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Kite Roof House in Singapore by AAMER ARCHITECTS

Sunday, November 15th, 2015

Article source: AAMER ARCHITECTS

One of the main design challenges for this house was the rather tight triangular site with a narrow entrance from the street. Aamer’s design addressed these site limitations by turning them into opportunities. The house is arranged in an L-shaped configuration, with all the spaces oriented towards a triangular plot of private garden hidden from the street. At the street front, Aamer introduced a continuous mono-pitch roof from the attic to the car porch.

Image Courtesy © Amir Sultan

Image Courtesy © Amir Sultan

  • Architects: AAMER ARCHITECTS
  • Project: Kite Roof House
  • Location: Singapore
  • Photography: Amir Sultan
  • Owner: Mr Sundaraj Balakrishnan & Ms Amita Dutt
  • Civil & Structural Engineer: J S Tan & Associates
  • Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: —
  • Quantity Surveyor: K H Lim Quantity Surveyors
  • Contractor: KLT Builders Pte Ltd
  • Landscape: The Nature Co (S) Pte Ltd
  • Land / Built-up area: 541 m2 / 387 m2
  • Completed: 2008

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World Festival of Interiors 2015 announce category winners Day One

Sunday, November 15th, 2015

INSIDE – World Festival of Interiors has announced the best interior designs of 2015 across the categories of Hotels, Bars & Restaurants, Residential and Retail. The annual awards, which started at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, encompass the best interior designs from the past 12 months from around the globe and this years winners include a hotel lobby made from fragmented pieces of wood and a converted warehouse in Bangkok.

The Hotels category went to the aptly name Hotel Hotel. Located in Canberra, the design for the hotel centredaround a welcoming lobby constructed from fractured wood fragments that direct the visitors through the interior spaces and create a stark contrast to the polished walls that surround it. The project by March Studio was awarded the prize for their creative and passionate approach that saw the studio use unorthodox materials to create an unexpected result, a design approach that could have appeared soulless if executed by the wrong designer according to the judges.

  • Hotels category: Hotel Hotel by March Studio, Australia
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Hotel Hotel by March Studio, Australia, Image Courtesy © Peter Bennetts

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Hotel Hotel by March Studio, Australia, Image Courtesy © Peter Bennetts

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Hotel Hotel by March Studio, Australia, Image Courtesy © Peter Bennetts

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Hotel Hotel by March Studio, Australia, Image Courtesy © Peter Bennetts

Vivarium by Hypothesis claimed the Bars & Restaurants category for its thoughtful approach and clear connection to the area and the client’s brief. The project comprised of the conversion of a warehouse in Bangkok into a vibrant new restaurant. Serving a fusion of Thai and Japanese cuisine, the building honours the industrial heritage of the site and features contemporary additions with a vibrant use of colour.

  •  Bars & Restaurants category: Vivarium by Hypothesis, Thailand
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Vivarium by Hypothesis, Thailand, Image Courtesy © Hypothesis

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Vivarium by Hypothesis, Thailand, Image Courtesy © Hypothesis

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Vivarium by Hypothesis, Thailand, Image Courtesy © Hypothesis

Italian architecture practice MdAA won the Residential category for their Tree House. The regeneration of an old stable saw the practice create a statement column in the middle of the living space which has come to define the project. Monoform Living @ STRATA in Singapore by Produce Workshop was Highly Commended in the category.

  •  Residential category: Tree House by MdAA Architetti Associati, Italy
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Tree House by MdAA Architetti Associati, Italy, Image Courtesy © MdAA Architetti Associati

KKi Sweets and the Little Drom Store by Produce Workshop was awarded the Retail category. Created in the historic School of Arts in Singapore, the project created a direct connection with its parent building and features a series of volumes that form intimate spaces throughout.

