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BERLIN’S INTERACTIVE MAGENTA MOON EXPERIENCE | flora&faunavisions gmbh
The Magenta Moon Campus Berlin by Deutsche Telekom invites visitors of all ages to discover trends and events in a playful way – and to rethink current education concepts. The immersive experience is open to the public at Berlin’s Leipziger Platz from October 17th to November 1st, 2020, and online with various interactive offers.
ARCH HOUSE | Barker Associates Architecture Office
The house’s signature arched doorway and front window were the inspiration for much of the detailing for the renovated spaces. Arched openings connect the dining space to the foyer as well as to the kitchen through a butler’s pantry. The generous kitchen spans the entire width of the house and is designed for socializing while cooking, with a large central marble island and extensive countertop space. The ceilings were raised on the parlor floor to visually and spatially open out the space toward the rear yard, which is framed by a full wall of steel doors and accessed from a rear deck. The centerpiece of the living room is a plaster fluted fireplace surround.
DAVID MONTALBA'S RESIDENCE | Montalba Architects
Montalba Architects completed construction on Founding Principal David Montalba’s personal residence thoughtfully designed around a vertical courtyard concept. The 5,450 square-foot, three-story home seamlessly merges the indoors and outdoors while vertically expanding to create a coexisting structure with the surrounding neighborhood. The project combines two initial design concepts: an enclosed courtyard sliced by circulation and landscape, and two volumes comprised of horizontal planes and landscaped balconies divided by lush landscaping and sutured with a connective bridge. The resulting form is an L-shaped plan centered around the vertical courtyard that locks into the site and isolates high-traffic areas to the first floor while the floating ‘box’ second floor hovers in place above the poured concrete footing and ground-level living quarters.
SHIFT | Arte Charpentier Architectes
Ideally located in a thriving neighborhood that is attracting many companies and administrations, SHIFT is conceived as an accelerator of transformation towards more collaborative ways of working and concerned about employee fulfillment. Arte Charpentier Architectes was a rather special undertaking. The original office building, straddling the boundary between the 15th arrondissement of Paris and the district of Issy-les-Moulineaux, was designed and built by the same practice at the beginning of the 1990s for Unibail.
KING EDWARD RESIDENCE | Atelier Schwimmer
Atelier Schwimmer is a design office led by Felix Schwimmer. We solve problems of the built environment of various dimensions incorporating aesthetic concerns that seek to improve everyday life. We collaborate with urban planners, architects, engineers, designers, artists, and clients with the intention of innovating and learning. Each project is unique in its attempt to awaken curiosity and pleasure through the creative study of form.
HOUSING I PARK | NBJ Architectes
Thought like a stratified and faceted monolith, the project constitutes an urban built front in its dividing line with the street. Adjoining the project site, a public park in the continuity of Lez will offer unobstructed views of the river and its banks to housing. A landscape band allows a distance between public and private spaces.
KINGSWAY TOWER | SAOTA
Kingsway Tower in Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria is a landmark mixed-use building set on a prominent corner on Alfred Rewane Road, an arterial road that bisects the city leading north towards the airport and south to the Victoria Island. Designed by South African architects SAOTA, Kingsway Tower is 15 storeys high. It has a basement, a two-level retail podium, a parking podium and 12 office floor levels.
JINGDEZHEN IMPERIAL KILN MUSEUM | Studio Zhu-Pei
Situated on a fairly restricted historical area adjacent to the east side of the Imperial Kiln ruins, the plan of the Imperial Kiln Museum was aligned with the north-south street grid of Jingdezhen. With its entry, water pools, and bridge facing west, embracing the open file of Imperial Kiln Ruins to welcome visitors from Imperial Kiln Relic Park. Public pedestrians can wander through the forest under the green canopy, going through the bridge, flowing into the foyer of the museum.
AXEL SPRINGER CAMPUS | OMA
Axel Springer has launched a move from print to digital media. Its new building on the campus in Berlin acts both as a symbol and a tool in this transition - a building to lure the elite of (Germany’s) digital Bohemia. Bisected by a diagonal atrium that opens up to the existing Axel Springer buildings, the essence of the design is a series of terraced floors that together form a ‘valley’ that creates an informal stage at the centre - a place to broadcast ideas to other parts of the company.
