal of the classic housing typology.

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Jakob Factory | G8A Architecture & Urban Planning + Rollimarchini Architekten

Jakob Factory | G8A Architecture & Urban Planning + Rollimarchini Architekten

The Jakob Factory project offered the design partnership of rollimarchini architekten from Bern and Swiss-born G8A Architects the unique opportunity to propose a highly innovative and highly specific manufacturing space, set to become a design reference for tropical sustainable architecture.

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Villa House Renovation | Bruno Rossi Arquitetos

Villa House Renovation | Bruno Rossi Arquitetos

The renovation of this house in Campinas – Brazil started by understanding the client’s personality that had chosen to buy this residence that had separated rooms and fragmented spaces.

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Leisure Pavilion by the Dam | Bruno Rossi Arquitetos

Leisure Pavilion by the Dam | Bruno Rossi Arquitetos

The ‘Leisure Pavilion by the Dam’, in a São Paulo state interior farm, takes advantage of large water containment basins used for irrigation in the orange plantations. Located in the rural area of Santo Antônio de Posse, the project was designed considering the existing wooden kiosk with thatched roof, to create a space that values outside living, leisure, and contemplation.

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Floating Pavilion | Bruno Rossi Arquitetos

Floating Pavilion | Bruno Rossi Arquitetos

A shading plane over the water. The floating pavilion represents a building with no clear boundaries, without beginning or end, mimetized in the landscape, over the diffusive and reflexive territory of a water containment basin in a farm on the interior of São Paulo state – Brazil

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Tatersal Amador Aguiar | Bruno Rossi Arquitetos

Tatersal Amador Aguiar | Bruno Rossi Arquitetos

The Tatersal Amador Aguiar consists in a complex to support Valonia Farm, an estate dedicated to cattle auctions field, located in Lins, a city in the interior of São Paulo State – Brazil.

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La Quinta | Pablo Perez Arquitectos Asociados

La Quinta | Pablo Perez Arquitectos Asociados

La Quinta is a weekend house in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato. After visiting the site and considering the requirements of the program, we reached the conclusion to respect the identity of the place, built context and height of the neighbouring pre-existent walls. These existing walls played an important role and set the limits that would define the empty space contained in the house.

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Casa Cova | Anonimous

Casa Cova | Anonimous

One of Oaxaca’s fastest developing touristic destinations, Casa Cova is arranged on a land piece between the Pacific Ocean and the Oaxacan mountain range of 328 ft by 115 ft on the seaside, that sits just 230 ft away from the coast. The project’s program was designed as a vacation home for two families which involved creating two different compounds of private rooms that connect through the common recreational areas.

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Brick Curtain House | Design Work Group

Brick Curtain House | Design Work Group

The Brick Curtain house is a perfect epitome of how a plane curtain itself. It stands out and connects to surroundings – both at the same time. The brick façade provides an ideal backdrop for the living area and major interaction spaces aesthetically adding simplicity and integrity to the design.

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RG House | Michel Macedo Arquitetos

RG House | Michel Macedo Arquitetos

Conditioned by an environmentally protected area on the backyard, the RG house diverges into two distinct priority facts, one environmental and another human: the uneven topography, characteristic of the city, and the contemplative value that the preserved vegetation offers to the residents on the most private limit of the lot.

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Beach House | Bruno Rossi Arquitetos

Beach House | Bruno Rossi Arquitetos

The beach house of Prumirim is located in the northern coast of the São Paulo state – Brazil, it is laid out among the thick Atlantic woods of the Sao Paulo shoreline, a few meters from the sea. The project intended the house to be a vacation retreat for the couple and their 3 children as well as the main home for the couple to enjoy retirement among the natural landscape.

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JK House | Michel Macedo Arquitetos

JK House | Michel Macedo Arquitetos

Composed by two fundamental aspects: structural design and nature, JK house merges building elements into a beautiful valley landscape in Paraná state – Brazil, interrelating the geographical aspect and the local topography. Implemented as a stone inserted into the landscape, the raised ground floor on a single plateau is bounded by a concrete wall at a more private level relative to the street, adding the pool at its edge minimizing landfill impact.

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Tlalpuente | Pablo Perez Arquitectos Asociados

Tlalpuente | Pablo Perez Arquitectos Asociados

Tlalpuente project explores the relation of the house with its environment, as it is located in the middle of a forest known as Tlalpuente, in southern Mexico City. It has a 360º view of the surroundings and no neighbours.

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Down to Earth: an insight into the work and philosophy of Equipo de Arquitectura, Paraguay

Down to Earth: an insight into the work and philosophy of Equipo de Arquitectura, Paraguay

Horacio starts the presentation by introducing us to Paraguay and its architectural history. Paraguay is a country located in the middle of the South American sub-continent. He talks about Paraguay’s nomadic ancestors and how the country never really had an architectural style of its own. He then takes us through the journey of establishing their practice and what it means to use traditional materials close to their culture and heritage.

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Raw & Refine | Aamer Architects

Raw & Refine | Aamer Architects

Raw and Refine located in front of a bus-stop at a junction of a minor road and a busy main road, this reconstruction of a small bungalow house is attracting attention from the community for its dynamic form and interesting use of materials.

