An exhibition dedicated to the RDAI Architecture agency of architects, winner of the 2014 Equerre d’Argent award for its project on the Cité des Métiers Hermès in Pantin, is on show at the Galerie d'Architecture in Paris.
A glass building such as Takeshi Hosaka’s Hongodai Christ Church School in Yokohama achieves a degree of coexistence between the natural and artificial worlds that is itself a contradiction. Takeshi Hosaka’s Hongodai Christ Church School uses architecture to propose a new way of learning.
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.
Rafiq Azam builds a family tomb in Noakhali, in southern Bangladesh. The architect views the tomb as a gateway between earth and heaven, reflected in the shape of the concrete cornice framing a stand of betel palms, the vertical lines of which contrast with the horizontal line of the roof. The project includes a single bench on which to sit in prayer before the grassy meadow where the dead are buried.
In Tokyo’s Ookayama district, famous in sustainable architecture circles for its building covered with solar panels measuring 100 metres by 30 metres, designed by the Tokyo Institute of Technology, stands a small private home built by Love Architecture with an exemplary internal layout and relationship with its surroundings.
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