The Manum Residence recently completed by Rafiq Azam is located in Chittagong, in southeast Bangladesh. As in all his buildings, in the Manum Residence Rafiq Azam uses concrete and brick, water and greenery in unusual ways to represent his idea of sustainability.
The finalists in Next Landmark 2014, the architecture contest held by Floornature, include ASA studio’s Early Childhood Development & Family Centers. ASA or active social architecture designed and built Early Childhood Development & Family Centers sponsored by UNICEF in 9 districts of Rwanda. The first two centres were built by the local people under ASA studio’s guidance.
An accurate functional restoration and new constructions by Pollard Thomas Edwards architects characterise The Granary, the building at the heart of the masterplan for the Creative Industries Quarter in Barking, London. The British architects’ vocabulary gives a new identity to an industrial complex which was shut down some time ago on the River Roding, creating a unique work of contemporary architecture.
Contemporary architecture with strong roots in the past, by Boonserm Premthada, a finalist in the first “Next Landmark” international architecture contest. Kantana Film Institute in Thailand’s Nakhon Pathom province uses handmade brick to design monumental walls and perspective spaces.
The design of the Cassia Coop, a training centre for cinnamon production in Sumatra, is inspired by the desire for action of an emerging architectural practice, Tyin tegnestue Architects, which uses local labour and materials to create this sustainable building.
In Jyväskylä, home of the Alvar Aalto Museum, the Kuokkala district houses the church of the same name, designed by Lassila Hirvilammi architects of Finland. The building on the market square is designed to form the heart of the community, which sees itself reflected in the use of sustainable materials and handcrafting techniques in the construction.
The architects of Project Orange reclaim unused spaces in an old factory at 192 Shoreham Street in Sheffield, England. The project adapts spaces originally built in Victorian times for use as a bar/restaurant and raises them with a duplex structure to contain office space, making the project into an urban landmark.
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