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Oregon Forest Science Complex | MGA | MICHAEL GREEN ARCHITECTURE
The project design approach was created in collaboration with multiple College departments and user groups across various functions, including resource management, ecosystems and society, and science and engineering. Engagement with these unique and diverse groups meant that the buildings themselves were designed to be teachers and a living laboratory – something to interact with and to learn from.
BarLume’s custom lighting installation | ADesignStudio
ADesignStudio collaborated with architecture firm Bates Smart and international lighting design consultancy Electrolight to produce the custom lighting. Bates Smart and Electrolight had a clear visual brief for the light fitting. “They wanted a 3-meter drop pendant with a faded, frosted glass diffuser. The lights also had to be DALI Dimmable and with a lensed LED to assist with the glare,” says Alex Fitzpatrick, founder and designer at ADesignStudio. Because the installation consists of 90 light fittings, the final design had to consider the installation, maintenance, and LED access over the lifetime of the fitting.
BREITENBACH LANDSCAPE HOTEL | Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter
Breitenbach Landscape Hotel proposes a holistic and a true ecotourism experience in Alsace, inspired by Scandinavian traditions and building on the region’s culinary, wellness, and nature opportunities. Perched on the heights of the Alsatian village of Breitenbach, the landscape hotel 48° Nord reinterprets the traditional Scandinavian hytte, a place of retreat and reconnection with wild nature. At the heart of a protected Natura 2000 site, the project was designed to fit into a preserved setting without ever disturbing it.
Blanche Chapel House | Alva Roy Architects
Alva Roy Architects was hired to renovate a 1950s home in Toronto’s traditional neighborhood at Bloor and Jane area. The design of this major renovation project aims to update a single-story house to a better spacious double-story dwell to reflect the client’s needs.
High Park Residence | Batay-Csorba Architects
The design of the Pacific project is born from the homeowners’ values and traditions where the comforts of their past are now viscerally felt within their present-day lives. The vault, in its many permutations, is one of the most common archetypes of ancient Roman architecture, characterized by its powerful modulation of light and its sense of lightness.
Song Art Museum | Vermilion Zhou Design Group
The original architecture of Victorian style with Western-style gardens, like a woman with excessive makeup, is out of fashion. The owner’s intention is to transform its function into an artistic space for the public to appreciate. Our first step was to remove all the necklaces, earrings, clothing, and decorations to show it in its purest form.
ZAAZ Wellness & Beauty Spa | VSHD Design
ZAAZ Wellness & Beauty is a spa located in Dubai’s Jumeirah neighborhood designed by interior design firm VSHD Design Dubai. Set across two floors, its interiors are reflective of Moroccan and Berber heritage combined with minimalistic modern design elements.
Songdo International Library (Proposal | competition)| aoe
Songdo International City is located in the vicinity of Incheon Port, 56 km west of Seoul, the capital of South Korea. The city is only a 15-minute drive away from Incheon Airport, its ideal geographical location makes it a better place for business and trades in Northeast Asia. Songdo International City is known for being a tech-based, intellectual, and eco-city. While the infrastructure of the city is growing mature, the development of more cultural buildings, such as this public library, is expected to be a key indicator to carry out a cultural purpose into the city and hoped to draw closer connections with their living citizens.
W Hotel Osaka | concrete
Situated on Midosuji Boulevard, a new 27-story landmark high-rise, designed by Nikken Sekkei and with a Tadao Ando supervised facade, is the home of Japan's first W Hotel. Don't be deceived by its simple black monolith design – inside hides a world of extravagance! Its interior is inspired by the many facets of the city, welcoming guests to experience Osaka, through the eyes of concrete.
Qin Group Chengdu Office | Studio DOTCOF
Qin Group is a West China-based full chain platform agency in the advertising industry. They are a regular customer of Studio DOTCOF, which designed their head office in Chongqing four years ago. They have now commissioned Studio DOTCOF to design the new office for their Chengdu branch.
