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DF_DC hides Swiss apartment block behind Pisa Baptistery-informed concrete wall

April 9, 2021 James Parkes 0

Architecture studio DF_DC has designed a concrete apartment block overlooking Lake Lugano in the south of Switzerland that has a concrete exoskeleton so that the interior spaces are “free to change over time”. Named after its street, Via Carona 6 contains 14 private-rental apartments that are shielded from the road by a concrete wall that was informed

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Austin Maynard Architects wraps self-powered Garden House in white shingles

April 6, 2021 James Parkes 0

Australian studio Austin Maynard Architects has designed a multi-volume, family home in Melbourne that produces its own energy and has a white-shingled facade. Named Garden House, the home on a narrow residential street in the inner-city suburb of Prahran, Melbourne, replaces an existing single-fronted cottage. Austin Maynard Architects designed a sustainable four-bedroom family home that is

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Architecture Discipline wraps New Delhi office in “protective armour”

April 1, 2021 James Parkes 0
It has a steel armour facade

Indian studio Architecture Discipline has renovated an office in New Dehli to create an inward-facing headquarters for Rug Republic that is wrapped in a weathering-steel shell. Created in response to the “hostile” local environment, the three-storey building was wrapped in a banded Corten-steel shell to protect it. “It has been designed as a protective armour offering very

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Apollo Architects & Associates creates multi-generational home with walled-in garden

March 31, 2021 James Parkes 0
Concrete wall surrounds Noble House

Apollo Architects & Associates has designed a family home with a walled-in garden that houses two generations under one roof and aims to blend indoor and outdoor living. Tokyo-based architecture studio Apollo Architects & Associates replaced an existing home in Japan’s Kanto region with a two-storey building designed to emphasise the connection between the interior

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Vo Trong Nghia Architects wraps Bat Trang House in perforated ceramic brick facade

March 26, 2021 James Parkes 0

Vo Trong Nghia Architects has designed a layered home encased in a perforated ceramic wall with a series of elevated gardens that function as a natural cooling system. Located in the pottery village of Bat Trang in Vietnam, Vo Trong Nghia Architects (VTN Architects) designed the five-storey Bat Trang House to represent the pottery and

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Jun Aoki & Associates wraps Louis Vuitton’s Tokyo store in “poetic yet playful” pearlescent facade

March 25, 2021 James Parkes 0
Louis Vuitton Ginza by Jun Aoki

Japanese studio Jun Aoki & Associates has created a distinctive flagship store for Louis Vuitton in Tokyo’s Ginza shopping district with an undulating facade and interiors by architect Peter Marino. Replacing the brand’s previous store, which has occupied the same corner since 1981, the seven-storey Louis Vuitton Ginza Namiki store is wrapped in a water-like facade.

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Scullion Architects adds curved-glass extension to 1930s home in Dublin

March 23, 2021 James Parkes 0
Curved glass extension

Scullion Architects has added a curved-glass extension that references Victorian conservatories as part of its renovation of a 1930s semi-detached house in the suburbs of Dublin. The two-storey home was updated with the glass extension, designed to be a continuation of the home, and renovated with a repositioned kitchen diner that reflected the client’s request

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Artist Krista Kim sells “first NFT digital house in the world” for over $500,000

March 22, 2021 James Parkes 0
Digital home by Krista Kim

Toronto-based artist Krista Kim has sold the first NFT-backed digital home for over half a million dollars, as interest in virtual design continues. Named Mars House, the digital home designed by Kim was sold on non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace SuperRare for 288 Ether – a cryptocurrency similar to Bitcoin – which is currently around $512,0000.

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CF Møller Architects designs Carlsberg HQ clad in recycled copper

March 19, 2021 James Parkes 0
Historic buildings against new offices

CF Møller Architects has created a headquarters for Carlsberg Group in Copenhagen with a recycled copper facade and a golden metal bridge to reference beer and brewing equipment. The Carlsberg headquarters is located in Valby Bakke in central Copenhagen, a historic area where the brewery first began making beer in 1847. The four-storey building was

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IS Architecture and Design creates “space age” interiors for Beijing hair salon

March 18, 2021 James Parkes 0
Avocado green interiors for Ego hair salon

Beijing-based IS Architecture and Design has created a hair salon and cosmetic spa in Beijing with avocado-green interiors informed by space-age design. Ego Hair Salon is located in Beijing and was designed to have a futuristic feel while also embracing the surrounding nature. IS Architecture and Design redesigned the interior of the building, a former

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