National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts / Mecanoo

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© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan
  • Architects: Mecanoo
  • Location: Fengshan District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
  • Local Architect: Archasia Design Group
  • Client: Preparatory Office of The Wei-Wu-Ying Center for the Arts of the Ministry of Culture, Taiwan
  • Founding Partner & Creative Director : Francine Houben
  • Artistic And Executive Director: Chien Wen-Pin
  • Area: 141000.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Iwan Baan
  • Structural Engineer: Supertech
  • Mechanical Engineer: Yuan Tai
  • Electrical Engineer: Heng Kai
  • Acoustic Consultant: Xu-Acoustique
  • Theatre System: Waagner-Biro
  • Theatre Consultant: Theateradvies
  • Lighting Consultant: CMA lighting
  • Fire Safety Consultant: Ju Jiang
  • Organ Consultant: Olivier Latry
  • Roof And Facade Consultant: CWI
  • 3 D Consultant: Lead Dao
  • Traffic Consultant: Su International
  • Contractor: Chien Kuo Construction
  • Steel Skin: Centraal Staal
  • Organ Builder: Klais, Bonn
© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan

Text description provided by the architects. Designed by Dutch architects Mecanoo, the extraordinary architecture of Weiwuying is inspired by the sinuous canopy created by clusters of banyan trees commonly found in the

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School Architecture: 70 Examples in Plan and Section

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For architects, schools are often complex structures to design. They must provide a variety of spaces for education, and also consider sports and recreational activities. But beyond its size or surface, the greatest challenge is to design an area that fosters a positive pedagogical environment for children. Below, a selection of 70 school projects with their drawings to inspire your proposals for learning campuses.

Lishin Elementary School Library / TALI DESIGN

© Hey!Cheese © Hey!Cheese
Cortesía de TALI DESIGN Cortesía de TALI DESIGN
Cortesía de TALI DESIGN Cortesía de TALI DESIGN

Ratchut School / Design in Motion

© Ketsiree Wongwan © Ketsiree Wongwan
Cortesía de Design in Motion Cortesía de Design in Motion
Cortesía de Design in Motion Cortesía de Design in Motion

Skovbakke School / CEBRA

© Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk
Cortesía de CEBRA Cortesía de CEBRA
Cortesía de CEBRA Cortesía de CEBRA

Schoolgarden “De Buitenkans” / RO&AD Architecten

© Katja Effting © Katja Effting
Cortesía de RO&AD Architecten Cortesía de RO&AD Architecten
Cortesía de RO&AD Architecten Cortesía de RO&AD Architecten

