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Freedom Square / De_earth Architects

September 24, 2021 Hana Abdel 0

The Past: The old beach stage, once stood where the freedom square is now, hosted many historical events and personalities. The beach stage was the most prominent and largest venue for cultural programs and political conventions in the region. The stage though was just a reminiscence of the past with its structure sinking & dilapidating due to aging. Unfortunately, this stretch of space had no landmarks or built space evoking a sense of the historical significance of the place, and hence the freedom square

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QUB Rooms / Tamara Wibowo Architects

September 23, 2021 Hana Abdel 0

Qub Rooms is a 10-room hotel located in a dense commercial strip in the center of Semarang, Indonesia. Once a mundane 3-story shophouse, the building was transformed into an industrial yet chic structure with a unique facade made out of multiple sized openings, cladded with black steel, creating an unexpected sight among the 90’s white ceramic tiles and blue glass facades. Fitting within the urban fabric of the city, the qub(ic) shaped openings articulated across the facade in varied sizes are meant to blur the visual understanding of the real floor levels behind the facade thus heightening the scale of the building.

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Share Salon JAM / kfuna

September 23, 2021 Hana Abdel 0

Share Salon JAM is a beauty salon located in Osaka. The client was Mr. TAKU NAGASAKI of storage green label. In recent years, the demand for shared salon spaces is gradually increasing in Japan as well. The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on employment are one of the reasons for this.

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Concrete Waves / G8A Architecture & Urban Planning

September 23, 2021 Hana Abdel 0

Set within a tropical climate, the pre-cast façade manipulates the orientation of sun shading to craft the beautiful illusion that is Concrete Waves. Part of the new industrial zone is the latest project for FPT in Ho Chi Minh City that will be completed in three phases. Developed from the learnings of earlier projects exploring the “yard typology” from a new perspective.

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MOTTAGI 99 Building / AGIT STUDIO

September 22, 2021 Hana Abdel 0

Located in a residential area in downtown Seoul with physical regulations that create fundamental environmental constraints, project ‘MOTTAGI 99’ (The word ‘mottagi’ means cutting off a corner: chamfering) blurs the many rigid boundaries of the surrounding area. It leaves a new gap in the standardized urban landscape. This project started with a question about the typology of urban housing, which has become the result of a combination of urban regulation and individual profit desires against it. ‘MOTTAGI 99’ is a five-story multi-family housing for five families and with retail on the first floor.

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Reflections House / Thought Parallels

September 21, 2021 Hana Abdel 0

As a rising trend, the current pandemic scenario has resulted in a reverse exodus, with big-city dwellers mindfully seeking out off-the-grid addresses that offer them both sterile isolation and connectivity to essential resources. Built-in Kallada Kadavu, approximately 12 kms. away from the main city of Calicut, is Thought Parallel’s latest residential project ‘Reflections,’ executed by architects Nikhil Mohan and Shabna Nikhil.

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House with a Small Garden / Plan21

September 20, 2021 Hana Abdel 0

A small garden is the theme of this house. The size of the garden is 3x4m. Surrounded by low stone walls, the floor is finished with soil, and overhead is covered with a translucent roof with louvers.