SHADOWBOX | Johnson Chou Inc.
ShadowBox is an exploration of the essence of architecture: to enable the witnessing of the passage of time by capturing the elusive play of light and shadow, and to engender a heightened sense of movement through varying spatial scales and experiences. This includes the expansion and compression of single, double, and triple-height spaces, and through one’s engagement of interior elements such as bridges and stairs. The house is configured to capture the ever-changing light and shadow effects in various areas of the residence. The shadows cast in the interior reveal the juxtaposition between the permanence of the architecture and the ephemeral of the natural.
LA RIVER | Ballman Khapalova
The Los Angeles River is a peculiar and unique space with tremendous urban and architectural potential for Los Angeles. While nothing more than a trickle in its original and natural form, the river currently provides an industrial and infrastructural conduit that cuts through the city from downtown LA to Long Beach. In 1939 the river was channelized by the Corps of Engineers to prevent disastrous flooding, and therefore allow stable residential development. Neither entirely natural nor manmade, the river has a liminal and sublime existence that is intimately tied to the neighborhoods that adjoin it yet is largely excluded from the urban experience of the city.
MEETT Toulouse Exhibition and Convention Centre | OMA
MEETT, Toulouse’s new Exhibition and Convention Centre, is located in the innovation zone north of Toulouse. The project is not only about architecture, but also about infrastructure, urbanism, landscape and public space. The 155,000m2 exhibition and convention center is positioned in between the city and the countryside: it connects urbanized plots to the south – mainly dedicated to aeronautics, including the airport hangar of Airbus– to an agricultural landscape to the north.
This rural area, well connected and close to the center of Toulouse, is vulnerable to the pressure of urbanization. Our design uses the massive scale and diverse program of MEETT as an antidote to the sprawl of a standard exposition park, in order to preserve the surrounding Occitanic countryside.
BAOSHAN WTE EXHIBITION CENTER | Kokaistudios
A first milestone in a multifaceted mixed-use project, Baoshan Exhibition Center preserves the industrial legacy of Baosteel’s Shanghai site, while setting the stage for its future functions. Through imbedding new architecture volume, as well as in-built flexibility, Kokaistudios’ structure sets a precedent for this landmark project.
In the Shanghai suburb of Baoshan, Kokaistudios has taken the first step in transforming a 450,000sqm site once known for steel production into a visionary eco-industrial park. entral to the project will be Baosteel’s new waste-to-energy power plant, and around it, a mixed-use landscape comprising wetland areas, a park, museum, and offices. Ahead of construction, Kokaistudios converted one of the site’s few remaining factory buildings into an Exhibition Center, and symbolic gateway to this landmark scheme.
Buteo Exclusive Villas | Quark
Quark was chosen for the interior design of the Buteo Exclusive Villas. The project consists of 8 exclusive villas situated in Bodrum, one of the finest holiday destinations in Turkey. Quark’s design concept for this project integrates minimalist aesthetics, comfort and luxury with the unique geographic position of the villas.
OGILVY MONTREAL OFFICES | FOR. design planning
Ogilvy is an agency on the move. After several acquisitions and an identity change, the group wanted to make some organizational improvements. It considered relocating but ultimately decided to optimize its existing offices, located in a neighborhood whose character gives the agency a strategic edge. Securing an adjacent space made it possible to proceed with the project.
The firm has always excelled at creating original ideas. Using that fact as a starting point, the project focused on highlighting Ogilvy’s identity and history to support the company’s talented people. The concept for the new spaces was built on two distinctive elements: the leitmotif is the founder, David Ogilvy; and the red background, the brand’s signature color, is integrated into a sleek, minimalist environment underscored by a simple palette of contrasting black and white.