Glassell School of Art / Steven Holl Architects

© Richard Barnes © Richard Barnes
Cortesía de Steven Holl Architects Cortesía de Steven Holl Architects
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Cortesía de Specific Architects + Unit Architects
Cortesía de Specific Architects + Unit Architects
© Simon Garcia
Cortesía de Josep Val Ravell + Arnau Solé Simón
Cortesía de Josep Val Ravell + Arnau Solé Simón
© Eric Dinardi
Cortesía de RAW Architecture
Cortesía de RAW Architecture
© Gilles Ribero
Cortesía de LT2A
Cortesía de LT2A
© Simon von Gunten
Cortesía de Skop
Cortesía de Skop
© Luc Boegly
Cortesía de Jacques Ferrier Architecture
Cortesía de Jacques Ferrier Architecture
© Marcelo Donadussi
Cortesía de Arquitetura Nacional
Cortesía de Arquitetura Nacional
© Paul Riddle
Cortesía de Dixon Jones
Cortesía de Dixon Jones
© Su Shengliang
Cortesía de GLA
Cortesía de GLA
© Andreas Rost + CODE
Cortesía de CODE
Cortesía de CODE
© HOU Bowen
Cortesía de ZHOU Ling Design Studio
Cortesía de ZHOU Ling Design Studio
© John Gollings
Cortesía de McBride Charles Ryan
Cortesía de McBride Charles Ryan
© Alberto Cosi
Cortesía de Chiangmai Life Construction
Cortesía de Chiangmai Life Construction
© Ruijing Photo
Cortesía de B.L.U.E. Architecture Studio
Cortesía de B.L.U.E. Architecture Studio
© Michael Downes
Cortesía de Woods Bagot
Cortesía de Woods Bagot
Cortesía de BC architects
Cortesía de BC architects
Cortesía de BC architects
© Piyush Rana photography
Cortesía de Kapadia Associates
Cortesía de Kapadia Associates
Cortesía de FAX ARCHITECTS
Cortesía de FAX ARCHITECTS
Cortesía de FAX ARCHITECTS
© Nico Saieh
Cortesía de Gonzalo Mardones V Arquitectos
Cortesía de Gonzalo Mardones V Arquitectos
© Enrique Cabeza de Vaca
Cortesía de Trasbordo Arquitectur
Cortesía de Trasbordo Arquitectur
© Simon Menges
Cortesía de BAROZZI VEIGA
Cortesía de BAROZZI VEIGA
Cortesía de FRIIS & MOLTKE Architects
Cortesía de FRIIS & MOLTKE Architects
Cortesía de FRIIS & MOLTKE Architects
© Chunliu Yu
Cortesía de STI Studio from the Architectural Design & Research Institute of Zhejiang University
Cortesía de STI Studio from the Architectural Design & Research Institute of Zhejiang University
© Simon Menges
Cortesía de BUR Architekten
Cortesía de BUR Architekten
© Julien Lanoo
Cortesía de Céline Teddé & Jérôme Apack architectes
Cortesía de Céline Teddé & Jérôme Apack architectes
© Hufton + Crow
Cortesía de Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Cortesía de Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
© Stijn Bollaert
Cortesía de evr-Architecten + Callebaut Architecten
Cortesía de evr-Architecten + Callebaut Architecten
© Yu Xu
Cortesía de LYCS Architecture
Cortesía de LYCS Architecture
© SCS
Cortesía de The Scarcity and Creativity Studio
Cortesía de The Scarcity and Creativity Studio
© Shamanth Patil J
Cortesía de The Purple Ink Studio
Cortesía de The Purple Ink Studio
© Juliusz
Cortesía de Medusagroup
Cortesía de Medusagroup
Cortesía de Atelier 56S architectes
vía Atelier 56S
vía Atelier 56S
Cortesía de WAYAiR Foundation
Cortesía de WAYAiR
Cortesía de WAYAiR
© Adam Mørk
Cortesía de C.F. Møller
Cortesía de C.F. Møller
© Marcel van der Burg
Cortesía de NL Architects
Cortesía de NL Architects
© Eugeni Pons
Cortesía de Dominique Coulon & associés
Cortesía de Dominique Coulon & associés
© Mikiko Kikuyama
Cortesía de PellOverton Architects
Cortesía de PellOverton Architects
© Julien Lanoo
Cortesía de Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architects + CDA Architectes
Cortesía de Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architects + CDA Architectes
© Iwan Baan
Cortesía de Kéré Architecture
Cortesía de Kéré Architecture
© Adrià Goula
Cortesía de BAAS Arquitectura
Cortesía de BAAS Arquitectura
© Balázs Szelecsényi
Cortesía de Csoma's Room Foundation
Cortesía de Csoma's Room Foundation
© Will Boase
Cortesía de Studio FH Architects
Cortesía de Studio FH Architects
© Ana Mello
Cortesía de aflalo/gasperini arquitetos
Cortesía de aflalo/gasperini arquitetos
Cortesía de iredale pedersen hook architects
Cortesía de iredale pedersen hook architects
Cortesía de iredale pedersen hook architects
© Spaceshift Studio
Cortesía de Vin Varavarn Architects
Cortesía de Vin Varavarn Architects
© Andrea Tabocchini
Cortesía de Andrea Tabocchini & Francesca Vittorini
Cortesía de Andrea Tabocchini & Francesca Vittorini
© BASE Photography
Cortesía de architecten|en|en + Studio Leon Thier
Cortesía de architecten|en|en + Studio Leon Thier
© Charly Broyez
Cortesía de SAM architecture
Cortesía de SAM architecture
Cortesía de ARC.AME
Cortesía de ARC.AME
Cortesía de ARC.AME
© Integrated Studio
Cortesía de Neumann Monson Architects
Cortesía de Neumann Monson Architects
Cortesía de MOUNT FUJI ARCHITECTS STUDIO
Cortesía de MOUNT FUJI ARCHITECTS STUDIO
Cortesía de MOUNT FUJI ARCHITECTS STUDIO
© Pedro Nuno Pacheco
Cortesía de Murmuro
Cortesía de Murmuro
© Juan Cuevas
Cortesía de Orbe Architecture + Estudio Cavernas + INDA + W.E. Wattanachote + Lasavanich
Cortesía de Orbe Architecture + Estudio Cavernas + INDA + W.E. Wattanachote + Lasavanich
© Leonardo Finotti
Cortesía de Rosenbaum + Aleph Zero
Cortesía de Rosenbaum + Aleph Zero
Cortesía de BROOKS + SCARPA
Cortesía de BROOKS + SCARPA
Cortesía de BROOKS + SCARPA
© Eleazar Cuadros
Cortesía de Semillas
Cortesía de Semillas
© Onnis Luque
Cortesía de EPArquitectos + Estudio Macías Peredo
Cortesía de EPArquitectos + Estudio Macías Peredo
© MA Minghua + ZHAN Changheng
Cortesía de WAU Design
Cortesía de WAU Design
© Barbara Vetter + Vincent Heiland
Cortesía de feat.collective
Cortesía de feat.collective
© Fernando Alda
Cortesía de García Torrente Arquitectos
Cortesía de García Torrente Arquitectos
© Panoramic Studio
Cortesía de Plan Architect
Cortesía de Plan Architect
© Stephan Baumann
Cortesía de Datscha Architekten
Cortesía de Datscha Architekten
© Dennis De Smedt
Cortesía de ebtca architecten
Cortesía de ebtca architecten
© Li Yao
Cortesía de Architectural Design & Research Institute of SCUT
Cortesía de Architectural Design & Research Institute of SCUT
© Isaac Ramírez Marín
Cortesía de Ana Elvira Vélez + Juan B. Echeverri
Cortesía de Ana Elvira Vélez + Juan B. Echeverri
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Homes for All – Dortheavej Residence / Bjarke Ingels Group

