Guarulhos Airport Fire Department / MM18 Arquitetura

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  • Architects: MM18 Arquitetura
  • Location: Aeroporto internacional de Guarulhos – São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architects In Charge: Marcos Paulo Caldeira, Mila Strauss, Larissa Burke, Fabiane Sakai, Thiago Buccieri
  • Area: 3950.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Pedro Vannucchi
  • Engineering: 3Delta
  • Construction: OAS Construtora
© Pedro Vannucchi © Pedro Vannucchi

Text description provided by the architects. The office MM18 Arquitetura, led by the architects Mila Strauss and Marcos Paulo Caldeira, was responsible for the Fire Fighting Section (SCI)project of the Fire Department at Guarulhos International Airport. 

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With the objective of preparing the firefighting station for eventualities with large airplanes, such as the Airbus A380, and to receive trucks and state-of-the-art equipment, the new space is in front of the main runway of the Airport. 

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The largest airport on the move in the Southern Hemisphere, where about 40 million passengers pass each year,

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Tanderrum Pedestrian Bridge / John Wardle Architects + NADAAA + Oculus

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  • Architects: John Wardle Architects, NADAAA, Oculus
  • Location: Melbourne VIC, Australia
  • Jwa Team: John Wardle, Stefan Mee, Mathew van Kooy, Adam Kolsrud, James Loder, Paul Bickell, Jeff Arnold, Stuart Mann, Ruairi Molloy, Sharon Crabb
  • Nadaaa Team: Nader Tehrani, Arthur Chang, Parke MacDowell, Nick Safley, Thomas Tait
  • Area: 700.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Nils Koenning, Kristoffer Paulsen, Peter Bennetts
  • Construction Team: Fitzgerald Constructions Australia and Harris HMC
  • Structural Engineer: GHD
  • Building Services Engineer: GHD
  • Civil Engineer: GHD
  • Geotechnical Engineer: GHD and Golders
  • Sustainability (Esd) Consultancy: Cundall
  • Landscape Architect: Oculus
  • Building Surveyor: McKenzie Group
  • Accessibility Consultant: McKenzie Group
  • Acoustic Consultant: GHD
  • Lighting Designer: Electrolight
  • Heritage Architects: RBA
  • Signage And Wayfinding: Buro North
  • Traffic And Pedestrian Modelling: GHD
© Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts

Text description provided by the architects. The new Tanderrum Pedestrian Bridge linking Birrarung Marr with the Melbourne Park sports precinct creates a new arrival

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Habitat Filter / Matt Drysdale + Matt Myers + Tim Dow

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  • Clients: Transurban
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Text description provided by the architects. Designed for Transurban and situated in the Melbournes Art precinct on an inaccessible freeway off-ramp island, this major sculptural installation provides an integrated approach of artwork paired with habitat. Solar panels power provide some electricity for lighting, bird boxes provide shelter for wildlife,

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Steel mesh has been incorporated into the forms so that the vegetation can "take over" and the site has been heavily planted and not accessible to the general public. Our aim on the project was that the trees and planted landscape will eventually grow up and around the sculptures so that they become part of the landscape as opposed to being the key feature. Sort of relics

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Sawyer Residence / Vladimir Radutny Architects

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  • Contractor: Instyle Construction
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Text description provided by the architects. Being tasked with converting this 100-year-old dilapidated Chicago two-flat into a single family home gave us an opportunity to respond to a question: How does one preserve and integrate the intangible building qualities of yesterday and today while breathing new life into an existing derelict shell? Our approach to the question entailed observing the existing "heaviness" of both material and space, considering the juxtaposition of restraint and ornamental excess, exploring qualities of openness alongside compartmentalization, and superimposing old craft with new traditions.

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Furthermore, our interest in "phenomenal transparency” as a space-organizing strategy was tested here both in section and plan. Newly-introduced walnut

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Gable House / B.DESIGN24 STUDIO

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  • Structure Engineer: Angle Consultancy
  • Civil Engineer: Bharat Bhai Patel
  • Facade: Perfect Glaze
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Text description provided by the architects. Designed as a relaxation space and spatially planned as an outhouse that is architecturally unique and different from any other structure of the city, the inspiration of this home is from the tropical houses of Singapore. Designed with a tropical concept, therefore, the house is the result of the client's brief with a similar approach adopted for the interiors too. A clean and simplistic plan determines the spatial planning of this oasis within a huge landscaped area with lush greenery A House in the Garden, the lower floor accommodates living areas and rooms for servants while the first floor accommodates a swimming pool, a baby pool, and a formal living / dining

