Debris House / Wallmakers

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  • Architects: Wallmakers
  • Location: Pathanamthitta, India
  • Lead Architects: Vinu Daniel
  • Team: Archana Nambiar, Jinsy Ann Rajan, Shobitha Jacob, Melvin Davis, Vijith, Abdul Aseeb, Sagar Kudtarkar, Dawal Dasari, Suhaas, Shekkizar, Srivarshini JM
  • Area: 194.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Anand Jaju, Wallmakers
  • Masonry Contractors: P.S. Suresh – Shivranjini Constructions, Pondicherry
  • Fabrication Team: Kunjumon James -J.K steels
  • Mep: Unni Krishnan Sajith Lal
© Anand Jaju © Anand Jaju

Text description provided by the architects. Nestled in a quaint township, is this rammed earth residence for a family of six. The site was at a slope with remnants of many demolished buildings.  Maximizing the given area the building is set in multiple levels to accommodate the family and to meet the client’s dreams in the most feasible way.

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There is a lot of potential in dealing with small urban and sub-urban homes for clients who approach

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Timber School in Kuhmo / ALT Architects + Architecture Office Karsikas

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  • Structural Engineer: Suunnittelu Laukka / Heikki Ainasoja
  • Hvac: Sitowise / Mikko Mäkelä
  • Electrical Engineer: Engineer office Varpiola / Sami Itkonen
  • Acoustics: Helimäki Akustikot / Erno Huttunen
  • Fire Consultant: Markku Kauriala
  • Av Design: AV-Kolmio / Teemu Karsikas
  • Construction Company: Rakennusliike Kuoma
  • Head Of Construction: Mauri Pulkkinen
  • Client's Coordinator: Markku Pääkkönen
Text description provided by the architects. Tuupala elementary school and daycare center is the first CLT school building in Finland. Right around the time the design process started, Finland's first CLT factory was kicking off it's production. The factory is located in Kuhmo, thus making CLT a natural choice for the school's construction material.

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Remington YMCA / GEC Architecture

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Text description provided by the architects. The Remington YMCA is among the newest and most striking wellness facilities in western Canada, serving the citizens of Calgary and the surrounding area as a polestar for health, wellness, and community spirit. The YMCA’s expansive glazing and bright, open spaces invoke a sense of connection, sparking interest and encouraging participation. As a bustling hub in a new urban community, the facility embodies the City of Calgary’s strategy to build vibrant communities, and features leisure and competition pools, a hot tub and sauna, a gymnasium, running track, fitness area, daycare, childminding, and public library.

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Design Features
Guided by the goal to create an inclusive and connected interior environment, GEC developed a functional program that maximizes connections between program elements. While traditional wellness facilities typically separate each program element, the Remington YMCA celebrates the integration

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Northwest Art House / Olson Kundig

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  • Architects: Olson Kundig
  • Location: Seattle, United States
  • Lead Architects: Olson Kundig
  • Project Team: Jim Olson, FAIA, Design Principal; William Franklin, Project Manager and Project Architect; Naho Ukeda and Crystal Coleman, LEED® AP, Architectural Staff; Charlie Hellstern, Interior Design; Cristina Acevedo and Irina Bokova, Interiors Staff
  • Area: 10000.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Benjamin Benschneider, Aaron Leitz
  • Contractor: Schultz Miller
© Benjamin Benschneider © Benjamin Benschneider

“The owners were quite generous with the design of their home – they built it for themselves, but also to support the larger art community of which they are a part.” –Jim Olson, Design Principal

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An interest in community and a love of art defines this couple and their Lake Washington home. Passionate art patrons, the clients requested that their extensive collection of glass, sculpture and two-dimensional art, mostly by Northwest masters, inspire their home’s design. The collection takes center stage

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3BOX92 / Stephane Malka Architecture

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Text description provided by the architects. Located in Boulogne Billancourt (district 92), on Paris’s western area, 3Box92 is a 2 floor vertical extension constructed on an 19th century existing building.Entirely built with prefabricated systems, the room units are stacked one to another, creating mass superpositions, voids and double heights.