  • Retail category: KKi Sweets and the Little Drom Store by Produce Workshop, Singapore
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KKi Sweets and the Little Drom Store by Produce Workshop, Singapore, Image Courtesy © Produce Workshop

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KKi Sweets and the Little Drom Store by Produce Workshop, Singapore, Image Courtesy © Produce Workshop

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KKi Sweets and the Little Drom Store by Produce Workshop, Singapore, Image Courtesy © Produce Workshop

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KKi Sweets and the Little Drom Store by Produce Workshop, Singapore, Image Courtesy © Produce Workshop

The four category winners were announced at the end of day one at the INSIDE – World Festival of Interiors and will be followed by a further five categories winners. The nine category winners will then go head-to-head on the final day to be named the World Interior of the Year 2015.

Trevose House in Singapore by A D LAB

Sunday, November 15th, 2015

Article source: A D LAB

Situated at a corner junction in a lushly planted residential neighbourhood in Singapore, the Trevose semi detached house, although featuring prominently on the street due to its location, is surrounded by mature rain trees and encircled by quiet sidewalks. The architects at AD Lab Pte Ltd were driven by the idea that the building should be a gentle continuation of its surroundings.

Image Courtesy © Masano Kawana

Image Courtesy © Masano Kawana

  • Architects: A D LAB
  • Project: Trevose House
  • Location: Singapore
  • Photography: Masano Kawana
  • Client: Mr Jonathan Chua
  • Project Team Members: Liu Yaw Lin, Warren Yenny Kusuma
  • Builder/ Construction Company: Builders 265 Pte Ltd
  • Civil and Structural Engineering Firm: CE Consulting Engineers
  • Site Area (sq-ft or sq-metres): 396.8sqm
  • Total Floor Area (sq-ft or sqmetres): 484.49sqm

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Berlin Olympic Stadium in Germany by gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

Sunday, November 15th, 2015

Article source: gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner 

On 27 October the International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities (IAKS) awarded an All Time Award for the Berlin Olympic Stadium at Koelnmesse’s Congress Centre North. The award was given in honor of both the operating company,  Olympiastadion Berlin GmbH, and the designers of the extensive conversion (2000 to 2004), gmp – Architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners, Berlin.

Main view from Olympischer Platz, Image Courtesy © Marcus Bredt

Main view from Olympischer Platz, Image Courtesy © Marcus Bredt

  • Architects: gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner 
  • Project: Berlin Olympic Stadium
  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Photography: Marcus Bredt
  • Design: Volkwin Marg and Hubert Nienhoff
  • Design team: Annette Menting, Nicolas Pomränke, Andreas Wosnik
  • Managers of planning partnership: Kemal Akay, Uwe Grahl
  • General project management: Jochen Köhn, Annette Menting (until June 2000)
  • Project managers roof: Martin Glass, Ivanka Perkovic
  • Project team roof: Katja Bernert, Dagmar Weber, Ralf Sieber
  • Project manager interior fixtures and redevelopment: Alexander Buchhofer (more…)

World Architecture Festival (WAF) 2015 Winners announced Day one

Sunday, November 15th, 2015

London, United Kingdom – A house made from scrap material, the proposed redevelopment of a Russian city ravaged by war and a vertical village in Singapore named winners in global architecture awards.

World Architecture Festival, the world’s largest international architectural event, has announced the first of two sets of category winners for 2015. Among Wednesday’s victorious practices are EAA Emre Arolat, Ole Scheeren/OMA and Populous.

Ranging from a house in Vietnam created from discarded materials to a reimagining of London’s Olympic stadium, each of winning projects will now compete on Friday, the final day of the festival, to be crowned World Building of the Year.

The completed buildings that were named as the best in show from today’s contenders were The Interlace, a ‘vertical village’ in Singapore by OMA and Buro Ole Scheeren which won the Housing category. Judges selected the project for its ‘radical and alternative approach’ to contemporary living in a tropical environment.

The Interlace, Singapore, by OMA/Buro Ole Sheeren, Image Courtesy © OMA/Buro Ole Sheeren

The Interlace, Singapore, by OMA/Buro Ole Sheeren, Image Courtesy © OMA/Buro Ole Sheeren

Saigon House, by a21 studio was awarded the House category for its ‘playful and communal’ approach to living. Built using bricks, roof and floor tiles, doors and windows, and furniture found in local scrap markets, last year’s World Building of the Year winner will return to defend their title thanks to this sustainable approach to construction.

