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Z’scape adds grassy amphitheatre and wild garden to hotel in rural China

September 26, 2022 Jon Astbury 0

A winding wooden path leads to a natural amphitheatre created by rippling mounds of grass at this garden in Lijiang, China, which was designed by landscape studio Z’scape and has been shortlisted for the Dezeen Awards 2022. Located at the Linjiang Hilla Vintage Hotel complex, the Wilderness Garden and Amphitheatre extends an existing landscape designed

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Nori Architects adds cedar-log columns to renovated Japanese office

September 24, 2022 Jon Astbury 0

Japanese studio Nori Architects has used whole cedar logs, earth plaster and waste materials to retrofit the 30-year-old concrete framed Good Cycle Building in Nagoya prefecture Shortlisted in the rebirth project category of Dezeen awards 2022, the renovation was completed for construction company Asanuma Corporation as a flagship office that would demonstrate their commitment to

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RAW Architecture celebrates bamboo’s versatility at home and community centre in Indonesia

September 23, 2022 Jon Astbury 0
Image of the waved roof line at Piyandeling Artisan House

Indonesian studio RAW Architecture used bamboo for the structure, interior walls, decorative carvings and door handles, at this home and community space in West Java. Located in the village of Mekarwangi, Piyandeling Artisan House, which has been shortlisted in the rural house category of Dezeen Awards 2022, combines a three-bedroom home with an open-air meeting hall and facilities for

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Play Architecture tops restaurant in India with undulating tiled roof

September 20, 2022 Jon Astbury 0
Deva Dhare Resort Restaurant by Play Architecture

A wavy, tiled roof formed by intersecting catenary vaults shelters this lakeside restaurant, designed by Bangalore-based Play Architecture for the Deva Dhare Resort in Karnataka, India. Perched above a narrow stream on recycled steel stilts the structure, which has been shortlisted in the hospitality building category of Dezeen awards 2022, provides both internal and external

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GRAAM Architecture wraps Burgundy office building in timber exoskeleton and “glass veil”

September 19, 2022 Jon Astbury 0
Exterior image of the French office building by GRAAM Architetcure

A glazed skin hangs from a timber exoskeleton at this office building in France by French studio GRAAM Architecture, which has been shortlisted in the business building category of Dezeen Awards 2022. Completed for banking group Caisse d’Epargne in Dijon, Burgundy, the seven-storey building was designed to provide airy, flexible and naturally-lit workspaces that meet

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João Mendes Ribeiro creates “elegant shelter” around a chestnut tree

September 17, 2022 Jon Astbury 0
Facade with black-painted timber cladding

Angled glass walls frame close-up views of a mature tree at the centre of the Chestnut House in Vale Flor, Portugal, designed by local architect João Mendes Ribeiro. Clad in black-painted timber and lined with plywood panels, the dwelling is designed by Ribeiro as an “elegant shelter” in the rural landscape. Chestnut House is one

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PMA Madhushala wraps Indian home in perforated wall of brick and stone

September 15, 2022 Jon Astbury 0
Exterior image of Gadi House and its waved brick facade

A screen of wavy, perforated brick and stone wraps a compact arrangement of volumes and courtyards at this home in Maval, India, designed by local practice PMA Madhushala. Reinterpreting the courtyard house typology common to the area, Gadi House, which has been shortlisted in the rural house category of Dezeen Awards 2022, was designed to create

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A+R Architekten references traditional structures for hospital in Myanmar

September 10, 2022 Jon Astbury 0
Project Burma Hospital by A+R Architekten in Myanmar

German practice A+R Architekten drew on traditional typologies and materials for this hospital in the remote village of Magyizin, Myanmar, which has been shortlisted in the civic building category of Dezeen Awards 2022. Located atop a hill in an area that is largely inaccessible during the rainy season, the hospital, developed by German NGO Projekt

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HAPA Architects clads South Downs eco-home in charred timber

September 9, 2022 Jon Astbury 0
Black Timber House by HAPA Architects

Local practice HAPA Architects has used charred timber planks to clad this eco-home in Sussex, England, which features large picture windows framing views of the South Downs National Park. Located at the end of a country lane in a conservation area, Black Timber House has been designed using materials that will cause the building to

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MAYU Architects updates library in Taiwan with glass-walled foyer and white cladding

September 8, 2022 Jon Astbury 0

Local studio MAYU Architects has extended and renovated a cultural centre in Pingtung City, Taiwan, adding a spacious entrance pavilion that is designed to bring a feeling of transparency to the formerly “hermetic” 1983 building. Completed in 2020, the Pingtung Public Library provides reading rooms, classrooms and maker spaces alongside offices, an auditorium and a

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