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B Garden in Henan Province, China by 3andwich Design / He Wei Studio

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Article source: 3andwich Design / He Wei Studio 

Located in Xin County, Henan Province, this project is an crucial part of the Dabie Mountains Outdoor Campground Park, which has been regarded as an important gateway to the Dabie Mountains National Hiking Trails.

The site of B Garden is backed by small hills, which is rich in vegetation, with a tea garden in front, a river that runs through the campground at a distance, and the hills on the other side. The site is on the platform at the foot of the mountain with open and broad views to the south and water flowing in front, namely, a geomantic site of traditional China.

There were several abandoned and dilapidated dwellings on site, which the owners wished to demolish and to construct new buildings on.

The view to guest-room From water level, Image Courtesy © Jin Weiqi

  • Architects: 3andwich Design / He Wei Studio
  • Project: B Garden
  • Location: Xin County, Xinyang City, Henan Province, China
  • Photography: Jin Weiqi, Zhou Meng
  • Client: Xin County Dabie Mountain Camping Park Co., Ltd.
  • Design Team: Chen Long, Li Qiang, Zhao Zhuoran, Song Ke, Wang Lingzhe, Huang Shilin
  • Building Area: 920 sqm
  • Period of Design: Nov. 2016 – Feb. 2016
  • Period of Construction: Jun. 2017 – Sept. 2017

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Reenchanting the Parisian courtyard in France by METEK

Monday, May 14th, 2018

Article source: METEK

To share the block’s heart.

Reunion of the plots of 170 and 168 rue de Crimée.

The architectural intent is, above all, social:reinventing an urban courtyard shared by all the inhabitants while individualizing each door entrance. To create circulations that encourage encounters between neighbors, which connect – in the image of the inhabitants – buildings of different origins and natures. The layout of the buildings, the fragmentation of the mass plan allows visual breakthroughs with the courtyards of neighboring plots. There is a physical continuity with the two courtyards which belong to the same landlord.

Image Courtesy © METEK

  • Architects: METEK
  • Project: Reenchanting the Parisian courtyard
  • Location: Paris, France

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Bestseller office complex in Aarhus, Denmark by C.F. Møller Architects

Monday, May 7th, 2018

Article source: C.F. Møller Architects

Bestseller is a world-wide fashion group with shops in over 70 countries, featuring well-known brands such as Vero Moda, Jack & Jones, Only, Pieces and several others.

The new office complex for about 800 employees is therefore intended as a showroom for Bestseller’s design-driven corporate identity, and resembles a varied flotilla of buildings at different levels, which are connected by a series of outdoor spaces like atria, courtyards, terraces and roof gardens.

The mixture of office buildings and outdoor spaces creates the impression that this is a town within a town. The complex, surrounded by canals and lakes on all four sides, forms the entrance to the new, urban district on the waterfront in Aarhus, Denmark.

Image Courtesy © Adam Moerk

  • Architects: C.F. Møller Architects
  • Project: Bestseller office complex
  • Location: Aarhus, Denmark
  • Photography: Adam Moerk, Thomas Moelvig, Julian Weyer
  • Engineers: COWI
  • Size: 22,000 m² commercial office + 24,000 m² underground logistics & parking
  • Year: 2009-2015

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Sanhuan Kindergarten With Three Interwoven Hexagons in Yangzhong, China by PERFORM Design Studio

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Article source: PERFORM Design Studio 

As kindergartens in China adopt a three-grade system, for this new one in the city of Yangzhong, Jiangsu Province, the Shanghai-based architectural studio PERFORM proposed three interwoven hexagonal volumes, with each volume holding the classrooms of a given grade, and each has a courtyard inside.

Main plaza1, Image Courtesy © Lian He

  • Architects: PERFORM Design Studio
  • Project: Sanhuan Kindergarten With Three Interwoven Hexagons
  • Location: Yangzhong, Jiangsu Province, China
  • Photography: Lian He, Qian Li
  • Design Team: Zhiyong Tan, Qian Wang, Shukai Chen, Deyun Hu, Tingting Zheng, Cheng Yang
  • Executive Architect: Jiangsu Haodu Construction & Engineering Co. Ltd.
  • Interior + Landscape Design: Perform Design Studio(Schematic)+  Jiangsu Haodu (Construction Documents)
  • Gross Built Area (square meters): 7003.0
  • Completion Time: Nov, 2017

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Twisting Courtyard in Beijing, China by ARCHSTUDIO

Sunday, July 9th, 2017

Article source: ARCHSTUDIO

Twisting courtyard is located in Paizihutong, Dashilar Area, Beijing. It used to be a Siheyuan with one single entry. The purpose of the improvement is to upgrade the necessary infrastructure needed for modern life, thus turning this traditional courtyard, which mainly serve as a residence, into an attractive public space of Beijing Inner City.