  • House category: Saigon House by a21 studio, Vietnam
Saigon House by a21 studio, Vietnam, Image Courtesy © a21 studio

Saigon House by a21 studio, Vietnam, Image Courtesy © a21 studio

Another project which demonstrated a commitment to using locally sourced materials and resources, the Cam Thanh Community House won the Completed Building: Civic and Community prize for ‘a beautifully simple building designed for the community, by the community’.

  • Civic and Community category: Cam Thanh Community House
Cam Thanh Community House, Image Courtesy © Cam Thanh Community

Cam Thanh Community House, Image Courtesy © Cam Thanh Community

Cam Thanh Community House, Image Courtesy © Cam Thanh Community

Cam Thanh Community House, Image Courtesy © Cam Thanh Community

The most impressive Mixed-Use development of the year went to SJB Architect for its Casba project in Australia, which was judged to successfully blend public realm with retail and residential purposes.

  • Mixed-Use development category: Casba project by SJB Architect, Australia
Casba project by SJB Architect, Australia, Image Courtesy © SJB Architect

Casba project by SJB Architect, Australia, Image Courtesy © SJB Architect

Casba project by SJB Architect, Australia, Image Courtesy © SJB Architect

Casba project by SJB Architect, Australia, Image Courtesy © SJB Architect

The Brazilian Expo Pavilion by Studio Arthur Casas and Marko Brajovic was crowned best Display project. The box-like temporary structure expresses the identity of Brazil in an unconventional way, drawing on the ideas of play and discovery.

  • Pavilion category: The Brazilian Expo Pavilion by Studio Arthur Casas and Marko Brajovic
The Brazilian Expo Pavilion by Studio Arthur Casas and Marko Brajovic, Image Courtesy © Studio Arthur Casas and Marko Brajovic

The Brazilian Expo Pavilion by Studio Arthur Casas and Marko Brajovic, Image Courtesy © Studio Arthur Casas and Marko Brajovic

In the field of completed offices, Nakayama Architects’ project HIGO were awarded top marks for a ‘magical, habitable, almost invisible structure’ that was deemed a spectacular feat, particularly as it is located in an earthquake zone.

  • Office category: HIGO by Nakayama Architects, Japan
HIGO by Nakayama Architects, Japan, Image Courtesy © Nakayama Architects

HIGO by Nakayama Architects, Japan, Image Courtesy © Nakayama Architects

In the Higher Education & Research category, Toho Gakuen School of Music, Japan, by Nikken Sekkei, was victorious. The building was designed so that each space ensures optimal acoustic performance for a particular instrument.

  • Higher Education & Research category: Toho Gakuen School of Music by Nikken Sekkei, Japan
Toho Gakuen School of Music by Nikken Sekkei, Japan

Toho Gakuen School of Music by Nikken Sekkei, Japan

The Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li Chengdu in China by Oval Partnership was judged first class in the Shopping shortlist for its ‘sympathetic urban plan in terms of scale, social integration and walkability’.

  • Shopping category: Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li Chengdu by Oval Partnership, China
Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li Chengdu by Oval Partnership, China, Image Courtesy © Oval Partnership

Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li Chengdu by Oval Partnership, China, Image Courtesy © Oval Partnership

EAA Emre Arolat Architects was the big winner of WAF’s first day, with two category wins and one highly commended project. The practice’s visionary approach won plaudits from judges, winning the Future Projects: Culture category for its Museum of Painting and Sculpture and the Future Projects: Infrastructure category for its Cukurova Airport, both located in the practice’s native Turkey.

  • Infrastructure category: Cukurova Airport by EAA Emre Arolat Architects, Turkey
Cukurova Airport by EAA Emre Arolat Architects, Turkey, Image Courtesy © EAA Emre Arolat Architects

Cukurova Airport by EAA Emre Arolat Architects, Turkey, Image Courtesy © EAA Emre Arolat Architects

Cukurova Airport by EAA Emre Arolat Architects, Turkey, Image Courtesy © EAA Emre Arolat Architects

Cukurova Airport by EAA Emre Arolat Architects, Turkey, Image Courtesy © EAA Emre Arolat Architects

  • Culture category: Museum of Painting and Sculpture by EAA Emre Arolat Architects, Turkey
Museum of Painting and Sculpture by EAA Emre Arolat Architects, Turkey, Image Courtesy © EAA Emre Arolat Architects

Museum of Painting and Sculpture by EAA Emre Arolat Architects, Turkey, Image Courtesy © EAA Emre Arolat Architects

The best future Masterplan was Kaliningrad Development Concept in Russia by Studio 44 Architects. The project promises to be a human revival of a city brutalised by its history. Judges praised the strategy of using buried basements, the only surviving elements of the area’s urban fabric, to make direct connections between the city’s past and present.

