Electric Pawn Shop takes birth as an f&b bar in the back of the H-Hotel, reading the traces of the restaurant that was once there. It projects to the inside the movement, light, and speed of the cars on the second of November bridge, generating a theatrical play of reflections.
The Rose Park House is best described as a project of discovery from commencement to completion. From the street this early 1900’s Queen Anne Villa appears like any other, however beneath the surface lies a series of spaces designed to be unique in their function and expression, yet consistent in their approach, resulting in an Architecture that is completely unexpected. Early investigations revealed that the walls of the original dwelling were constructed from off-form concrete, making it a unique building for its age and location. This discovery served as a key material direction of the project.
The ECUT commercial-office building is located in the district of Gilan Blvd in Rasht city, Iran, where it used to be a valuable field in the area. The plot area is 400 m2, and the total building area is about 3000 m2, including the ground floor and mezzanine for the conjunctive lobby and commercial use, the 2nd and 1st floors for commercial, one story for basement with a parking garage, and 4 upper stories for office use. Design strategy and execution challenges in this project are centered around the use, height, scale, and location of the building, which is situated in a fabric of buildings for commercial and office use, and the need to align this project’s volume with this fabric.
Object and Multiple – ‘AWESOME185’ has an image of individual success. The land was once a remote and unfavorable area. However, the myth of Haeundae in Busan has gradually expanded, and this place has also become the entrance to Centum City in Busan. The biggest constraint in residential areas is the right to have sunlight. Architects consider this right-to-have-sunlight wisely to find the practicality of shape and architecture. The project ‘AWESOME185’ also sought to overcome the right-to-have sunlight, roads, and special circumstances (mountain, development of Centum 2 district).
Location – Located in a serene, residential locality in Bengaluru, this 2400 sqft linear plot has its shorter side facing a quiet park to the west and other residences abutting the rest of the three sides.
The house known as TB House was constructed in a Vietnamese village that was beginning to urbanize. The young couple gave the house to their kids as a gift. They want the children to grow up in a house with lots of natural light and vegetation. The main wind direction is along the third open surface that runs from the front to the back; this is also the direction that the sun’s orbit is felt. And in the process of evaluating the use of local materials, we also realized that there are some local stone materials that are used arbitrarily by people, with no clear purpose.
Business hotel in Kanoya, the central city of Japan’s southernmost peninsula. The idea was to build a business hotel on a low budget, which was necessary for the current situation, and to provide an opportunity for the city, which is conspicuously lacking in tourism resources, where vacant lots stand out like insects. The parking lot behind the hotel was also acquired as a site, and iand an extension building was constructed to provide the necessary floor space without demolishing the existing building. This extension reduced the number of vacant lots on the street, even if only slightly, and created a small streetscape with four buildings(three facilities), including a cheese factory designed by us on a neighboring site for enhanced food education and an existing restaurant next to it, creating lively activities and events of pedestrian scale.
This is a renovation project of the grave owned by the church. The site area is 30m2. On the ground level, wide and flat space is needed to perform funerals and so on and the underground existing space is used as a shared burial chamber where only certain workers will enter.
Established in Abu Dhabi, right at the heart of the city’s diplomatic district, this facility was conceived to support the country’s Foreign Affairs Ministry through the education of young diplomats and government leaders. Rooted in Arab tradition and culture, an introverted building was created, with the play of outer opacity and internal transparency serving as a major motif. Diplomacy requires an openness to the world. This characteristic has been expressed through the large, welcoming glazed portals on either side of the opaque cubic form, as well as the proliferation of communal and collaborative spaces, and the site’s borderless integration into its surroundings.
Maximum snow depth is 2.7m. The Uonuma region, known as the production area of Koshihikari rice, is also one of the world’s heaviest snowfall areas. Cedar exterior walls, dome-shaped garage, steep gable roof. In this heavy snowfall area, the climate has nurtured design. In this area with its characteristic indigenousness, the question becomes, “How to design indigenous elements that are actively reinterpreted rather than mimicked sentimentally” (Kenneth Frampton).