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No 86 in Singapore by ROBERT GREG SHAND ARCHITECTS

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Article source: ROBERT GREG SHAND ARCHITECTS

The property in Singapore’s Luxury Island Resort of Sentosa Cove is built on a long narrow plot with views to the rear of the Sentosa Golf Course.  The design inspiration for the house was a traditional Japanese courtyard house, with rooms spilling onto terraces that surround a central courtyard garden.  Combined with a holistic approach to sustainability and climactic needs, this contemporary beach house is a refreshing escape for the family that owns it.

Image Courtesy © Aaron Pocock Photography

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Court House in Nagoya, Japan by TAKESHI HOSAKA architects

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

Article source: TAKESHI HOSAKA architects

The site is located approximately 1 km west of Nagoya castle and in the neighborhood there are 2 story houses as well as high rise apartments over 10 stories high.

Image Courtesy © KOJI FUJII / Nacasa&Pertners Inc.

  • Architects: TAKESHI HOSAKA architects
  • Project: Court House in Nagoya
  • Location: Nagoya city, Aichi , Japan
  • Photography: KOJI FUJII / Nacasa&Pertners Inc.
  • Software used: Vectorworks
  • Client: KEISUKE NOGUCHI
  • Structural Engineers: KENJI NAWA / NAWAKENJI-M
  • Site: 470.60 m2

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Arborescence in Angers, France by WY-TO architects

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

Article source: WY-TO architects

‘Arborescence’ led by the developer Vinci Immobilier is the winning scheme of the international architectural competition ‘Imagine Angers’ on the exceptional site of Gambetta. At the fringe of the historical district and a new urban development, the site enjoys the tranquillity of the Maine river bank. The unique architectural identity of ‘Arborescence’ pays tribute to Angers’ historical heritage, merging the vibrant urban centre to the natural landscape.

Image Courtesy © WY-TO architects

  • Architects: WY-TO architects
  • Project: Arborescence
  • Location: Angers, France
  • Client: Vinci Immobilier
  • Partners: Crespy & Aumont Architectes, MOZ Paysage, Even Structures, Johanson International
  • Surface: 7,400 sqm
  • Timeline: 05/2017 – 03/2018

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Bellevue Botanical Garden Visitor and Education Center in Washington by OLSON KUNDIG

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

Article source: OLSON KUNDIG 

Since opening in 1992, the 53-acre Bellevue Botanical Garden has become one of the most popular public gardens in the Pacific Northwest. A growing interest in native plantings and gardening, as well as expanded programs, has drawn large crowds to the botanical gardens in recent years. The design of the new visitor center answers these needs while blurring the boundaries between architecture and the gardens. Balancing civic function with residential scale and attention to detail, the design creates intimate, inspirational spaces that allow for exploration and quiet reflection.

Image Courtesy © Jeremy Bittermann

  • Architects: Olson Kundig
  • Project: Bellevue Botanical Garden Visitor and Education Center
  • Location: Bellevue, Washington, USA
  • Design Principal: Jim Olson
  • Principal: Kevin M. Kudo-King
  • Project Architects: Martina Bendel, Misun Chung Gerrick
  • Staff: Renee Boone, Michael Wright
  • General Contractor: Cornerstone General Contractors, Inc.
  • Photography: Jeremy Bitterman

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C2 House in Slovakia by ARCHITEKTI mikulaj & mikulajova

Monday, June 18th, 2018

Article source: ARCHITEKTI mikulaj & mikulajova

C2 House represents a family living in a quiet green neighbourhood for people who like spending their free time outdoors all year long. The main idea is the diffusion of spaces within the house and the garden. The atrium with a fireplace and a summer kitchen becomes the core of the family life.

Image Courtesy © Pato Safko

  • Architects: ARCHITEKTI mikulaj & mikulajova
  • Project: C2 House
  • Location: Slovakia
  • Photography: Pato Safko
  • Structural Engineer: Dipl. Ing. Jozef Baran
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 447 m2
  • Completion Year: 2016

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Reinterpretation of Asian Architectural Ethos in New Delhi, India by AA Studio Consulting Pvt. Ltd.

Sunday, June 17th, 2018

Article source: AA Studio Consulting Pvt. Ltd.

The Embassy of the Republic of Korea in India is a classic piece of modern architecture and heritage designed in 1974 by architect Swoo-geun Kim(1931-1986), representing the Korean modern architecture. He was a master who deeply considered the relationship between architecture, human beings and the environment and translated it into a Korean idiom of modern architecture.