Casa L&J | Alvaro Moragrega / arquitecto
Alvaro Moragrega, a renowned Guadalajara-based architect, is proud to unveil Casa L&J, a residential project adjacent to a golf course in Zapopan, Mexico. Seeking balance between inspirational views and client privacy, the architect designed an L-shaped scheme, with the residence’s main volume, encased in steel and glass, serving as a barrier between the private areas of the residence and the adjacent golf course. The volume, featuring a pitched roof with flat black tiles, was designed in the image of a ‘shotgun shack’, or an elongated distribution of spaces progressing from public to private.
The Alpex Cultural Centre | Atelier Archiplein
Atelier Archiplein, a firm renowned for its commitment to sustainable development from both an environmental and cultural perspective, is proud to unveil the Alpex Cultural Centre in Scionzier, a town in the Rhône-Alpes region of south-eastern France. The project involved the transformation of a former machining factory, with the firm commissioned to extend and convert the building into a new cultural centre, forming part of a broader master plan to renovate and revitalize the heart of Scionzier.
DeNormanville | TBA / Thomas Balaban Architecte
By taking the preservation of the original structure and the site’s mature trees as its primary point of departure, the project responds in a straightforward but ultimately radical way to the principal challenges of designing an addition to the small, vernacular structure set at the rear of the lot. Delicately weaving across the site’s landscape, it reaches out to restore the continuity of neighbouring façades. While the old structure now finds itself preserved at the heart of the new home, the project reestablishes the presence of the one story typology in the heterogenous family neighborhood dominated by Montreal’s renowned “missing middle” plex housing. It is a gesture that is modest, minimal, and memorable in its urban context.
EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION OFFICES | El Equipo Creativo
The Swedish company Effective Communication approaches EL EQUIPO CREATIVO with a clear wish: to offer their young Swedish team a new fun and fresh workspace in Barcelona; a place where they can both “work hard” and “party hard”, and which allows them to celebrate their “after-work” events and “Friday barbecues”, important activities of their corporate strategy.
Pinghe Bibliotheater | OPEN Architecture
Pinghe Bibliotheater is the core of OPEN’s latest project—School as Village/Shanghai Qingpu Pinghe International School. A library, a theater, and a black box interlock together like a Chinese puzzle to form this characteristic building that some call ‘the blue whale’ while others see it as an ocean liner. The unique form of the building and the free-flowing spaces not only cultivate the students’ interests in reading and performing, but also encourage their imagination to roam freely in the ocean of knowledge.
THE ABODE | Ar. Khushboo Wankawala
The home Abode is a renovation project of a 15-year-old residence. Renovation work includes an outdoor landscape area, living room, kitchen, temple, and various bedrooms. Having a constant dialogue between the existing spaces and the spaces to be formed was crucial. Every element is transformed or is reused in some or the other way in this project. Thus, maintaining the character and essence of the original house.
HORIZON VILLA | ARCC
Overlooking the Atlantic Seaboard in Bantry Bay, Horizon Villa boasts the perfect balance between luxury and comfort. The property had an existing house, which totally under-utilized the site’s fantastic characteristics. The brief called for a dynamic response to capitalise on the site, by creating an environment where the young family could enjoy an outdoor lifestyle, protected from the prevailing winds whilst still enjoying the views of the ocean. The clients were eager to utilise every possible area of the site yet ensure that they maintained privacy in this dense part of Bantry Bay.
PEARL HOUSE | MXMA Architecture & Design
Upon their arrival in Québec in 2008, Min and Yuong moved into a small condo on the top floor of a large residential building in Montréal. In the 10 years they lived there, the family celebrated the birth of two children. The toddlers, however, were spending a lot of time playing indoors and the apartment began feeling cramped.
COMMUNE AT THE OPPOSITE HOUSE | Kokaistudios
Building on Kengo Kuma’s iconic architecture, Kokaistudios’ recently reconfigured events area on LG Floor – Commune – for The Opposite House in Beijing combines elements of traditional Chinese architecture with inbuilt flexibility. Comprising a main space and connecting corridor, cleverly concealed sliding doors mean the lower ground level venue can be configured in multiple ways. A neutral backdrop for events of all kinds, a palpable garden motif nonetheless runs throughout the space, drawing connections with the hotel’s celebrated design legacy as well as the sunken courtyard garden in its immediate vicinity.