Image Courtesy © Wang Ning and Jin Weiqi

  • Architects: ARCHSTUDIO
  • Project: Twisting Courtyard
  • Location: Paizihutong, Beijing, China
  • Photography: Wang Ning and Jin Weiqi
  • Design team: Han Wenqiang, Huang Tao
  • Furniture accessories: Song Guochao
  • Site area: 225.4M2
  • Building area: 161.5M2
  • Design time: 2016.06-2016.09
  • Construction time: 2016.10-2017.05

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TENARA® Fabric Transforms Courtyard at Hotel Charleston in South Carolina by SEFAR® Architecture

Friday, May 5th, 2017

Article source: SEFAR® Architecture

On the northern coast of Columbia lies the port city Cartagena, site of Hotel Charleston. Located within walls designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Hotel Charleston courtyard is now completely covered with a retractable fabric canopy courtesy of SEFAR® Architecture and Uni-Systems, LLC.

Image Courtesy © SEFAR® Architecture

  • Architects: SEFAR® Architecture
  • Project: TENARA® Fabric Transforms Courtyard at Hotel Charleston
  • Location: South Carolina, USA

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Courtyard House in Toh Yi Rd, Singapore by Ming Architects

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Article source: Ming Architects

Flanked between the koi pond and the swimming pool, the double volume courtyard – a fulcrum to the house, was introduced to break the monotony of spaces in this linear house. Horizontal and vertical movements are endless and ample daylight floods the key living spaces. A 3-storey high feature steel staircase floats above the koi pond, with a vertical feature wall of black river pebbles as its backdrop. A slim bridge suspends over the courtyard and ties the front and rear wings of the house.

Image Courtesy © Ming Architects

  • Architects: Ming Architects (Tan Cher Ming)
  • Project: Courtyard House
  • Location: 22 Toh Yi Rd, Singapore
  • Software used: Google SketchUp Pro, Autocad

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Courtyard by the West Sea in Beijing, China by META-PROJECT

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Article source: META-PROJECT 

Unlike the introverted quality of the traditional courtyard house, the owner of this site asked for a variety of mix-use program, including tea house, dinning, party space, office, meeting, as well as dwelling and entertainment. Thecontemporary and sometime “public” program opened up the courtyard to become “extraverted”, so as to induce more human interactions. These required us to break the general understanding of the courtyard as an enclosed typology by introducing the experience of “meandering in the hutongs” into the courtyard, and the interventional approach was derived from the unfolding spatial narrative of hutong life.

West Elevation, Image Courtesy © Su Chen and Chun Fang

  • Architects: META-PROJECT
  • Project: Courtyard by the West Sea
  • Location: West Sea, Beijing, China
  • Photography: Su Chen and Chun Fang
  • Design Team: Wang Shuo, Zhang Jing, Yaping Wu, Yin Cheng, Qianqian Chang, Han Wang, Guowei Zhang, Tian Lan
  • Lighting Consultant: Xiaowei Han
  • Area: 800 m2
  • Date: April, 2013 – October, 2013
  • Status: Construction Completed

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Glad Tidings Vision Centre in Selangor, Malaysia by Archicentre Sdn. Bhd.

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Article source: Archicentre Sdn. Bhd. 

Site

Nestled at the old industrial district of Section 13, Petaling Jaya, Glad Tidings Vision Centre (GTVC) is a visual respite from its dour surroundings. It is strategically located amidst established and flourishing neighbourhoods, which are predominantly residential.

Brief

The brief called for a revamp and upgrade of the old church facilities due to the growing congregation. The new building comprises a Multipurpose Hall, a garden chapel (for wedding, water baptism, prayer and meditation, and outdoor functions), prayer halls, prayer chapel, function rooms for meetings and seminars, and car parking facilities.

Image Courtesy © Archicentre Sdn. Bhd.

  • Architects: Archicentre Sdn. Bhd.
  • Project: Glad Tidings Vision Centre
  • Location: Section 13, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Client: Pioneer Energy Sdn Bhd
  • C&S Consultant: GCU Consultants Sdn Bhd
  • M&E Consultant: Perunding Timur Sdn Bhd
  • Quantity Surveyor: ELP Juruukur Sdn Bhd
  • Landscape Architects: Aminuddin Badawi Landscape Consultant
  • Main Contractor: SIAB (M) Sdn Bhd
  • Design Commencement: 2008
  • Construction Commencement: April 2011
  • Completion: March 2013

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Two courtyards in Los Angeles, California by MUÑOZ ARQUITECTOS ASOCIADOS S. C. P.

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

Article source: MUÑOZ ARQUITECTOS ASOCIADOS S. C. P.

We received a commission from a married couple to design a house to be built on a small plot (with an 8-meter frontage and a depth of 30 meters) inserted within a dense and difficult context. The couple, whose children had already left home, asked us for a simple house, obstruction-free and with a strongly contemporary feel.

Image Courtesy © David Cervera

Image Courtesy © David Cervera

  • Architects: MUÑOZ ARQUITECTOS ASOCIADOS S. C. P. (Javier Muñoz Menéndez)
  • Project: Two courtyards
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Photography: David Cervera
  • Other Participants: Arch. Gareth Lowe Negrón, Arch. Iza Pérez Jaramillo, Arch. Javier Ceballos Cabañas.
  • Suppliers / Products: Ing. Jorge Pino Gamboa / Construction
  • Constructed area: 219.55 (m2)
  • Year: 2015

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