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Klein Dytham Architecture creates intricate wooden shop front for Cartier

June 19, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
It has a golden hue to the facade

Klein Dytham Architecture has created a decorative wooden facade featuring a pattern of interlocking three-dimensional blocks that are individually illuminated at night for a Cartier store in Osaka, Japan. The store is situated on a corner of Shinsaibashi – the city’s main shopping district – and shares an intersection with Apple, Nike and Burberry. Klein

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Vaulted roof lights direct daylight into plywood-lined extension by Bradley Van Der Straeten

June 18, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
The studio added a brick extension

Architecture studio Bradley Van Der Straeten has renovated and extended a Georgian house in north London, adding four brick volumes containing new spaces including a dining area topped with vaulted roof lights. The client asked the studio headed by George Bradley and Ewald Van Der Straeten to reorganise and expand the living spaces of the end-of-terrace

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Pilgrim’s House is a timber-clad hostel in the Basque countryside

June 18, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
The building has a mono pitched roof

Vertical timber battens wrap around this Passivhaus hostel designed by architecture studio Blancodelprim to accommodate pilgrims on the famous route to Santiago de Compostela. Architects Ignacio Ibarretxe Pariente and Iñaki del Prim were commissioned to design the building by the municipal council of Zegama – a town situated in a valley of the Oria river.

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AKDA’s brick-fronted Safdarjang Residence pays homage to Louis Kahn

June 15, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
A brick screen covers the exterior of the building

Indian architecture office AKDA has completed an apartment building in New Delhi featuring a three-storey brick screen punctured by a circular opening that directly references the work of architect Louis Kahn. The studio headed by architect Amit Khanna designed the Safdarjang Residence for a site on a quiet residential street in India’s capital city. The

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AKDA’s brick-fronted Safdarjang Residence pays homage to Louis Kahn

June 15, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
A brick screen covers the exterior of the building

Indian architecture office AKDA has completed an apartment building in New Delhi featuring a three-storey brick screen punctured by a circular opening that directly references the work of architect Louis Kahn. The studio headed by architect Amit Khanna designed the Safdarjang Residence for a site on a quiet residential street in India’s capital city. The

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Twisting facade connects historic Stockholm building with red-brick office by 3XN

June 13, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
The building has a curved roof

Danish architecture firm 3XN has built a brick-clad office block next to a renovated 19th-century building in central Stockholm, linking the two with a twisting upper storey. 3XN oversaw the renovation of the Astoriahuset building in Stockholm’s historic Östermalm district, along with the design of the connected office building at Nybrogatan 17. The multi-storey Astoriahuset

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Jean Nouvel bisects city block with “street of 1,000 red jars” in Shanghai

June 12, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
The building has red internal facades

Ateliers Jean Nouvel has created a shortcut through Shanghai’s Huangpu district, inserting a covered shopping street into a mixed-use building and livening office facades with rows of potted plants. The thoroughfare references traditional Chinese shopping streets and is animated by pedestrian bridges. The studio, headed by Pritzker Architecture Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel, designed the Henderson

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Schemata Architects completes South Korean hotel where all furniture is for sale

June 11, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
The store has exposed concrete walls

Tokyo studio Schemata Architects has converted an industrial building in Jeju, South Korea, into a new location for retailer D&Department, featuring a store, restaurant, gallery and hotel in which all of the furniture and even the plants are for sale. D&Department is a lifestyle brand founded by designer Kenmei Nagaoka, which focuses on sourcing and

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Undulating bamboo canopy by LLLab evokes its mountainous surroundings

June 9, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
The pavilion is located near mountains

Chinese architecture studio LLLab used woven bamboo to create a canopy and a group of pod-like pavilions to shelter visitors to a light show set amongst the dramatic limestone mountains of Guilin. Shanghai-based firm LLLab designed the bamboo canopy and pavilions for the site of the Impression Sanjie Liu light show, which takes place at

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Presicci + Pantanella D’Ettorre Architetti creates minimal Tuscan farmhouse

June 5, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
The home is located on a country road

Architects Valeria Presicci and Carlo Pantanella D’Ettorre have completed a house in Orbetello, Italy, featuring a simple stone exterior and pared-back interiors. The Casamanda residence is located in the coastal Maremma area of Tuscany and aims to make the most of its rural setting with views of the surrounding wetlands. The house was designed by

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