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© Rasmus Hjortshøj © Rasmus Hjortshøj
  • Architects: Bjarke Ingels Group
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Partners In Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Finn Nørkjær
  • Project Managers: Ole Elkjær-Larsen, Per Bo Madsen
  • Area: 6800.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Rasmus Hjortshøj
  • Team: David Zahle, Alberte Danvig, Alejandro Mata Gonzales, Alina Tamosiunaite, Birgitte Villadsen, Cat Huang, Claudio Moretti, Dag Præstegaard, Daruisz Duong Vu Hong, Enea Michelesio, Esben Christoffersen, Ewelina Moszczynska, Frederik Lyng, Henrik Kania, Høgni Laksáfoss, Jakob Andreassen, Jonas Aarsø Larsen, Karl Aarso Larsen, Katerina Joannides, Krista Meskanen, Laura Wätte, Lucas Torres Aguero, Maciej Jakub Zawaszki, Maria Teresa Fernandez Rojo, Michael Schønemann Jensen, Mikkel Marcker Stubgaard, Nigel Jooren, Rasmus Pedersen, Robinson Neuville, Sergiu Calacean, Taylor McNally-Anderson, Terrence Chew, Tobias Hjortdal, Tobias Vallø Sørensen
  • Client: Lejerbo
  • Collaborators: MOE
© Rasmus Hjortshøj © Rasmus Hjortshøj

Text description provided by the architects. Named after its Dortheavej address in the northwestern part of Copenhagen, the 5-story building winds through the area characterized by car

© Rasmus Hjortshøj
© Rasmus Hjortshøj
© Rasmus Hjortshøj
© Rasmus Hjortshøj
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35 Fireplaces that Spark Architectural Interest

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© Weiqi Jin © Weiqi Jin From the beginning of time, human beings have gathered around the fire. The first settlements and huts included in their interior a small bonfire to cook and maintain the heat of its inhabitants. This tradition has continued to the present, and chimneys and fireplaces have developed into the most varied designs and forms, providing possibilities both inside and outside a home. To give you ideas for materials, structures, and spatial configurations, we present 35 remarkable meeting places around the fire.

