41 people were killed in the 2003 Casablanca bombings. The terrorists all came from the Sidi Moumen district of the city. These impoverished neighborhoods are often fertile ground for this kind of tragedy (crime, unemployment, extremism…). Consequently, access to decent housing, quality education, and adequate public services are crucial solutions to restoring basic “social justice”. In this regard and within the “Cities Without Slums” program, the social housing built in Ben M’sik saw the light of day to provide better living conditions for 240 families from the slums of “Douar Khlifa” located not far from the project site.
Quzhou Xinhua No. 2 Primary School, designed by LYCS Architecture, has officially opened recently. The project was constructed in accordance with the latest “Standardized Schools for Compulsory Education in Zhejiang Province” with the highest standard. The GFA of the school is approximately 37,182 sqm, allowing 48 classes open at the same time. Located in the rapidly developing Quzhou Smart New Town, the school is surrounded by residential areas on its south, north, and west sides, and connects to the Xincheng Cultural and Educational District in the east where Quzhou Jingcai High School and Quzhou No. 1 Middle School are located. Our Xinhua No.2 Primary School extends into the residential area like a “peninsula”.
the construction of the kisawa resort involved techniques such as weaving, thatching, and carpentry, to celebrate mozambican heritage
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Drew Mandel Architects designed a house in n Milton, Canada with exteriors of metal, brick and wood that is centred around a walnut staircase. Situated within a forest on the Niagara Escarpment, the 6,780-square-foot (630-square metre) house was completed in 2022. Drew Mandel Architects – a Toronto-based studio – designed the home to embrace and
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In the corner of a large farmland located in close proximity to the Thol bird sanctuary in Gujarat, Cool Shed was initially supposed to be a security cabin with a store room. The project name is therefore a wordplay on the familiar building typology of a tool shed, wherein a simple structure is built to store machines and equipment for farming and automobile repairing. Cool Shed was then rethought as service quarters before finally being designed and built as an outhouse for weekend getaways.
British architecture studio Foster + Partners is designing the six-runway King Salman International Airport in Riyadh, which is set to become one of the world’s largest airports. Named after Saudi Arabia’s king Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the King Salman International Airport will be designed by Foster + Partners and incorporate the existing terminals named after former king
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This commission comes from a very close friend’s couple. It starts even earlier when they decide to buy the house attached to theirs and we participate in a first visit, where the impression of its potential already emerges. It is located in Godella, a residential district of the Valencia metropolitan area, in a low-density neighborhood with a mandatory typology of semi-detached houses with backyards. The original house, from 1949, responds to the traditional type of a pitched roof with a wide entrance for carts and animals and other rooms on one side, giving way through the backyard to another construction for tools at the back. This composition and its urban conditions allow us to imagine an extension of the main house in height, keeping the courtyard and the construction at the back intact.
expected to be one of the world’s largest airports, the design will cover an area of approximately 57 sqkm.
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The original planning brief foresaw an adaptation of the existing house, which was inhabited by the building owner at the time. The home owner’s driving aspiration for the project was the integration of a swimming pool with a visual relationship to the outside. After many design variations and the exhaustion of all building parameters it became clear this would not be feasible within the constraints of the old house. However the strong desire for a private swimming pool remained, leading the owner to the courageous decision to tear down the original house and build new in order to realize their ideas.
Beige, greige, wood, and travertine decor elements culminate in a warm and welcoming interior design with a stylish aesthetic. Visualised by ZEWorkroom Studio, this modern home is a smooth and seductive space, where neutral decor is striking in its simplicity. In the spacious living room, elegant focal walls form a textured room divider and an […]