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“It makes no difference whether you draw with Rhino or a Pelikan”

October 15, 2018 Aaron Betsky 0

An architect’s tool of choice for visualising designs is not important, says Aaron Betsky, as long as the effects of time and use on the finished creations are considered during the process. Who cares whether you use a pen, a pencil, or a stylus? Quite a lot of people. Over the last few years, I

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Field Architecture situates wood-clad Zinfandel house in California wine country

October 15, 2018 Jenna McKnight 0

American studio Field Architecture has taken cues from the vernacular architecture of Napa Valley for this gabled residence, which is clad in weathered cedar and surrounded by grape vines. The Zinfandel house was envisioned for two high-profile tech executives who formerly lived in San Francisco. Once the couple started a family, they decided to relocate

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Benedict Canyon / Whipple Russell Architects

October 15, 2018 Daniel Tapia 0

Our client, who is from the sports world, wanted an open-plan house for entertaining but also a photography studio and a gallery space suitable for hanging his large art projects. Working with Barry Chase of CMF Homebuilders and Linda Dahan of Highfire Interior Design, the project began with an empty hilltop lot but required a 10-foot high retaining wall to create a sturdy level pad for building. A spiral driveway leads to the property, which then opens to the car park and entrance walkway. On the left, is the upstairs studio space, accessible via stairs that rise up over the first reflecting pool. Wide horizontal pavers guide the eye up to the house where water surrounds the entrance, flowing between the steps, and meeting a chiseled marble ledger stone wall.

kos architects and atelier zerebecky design cloud villa in shanghai

October 15, 2018 macnadusa 0

named so for its central staircase, the ‘cloud villa’ in shanghai is a three-story private house designed by kos architects and atelier zerebecky. concentrated around the sculptural white piece, the space is as airy and bright as the skies, accompanied by a stylish kitchen and kids’ room featuring a pink slide. all photos by highlite images taipei     the villa’s […]

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Herzog & de Meuron Release Revised Plans for Museum of 20th Century Design in Berlin

October 15, 2018 Eric Baldwin 0

Swiss practice Herzog & de Meuron have released revised plans for the Museum of the 20th Century project in Berlin‘s Cultural Forum. Designed to house the extensive National Gallery on 20th century art collection, the project was made in partnership with the Berlin State Museums and the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation. Herzog & de Meuron originally won the competition to design the museum building in 2016, and the revised design features new plans and a facade that opens the building to the outside.

Kengo Kuma stacks shipping containers to create drive-through Starbucks in Taiwan

October 15, 2018 India Block 0

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has stacked 29 recycled shipping containers to make a Starbucks coffee shop alongside a shopping centre in Hualien, Taiwan. The multi-storey structure has full height windows and skylights set into the white-painted containers to create a 320-square-metre cafe. Containers stacked four high at right angles to each other abut the soon-to-open Hualien Bay Mall,

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Industrial Loft II / Diego Revollo Arquitetura

October 15, 2018 Daniel Tapia 0

This 100 m2 Loft with structure and apparent installations is located in the noble neighborhood of Morumbi, in São Paulo. Although the aesthetic appeal of New York sheds converted into housing in the 1970s is the main justification for the male audience in explaining their desire for this style of property, Diego Revollo, who is knowledgeable about this repertoire and with some other lofts in his portfolio, knows that this profile prioritizes good materials and functionality. 

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Huaxiang Christian Centre / INUCE • Dirk U. Moench

October 15, 2018 Collin Chen 0

Repression and Rebirth: A Christian Minority in a Typical Chinese City
Since its construction in 1938 Huaxiang Church became witness to radical transformations: From decades of deterioration to unprecedented urban growth; from complete suppression of religion to a ten-fold growth in the number of Christians. Today, it finds itself in a maze of high-rises. In need for additional space, its congregation decided to build a community centre adjacent to the church.