Refugi Lieptgas / Georg Nickisch + Selina Walder

© Ralph Feiner © Ralph Feiner

krakani lumi / Taylor and Hinds Architects

© Adam Gibson © Adam Gibson

Lake Cottage / UUfie

© Naho Kubota © Naho Kubota

LANDHAUS / Thomas Kröger Architekt

© Thomas Heimann © Thomas Heimann

Squish Studio / Saunders Architecture

© Bent René Synnevåg © Bent René Synnevåg

Atrium House / Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

© Åke E- son Lindman © Åke E- son Lindman

The Hill House / David Coleman

© Lara Swimmer © Lara Swimmer

House in Brissago
© Hannes Henz
© Mike Mercau
© Tuomas Uusheimo
© Kevin Buy
© Jo Smith
© Valentin Jeck
Cortesía de KÜHNLEIN Architektur
© Brad Feinknopf
© Dietmar Hammerschmid
© Nico Saieh
© Lars Petter Pettersen
Cortesía de ODA
© Derek Swalwell
Cortesía de onix
© Wieland Gleich
© Olivier Martin Gambier
Cortesía de Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
© Nicholas Worley
© Fran Parente
© Francesco Russo
© Marcelo Donadussi
© Rafael Gamo
© Mauricio Fuertes
Cortesía de Ruetemple
© Gonzalo Viramonte
© Yasunori Shimomura
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Weiqi Jin
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Living Garden / MAD Architects

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© Zhao Chunhui © Zhao Chunhui
  • Architects: MAD Architects
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Principal Partners: Ma Yansong, Yosuke Hayano, Dang Qun
  • Design Team: Xiao Ying, Yang XueBin, Kazushi Miyamoto, Yu Qiang, Chen Luman
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Zhao Chunhui, Tian Fangfang
  • Collaborator: Hanergy Thin Film Power Group Limited
  • Executive Architects: CCDI (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
  • Façade Consultant: RFR Asia
  • Structure: Hongya Bamboo Era Co., Ltd.
  • Bamboo Steel Connectors And Solar Bracket: Beijing Haihuihang Decoration Engineering Co., Ltd.
  • Landscaping: Original Ecology Landscape Co., Ltd.
  • Flooring: Beijing Tianzhuo Trading Co., Ltd.
  • Glass Curtain Wall: Beijing Xinyecheng Curtain Wall Engineering Co., Ltd.
  • Decorative Beam: Beijing Songzhuang Hongda Sculpture Art Co., Ltd.
© Zhao Chunhui © Zhao Chunhui

Text description provided by the architects. MAD Architects, led by Ma Yansong, presents its model for the “home of the future” on the occasion of the 2018 China House Vision Exhibition. “Living Garden”, conceived in partnership

© Tian Fangfang
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Beautiful Vineyards From Around the World

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Cortesía de Beaucastel Winery Beaucastel Winery Cortesía de Beaucastel Winery Beaucastel Winery Wine production is an industry that combines robust economic activity with an extensive cultural legacy. Although there are several programs related to the wine sector, we commonly find spaces dedicated to the process of fermenting grapes into wine. However, there are a variety of duties grouped around wine production that play an important role in boosting the industry, such as tasting rooms, education centers, sales rooms, or broadcast. Below, a selection of 27 inspiring projects of wine architecture.

