The several awards winning project Step Up on Fifth by Brooks + Scarpa Architects was designed to accommodate 46 studio apartments, ground level retail space and subterranean parking. The building is loaded with energy-saving and environmentally materials/devices with 71% recycling rate achievement. The front facade is designed with a series of water jet cut aluminum [...]
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Japanese architectural firm yHa architects has recently completed the YNH house located in Tokyo, Japan. The facade has “autonomously” opening system grid-like continuous pattern and its size are “heteronomously” translated in relation to views or surrounding environment or interior function. yujin HIRASE, founder of yHa architects + Project description by yHa architects I thought mainly [...]
Terminal01 has designed the Dojima River Forum CAFE located in Osaka Japan. + Design statemetn by Terminal01 The cafe is situated on the second floor of the recently opened Dojima River Forum in Osaka Japan. Osaka city used to be called a water-capital. Rivers and canals once crisscrossed the city. There is a big solid [...]
Japanese studio Terminal01 has completed a house in Kitasaya located in Ehime Prefecture, Japan. “void” was placed at the center of the house, which is the main space of the house. This space is open up to the sky…family can feel the cycle of the seasons, weather, light, and so on, through this void space, [...]
Brazil-based architectural firm Progetto Arquitetura designed the house in Jardim Pernambuco 2. + Architect’s statement by Progetto Arquitetura +What was the guideline of the project? The guideline was to promote a maximum integration between the internal and the external areas, using a contemporary language. +Please comment the implementation of the Project in the site area. [...]
Japanese architect Takashi Yamaguchi & Associates has designed a house in Ise, Japan. The building is composed of two volumes arranged in parallel. A vertical void links the rooftop terrace and the light court on the first floor, drawing nature into the interior. Takashi Yamaguchi & Associates + Project description by Takashi Yamaguchi & Associates [...]
This house, project by Progetto Arquitetura, is situated in a rich neighbourhood in Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro. Its construction has been finished in 2010. The house is developed in an “L” shape, divided in 2 blocks, the smallest one housing only leisure activities, and support for outside activities, (swimming pool’s showers, barbecue, SPA, [...]
Sweden-based architectural firm Visiondivision has designed an extension to an old house on the Swedish countryside. + Description by Visiondivision Visiondivision was commissioned to design an extension to an old house on the Swedish countryside. The house should include a master bedroom, a room for clothing care, a work space and a space for coffee [...]
Denmark-based architectural firm BIG, in collaboration with realities:united, AKT, Topotek 1 & Man Made Land have won the the international competition to design a new Waste-To-Energy Plant in Copenhagen, Denmark. The new plant is an example of what we at BIG call Hedonistic Sustainability – the idea that sustainability is not a burden, but that [...]
French studio of architecture TVK has won the international competition for the project of the new Place de la République in Paris, France. + Here are the videos to explain the concept of the project.
Do you still remember the “Mountains & Opening House” designed by EASTERN design office that we’ve featured last year? It is a house and studio for a Japanese sneaker brand “Dragon Beard“. Designed with the philosophy of the brand “Dragon Beard“, the architecture is on a hill above the land where the business carries had [...]