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Gable House / B.DESIGN24 STUDIO

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  • Structure Engineer: Angle Consultancy
  • Civil Engineer: Bharat Bhai Patel
  • Facade: Perfect Glaze
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Text description provided by the architects. Designed as a relaxation space and spatially planned as an outhouse that is architecturally unique and different from any other structure of the city, the inspiration of this home is from the tropical houses of Singapore. Designed with a tropical concept, therefore, the house is the result of the client's brief with a similar approach adopted for the interiors too. A clean and simplistic plan determines the spatial planning of this oasis within a huge landscaped area with lush greenery A House in the Garden, the lower floor accommodates living areas and rooms for servants while the first floor accommodates a swimming pool, a baby pool, and a formal living / dining

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JEJE Guesthouse / skimA

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  • Architects: skimA
  • Location: Yeongju-si, South Korea
  • Lead Architects: Sejin Kim
  • Design Team: Yunseon Cho
  • Area: 186.09 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Hyosook Chin
  • Contractor: MAGOPUS / Jiho Yoo
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Text description provided by the architects. The project site is located in 5 minutes walking distance from Yeongju train station and at the junction between the residential area and commercial district. Although the site is classified and sit on the commercial district, mostly neighboring with single-family houses built in the 1970s and made of concrete block.

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In this context, we focus on slotting in between the ‘Guest-Commercial’ & ‘House-Residential’. It will give guests a comfortable atmosphere like a house within residential blocks while taking the advantage of locating near the main commercial road and the station.

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The Loquat Tree House / Machado Igreja Arquitectos

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  • Collaborator: Luís Marquez
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Text description provided by the architects. The apartment was visibly disfigured and degraded. The parlors looked over the road; the kitchen and the bedroom stood above an enclosed balcony, which led to an abandoned courtyard where the loquat endured. The project contemplates the conversion of the parlors into bedrooms making way for the living room. 

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At the heart of the apartment, the wooden corridor emerged between the stone-coated damp zones. The sliding panel, standing between it and the common areas, has two openings, which allows illumination of the corridor and brings the loquat into context. 

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The abandoned courtyard, in turn, gains a leading role as an indispensable complement

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Gahinga Batwa Village / Studio FH Architects

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  • Structural Engineer: Aquila Gallery
  • Contractor: In-house construction team of Volcanoes Safaris with community support
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Text description provided by the architects. This settlement for eighteen families has been built for and with a Gahinga-based group of Batwa, a marginalized people living in great poverty and destitution ever since their eviction from the forest. 10 acres of land, donated by the Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust for this purpose, has now become the new home of over 100 people. All materials utilized for the construction were donated by Volcanoes Safaris and guests of their nearby Mount Gahinga Lodge. Studio FH Architects provided the designs and supervision services for free as part of its pro-bono programme.

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Bamboo Long House Restaurant / BambuBuild

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  • Architects: BambuBuild
  • Location: Đồng Hới, Quang Binh Province, Vietnam
  • Lead Architects: Tran Ba Tiep
  • Area: 615.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Quang Tran
© Quang Tran © Quang Tran

Text description provided by the architects. Situated next to a river in the middle of Vietnam, Bamboo Long House Restaurant features a large boat-shaped roof, which is covered with forking fern truck, a local popular material for roofing. The building is completely open architecture, connecting to nature harmoniously. The main structure is built in a very simple way and takes advantage of the characteristics of bamboo.

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Mainframe structure is made of bamboo and connected together by bamboo bolts and polyester rope lashing. All modular frame structure was prefabricated in the ground before erection to achieve accuracy and make high-speed construction, easy to construct. Bamboo frames have about 7- meter span, the cantilever

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Casa De Plegado / Rob Paulus Architects

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  • Developer/Contractor: Christos Vlahos, Helios Group
  • Interior Design: Madeleine Boos AIA
  • Mechanical Engineer: KC Mechanical
  • Electrical Engineer: Engineering Design Group
  • Structural Engineer: Schneider & Associates
  • Owner: PVV2 LLC
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Text description provided by the architects. The approach to Casa de Plegado embraces the Catalina foothill surroundings to create a series of folding elements in plan and elevation that configure the residence within the Sonoran Desert to capture prominent views and respond to the site and solar orientation. Folding roof forms of prefinished metal open and close to the sky above and terrain below; a gesture that parallels the nearby Catalina mountain range. Earth-toned walls of textured masonry and smooth stucco wrap through the terrain allowing the landscape to fold between the massing of the residence, heightening the connection