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Maison Kochi | Meister Varma Architects

Maison Kochi | Meister Varma Architects

Built on a tight 170 sqm plot for a family of four Maison Kochi also functions as studio and office in the South Indian city of Kochi. The west facing building is delineated in 2 volumes, the taller south-west block shading the shorter north-east one throughout the day.

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House B, Westcliff Ridge | Daffonchio and Associates

House B, Westcliff Ridge | Daffonchio and Associates

The clients’ brief was to create a sustainable modern home that exploited views from the site, which is situated just off the Valley road on the Westcliff ridge and overlooks the jacaranda trees of the Northern suburbs parks and Johannesburg Zoo.

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Paliam Veedu | Meister Varma Architects

Paliam Veedu | Meister Varma Architects

The brief was to design a home that could host their frequent visits and double up as accommodation for the multitude of classical artists and performers who grace the annual family festival. The design takes a cue from the traditional Kerala architecture around but introduces a gable to contain the building edges. A rainwater channel in polished cement replaces the eaves and helps direct water in a more controlled way for storage.

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Villa in the Palms | Abraham John Architects

Villa in the Palms | Abraham John Architects

Villa in the Palms is named after the 19 towering coconut palms that thrived for decades on the land, which dictated the villa’s concept and footprint. This four-bedroom house overlooks a field and a seasonal stream. Villa in the Palms is named after the 19 towering coconut palms that thrived for decades on the land, which dictated the villa’s concept and footprint. This four-bedroom house overlooks a field and a seasonal stream.

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Aranya | Openideas Architect

Aranya | Openideas Architect

Aranya, as the name suggests, was a project driven by being close to nature, not in her refined, cultured form but more as an organic presence. The ultimate objective was to create a structure that would age gracefully and subsequently become a part of the landscape.

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Wall House | Caio Persighini Arquitetura & Design

Wall House | Caio Persighini Arquitetura & Design

The volume device created by the composition of overlaid shapes (an extremely common architectonic character in Brazilian modernism), is based on a central axis of an apparently intransigent concentre, that extends to the main facade’s box until the back of the house, creating a perspective that leads the corridors to the inner areas, ending on a balance over the recreation area.

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Levi House | Caio Persighini Arquitetura & Design

Levi House | Caio Persighini Arquitetura & Design

The Levi house has a striking geometric reading, geometry in which we seek to strengthen the idea of lightness in the most prominent part of the project, the cube. This in turn, houses the rooms and walkways to access them. The issue of lightness is strengthened by its detachment with lateral support and with the materiality worked in the other elements that relate to the house and this relationship occurs throughout the project.

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Jublee School | Funktion Design

Jublee School | Funktion Design

The design addresses the general requirements of a CBSE school keeping in view the existing structure. The entrance axis is shifted to create separate pedestrian entry, assembly point and bus bays. The doubly loaded corridors are lit and ventilated with skylights.

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CYTA | Archetonic + Atiko Arquitectos.

CYTA | Archetonic + Atiko Arquitectos.

CYTA embeds itself into the city offering an urban lifestyle and a coherent design environment–from the small details to the building’s total design concept, resulting in a project with added value for its users and the city.

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Casa CRA | Estudio MMX

Casa CRA | Estudio MMX

In compliance with the local country club design criteria, the CRA House proves a stylistic hybridization strategy, with the double purpose of giving continuity to the character of the whole, while at the same time articulating, in an alternative way, the different spaces and the program of the house. By turning the house to obtain the best orientations and best views to the golf course, diagonal landscape spaces are created, articulating the closed and semi-enclosed spaces, always in relation to the open space.

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House as Tree of Life | Andyrahman Architect

House as Tree of Life | Andyrahman Architect

Trees also become a metaphor in architecture in the tropics, so the important thing in a house is a shade / shade roof, while the wall should be attempted to be a wall that can be passed light and air freely. This house is designed with that awareness as well, as a shade covered by a wall with holes (roster).

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Tresno | Realrich Architecture Workshop

Tresno | Realrich Architecture Workshop

Project Description (Text as submitted by the Architect) Located on the outskirts of Tangerang, Karawaci, one of the cities next to Jakarta, Tresno is the design of a simple tropical house in Jakarta. It’s simultaneously designed by the Geomancy principle creating 9 squares of the grid which forbids and allows some functions in the zoning […]

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37FC-House | ONG&ONG

37FC-House | ONG&ONG

37FC-House lies secluded within a residential pocket, siting on land that once contained a semi-detached house. The owner tasked architects to conceptualize a standalone house that would suit the needs of a multi-generational family. Maximizing plot boundaries, the final design resulted in a new 4-storey structure, complete with an attic and basement.

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Beat the heat with architecture

Beat the heat with architecture

AHMEDABAD: This year recorded the highest April temperatures in almost a decade, with mercury rising up to 43.7°C twice. Can citizens keep cool without air-conditioning? Architecture plays a major role in temperature reduction, as shown by two households — one in the western part of the city and one in a pol.

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