Public Bathrooms: Examples in Plan and Section

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© Fabián Dejtiar © Fabián Dejtiar Who has not felt the anxiety of using a restroom outside the comfort of their home? Various architects have experimented with proposals that address these stressful situations, addressing the efficiency of public restrooms from their sanitary facilities, spatial distribution and, mainly, privacy and comfort. These variations can be seen in the planimetry of numerous examples published on our site. We've selected a number of projects that can inspire your next design. 

Parque Urquiza Public Restroom / Diego Jobell

© Luis Vignoli © Luis Vignoli
© Luis Vignoli © Luis Vignoli
via Diego Jobell via Diego Jobell
via Diego Jobell via Diego Jobell

Trail Restroom / Miro Rivera Architects

© Paul Finkel © Paul Finkel
© Paul Finkel © Paul Finkel
via Miro Rivera Architects via Miro Rivera Architects

Göteborg Bathing Culture / raumlabor

via raumlabor via raumlabor
via raumlabor via raumlabor
via raumlabor via raumlabor

Safe Haven Bath House / TYIN Tegnestue

© Pasi Alto © Pasi Alto
© Pasi Alto © Pasi Alto
via TYIN Tegnestue via TYIN Tegnestue

Public Toilets in the Tête d'Or Park / Jacky Suchail Architects

© Franck Fleury © Franck
via Jacky Suchail Architects
via Jacky Suchail Architects
via Gort Scott
via Gort Scott
via Gort Scott
via Gort Scott
via Kubo Tsushima Architects
via Kubo Tsushima Architects
via Kubo Tsushima Architects
© ZhongNing
© ZhongNing
via LiZhu
via LiZhu
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Cinemas and Movie Theaters: Examples in Plan and Section

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© Fabián Dejtiar © Fabián Dejtiar The link between architecture and cinema is unquestionable, as is the magic of seeing a film in a place structured specifically for this contemplative activity. The design requires architectural solutions that not only respond to the distribution of seats and visibility of movie-goers but also to acoustics and lighting. Various projects published on our site highlight how architects have responded to this challenge in innovative ways. Below, stunning 10 movie theaters with their plans and drawings. 

Cineteca Nacional Siglo XXI / Rojkind Arquitectos

© Rojkind Arquitectos. Photo Jaime Navarro © Rojkind Arquitectos. Photo Jaime Navarro
© Rojkind Arquitectos. Photo Jaime Navarro © Rojkind Arquitectos. Photo Jaime Navarro
via Rojkind Arquitectos via Rojkind Arquitectos
via Rojkind Arquitectos via Rojkind Arquitectos

Delphi LUX Cinema / Batek Architekten + Ester Bruzkus Architekten

© Marcus Wend © Marcus Wend
via Batek Architekten + Ester Bruzkus Architekten via Batek Architekten + Ester Bruzkus Architekten

Kineforum / Csutoras & Liando

© Laszlo Csutoras © Laszlo Csutoras
via Csutoras & Liando via Csutoras & Liando
via Csutoras & Liando via Csutoras & Liando

The Cineroleum / Assemble

via Assemble via Assemble
via Assemble via Assemble
via Assemble via Assemble

Cinema Center
via Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
via Churtichaga+Quadra-Salcedo Arquitectos
via Churtichaga+Quadra-Salcedo Arquitectos
© Fernando Alda
via Cañas Arquitectos
via Cañas Arquitectos
© Giorgio Marafioti
via AZPML + DFN Dario Franchini
via AZPML + DFN Dario Franchini
via BaO Architects
via BaO Architects
© Ilya Ivanov
via Wowhaus Architecture Bureau
via Wowhaus Architecture Bureau
© Nicolò Zanatta
via Omri Revesz
via Omri Revesz
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Airports: Examples in Plan & Section

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© Fabián Dejtiar © Fabián Dejtiar Airports require architectural solutions that not only respond to the efficiency of their spaces and circulations - both operational and passenger - but also to their connection with other transport systems and terminals. Take a look at 10 airports/terminals and their plans and section below.

Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport - Terminal 2 / SOM

© Robert Polidori © Robert Polidori
via SOM via SOM
via SOM via SOM

Tom Bradley International Terminal / Fentress Architects

via Fentress Architects via Fentress Architects
via Fentress Architects via Fentress Architects
via Fentress Architects via Fentress Architects

Pulkovo International Airport / Grimshaw Architects + Ramboll + Pascall+Watson

via Grimshaw Architects via Grimshaw Architects
via Grimshaw Architects via Grimshaw Architects
via Grimshaw Architects via Grimshaw Architects

Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport Extension / WHLC Architecture

© Treasure Tolliver © Treasure Tolliver
via WHLC Architecture via WHLC Architecture
via WHLC Architecture via WHLC Architecture