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This building is entirely sustainable, and has been made with natural and recyclable materials. Its wooden structure is certified from responsibly managed forests, and has been built without any nuisance in our workshops, in extremely short time thanks to our patented panels and unique techniques of prefabrication. These patents were achieved in collaboration with a team of ingeneers and specialists from “Les Toits du Monde”

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Kugayama South Gate Building / Sasaki Architecture

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  • Architects: Sasaki Architecture
  • Location: 3-23-16 Kugayama, Suginami-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Architect In Charge: Ryuichi Sasaki
  • Design Team: Ryuichi Sasaki, Gen Sakaguchi, Anna Kwapień
  • Area: 429.46 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Takumi Ota
  • Light Design: Natsuha Kameoka / Lighting Sou
  • Metal Façade: Shinko Stainless Kemma Co., LTD.s
  • Contractor: Magome Construction Company
  • Producer/Client: Shinko Shoji
  • Total Area: 953.60 m2
© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota

The Area - Commuter Town with Hints of Water and Greenery
The building is located in the west part of central Tokyo, in the immediate vicinity of Kugayama station.The area is rimmed with greenery, showing remembrances of a hilly countryside from the past. To the south of the station there are waterways like Kanda River and Tamagawa Aqueduct, and to the north there is a trace of an old pilgrimage trail. The site faces the very gateway to an attractive shopping lane, opening

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Kugayama South Gate Building / Sasaki Architecture

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  • Architects: Sasaki Architecture
  • Location: 3-23-16 Kugayama, Suginami-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Architect In Charge: Ryuichi Sasaki
  • Design Team: Ryuichi Sasaki, Gen Sakaguchi, Anna Kwapień
  • Area: 429.46 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Takumi Ota
  • Light Design: Natsuha Kameoka / Lighting Sou
  • Metal Façade: Shinko Stainless Kemma Co., LTD.s
  • Contractor: Magome Construction Company
  • Producer/Client: Shinko Shoji
  • Total Area: 953.60 m2
© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota

The Area - Commuter Town with Hints of Water and Greenery
The building is located in the west part of central Tokyo, in the immediate vicinity of Kugayama station.The area is rimmed with greenery, showing remembrances of a hilly countryside from the past. To the south of the station there are waterways like Kanda River and Tamagawa Aqueduct, and to the north there is a trace of an old pilgrimage trail. The site faces the very gateway to an attractive shopping lane, opening

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Kalkbreite / Müller Sigrist Architekten

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  • Construction Management: B&P Baurealisation, Zürich
  • Civil Engineer: Dr. Lüchinger und Meyer, Zürich
  • Building Physics: BWS Bauphysik AG, Winterthur
  • Color Design: Jörg Niederberger
  • Landscape Architecture: Freiraumarchitektur GmbH
  • Clients: Housing cooperative Kalkbreite (live-work-complex), City of Zürich (tram depot)
© Michael Egloff © Michael Egloff
© Martin Stollenwerk © Martin Stollenwerk

Text description provided by the architects. The residential and commercial complex with integrated tram depot stands at a prominent point marking the boundary between two city districts. It combines residential, service and commercial uses in an identity-lending, large but compact form.

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A cascade of access points links indoors and outdoors, walkable roofs and a courtyard above the tram depot. The building complex contains 88 flats, »joker spaces« that can be added on,

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How Neoculture Will Shape the Future of Our Cities and Suburbs

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                                Earlier this year on the <a href="http://www.cleverpodcast.com/blog/ep-57-clever-extra-neoculture"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Clever</a> podcast, Amy and I had the pleasure of interviewing Chris Stulpin, Chief Creative Officer for <a href="http://tarkettna.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Tarkett</a> and Suzanne Tick of Suzanne Tick, Inc. <a href="http://www.cleverpodcast.com/blog/ep-57-clever-extra-neoculture"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">about the concept of Neoculture</a>, a term coined by Tarkett that refers to current cultural and societal shifts and how they impact architecture and interior design. It was such a fascinating conversation that I continue to think about it and still bring it up in conversations about the future of society and design.
Let me break Neoculture down for you to easily digest— attitudinal and societal shifts like population growth, increase in ridesharing, public transportation, and renting over owning, globalization over nationalization, sustainability, and reliance on technology are all contributing to Neoculture. The whole thing
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