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Casamia Community House / VTN Architects

July 27, 2021 Hana Abdel 0

Casamia Community house is located in Cam Thanh, Hoi An city. Inspired by the image of nipa palms from Cam Thanh, the building is erected from bamboo- a material familiar to Vietnamese culture. It is located at the end of a river and gets a lot of wind. Although the building is covered by a lot of greenery, natural sunlight can still get in.

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CS1 Crestview Community & Recreation Space / HA+MA

July 21, 2021 Paula Pintos 0

CS1 Crestview is a community and recreation space set on a ridge in the rolling hills of Los Angeles, California designed around landscape, context, and considered construction practices. With panoramic views across the city and to the mountains beyond, the structure is seen from afar as a small folly tucked into a grove of mature oak trees – a plane of wood floating within the trees and anchored by a brick mass to the west.

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CS1 Crestview Community & Recreation Space / HA+MA

July 21, 2021 Paula Pintos 0

CS1 Crestview is a community and recreation space set on a ridge in the rolling hills of Los Angeles, California designed around landscape, context, and considered construction practices. With panoramic views across the city and to the mountains beyond, the structure is seen from afar as a small folly tucked into a grove of mature oak trees – a plane of wood floating within the trees and anchored by a brick mass to the west.

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Lief Company / OOTO Architects

July 20, 2021 Hana Abdel 0

An old ironworks alley in front of the apartment complex. Even if you look around, there is nothing special about our alley. Our worries began with the thought of how to present a special gaze in this extremely ordinary urban landscape.

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Community Canvas School / pk_iNCEPTiON

July 9, 2021 Hana Abdel 0

A story starts long back with the visionary teacher; he developed a unique teaching method for the underprivileged students of a rural school at Sawarpada village. It is a primary school for 40 students with two teachers who held classes in one hexagonal room for past 10 years. As lack of resources, they discovered a way to use walls, floors & even the existing trees.

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YuanJue Si Villages Center / Zaixing Architectural Design

July 7, 2021 Collin Chen 0

Yuan Jue Si Village,Jintang is located in the northeast of Chengdu, the head of the Tuojiang River, and the county seat at Zhaozhen, which is one of the famous towns in ancient Sichuan. The project of transforming the old courtyard of Hejiayuanzi into a village center is located here. With an understanding of typical rural architecture in Sichuan and the imagination of having courtyard houses in nature, the connection between the two original buildings is completed. In terms of strategy, it is reshaped according to the methods of dismantling, raising the house, mending, changing, breaking, and bringing in.

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“Heart of Yongan” Community Center / TJAD

July 6, 2021 Yu Xin Li 0

Located in Yunlong County of Yunnan Province, Yong’an Village is known for its sinuous mountain landscape, poor accessibility and is considered one of the poorest areas in China. Yong’an Village is seated on the ancient Tea Horse Road, which connects South Asia and Mainland China. Therefore it is the assembly ground of multiple minority ethnic groups including Han, Bai, Hui, and Yi. Since 2012, the volunteer team from Tongji University has been actively involved in organizing activities and coming up with solutions in the effort to improve the locals’ knowledge, living space, and living quality. In fact, the volunteer team had built a small rural public building with the vision to reactivate Yong’an village in 2018. Due to its geographical location in a deep valley, the villagers value the significance of the openness of indoor and outdoor public spaces. From funeral to a wedding or even daily socializing spaces, the openness of space becomes the top priority to them. The altitude difference between the upper and lower Yong’an Village is around 300 meters, making the vertical travel distance unreachable. In fact, the villagers from the upper villages often suffer from inaccessibility to transportation, poverty and are living in straitened circumstances. The majority of them are homeless and have no space to interact with one another other than their working space. Therefore, building a community center for the upper village has become the main goal of this volunteer activity.

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Ocuyrey Guarani MBYA Community Hall / Julio Ignacio Paez

June 28, 2021 Clara Ott 0

The community hall project for Guarani MBYA indigenous communities in Misiones, Argentina, recovers ancient structural techniques which are local and sustainable, paired with simple and accessible industrial techniques that speed up construction time and improve building quality. The project looks to contribute to the empowerment of the communities via a work of assisted self-construction, replicable and sustainable, that assures the community’s well-being. The final product is a building with a strong symbolic character and a great appropriation on the part of the community that builds it and lives in it. This hall manages to transform into a temple, which expresses the bond between ancestral and academic wisdom, contributing to the civic and spiritual union of the community.

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Bogor Creative Hub / Local Architecture Bureau

June 22, 2021 Hana Abdel 0

Designed as generator for creative people in Bogor, this creative hub aims as a collective space of activities that acts as an open platform for exchange, spontaneous, informal exercise & inspiring spaces. This building stands in 1.3 Ha land with 200 years old existing building built by Dutch colonial time, leaves an open space that can be utilized as casual and extension activity. This complex extends to larger neighborhood of Taman Hutan Raya Bogor of Presidential Palace of Indonesia, making it very prominent yet carefully thoughtful in design language.

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Lixiang Village Public Space / AESEU Architectural Technology and Art studio

June 21, 2021 Collin Chen 0

Project Background. Lixiang Village is a village about 60 kilometers away from Nanjing city. It is a plain village near the mountain. The canals and ponds in Lixiang were formed by the rivers in the nearby mountains flowing through rice fields and villages. In recent years, Li Xiang has attracted many tourists for sightseeing because of the blueberry planting industry and characteristic historical culture. However, the original public facilities in the village could not meet the increasing demand for tourist services. Hence, in 2016, the ATA design team renovated some of the abandoned houses in the village to create a new village alley that runs through the interior of the village and integrates the function of tourist services, catering, historical exhibitions, cultural and creative exhibitions, and sales. This new village alley is not closed but integrated with the houses. The business opportunities of the tourists in the village have attracted many aboriginal villagers to return to their hometowns to operate hotels and homestays and sell agricultural products.