Madrid-Barajas Airport Terminal 4 / Estudio Lamela & Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

via Estudio Lamela & Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners via Estudio Lamela & Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
via Estudio Lamela & Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners via Estudio Lamela & Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
via Estudio Lamela & Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners via Estudio Lamela &
© Diego Elgueta
via Iglesis Arquitectos
via Iglesis Arquitectos
© Ema Peter
via office of mcfarlane biggar architects + designers
via office of mcfarlane biggar architects + designers
© Kenta Hasegawa
via NIKKEN SEKKEI + Ryohin Keikaku + PARTY
via NIKKEN SEKKEI + Ryohin Keikaku + PARTY
© Josip Škof
via Kincl + Neidhardt + Institut IGH
via Kincl + Neidhardt + Institut IGH
© Santiago Robayo
via Espacio Colectivo Arquitectos SA + Cuna Arquitectura
via Espacio Colectivo Arquitectos SA + Cuna Arquitectura
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Hair Salons and Barbershops: Examples in Plan and Section

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© Fabián Dejtiar © Fabián Dejtiar In recent years hair salons and barbershops have begun to incorporate different activities - a programmatic hybridization almost necessary in today's service economy.  Several architects have been commissioned to propose alternatives to the standard beauty salon/barbershop to not only address an efficient configuration but stunning interior aesthetics. Take a look at 10 barbershops and beauty salons with their plan and section.

A.S. Barbershop / Felipe Hess

© Ricardo Bassetti © Ricardo Bassetti
via Felipe Hess via Felipe Hess
via Felipe Hess via Felipe Hess
via Felipe Hess via Felipe Hess

Diego Guerrero Barber Shop / Carol Burton

© Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte
via Carol Burton via Carol Burton
via Carol Burton via Carol Burton

Hair Salon in Nakazaki / Shimpei Oda Architect's Office

© Norihito Yamauchi © Norihito Yamauchi
via Shimpei Oda Architect's Office via Shimpei Oda Architect's Office
via Shimpei Oda Architect's Office via Shimpei Oda Architect's Office

Salón Peluquería / PELROIG

© Maria Pujol © Maria Pujol
via PELROIG via PELROIG
via PELROIG via PELROIG

Barberia Royal / ROW Studio

© Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque
via ROW Studio via ROW Studio
via ROW Studio via ROW Studio

Ki Se Tsu Hair Salon /
© Keisuke Nakagami
via iks design
via iks design
© Hiroki Kawata
via ninkipen!
© Stefan Wülser
via Wülser Bechtel Architekten
via Wülser Bechtel Architekten
via LIQE arquitectura
via LIQE arquitectura
via LIQE arquitectura
© Toshiyuki Azuma
via BHIS
via BHIS
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Architectural Models of Constructive Details: Examples of Representation and Utility

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<a href='https://www.plataformaarquitectura.cl/cl/884151/por-que-las-maquetas-son-fundamentales-para-hacer-realidad-los-proyectos-en-bambu'>The models are fundamental to realize these bamboo projects</a>. Image © Eduardo Souza <a href='https://www.plataformaarquitectura.cl/cl/884151/por-que-las-maquetas-son-fundamentales-para-hacer-realidad-los-proyectos-en-bambu'>The models are fundamental to realize these bamboo projects</a>. Image © Eduardo Souza It's not easy to find theory in the implementation of architectural models: a practical model that allows you to analyze and showcase the organization of material elements according to a particular process. They also allow you to detect and modify the key elements of a project while also addressing the project's executive procedures.  Together with architectonic construction details, the development of the constructive facets is pushed to the background up until the ultimate steps of the design process, but this is also when we identify what is appropriate for a certain stage in the process in order to facilitate a seamless execution. In the search to bring ourselves closer to the presentation and utility of architectural models, we invite you to take a look at a series of examples:

