The DNA of the school. “The Ashram breathes warmth,” says former student Evon. “Each student is the architect of their own school career,” according to former director Gert-Jan. The Ashram is characterized by granting everyone, students, teachers, and staff, a chance to be themselves and to develop personally, captured in the slogan of the school: “Personal, multilateral and result-oriented.” The architectural concept is based on these characteristics.
The purity, minimalism, and rigor of the volumes of this building are intended to highlight the entrance to the Lycée Hôtelier de Mazamet while revealing the built and landscaped heritage of the site. It unfolds subtly through the various existing elements to give consistency to the whole.
Seoul Urban Pinball Machine, by Studio Heech. ‘Seoul Urban Pinball Machine’ is a new public place and landscape experienced visually and physically through the city’s extensive materials and textures. The outdoor pinball machine utilizing the museum’s slope along with the objects made of eco-friendly materials provides a new excitement to the city. The proposed objects were made using recycled upcycled materials typically constituting the city. The materials we propose such as reused old wood, bioplastic, eco-friendly MDF resistant to decay etc. are tangible confrontations against the climate crisis our city is facing in the aftermath of the pandemic.
The project involved the conversion of a multi-generational household into a new office of WGNB in Seoul. The existing building was four stories high and was fully remodeled internally. The original red brick facade was retained and windows and an extra floor were added.
The project for an Industrial Operations Building arose from the client’s need to implement a series of services to manage various fuel terminals in different African countries. A prototype building is therefore proposed to be adapted, as a system, based on the specific needs and conditions of each terminal. Thus, specific projects were developed in Tanzania, and Namibia, of which only the NM Operations Building was built. The project arises from the typical operation of these plants, which have two differentiated types of users with their programs. Thus, on the one hand, a program is defined with work areas for the terminal’s own internal personnel, and on the other hand, for external personnel, such as the tanker transporters.
House C – DF ‒ townhouse connects with outdoor space and gets bicycle workshop. The renovation of this classical home on an enclosed plot on the Visserij in Ghent brought once again a logical flow indoors, provided a better connection with the outdoor space, and – despite major technical challenges – integrated the bicycle workshop that the client wanted so badly. A touch of cinematography. While the main residence required few modifications, tabula rasa was created with the old extension of the house.
Lindower 22 is one of the first industrial redevelopment projects in the historic working-class district of Wedding in West Berlin and involves the redevelopment of the former Max Hasse Machinen Fabrik, an early 20th-century redbrick industrial complex. With the decline of old industries, it was initially left behind by the regeneration processes following the 1990s, which instead touched the other districts of Berlin.
The project for this one-storey living space, with large windows that open onto nature, is located in the fascinating landscape of north-eastern Sicily, between citrus groves and lava ash. The design intervention initially should have only consisted in the renovation of the external areas surrounding the main house in the center of the vast agricultural property. In addition to this, a few tens of meters away, there was a swimming pool to be completed, resting on a partially underground tool shed.
Occupying a tight urban site, Casa Ferrum embodies the essence of Monterrey. The home’s sinuous profile reflects the meandering ridge of the Sierra Madre Oriental, while its metal pipe screen recalls the industrial origins and metallurgical history of the old town of San Pedro Garza García. A continuous ribbon of metal pipes wraps the perimeter of the building—blending solid wall, window, and open-air screen.