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  1. Chuan's Kitchen / INFINITY NIDE

    As bamboo is the most common material and symbolic extraction of Sichuan culture, the restaurant takes Sichuan Qingshen’s Bamboo-weaving Art as the medium and carries out the intangible culture of Sichuan with tangible material. How will a restaurant contains contemporary folk art that rooted in traditional culture grow upright and unafraid on this land, where the rupture of ancient and modern cultures long exists? The inheritance and re-creation of intangible cultural heritage of traditional culture is the key.

  2. LWK & Partners Releases Design 'Olympic Vanke Centre' Project in China

    LWK & Partners (HK) has recently released their design for “Olympic Vanke Centre” in Hangzhou, China. Occupying 13,969 sqm at the city’s CBD and next to its 2022 Asian Games Village, the Centre, to be completed in 2021, includes two office towers sharing one podium for amenities and underground service area. The design features the rotating, lifted podium that opens up cascading outdoor terraces that extends further into the towers.

  3. C.F. Møller's Green-Centric Proposal Wins Competition for New Train Station in Hamburg

    Acting both as a “visionary landmark and an urban catalyst,” C.F. Møller Architects’ proposal for a new train station development in Altona, Hamburg, emphasizes the significance of green space within the city’s urban fabric. The project will have several uses, ranging from cafes, restaurants, and shops to offices and fitness centers. Its unique undulating roof landscape “embodies a collective and progressive vision of reinforcing Hamburg’s green credentials.”

  4. Dallas Arboretum Children’s Adventure Garden & Education Center / Dattner Architects

    The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden’s exquisite landscape and facilities offer educational and cultural programs for all age groups, significantly contributing to the Dallas community. The evolution of the Arboretum, from private estate to a leading cultural institution, is the result of the work of remarkable individuals with the courage and vision to plan for generations beyond their lifetime. Phase one of their expansion, the new, eight-acre Children’s Adventure Garden extends the Arboretum’s northern end, animating a previously undeveloped and steeply sloped portion of the site. The Children’s Garden offers drop-off and pick-up for hundreds of visiting primary school students and families, secure ticketing, an orientation amphitheater, and 17 integrated learning galleries along meandering accessible pathways for visitors to engage at their own pace.

  5. Space-Saving Solutions: 33 Creative Storage Ideas

    The lack of storage space is a recurrent problem in homes. In most cases, residual spaces or uncomfortable corners are used to solve the lack of shelves, drawers, and closets. To efficiently incorporate these type of spaces into your designs, here are 33 remarkable storage examples.

  6. How the Masters See It: Six Ways to Design with Light

    Light is an important, if complex, tool in architecture. Not only does it lend atmosphere, texture, and vibrancy, but it is increasingly essential in an age where technology alienates us from nature. In this excerpt from Mary Guzowski's new book, The Art of Architectural Daylighting, she introduces the science and art of daylighting - and details six ways the masters approach the challenge.  

  7. Avinguda Catalunya 11 / FITA

    Avinguda Catalunya 11 is a residential project located in the historic district of Sant Cugat del Vallès, at the outskirts of Barcelona. The client’s idea was to turn the house where she grew up in a special building that could contribute to the image of the neighborhood. The building com­­­­prises ten apartment units and two commercial spaces.  As the site is located within the landmarked area, the design choices were made contemplating the construction guidelines’ rigor.

  8. Design Accessible Bathrooms for All With This ADA Restroom Guide

    In this article, we provide you with the tools to design more inclusive architecture. Although each region and country has its own accessibility guidelines which you should review in depth before starting a project, the material presented below, based on the ADA and ANSI standards, will help you design comfortable and efficient spaces for all its users.

    Read on for detailed diagrams with the recommended measures to design an accessible bathroom.

  9. "Four Nooks" - Interior of the Apartment in Moscow / Alexey Rozenberg

    The apartment is in a high-rise building with a flat façade. The apartment’s space is stretched along the front of the windows and is cut by transverse load-bearing concrete walls into small cells. The transverse walls were set with an indifferent, slightly beaten pace, which created a harsh character for the interior. The architect fought with their dictate by highlighting the mechanical division into sections, revealing two concrete pylons, turning them into art objects and finding for each their own game and solution.

  10. Yellow Box Office / FLXBL Design Consultancy

    The Yellow Office Box Building serves as a sales office for a construction project in Ahmedabad. The building was conceived as a distinctive branding tool to call attention to the project by way of its portable design and installation. The building is temporary in nature and can be dismantled and reused in similar or other configurations on a different site.

