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Nhà Ngoc Hà House / Nguyen Khac Phuoc Architects

November 29, 2022 Pilar Caballero 0

Ngoc Ha house was a 4-storey house that’s built 20 years ago, which is dark and damp, easily to pass by without any recognition. The house took place on Hoang Hoa Tham street, Hanoi, with the view toward the B52 lake –  a lake that comes with a historical background.

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Diamond Exchange Capital C Amsterdam / architectural studio ZJA + HEYLIGERS

November 28, 2022 Valeria Silva 0

The former Diamond Exchange, Capital C Amsterdam, dating from 1911, has undergone a major renovation designed by the architectural studio ZJA in collaboration with Heyligers architects. The monumental building has been largely restored to the original Gerrit van Arkel design and has regained its original allure. The Dutch monument is crowned with a striking, spatial dome of glass and steel; the High Light. The common threads running through the building are about twenty art and design projects.

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Gueira House / aste arquitectura

November 28, 2022 Susanna Moreira 0

The house, built in the early years of the 20th century, is located at the southern end of the land and composed of two levels, located at different levels, which follow the development of the street. The house, with two floors, although built with stone masonry, visible from the outside, presented several pathologies, with seriousness, due to the alteration carried out in the seventies, which aimed to increase the space of the house to the northwest, on the second floor.

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Tempo Almafuerte School Intervention / Además arquitectura

November 28, 2022 Andreas Luco 0

Tempo. “Relative speed with which the action happens”. It is an intervention for a school in a precarious environment, inserted in the Buenos Aires suburbs. The 9 de Abril neighborhood in the province of Buenos Aires. The order is made by the family that manages the school, for which it requires us to provide a solution for access to some classrooms on the upper level. Although the requirement was a ladder; the access point and relationship with the main courtyard of all levels of the school, triggered multiple opportunities for us.

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Soul Art Center / TEMP

November 26, 2022 Collin Chen 0

Founded by a former media executive, the art center is the latest establishment in Beijing’s 798 district. Nestled in one of the buildings on the main street, it gets a touch of history symbolic of the Soviet-German-China industrial partnerships from the 1950s. In the 90s, these Bauhaus structures became the breeding ground for an emboldened artistic community, paving the way for a neighborhood hosting cutting-edge galleries and boutiques. The project takes its name from “sòng 頌”. Despite its similarity to *song* in English, it embodies more than the art of music. This poetic format originates from rituals that chant ode to higher beings with reverence. No culture lives without rituals. Commissioned to give the space an ambitious new start, TEMP revitalizes the space with a drastically different approach from its previous tenants. Referencing ritual sites from across cultures, the team carefully crafted an unassuming journey singing to art, an ode to its secular spirituality.

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Hart Bakery / Spacon & X

November 25, 2022 Pilar Caballero 0

A new kind of recipe for designing a bakery. Spacon & X was enlisted by Richard Hart and his team, to expand the ecosystem of HART’s popular bakeries around Copenhagen. They were brought in to create a spatial design with custom-made furniture, lamps, and artwork for their new location in Mærsehuset, on the island of Holmen, in central Copenhagen. A design that reflects the craftsmanship behind HART’s own product. A key aspect when producing the furniture was to ensure that it can be used externally, meaning that it can be incorporated into possible future locations of HART, taking longevity and sustainability into account.

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Kotobuki Hotel / micelle

November 25, 2022 Hana Abdel 0

Business hotel in Kanoya, the central city of Japan’s southernmost peninsula. The idea was to build a business hotel on a low budget, which was necessary for the current situation, and to provide an opportunity for the city, which is conspicuously lacking in tourism resources, where vacant lots stand out like insects. The parking lot behind the hotel was also acquired as a site, and iand an extension building was constructed to provide the necessary floor space without demolishing the existing building. This extension reduced the number of vacant lots on the street, even if only slightly, and created a small streetscape with four buildings(three facilities), including a cheese factory designed by us on a neighboring site for enhanced food education and an existing restaurant next to it, creating lively activities and events of pedestrian scale.

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The Bruc Apartment / Cometa Architects

November 24, 2022 Agustina Coulleri 0

A family of four with a love for architecture and interior design sought for an architect that could respond to a post-pandemic reality:  A `work from home space that would not compromise the new uninterrupted floor plan. 

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Attic Reconstruction in Gliwice / Dyrda Fikus Architekci

November 22, 2022 Luciana Pejić 0

The apartment was designed for a couple without children who decided to move from a single-family housing estate to a historic tenement house in the very center of the city. An unquestionable distinguishing feature of the previously unused attic is the wooden roof truss. Numerous posts, beams, struts, and braces create an effective structural system, which is the main inspiration for the project.

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Acuerdo House / Positive Livings

November 21, 2022 Pilar Caballero 0

The house is located in a building constructed in 1893 by the architect Juan Bautista Lázaro. It is a building with a mixed structure of load-bearing walls and slabs with a metallic structure and partitioned vaults (volta catalana) introduced by the architect in Madrid after his time in Barcelona in 1888. The building, with its corral structure, is partially protected, including the façade and main staircase.