1. Constructive Processes of Structures

<a href='https://www.plataformaarquitectura.cl/cl/759184/casa-convento-enrique-mora'>Casa Convento / Enrique Mora Alvarado</a>. Image via Enrique Mora Alvarado
© Jakob Breidablik, Panuela Aasted, Ane Norderhus, Christian Graugaard
Reproducción facsímil de la maqueta polifunicular de la Colonia Güell. Image via Wikipedia user: SecondNews licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0
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<a href='https://www.plataformaarquitectura.cl/cl/02-369472/en-detalle-especial-los-ensambles-de-madera-en-la-arquitectura-japonesa-tradicional'>Ensambles de madera en la arquitectura japonesa tradicional</a>. Image Cortesía de Torashichi Sumiyoshi y Gengo Matsui
<a href='https://www.plataformaarquitectura.cl/cl/02-308863/estructuras-de-madera-sala-de-tiro-y-club-de-boxeo-ft-architects'>Wooden Structures: Shooting Room and Boxing Club / FT Architects</a>. Image © Shigeo Ogawa
<a href='https://www.plataformaarquitectura.cl/cl/756587/estudiantes-construyen-muros-de-ladrillo-en-disposicion-algoritmica?ad_medium=gallery'>Estudiantes construyen muros de ladrillo en disposición algorítmica</a>. Image Cortesía de Valeska Cirano
<a href='https://www.plataformaarquitectura.cl/cl/877857/este-sistema-estructural-de-cilindros-neumaticos-y-policarbonato-puede-reconfigurarse-a-partir-de-la-tensegridad'>Este sistema estructural de cilindros neumáticos y policarbonato puede reconfigurarse a partir de la Tensegridad</a>. Image Cortesía de Kuan-Ting Lai
<a href=https://www.plataformaarquitectura.cl/cl/885018/edificio-hiperrealistas-que-caben-en-tu-escritorio'>Surreal buildings that fit on your desk</a>. Image © © Ben Neale para Joshua Smith
<a href='https://www.plataformaarquitectura.cl/cl/624517/icd-itke-pabellon-de-investigacion-2013-14-icd-itke-universidad-de-stuttgart'>ICD-ITKE Pabellón de Investigación 2013-14 / ICD-ITKE Universidad de Stuttgart</a>. Image Cortesía de ICD-ITKE
<a href='http://'>"50 Digital Wood Joints"</a> by Ladycartoonist is licensed under <a href='http://'>"CC BY-NC-SA 3.0"</a> . Image
<a href='https://www.plataformaarquitectura.cl/cl/764097/piedra-digitalizada-propuesta-de-albanileria-inteligente-por-zaarchitects?ad_medium=gallery'>Piedra digitalizada: propuesta de albañilería inteligente</a>. Image Cortesía de ZAarchitects
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The Noun Project: Over a Million Downloadable Icons for Your Architectural Diagrams

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Bars and Restaurants: 50 Examples in Plan and Section

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Cortesía de Fabián Dejtiar Cortesía de Fabián Dejtiar The spatial distribution of a restaurant or bar is essential to its success. Faced with this design challenge, several architects have experimented and proposed configurations that both enhance the use of space in different culinary experiences. With this being said, take a look at 50 gastronomic establishments in plan and section to inspire your next design.

El Papagayo Restaurant / Ernesto Bedmar

© Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte
via Ernesto Bedmar via Ernesto Bedmar
via Ernesto Bedmar via Ernesto Bedmar

The Nim Bar / Hitzig Militello arquitectos

© Federico Kulekdjian © Federico Kulekdjian
via Hitzig Militello arquitectos via Hitzig Militello arquitectos
via Hitzig Militello arquitectos via Hitzig Militello arquitectos

Restyiling Pan Plano / Pigmento Experimenta

© Otero Constanza © Otero Constanza
via Pigmento Experimenta via Pigmento Experimenta
via Pigmento Experimenta via Pigmento Experimenta

Cervecería Antares / Estudio Juan Ballester

© Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte
via Estudio Juan Ballester via Estudio Juan Ballester

STANDARD 69 / CAPÓ estudio

© Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte
via CAPÓ estudio via CAPÓ estudio
via CAPÓ estudio via CAPÓ estudio