HILTON FRANKFURT CITY CENTRE | THDP
Inspired by Frankfurt city and its position as a global financial hub the hotel is designed to accommodate the Global Business and Leisure travellers with sophisticated tastes. At this purpose the hotel should offer a smart modern approach in presenting its new guest accommodation. Frankfurt is often known as the ‘Mini Manhattan’ or ‘Mainhattan’, with reference to the other famous economic hub in New York – the inspiration taken by interior designers thdp reflects the tastes of the city living global traveller and ‘urban loft living within a hotel’. Manhattan Lofts Interiors are marked by their eclectic approach, full of the objects that their owners have picked up on their travels – their homes are full of the things they love. Iconic pieces purchased on their travels, reminders, and keep-sakes, that became part of their homes. Taking inspiration from the changing design styles, a mix of old and new, eclectic, confident, and always with a charmingly irreverent spirit.
CITY ALO FLAGSHIP BRANCH | TKNRK
City Bank, the first private commercial bank in Bangladesh since 1983 has launched ‘City Alo’, at 30 of its branches in March 2019. The programs headquarter features a special coffee shop style Banking specially for women. The word, ‘Alo’ means ‘light’in Bangla language and the program focuses on four categories of women customers – women entrepreneurs, homemakers, salaried women and professional women. City Alo offers bespoke financial offerings breaking the monotony of mundane banking affair between two parties.
ANNEX COACH HOUSE | Taylor Smyth Architects
Tucked discretely down a quiet urban laneway, the original building was part of Moore’s Hearse Livery and used as a vehicle depot. Altered and added to overtime, it was converted into a residence in the 1980s. The only thing left from the livery is the brick walls in the courtyards.
Taylor Smyth Architects, working with William Fulghum Design Associates, gutted the two-storey structure down to the bare studs and enhanced the key features of the residence with a contemporary light-filled interior that incorporates a rich material palette of wood, stone, bronze, and leather. New furniture was selected for all spaces to complement the design. Distinctive wall and ceiling light fixtures throughout the house combine vintage 1960’s pieces with modern ones.
10th AVENUE | Paul Bernier Architecte
In this detached duplex of the Rosemont district, the owners wanted to transform the ground floor and the semi-basement to make it their home. The second floor was preserved for their tenant. A garden was also to be laid out all around the building as well as a terrace in the back, connected to the living area.
PATRICIA RESIDENCE | Dupont Blouin architects
The Patricia Residence is a renovation and an extension a semi-detached house in Greenfield Park, on the South Shore of Montreal, Quebec. In addition to renovating certain existing rooms, the client wanted to integrate a 3-level extension into the building, allowing for the emergence of a large dining room and a multifunctional space on the second floor. Simple, luminous, and timeless spaces.
COLLÈGE TRINITÉ / LIBRARY | Taktik design
Located at the foot of Mont Saint-Bruno, Collège Trinité wanted to modify its library with the ambition of going beyond the known institutional framework. Today, the library has taken on the appearance of a large unifying room with space flexibility giving students several usage possibilities by the combination of different areas and varied furnishing.
CASA COLORADA | Once Once Arquitectura
Casa Colorada (CC) owes its name to the clay red soil color of the mountain where it is built. CC is a country house in the colonial and tourist town of Valle de Bravo, 140 km away from Mexico City. Valle de Bravo is located 1600 meters above sea level and has a privileged microclimate since temperatures slightly vary throughout the year, setting the average at 22 degrees centigrade.
GOLDEN MILE | Maxim Kashin Architects
Golden Mile. Inspired by the Russian avant-garde. White colour, the colour of endless space in the suprematist paintings, has evolved in the interior, creating a geometric volume of the whole space. It is self-sufficient and also a background for the interior’s main elements – geometric dominating sculptures.
