The Sixteen-Oak Barn / HilberinkBosch architects

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  • Collaborator: Frenske Wijnen
  • Contractor: Zandenbouw, Aarle-Rixtel
  • Sawing: Brabant Hout
  • Client: project HILBERINKBOSCH at own property
© René de Wit © René de Wit

Text description provided by the architects. Traditionally, most farmhouses in the Meierij of ’s Hertogenbosch, a former administrative realm or bailiwick, have their separate parts such as living quarters, storage space and cowsheds integrated into a single building. Over time, however, these compact buildings frequently became too cramped to house all of these functions and a separate barn was added. These were usually built from locally available materials and largely followed the structural pattern of the farmhouses themselves.

© René de Wit © René de Wit

In 2017 we were told that seven of the century-old oak trees in our yard were in bad shape. They had to be cut down.

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Beauty Matters at the Tallinn Architecture Biennale 2019 as Curators are Announced

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2019 TAB Curators. Image Courtesy of Estonian Centre for Architecture 2019 TAB Curators. Image Courtesy of Estonian Centre for Architecture Dr. Yael Reisner of Yael Reisner Studio, London, was selected as head curator for the 2019 Tallinn Architecture Biennale titled: “Beauty Matter: The Resurgence of Beauty." The architect’s winning proposal rejuvenates the importance of beauty, reflecting on how after almost 8 years of beauty being a tabooed subject, a cultural shift has changed its perception. The selected assistant curator will be Johanna Jõekalda, who has previously advised on the Estonian architectural scene and its socio-political-cultural features. The Tallinn Architecture Biennale (TAB) which will take place in September and October 2019, will bring the status of beauty into discussion, discovering it through the lens of new environments. The exhibition will tackle two important issues in the architecture: “society in response to alienating built environments and the ecologically unfit."
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Planning to visit the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale? Here are our top picks for national pavilions & events

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/y6/y6vi5abtxww8d6wq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />It's almost here! The 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, <a href="http://bustler.net/events/10775/biennale-architettura-2018-16th-international-architecture-exhibition-freespace" >&ldquo;FREESPACE&rdquo;</a>, will celebrate its grand opening this Saturday, May 26. From then until November 25, there will be plenty to see and do at the Biennale grounds &mdash; and around already-bustling Venice as well. Planning on going and not entirely sure where to start? Afraid you might've forgotten to include something in your Biennale itinerary? <a href="http://bustler.net/" >Bustler</a> rounded up a selection of national pavilions and events that we recommend checking out. Read on for our top picks.
And if this is your first time attending the Biennale, prepare for your trip with Archinect's Venice Architecture Biennale for Beginners guide! NATIONAL PAVILIONS

Ilot A3, Tour de Logements / Herzog & de Meuron

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© Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo
  • Architects: Herzog & de Meuron
  • Location: 97 Cours Charlemagne, 69002 Lyon, France
  • Partners: Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, Christine Binswanger (Partner in Charge)
  • Project Team: Christoph Röttinger (Associate, Project Director), Emmanuel Guilloux (Project Manager), Claire Gamet (Project Manager), Delphine Camus, Chloé Eckert, Shusuke Inoue, Sara Jimenez, Antoine Meinnel, Alexa Nürnberger (Associate), Romain Pequin
  • Area: 5751.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Julien Lanoo, Maxime Delvaux, Jonathan Letoublon, George Dupin
  • Construction Security: Alpes Contrôle, Villeurbanne, France
  • Acoustics: Synacoustique, Lyon, France
  • Cost Consultant : Iliade, Caluire et Cuire, France
  • Design Consultant : Herzog & de Meuron, Basel, Switzerland
  • Executive Architect: AFAA, Lyon, France, PSO Ingénieurie, Serrieres, France ELAN, Limonest, France
  • Geotechnical Engineering : Fondaconseil, La Tour Salvagny, France
  • Mep Engineering : Iliade Setam, Caluire et Cuire, France
  • Photovoltaic Engineering : Transenergie, Écully, France
  • Roads & Networks Engineering : Cap Vert, Lyon, France
  • Structural Engineering : Batiserf,
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Family House Neveklov / ATELIER KUNC architects

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  • Architects: ATELIER KUNC architects
  • Location: Neveklov, Czech Republic
  • Lead Architects: Michal Kunc, Alžběta Vrabcová
  • Area: 440.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Jan Vrabec
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Text description provided by the architects. The House in Neveklov works with the basic, archetypal form of a family house with a saddle roof. From the perspective of the composition, these are two buildings with the same roof pitch and different heights, slightly jutting out and connected by a glass neck. The main motive of our concept is to link the interior with the exterior through large windows and terraces, the house is very airy, it is open to the roof in two places and offers a number of look-outs into the large garden.

