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California Residence in San Diego by Zaha Hadid Architects

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects
More projects by Zaha Hadid

An introverted sculptural structure unfurling towards the ocean and the private courtyards within: a powerful dichotomy between intimacy and exposure. A design characterised by a formal tension between straight and curved surfaces and a dynamic roof gesture delineating the boundary between private and shared space. The brief called for a single family house located at the top of a residential area overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

California Residence

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: California Residence
  • Location: San Diego, USA
  • Design Area: 1200m2
  • Floor Area: 11000ft²
  • Site Area: 20000ft²


nr1977 in Tokyo, Japan by mihadesign

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Article source: mihadesign

This is a renovation project of a room of an apartment for a married couple and their four children. Under the condition of approximately only 70 square meters for a room, we thought it was impossible to divide the common space and the individual rooms.

Interior View (Images Courtesy sadao hotta)

  • Architect: mihadesign
  • Name of Project: nr1977
  • Location: Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan
  • Floor area ratio: 71.5 m2
  • Design: April 2010 – September 2010
  • Beginning of construction: September 2010
  • Completion: October 2011
  • Photographer: Sadao hotta


Bishan Residential in Singapore by Safdie Architects

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Article source: Safdie Architects

Safdie Architects has announced plans for a distinctive example of re-imagined urban living, designed by Moshe Safdie for mixed-income use. Unveiled in Singapore this week by Capital Land Residential Singapore and Mitsubishi Estate Asia, developers of the project, the new housing complex will be located on a 129,137-square-foot site in the heart of Bishan Central—one of Singapore’s most significant outlying residential areas. The condominium complex will comprise approximately 509 apartments, across two 38-story towers, and will incorporate private terraces, many common public spaces, and sky gardens. The design has been evolved from Safdie’s groundbreaking Habitat ‘67 by the architect and his firm, in a series of recent such projects, also including Golden Dream Bay in Qinhuangdao, China.

Night view

  • Architects: Safdie Architects
  • Project: Bishan Residential
  • Location: Habitat ’67, Is Unveiled


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