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Botanique Café. Bar. Plantas / Moca Arquitetura

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  • Architects: Moca Arquitetura
  • Location: R. Brg. Franco, 1193 - Mercês, Curitiba - PR, 80430-210, Brazil
  • Architects In Charge: Ana Sikorski, Katia Azevedo
  • Area: 170.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Eduardo Macarios
  • Collaborators: Patricia Bandeira, Juliana Giraldi, Patricia Belz, Drica Lara, Pedro Junger
© Eduardo Macarios © Eduardo Macarios

Text description provided by the architects. Botanique, situated in a building from the 1950 decade in downtown Curitiba, southern Brazil, embodies the merger between the plants store Borealis and the Latin-American themed café Negritta - both commercial facilities with their own identity and strong personality. The challenge that Moca Arquitetura faced was to propose a venue that could hold such distinct programs. "We wanted keep both functions integrated with each other and also letting them to live independently", explains Ana, one of the architects.

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The pursue of coziness guided the development

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Cube House / LSS

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  • Construction Manager: LSS BLDG
  • Structural Engineer: Blue Sky Design
  • Environmental Consultants: First Coastal Corporation
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Text description provided by the architects. The site is part of an unpredictable and delicate natural ecosystem on Moriches Bay, exposed to both heavy wind gusts, and ocean and bay tides that frequently flood the site. Successive storms had irreparably damaged the site’s existing, nonconforming 800 square foot shack and deck.

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The Clients asked for a house to serve as a beach retreat for a multi-generational family. In order to accommodate the extended family, we designed a house with generous public spaces for entertaining, intimate spaces for retreat and privacy, a master suite for grandparents, a second master suite for parents,

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Regional Court Building in Siedlce / HRA Architects

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  • Architects: HRA Architects
  • Location: Siedlce, Poland
  • Lead Architects: Wojciech Hermanowicz, Błażej Hermanowicz, Stanisław Rewski, Michał Chrzanowski, Adam Wojtalik, Krzysztof Hajduczenia, Krzysztof Rewski, Tomasz Laskowski, Anna Kowal, Joanna Orkisz, Elżbieta Hermanowicz, Elżbieta Kozłowska
  • Area: 7850.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Bartłomiej Witczak
  • Structure: HUB-BUD Jacek Lipiec
  • Sanitary Systems: IS-KWADRAT Sp. z o.o. Sp. k.
  • Design & Investment Services: Urszula Chruślińska
  • Electrical And Telecom Engineering Systems: JF AMPER
  • Roads: AZET sp. z o.o.
  • Greenery: Architekt Krajobrazu Robert Nowicki
  • Acoustics: NOISE-PROJECT Wojciech Odrzywołek, ARCHAKUSTIK Andrzej Kłosak
  • General Contractor: Warmińskie Przedsiębiorstwo Budowlane S.A.
  • Investor: District Court in Siedlce
  • Boq And Cost Estimates: LB-Projekt Łukasz Brycki
© Bartłomiej Witczak © Bartłomiej Witczak

Text description provided by the architects. Regional Court building complex in Siedlce is the result of the architectural competition announced by the District Court in Siedlce and won by HRA Architects (Hermanowicz Rewski Architects) in 2011. As the winner

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Contemporary Art Space in the Former Convent of Madre de Dios / Sol89

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  • Architects: Sol89
  • Location: Calle San José, 4, 41004 Sevilla, Spain
  • Author Architects: María González, Juanjo López de la Cruz
  • Area: 830.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Fernando Alda
  • Installations: Alejandro Cabanas
  • Architecture Students: Andrés Pino, George Smudge
  • Building Company: Cotracom
  • Promoter: Centro de Iniciativas Culturales de la Universidad de Sevilla
© Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda

Text description provided by the architects. The intervention interprets the building where is inserted, an old convent, as a context in constant transformation over time. The project arises from a reflection on the creative process in contemporary art, its unpredictable condition and the current dissolution of limits between the space of production and exhibition.