BAR BARDEM | AGROB BUCHTAL
The Bardem cocktail bar quickly became a new place to go for friends of cultivated bar culture in the heart of Helsinki. The independent interior concept is the work of the renowned local design studio Fyra, and its modern interpretation is based on the principle of a Speakeasy Bar. Fyra plays with the combination of old and new in a stylistically confident manner and focuses on a large, central bar in the deliberately discreetly lit, atmospherically mysterious room. Ceramic tiles of the Craft series of Agrob Buchtal skilfully complement this relaxed flair and convince with an impressive visual depth as well as a lively play of colours.
LES BELLES ECHAPPÉES | Chevallier Architectes
The project began with the discovery of this exceptional land by the architect who proposed it to the client. The latter, seduced, envisages the construction of three chalets, which will be reduced to two constructions to conform to the agreements made with the municipality. The client, who has already carried out other projects with the agency, wanted a contemporary, unprecedented, and striking proposal. He asked for a strong and pure signature of the Agency’s architectural style. And thus, the kiosks on the roofs, these open volumes tore from the agreed space, are born and gives the master-bedroom a spectacular view on the chain of Mt Blanc, a luminous escape.
SCRIBIT | CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati
Write&erase robot Scribit and artist-illustrator Worry Lines present “Odd Rituals at Work”, a lighthearted illustrated guide to reimagine working life in the highly stressful year of 2020. The guide features a set of drawings, done in Worry Lines' typical "oddly comforting" style, which can be reproduced by Scribit on the wall or window of any workspace, with the objective to diffuse work-related stress or share simple messages of mindfulness. The content was developed in collaboration with the European coworking network Talent Garden and is available worldwide as part of Scribit's art streaming platform that is sometimes referred to as the "Spotify-for-Art".
BE29 | Arshia Architects
BE29 is located in Beverly Hills, California, and is a representation of a cross-section of history at the helm of art as a painted medium. This epoch is untethered by the advent of new media, mainly film and television presented spectators with journeys in possible times and space. As impressionist and expressionist movements marked a sharp and radical departure from realist techniques, they returned to social realism as their subject. This in turn presented a complete repeal in the history of the medium, projecting itself as a paradigm shift. Aligning the project with this essential notion of departure, the concept for the gallery materialized with an interest in creating a background to amplify the presence and appearance of the historic artwork.
BIODÔME SHOP | ADHOC architecte
The consortium formed by ADHOC Architectes and MESSIER designers presents the new souvenir boutique of the Montreal Biodôme. The mandate given by Espace pour la vie (the city of Montreal) was to renovate the 2,100 ft2 boutique to revive the user experience of the space, increase traffic, and stimulate sales. The proposed interior design communicates Espace pour la vie’s mission and contributes to visitors’ experience of the unique identity of the Biodôme while proposing a furniture arrangement that can adapt to the evolving needs of the client to ensure the sustainability of the installation.
GOWLING WLG – Offices | Imperatori Design
The Montreal office of the international law firm Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP had ambitious objectives for their office redesign: it needed to distinguish itself from the usual “look” of big law firms by being dynamic, innovative, flexible, and next-gen ready. The architecture, furnishings, and technology had to support working anywhere while also functioning as a living environment that inspired employee performance and quality of life. Similarly, the visitor area needed to welcome and “wow” the client.
COMPLEX TAJ RISHIKESH RESORT & SPA | yh2
The Indian Himalayas, a steep mountain landscape through which the sacred Ganges River meanders, is a nature that supersedes all human construction. For the development of the hotel complex Taj Rishikesh, it was this modesty in face of the grandiosity of the place that guided our approach. The project was developed following a trip to the Indian Himalayas, where we studied the traditional vernacular architecture developed over millennia. This architecture evolved in response to the rugged mountain topography and the locally available materials, and this established the foundation of the project.
A BIODIVERSITY CORRIDOR FOR MONTRÉAL | civiliti, LAND Italia, Table Architecture, Biodiversité Conseil
“The future corridor will enable us to transition from a landscape that has been greatly modified by human beings, losing its biodiversity and resilience, to an abundant and diversified urban nature, connected and linked to human beings," says Alan DeSousa, Mayor of the Borough of St-Laurent, particularly affected by Montréal’s fast-paced, car-oriented growth of the ‘60s and ‘70s. The disappearance of the borough’s tree cover and ground vegetation, including former agricultural lands, has left the area more and more vulnerable to climate change. In 2015, local authorities started looking into the idea of bringing nature back to its 42.8-square-kilometer territory, 70% of which is now a sea of asphalt occupied by industrial and commercial activities. Not to mention the fact that the borough is used as a major corridor for high-voltage power lines.
