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Posts filed under 'Architecture'

Thu 11.2.

Nanjing Wanjing Garden Chapel by AZL Architects (CN)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 11.02.2016 - Tagged as: ,

Nanjing Wanjing Garden Chapel by AZL Architects, photo: Yao Li

Nanjing Wanjing Garden Chapel by AZL Architects, photo: Yao Li

The project – a 200 square meter small chapel, is located in Wanjing Garden along Nanjing’s Riverfront. Hosted by priests from Nanjing Union Theological Seminary, it supports religious activities like worship and wedding services. This wood and steel structured chapel has gentle exterior shape as well as strong interior space infused with mysterious religious power. Its plain material doesn’t fail in expressing the delicate construction logic. (text by AZL Architects)

 

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Sewdley Street by Giles Pike Architects

Sewdley Street by Giles Pike Architects

Our intention with this dilapidated Victorian workshop building in Hackney was to fully restore it, both to enhance its design and its practicality as a 21st-century dwelling. Our first client meeting involved the discussion of demolishing the building and constructing a new house but it was agreed that the existing building had a unique and unconventional character, and that we could generate a successful design by working within the existing fabric of the building. (text by Giles Pike Architects)

 

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House in Divcibare by .exe studio, photo: Relja Ivanić

House in Divcibare by .exe studio, photo: Relja Ivanić

The house is located near the popular tourist resort Divčibare, on the slope of Mount Maljen in western Serbia. Although the plot has been overrun with small pine trees, it still bears the original character of the open field. To minimize disturbance to the site and as a reference to the surrounding hilly terrain, the house is built into the hillside. (text by .exe studio)

 

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Mon 8.2.

Kata Rocks by Original Vision (TH)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 08.02.2016 - Tagged as: ,

Kata Rocks by Original Vision

Kata Rocks by Original Vision

Sloping up from massive slabs of granite at the shoreline, each of the ten blocks are carefully positioned in three dimensions to ensure all Sky Villas have a clear, unobstructed view over the Andaman Sea. This has been aided by extensive computer modeling which has been used to prove our assumptions and fine-tune the design. (text by Original Vision)

 

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House CP by Alventosa Morell Arquitectes, photo: Adrià Goula

House CP by Alventosa Morell Arquitectes, photo: Adrià Goula

The most dominant architectural feature is the access of natural light inside the different spaces and rooms. This is due to a system of folding shutter blinds, that protect from the extra solar radiation; and a succession of vertical spaces and zenithal skylights. The fact of living in such a space in the middle of a big city can be considered a big challenge; if we have in mind that the length of the site is 17 m. (text by Alventosa Morell Arquitectes)

 

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Woodview Mews by Geraghty Taylor Architects

Woodview Mews by Geraghty Taylor Architects

Woodview Mews is the first realisation of GTA’s ‘LivinHome’ Housing typology. Borne out of ongoing R&D, LivinHome makes a strong contribution to the role of housing in creating and maintaining sustainable communities. It does this by offering pre-designed flexible accommodation that can be changed at any time from house, to duplex, to single apartments or even offices and shops with minimum physical intervention, resulting in reduced displacement for individuals and communities. (text by Geraghty Taylor Architects)

 

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Cloaked in Bricks by Admun Design & Construction Studio, photo: Mostafa Karbasi

Cloaked in Bricks by Admun Design & Construction Studio, photo: Mostafa Karbasi

A key characteristic of Iranian vernacular residential architecture was providing privacy for the residents which in the past was achieved through an introverted architecture often formed around a central private garden with all the openings oriented so that windows were rarely exposed on the outer faces. (text by Admun Design & Construction Studio)

 

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Tue 2.2.

Family Box Qingdao by Crossboundaries (CN)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 02.02.2016 - Tagged as: ,

Family Box Qingdao by Crossboundaries, photo: Xia Zhi

Family Box Qingdao by Crossboundaries, photo: Xia Zhi

As early childhood education progresses rapidly in China, Family Box recently opened its 6th branch in Qingdao, China. Crossboundaries’ design for the two-level 4400sqm facility offers the enterprise’s usual functions such as a children swimming pool, classrooms, open play areas and a cafe. Situated at the corner of a shopping mall, Family Box opens to the public with a transition zone, holding functions such as library, shop and try-out classes for potential customers and directs its member to the pool and member-only areas. (text by Crossboundaries)

 

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