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We can recognize that much of contemporary art expression understands the architectural space as a matter of work (we remember Shibboleth by Doris Salcedo breaking the floor

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Out-to-Out House / L.E.FT Architects

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© Bahaa Ghoussainy © Bahaa Ghoussainy
  • Architects: L.E.FT Architects
  • Location: Faqra, Lebanon
  • L E Ft Architects: Makram el Kadi, Ziad Jamaleddine
  • Team: Daniel Colvard, Ana Conchan, Valeria Fervorari, Mahdi Sabbagh, Karine Yassine
  • Area: 250.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Bahaa Ghoussainy
  • Landscape Architecture: Frederic Francis Landscape Architecture
  • Structural & Mep Engineers: BTUTP
  • Contractor: CPM Contracting
© Bahaa Ghoussainy © Bahaa Ghoussainy

Text description provided by the architects. Located in the snow resort of Faqra - Lebanon, the two-story concrete house hugs its triangular corner site through a gently curved geometry, to create different outdoor spaces of varied spatial and environmental qualities. The house is formed of a rectangular ground floor (5.5m X 20m) volume containing the bedrooms and a hovering curved first floor above it (5.5m X 24m) containing the living quarters.

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The design starts from a Lebanese urban myth, asserting that one

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lightHOUSE / HK Associates

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  • Architects: HK Associates
  • Location: Tucson, United States
  • Lead Architects: Kathy Hancox, AIA, Michael Kothke, AIA
  • Area: 2400.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Logan Havens
© Logan Havens © Logan Havens

Text description provided by the architects. lightHOUSE is a renovation of a 1964 Edward Nelson, FAIA, modernist home in the Catalina Foothills of Tucson, Arizona. The design concept was to reveal the affinities between old and new, and inside and outside, through light, material, and attention to detail. The renovation took the house back to its bones - Douglas Fir posts and beams that recall the Case Study houses of California - black concrete floors, and brick perimeter walls that reference the Sonoran desert's earthen constructions.

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With a minimalist eye, the kitchen and master bedroom suite of lightHOUSE were completely re-conceived, along with the bathrooms, while the balance of the

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Temporary Home for Walk&Talk Festival / Mezzo Atelier

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  • Project Managers: João Rebelo Costa, João Sousa
  • Production: João Costa
  • Construction: João Marreco Carpentry
  • Partners: SRTOP (Secretaria Regional dos Transportes e Obras Públicas), Ponta Delgada Municipality, Tecnovia, Teatro Micaelense, NOS Açores
  • Client: Anda&Fala - Associação cultural
© Francisco Nogueira © Francisco Nogueira

Text description provided by the architects. The pavilion we envisioned for Walk&Talk wants to override borders like the public art festival itself. We have created a completely permeable space that offers a ceiling and the necessary protection for its different functions. As in many of our projects, we start designing with archetypes, which are adapted to the client's requirements and get inspirations of local elements and vernacular architecture.

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The modular wooden structure started from

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True North / Alain Carle Architecte

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  • Conception Team: Christian Aubin, Jean-François Marceau, Michel Lefebvre
  • Interior Design: Francois Bérubé
  • Landscape Design: Carlos Ipser
  • Contractor: Bourgon Construction
© Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams

Text description provided by the architects. Artificial landscapes of the Saint Lawrence River
The project’s conceptual narrative for this private home is based on a critical analysis of its surrounding. The narrative calls for a broader approach to architecture as an unstable figure between landscape and art. The area of the city of Cornwall (Ontario) has been dramatically modified in the mid-XXth Century with the construction of the great St Lawrence Seaway, which would open up the river to commercial navigation and allow new power dams to be implemented.

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This operation caused the relocation of the residents of six villages and three hamlets nearby while

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Lefortovo / buro5

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  • Architects: buro5
  • Location: Moscow, Russia
  • Architect In Charge: Boris Denisyuk
  • Area: 75.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Luciano Spinelli
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Text description provided by the architects. The layout of the apartment is quite often found in Moscow, two wings with rooms opposite each other and windows overlooking the two sides. There are different variations of the plan, but the principle is one: in the center, as a link, corridor - and rooms on the sides.

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The layout has a number of advantages, but there are some nuances. "It is always difficult to make changes to such an apartment plan since most of the walls are bearing. Here, we almost changed nothing, for the zoning of the premises involved partitions. On one side of the apartment, we carried a kitchen-dining room, combined with a living room. On the other side is an

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