Schemata Architects + Jo Nagasaka-Komaeyu Public Bathhouse This project is the second public bathhouse Schemata Architects has designed. Originally, sento (public bathhouses) quickly sprang up in the Kanto region when there were no baths in homes, especially after World War II, to improve public sanitation. At that time, Mt. Fuji was painted on the walls of many sento in the Kanto region as a sy..
Atelier Apeiron-Kindergarten of Museum Forest_Redefining Boundaries Completed in 2021 by the innovative architectural firm Atelier Apeiron, under the meticulous guidance of Yunchao Xu, the “Kindergarten of Museum Forest” is a paragon of their distinct “Apeironology” design ethos. This approach revolutionizes the traditional architectural paradigms and disciplines, offering a visionary alternativ..
Antonio Virga Architecte renovates and extends a tired nursery school and crèche Paris based Antonio Virga Architecte has completed the renovation and extension of the Marie Marvingt Nursery School and Crèche in Issy-les-Moulineaux (a commune in the south-western suburban area of Paris). The studio reconfigured and transformed an already existing and tired building, creating a contemporary desig..
Apollo Architects & Associates create home from stacked volumes in Tokyo Two cantilevered stacked volumes of contrasting materials form Laxus, a new home designed by Japanese studio Apollo Architects & Associates. Located on a corner plot in the Ota Ward of Tokyo, the house was designed by Apollo Architects & Associates for a client with a love of walnut wood and contemporary Italian furniture. ..
KUU arhitektid-Center for Work and Technology Up until the beginning of the 20th century, it was a shared belief that manual activities play an essential role in the development of intellect and personality. Since then, awareness of the importance of training manual abilities has slowly declined to the point where in modern society, the hammer and the chisel have been replaced by the attractive ..
Kollektiv Marudo-CASA CAMPARI Commissioned to convert an old rural house on the shore of Lake Maggiore in the Swiss canton of Ticino into a contemporary holiday home, Swiss architecture practice Kollektiv Marudo subtly complemented the property’s vernacular character with a contemporary design language of clean lines and exposed concrete that strikes a measured balance between tradition and mode..
David Chipperfield Architects-The Ned Doha The transformation of the former Ministry of Interior building into a boutique hotel recognizes the historical and architectural significance of one of Doha’s oldest buildings. The adaptive reuse of this rare example of early city development in the region demonstrates a commitment to reducing the impact of construction and enriches the regional cultura..
JAJA Architects-Sola Church The Sola Church is designed to be the new gathering space in the town of Sola. Located at the end of the main street, it is the first of its kind in the town center and has a significant presence in the urban space. Designed for both spiritual congregations and as a social gathering space, the church redefines the identity of the small town. The contemporary church an..
The new Piccadilly Hotel in the United Kingdom by FCBStudios has received planning approval from the Manchester City Council. Designed for Pestana’s Cristiano Ronaldo CR7 brand, the hotel is sited at the corner of Piccadilly and Newton Street with a lounge bar and rooftop terrace. The scheme reuses a Grade II listed building with an 11-story new build to mark the gateway to the Northern Quarter ..
I.M. Pei-The Miho Museum_An Ode to Harmony Inaugurated in November 1997, the Miho Museum, set in the verdant mountains of Shigaraki, Shiga Prefecture, stands as a tranquil fusion of art and nature. Established by Mihoko Koyama (1910- 2003), the museum houses an extensive and diverse collection, showcasing traditional Japanese art alongside ancient pieces from Egypt, Western Asia, Greece, Rome, S..
T2.a Architects-Danubio Budapest Building Designed by T2a Architects and completed recently on the site of a former river gravel pit on the banks of the Danube in Budapest, the Danubio residential building responds to the unique urban and natural environment, partially overriding the rules of Budapest real estate developers, and realizes a concept that treats sustainability not only as a slogan ..
In Situ Studio overhauls James Taylor's childhood home In Situ Studio has renovated and expanded the mid century modern childhood home of musician James Taylor in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, into a multi-building complex for two art collectors. Raleigh-based architecture firm In Situ Studio transformed the 4,200-square foot (390-square metre) residence – known as Morgan Creek – for New York bas..