The project consists of the expansion and restoration of an old warehouse in the Palermo neighborhood in the city of Buenos Aires.
The project of the new Manufacture de Haute Horlogerie Audemars Piguet in Les Saignoles, (Le Locle, NE) was developed and realized between 2017 and 2021 by the Swiss office Kunik de Morsier architectes. For the watchmaker’s needs, they designed a new kind of building. Built horizontally on the hill, the Manufacture fits discreetly into this landscape resulting from the folds of the Jura. Its surroundings create a succession of biotopes characteristic of the region. The whole blends into the geography of the Jura and the astral time. The contours and mate- rials are chosen to intensify the user’s or visitor’s experience of the environment, natural light and the movement of the sun.
Building as a single element of the city has an inevitable influence on its urban surrounding. During the design process, it is crucial to consider this mutual effect to create a win-win relationship between the building and the city. Our approach to each of our projects has somehow been in line with this criterion. In Kohan Ceram project, our mission was to have minimum formal disturbance to the city. In this project, however, the form was the key to realizing the essence of the project. Here, the formal elements were used in both the overall entity and the individual parts.
Boathouse is born out of a desire to provide sustainable solutions to everyday activities for everyone. Placed in a green, serene zone on the outskirts of the city, it was imperative that the design reacted to its surroundings. The first move, therefore, was not to disturb the natural slope on the site. A basement floor created at -1200 level nullified the need to do any filling at all. The basement was planned to be less than the upper floors to have more garden space. A conscious decision was taken to leave the ground as is, with no paving except for pathways having continuous movement.
HIGHCOMMERCE is a creative digital agency, headquartered in Hanoi, Vietnam. DPLUS was tasked with the design & build service for the HighCommerce office, which would house up to 140 fully energetic employees. The main goal was to activate the space into one that energizes creativity and attracts the top talents, a space that is vibrant, transparent, and inspires a greater sense of collaboration as well as productivity.
The head office of Orange in La Pompignane, stands in a vast 28-hectare landscaped park originally part of the former IBM Campus. Nowadays, many new technology companies have chosen to settle here, attracted by its verdant Mediterranean environment and unique atmosphere.
The site is located in Fujinomiya, Shizuoka Prefecture. It was required to serve as a resting place and office for the workers of the crane factory. On a clear day, the site has a view of Mt Fuji, but the view of the mountain is blocked by a number of houses. The view is cluttered with factories, cranes, car parks, neighboring houses, and their fields.
The old building is hidden in the city center. It has three levels, three entrance doors, and a distorted outline. Each floor suggests a different spatial logic but shares the same language, the same materiality, and the same set of banal elements.
HappyWorks – working pod is a response to the shift in working culture that the world faced in early 2020. With ‘Work From Home’ becoming mandatory at the time, the perception of a viable workspace has found various interpretations. Reducing the current office infrastructure to a space that would only be used for collaborative work, a lot of industries have acclimatized to their employees working offsite long term.
An anonymous warehouse, an old recycling complex located in the industrial neighborhood in Barreiro, was selected as the new headquarters of the artist Alexandre Farto a.k.a Vhils, and his team. The new studio should articulate areas of heavy work with materials like wood and metal with office areas for the production team and social areas for everybody.