  11. Deep Dive Rowing Club / Scenic Architecture Office

    In order to promote and support China's rowing sport for a long term, Vanke Education Group, in collaboration with Shanghai Pudong New District, planned to build a small rowing club in Century Park to organize rowing training and activities for more youth and teenagers. Having 200 trainees each year with 20 to 30 every month, the club needs to store approximately 15-20 rowing boats and provide training & activity rooms, lockers & showers, toilets and seating areas for adolescents. The club will conduct daily training and technical instruction and also open to parents and rowing enthusiasts.

  12. Villa 430 / Moriq

    Earlier Joint Family Homes were a common feature in India but they have dwindled over the years.  Few homes have more than two generations living under the same roof. The residence was built over a massive 1900 sq yard plot and is all about family time and relationships.

  13. Beijing Hongkun Valley / ZOE Architecture

    The Hongkun Financial Valley Project is located in Xihongmen, Daxing District, Beijing. The overall plan is designed with "the office oxygen bar" as concept to create a pleasant garden-style office environment with an area of 80,592 square meters and a construction area of 145,158 square meters.

  14. Hawkins\Brown's London Pride Float Celebrates the "Dual Identities" of LGBT+ Architects

    ‘A Space For All’ by Hawkins\Brown has been announced as the winner of London Festival of Architecture (LFA) and Architects LGBT+’s Pride Float Competition, the design representing architecture in Pride London 2018. Forming a crucial part of the LFA’s 2018 program, the competition was open to students, graduates, emerging practices and established offices alike, with 'exploring identity' being the brief's core theme. The winning float advocates for increased LGBT+ acceptance and presence within the construction industry, combining “the dual identities of LGBT+ and being an architect.”

  15. Richard Gray Gallery Warehouse / Wheeler Kearns Architects

    An old machine shop was found, off the beaten path, up against the tracks.
    A gallery owner asked us to look at it.
    Messed up façade. Tired, listing trusses, rotting roof/drain-heads, cracked/heaved slab over slab.
    But the span, the height, the monitor light was right. Finding the rear courtyard sealed the deal.
    We said to ourselves, “Don’t screw it up”

  16. Office Manuals from the Past Century Expose the Realities of Architectural Practice

    The guiding principles and priorities that drive the professional practice of architecture are the subject of abundant philosophical ideas and entrenched opinions—but how can we understand the current state of the profession without sweeping generalizations? Towards that goal, OfficeUS (the experimental institution born from the US Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale) has published a book examining the realities of today’s architectural workplace culture based, like countless works of cultural studies across many academic disciplines, on the documents produced by that culture. Specifically, the OfficeUS publication compiles information from office manuals and workplace handbooks spanning the last century of architectural practice to offer a practical but insightful portrait of how architects organize, run, and view their own profession.

  17. ArchDaily at The Midnight Charette Podcast

    In the ten years since our site was launched, ArchDaily has grown into the world’s most visited architecture website; it is now a project with greater reach and scale than the site’s founders could ever have anticipated. Thanks to our readers, contributors and leadership, the initial iteration of the site (based in Chile and known as Plataforma Arquitectura) has evolved into a global architecture media network that includes the English site you’re reading right now as well as region and language-specific sister sites in Brazil, China, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru.

  18. Global Switch Data Centre / Reid Brewin Architects

    Reid Brewin Architects assisted one of the world’s leading carrier and cloud neutral data centre providers, Global Switch to design a major extension to their Paris campus. The new data centre, Paris West, was built adjacent to their existing Paris East data centre, with the campus now providing over 50,000m2 of space over six levels, making it one of the largest data centre campus’ in France. The project also included the refurbishment of Paris East in order to free-up underused areas. Furthermore, the entrance hall and atrium were completely reworked to create a series of dynamic spaces and to provide a setting for a sculpture by artist Chris Fox.

  19. New Pavilion in Rotterdam's Leuvehaven Port Brings High-Tech Design to a Historical Context

    A new public pavilion from MoedersheimMoonen Architects is set to be built in the old 'Leuvehaven' port in Rotterdam. Located near the Erasmus Bridge, the pavilion intends to bring new life to the historic port of Rotterdam. The municipality of Rotterdam is also set to invest in a bustling residential climate, with this new pavilion housing multiple programs that will contribute to a "lively" and "greener" Maritime District.

  20. Alte Schönhauser 5 / TCHOBAN VOSS Architekten

    It is hard to imagine nowadays how many changes Berlin-Mitte has seen in the past decade. The high variety of new spaces and uses which settled here during those years created as a result an urban, dynamic atmosphere. The existing urban structure with its moderate building heights, pleasant road widths, a diversity and complexity of historical façades contributes to the vividness of this international neighbourhood. Only in a few minutes’ walk the inhabitants and visitors can reach the creative retail mecca Hackescher Markt, the Museum Island as well as Friedrich- and Torstraße.

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I don't build in order to have clients. I have clients in order to build.

Ayn Rand