The building was created as an attempt to recycle materials that we had available from previous constructions and from family members who had stored them for decades – larch terrace boards, spruce facade boards, profiles for the construction of the foundations, windows, and most of the insulation materials. We were also able to borrow shroud boards, light equipment, etc., so the building was largely self-built with the help of friends and family.
This architectural endeavor embodies a poetic symphony of change and diversity, a dwelling that hosts three generations, a family of nine. While the dwelling primarily cradles the two elders, it metamorphoses into a lively space during weekends, festivals, and the radiant embrace of summer, welcoming the laughter of children. This 400-square-meter place should serve old and young, every family member, and also a place that allows humans to find solace in the company of others. Rather than crafting a singular, imposing structure, our aim is to create a reminiscence of the intricate scenes portrayed in the paintings of Peter Bruegel, where every detail weaves its own unique story into the fabric of existence. In a world dominated by standardized living spaces, how do we provide a realm where diverse forms, scales, and the interplay of light and shadow bring forth a rich tapestry of life? Our exploration unfolds through staggered sequences, unveiling possibilities for a living narrative that thrives on variation.
Running water carves incredible formations and the grandest canyons from impregnable and mightiest rocks. This truth inspired the architects when tasked with designing this multi-generational villa with a dense program. The clients approached the architects to design a home that prioritizes tranquility, open spaces, abundant natural light, and privacy. The program required the entire extent of the site to be built up, resulting in a volumetrically dense massing.
For the Quebec Fast Food Chain “Jack Le Coq” (French for “Jack the Rooster”), the Interior Design Firm XY CONTEMPORARY took inspiration from the restaurant’s owner, Jack Gaspo. Jack’s creative direction for the design team at XY Contemporary was to draw inspiration from typical 50s diners and infuse it with modern decor elements, not typically attributed to color.
A “Petal” Landing in an Oasis. Epiphany Architects transforms the installation into a petal, gracefully descending amid the lush greenery of the city. It adds a touch of romantic ambiance to the sylvan commercial atmosphere. The petal’s edges are soft and smooth, and its form is graceful and agile. Through interaction with the surrounding environment, it flexibly adjusts its shape to present itself in the most suitable way. Located at the entrance of the commercial area in Block B of Chengdu Luxelakes·Lufang, this petal welcomes every resident and visitor with open arms.
A small corner of peace from which to enjoy nature. Our tini S space has an area of 23.5m2, with maximum utilization.
Latvian Architecture Award 2023. Nominated for European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Awards 2024. Design inspired by the philosophy of AVOTI furniture factory, supplying IKEA. Simple yet sophisticated organisms provide excellent indoor comfort. Climate responsive geometry, structure integrated HVAC system, renewable materials, zero VOCs, and low CO2 footprint. Blends of abstract simplicity and clever details set an example for the building industry.
Reducing architecture to the minimum elements is like writing a haiku: all the effort is concentrated on telling something in the most concise and efficient way possible.
Constellation Tower is located in TANKO Park in Mentougou, Beijing, next to the Sky light Public Restroom. As the tallest structure in TANKO Park, Constellation Tower is a public artwork that offers visitors impressive views of the surrounding landscape and mountains in the distance. The TANKO Park is a new concept public space that combines multiple functions and can host different cultural and commercial activities.
The café, located on the top floor of Berlin’s KaDeWe, is a play of materials, textures, colors, and forms. The project is intended as a delicious trifle that combines contrasts of smooth and textured, refined and raw, natural and synthetic, glossy and matte, muted and bright, traditional and new.