THREE COURTYARD HOUSE | Extrastudio
The house is located in a small village 25km south of Lisbon, within a natural park whose name Azeitao, derives from Arabic, Az-zeitum - the olive grove. Predominantly a rural region, the area has a hot climate, perfect for the production of wine and olive oil. The clients, a couple of agronomists with two children, inherited a long, narrow plot in the middle of the village and decided to move from their apartment, looking for a different way of living. The house has three courtyards within, to counteract the restrictions of the narrow plot. The first separates the house from the street, creating a small hideout, secluded from village life and passersby.
RED HOUSE | Extrastudio
This house is located in a small village in Azeitão, south of Lisbon. Protected by hills from the Atlantic Ocean, the area has a mild Mediterranean microclimate, creating the ideal conditions for growing grapes, producing some of the country’s finest wines. The project consists of the conversion of a former winery, built by the client’s grandparents at the beginning of the 20th century. Set back from the main road and surrounded by neighbors, accessible along a narrow alley, the plot has a small orchard of orange trees, an oasis in the middle of the village.
HOUSE IN AJUDA | Extrastudio
This project is located in Alto da Ajuda in Lisbon, once a working class neighborhood designed in the beginning of the 40’s during the dictator-ship. The project’s strategy is the outcome of a fundamental question – How to conciliate all the preservation and zoning restrictions with a new program without compromising the original masterplan principles? Knowing that the only possible approach allowed was to build one single volume, maintaining the roof’s slope and mimicking materials and elements a long time removed, we had to approach the addition as an imperceptible dilation of the existing volume.
TEO CENTER FOR CULTURE, ART AND CONTENT | A.Lerman Architects Ltd.
In a beachside residential area of Herzliya, TEO (the Theodor Herzl Center for culture, art, and content) comes into view as a distinct single-story building, eminently lower than the neighborhood’s enclosed private mansions. The freestanding TEO opens up a wide panorama toward the west—the horizon over the ocean—thus rupturing the visual and social narrative of walled luxury villas this area of Herzliya is known for. The insertion of a fully exposed public cultural center as an event in the surrounding urbanscape was key to the design strategy.
SHOUKAI VANKE CENTRE BEIJING | CLOU Architects
Beijing’s Daxing area has been envisioned as a new gateway to the city. Located in the heart of Daxing district, the project operates as a key piece and the largest building complex within the regional development so far. The triangular tips of the floor plates become sky-garden balconies whose terraces provide a comfortable outdoor seating area. CLOU sees the outdoor workspace as a logical next step in the evolution of office culture.
GARDEN CIRCLE HOUSE | Dubbeldam Architecture + Design
Merging sustainability with biophilic design principles, a new home in midtown Toronto is inspired by nature, connected to the outdoors and awash in daylight. A four-bedroom home in midtown Toronto designed by Dubbeldam Architecture + Design, Garden Circle House is a response to the client’s desire for a sustainable home inspired by nature, connected to the outdoors and awash in daylight. The Dubbeldam team drew upon biophilic design strategies incorporating many key principles for building visual and non-visual connections with the outdoors.
4 The Kingsway | Cameo Kitchens
One of Toronto’s landmark new condominiums, 4 The Kingsway, is rising in the historic Old Mill area where The Kingsway meets Bloor West, and its elegance and luxury is being enhanced by the skill and craftsmanship of the artisans at Cameo Kitchens and Fine Cabinetry. The neoclassical mid-rise condominium, styled as an iconic Parisian apartment building, will contain 30 private residences and will offer a new standard of luxury living featuring kitchens and baths by Cameo, highly respected for its expertly fabricated custom cabinetry and millwork.