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Colours are minimalist – the house is black form the outside and the interior is predominantly white

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Bamboo Craft Village / Archi-Union Architects

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  • Architects: Archi-Union Architects
  • Location: Daomingzhen, Chongzhou, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
  • Principla Architect: Philip F. Yuan
  • Architecture: Alex Han, Xiangping Kong, Shaoying Lei, Bing Yang
  • Interior: Qinhao Wen, Xiaoming Chen, Jingyan Tang, Qiucheng Li, Ju Wang
  • Structure: Jing Wang, Jinjiang Zhou, Lei Li, Chen Liang, Chen Liang, Qiang Zhou, Xiang Zhang, Xiaoyi Zhao
  • Electromechanical: Yong Liu, Ying Yu, Xi Li, Yong Wang, Dawei Wei
  • Digital Fabrication: Wen Zhang, Liming Zhang, Sizhong He
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Bian Lin, Huapeng Chu, Li Han, Wei Zang, Hua Chai, Philip F. Yuan
  • Digital Fabrication: Shanghai Fab-Union Architectural Techonology and Digital Fabrication Co.,LTD
  • Construction: Sichuan Zhongye Cultural Tourism Co.Ltd.
  • Masterplan For Bamboo Craft Village: Chengdu Meiyu Landscaping Engineering Co., Ltd.
  • Guide Rule: Sichuan Jiehong Construction Engineering Co., Ltd.
  • Timber Structure: Suzhou Crownhomes Co.,LTD
  • Steel Structure: Sichuan Xinchangle Architectural Engineering Co.,LTD
  • Contributor: Ningjue
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Astronomical Park of Zhenze High School / Specific Architects + Unit Architects

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Daliy use of the Astronomical Park. Image © Hengzhong LYU Daliy use of the Astronomical Park. Image © Hengzhong LYU
  • Architects: Specific Architects, Unit Architects
  • Location: 1750 Pang Yang Lu, Wujiang Qu, Suzhou Shi, Jiangsu Sheng, China
  • Lead Architects: Yong Zheng
  • Design Team: Huiping Liu, Wanli Zhang, Haojie Liu
  • Astronomy Consultant: Min Li
  • Clients: Zhenze High School
  • Area: 6330.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Hengzhong LYU
Interior of the Astronomy Pavilion. Image © Hengzhong LYU Interior of the Astronomy Pavilion. Image © Hengzhong LYU
Text description provided by the architects. Astronomical Park is an important part in the astronomical cultural construction of Zhenze High School. The Architects put forward the idea of constructing astronomical projects in the form of parks, combination of the astronomical theme with the campus environment, and having them become links between the original relatively independent functional areas.

Astronomical stadiums and sites are transformed into circular elements, and anchor each other with the slopes.

Daliy use of the Astronomical Park. Image © Hengzhong LYU Daliy use of the Astronomical Park. Image © Hengzhong LYU
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Night view inside the empty courtyard. Image © Hengzhong LYU
Spiral stairs. Image © Hengzhong LYU
Aerial view. Image © Hengzhong LYU
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Exterior view of  the Planetarium Pavilion. Image © Hengzhong LYU
Night view of  the Planetarium Pavilion. Image © Hengzhong LYU
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The Astronomy Pavilion and the Planetarium Pavilion. Image © Hengzhong LYU
Aerial view of school. Image © Hengzhong LYU
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SALA Canal / Volume Matrix Studio

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  • Landscape: Volume Matrix studio Co., Ltd.
  • Interior : Volume Matrix studio Co., Ltd.
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Text description provided by the architects. Sala Canal House is located alongside of an old canal surrounded by a garden with various local grown fruits in Bangkok, Thailand. Not far from this site, there is an old floating water market open daily, where the local residents come shopping for fresh food. You can still feel, smell, and experience the traditional Thai way of living around this area.

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Sala (ศาลา), is a Thai language which means, “building or open pavilion used as a meeting and relaxing place for people”. You can find Sala in any parts of Thailand such as, schools, temples, old villages. 

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West Village Townhouse, NY by Haute Architecture DPC

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ga/gaweoq4i61xumm5u.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />From a typical West Village townhouse layout, with constrained and dark spaces,&nbsp;Haute Architecture created a warm minimalist design to seamlessly bring light deep&nbsp;into the building. The resulting space is a meditative sanctuary that offers their&nbsp;clients reprieve from the hectic nature of city life.
The project is conceived as a fluid series of layered experiences along the horizontal and vertical paths. The circulation is further organized around a central nucleus, offering the owners multiple connections between living environments and a dematerialization of rooms. As in yacht construction, that nucleus is a performing element combining optimized custom cabinetry and sliding panels to transform the space and its uses. Haute Architecture created a double height atrium as the modern heart of the house. Entertainment, living, dining, kitchen and work all flow in one polyvalent space. The dynamic shape of the opening serves to effortlessly bring the outside light and garden further int...

