VTN architects introduces the hyperbolic vinata bamboo pavilion to hanoi

January 18, 2019 macnadusa 0

VTN architects (vo trong nghia architects) crafts the ‘vinata bamboo pavilion’ in the city center of hanoi, vietnam. while the area is characterized by its density of high-rise residential buildings, the pavilion serves as an outdoor communal space in the garden of one apartment. as four tall buildings overshadow the site itself, VTN architects introduced […]

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ArkA applies color and large open spaces for montessori kindergarten in beijing

January 17, 2019 macnadusa 0

ArkA design has completed the beijing peninsula kindergarten in china, as the second project with peninsula education group, that aims to combine montessori learning techniques with architecture. the scheme intends to create a suitable and safe environment for the growth of children, allowing them to play and learn freely and happily. all images courtesy of ArkA design      […]

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european school copenhagen clad with red bricks reflects its historical context

January 17, 2019 macnadusa 0

designed by nord architects and vilhelm lauritzen architects, the european school copenhagen is a new international school that promotes modern learning landscapes whilst merging education and city together through open public spaces. the international perspective of the school is embedded in the local district of carlsberg city with several architectural landmarks and a long history […]

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the magenta tiny house is a kitsch interpretation of compact living

January 16, 2019 macnadusa 0

promoted as an answer to the affordable housing crisis and a desirable alternative to traditional homes and mortgage, the tiny house movement continues gaining momentum. more than half of americans would consider living in a home that’s less than 600 square feet, according to a survey done by the national association of home builders. and among […]

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scott jarvie celebrates 150 years of mackintosh with light pavilion in glasgow

January 16, 2019 macnadusa 0

UK based designer, scott jarvie, has created a light pavilion situated in glasgow central station, scotland, as part of a year long celebration of 150 years since the birth of charles rennie mackintosh. the ‘light pavilion’ sits under the grand glass roof of the train station and intends to celebrate the life and work of the renowned architect. all […]

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cadaval & solà-morales builds a stone pool house named ‘lounge MA’

January 15, 2019 macnadusa 0

in 2016, barcelona- and mexico city-based firm cadaval & solà-morales completed ‘MA house’, an angular stone residence on a plot surrounded by mountains. now, the firm has returned to the site — located on the outskirts of tepoztlán, a town south of mexico city — to complete a separate structure on the grounds of the […]

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martins architecture office constructs large reflective warehouse in portugal

January 15, 2019 macnadusa 0

martins architecture office has designed a large warehouse building in guimarães, portugal. the site is located in the vale do ave region, an area which has been suffering economic and social turbulence over the past decades. the project by the architect proposes a reflective shell that houses the required functions of the warehouse facility. all images © […]

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3modular creates bamboo homes for earthquake stricken regions of nepal

January 14, 2019 macnadusa 0

kristian savov, blagovesta dimencheva and iva smilkova have collaborated to create resilient bamboo homes for earthquake stricken regions of nepal. the ‘3modular’ solution envisions a sustainable, easy to build structure that provides a cost efficient system for housing and living in newly rebuilt towns. the design uses vernacular materials and a modular arrangement that can be […]

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AAU ANASTAS investigates stone vaulting in jerusalem with ‘analogy’

January 14, 2019 macnadusa 0

palestinian architecture firm AAU ANASTAS continues its investigatory series dubbed ‘stone matters’ with the latest project, ‘analogy.’ the series, comprises the group’s research into the fundamental tectonic elements of the city of jerusalem. historically, this taxonomy of elements is the result of disparate influences brought to the city by various civilizations combined with elements of […]

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‘iturbide studio’ in mexico by TALLER

January 13, 2019 macnadusa 0

just a few steps from the home of renowned photographer graciela iturbide, mexico-based architects mauricio rocha and gabriela carrillo complete the ‘iturbide studio’. the project serves as a photography studio for the mexican artist and takes the form of a small, three-level tower, characterized most notably by its materiality of ubiquitous, rhythmic brickwork. the conditioned, […]

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