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ORA and a house inside a ruin

03-08-2020 - Materials

ORA and a house inside a ruin

The young designers from the architecture firm, ORA based in Znojmo, Czech Republic, completed a house inside the remains of an old building in Zadní Arnoštov, a village in the Moravia region. A project for the grand architecture that respects its layers of history without creating a historical fake.

The Shuyang Art Gallery by UAD a showcase for traditional calligraphy

20-07-2020 - Materials

The Shuyang Art Gallery by UAD a showcase for traditional calligraphy

The Architectural Design & Research Institute of Zhejiang University (UAD) has designed an art gallery which focuses on traditional Chinese calligraphy in Shuyang, China, the birthplace of this art. The striking materiality of this architecture is set off by the three fundamental colours of Chinese calligraphy - black, white and red.

ALENCASTRE 360, a house in Mexico City by HEMAA

17-07-2020 - Materials

ALENCASTRE 360, a house in Mexico City by HEMAA

With ALENCASTRE 360, the Mexican architectural firm HEMAA has created an outstanding private home in Mexico City. Underlying the project is the desire to preserve the existing trees and incorporate them into the architectural concept.

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Scenic Advisement Offices by Feldman Architects

06-09-2018 - Materials

Scenic Advisement Offices by Feldman Architects

The design team from Californian firm Feldman Architects are behind the conversion of the 1909 Bricca stables on Battery Street, San Francisco, now home to the offices of an investment bank.

Taller Héctor Barroso, Entre Pinos, Valle de Bravo

27-08-2018 - Materials

Taller Héctor Barroso, Entre Pinos, Valle de Bravo

Mexican architectural firm Taller Héctor Barroso has built a complex of five houses in the Bravo Valley, a region much loved by the inhabitants of Mexico City for out-of-town trips, as a destination for escaping from the metropolis.

Living in Potsdam and respecting the historical context

22-08-2018 - Materials

Living in Potsdam and respecting the historical context

Architect Ingo Andernach has built a single-family house in Potsdam near Berlin, Germany, which combines contemporary materials like concrete with full respect for the UNESCO World Heritage site of Potsdam's castles and parks.

Hangzhou Neobio Family Park by Li Xiang

21-08-2018 - Materials

Hangzhou Neobio Family Park by Li Xiang

In the wake of the resounding success of the Neobio Family Park in Shanghai, Chinese designer Li Xiang, head of X+Living, has designed a new indoor theme park, this time in Hangzhou.

Wutopia Lab designs an all-white bookstore in Xi’an, China

23-07-2018 - Materials

Wutopia Lab designs an all-white bookstore in Xi’an, China

Shanghai-based architecture studio, Wutopia Lab recently completed a bookstore of the Zhongshu chain in Xi'an, one of China's oldest cities, and the capital of thirteen dynasties.

Make Architects and the Portsoken Pavilion in London

17-07-2018 - Materials

Make Architects and the Portsoken Pavilion in London

Portsoken Pavilion, a sculptural monocoque structure by Make Architects, has been unveiled as part of the City of London Corporation’s transformation of a 1960s gyratory into a high-quality, new-millennium public space.

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