Winery in Mont-Ras / Jorge Vidal + Víctor Rahola

© José Hevia © José Hevia

Cehegín Wine School / INMAT Arquitectura

© David Frutos © David Frutos

Winery in Mont-Ras / Jorge Vidal + Víctor Rahola

© José Hevia © José Hevia

Antinori Winery / Archea Associati

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti

COR Cellars / goCstudio

© Kevin Scott © Kevin Scott

Viña Quinta Do Vallado / Menos é Mais Arquitectos

© Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido

Martin’s Lane Winery / Olson Kundig

© Nic Lehoux
Cortesía de Beaucastel Winery Beaucastel Winery
© Aitor Ortiz
© Leonardo Finotti
© Jeremy Bittermann
© Shiyun Qian
© archipicture
© Riaan West Photography
© José Hevia
© Fernando Guerra | FG + SG
© Bruce Damonte Photography
© archipicture
© Nigel Young
© Tanja Milbourne
© Ilya Ivanov
© Eugeni Pons
Cortesía de Richard Rogers + Alonso y Balaguer
© Erik Saillet
© Cemal Emden
© TFAD – Tom Ferguson
© Jorge Lopez Conde
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17 Unconventional Stair Railings To Inspire Your Next Project

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© Mark Cocksedge © Mark Cocksedge

Guardrails and handrails are two elements that are often confused. While the first is used to close a space and prevent a person from falling, the second is a support bar for balance. Normally standard solutions are used for both elements, but with an attractive design, they can become standout details in a project.

For inspiration on materials, structures, and details of guardrails and handrails, here are 17 notable examples.

System Warehouse / Olgooco

Cortesía de Olgooco Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh Cortesía de Olgooco Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh

La Colmena / Luigi Rosselli + Raffaello Rosselli

© Tomas Balej © Tomas Balej

Dickens Apartment Designer / AEDS + Ammar Eloueini

© Christian Richters © Christian Richters

Casa Jardins / CR2 Arquitetura

© Fran Parente © Fran Parente

Mendelkern / DZL Architects

© Tal Nisim © Tal Nisim

Solid Concrete Studio + Gallery / ASWA Phuttipan Aswakool

Cortesía de ASWA Phuttipan Aswakool Cortesía de ASWA Phuttipan Aswakool

Wellcome Collection London Transformation / Wilkinson Eyre Architects

© Edmund Sumner © Edmund Sumner

Bestseller Aarhus / CF Moller

© Adam Mork
© Thomas Jantscher
Cortesía de Jensen & Skodvin Architects
© The Black Rabbit
© Simone Bossi
© Prue Ruscoe
© Joao Morgado
Cortesía de Alison Brooks Architects
© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra
© Mark Cocksedge
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23 Beautiful Ways to Save Space With Sliding Doors

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© Amit Geron © Amit Geron With a clean and elegant appearance, sliding doors improve the lighting and ventilation of a space. They also provide several advantages when it comes to design: they frame stunning views and emphasize nature. On the other hand, when using them as an enclosure it is possible to generate a greater fluidity between the interior and exterior spaces, creating an illusion of a larger space. If you are looking for ideas on how to incorporate sliding doors into your project, keep reading on for 23 impressive examples.

Abbots Way / AR Design Studio

© Martin Gardner © Martin Gardner

SB House / Pitsou Kedem Architects

© Amit Geron © Amit Geron

La Moraleja House / Otto Medem de la Torriente

Cortesía de Otto Medem de la Torriente Cortesía de Otto Medem de la Torriente

Tel Aviv Townhouse / Pitsou Kedem Architects

© Amit Geron © Amit Geron

White Lodge / Studio Octopi

© Jack Hobhouse © Jack Hobhouse

Praise of Shadows / Pitsou Kedem Architects

© Amit Geron © Amit Geron

The Concrete Cut
© Amit Geron
© Sonny Sandjaya
© Amit Geron
© Amit Geron
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Jack Lovel
© Nicolas Schimp
© Brigida González
© Erin Feinblatt
© Sebastian Crespo
© Nicola Labate
© Art Gray Photography
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Front Filmes
© David Frutos
© Quang Trần
© Amit Geron
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13 Impressive Chapels from Around the World

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© Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners Inc © Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners Inc This week we present a selection of the best images of chapels which have been published on our site. These 13 projects from locations around the world reveal the many different ways available to designers to create sacred spaces such as chapels. Below is a selection of images by prominent photographers such as Adolf BereuterYao Li, and João Ferrand