Mercedes 3880 / MMCV

© Daniela Mac Adden © Daniela Mac Adden
via MMCV via MMCV
via MMCV via MMCV

PRESTON / María José Péndola, Gastón
© Gonzalo Viramonte
© María José Péndola, Gastón Péndola
© María José Péndola, Gastón Péndola
© Gonzalo Viramonte
via Estudio Montevideo + Pablo Dellatorre
via Estudio Montevideo + Pablo Dellatorre
© Gonzalo Viramonte
via SY
via SY
© Gonzalo Viramonte
via Abdenur Arquitectos
via Abdenur Arquitectos
© Manuel Ciarlotti
via AToT- Arquitectos Todo Terreno
via AToT- Arquitectos Todo Terreno
© Hiroyuki Oki
via Le House
via Le House
© Gonzalo Viramonte
via Agostina Gennaro + María José Péndola
via Agostina Gennaro + María José Péndola
© Fernando Alba
via Donaire Arquitectos
via Donaire Arquitectos
© LGM Studio - Luis Gallardo
via Taller Tiliche
via Taller Tiliche
© Marcos Gracia
via LOA
via LOA
© Jorge de Luna
via Taller G Arquitectos
via Taller G Arquitectos
© Pim Schalkwijk
via Nauzet Rodríguez
via Nauzet Rodríguez
© Moritz Bernoully
via Cadena + Asociados
via Cadena + Asociados
© LGM Studio - Luis Gallardo
via Estudio Atemporal
via Estudio Atemporal
© Mara Sánchez Renero Labelle
via em-estudio
via em-estudio
© Lorena Darquea
via Mass Operations
via Mass Operations
© alexander potiomki
via Tamen Arquitectura
via Tamen Arquitectura
© Jaime Navarro
via JSa
via JSa
© Eduardo Calvo Santisbón
via Central de Proyectos SCP + Jorge Bolio Arquitectura + Mauricio Gallegos Arquitectos + Lavalle  Peniche Arquitectos
via Central de Proyectos SCP + Jorge Bolio Arquitectura + Mauricio Gallegos Arquitectos + Lavalle  Peniche Arquitectos
© PHOSS – Antonio Sorrentino & Iván Salinero
via 51-1 arquitectos
via 51-1 arquitectos
© Hiroyuki Oki
via NISHIZAWAARCHITECTS
via NISHIZAWAARCHITECTS
© Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma
via Barclay & Crousse
via Barclay & Crousse
© Gonzalo Caceres
via Jordi Puig
via Jordi Puig
© Michelle Llona R.
via LLONAZAMORA
via LLONAZAMORA
© José Hevia
via FLEXOARQUITECTURA
© Luis Beltran
via Masquespacio
via Masquespacio
© Luis Díaz Díaz
via Valentín Sanz Sanz
via Valentín Sanz Sanz
© Adrià Goula
via El Equipo Creativo
© Marcela Grassi
via Studio Shito
via Studio Shito
© José Hevia
via AMOO  Aureli Mora + Omar Ornaque
via AMOO  Aureli Mora + Omar Ornaque
Cortesía de Francisco Montoya
via Francisco Montoya y David García
© DIEGO OPAZO
via Antonio Altarriba Comes
via Antonio Altarriba Comes
© Maria Pujol
via Estudio Miriam Barrio
via Estudio Miriam Barrio
© Niko Jakob + Emilio Arango
via KdF Arquitectura
via KdF Arquitectura
© Andrés Pardo
via FMAS - Fidel Mendoza Estudio de Arquitectura
via FMAS - Fidel Mendoza Estudio de Arquitectura
© Santiago Bohórquez
via PLASMA NODO + Llano Arquitectos
via PLASMA NODO + Llano Arquitectos
© Maria Luisa Murillo
via Amunátegui Valdés Arquitectos
via Amunátegui Valdés Arquitectos
© Quang Tran
via BambuBuild
via BambuBuild
© Satoru Umetsu/Nacasa & Partners Inc.
via Ryoji Iedokoro Architecture Office
Cortesía de Yuji Tanabe
Cortesía de Yuji Tanabe Architects
Cortesía de Yuji Tanabe Architects
© Hiroyuki Oki
via Vo Trong Nghia Architects
via Vo Trong Nghia Architects
© CreatAR images
via Wutopia Lab
via Wutopia Lab
© Haruo Mikami
via BLOCO Arquitetos
via BLOCO Arquitetos
© Pengfei Wang
via Zhaoyang Architects
via Zhaoyang Architects
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Cultural Centers: 50 Examples in Plan and Section

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Cortesía de Fabián Dejtiar Cortesía de Fabián Dejtiar How many times have you been faced with the challenge of designing a cultural center? While this may seem like quite a feat, many architects have had to design a program that blends a community center with culture. Among the projects published on our site, we have found numerous examples that highlight different responses, from flexible configurations to sites that prioritize central gathering areas for citizens and activities. See our series of 50 community centers and their plans and sections below.

Centro Cultural y Ecológico Imagina / TIBÁrquitectos

© Adam Wiseman © Adam Wiseman
via TIBÁrquitectos via TIBÁrquitectos
via TIBÁrquitectos via TIBÁrquitectos

Centro Cultural Arauco / elton_léniz

© Felipe Díaz Contardo © Felipe Díaz Contardo
via elton_léniz via elton_léniz
via elton_léniz via elton_léniz

Ku.Be House of Culture in Movement / MVRDV + ADEPT

© Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk
via MVRDV + ADEPT via MVRDV + ADEPT
via MVRDV + ADEPT via MVRDV + ADEPT

Concrete at Alserkal Avenue / OMA

© Mohamed Somji, cortesía Alserkal Avenue © Mohamed Somji, cortesía Alserkal Avenue
via OMA via OMA
via OMA via OMA