West Village Townhouse, NY by Haute Architecture DPC

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ga/gaweoq4i61xumm5u.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />From a typical West Village townhouse layout, with constrained and dark spaces,&nbsp;Haute Architecture created a warm minimalist design to seamlessly bring light deep&nbsp;into the building. The resulting space is a meditative sanctuary that offers their&nbsp;clients reprieve from the hectic nature of city life.
The project is conceived as a fluid series of layered experiences along the horizontal and vertical paths. The circulation is further organized around a central nucleus, offering the owners multiple connections between living environments and a dematerialization of rooms. As in yacht construction, that nucleus is a performing element combining optimized custom cabinetry and sliding panels to transform the space and its uses. Haute Architecture created a double height atrium as the modern heart of the house. Entertainment, living, dining, kitchen and work all flow in one polyvalent space. The dynamic shape of the opening serves to effortlessly bring the outside light and garden further int...

Shared housing startups prepare for big business

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/g1/g1026k28lvimdl5t.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>A Crunchbase News analysis of residential-focused real estate startups uncovered a raft of companies with a shared and temporary housing focus that have raised funding in the past year or so.
This isn’t a U.S.-specific phenomenon. Funded shared and short-term housing startups are cropping up across the globe, from China to Europe to Southeast Asia.



Crunchbase reporter Joanna Glasner takes a look at the new crop of shared and short-term housing startups that have recently raised millions of dollars in funding, such as Common, Starcity, Roomi, Ollie, HubHaus, and others.

Shared housing startups prepare for big business

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/g1/g1026k28lvimdl5t.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>A Crunchbase News analysis of residential-focused real estate startups uncovered a raft of companies with a shared and temporary housing focus that have raised funding in the past year or so.
This isn’t a U.S.-specific phenomenon. Funded shared and short-term housing startups are cropping up across the globe, from China to Europe to Southeast Asia.



Crunchbase reporter Joanna Glasner takes a look at the new crop of shared and short-term housing startups that have recently raised millions of dollars in funding, such as Common, Starcity, Roomi, Ollie, HubHaus, and others.

OMA and Morphosis shortlisted for “Unicorn Island” design competition in China

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/uj/uj58h15kkejrq924.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />OMA and Morphosis, along with two other unknown firms, have been shortlisted by the city of&nbsp;Chengdu in China's "Unicorn Island" design competition. The new development will be China's version of Silicon Valley, functioning as a hub for successful &ldquo;Unicorn&rdquo; technology firms&mdash;those that reach a value of $1 billion or more within their first 10 years.&nbsp;
OMA's scheme organizes the island into three rings, the "Living Lab" at the center of the action, the "Weave Zone" branching out with housing, offices, and amenities, and the outer perimeter housing the Unicorn company's headquarters. 

OMA and Morphosis shortlisted for “Unicorn Island” design competition in China

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/uj/uj58h15kkejrq924.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />OMA and Morphosis, along with two other unknown firms, have been shortlisted by the city of&nbsp;Chengdu in China's "Unicorn Island" design competition. The new development will be China's version of Silicon Valley, functioning as a hub for successful &ldquo;Unicorn&rdquo; technology firms&mdash;those that reach a value of $1 billion or more within their first 10 years.&nbsp;
OMA's scheme organizes the island into three rings, the "Living Lab" at the center of the action, the "Weave Zone" branching out with housing, offices, and amenities, and the outer perimeter housing the Unicorn company's headquarters. 

JOY BOX / Pures Design

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  • Interiors Designers: Pures Design
  • Location: 1515 Zhong Shan Da Dao, Jiangan, Wuhan, Hubei, China
  • Lead Designers: Tianyu Xiong, Xiaokai Zhang
  • Area: 70.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Xiaokai Zhang
© Xiaokai Zhang © Xiaokai Zhang

Text description provided by the architects. JOY BOX Restaurant is located on the first floor of Wuhan Tiandi Horizon Shopping Mall. The total area is 70 square meters. The south and north sides of the site are displayed façades, and the street façade is 5-meter high glass wall. Pure Design was tasked with extending the existed branding elements, retaining the sense of transparency and layering of the space, and attracting costumer’s attention continuously.

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© Xiaokai Zhang © Xiaokai Zhang

In the original site, the street entrance and mall entrance are located at the south and north sides. This separation creates a straight passageway within the space. The staff entrance is located at the corner.

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