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Fri 29.7.

De Alliantie HQ by Studionindots (NL)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 29.07.2016 - Tagged as: ,

de Alliantie HQ by Studionindots

Photo © Peter Cuypers


Studioninedots’ design transforms an existing 1970s office building on the Lucent site in Hilversum into the new headquarters of de Alliantie, a Dutch housing corporation. The most eye-catching intervention involves the removal of large areas of infill floors and walls from the sturdy concrete structure. This creates a spectacular four-storey-high void, the light and lively new heart of the building that connects the different departments. (text by Studionindots)


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Maruhiro - Hasami ceramics Flagship store by Yusuke Seki

Photo © Takumi Ota


Maruhiro is the leading producer of Hasami ceramics which includes pottery and porcelain. Named for the region including Hasami, Nagasaki prefecture, this area has a history of ceramic tableware production and wholesale distribution dating back to the early 17th century. (text by Yusuke Seki)


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LHM kindergarten Design by Moriyuki Ochiai Architects (JP)

Photo © Atsushi Ishida


We designed a playful and exciting environment suitable for implementing this kindergarten’s educational policy, which focuses on bringing up children that can think, learn and act independently. In doing so, we created a space in which seasonal changes can be experienced to the fullest by taking advantage of the glass windows facing a garden outside of the building to usher the great outdoors into the kindergarten. (text by Moriyuki Ochiai Architects)


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Rosenberry Residence by les architectes FABG (CA)

Fotograf: Steve Montpetit


This residence located on a large wooded lot near Sutton in the Eastern Townships region is conceived as a bi-generational family cottage for a financier now based in Asia and his parents still living in Montreal sharing it for family holidays in summer and winter. (text by les architectes FABG)


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Soho Farmhouse by Michaelis Boyd Associates (GB)

Photographer: © Soho Farmhouse


Soho House & Co’s in-house design team collaborated with London-based architecture practice Michaelis Boyd on the development of Soho Farmhouse, the new countryside retreat set across 100 acres of rolling countryside in Great Tew, a village in the Oxfordshire countryside. Soho Farmhouse includes 40 individually-designed cabins assembled around original farm buildings, complemented by the addition of contemporary new buildings. (text by MICHAELIS BOYD ASSOCIATES)



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Sat 9.7.

Splice House: Renovation by Stukel Stone (AU)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 09.07.2016 - Tagged as: ,

Splice House: Renovation by Stukel Stone (AU)

Photographer: Katherine Lu


The genesis of this project was a Dutch couple falling in love with Australia and wanting to make a home in the Sydney suburb of Wollstonecraft. The brief was distilled to the desire for spaces that were at once both tropical and austere, a wonderful contradiction which lead to a unique renovation of a typical semi-detached Federation dwelling. The project was ambitions in its aspirations, and Stukel Stone were the second architects to make an attempt for the owners. (text by Stukel Stone)



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Stable in West Flanders by Studio Farris Architects (BE)

Fotograf: Koen Van Damme


Studio Farris Architects transformed a small barn into an office with meeting room, library, office desks and a resting/reading area. The original façade was restored and new openings were created in a functional way. A new “box” was designed and inserted into the original volume, and consists of a new shell that accentuates the pure form. This box-in-box system allows to improve energy efficiency and avoid any chemical reactions with sulphates in the ground and walls of the original farm. (text by Studio Farris Architects)



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Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre by Renzo Piano Building Workshop (GR)

Photographer: © Michel Denancé


The Stavros Niarchos Cultural Centre is located in Kallithea, 4 km south of central Athens. An important cultural and educational project, the site will comprise the National Library of Greece and the Greek National Opera in a 170,000 sq m landscaped park. Currently a parking lot left over from the 2004 Olympic Games, once the site of a racetrack, the project restore the site’s lost connections with the city and the sea. (text by Renzo Piano Building Workshop)



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