OIZ Office | Yazgan Design Architecture
OIZ Office serves for the Aerospace Specialized Organized Industrial Zone’s administrative personnel and board of directors, in Ankara, Turkey. What generates the design and organizes the program is the idea of integrating nature into the work environment. Therefore, the spaces are arranged in programmatic clusters that are integrated with inner gardens. The gardens make sure that natural light reaches every corner within the building, blurring the distinction between inside and outside in a way. Each office table has an inner garden on one edge. While separated physically with horizontal inner gardens, thus achieving ideal dimensions and clear divisions for different functions; visual continuity is maintained through transparency.
AKSHAYA 27 | Sanjay Puri Architects
Cantilevered cuboid volumes create a sculptural office building in Chennai, India. Located in the old business district of Chennai in South India, the plot had multiple challenges to be overcome. With very narrow access from an arterial city road and no road frontage, this plot of 4,098 sqm is sandwiched between existing buildings on all sides. A total area of 8,000 sqm was to be built based upon the client’s requirements and the permissible construction area, along with a height restriction of 27M.
THE LINE | Regroup
The Line is a temporary structure designed by REgroup architecture in rural, Northern California. The structure, which was designed for small events, from musical performances to weddings, offers a new type of rural event space for the area. The minimal design is a direct result from working with a ‘micro-budget’ of less than $5,000. “The design offered an interesting challenge to design something that had a strong presence while removing all unnecessary components. It creates a kind of spectacular ‘generic’ quality” said Gary and Julia Lewis principals of REgroup.
TULIP - Your Place at the Table | ADHOC architects
The team of ADHOC Architects presents the project Your Place at the Table! in Montreal until October 2020 on Sainte-Catherine Ouest, corner Clark. The project was designed with the collaboration of graphic designers Maude Lescarbeau and Camille Blais. The colorful installation was conceived to safely accommodate and attract citizens currently reappropriating the downtown of Montreal after several weeks of confinement due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The layout is designed to offer passers-by a space to promenade or to sit and relax while respecting current sanitation and social distancing norms.
MIRAI | emmanuelle moureaux
Known for her large-scale installations, Emmanuelle Moureaux’s first public art sculpture has been unveiled in the new well-being distric in Tokyo, Japan. The sculpture is titled ‘mirai’, meaning ‘the future’ in Japanese. As part of Moureaux’s ongoing ‘100 colors’ installation series, ‘mirai’ visualizes the next 100 years to come (2020 to 2119) in 100 different shades of colors.
ALEXANDRE-DE-SÈVE TOWN HOUSE | Guillaume Lévesque architect
Restoring a 19th-century house while retaining the heritage and creating a contemporary addition is quite a challenge. The original 60m2 building has been fully restored and converted into two apartments: a two-floor 4 ½ and a 3 ½ on the second floor. Both apartments have an open plan with abundant fenestration with large 3.65m high side windows carved into the brick wall. The attic has been completely covered with new slate tiles. The dormers and woodworking have been completely rebuilt.
VILA HODKOVIČKY | P6PA+ARCHITECTS
This project is located in Prague 4 and was accomplished in November 2019. It is about a 5-storey residential building consisting of 13 apartments. The total plot area is 850 sq m while the built up area is 513 sq m. Vila Hodkovičky reflects our motto "We think global, we stand local". Our project -designed by an international team - brings a new trend in housing which can be called ‚‘city housing‘‘. At the same time it constitutes a combination of family housing and smaller housing units in a compact development
TOYOTA WOVEN CITY | BIG: Bjarke Ingels Group
Together with Toyota Motor Corporation, BIG unveils Toyota Woven City as the world’s first urban incubator dedicated to the advancement of all aspects of mobility at the foothills of Mt. Fuji in Japan. Envisioned as a living laboratory to test and advance mobility, autonomy, connectivity, hydrogen-powered infrastructure and industry collaboration, Toyota Woven City aims to bring people and communities together in a future enabled by technology yet grounded in history and nature. Located at a 175-acre former factory site in the city of Susono in Shizuoka, Toyota Woven City creates a new equality among vehicles, alternate forms of movement, people and nature, streamlined by the promise of a connected, clean and shared mobility. The city will utilize solar energy, geothermal energy, and hydrogen fuel cell technology to strive towards a carbon neutral society, with plans to break ground in phases beginning in 2021.
