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Circle House by Kichi Architectural Design, photo: Ippei Shinzawa

Circle House by Kichi Architectural Design, photo: Ippei Shinzawa

The facade creates the image of three overlapping circles rising up from the expansive lawn. A refreshing energy seems to ripple outward across the lawn. The interior blends a tatami-floored Japanese space with a modern-vintage space. The white walls surrounding the indoor space maintains privacy while allowing for plenty of sunlight. (text by Kichi Architectural Design)

 

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Alejandro Aravena, photo: Cristobal Palma

Alejandro Aravena, photo: Cristobal Palma

The Pritzker Architecture Prize honors a living architect or architects whose built work demonstrates a combination of those qualities of talent, vision, and commitment, which has produced consistent and significant contributions to humanity and the built environment through the art of architecture. This year Chilean Architect Alejandro Aravena has been selected as the 2016 Laureate. Watch the announcement video below for a selection of his work and his perspective on architecture in is his own words.

 

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Tue 12.1.

Airwell House by ADX Architects (SG)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 12.01.2016 - Tagged as: ,

Airwell House by ADX Architects. photo: Edward Hendricks

Airwell House by ADX Architects. photo: Edward Hendricks

The house is an inter terrace house in the lush verdant surrounds of Thomson suburbs, facing the fields of James Cook University. Our clients were a couple who had bought the old single storey house as their matrimonial home. The intention was to demolish and rebuild a new house. (text by ADX Architects)

 

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Aimer Lingerie Factory by Crossboundaries, photo: Yang Chao Ying

Aimer Lingerie Factory by Crossboundaries, photo: Yang Chao Ying

When Aimer first approached Crossboundaries in 2004, it requested a factory compound of 14000 sqm gross floor area that could house conventional storage, manufacturing, and a 300-people dormitory by individual functions. However, as Aimer grew rapidly in China, the leadership quickly foresaw the importance to upgrade its operation shifting from a production-focused business to a genuine fashion brand. In order to reinforce its brand image and adapt to a maturing economy, Crossboundaries was asked to add a Research and Development office, a 23000sqm distribution center as well as spaces to showcase its products. The realized facility of 53000sqm in 2014 represents a successful collaboration between Aimer and the designers in rethinking the future of the Chinese brand that integrates production, brand building with the well-being of employees. (text by Crossboundaries)

 

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Fri 8.1.

Pé no Monte by [i]da arquitectos (PT)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 08.01.2016 - Tagged as: ,

Pé no Monte by [i]da arquitectos, photo: Joao Morgado

Pé no Monte by [i]da arquitectos, photo: Joao Morgado

Located on the Alentejo Coast, the Monte Novo da Cruz is a rural property strongly characterized by a gently undulating land with slopes sometimes relevant. The presence of a curtain of high trees along the south-eastern perimeter of the site and a dense vegetation near a south-western stream stand out in the landscape. (text by [i]da arquitectos)

 

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L_Square House by Wise Architecture, photo: Noh Kyoung

L_Square House by Wise Architecture, photo: Noh Kyoung

At a glance, it seems the building exterior is all covered up with bricks but as you review deeply, the ground floor level opens up in L shape to communicate with the exterior space. This characteristic of the ground floor reflects the extroverted personality of the landlord. Meanwhile, the upper part of the house is formed as an L shape with a cantilevered bridge framing the courtyard. (text by Wise Architecture)

 

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Sun 3.1.

The Upper House by AFSO / André Fu (HK)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 03.01.2016 - Tagged as: , ,

The Upper House by AFSO / André Fu, photo: Michael Weber

The Upper House by AFSO / André Fu, photo: Michael Weber

“With an intention to create a small intimate hotel reminiscent of a private residence, I have purposely conjured a sense of tranquillity throughout the design and ambience of the hotel,” says André Fu. The result is a sophisticated modern-oriental residence, designed with respect to balanced geometry and symmetry, providing all the comforts of a stately home. The palette is restrained with the use of bamboo and lacquered panels to create an oriental sensitivity, but the hotel remains international. (text by AFSO / André Fu)

 

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The Former Rocks Police Station by Welsh + Major Architects, photo: Katherine Lu

The Former Rocks Police Station by Welsh + Major Architects, photo: Katherine Lu

Designed by Government Architect James Barnet in the early 1880’s, this imposing building has served many purposes over its lifetime, including for a long time, a police station, complete with holding cells. The adaptation as an elegant new café/restaurant creates a new chapter in the rich history of this significant building. An exercise in restrained and respectful design, Welsh + Major’s design celebrates the qualities of the original building and breathes life into the adjacent public domain. (text by Welsh + Major Architects)

 

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