  • Future Masterplan category: Kaliningrad Development Concept by Studio 44 Architects, Russia
Kaliningrad Development Concept by Studio 44 Architects, Russia, Image Courtesy © Studio 44 Architects

Kaliningrad Development Concept by Studio 44 Architects, Russia, Image Courtesy © Studio 44 Architects

The London Olympic Stadium Transformation by Populous was awarded Future Leisure-Led Development of 2015, with its multipurpose stadium which was ‘sustainable, efficient and respectful of London’s Olympic heritage’, according to judges.

  • Future Leisure-Led Development category: London Olympic Stadium Transformation by Populous, UK
London Olympic Stadium Transformation by Populous, UK, Image Courtesy © Populous

London Olympic Stadium Transformation by Populous, UK, Image Courtesy © Populous

Topping the Future Projects Health category,the HDR Rice Daubney project Al Maha Centre for Children and Young Adults will provide a non-institutional and non-intimidating setting, which is intended to combine clinical excellence with a reassuring domestic ambience.

  • Future Projects Health category: Al Maha Centre for Children and Young Adults by HDR Rice Daubney, United Arab Emirates
Al Maha Centre for Children and Young Adults by HDR Rice Daubney, United Arab Emirates, Image Courtesy © HDR Rice Daubney

Al Maha Centre for Children and Young Adults by HDR Rice Daubney, United Arab Emirates, Image Courtesy © HDR Rice Daubney

The Future Projects Office category was claimed by Reservoir by Sanjay Puri Architects, for a design which adopts the traditional Indian stepped well form to create a water collection pit come office amidst the desert land of Rajasthan.

  • Future Projects Office category : Reservoir by Sanjay Puri Architects, India
Reservoir by Sanjay Puri Architects, India, Image Courtesy © Sanjay Puri Architects

Reservoir by Sanjay Puri Architects, India, Image Courtesy © Sanjay Puri Architects

Of the Future Projects House category, the ISSA Grotto/Hill House by PROARH was victorious. The minimalist, straw roof topped structure seamlessly integrates with the sloping Croatian landscape, with its existence only given away by the sight of a swimming pool which can be glimpsed from above.

  • Future Projects House category: ISSA Grotto/Hill House by PROARH, Croatia
ISSA Grotto/Hill House by PROARH, Croatia, Image Courtesy © PROARH

ISSA Grotto/Hill House by PROARH, Croatia, Image Courtesy © PROARH

Each of today’s winning practices will go head to head with a second set of category winners, to be announced tomorrow, in the hope of achieving the accolade of World Building of the Year 2015.

WAF 2015 takes place at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, until Friday 6 November.

 

 

Unilever Aguaí in São Paulo, Brazil by GCP Arquitetos

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

Article source: GCP Arquitetos

The architectural party adopted in the new Unilever Aguaí Site project, meets three important needs, typical of contemporary industrial compounds: flexibility, rationalization and sustainability, becoming a twenty first century industrial site model for Unilever.

