House C-VL – an original take on a bungalow renovation. In renovating this 1960s-era bungalow, certain areas in the house were kept undefined. This left a lot of room for the personal interpretation of the residents, so that the house came to life very spontaneously. Three squares. A living space that could be doubled at maximum, a deep, narrow lot and an uninspiring original construction: those were the raw ingredients for the renovation of this bungalow.
Heritage buildings are precious treasures passed down to us by our ancestors. They are also intangible cultural gifts for all mankind, a discovery of the past. Nevertheless, as time changes, ancient Chinese architecture, either destroyed by the forces of wars or nature, is gradually losing its original glory, making the protection and restoration of ancient buildings an urgent matter in this contemporary world.
"The is among the first concepts shared by society and architecture", states and Pippo Ciorra, curators of the exhibition called , on display at Garagem Sul / Centro Cultural Belém, in Lisbon. The show, which is the unfolding of another one previously held at the in Rome, gathers pieces from the huge collection of the Italian institution and seeks intersections with contemporary Portuguese architectural production. Its main topic – the , the – has never been more discussed than right now.
Calatrava's design for the , now more than a decade in the making, finally broke ground this week. When ready, the project will serve as a venue for exhibitions and cultural events and will feature a Performing Arts Building, an Orchestra Hall and a Theatre, among other amenities.
"Aigües de Vilajuïga" is a building complex that cannot be understood without the essence and presence of the water flowing under it. An underground aquifer of carbonated water that has flown non-stop since 1904. The wells and the buildings scattered in the area are the tip of a world that has never seen the light of day.
A multidisciplinary design team led by global architecture firm was selected as the winner of an international to design the Airport East Integrated Transport Hub. The winning design, which was inspired by the Mangrove tree, will provide travelers effortless transfers between high speed rail and other public transportation means in a new green and interactive way.
seem to be a memory of the distant past. These mega-scale events once brought us culinary staples, technological advancements, and introduced some of the most notable examples of architecture and landmarks that impact how we think about design and construction even in the present day. Throughout the numerous fairs and expos that were held, architectural discourse itself significantly advanced and the pomp and circumstance that surrounded these muscular flexes of international innovation reimagined what life would be like in the decades to come.
Located in a narrow, elongated lot, Parhuis corresponds the users’ need of having a private space by separating the building purposes with clear function of public area at the front and private area at the back. Having longer side facing east and west sun is seen as a design challenge with potentials rather than as constraints, therefore, secondary wooden skins are placed in the west façade to reduce sun heat and radiation. The dynamic placement of secondary wooden skins making Parhuis, a house full of flowy and playful spaces, created by twist and elements of surprise given by spatial elements, with the context of seamless indoor-outdoor to increase health and mental well-being.
The church adds a welcoming new gathering space to the community of and creates a connection between the town square and the church. This modern church aims to open up towards the community in a bright, honest and welcoming atmosphere intergrating the local urban context and everyday scenes in the centre of the city. Created for it’s 300 members it also functions as a conference and lecture hall. In addition the church is attached to Garveriet, a mixed-use building with a popular sustainable restaurant and bakery. The area around the church and Garveriet has been developed through the usage of play- grounds and plant beds together with MARELD Landskapsarkitekter to expand and develop over time.
It is the construction modification of a family house in Prague, which was completed and reconstructed several times as an originally recreational building from the 1930s for permanent residence. Considering these interventions, its stability was no longer sufficient. The fundamental decision was thus to complement and in general stiffen the construction with a steel corset. Another problem was the original mansard roof, which had a thickness of only 15 cm.
The gymnasium and swimming hall, planned by cantonal architect Hans Luder and completed in 1967, is part of the Vogelsang school complex in Basel's Wettstein district. The striking building is composed of two perpendicular halls, their ancillary areas and a former caretaker's house, which is connected to the halls by an elongated canopy.
Last November, , the Iraqi Ministry of Culture, and the Iraqi Sunni Endowment jointly announced an international for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the historical Al Nouri Complex in Mosul. One of the oldest cities in the world, Mosul ("the linking point" in Arabic) is beginning a recovery process following years of conflict, guided by an initiative aptly titled "Revive the Spirit of Mosul." The rehabilitation of the Al Nouri Complex, which dates originally to the twelfth century and has constituted a core facet of city life since, is a central part of this initiative, and is intended to signal the city's resilience, hope, social cohesion, and reconciliation in the aftermath of the conflicts. Six months after the competition was originally announced, winners have finally been chosen.
Matheus Farah e Manoel Maia Arquitetura (MFMM Arquitetura) is responsible for the first and tallest wooden building in Brazil, located at Avenida Faria Lima, São Paulo. Designed to host the concept store of premium chocolate brand Dengo, the building has 4 floors and was entirely structured in wood - an unprecedented feat for the Brazilian architecture and construction industry.
The special thing about the planning for the kindergarten in was that it is a building for children. That sounds simple, but such a task is always a challenge because you can't coordinate with the actual users during the planning and construction period. So it means putting yourself in the shoes of a child again and taking on their perspective when designing the rooms. This is very exciting, because children naturally do not waste any thought on DIN standards, administrative regulations, and the like, and we as architects are required not to let these thoughts come to the fore. Our goal was therefore to create a place where everyone can feel welcome.
SMOORE Liutang Industrial Park locates in Xixiang Street, Baoan District, , at the northeast corner of the Liutang Park and adjacent to the Christian Baoan Church. The project covers an area of 5,017 square meters, and has a total floor area of 13,658 square meters, including 6,260 square meters in Building 2 and 7,398 square meters in Building 3. In the 1980-90s, a large number of small and medium-sized manufacturing plants came out in this area, which however, has been gradually surrounded by new residential communities, parks, offices, and related infrastructures due to the rapid process of urbanization. As a result, the area has changed from the outskirt of the city to the center, production workshops began to move away, and the old industrial buildings were facing urban renewal and function upgrade.
The character of this four-bedroom family home in , South Florida, designed by SAOTA, arose largely through an engaged creative response to its distinctive setting. The house is located on a pie-shaped lot in the city of Golden Beach, an affluent and exclusive small municipality on a narrow strip of land between the Atlantic Ocean on the east and the Intracoastal Waterway to the west.
As the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States, has emerged as one of the world's most well-known universities. Organized into ten academic faculties and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, it is spread across 200 acres and centers on Yard in . Developed along the Charles River adjacent to the Allston neighborhood of Boston, has the largest financial endowment of any academic institution. This has supported a number of different campus building projects across the university’s history.
Entitled “A Roof for Silence”, the Lebanese Pavilion at the 17th International Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, will investigate the question of living together, tackling the issue of coexistence through a questioning of the spaces of silence, and by putting into dialogue architecture, painting, music, poetry, video and photography. Curated by , founder of , in collaboration with and , the national pavilion will be on display at the Magazzino del Sale (Zattere), from May 22nd to November 21st, 2021.