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Concrete counter curves through ShuckShuck oyster bar in Vancouver

April 14, 2021 India Block 0
ShuckShuck oyster bar by B-CA

Canadian office Batay-Csorba Architects has created a greyscale interior for the ShuckShuck oyster restaurant in Vancouver complete with a snaking concrete bar. ShuckShuck’s interior is designed to evoke the colour and texture of oyster shells, with rough pre-cast concrete surfaces and textured painted walls. Batay-Csorba Architects designed the eatery in Vancouver’s Chinatown district for owners

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SOM and Phillip K Smith III install light-up mirrored sculpture in Santa Monica

April 13, 2021 India Block 0
Santa Monica Linear by Phillip K Smith III with engineering by SOM

Engineering firm Skidmore Owings and Merril collaborated with American artist Phillip K Smith III to create Santa Monica Linear, a mirrored glass installation that lights up at night. Santa Monica Linear sits on a sloping landscaped site on the grounds of a house designed by celebrated Californian modernist Ray Kappe. Made of steel and glass,

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Colab-19 builds open-sided church in Bogotá for worship during the pandemic

April 10, 2021 India Block 0
Church by Colab-19

Colab-19 has built a temporary church shaped like a cross to allow a local congregation to worship together safely during the coronavirus pandemic in Bogotá, Colombia. Called Alhambra Cross, the pop-up church is made from old horizontal frameworks, a system usually used for casting concrete slabs. The steel structures have been painted white, instead of their

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David Chipperfield designs red concrete and brick apartment block for New York

April 8, 2021 India Block 0
11-19 Jane Street

British practice David Chipperfield Architects has realised 11-19 Jane Street, an apartment building in New York with a ruddy-hued facade of brick and coloured concrete. The new six-storey building, which replaces a parking garage that dated from the 1920s, is located in the city’s Greenwich Village neighbourhood. To complement the mix of 19th and 20th-century

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David Chipperfield designs red concrete and brick apartment block for New York

April 8, 2021 India Block 0
11-19 Jane Street

British practice David Chipperfield Architects has realised 11-19 Jane Street, an apartment building in New York with a ruddy-hued facade of brick and coloured concrete. The new six-storey building, which replaces a parking garage that dated from the 1920s, is located in the city’s Greenwich Village neighbourhood. To complement the mix of 19th and 20th-century

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Doughnut-themed cafe in Russia has walls and furniture that look almost edible

April 8, 2021 India Block 0
Cafe Krujok

Designers Eduard Eremchuk and Katy Pititskaya have created a cafe in Voronezh, Russia, that embodies “the essence of a doughnut” through delicious-looking velvety walls and squidgy seeming furniture. Cafe Krujok, named after a round doughnut, is located in the centre of the city of Voronezh in southwest Russia and specialises in breakfasts and coffee. In

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Six projects by 2021 RAIC Gold Medal winners Shim-Sutcliffe

April 7, 2021 India Block 0

Toronto architecture firm Shim-Sutcliffe has been named the recipient of the 2021 Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Gold Medal. Here are six key projects from the studio. The architecture practice, which was founded by Brigitte Shim and A Howard Sutcliffe in 1994, won the 2021 edition of Canada’s most prestigious architecture award. Awarded annually, the

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Cristobal Palma documents streets of Santiago during protests

April 5, 2021 India Block 0
Santiago photo series by Cristobal Palma

Architecture photographer Cristobal Palma captures an atmosphere of “paranoia” with shots of the boarded-up streets in Santiago’s wealthy areas during the recent protests. Palma’s photographs frame shops and banks in the capital of Chile with their lower levels covered by metal hoardings last year. According to Palma these buildings were never truly at risk, but he

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OWIU Studio brings Japanese style to Biscuit Loft apartment in Los Angeles

April 3, 2021 India Block 0
OWIU Studio has renovated Biscuit Loft

Architecture and design studio OWIU Studio has renovated an apartment in an old factory in Downtown Los Angeles, adding Japanese design elements to the industrial space. Biscuit Loft is located in the Biscuit Company Lofts, a seven-storey factory built by a bakery company in 1925 that was converted into flats 15 years ago. The Los

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BarlisWedlick builds sauna topped by tower for Hudson Valley cabin

April 3, 2021 India Block 0
Sauna Tower in New York State

American architecture studio BarlisWedlick built this outdoor sauna topped by treehouse-style viewing platforms for a cabin in New York’s Hudson Valley. Set on a 75-acre patch of land with a cabin and a barn, the three-storey Sauna Tower is formed of a concrete sauna that functions as a base for the stacked platforms made of

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