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Lily Nails – Nail and Eyelash Salon(Yau Tang Store) in Beijing, China by Arch Studio

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Article source: Arch Studio

Lily Nails is a nail and eyelash salon that owns numerous chain stores in Beijing and Shanghai. To meet the needs of environmental upgrade of the brand, Arch Studio was commissioned to do the design for the brand’s new store in Yau Tang Shopping Centre, Beijing. The store is a rectangular space with an area of more than 60 m2

Image Courtesy © Jin Weiqi

Image Courtesy © Jin Weiqi

  • Architects: Arch Studio
  • Project: Lily Nails – Nail and Eyelash Salon(Yau Tang Store)
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Photography: Jin Weiqi
  • Design Team: Han Wen-Qiang, Song Hui-Zhong, Huang Tao
  • Design Company: Arch Studio
  • Project Address: Yau Tang Square, Chaoyang District, Beijing
  • Design Time: 2016.01 — 2016.03
  • Construction Time: 2016.04 — 2016.06
  • Area: 66 m2

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A Rejuvenation of Pushkar Lake in Rajasthan, India by James London Mills

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Article source: James London Mills 

The Rejuvenation of Pushkar Lake explores how religious and cultural narrative can be utilised as a means of informing holistic sustainable design via abstracted knowledge and systems process.

Image Courtesy © James London Mills

Image Courtesy © James London Mills

  • Architects: James London Mills
  • Project: A Rejuvenation of Pushkar Lake
  • Location: Pushkar, Ajmer, Rajasthan, India

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Sauna Löyly in Helsinki, Finland by Avanto Architects Ltd

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Article source: Avanto Architects Ltd

Sauna culture

Sauna bathing is an essential part of Finnish culture and national identity. There are only 5,4 million Finns but 3,3 million saunas. Public saunas used to be common in bigger cities but now that most new apartments have sauna of their own, public saunas have decreased dramatically in number. There are only a couple remaining. As a sense of community is becoming a more and more important part of new urban culture, many new public saunas are being planned. With Löyly (meaning the steam that comes when you throw water on hot stones in a sauna) Helsinki will offer foreign visitors a public sauna experience all year round – a must when visiting Finland.

Image Courtesy © kuvio.com, Marc Goodwin, Mikko Ryhänen

Image Courtesy © kuvio.com, Marc Goodwin, Mikko Ryhänen

  • Architects: Avanto Architects Ltd
  • Project: Sauna Löyly
  • Location: Hernesaarenranta 4, Helsinki, Finland
  • Photography: kuvio.com, Marc Goodwin / Archmospheres, Mikko Ryhänen / Joanna Laajisto Creative Studio
  • Client: Antero Vartia and Jasper Pääkkönen, Kidvekkeli Oy
  • Operator: Royal Restaurants
  • Project management: Qtio Oy
  • Assistants: Antti Westerlund, architect SAFA Hiroko Mori, architect, Laura Nenonen, student of Architecture, Xiaowen Xu, student of Architecture
  • Interior architect: Joanna Laajisto Creative Studio / Joanna Laajisto (restaurant, terrace  furniture, sauna lounge interior design)
  • Structural design: Ramboll Finland Oy / Hans Wilkman, Teemu Nyyssönen
  • Total cost: 6,0 m€
  • Capacity: restaurant 150, terrace 300, sauna up to 96
  • Gross Area: 1071 sqm (without covered space under the cloak)
  • Terrace area: 1510 m2 + roof terrace 249m2 + look out terrace 58 m2
  • Design and completion: 2011 – 2016
  • Construction: 2015- 2016

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V-OFFICE in Bangkok, Thailand by Scaleup Architects.Co.,Ltd

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Article source: Scaleup Architects.Co.,Ltd

The V-OFFICE project is an office building renovation project. The old building structure that was used as the editing studio and office will be minimally improved. The building’s exterior design pays attention to the elements and proportions to be used for decorating the building facade to create an image of a new building and uniqueness of the building to be memorable.

Image Courtesy © Jirayu Sornnuwat

Image Courtesy © Jirayu Sornnuwat

  • Architects: Scaleup Architects.Co.,Ltd
  • Project: V-OFFICE
  • Location: Town In Town, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Photography: Jirayu Sornnuwat
  • Client: V-CAN Group
  • Area: 1,321 sq.m
  • Year: 2015

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Cerrado House in Moeda, Brazil by Vazio S/A Arquitetura

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Article source: Vazio S/A Arquitetura

The Cerrado House was built at the foothills of the Sierra da Moeda, a mountain range in the state of Minas Gerais. The three-bedroom house has a rooftop pool and a wide staircase that leads to the rooftop terrace. The rooms are right under the swimming pool and have views of the sierra, the Cerrado and its twisted trees. Louvers on the northern and western faces protect against the inclement sun.