© Mecanoo
via Mecanoo + CODE arkitektur
Cortesía de SNFCC.
via Renzo Piano Building Workshop
via Renzo Piano Building Workshop
© Erich Spahn
via KÜHNLEIN Architektur
via KÜHNLEIN Architektur
© Bruce Damonte
via LMS Architects
via LMS Architects
© Steve Monpetit
via Atelier Big City
via Atelier Big City
© Dennis De Smet
via ebtca architecten & Archiles architecten
via ebtca architecten & Archiles architecten
© Jeremias Gonzalez
via Atelier 56S
via Atelier 56S
© Guy Wenborne
via Renzo Zecchetto Architects
via Renzo Zecchetto Architects
© Adrián Llaguno
via Oficina de Diseño y Taller Brigada de Arquitectura
via Oficina de Diseño y Taller Brigada de Arquitectura
© Ramiro del Carpio
via Oscar Gonzalez Moix
via Oscar Gonzalez Moix
© Juan Francisco Vargas
via BiS Arquitectos
via BiS Arquitectos
© Nico Saieh
via FURMAN-HUIDOBRO arquitectos asociados
© Ángel Baltanás
via Alberich-Rodríguez Arquitectos
via Alberich-Rodríguez Arquitectos
© Duccio Malagamba
via Vázquez Consuegra
via Vázquez Consuegra
via Alberto Campo Baeza
via Alberto Campo Baeza
© Stephan Lucas
via Beckmann N’Thepe
via Beckmann N’Thepe
© Nico Saieh
via Cristián Fernández Arquitectos + Lateral arquitectura & diseño
via Cristián Fernández Arquitectos + Lateral arquitectura & diseño
© Nelson Kon
via Brasil Arquitetura
via Brasil Arquitetura
Cortesía de Iñaqui Carnicero
via ICA Arquitectura
via ICA Arquitectura
© FG+SG
via EXIT Architects
via EXIT Architects
Cortesía de Flores & Prats Arquitectos
via Duch-Piza Arquitectos + Flores & Prats
via Duch-Piza Arquitectos + Flores & Prats
© Enric Duch
via G///bang
via G///bang
© Joao Morgado - Architecture Photography
via Eduardo Souto de Moura
via Eduardo Souto de Moura
© Sergio Grazia
via Richard + Schoeller Architectes
via Richard + Schoeller Architectes
via Tokyo Matsubara and Architects
via Keio University SFC Hironori Matsubara LaboratoryCen
via Keio University SFC Hironori Matsubara LaboratoryCen
© Hufton+Crow
Cortesía de Zaha Hadid Architects
Cortesía de Zaha Hadid Architects
© Joanna Nowicka
via Rafal Mazur
© Alfonso Quiroga
via Rafael De La-Hoz
via Rafael De La-Hoz
© Taisuke Ogawa
via Chiaki Arai Urban and Architecture Design
via Chiaki Arai Urban and Architecture Design
© Cécile Septet
© Babin+Renaud
© Babin+Renaud
© Guy Wenborne
via Undurraga Devés Arquitectos
via Undurraga Devés Arquitectos
© Taisuke Ogawa
via Chiaki Arai Urban and Architecture Design
via Chiaki Arai Urban and Architecture Design
© Nic Lehoux Photography
via DIALOG
© Cemal Emden
via Emre Arolat Architects
via Emre Arolat Architects
© Felipe Ugalde
via Arata Isozaki
via Arata Isozaki
© Duccio Malagamba
© Eduardo de Miguel Arbonés
© Eduardo de Miguel Arbonés
via Ateliers O-S architectes
via Ateliers O-S architectes
via Ateliers O-S architectes
© Rafał Kłos
via WWAA + 307 Kilo Design
via WWAA + 307 Kilo Design
© Gonzalo Viramonte
via Castañeda, Cohen, Nanzer, Saal, Salassa, Tissot
via Castañeda, Cohen, Nanzer, Saal, Salassa, Tissot
© Paul Ott
via Gangoly & Kristiner Architects
via Gangoly & Kristiner Architects
© Miguel de Guzman
via Losada García
via Losada García
© Federico Cairoli
via Airaudo + Caballero + Giménez Rita + Llonch
via Airaudo + Caballero + Giménez Rita + Llonch
© Lubo Stacho
via Architektonické štúdio Atrium
via Architektonické štúdio Atrium
© Andrea Bosio
via AREA PROGETTI + UNA2 + Andrea Michelini + Laura Ceccarelli
via AREA PROGETTI + UNA2 + Andrea Michelini + Laura Ceccarelli
© Michel Denance
via Architecture Patrick Mauger
via Architecture Patrick Mauger
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Split-Level Homes: 50 Floor Plan Examples

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Cortesía de Fabián Dejtiar Cortesía de Fabián Dejtiar Faced with the challenge of designing homes on terrains with steep slopes - or in compact urban contexts that do not allow much variation in plan - several architects have experimented and proposed split-level homes to enhance the use of space, allowing, among other things, interesting visual perspectives. These variations can be seen in numerous examples published on our site. Below, we have selected 50 examples that can help you in your next project. 

One-Room Residence of 5 Layers / Matsuyama Architect and Associates

© Toshihisa Ishii © Toshihisa Ishii
via Matsuyama Architect and Associates via Matsuyama Architect and Associates
via Matsuyama Architect and Associates via Matsuyama Architect and Associates

House in Miyamoto / Tato Architects

© Shinkenchiku Sha © Shinkenchiku Sha
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House NA / Sou Fujimoto

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via Sou Fujimoto via Sou Fujimoto

Gap House / STORE MUU design studio

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via STORE MUU design studio via STORE MUU design studio