Nicolás Campodónico

Capilla San Bernardo / Nicolás Campodonico

Cortesía de Nicolás Campodónico Cortesía de Nicolás Campodónico

Davide Perbellini

Saint Joseph in the Woods / Messner Architects

© Davide Perbellini © Davide Perbellini

STUDIO associates

Chapel of Silence / STUDIO associates

© STUDIO associates © STUDIO associates

Filip Dujardin

Reading Between the Lines / Gijs Van Vaerenbergh

© Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin

João Ferrand

Capela Creu / Nuno Valentim Arquitectura

© João Ferrand © João Ferrand

Yao Li

Nanjing Wanjing Garden Chapel / AZL Architects

© Yao Li © Yao Li

Chen Hao

Seashore Chapel / Vector Architects

© Chen Hao ©
© Adolf Bereuter
Cortesía de Bernardo Bader Architekten
© Joakim Borén
© RdsBrothers
© Milo Keller
© Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners Inc
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10 Tiny Apartments Less Than 38 Square Meters and Their Axonometric Drawings

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Finding an efficient configuration for a small apartment is not an easy task. Basic housing programs should be distributed in minimal spaces without losing comfort. Below, we have made a selection of 10 apartments less than 38m2 to inspire you.

Appartement Spectral / BETILLON / DORVAL‐BORY

Cortesía de BETILLON / DORVAL‐BORY Cortesía de BETILLON / DORVAL‐BORY
Cortesía de BETILLON / DORVAL‐BORY Cortesía de BETILLON / DORVAL‐BORY

Urban Shelter / MYCC

© Elena Almagro © Elena Almagro
Cortesía de MYCC Cortesía de MYCC

076 Susaloon / elii

© Imagen Subliminal © Imagen Subliminal
Cortesía de elii Cortesía de elii

Biombombastic / elii

© Imagen Subliminal © Imagen Subliminal
Cortesía de elii Cortesía de elii

Darlinghurst Apartment / Brad Swartz Architect

© Katherine Lu © Katherine Lu
Cortesía de Brad Swartz Architect Cortesía de Brad Swartz Architect

Geneva Flat / FREAKS freearchitects

© Ilya Ivanov © Ilya Ivanov
Cortesía de Studio Bazi Cortesía de Studio Bazi

35m2 Flat / Studio Bazi

© David Foessel © David Foessel
Cortesía de FREAKS freearchitects Cortesía de FREAKS freearchitects

Little Flat Transformation in Lviv / replus design bureau

© Maksim Sosnov © Maksim Sosnov
Cortesía de replus design bureau Cortesía de replus design bureau

Apartment in Paris / UBALT

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Cortesía de UBALT Cortesía de
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Cortesía de Estúdio BRA
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The Lighthouse / Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects

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Courtesy of Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects Courtesy of Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects

Text description provided by the architects. The lighthouse is located by ‘Amerikakaj’ in Copenhagen’s free port, a newly developed quarter with very high density where new buildings are added to the area dominated by historical warehouses.

Courtesy of Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects Courtesy of Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects
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The development contains 89 residences and consists of an open block in 4-6 storeys and a 15 storey tower building, joined around an elevated courtyard plateau above the underground car park.

The unique view of the free port, the citadel and the entire central Østerbro is utilized, and at the same time the residences are shielded from the railway facilities and the heavily trafficked Kalkbrænderihavnsgade.

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Distinctive attics and bay

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Hybrid Homes: Living and Working Collide in These 26 Projects

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Cortesía de Naoomi Kurozumi Architectural Photographic Office Cortesía de Naoomi Kurozumi Architectural Photographic Office Normally, houses are divided into common areas, rooms, kitchens, and bathrooms. However, sometimes the client demands to add other programs related to their work or hobbies, making efficient design and daily spatial distribution more complex. As architects, we are faced with an interesting challenge: to merge the private life of its inhabitants with more public and open programs, generating exciting mixed-use spaces. If you are interested in designing hybrid homes, we have selected 26 houses with additions including shops, soccer fields, barns, greenhouses, and even skateparks.