HOUSE WITH SLIDING DOORS | MASAKI SUZUKI ARCHITECTS
This is a project to renovate a dwelling unit in an 18-year-old apartment. Sliding doors have long been used in Japanese architecture. Japanese people have lived by using them such as shutters and Shoji screens to control how they connect with nature and people. Isn't it possible to utilize the device that controls the connection with the external environment even in a dwelling unit of an apartment? With that in mind, this renovation plan was considered.
COURTYARD XIAOYA | daxiang design studio
The transition of the city is a complicated process. Along with the old memories gradually gone, new emotions are constantly being generated. When production breaks through itself and has more connections with life, the vision of the garden will continue.
The project is located in the Xucun Industrial Zone, Haining, Jiaxing, in which the architect built an elegant courtyard on the roof of a factory and named it Xiaoya. In this courtyard, the functions of reception, catering, and office are combined. And it has broken through the single working mode and expanded the breadth and depth of life.
How to deal with the relationship between architecture and environment has to be the first research focus of the design. The place is adjacent to the main road of the city, and there are many self-built houses in the surrounding countryside. So the designer uses green plants as walls to shield from the noise on the road and disorder of vision, which has embodied the concept of oriental gardens by modern garden methods and created an atmosphere of being in the city but like a wild place.
SHUCK SHUCK | Batay-Csorba Architects
Shuck Shuck is an interior fit-out for a new food concept in Vancouver’s Chinatown, on East Pender Street. This new concept uses oysters as a vessel, combining them with the novel, worldly ingredients, sustainable practices, and a highly social environment. Labeled as a non-traditional restaurant, the urban grazing stop strives to be the place to connect people and shellfish in transition times - after work, before dinner, and post-dinner. ShuckShuck is focused on being a draw for the oyster-lover and convert those that are oyster-adverse.
BETTER PLACE FORESTS – Visitor’s Center | OpenScope Studio
Better Places Forests offers a sustainable alternative to cemeteries. Within these protected forests, families choose trees to mark the place where they’ll spread their loved ones’ ashes over generations. The concept has simple poetry—merging ritual, memorial, and forest conservation—yet its realization involved a large team of design and technical specialists, led by Fletcher Studio, landscape architects. Located on a 40-acre stretch of the Mendocino Coast, Better Place Forests’ Point Arena location establishes a framework for future sites, each with its own unique qualities.
ARTOPEX GRANBY - HEAD OFFICE | Luc Plante architecture + design
Artopex's decision to transform its production using robotic, intelligent, and avant-garde methods required modernizing its installations and upgrading its workspace. With exponential growth, the company was short on office space, had inadequate common areas, and found that traffic could be optimized for the building’s occupants. In short, the site needed to undergo a major transformation to better meet the requirements of its occupants.
LAZY EYE | Wick Architecture and Design
Wick Architecture & Design, in partnership with LAND Design Studio, is proud to unveil Phase 1 of the Lazy Eye production studio project in the Frogtown district of Los Angeles. Built within the shell of an existing 4,957 sq. ft., single-story CMU (Concrete Masonry Unit) block building, Phase 1 of the two-phase project focused on a creative office build-out of the front portion of the former warehouse. Completion of Phase 1 delivers 1,325 sq. ft. of newly-designed space comprised of a common work area, a conference room, two offices, two editing bays, and a kitchenette.
NATURE DISCOVERY PARK | LAAB Architects
In the middle of Nature Discovery Park are a glasshouse and an urban farm. Steel structure and aluminium cladding were used to frame the glasshouse, which features large sliding glass doors that open its interior to the outdoor farm. To save energy, IGU glass facade was used to reduce heat gain. The sliding doors are always open to draw in sunlight and to enhance natural ventilation to minimize energy consumption. The steel structure, aluminium cladding, and glasses were all prefabricated and installed on-site to reduce construction waste. The roof is slightly pitched forward so that the architecture catches the prevailing wind from the harbour while visually embracing the farm. The reflection of the farm on the glasshouse against the surrounding skyscrapers produces a visual reminder of the co-existence of nature and urbanism. The door handles, pendant lamps, and dining tables were crafted by LAAB using sustainable wood.