Pit House
© Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners
via UID Architects
via UID Architects
© Rodrigo Dávila
via Giancarlo Mazzanti + Plan:b arquitectos
via Giancarlo Mazzanti + Plan:b arquitectos
Cortesía de CWA
via Claro + Westendarp arquitectos
via Claro + Westendarp arquitectos
© Toshiyuki Yano
via Fujiwarramuro Architects
© Sadao Hotta
via Teppei Fujiwara Architects Labo
via Teppei Fujiwara Architects Labo
© David Foessel
via Atelier Wilda
via Atelier Wilda
© Hiroshi Ueda
via UID Architects
via UID Architects
© Darren Bradley
via Craig Steely Architecture
via Craig Steely Architecture
© Matt Clayton
via Scenario Architecture
© Wison Tungthunya
via Onion
via Onion
© Anna Nagai
via Jun Igarashi Architects
© Lorena Darquea
via Daniel Moreno + Sebastián Calero
via Daniel Moreno + Sebastián Calero
© José Hevia
via Lopez Rivera
via Lopez Rivera
© Hiroyuki Oki
via VTN Architects
via VTN Architects
© Roland Halbe
via Max Núñez
via Max Núñez
© Art Grice
via Paul Hirzel
via Paul Hirzel
via Pezo von Ellrichshausen
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via Pezo von Ellrichshausen
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Cortesía de elii
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© Simon Whitbread
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© Sorin Diaconescu
via Outline Architecture Office
via Outline Architecture Office
© José Hevia
via ARQUITECTURA-G
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© Luis Alonso
via Cardoso + Zúñiga
via Cardoso + Zúñiga
© Joao Ferrand
Cortesía de Ezzo
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© José Hevia
via 05 AM Arquitectura
via 05 AM Arquitectura
© Pregnolato & Kusuki Estúdio Fotográfico
via Apiacás Arquitetos
via Apiacás Arquitetos
© Iwan Baan
via Sou Fujimoto
via Sou Fujimoto
© Joaquín Velasco
via Ricardo Torrejón
via Ricardo Torrejón
© Hiroshi Ueda
via Naoi Architecture & Design Office
via Naoi Architecture & Design Office
© Toshihiro Sobajima
via Komada Architects' Office
via Komada Architects' Office
© Enric Fabre
via Carles Enrich
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© Anja Büchner
via XTH-berlin
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© Nam Goong Sun
via Moon Hoon
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© Takumi Ota
via FLAT HOUSE
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© Jin Hyo-suk
via UTAA
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© Koji Sakai
via Keikichi Yamauchi architects and associates
via Keikichi Yamauchi architects and associates
© Ana Cecilia Garza Villarreal
via S-AR stacion-ARquitectura
via S-AR stacion-ARquitectura
Cortesía de Ruetemple
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Cortesía de TEd’A arquitectes
Cortesía de TEd’A arquitectes
Cortesía de TEd’A arquitectes
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via SLOW office
via SLOW office
© Hey!Cheese
via HAO Design
via HAO Design
© Hiromi Terashima
via Atelier Casa
via Atelier Casa
© Takeshi Yamagishi
via Opensite Architecture Studio
via Opensite Architecture Studio
© Kenta Kawamura
via ALTS Design Office
© Tsukui Teruaki
Cortesía de Shinsuke Fujii Architects
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Hospitals and Health Centers: 50 Floor Plan Examples

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Cortesía de Fabian Dejtiar Cortesía de Fabian Dejtiar A floor plan is an interesting way to represent and approach the functional program of hospitals and health centers, where the complexity of the system implies the need for specific studies of the distribution and spatial organization for proper health care. From our published projects, we have found numerous solutions and possibilities for health centers and hospitals depending on the site's specific needs. Below, we have selected 50 on-site floor plan examples that can help you better understand how architects design hospitals and health care centers.

Maggie's Cancer Centre Manchester / Foster + Partners

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Hospital Complex Broussais / a+ samueldelmas

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Livsrum - Cancer Counseling Center / EFFEKT

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Villa el Libertador Príncipe de Asturias Municipal Hospital / Santiago Viale + Ian Dutari + Alejandro Paz

via Santiago Viale + Ian Dutari + Alejandro Paz via Santiago Viale + Ian Dutari + Alejandro Paz

Municipal Healthcare
via Estudio Entresitio
via SV60 Arquitectos
via Atelier d’architecture Michel Rémon
via Comas-Pont arquitectos
via Ramon Sanabria + Francesc Sandalinas
via Pich-Aguilera Architects + Corea & Moran Arquitectura
via Rural Urban Framework
via Silvia Barbera Correia + Jose luis Canosa + Francisco Rius + Esteban Bonell + Josep Maria Gil
via C. F. Møller Architects
via Brullet Pineda Arquitectes
via BBATS Consulting&Projects SLP + Murtinho+Raby Arquitectos
via EACSN + Junquera Arquitectos
via Ramon Esteve, Alfonso Casares
via Hyunjoon Yoo Architects
via PLANHO + AIDHOS arquitectos S.A.
via Brullet-De Luna Arquitectes + PINEARQ
via Stanley Beaman & Sears
via Estudi PSP Arquitectura
via Corea Moran Arquitectura
via Planho Consultores
via Mario Corea Arquitectura
via AGi Architects
via Lyons + Conrad Gargett
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via El Equipo de Mazzanti
via CADI
via Sheppard Robson + John Cooper Architecture + GAPP + Ruben
via The Manser Practice
via Manoel Coelho Arquitetura e Design
via IDOM
via NORD Architects
via 5G Studio Collaborative
via SmithGroupJJR
via Yazdani Studio of CannonDesign
via a+ samueldelmas
via studiolada architects
via Stantec Architecture + KPMB Architects + HDR Architecture + Diamond Schmitt Architects
via hkl studio
via alt Architects + Karsikas
via Iñigo Esparza Arquitecto
via Carles Muro + Charmaine Lay
via Josep Camps & Olga Felip
via Cid + Santos
via abalo alonso arquitectos
via Vier Arquitectos
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Brick Walls: Tips on Treatment and Maintenance

