I think that the conversation with at his experimental (and very international) studio in Tokyo was one of the most memorable experiences of my recent trip to Japan. Junya's visions for not just of his own architecture but for the profession were wholeheartedly inspiring. He thinks that architecture today is “not free enough.” He wants to diversify it, liberate it from so many architects’ insistence on following particular building types and, in general, our narrow expectations. He wants his architecture to be soft and loose and finds inspiration in such improbable metaphors as clouds or the surface of water. “We need to introduce more varieties of architecture to better address peoples’ dreams…I want to expand architecture into the future by creating new comfortabilities,” says Ishigami, whose two recent manifesto-like exhibitions in Paris questioned the very nature and purpose of architecture. He is a visionary and essential voice in what is perhaps the most unsettled of all professions.
The 12.5 hectare Chihilsitoon Garden laid in ruins for the past 26 years before a project by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture restored the site to former glory, incorporating 10,200 m2 of modernized or newly constructed rammed earth buildings to provide high-quality facilities for visitors.
Foreword This is a reconstruction project in Xinchang, . What is interesting to us is that this will be a very good opportunity to explore how to remould and upgrade the widely existing new rural villas in China to meet the needs of contemporary aesthetics and life under controllable conditions.
Benthem Crouwel Architects transformed an empty, neglected office building in South into a high quality, inspiring and sustainable office where all employees of the Goede Doelen Loterijen (Dutch Charity Lotteries) can work together. The building received the BREEAM rating ‘Outstanding’- making it the most sustainable renovated property in the Netherlands.
A new home raises the bar of architectural excellence and wellness design An unmissable luxury three-level mansion, which incorporates wellness technology throughout, stands out as a strong design statement in the upmarket neighborhood. Designed by FGR Architects, the home, located on Teringa Place, is the first in Australia to incorporate the wellness platform Darwin by global company Delos, which uses leading technology to monitor and purify a home’s air, filter water, adapt to natural light and mitigate harmful indoor environmental concerns.
The Civic Center in , Germany, occupies an important urban site at the entrance to the town, creating a cultural destination for music, theater and conference events. The Civic Center is a seven-cornered polygonal form. Due to the polygonal shape, a house without a back is created, which can respond individually to the diversity of the adjacent urban spaces. Still, a public plaza orients the building towards the town center.
Most architects who are parents have thought, at some point, about designing and building toys for their children. Paula Zasnicoff, a partner at, along with designer Andrea Gomes, decided to go for it and created the brand.
When the work finally comes to an end, the cleaning is done and preparations for the opening are underway, everything looks perfect. Coatings are all in their proper place, shining and with the intended color; wood surfaces are as yet unmarked and there is even a feeling of freshness and new life. Photographs mean that, for many, this vision of perfection is all that will ever be seen.
The renovation of the early 1900's apartment situated on the first floor of the ERTLER apartment building, located in the historic city center of , designed by the architect Mende Valer, characterized by the bi-dimensional decorative fields engraved in the masonry of the facade, aims to rethink the internal organization of the apartment space to fit the needs of the client.
Every famed design has an interesting story of how it managed to influence architecture and design through the years. Despite their impact, not all movements began with the same principles they managed to ultimately lead with, and is no exception. The clean-cut modernist archetype, which has pioneered architecture for a now, was once an experimental design institution of , unbound creativity, and handcraft, bridging the styles of and with Modernist designs.
“The Flying Photographer” is the name of the documentary that will showcase Sara Nunes (architectural film director from ) following the amazing journey of during the period of one year of travel to get the best architecture photographs from around the world.
Celebrate through the world's number one visual storytelling platform, . An for designers, is a constantly growing digital database of market sharing and stimulation. has changed not only how we gather precedents and our designs, but also our designs themselves. drives designers to create more shareable moments. As we continue to seek these dynamic encounters, let us not forget our forefathers of user experience design and the school.
In 1857 the construction of the first seaside resort on the island of Lido in Venice was opening a stage of splendor for the island when parties, concerts, events were happening. The two major hotels: Grand Hotel des Bains, completed in 1900 and Excelsior Palace Hotel, in 1908 were transforming the island of the Lido in one of the most desired and sought-after seaside resorts in Europe. The Cinema Festival Palace and the Casino Palace were attracting huge numbers of tourists.
There are six different areas in the space. The overall space has a height of 5.3 meters. Designed in different display areas on the basis of a naked blank; one bedroom, one garment area, main cashier, a living room, a dining room and a comprehensive display area.
The total construction scale of the Canal Vanke Centre is about 360,000 square meters, which is the third Vanke Center of Vanke . With five towers behind, this small building of less than 2,000 sq.ms is the most important activator along the 600-meter long axis of the public space. As innovation and experience center, it revolves Automobile-Internet industries. With unique space and diverse contents, it builds a new scenery of experience and drives the future of the auto-industry. It can be described as Small Building with Great Capacities.
“Mahapragya “ located in rapidly expanding zone of City; the mere solution of contemporary tropical urban living within plot area of 380.90sq.m. G+3 storey structure was planned to suit multifunctional purpose - An architectural design Studio on first floor, a house for small family on the second floor and the recreational space - amphitheater & terrace garden on the top floor.
The project is located in Geographic Information Town, south of Deqing County, China. It is, specifically, between Tashan No.2 Street and Tashan No.3 Street,and across Quyuan Road. Built on an island on The Phoenix Lake, the grand architecture is a window for the world to see Deqing County. The building’s above-ground area is 42,556 square meters, with a main structure of three floors andaheight of 23.95 meters, and the underground construction area is 29,507 square meters.
The site of school is located in Hanoi, which is asymmetric and surrounded by lots of tower blocks. The school comprises a kindergarten, primary, and secondary school. It not only has separated playgrounds divided by ages but also a common playground, which could be used by everyone. To fit in the asymmetric site and create playgrounds separately, the school is designed with a zigzag form through the site. Series of continuous spaces which like a loop combined with a flexible bridge corridor system creating serial changes and unexpected views for the users. By this design, classrooms are oriented to the North and South and maximize collecting of natural light and ventilation. The sports field, gymnasium and canteen are placed at the end of wind direction, as a result noises are effectively reduced.
Sorrel is a progressive extension and alteration to a small cottage on a sloping site in Paddington. The project explores the juxtaposition between historical context and contemporary architecture within a broader subtropical paradigm. In a somewhat controversial decision, the call was made to make a clear distinction between the small, original cottage and the new work, keeping their respective personalities distinct. The materials used are in stark contrast to the remnant cottage with a dominate use of concrete offering a deliberate counterpoint to the vernacular.