Bookstore – Juanzong Books is located at the Anaya Art Center in Qinhuangdao. It was originally a coffee shop with two spaces connected together, one high and one low, about 100 square meters in total. The clear height of the high space is 6m. Guests enter from the second floor of the Art Center and walk down the stairs to the concierge. The low space is only 2.5m high and opens towards an outdoor sunken theater. Due to the construction period being only one month, we have retained all walls and floors without any hidden construction work and only changed the atmosphere of the space by replacing the suspended ceiling and furniture. Since it is an architectural bookstore, it should have a corresponding atmosphere, not too fashionable or too exquisite. The items in the space should be simple and direct, creating a sense of ‘workspace’. The lighting should also use a suitable color temperature for work, instead of the usual warm feeling. We designed all the pendant lamps and bookshelves that shaped the bookstore’s personality and chose a classic form — also an anonymous form — with a long history of drawing tables and stools. We envisioned the space filled with picture albums, drawings, and models that could withstand some messiness.
The north-facing site is in Hospet, Karnataka. We conceptualized the home as a series of volumes coalesced together. To achieve this fluidity in the space we looked at an animated section that varies along the length of the home. The varying roof profile(s) of the house create a play of volumes and spaces in the interior, making it a sensory experience.
the ‘C house’ holiday home is nestled amidst the scenic woodlands of the eastern netherlands.
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the plot offers views of lake balaton, a natural spectacle that informs the design of the contemporary retreat.
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Dos Hijas Gallery is a project that pays homage to the vernacular architecture of arid areas around the world, seeking to reinterpret it in a contemporary way. With a focus centered on a single compositional axis, the intervention is organized as a living machine, where the facilities become the backbone of a vertebral column that connects the house, gallery, and guest house through an elevated exterior corridor traversing the entire site. This external circulation allows for the enjoyment of the landscape and climate every time the user moves between spaces.
Welcome to the architectural embodiment of every little girl’s dreams, where plastic fantastic meets design brilliance in the form of the real-life Barbie Malibu Dreamhouse. Thanks to Airbnb and the gracious hosting of “Ken,” lucky guests have the chance to stay in this iconic dollhouse for two one-night stays as part of a viral marketing […]
The JR Residence project, located in Bragança Paulista (SP), originated from a family’s desire to enjoy their weekends surrounded by nature, in contact with a serene and broad landscape, outside the busy city of São Paulo. Therefore, the design of the residence was committed to create a cozy environment allowing a direct relationship with nature and new sensitive experiences for the family.
De Boemerang primary school is located in Ondiep, Utrecht. Ondiep is a working-class neighborhood that is largely paved with little green. When integrating into the neighborhood, we, therefore, wanted to add greenery, retain the two monumental trees in the back square and make the otherwise fully paved square more liveable.
through a collection of fifteen photographs taken with her analog camera, erieta attali captures kuma’s architectural artistry.
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Graphic shapes and bold hues define the living spaces of this mid-terrace Edwardian home in east London, overhauled by architecture studio Office S&M. Aptly named Graphic House, the playful renovation in Hackney makes use of colour and art deco forms that reflect the tastes of its graphic-designer owners. Office S&M has used the variety of
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