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<a href='https://www.plataformaarquitectura.cl/cl/02-88619/casa-ladrillo-azl-architects'>Casa Ladrillo / AZL architects</a>. Image © Iwan Baan <a href='https://www.plataformaarquitectura.cl/cl/02-88619/casa-ladrillo-azl-architects'>Casa Ladrillo / AZL architects</a>. Image © Iwan Baan Bricks have historically been the cornerstone of a wide array of living spaces, providing everything from enclosure and protection to the framework for letting in sunlight. Whether it be for their economic or aesthetic aspects in both color and texture, the use of brick can be glimpsed in cities the world over.  In spite of its practicality and widespread use, brick does present a challenge for architects and builders. Everything from humidity, wind, sun, mold, and time leaves its mark on brick, gradually wearing down its practical and aesthetic properties. But fear not, in the following article we'll give you our tips on how to best treat and care for brick.
<a href='https://www.plataformaarquitectura.cl/cl/02-88619/casa-ladrillo-azl-architects'>Casa Ladrillo / AZL architects</a>. Image © Iwan Baan <a href='https://www.plataformaarquitectura.cl/cl/02-88619/casa-ladrillo-azl-architects'>Casa Ladrillo / AZL architects</a>. Image © Iwan Baan

First and foremost, it's essential to recognize the wide variety of bricks and the various ways they are treated and processed in

<a href='https://www.plataformaarquitectura.cl/cl/02-88619/casa-ladrillo-azl-architects'>Casa Ladrillo / AZL architects</a>. Image © Iwan Baan
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ELEMENTAL Designs a Building/Bridge in Buenos Aires

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Cortesía de ELEMENTAL Cortesía de ELEMENTAL ELEMENTAL, the architecture office led by Alejandro Aravena, has proposed a solution to the physical integration of Villa 31 in the city of Buenos Aires. The building includes a raised linear park that aims to be the new headquarters for the Southern Cone of the Inter-American Development Bank Group and to facilitate access of the residents of the neighborhood to other areas of the city. Learn more about the project, below.
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Barrio 31, a place where more than 40,000 people live, lies between one of the main rail terminals and the port of Buenos Aires. The community's indicators of income, employment, education, health and safety are, unfortunately, inferior to the indicators in the rest of the city.

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As ELEMENTAL points out, the building seeks to make it possible for residents to access the new opportunities for jobs, services and public transportation in the

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Explore the Local Wood Work of Chiloé Island, Chile

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Chiloé is a five-part video series produced by Glaciar Films and directed by Diego Breit and David Guzmán; it explores the architectural identity of the southern island off of Chile. Architects, carpenters, artisans, and inhabitants present the constructive history of the island and explore how it is faced with the imminent changes of modern production and practices. Glaciar Films has made three of the five episodes available to ArchDaily readers. In these clips, explore the island's architecture along with interviews with principal architects of the region: Jonah Retamal, Edward Rojas, and Macarena Almonacid. In the first clip, Jonah Retamal, an architect from the University of Chile who has been living on the island for 15 years, discusses his approach to the traditional materiality and the adoption of modern patterns in local production modes. Retamal has been recognized for his work that considers the local culture, environment, and technologies. His work focuses on maintaining the natural conditions of the island.
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Tutorials for Post Production Editing of Architecture Drawings in Photoshop

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Screen capture, Post-Digital Interior Design Drawing. Image via Show It Better Screen capture, Post-Digital Interior Design Drawing. Image via Show It Better If you are trying to approach the representation of architecture through postproduction in Photoshop, the YouTube channel Show It Better can be very useful. The following tutorials allow you to maximize the effectiveness of photoshop by providing both technical and visual tips. Here we have selected examples that address axonometric representation, plans, sections, elevations, diagrams, and others. We hope you enjoy the following tutorials. What other kinds of drawing tips would you like to see? 

Axonometric Drawings

Plans

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How to Design and Calculate a Ramp?

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© Fabián Dejtiar © Fabián Dejtiar We already know that the ramp, aside from its different design possibilities, allows—without forgetting the notion of promenade architecturale—its users to overcome physical barriers in the urban and architectural context. Although it basically consists of a continuous surface with a particular angle of slope, it is necessary to point out the many constructive specifications, which of course may vary due based on the standards of different governing bodies. The following clarifications are intended to assist and determine the appropriate dimensions for comfortable and efficient ramps for all, based on the concept of universal accessibility. To what extent can the slope of a ramp be modified? How can we determine its width and the space needed for maneuvering? What considerations exist regarding the handrails? Here we review some calculations and design examples for different ramps, below.