Home - Ceramic Gallery

House for Pottery Festival / Office for Environment Architecture

© Yuko Tada © Yuko Tada

Home - Garden

Tree-ness House / Akihisa Hirata

© Vincent Hecht © Vincent Hecht

Home - Skate Park

Skate Park House / LEVEL Architects

© Kojima Junji © Kojima Junji

Home - Basketball Court 

Court House / KOIZUMISEKKEI

© Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano

Home - Library

Shelf-Pod / Kazuya
© Shinichi Watanabe
Cortesía de Naoomi Kurozumi Architectural Photographic Office
© Ookura Hideki
© Takumi Ota
© Hiroyuki Oki
© Charles Davis Smith
© Hey! Cheese
© Bruno Candiotto
© Tsukui Teruaki
© Tia Borgsmidt
© Joe Fletcher
© Cristina Beltrán
© Adrià Goula
© Kunal Bhatia
© Iwan Baan
© James Florio
© Agnese Sanvito
© Philippe Ruault
© Hiroyuki Kawano
© Pedro Kok
© Mike Sinclair
© Samuel Defourny
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Space-Saving Solutions: 33 Creative Storage Ideas

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© Federico Villa © Federico Villa

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.

Block Village / HAO Design

© Hey! Cheese © Hey! Cheese

Ant-house / mA-style architects

© Kai Nakamura © Kai Nakamura

22m2 Apartment in Taiwan / A Little Design

© Hey! Cheese © Hey! Cheese

Doehler / SABO project

Cortesía de SABO project Cortesía de SABO project

Small and Sculpted Studio Apartment / Catseye Bay Design

© Kat Lu © Kat Lu

Ash London / Francesc Rifé Studio

© David Zarzoso © David Zarzoso

Flinders Lane Apartment / Clare Cousins Architects

© Lisbeth Grosmann © Lisbeth Grosmann

Casa Granero / Inês Brandão Arquitectura

© João Morgado © João Morgado

House FMB / Fuchs Wacker Architekten

© Patricia Parinejad © Patricia Parinejad

Design Republic Design Commune / Neri&Hu Design and Research Office

© Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute

Studio Li / Anne Rolland
© Jérôme Fleurier
© Hey! Cheese
© Vladimir Sretenović
© José Hevia
© Hey! Cheese
© Daici Ano
Cortesía de Facet Studio
© Takumi Ota
© Tim Van de Velde
© Toshiyuki Yano
© Imagen Subliminal
© David Foessel
Cortesía de frontofficetokyo
© João Morgado
© do mal o menos
© José Campos
© Juan Carlos Quindós
© Wison Tungthunya
© Kenta Hasegawa (OFP)
© Gidon Levin
© Leonas Garbacauskas
© Roland Unterbusch
© Federico Villa
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Salt / MVRDV

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© Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode
  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Principal In Charge: Jacob van Rijs
  • Client: NIC Building Ambitions
  • Area: 3700.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Ossip van Duivenbode
  • Design Team: Gijs Rikken with Guido Boeters, Arjen Ketting, Ivo Hoppers and Victor Perez Equiluz
  • Project Managers: Firmus Vastgoed and Bulters & Bulters
  • Contractor: Barten Groep
  • Structural Engineer: Ikaabee
  • Mep Engineer: Denned
  • Mep Advisor: Hamel Regeltechniek
© Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode

Text description provided by the architects. Small and mid-size companies often have trouble finding suitable office space in Amsterdam. The creative industry has seemingly unrealistic demands when it comes to office locations: an incubator of ideas, which is spacious and inspiring, with a unique design at a great location with car access. Salt is a response to these needs, providing small, high quality offices, each with a unique identity. The building forms part of Amsterdam’s port redevelopment Minervahaven,

© Ossip van Duivenbode
© Ossip van Duivenbode
© Ossip van Duivenbode
© Ossip van Duivenbode
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The House of Soviets: Why Should This Symbolic Work of Soviet Brutalism be Preserved?