Image Courtesy © GCP Arquitetos

Image Courtesy © GCP Arquitetos

  • Architects: GCP Arquitetos
  • Project: Unilever Aguaí
  • Location: : Aguaí, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Software used: AutoCAD and SketchUp
  • Team: Sérgio Coelho (author),  Daniel Mariano (co-author), Nilton Rossi, Gabriela Garcia, Dalmary Rubio, Babara Gasco, Marília Neves e Marysol Brito
  • Project Coordination and Sustainability: Alessandra Araujo
  • LEED Consultant: Cushmamn & Wakefield
  • Site Area: Total: 980,000 sqm2 – Phase 1: 170,000 sqm2
  • Built Area: 24,500 sqm2
  • Year of the design: 2012/13
  • Construction finished: 2015

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Jellybtn Offices in Tel Aviv, Israel by Roy David Studio

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

Article source: Roy David Studio

The new workspace designed for, Jelly Button Games and Hamutzim Studio, two companies sharing the same roof & founders, was a great challenge for the Architect Roy David, founder of the Tel Aviv based Architecture and Interior Design Studio. The offices are located in an industrial lofts building in Schocken Str., which is situated in the South Tel Aviv district that is well known for its “low-fi” industrial urban style.

Space Login Area workstations sour studio company, Image Courtesy © Yoav Gurin

Space Login Area workstations sour studio company, Image Courtesy © Yoav Gurin

  • Architects: Roy David Studio
  • Project: Jellybtn Offices
  • Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Photography: Yoav Gurin
  • FIRM: Roy David Studio
  • CLIENT: Jelly Button Games, Hamutzim Studio
  • SIZE: 700sqm
  • YEAR: 2015
  • INDUSTRY: Multimedia Games Design

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Nevern Square Apartment in London, England by Daniele Petteno Architecture Workshop

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

Article source: Daniele Petteno Architecture Workshop 

In the centre of London a 69 sqm unmodernised apartment at the raised ground floor of an 1880’s monumental residential building has been turned into a practical and beautiful home for a young family, with the highest living standards and plenty of innovative design solutions.

Image Courtesy © Daniele Petteno Architecture Workshop

Image Courtesy © Daniele Petteno Architecture Workshop

  • Architects: Daniele Petteno Architecture Workshop 
  • Project: Nevern Square Apartment
  • Location: Earls Court, Nevern Square, London, England
  • Local Authority: Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
  • Designer: Daniele Petteno
  • Net internal area of the property (NIA): 69 sqm – 743 sqft
  • Completion of the works: November 2014
  • Duration of the works: 21 weeks

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Moonboot Utrecht in Netherlands by BYTR architecten

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

Article source: BYTR architecten 

The charming 100 year old ship has become too small for the owners. In the new design for the boat, we went looking for the qualities which make it special to live on the water and to face  ‘the Rijksmunt museum’.

Image Courtesy © StijnStijl + Liesbeth Sluiter

Image Courtesy © StijnStijl + Liesbeth Sluiter

  • Architects: BYTR architecten 
  • Project: Moonboot Utrecht
  • Location: Leidsekade, Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Photography: StijnStijl, Liesbeth Sluiter, Richel Lubbers
  • Client: Private
  • Project team: Richel Lubbers, Eliot Meyer, Koen Pörtzgen
  • Design: 2011
  • Programme: Houseboat 110 m2
  • Realisation: September 2012
  • Entrepriser: Arkenbouw Post, Markenesse (more…)

PIECE HOSTEL SANJO in Kyoto, Japan by OHArchitecture

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

Article source: OHArchitecture 

A hotel that unifies with its city. Piece Hostel Sanjo is not a newly-built building, but was born under renovation. This building used to be an ordinary Japanese-style inn, just as anyone would imagine what a traditional inn in Kyoto would look like.

Image Courtesy © Satoshi Shigeta

Image Courtesy © Satoshi Shigeta

  • Architects: OHArchitecture
  • Project: PIECE HOSTEL SANJO
  • Location: Kyoto, Japan 
  • Photography: Satoshi Shigeta, Toshiyuki Yano
  • Produce: TAT INC. Nobuyuki Tabata
  • Direction: HIGHSPOT DESIGN Tadashi kato, Yutaka Hirose
  • Designer: OHArchitecture Kosuke Okuda, Tatsuya Horii
  • Facility design: Shimazu Design Office Ltd Shimazu Mitsuhiro
  • Architecture: Reyou Co.,Ltd. Hiroki Nakamura Go Co.,Ltd. Hisakatsu Uno
  • Construction type: Interior Renewal
  • Function: Hostel
  • Total area: 1925.16㎡
  • Construction phase: Jan.2015〜Jul. 2015

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