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Rodda Lane Intervention / Sibling Architecture

September 17, 2021 Hana Abdel 0

This project forms part of the revitalisation of RMIT University’s public realm, transforming under-utilised spaces into a vivid and welcoming place. This is achieved at Rodda Lane by stitching together the warren of back-of-house laneways to provide a new focal point to the city campus through the addition of outdoor flexible spaces to improve student amenity.

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The Santa Monica College Center for Media and Design / Clive Wilkinson Architects

September 16, 2021 Hana Abdel 0

The Santa Monica College (SMC) Center for Media and Design (CMD) is a renovation and expansion of the school’s old Academy of Entertainment & Technology. The 3.5-acre project includes the construction of a 30,000-square-foot instructional wing and renovation of an existing 50,000-square-foot teaching facility; a new, three-story building for KCRW, a public radio station licensed to the school; and a new, seven-level parking structure. A courtyard with water features and a performance stage is showcased in the center of the complex. Located in ‘Silicon Beach’ – home to major media firms and tech startups – the CMD enables the school to unite all of its programs focused on media content development and design on one campus.

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Ilot Queyries Apartment Building / MVRDV

September 16, 2021 Hana Abdel 0

MVRDV has completed construction of Ilot Queyries, a courtyard apartment building providing 282 homes – including 128 for social housing – parking, commercial space, and a rooftop restaurant in an intimate urban setting with plenty of light, air, and a large collective green space. Located to the east of the River Garonne in Bordeaux, across from the city’s UNESCO World Heritage historic centre, the building is part of a new neighbourhood of four buildings master-planned by MVRDV alongside Joubert Architecture.

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MT House / Urban Praxis

September 15, 2021 Hana Abdel 0

The sincere exposure of architecture, structure, and construction details as an aesthetic of the space is designed as a reflection of the simple lifestyle and personality of the owner, a retiree who is an architectural design enthusiast from Hong Kong. He wishes to spend his peaceful retirement in tranquility Chiang Mai (The Northern of Thailand), which is different from his entire life in an ultra-high density flat. MT house is a low-budget project with limited skill and knowledge of local workmanship.

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Federal House / Edition Office

September 15, 2021 Hana Abdel 0

Architecture, specifically the house, is an act of enabling shelter, a vessel through which in turn enables habitation and the ongoing experience of a particular time and place. Within the folding hills of its hinterland site, the Federal House acts as both experiential containers for this place and as a conditioning object, consciously aware of its outsider status within the traditional ownership and legacy of this landscape.

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Fujita Coffee / Osamu Morishita Architect & Associates

September 15, 2021 Hana Abdel 0

We aimed for such an architecture that pulls people and involves them into a spiral and sublimates them. It is located in Higashiosaka City, Japan, where the structure of Lowertown is concentrated, along the elevated railroad track that was once a freight line. We have created a plan centered around a coffee roasting machine in such a glamorous city where people’s activities and lives intersect with chaos, and the flow of people rolls up around it.

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Garden House / Baracco+Wright Architects

September 14, 2021 Hana Abdel 0

This experimental and ‘sometimes’ house on Boon Wurrung land was conceived through the inclusion of it in the repair of the site’s ecosystem. Its architecture is one of the relationships that revisit the project of a theory of space, this time in the terms of its physical place and the life supported there. It is made with a mix of industrialized elements (the steel frame) and handmade (timber frame) without concern with itself and modes of making. The thinnest of physical boundaries (perhaps fabric is thinner), polycarbonate sheet, maintains transparency otherwise displaced by a building for the sustaining of life, rather than architecture’s own terms of the material theory of transparency.