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SPPARC completes Borough Yards shopping district in London

January 23, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0
Brick buildings at London's Borough Yards

A brick-lined arcade has been inserted beneath an existing railway viaduct at the Borough Yards shopping and dining district in south London designed by local architecture studio SPPARC. Set to open in Spring 2022, the social, cultural and shopping hub created by SPPARC with real estate company MARK has transformed an area between Borough Market

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Fletcher Crane Architects creates compact brick house on former garage site

January 22, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0
Grey-brick house in London

Fletcher Crane Architects has completed a two-bedroom house on a brownfield plot in west London featuring grey-brick walls that are left exposed throughout the living areas and sunken bedrooms. Named Tree House, the dwelling was designed by London studio Fletcher Crane Architects for a former garage site in a conservation area in Chiswick that is bounded

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Pulse On designs “zen-like” lobby for Shanghai cinema

November 23, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
SFC Shangying Cinema Luxe was designed by Pulse On

The strings of musical instruments informed the vertical lighting elements and bookshelves of this cinema lobby and bookshop created by Hong Kong-based Pulse On for a site in Shanghai’s Bingo Plaza shopping mall. Pulse On, which is part of the One Plus Partnership headed by Virginia Lung and Ajax Law, designed all of the communal

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Meilan Music Studio’s “chaotic” interior references the spontaneity of music composition

November 23, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
A grand black piano inside Meilan Music Studio

Chinese firm Domani Architectural Concepts has created a recording studio inside Guangzhou Opera House, featuring an interior covered with jumbled wooden panels that contribute to its acoustic performance. The Meilan Music Studio is located on the fourth floor of the opera house that was designed by Zaha Hadid Architects and opened in 2010 on a

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Matteo Thun creates new wing with “hotel-like” patient rooms for Waldkliniken Eisenberg hospital

November 18, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
Waldkliniken Eisenberg by Matteo Thun has a cylindrical design

Milan-based design studio Matteo Thun & Partners borrowed from its experience working on hospitality interiors when designing this hospital building in Eisenberg, Germany. In 2013, the studio headed by Italian designer Matteo Thun and Spaniard Antonio Rodriguez won an international competition to design a new hospital wing for Germany’s largest orthopaedics centre, the Waldkliniken Eisenberg.

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Matteo Thun creates new wing with “hotel-like” patient rooms for Waldkliniken Eisenberg hospital

November 18, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
Waldkliniken Eisenberg by Matteo Thun has a cylindrical design

Milan-based design studio Matteo Thun & Partners borrowed from its experience working on hospitality interiors when designing this hospital building in Eisenberg, Germany. In 2013, the studio headed by Italian designer Matteo Thun and Spaniard Antonio Rodriguez won an international competition to design a new hospital wing for Germany’s largest orthopaedics centre, the Waldkliniken Eisenberg.

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Sher Maker designs low-cost studio using locally sourced materials

November 17, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
Sher Maker studio workspace in Thailand

Architecture studio Sher Maker used salvaged and standard construction materials to build its own workspace in Chiang Mai, Thailand, which it arranged along either side of an open-air courtyard. Sher Maker set out to create a studio space which embodies its values as a small-scale office that enjoys experimenting with the architectural design and construction

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The Museum Hotel Antakya is designed around and above ancient ruins

November 16, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
The outside of Museum Hotel Antakya by Emre Arolat Architecture

Emre Arolat Architecture has completed a hotel in Antioch, Turkey, featuring prefabricated rooms that are suspended from an enormous steel frame above an important archaeological site. The project, which is shortlisted in the hospitality building category of Dezeen Awards 2021, began in 2009 when the developer of the 34,000-square-metre site commenced work on the foundations

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Kamikatsu Zero Waste Center by Hiroshi Nakamura is built using waste materials

November 9, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
The building has an irregularly organised pattern of windows

Architect Hiroshi Nakamura incorporated around 700 windows donated by the local community into the facades of this waste recycling facility in the town of Kamikatsu, the first place in Japan to pass a zero-waste declaration. The Kamikatsu Zero Waste Center is made predominantly using waste materials and features on the shortlist of the sustainable building

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Heito 1909 is a landscaped park on the site of a former sugar factory

November 4, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
Arched gateway in Heito 1909 park

ECG International Landscape Consultants has transformed the site of a derelict sugar factory in Pingtung City, Taiwan, into a public park that retains fragments of the existing industrial infrastructure. The Heito 1909 project covers an area of 160,000 square metres that had been inaccessible to the public since 1909 when it was developed into a

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