How is the Slope of a Ramp Calculated?

The slope can be expressed as a percentage that results from the ratio between the height
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Architecture City Guide: 15 Places Every Architect Should Visit in Córdoba, Argentina

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via © Wikipedia User: Cambalachero Licensed under Public Domain via © Wikipedia User: Cambalachero Licensed under Public Domain Located in the central region of Argentina, the historic city of Córdoba is the second most populated city in the country; which means it can be considered an important center for culture, education, and finance. Its dense historic center is characterized by the presence of brick -a product of the work of Togo Díaz- and the particular landscape that links the urban with the natural, resulting in an exclusive atmosphere that invites us to walk its streets. The characteristic culture of Córdoba is evident in its urban public spaces, its natural streams and its pedestrian areas; where one can appreciate the heterogeneity of classical, modern and contemporary architecture. Below is a list of 15 sites that every architect should visit. Guía de arquitectura en Córdoba: 15 sitios que todo arquitecto debe visitar

01. Bicentennial Civic Center / Lucio Morini + GGMPU Arquitectos

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Horizontal Vertigo: Argentinian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2018

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© Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli As part of our 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale coverage, we present the completed Argentinian Pavilion. Below, the curatorial team describes the exhibition in their own words. 

Horizontal Vertigo, Argentinian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2018, delves into the notions of humanity and democratic spirit as proposed by Freespace, by establishing a cross-cutting dialog between geography, place, and architecture. The exhibition, curated by the architects Javier Mendiondo, Pablo Anzilutti, Francisco Garrido and Federico Cairoli, is an invitation to rethink our territory as a collective construction and discover architecture in its capacity to convey unexpected generosity in every project.
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Description from the curatorial team. Horizontality —a condition both abstract and real in the extensive Argentinean landscape— can also describe our architecture as a continuous thought-scape.

Horizontal Vertigo crosses the folds of our territory by mapping its architectural production over the last decades, since Argentina’s return to democracy

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World Winners of 2018 Prix Versailles Awards Announced

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This month the world winners of the Prix Versailles 2018 were announced at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris. This annual recognition celebrates commercial architecture projects from around the world, promoting successful interactions between culture and economy. The twelve winning projects—including stores, shopping malls, hotels, and restaurants—were selected from the 70 continental finalist teams from 32 different countries. These works of architecture also show projects that recognize architecture's relationship with heritage. See all of the selected projects after the break.

Categoy: Shops & Stores

Shops & Stores - Prix Versailles 2018
Apple Orchard Road - Singapore, Singapore
Foster + Partners - London, United Kingdom
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Shops & Stores - Special prize Interior 2018
Dolce & Gabbana’s Venice Palazzo - Venice, Italy
Carbondale - Paris, France

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Shops & Stores - Special prize Exterior 2018
Porcelanosa Chile - Santiago, Chile
Gonzalo Mardones

Porcelanosa Chile / Gonzalo Mardones Arquitecto. Image Cortesía de Prix Versailles
Watermark WestQuay / ACME - Hammerson. Image Cortesía de Prix Versailles
Lane 189 / UNStudio - CITIC. Image Cortesía de Prix Versailles
McArthurGlen Provence / Marseille Architecture Partenaires. Image Cortesía de Prix Versailles
Amanyangyun / Kerry Hill Architects. Image Cortesía de Prix Versailles
Bisate Lodge / Nicholas Plewman Architects . Image Cortesía de Prix Versailles
Six Senses Zil Pasyon / Studio RHE. Image Cortesía de Prix Versailles
Restaurante Ixi’im / Central de Proyectos SCP / Paulina Morán. Image Cortesía de Prix Versailles
Nobu Downtown / Rockwell Group. Image Cortesía de Prix Versailles
Tienda de Hospedaje Costa Salvaje / Nomadic Resorts. Image Cortesía de Prix Versailles
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Smiljan Radic Receives the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize 2018

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Image © Iwan Baan Image © Iwan Baan Chilean architect Smiljan Radic was announced the winner of the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize 2018 Architecture Awards from The American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York. The academy's annual architecture awards program began in 1955 with the opening of the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize. The prize is given to an architect of any nationality who has made a significant contribution to architecture as an art. The program has since been expanded to include four Arts and Literature Awards for American architects that explore ideas in architecture through any medium of expression.
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This year’s winners were chosen from a group of 32 individuals and practices nominated by the members of the Academy. The jurors were: Annabelle Selldorf, Kenneth Frampton, Steven Holl, Thom Mayne, James Polshek, Billie Tsien and Tod Williams.
Smiljan Radic creates strong atmospheric spaces that resonate deeply and
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