HILLSIDE | SAOTA
SAOTA’s Hillside home in Los Angeles is located immediately above Sunset Boulevard on a promontory just one over from Pierre Koenig’s landmark Stahl House. The site is a 20 000 square foot estate, featuring 300-degree views over the LA skyline and the city basin below, and the design was conceived of more as a self-contained oasis rather than a conventional house. The Stahl House served as a key point of departure. The forms and articulation of Hillside’s roof planes, which were pushed as far forward as possible so that they could create meaningful external covered living spaces, set its architecture in dialogue with the iconic silhouette nearby and connect it to the drama of its context.
THE PLUS | BIG: Bjarke Ingels Group
Together with Vestre, the Norwegian manufacturer of urban furniture, BIG unveils The Plus as the world’s most sustainable furniture factory tucked in the heart of the Norwegian forest. Envisioned as a village for a community dedicated to the cleanest, carbon neutral fabrication of urban and social furniture, The Plus aims to be a global destination for sustainable architecture and high-efficiency production. As Norway’s single largest investment in furniture in decades, the 6,500m2 open production facility will double as a public 300-acre park for hiking and camping while serving as a landmark aligned with the region’s mission to establish a green manufacturing industry.
BIODIVERCITY PENANG | BIG + Hijjas and Ramboll
BIG, Hijjas and Ramboll are selected as winners of Penang State Government’s international competition to design a masterplan for Penang South Islands, providing Penangites with approximately 4.6km of public beaches, 600 acres of parks and a 25km waterfront. Our masterplan proposal – BiodiverCity – supports the Penang2030 vision with a clear focus on livability, on stimulating a socially and economically inclusive development, and on environmental sustainability for future generations. BiodiverCity will be a new sustainable, global destination where cultural, ecological and economic growth is secured and where people and nature co-exist in one of the most biodiverse places on the planet at the southern shore of Penang Island.
THE ZENTRAL KITCHEN | Lukstudio
As our world has awakened to its environmental impacts of food delivery, conscientious urbanites seek more sustainable options. Shikaku is a concept born out of this demand. Imagine a chef’s table dining experience at your doorstep; with the use of recyclable bento boxes, there is no guilt of using single-use containers or cutleries. The model combines a quest for quality and environmental stewardship into a convenient meal that’s comparable to home-cooking.
NEW COLLECTION OF METAL SKINS | Pure + FreeForm
Pure + FreeForm, an award-winning metal design studio, is proud to unveil Specular, its newest and most innovative collection of metal finishes to date. The textured, high-performance metal surfaces of Specular harness the transformative power of light, transcending the mundane with physical textures that allow light to respond to the metal in unparalleled ways. With innovation and sustainability at the core of Specular’s design, the collection succeeds in coupling function and form, where the surface becomes an integral feature of the built environment.
Mori Hosseini Student Union, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University | ikon.5 architects
Inspired by the gracefulness of birds in flight, the Mori Hosseini Student Union at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, designed by ikon.5 architects, is an expression of the University’s mission to teach the science, practice, and business of aviation and aerospace. Located at the front door to its Daytona Beach campus, the building’s gently soaring form expressing flight creates an iconic identity for the University and embodies its student’s values of fearlessness, adventure, and discovery.
WONJIN Aesthetic Surgery Gallery Clinic | A U N Design Studio
Today cosmetic surgery is considered more than just a cure for beauty and desire. It is transformed into an aesthetical procedure sculpting a piece of art onto a human body. Consequently, at WONJIN clinic, the design team targets the impression of a studio and surgery gallery. WONJIN Aesthetic Surgery Gallery Clinic is the Korean leading cosmetic surgery clinic that is redefining beauty by creating the perfect symmetrical balance with a harmony form. As a part of WONJIN Medical Group [Thailand], WONJIN Aesthetic Surgery Gallery Clinic is composed of Thai investors and a world-leading surgery from Korea.