BEFORE and AFTER – This Hotel Got A Fresh Update From One Take Architects

May 31, 2018 Erin 0

Photography by Kang Wei   One Take Architects have recently completed the transformation of the Silver Linings Boutique Country Hotel in Yixing, China.   The architects broke up the flat front of the hotel and added angled balconies, using locally sourced bamboo wood to create interest on the facade. Photography by Kang Wei Here’s a […]

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NIO House / AIM Architecture

May 31, 2018 舒岳康 - SHU Yuekang 0

A bright, future focused user center for a forward thinking electric car brand. NIO asked us to design their Beijing CBD user center – the first of its kind – and benchmark design for all their future NIO House in mainland China. In Chinese, the brand is called Wei Lai, which translates to ‘blue sky coming’. For NIO, this isn’t just a pretty turn of phrase, it is a fundamental philosophy – a commitment to a better future. This is a brand about driving forward, and getting there through innovation with integrity and style. Customers should not only feel good about buying and owning a car, but that when they drive a NIO, they are joining its community.

The Coorparoo House by Alexandra Buchanan Architecture

May 31, 2018 Erin 0

Photography by Jessie Prince   Alexandra Buchanan Architecture have designed a modern house in Brisbane, Australia, for a family transitioning from young children to one looking to support the growing independence of young adults.   The exterior of the black house features a wood slat element that provides privacy for the home owners and visual interest […]

Yellow metal walls wrap Animo South Los Angeles High School by Brooks + Scarpa

May 31, 2018 Bridget Cogley 0

Architecture firm Brooks + Scarpa has reconstructed a high school in Los Angeles after it was destroyed by a fire, choosing a bright yellow finish for its aluminium facades. Animo South Los Angeles High School is wrapped in anodised-aluminium panels that all carry the same bold shade of yellow, making the complex dramatically stand out

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Active Passive Hybrid Design Canteen / TAISEI DESIGN Planners Architects & Engineers

May 31, 2018 Daniel Tapia 0

Located in an industrial park at about 1 hour driving from Hanoi, Japanese air conditioning maker DAIKIN made its first production facility with a canteen in Vietnam. In addition to an energy efficient air-conditioning system (active), our main goal was to make optimal use of natural resources like daylight and natural ventilation (passive), together with using local traditional materials and methods in order to provide workers a comfortable gathering space for relaxation and refreshment.

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Zhejiang Conservatory of Music Student Apartments / gad + GLA

May 31, 2018 罗靖琳 0

Contemporary college students nearly spend more than one-third of their time in student apartments. Naturally, student apartments are becoming one of the most important components of campus life today. In the design of the student apartments on the west side of the South Campus of the Zhejiang Conservatory of Music, we have tried to get rid of “great-leap-forward” style of Chinese college construction in the past 20 years. The student apartments generally present the “quasi-house” structure and layout. The unique artistic atmosphere of Conservatory of Music serves as a starting point for design and provides students with a memorable campus time.