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TRU Architects designs Bugok Friday House with indoor and outdoor living spaces

September 27, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0

South Korea’s traditional hanok homes informed the design of this compact house on a mountainside in Bugok, Changnyeong County, which features semi-outdoor spaces for relaxing in the summer. Bugok Friday House was designed by Seoul-based TRU Architects for a family who wanted a countryside retreat they could visit at weekends from their main home in

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MUDA Architects completes bookshop in Chengdu with roof shaped like “a flipped book”

September 25, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0

Chinese studio MUDA Architects has designed a lakeside bookshop in Chengdu featuring a roof that resembles an upturned book and windows that extend below the water level. The architecture of the Xinglong Lake Citic Bookstore aims to embody MUDA Architects’ concept of the building as a visual representation of a book that has fallen from the

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Tsumugu by Archipatch is a wooden house designed to connect with nature

September 22, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0

Japanese architecture studio Archipatch has completed a house in the seaside city of Kagoshima that is built from timber and features a material palette chosen to complement its natural surroundings. Tokyo-based Archipatch designed the Tsumugu house as a case study for local house builder Shichiro Construction, which wanted to utilise timber sourced from the Kyushu

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Ryuichi Sasaki creates angular community performance space near Tokyo temple

September 12, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0

Japanese studio Ryuichi Sasaki Architecture has completed a mixed-use development in Tokyo comprising a community performance space and apartments housed in angular concrete volumes. The Ideareve-Ikegami building was designed by Ryuichi Sasaki Architecture to provide a cultural hub and accommodation in a predominantly residential neighbourhood in the city’s southern Ota Ward. The area is named

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The Natural Pavilion by DP6 Architectuurstudio is designed “as a model for innovative bio-based construction”

September 11, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0
Interior image of an open space at The Natural Pavilion

Dutch firm DP6 Architectuurstudio has created a mostly bio-based pavilion for the Floriade 2022 horticultural expo in Almere, the Netherlands, which aims to demonstrate exemplary use of natural materials in contemporary construction. The Natural Pavilion was designed by Delft firm DP6 Architectuurstudio as the Dutch government’s pavilion at the Expo and seeks to showcase an

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The Natural Pavilion by DP6 Architectuurstudio is designed “as a model for innovative bio-based construction”

September 11, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0
Interior image of an open space at The Natural Pavilion

Dutch firm DP6 Architectuurstudio has created a mostly bio-based pavilion for the Floriade 2022 horticultural expo in Almere, the Netherlands, which aims to demonstrate exemplary use of natural materials in contemporary construction. The Natural Pavilion was designed by Delft firm DP6 Architectuurstudio as the Dutch government’s pavilion at the Expo and seeks to showcase an

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Flea Folly Architects completes False Banana Pavilion at Kew Wakehurst

September 5, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0
False Banana Pavilion by Flea Folly Architects

London studio Flea Folly Architects has erected a pavilion at Kew Wakehurst botanic gardens in West Sussex, England, which uses a combination of local materials to evoke a traditional Ethiopian dwelling. The False Banana Pavilion was designed by Flea Folly Architects to highlight the importance of enset, a flowering plant in the banana family that

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Civic Architects converts 1930s town hall buildings into shoe museum

September 4, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0
Schoenenkwartier Shoe Museum by Civic Architects

Circular openings sliced into an existing brick wall provide views through to exhibition spaces inside this shoe museum, which Amsterdam-based Civic Architects designed in Waaliwijk, the Netherlands. The Schoenenkwartier Museum presents the history of shoe design and production in Waaliwijk, which for centuries was an important centre for traditional craft within the North Brabant region.

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Wutopia Lab completes museum and dance studio influenced by Chinese ink drawings

September 3, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0
Monologue Art Museum by Wutopia Lab

The inky brushstrokes of traditional Chinese paintings influenced the fluid forms of this museum complex that architecture firm Wutopia Lab has designed for a property developer in Qinhuangdao. The Shanghai studio headed by architect Yu Ting designed the Monologue Art Museum for Beijing-based property investment and development firm Sino-Ocean Group. Located at the centre of

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KLAR completes V-shaped timber house in the Czech countryside

August 31, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0
Timber-clad house in Czech Republic

A pair of intersecting timber-clad wings contain communal living spaces and private sleeping areas for different generations of one family at this house in the Czech village of Rybí. House with In-Law Suite was designed by local architecture office KLAR for a family of four and their grandparents, who wanted to live together but retain

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