House in Gakuenmae is a minimal home located in Nara, Japan, designed by Fujiwaramuro Architects. This terraced property in the foothills of the Gakuenmae district of Nara Prefecture faced several difficult conditions, including a retaining wall hemming the lot in on the north and south and a steep slope separating it from the road on the west side. The design work began with an inquiry from the..
When I walked into the deep forest of the Shenwang Line of Baofu Town, Anji, for the first time two years ago, I felt that life is was so nice, noiseless in the forest with the bird’s singing. As a designer who has been living and working in the city for a long time, the mountains, bamboo, water, fog, birdsong, and air have brought unprecedented feelings. The previous old houses, but now the gue..
The project is located in Mohali (Punjab) a satellite town of Chandigarh. Chandigarh a is a city designed by le Corbusier located 250km from New Delhi and is a symbol of modernism in India. The site is located on one of central sector road facing one of the busiest commercial hubs of the Mohali. The brief was to design a working office for a builder who is closely associated with our practice. T..
Since the first Chouifong Tea Cafe began operation in 2015, the Chouifong plantation has gained plenty of tourists’ attentions and became one of the most famous tourist attractions in Chiangrai. Due to such an excess of tourists in the first cafe, Chouifong Tea Cafe 2 is established in order to serve the need. The second phase is located on the plantation hill near the first cafe. Before the ope..
Perched over the lake of the same name, Wallis Lake House by Matthew Woodward Architecture is an expression of contrasts, combining a linear formality with a relaxed and textural outlook. In its enviable location overlooking rolling hills and a green lush landscape, Wallis Lake House is an optimally perched replenishing abode. The contrasts inherent in the use of materiality and the further juxt..
Tamborí Arquitectes: Carmen Carpintero Park is located next to a ravine called “Salt de l’Aigua” in El Carmen neighbourhood, at the east side of Manises municipality. The limited and improper use of the park pushed the local government to propose the renovation of the park which includes new facilities that allow physical and visual permeability and adaptation to the current needs of the residen..
Atelier Starzak Strebicki was asked by their client to re-imagine the children’s bedroom in an apartment for a family in Poznan, Poland.The bedroom, which has been designed for three children, has a floor-to-ceiling sliding wood door that leads into an open play area.Along one side of the bedroom is a custom-designed bunk bed made from light ash, that has room for all three of the children to ha..
Hector Esrawe's design studio has completed its first residence – a red-brick house in Mexico City that encloses a lush courtyard at its centre.Esrawe Studio designed Casa Sierra Fría for a family of four who wanted a house with plenty of privacy.It comprises two parallel volumes that are joined by a hallway to make a U-shape around the patio. The courtyard has a sunken, paved stone floor flank..
Architecture practice Timmins + Whyte has added a double-height gabled extension to a 19th-century house in Melbourne, illuminating its formerly light-starved living spaces.Originally built in 1876, Lantern House formerly had a dark and poky interior that meant its owners – a young couple with two children and a dog – were longing for a home with an open-plan layout.A low-ceilinged extension tha..
Angled aluminium louvres cover the reclaimed brick walls of the Junshan Cultural Center near Beijing, China, designed by Neri&Hu.Nestled amongst the mountains around Miyun Resevoir, the Junshan Cultural Center transforms an existing two-storey sales building that previously only contained conventional office spaces.The overhaul was commissioned by a Chinese developer to improve the facilities an..
Built-in furniture and storage elements made from MDF feature inside this Barcelona apartment, which has been overhauled by local architecture practice MH.AP Studio. Located in the city's La Bordeta neighbourhood, An Attic for David features an abundance of built-in furniture, as well as carefully-positioned mirrors to make the home appear more spacious. MH.AP Studio was disappointed with the or..
Nestled in the grassy foothills of the picturesque Beskydy Mountains in the Czech Republic, this weekend house by Czech practice Pavel Míček Architects is a contemporary chalet that filters the area’s vernacular architecture though a lens of minimalist refinement. Constrained by rigid building regulations that dictated the shape of the building, the architects conceived the house as an elemental..
Fosbury & Sons Transform a Landmark Building in Amsterdam into Contemporary Cowokring Spaces Occupying an historical canal-side building in Amsterdam, Fosbury & Sons Prinsengracht is the first co-working location outside the company’s native Belgium. Taking its name from the former Prinsengracht Hospital that it occupies, the project carries on Fosbury & Sons’ predilection for landmark buildings..
Founded in 1929, the Zhejiang Museum of Natural History is located in Hangzhou and has a collection of over 200,000 specimens covering geology, ecology and palaeontology. The eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang is the site of many important discoveries from the Cretaceous period. A new, second branch of the museum has been established in Anji, in the north of the region, forming the centrepiece..
A baby-pink kitchen and a colourful patchwork carpet help revive the interior of this formerly lacklustre 1960s apartment in Bilbao, Spain, which has been overhauled by architecture studio Azab.Since its construction in 1968, the Mixtape Apartment had undergone a couple of renovations that had "gingerly affected" the flow of its floor plan but left behind a number of original decor details. Its ..