The new 1,500 square foot home is an intricate aggregation of interior and exterior volumes. Located on a tight site behind an existing residence, the new structure borrows the steeply pitched rooflines of the front house while turning inward around a private, central courtyard.
During 1927-29, the Belgrade architect Dimitrija M. Leka designed and constructed a building at Makedonska 21. The building has all the characteristics of academism as reflected in Leka’s solutions for clear form, spatial organization, reduced academic decoration, and emphasis on the monumentality of “timeless” buildings. All these elements, characteristic of the architecture of the period, make this building one of Belgrade’s great representatives of academism in the period between the two world wars.
Adriano Olivetti square, at the heart of the new business hub Symbiosis, has opened for the public, shortly ahead of the 21,500 sqm office headquarters occupied by Italian telecommunications company Fastweb reaching completion. The public square is dedicated to Italian industrialist and engineer Adriano Olivetti who advocated for the reinvestment of profit for the benefit of the community–an idea that echoes the masterplan’s aim of revitalizing a former industrial area of Milan. With Carlo Masera’s landscape design for the square and the first building’s glass facade, Italian architecture firm ACPV inserts a radiant addition to the chain of south Milan’s extensive urban transformations alongside Fondazione Prada and Università Bocconi’s new campus.
Development is currently starting of the central axis of the new multimodal hub, which will channel all the flows of traffic meeting here, creating a new centrality of this site.
Located in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, an old pavilion used as a car workshop has been transformed into the new headquarters of the ‘SuperForce CrossFit’, an academy dedicated to the sport that seeks to develop physical and mental health through high intensity functional exercises.
The Aldeia House was conceived as an attempt to converge into a single house the sometimes antagonistic demands of two people. The couple brought to the design process their concerns and expectations regarding their considerable change, not only a residential one, but also a lifestyle shift. The couple’s difficult choice to leave behind their urban lifestyle in exchange for a rural daily life has been fundamental to the definition of the architectural concept that deviated from the archetype of the countryside house to bring small doses of urbanity into the house’s routine. This attainment was possible by accessing some of the couple’s affective memories, a Portuguese and a Brazilian who lived for years in Portugal and stablished their roots in the European country. The house references the Portuguese historical villages (aldeias) that, even in mainly rural contexts, are able to stablish a kind of urban proximity between their buildings, to integrate them with the landscape and to softly adjust uneven terrains and accesses. By doing this, the Aldeia House creates small spaces of varied characteristics in a human scale and at the same time punctuates the landscape as a constructed intervention with diversity in its formal unit.
Created to a young couple with 2 children, the Flamenco House was designed to integrate the garden with the whole social area through the use of large sliding aluminum and glass frames that allow transparency, total opening of the rooms and the invasion of the green tropical garden. Wood panels hickory walnut, value the circulation hall that visually connects the front garden to the recreational spaces at the bottom of the land and make the environments integrated or reversible as needed.
Winery in Kutjevo appears as the development of a previously designed winery in Radovanci. The new building is located in the center of Kutjevo town and due to a switch from a completely natural environment to a very urban one, there has been a complete turn in the architectural design as well. A simple and clear architectural design is inspired by the traditional wine cellars and the indigenous country houses. The surrounding houses are built on concrete pedestals, which mostly remain unfinished and rough; on the other hand, the walls are made of brick that eventually gets patina and a robust appearance. By applying these principles and materials, the house attempts to fit in the main city street where it is built.
It was intended to return the building to the city, with a contemporary design, preserving the architectural elements that compose it, while still maintaining the con figuration of the original roof.
There is a large-scaled building enough to overwhelm one side of residential area at Nonhyun-dong, Gangnam-gu. However somehow, no sign or notice seems to meet the eyes. After moving along the accessing stairs, the seers are captivated by a secret atmosphere as if they steal a glance at a hidden garden. In the garden, the composedness to purify their mind coexists with the dynamic to remind of tropical jungle. ‘ㄷ’-shaped large interior space makes our eyes busy. People enjoying food and tea, fresh fruits and organic beverages placed appetizingly next to them, green plants and unique daily goods… Although many elements are too intricate to classify as a specific space, it feels comfortable and relaxed exquisitely. It is just the power of Moss Garden’s first impression.