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Folding House / X11 Design Studio

August 19, 2022 Hana Abdel 0

Tube house is the most common type of housing in Hanoi, which are narrow, elongated, and have no gap with each other along their length. The project is located in an increasingly narrow urban area, the air quality becomes degraded, and city greenery spaces are gradually replaced by infrastructure systems and out-of-control buildings. So, a true living space brings family members closer to each other, and children have enough space to grow up, play and interact with nature, instead of living around four walls.

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NAKAGAMI Nakameguro Store / Suppose Design Office

August 19, 2022 Hana Abdel 0

No facade. In a time when the world and its values are changing drastically due to the spread of coronas, we must question the common sense of conventional store creation, which starts with “internalizing the space,” and rethink the treatment of the “outside” by drawing a new starting line. We believe that we need to rethink the starting line for the “outside. In order to solve the three issues of “economy,” “timelessness,” and “brand expression,” the project began with a search for a “borderline between the outside and the inside” based on the premise of a store without a facade.

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Anaia Villa / SSA Architects

August 18, 2022 Hana Abdel 0

Local materials, local actors for an all-inclusive retreat luxury villa on tropical island There are times when people want to hit pause on their fast-paced lives, to detach and relax, to recuperate from the effects of a bustling city, and spend quality time with their friends and family. Private retreats that provide such an opportunity hold a special place in people’s hearts. Anaia is one such place where one would yearn to go. Located on the secluded and tropical island of Koh Pha Ngan (Thailand) is the luxury villa – Anaia, which combines entertainment, nature and wellness-based experiences. This micro-resort covers 1,000 square meters on 4,300 square meters of land. This property aims to be a modern wellness resort made with vernacular materials, using site conditions and existing topography to its advantage as an energy-efficient and sustainable building.

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MEWB Café / KKOL Studio

August 17, 2022 Hana Abdel 0

MEWB is a brewing specialty coffee brand derived from Moredeepdonut. The overall atmosphere of the space is similar to the distinctive aura of MEWB management: chic yet affable, nonchalant yet sensitive. The tall stainless steel column acts as the central axis of the space and expresses their youth and confidence. Additionally, the donut drawer in a corner of the space and orange-tinted floor subtly contains the identity of Moredeepdonut, MEWB’s inception.

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Courtyard House / Ha Architecture

August 16, 2022 Hana Abdel 0

Courtyard House is a heritage-listed interwar bungalow. From the street, there is no visible presence of an addition beyond. But the Hawthorn home has undergone a fundamental transformation. The clients, a professional couple, aspired to an idyllic, minimalist sanctuary — with abundant natural light on the south-facing site. Although the property deserved substantial improvement, their brief was for a modest three-bedroom home on a similar footprint to the existing house. This was not an extension, but a reconfiguration.

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Hood House / Mihaly Slocombe

August 16, 2022 Hana Abdel 0

Hood House is a playful protector that respects the heritage character of Carlton North whilst celebrating purposeful change. It is a luxurious yet compact and hyper-functional home defined by an exploration of contrast: it is ornamental and restrained, subdued and lively, stately and casual, compartmental and open.

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Screened Sculpture House / Anushka Dassanayake

August 15, 2022 Hana Abdel 0

The site purchased by the client was a 14 perch land; bordered by an approach road and a private lane on the two sides. The requirement of the Client was for a four-bedroom house which would give the family privacy and relaxation after each busy day of work. The trees and the greenery were mostly placed towards the rear of the land. Therefore, since the initial visit; and the schematic design, it was apparent that the main spaces should be located towards the rear of the site. Starting off with this approach, the design further developed into creating an envelope of space that would reap the maximum advantage of the available greenery, in and around the site.

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Barfold Estate / LAYAN

August 15, 2022 Hana Abdel 0

Barfold Estate is a vineyard, winery and farm located in the Southwest corner of the Heathcote wine region, a 75-minute drive north of Melbourne. The client approached LAYAN to design a generous yet simple building to provide accommodation to guests visiting the vineyard.

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Yeoju House / Todot Architects and Partners

August 14, 2022 Hana Abdel 0

One day, an elderly couple visited us to build a house on a peaceful land in Yeoju where a king’s tomb can be seen in the distance. For as long as one year since deciding to build a new house after their retirement, they organized and listed up their humble wishes which an architect has to carefully consider. It took quite a long time to approach the design considering the spirituality, the warmth, and the truthfulness they showed us. The approach was more careful because both the client and we were well aware that merely a functional house is not an objective in the project.

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TA House / M+TRO studio

August 14, 2022 Hana Abdel 0

TA house is located on a currently renovated land, which is opposite the new residential planning area in Hue, Viet Nam. Based on the current status of the land, the owner has the design views and needs to build a house filled with light, plants, and wind. With this requirement, we have green areas arranged around the house so that the living spaces inside can connect directly to the nature outside. The meeting points among spaces are also the green areas of the house.