Johnson Chou Inc.
142 Kenilworth


Built in the early 1930s, maintaining the integrity of the scale and form of the original building was a priority. Retaining the roofline, as well as preserving and repairing the existing brick, allows the building to blend with the houses that line the street. Yet, there was a desire to allow for modern interior elements […]


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Studioninedots
Smiley, Block 29A


Studioninedots designs a student housing block with 362 dwellings on Ijburglaan in Amsterdam shaped like a smile. Construction begins in December. The initial urban plan for the development of Zeeburgereiland, a reclaimed island designated for the expansion of Amsterdam, involved long large blocks. This would have resulted in monotonous walls of buildings that were highly […]


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Nook Architects + Gustavo Cela
FLATMATE – dwelling in Barcelona Eixample Dret district


Following the years after the civil war, the economic perils did not allow the city to expand and yet Barcelona experienced a considerable increase of population. Barcelona’s industrial past allowed it to recover slightly quicker than the rural, more agriculture-based economies of the rest of the country, attracting many families that were in search of […]


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LAVA
Bayreuth Youth Hostel


The letter ‘Y’ is the shape of a new youth hostel in Bayreuth, Germany, designed by award-winning international architects LAVA for the Bavarian Youth Hostel Association. We are in the designer age when Gen Y travellers want funky design, a special identity, access to online and community, and unique experiences, not just a clean bed […]


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Jean de Lessard
Izakaya Kinoya


The izakaya Kinoya swings to the raffish beat of extreme design and “nomunication”[1]. For its latest Kinoya, interior designer Jean de Lessard has tapped into the sources to emulate in his design the primary spirit, function and aesthetics of the izakaya[2], as the latter was originally an informal place where people drank beer and sake. […]


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Erginoğlu & Çalışlar Architects
Amburan Beach Club


Located in the Amburan region of Baku and sprawled across an area of 58 decares, the former Amburan Beach Club catered to a capacity of 1500 guests. No longer able to meet the needs of the present, however, the beach club became outdated and fell short of meeting the needs of its customers, particularly in […]


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Zaha Hadid Architects
Sleuk Rith Institute


Designs for the Sleuk Rith Institute – a new institution and genocide memorial in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh – have been unveiled. The institute brings together a museum, research centre, graduate school, document archives and research library. The vision of Youk Chhang, a tireless human rights activist and investigator of the Khmer Rouge atrocities, […]


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TheeAe LTD.
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in Sino Plaza


TheeAe LTD was commissioned to design + build the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in Sino Plaza, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. We were required to follow one of styles called ‘Original’ that CBTL has in their design standards. As CBTL standard is based on US, the size and expression of design was much limited and […]


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Corstorphine + Wright
Derby Council House


  Client brief, the planning constraints, materials and method of construction, time-table, programme and budget constraints. The Council House in Derby was always considered to be the right location for the principle office of Derby City Council, however after years of neglect the building had a huge backlog of maintenance the potential for them to […]


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Richard Meier & Partners
Taichung Condominium Tower


Richard Meier & Partners is proud to announce the beginning of construction of their first project in Taiwan. The new Taichung Condominium Tower developed by Fubon Land will be a luxury residential building and is intended to become a modern landmark that captures the essence of the new and growing urban context of Taichung, Taiwan. […]


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Nendo
BEIGE


A concept store for fashion brand BEIGE, newly opened in the Tamagawa Takashimaya shopping centre in suburban Tokyo. The brand’s owners wanted a multi-functional space that would accommodate multiple uses: a shop for selling interior goods, a library space for book-lending and a gallery space for regular events and art exhibitions in addition to the […]


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Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes
Renovation and extension of the swimming pool Kibitzenau


The swimming pool of the neighborhood Kibitzenau in Strasbourg, which was first opened in 1965, has an Olympic pool with 8 lanes. Besides its function as a public swimming pool, it is used by the professional swimmers of the Alsace region and the local water polo team. As part of the renovation, the pool was […]


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Triopton Architects
Pitulka Eatery


The newly designed restaurant, Pitulka Eatery by Triopton Architects in Victoria Athens, adds a modern touch to the area with a sensibility to materials, culture and lifestyle. Defined as the “ancient pie”, the word Pitulka is one of the first reports to a Greek pie, approximately 7000 years ago. According to Triopton Architects, “the significance […]


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UNStudio
Theatre de Stoep


UNStudio’s design for Theatre responds to the current cultural invigoration of the city by merging the archetypal function of a theatre – that of creating a world of illusion and enchantment – with the specific requirements of a regional theatre and its requisite to cater to the varied needs of the local community. The theatre […]


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AS Design Service Limited
Aristocrat Suite Room of Empire Hotel


Using black as the sole color, designers integrated seven elements including wooden surface made with special techniques, velvet wallpaper, crystalline marble, fabric, glass, steel, and floor mat, to create “a sense of Black Elegance” for a 1,022 square foot deluxe suite room of Empire Hotels. Using exquisite texture layering in visual language to create a […]


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siebensachen by Adam+Harborth
colouring


Have fun showing your true colours! It is well known that the three primary colours RED, YELLOW and BLUE can be mixed to create an infinite number of colours. With colouring the whole colour variety of the colour wheel can be joyfully recreated. Piece by piece the various colour shades assemble creating a fluent transition […]


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RISCO Architects
Horta Harbour Conversion


The purchase of a new inter-island ferry, the congestion in the port, and the lack of adequate conditions for the fishing fleet all meant that it was necessary to rethink the whole way in which the Port of Horta is organised. The proposed solution is to create a new harbour basin for passenger traffic on […]


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Architecture BRIO
House on a Stream


Landscape With a stream running through the house, this retreat in Alibag is delicately woven into the landscape, alternately opening up and closing itself to the different characteristics of the site. A multitude of medicinal and fruit bearing trees provide for an intimate ambiance and comfortable microclimate. Though seasonal, the streambed allows for an interesting […]


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emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design
100 colors / Shinjuku Central Park


Concept As a first outdoor installation, Emmanuelle has transformed the space in Shinjuku Central Park in Tokyo using full spectrum of floating colors. Having high rise buildings in the background, the 100 colored strands dance in the breeze, as if they are breathing in and out, creating a dynamic motion. This is the 2nd exhibition […]


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nu.ma
House in Águeda


The House in Águeda is inserted in a rural area which is characterised by a low-density housing area. The irregularity of the terrain conditioned the project regarding to its volume and program. Taking into account the altimetric and planimetric features of the terrain, including its pronounced slope, the projects re-caracterize the terrain, and establish a […]


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