This project was for a house located in the corner of a densely populated area with various houses of different age, height, frontage, and color.The site is at the corner of a road with heavy traffic day and night despite its narrowness, and the adjacent house is built so close together, nearly touching the site boundary. Considering the noise and privacy, it was inevitable to adopt a structure that is closed to the surrounding environment. Therefore, the challenge was to prevent the room from having a locked-up feeling and to incorporate the natural environment.
Syncline ˈ(ˈsin-ˌklīn): a fold in stratified rock with younger layers closer to the center of the structure. The home sits on the lone syncline that runs through peninsular Halifax.
Located in the south end of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Syncline was designed for California-based Geoff and his husband, Nova Scotia-based James – the quiet, masculine modern form sits adjacent to Point Pleasant Park and overlooks the North-West Arm.
The first sea line of Santa Pola del Este is an attractive place to live in summer and winter. This residential building located in front of the beach allows you to live near the mediterranean sea surrounded by the Santa Pola mountain range. On a plot surrounded by public green spaces full of pine trees and native vegetation.
Famous Saudi coffee roasters Elixir Bunn opened their new location in Riyadh, designed by Azaz Architects. After building a strong reputation for their coffee, it was time to build an atmosphere to complement their famous drinks. Coffee in Saudi Arabia is well-rooted into the local culture and could be traced back to times prior to the formation of the Kingdom. Since then, coffee in the region has evolved, and today, the coffee industry in Saudi Arabia is flourishing. To match that progression, Azaz Architects created the space as a “Deco Temple” to take coffee seekers into a modern day spiritual-like experience.
Since 1895, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has empowered people to learn and grow by providing access to information in free, open, and inclusive environments. But in Pittsburgh’s Knoxville neighborhood, a neglected and foreboding physical structure was impeding community access to library services.