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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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Sabine Marcelis at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion, Barcelona

01-01-2020 - Materials

Sabine Marcelis at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion, Barcelona

Dutch designer Sabine Marcelis crafted No Fear of Glass, a site-specific art installation in one of the most iconic spaces of the 20th century, the German Pavilion, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich for the 1929 Barcelona International Exhibition. A material connection between art and architecture.

Connecting with the history of Vienna, Renngasse 10 by 3XN

24-12-2019 - Materials

Connecting with the history of Vienna, Renngasse 10 by 3XN

The Danish architecture studio 3XN designed the Renngasse 10 apartment building in Vienna’s first district. A contemporary design that adapts to the surrounding historic buildings in a way that complements its neighbours, at the same time retaining its own identity.

DAS Lab designs Lost Villa Boutique Hotel in Zhongwei, Ningxia

19-12-2019 - Materials

DAS Lab designs Lost Villa Boutique Hotel in Zhongwei, Ningxia

On the banks of the Yellow River, not far from the desert heading towards Mongolia, the Lost Villa Boutique Hotel designed by the Chinese studio DAS Lab has been built in Zhongwei, Ningxia, China. The project strives to blend in with nature to avoid disturbing the landscape it invites you to enjoy.

Fogon, a restaurant in Riyadh by Hitzig Militello Arquitectos

06-12-2019 - Materials

Fogon, a restaurant in Riyadh by Hitzig Militello Arquitectos

The Argentine studio, Hitzig Militello Arquitectos led by Fernando Hitzig and Leonardo Militello has designed the Fogon Restaurant inside the Saedan shopping mall in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The architects paired the typical materials of a British pub with a contemporary aesthetic to match the context.

Casa Nivana, a desert hideaway by RED Arquitectos

28-11-2019 - Materials

Casa Nivana, a desert hideaway by RED Arquitectos

The Mexican studio RED Arquitectos headed by Susana López Gonzalez has completed a house that looks as if it was born from the land, in a harmonious symbiosis with its natural context in Baja California.

BANDe Architects designs the GreenMonster Lab in Beijing

20-11-2019 - Materials

BANDe Architects designs the GreenMonster Lab in Beijing

The team from Chinese studio BANDe Architects have turned the basement level of Kuntai Jiarui Cultural Center into a multifunctional space called GreenMonster Lab. Their concept is based around reorganising the existing environments and using different materials and forms to create an immersive experience

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