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Polygon Gallery / Patkau Architects

July 26, 2021 chlsey 0

The Polygon Gallery is the rebirth of the Presentation House Gallery, which has been a passionately independent photography and media institution in North Vancouver for more than forty years. More site-maker than site response, the building stands at the front of urban waterfront renewal where infrastructure is reimagined and culture outgrows an industrial past.

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Yoga Garden & Art Gallery Brno / RO_AR Szymon Rozwalka architects

June 5, 2021 Andreas Luco 0

The architecture designed for the Yoga Garden and Art Gallery Brno is the result of a search for a natural and at the same time abstract space. We wished to create a space without the deceitfulness of nostalgia (industrial fake) or false spirituality (exotic cliché). Within our European context yoga, just like architecture, too often succumbs to the false of preconception, which we have attempted to avoid. The original building was a post-industrial structure within a historical block development, a severed fragment of a former whole. A fragment in which certain traces of the past were visible, others hidden and others still entirely forgotten. All of these traces were interesting and could have become the initial point of departure of the project. However, we decided on a different manner of radical intervention – without fear, but with respect for the old. The result was not intentionally determined in advance but was the result of individual decisions.

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North Zone Silk Factory / OLI Architecture PLLC

May 11, 2021 Andreas Luco 0

The town of Wuzhen is famous for its traditional architectural heritage. However, before the advent of tourism, it was a quaint country town with some light industry, most notably a silk factory bordering the canal. Chen Xianghong, the developer of Wuzhen, fought the urban planning laws that mandated the removal of the buildings and secured the preservation of the factory as well as the underappreciated memory of its recent past. Built before the modernisation of China, the factory used construction techniques that saved on materials: elaborate concrete trusses carrying a traditional wooden roof frame. Each hall was built successively with its own structural system.

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The Shell / Studio PKA

May 9, 2021 Hana Abdel 0

The Shell is a design lab and a pavilion which has been developed as a dedicated space to create, celebrate design & initiate dialogue. The unique setting of Awas Village in Alibaug, provides the possibility of identifying and documenting areas for research and engaging with local and traditional techniques.

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The Layered Gallery / Gianni Botsford Architects

April 10, 2021 Cristobal Rojas 0

The Layered Gallery, located in central London, houses a private collection of photographs, prints, pastels and lithographs. The five-storey Grade II listed building it is extended from dates from 1770. The aim of client and architect has been to create an enclosed courtyard structure that provides a retreat and place to contemplate art. This has been achieved by adding a new elevation to the building both substantial and sufficiently light to bring life into what is now a garden-like inner court.

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Binario Gallery and Studio / Yemail Arquitectura

March 29, 2021 Valeria Silva 0

Binario is a cultural project that mixes workshop spaces, a store, terraces and a flexible space that, in the words of Alejandra Molano and Andrés Felipe Pardo, the minds behind the whole project, houses creative practices such as visual arts, design, music and theatre in small formats.

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Ten Bamboo Studio Art Gallery / SITUATE Architecture

March 25, 2021 Valeria Silva 0

Inheritance and Transmission. Traditional techniques lie in cultural and historical context. They look remote and abstract in parallel to our daily life. In Ten Bamboo Studio Art Gallery project, SITUATE Architecture tempts to translate traditional technique with space by introducing interaction, creating echoes of the past with present.