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© Maria Gonzalez © Maria Gonzalez The House of Soviets is a Russian brutalist building designed by architect Yulian L. Shvartsbreim. Located in the center of Kaliningrad, the building has been abandoned since mid-construction. However, its inhabitants recognize it as the most important urban landmark in their city. They usually refer to the structure as "the face of the robot," since its strange shape conjures images of a robot buried up to its neck, only showing its face.
© Maria Gonzalez © Maria Gonzalez

Kaliningrad is a Russian city located in Eastern Europe, sharing borders with Lithuania and Poland. The city was German territory until 1945; then, after the Second World War, became part of the Soviet Union, changing its name from Königsberg to Kaliningrad.

© Maria Gonzalez © Maria Gonzalez

Its architecture is an exotic mixture of different historical and cultural periods, ranging from the Prussian legacy to German architecture and Soviet modernism.

© Maria Gonzalez © Maria Gonzalez

The House of Soviets

© Maria Gonzalez
© Maria Gonzalez
© Maria Gonzalez
© Maria Gonzalez
© Maria Gonzalez
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Small Cafe Designs: 20 Aspirational Examples in Plan & Section

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© Yu Cheng © Yu Cheng The interior design of a coffee shop can make-or-break an establishment. With an inviting design, you can transform drinking a simple cup of coffee into a wonderful experience. However, when you only have a few square meters and various machines and properties to distribute, finding an efficient configuration is not easy. To help you make better use of small spaces, below we have gathered a selection of 20 small cafe projects alongside their design drawings.

12,000 Pink-Painted Wooden Sticks / Ideo arquitectura

© Imagen Subliminal © Imagen Subliminal
Cortesía de Ideo arquitectura Cortesía de Ideo arquitectura
Cortesía de Ideo arquitectura Cortesía de Ideo arquitectura

Black Drop Coffee Shop / ark4lab of Architecture

© studiovd.gr © studiovd.gr
Cortesía de ark4lab of Architecture Cortesía de ark4lab of Architecture

Jury / Biasol

 

© Martina Gemmola © Martina Gemmola
Cortesía de Biasol Cortesía de Biasol
Cortesía de Biasol Cortesía de Biasol

DALLAH / Associated Architects Partnership

© Joao Morgado © Joao Morgado
Cortesía de Associated Architects Partnership Cortesía de Associated Architects Partnership
Cortesía de Associated Architects Partnership Cortesía de Associated Architects Partnership

Proti Proudu Bistro / Mimosa architekti

© BoysPlayNice © BoysPlayNice
Cortesía de Mimosa architekti
Cortesía de Mimosa architekti
© Dirk Weiblen
Cortesía de Alberto Caiola
Cortesía de Studio DiDeA + Dario De Benedictis
Cortesía de Studio DiDeA + Dario De Benedictis
Cortesía de Studio DiDeA + Dario De Benedictis
© Danyi Balázs
Cortesía de sporaarchitects
Cortesía de sporaarchitects
© Yu Cheng
Cortesía de Office AIO
Cortesía de Office AIO
© Paulina Sasinowska (smileUPyourself), Mateusz Wójcicki
Cortesía de xm3
Cortesía de xm3
© Miguel de Guzmán
Cortesía de Andrés Jaque
Cortesía de Andrés Jaque
© Moritz Bernoully
Cortesía de Cadena Concept Design
Cortesía de Cadena Concept Design
© Konstantinos Kontos
Cortesía de Georges Batzios Architects
Cortesía de Georges Batzios Architects
Cortesía de Una Arquitetos
Cortesía de Una Arquitetos
Cortesía de Una Arquitetos
© Soopakorn Srisakul
Cortesía de I Like Design Studio
Cortesía de I Like Design Studio
© MCA Estúdio
Cortesía de Tavares Duayer Arquitetura
Cortesía de Tavares Duayer Arquitetura
© Serena Eller Vanicher
Cortesía de Filippo Bombace
Cortesía de Filippo Bombace
© Peter Dixie
Cortesía de Lukstudio
© Gabriel Castro
Cortesía de PAA Arquitetura Comercial + Marina Garcia
Cortesía de PAA Arquitetura Comercial + Marina Garcia
© Lu Hengzhong
Cortesía de GOA
Cortesía de GOA
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