Photography by Kang Wei One Take Architects have recently completed the transformation of the Silver Linings Boutique Country Hotel in Yixing, China. The architects broke up the flat front of the hotel and added angled balconies, using locally sourced bamboo wood to create interest on the facade. Photography by Kang Wei Here’s a […]
A bright, future focused user center for a forward thinking electric car brand. NIO asked us to design their Beijing CBD user center – the first of its kind – and benchmark design for all their future NIO House in mainland China. In Chinese, the brand is called Wei Lai, which translates to ‘blue sky coming’. For NIO, this isn’t just a pretty turn of phrase, it is a fundamental philosophy – a commitment to a better future. This is a brand about driving forward, and getting there through innovation with integrity and style. Customers should not only feel good about buying and owning a car, but that when they drive a NIO, they are joining its community.
Photography by Jessie Prince Alexandra Buchanan Architecture have designed a modern house in Brisbane, Australia, for a family transitioning from young children to one looking to support the growing independence of young adults. The exterior of the black house features a wood slat element that provides privacy for the home owners and visual interest […]
the house is as comfortable for a large extended family gathering as it is for a family of four, and provides its inhabitants with as many shared moments as it does private ones.
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Architecture firm Brooks + Scarpa has reconstructed a high school in Los Angeles after it was destroyed by a fire, choosing a bright yellow finish for its aluminium facades. Animo South Los Angeles High School is wrapped in anodised-aluminium panels that all carry the same bold shade of yellow, making the complex dramatically stand out
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Located in an industrial park at about 1 hour driving from Hanoi, Japanese air conditioning maker DAIKIN made its first production facility with a canteen in Vietnam. In addition to an energy efficient air-conditioning system (active), our main goal was to make optimal use of natural resources like daylight and natural ventilation (passive), together with using local traditional materials and methods in order to provide workers a comfortable gathering space for relaxation and refreshment.
Danish brand Menu has furnished a New York apartment with its range of products, creating a space for the company to launch new collections and hold events. Menu Space New York opened May 2018 to coincide with the city’s NYCxDesign festival. It occupies a loft-style apartment in a historic building on the edge of the
Contemporary college students nearly spend more than one-third of their time in student apartments. Naturally, student apartments are becoming one of the most important components of campus life today. In the design of the student apartments on the west side of the South Campus of the Zhejiang Conservatory of Music, we have tried to get rid of “great-leap-forward” style of Chinese college construction in the past 20 years. The student apartments generally present the “quasi-house” structure and layout. The unique artistic atmosphere of Conservatory of Music serves as a starting point for design and provides students with a memorable campus time.
designboom caught up with archi-union founder philip f. yuan to discuss the firm’s recent projects and the future of the chinese countryside.
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The Light Box is a Californian bungalow renovation located in an area of significant heritage in Northcote, Melbourne. It was important when designing this home not to denote but rather aim to uphold and celebrate the original charm of the dwelling.