DUCASSE SCHOOL - PARIS CAMPUS | Arte Charpentier Architectes
The major new training center of 5 000 m², dedicated to the transmission and promotion of French gastronomic expertise, is located in the outlying district of Meudon-la-Fôret, 10km to the south-west of Paris, in an area of huge potential for the Greater Paris region.
Situated on the edge of Meudon forest, the building is inspired by the presence of nature.
The building mass is subdivided into 4 separate entities representing the four elements of earth, water, fire, and air, with a strong physical and metaphorical link to the act of eating, and which are reunited around a central space, the fifth element or "void".
KENSINGTON TOWNHOUSE | KNOF design
KNOF Design, an international design practice founded by Susan Knof, has just completed a major London commission – the unification of two separate townhouses near Hyde Park to create a single 7,500sf family home. Retaining only the façade and demolishing and rebuilding the rest of the property from scratch, the new super-luxe residence has retained all its original external period elements, including both original entrances, preserved to maintain the properties’ historic wedding cake frontage, whilst a brand new, spacious and modern home now sits just inside. The new interior boasts two grand staircase lobbies; a full-service lift; formal open living, lounge, and dining rooms with built-in onyx bar; a wine cellar; a black-out cinema room; five bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and dressing areas; a children’s playroom; kitchen, family dining room and study area; a newly-excavated utility basement and an increased sunken outdoor area.
PARK OF THE FUTURE | MIT Senseable City Lab & The City of laval
The city of Laval and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Senseable City Lab (SCL) announce the publication of the Senseable City Guide to Laval, a compendium of six bold preliminary concepts from graduate-level students of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology exploring novel experiences with regard to the “park of the future”. The publication is an initial step of a 3-year research collaboration between the SCL and the city of Laval as part of the latter’s ongoing work to develop a human-centered, innovative, and resilient downtown area.
LE LITTORAL | Architecture49
A couple passionate about gastronomy and great lovers of Charlevoix dreamed of designing a contemporary residence in this exceptional natural setting, both to enjoy a pied-à-terre in this region, but also to create a high-end tourist home where families, friends, or colleagues could gather. Inspired by the breathtaking view of the river and the picturesque rural setting, and guided by the firm Architecture49 through all stages of design and construction, the owners succeeded in creating a home with a minimalist, sustainable and honest design, which honors the experience of the place in all its simplicity and beauty.
LSB REGIONAL HEADQUARTERS | Domaine Public Architects
As an existential financial crisis threatens Lebanon, the opening of the LSB regional headquarters, located in the city of Tyre on the southern coast of Lebanon, examines the untapped potential in challenging established code. Tyre witnessed uncontrolled urban development during the Lebanese civil war that spanned from 1975 to 1991. Post-war, newly adopted building codes favored an increase in the densification of existing neighborhoods and a disregard for public space that enabled the continued sprawl.
Weinmanufaktur Clemens Strobl | destilat design studio
destilat completely reorganized and redesigned Weinmanufaktur Clemens Strobl in 2019, as the centerpiece of a historical 4,000-m2 ensemble that includes business premises and a manor house in Kirchberg am Wagram (Lower Austria).
CALGARY 9 BLOCK PROJECT | School of Architecture. University of Calgary
Official Project Name: 9 Block Project
Location: 616 Macleod Trail SE. Calgary
Client: The City of Calgary
Project Manager: Mauricio Soto-Rubio
Design team: Guy Gardner, Jonathan Monfries, Shelby Christensen, Yuxin Liu, Ji Sun.
Collaborators: Calgary Municipal Land Corporation, Mercedes-Singh
Suppliers: Upper Canada Forest Products
Lighting Designer: Guy Gardner
Project sector: Student Project
Budget: 75,000 CAN
Project completion date: Nov 2020
Photographer: Neil Zeller, Riley Brant
OAK PASS RESIDENCE
Gerhard Heusch, founder of Heusch Inc. has unveiled a 1,500 sq. ft underground office addition to his innovative Oak Pass residence in Beverly Hills, California. The office space continues to advance the innovative design solutions employed by the architect in building his 3,500 sq. ft. home, completed in 2006 on an empty parcel of abundantly natural land overlooking Benedict Canyon.