View from courtyard, Image Courtesy © Anwita + Arun

  • Architects: AA Studio Consulting Pvt. Ltd.
  • Project: Reinterpretation of Asian Architectural Ethos
  • Location: Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, India
  • Photography: Anwita + Arun
  • Design Team: Chang-Hyun Kim, Seung-Hun Ham, Navendu Rode
  • Client: Korean Embassy
  • Principal Designer: Chang-Hyun Kim
  • Contractors: YSSS India
  • Project Cost: 13 Crores
  • Build Area: 6,020 sqft
  • Site Area: 191,660 sqft
  • Year of Completion: 2015

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Rathbone Square in London, England by Make Architects

Friday, June 15th, 2018

Article source: v2com

A former Royal Mail sorting office site, just off London’s Oxford Street has been transformed into a high-quality mixed use development with a new publicly accessible garden, by Make Architects.

Designed as a sorting office in 1951, the site was formerly inaccessible to the public when it was bought by London developer Great Portland Estates plc (GPE). Now, two L-shaped blocks stepping from six to nine storeys surround a garden that takes up 20% of the GDA.

The commercial element has stainless steel spandrel panels to distinguish it from the residential element. The glazed ceramic bounces light around the garden while the dark bronze anodised aluminium links the commercial and residential elements together, Image Courtesy © Make Architects

  • Architects: Make Architects
  • Project: Rathbone Square
  • Location: London, England
  • Photography: Robin Gautier, Edmund Sumner
  • Client Name: Great Portland Estates plc
  • Project Manager: Buro Four
  • Contractors: Lend Lease
  • Structural Engineers: AKTII
  • Service Engineers: Hilson Moran
  • Landscape Architects: Gustafson Porter + Bowman
  • Public Realm consultants: Publica
  • Project End Date: October 2017

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Doze Casas in Braga, Portugal by murmuro

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Article source: murmuro

The project is located in Gualtar, a peripheral area of the city of Braga, north of Portugal, that is under a process of transformation of a rural to a periurban context, with  no relevant urban references.

Southern facade, Image Courtesy © Pedro Nuno Pacheco

  • Architects: murmuro
  • Project: Doze Casas
  • Location: Braga, Portugal
  • Photography: Pedro Nuno Pacheco
  • Client: Flexible Loop S.A.
  • Size: 3200 m2
  • Year: 2009 – 2015

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Akasya Acıbadem in Istanbul, Turkey by Evrenol Architects

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

Article source: Evrenol Architects

Akasya Acıbadem is a residential complex designed by Evrenol Architects, a leading architecture office based in İstanbul. The project has been designed as 3 differents parcels: The Lake, The Woods and The City… The parcels are connected by the ”Oval Garden”, a central green area in the middle of the master plan.

Image Courtesy © Ugur Eren, Engin Gerçek and Furkan Uyar

  • Architects: Evrenol Architects
  • Project: Akasya Acıbadem
  • Location: Istanbul, Turkey
  • Photography: Ugur Eren, Engin Gerçek, Furkan Uyar
  • Architectural Project: Mehpare Evrenol, Alp Evrenol, Tamer Tunbiş
  • Employer-Owner: Pure REIT
  • Static Eng. : Balkar Eng.
  • Electrical Eng. : Cedetaş Eng.
  • Mechanical Eng. : Çilingiroğlu Eng.
  • Infrastructure: Cowi Sns

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Living Nature. La natura dell’abitare in Milan, Italy by Carlo Ratti Associati

Monday, June 11th, 2018

Article source: Carlo Ratti Associati

“Living Nature”, a garden pavilion that uses energy flow controls to allow spring, summer, autumn and winter to coexist under the same roof, opens today in Piazza del Duomo, Milan’s main square. Designed by CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati, it is the premier exhibition at the 57th annual Salone del Mobile, the world’s leading design and furniture fair.

Image Courtesy © Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti

  • Architects: Carlo Ratti Associati
  • Project: Living Nature. La natura dell’abitare
  • Location: Piazza del Duomo, Milan, Italy
  • Photography: Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti, Salone del Mobile
  • CRA Team: Carlo Ratti, Giovanni de Niederhausern, Antonio Atripaldi (Project Lead), Isabella Artana, Chiara Borghi, Rui Guan, Nicola Scaramuzza, Anna Scaravella
  • Renderings by CRA Graphic Team: Gary di Silvio, Gianluca Zimbardi

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