Image Courtesy © Gabriel Castro

Image Courtesy © Gabriel Castro

  • Architects: Vazio S/A Arquitetura
  • Project: Cerrado House
  • Location: Moeda, Brazil
  • Photography: Gabriel Castro, Silvio Todeschi, Carlos Teixeira
  • Authors: Carlos M Teixeira, Leonardo Rodrigues (collab. arch.), Daila Araújo (collab. arch.), Frederico Almeida (collab. arch.)
  • Structural design: RAD
  • Electrical design / Plumbing: Matheus Elias
  • Construction: Nova Engenharia
  • Total area: 320 m²
  • Closed area: 142 m²
  • Site: 3 ha.
  • Project: 2013
  • Construction: 2014 – 2015

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Cinema House in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea by UTAA

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Article source: UTAA

This ‘Cinema house’ is not only life space for client’s family but also work place for client who works on film PR. The site has level difference and it is facing a small park on the south. So client wants to capture this natural view and sunshine. Additionally, he needs simple and efficient circulation with modern concept.

Image Courtesy © Park sehwon

Image Courtesy © Park sehwon

  • Architects: UTAA
  • Project: Cinema House
  • Location: Jungni-dong, Icheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Photography: Park sehwon
  • Architect in Charge: Kim Chang Gyun
  • Design Team: Bae Young Sik, Jo Myung Sun, Kim Hye Jin
  • Structure: Light –weight wood frame
  • Area:
    • Site area: 447.90 m2
    • Bldg. area: 80.01 m2
    • Total floor area: 129.00 m2
  • Year : 2016

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Concrete House in Johannesburg, South Africa by Nico van der Meulen Architects

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Article source: Nico van der Meulen Architects

From the inception of this project; the client brief, existing house and contextual setting were all factors to consider carefully before pursuing the extensive alteration and additions to a modest hillside house. From concept to documentation and ultimately implementation, the project was guided by this clear understanding.

Image Courtesy © Nico van der Meulen Architects

Image Courtesy © Nico van der Meulen Architects

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Growing House in Ukraine, Russia by Berezanskyy architects

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Article source: Berezanskyy architects

The project allows to alternately expand the functional space of the house depending on the changing needs and growth of the family. The house consists of main base unit and several additional ones. The base unit (128.5 m²) is the principal. It consists of living room, bedroom, kitchen-dining room, boiler room, bathroom, toilet facilities. It is a fully independent living unit. The additional units which are the children’s rooms, bedroom, cabinet, garage and terrace join to the base unit in the designated areas. The additional units can be added to the main unit at the same time or alternately depending on the real needs and opportunities of the residents. Thus, the house can “grow” with your family building up the necessary functional areas.

Image Courtesy © Berezanskyy architects

Image Courtesy © Berezanskyy architects

  • Architects: Berezanskyy architects
  • Project: Growing House
  • Location: Ukraine, Russia
  • Authors: Aleksandr Berezanskyy , Ekaterina Zakharova
  • Area: 238 m²

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Cherry Blossom House in Black Forest, Germany by Uber Raum Architects

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Article source: Uber Raum Architects

This award-winning family home is situated close to Strasbourg, in a village famous for its cherry trees and cherry schnapps. Presented with a naturally beautiful site, and constrained by a modest budget, we resolved to design a building that engaged with its natural environment. The house is highly methodical in its plan, and dramatically augmented by the selective framing of views.

Image Courtesy © Uber Raum Architects

Image Courtesy © Uber Raum Architects

  • Architects: Uber Raum Architects
  • Project: Cherry Blossom House
  • Location: Passivhaus, Black Forest, Germany
  • RIBA stages: 1-6
  • Year: 2014
  • Status: Completed

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JORDI AND ÀFRICA’S HOME in Montuïri, Spain by TEd’A arquitectes

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Article source: TEd’A arquitectes

The house is located on a plot, not very large. This situation invites to compact the house on one side, continuing the alignment of the street façade while maximizing the patio with good solar exposure.

The house occupies a corner plot. For this reason, instead of adopting the usual uni-directional organization (street-patio), of houses between medians, the proposal is organized in two perpendicular directions. The house does not have a dominant direction. The house wants to look in all directions.

Image Courtesy © TEd'A arquitectes

Image Courtesy © TEd’A arquitectes

  • Architects: TEd’A arquitectes (Jaume Mayol, Irene Pérez)
  • Project: JORDI AND ÀFRICA’S HOME
  • Location: C. Mestre Josep Porcel, 26. Montuïri, Spain
  • Promoter: Jordi Biel Mayol i Àfrica Serra
  • Area: 311 m2
  • Design: 2010 – 2012
  • Construction: 2012 – 2015

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