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ExCel centre “obvious choice” to convert into coronavirus hospital says BDP architect

April 2, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Coronavirus hospital NHS Nightingale at London's ExCel Centre by BDP

Converting convention centres into coronavirus hospitals is the most efficient way to increase intensive-care capacity, according to James Hepburn of architect BDP, which helped convert London’s ExCel centre into the 4,000-bed NHS Nightingale. Conference centres around the world, including the ExCel in London, the Javits Center in New York and McCormick Place in Chicago, are

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Mintchi Croissant is a São Paulo bakery filled with pastry-inspired details

April 2, 2020 Amy Frearson 0
Mintchi Croissant by Dezembro Arquitetos

The interior of this São Paulo patisserie is designed by Dezembro Arquitetos to answer the question, how does it feel to be inside a croissant? Dezembro Arquitetos, led by architects Marcos Bresser and Thiago Maurelio, designed a series of pastry-inspired details for Mintchi Croissant in Pinheiros. These include a lightweight cardboard ceiling and furniture elements created using

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7 Competitions to Enter While on Lockdown

April 2, 2020 Maria Erman 0

While the world is on pause and we are all learning how to work from home trying to keep up with our usual productivity levels and fighting the lack of focus, we at ArchDaily want to help our readers keep their minds sharp through this challenge. One of the ways not to get absorbed in your daily routine is to make sure you have enough mental activity every day, and we have just the thing for you!

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Elena House / deltastudio

April 2, 2020 Paula Pintos 0

Surrounded by a centuries-old chestnut grove and a breathtaking view of the town of Caprarola, an old agricultural warehouse finds new life in the will of a young couple. With the arrival of the second child, the two want new spaces: from those for the family that expands to those more intimate for the couple.

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Bondi House / James Garvan Architecture

April 2, 2020 Andreas Luco 0

Conceptual Framework: Bondi is a vibrant and contemporary community and the design intent reflects this. There was a determination to create an ambitious and crafted home that responded to the cultural context of Bondi and utilised the client’s talent as a builder whilst negotiating a geometrically unique and heavily looked-upon site. The challenges born out of a site that runs parallel with a busy street and whose topography drops away steeply were faced collaboratively between the builder, building their own home, and an architect undertaking their first commission. Public and Cultural Benefits: Given its exposed public location, distinctive material palette and pure geometry, the house stands as a new landmark in the back-streets of Bondi.

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Basic House in Bangkok exhibits owner’s car collection

April 2, 2020 Lizzie Crook 0
Basic House by Brownhouses in Bangkok, Thailand

A glass-walled garage and courtyard form the focal point of Basic House, a residence by Brownhouses in Bangkok that is designed to be deliberately simple. The slender white house was completed for Korn Thongtour and Nartrudee Treesaksrisaku, founders of Thai studio Brownhouses, to accommodate their growing family. It is distinguished by bright white finishes and

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