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organic design architecture studio uses steel bars to divide free office space in tokyo

August 17, 2019 macnadusa 0

organic design architecture studio has taken up one corner of the vacant first floor of a 33-year-old rental office building in tokyo to create rebar, a 150 sqm free space to be used for lectures, discussions and meetings between co-workers. the project takes its name from the material that encloses the space, reinforcing bar (rebar), […]

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gustafson porter + bowman completes first phase of valencia park

August 17, 2019 macnadusa 0

gustafson porter + bowman has completed the first phase of ‘parque central’, a new urban landscape formerly occupied by railway lines and industrial land in the center of valencia, spain. the first phase of the project provides a new focal green space for a range of age groups and community uses and is characterized with […]

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ryu mitarai & associates connects tokyo house + restaurant with curved staircase

August 16, 2019 macnadusa 0

ryu mitarai & associates has completed stir, a four-story building in tokyo that combines a japanese restaurant on the ground floor, and a private residence on the remaining three levels. all floors are connected via a large, curved staircase that takes center stage in the middle of the structure, and which extends outside of the […]

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ikimono architects divides areas of this japanese house using a wooden grid

August 16, 2019 macnadusa 0

ikimono architects has completed a 120 sqm private house in kanto, japan, whose different functions are divided by a grid and separated by lightweight sheets of fabric. the two-floor residence is built with a wooden structure that incorporates long, large windows which create a direct connection with the surrounding landscape, reinforced further by earth floors […]

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tsubame architects designs panasonic’s future life factory with metal +neon

August 15, 2019 macnadusa 0

tsubame architects has designed the interiors of panasonic’s future life factory design center, dividing the studio in two separate spaces with a partition wall of metal mesh, neon, and reflective glass. the interior has been developed to reflect the studio’s cutting-edge, future-oriented approach, taking half the size of the office area to create a ‘blank’ […]

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sepehr maleki uncovers tehran’s hidden scars in parasitic buildings

August 15, 2019 macnadusa 0

‘tehran is not only a city, but also a body to thousands of hidden scars’ is the premise for sepehr maleki’s ongoing project, ‘hidden scars’. the photomontage collection and theoretical proposal, sets tehran as a non-responsive mega city, ‘a mother for countless fetuses that, like passive parasites, feed only on the host’s body’. the project […]

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MVRDV plans ‘green villa’, an office + residential building covered in plants in the netherlands

August 14, 2019 macnadusa 0

MVRDV has designed green villa, a four-story office and residential building whose entire exterior is covered in a variety of pots and plants standing on a gridded ‘rack’ system. located on a corner lot next to the dommel river in the dutch village of sint-michielsgestel, the building adopts the urban form of neighboring structures, while […]

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public plazas permeate through yuehai community center by URBANUS

August 14, 2019 macnadusa 0

URBANUS releases imagery of its yuehai community sport and cultural center, designed in response to an evolving attitude toward urban development in shenzhen. after undergoing a rapid and extensive period of ‘urbanization,’ the chinese city is currently entering a refined era of ‘metropolitanization.’ the existing architectural and urban developments throughout the city, including cultural and […]

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brooks + scarpa completes new homes for the formerly homeless in downtown los angeles

August 13, 2019 macnadusa 0

brooks + scarpa has completed new homes for the formerly homeless on a historic brick building from the 1930s on skid row, downtown los angeles. as part of the modernization of the 110-unit affordable housing project, the architects have minimally renovated the existing building and created new exterior spaces by transforming three service courtyards and […]

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napp studio abstracts traditional chinese temple for flower market entrance

August 13, 2019 macnadusa 0

as the chinese lunar new year approaches, people stroll around flower markets with friends and families, purchasing auspicious dolls and festive flowers to decorate their homes, making the flower market a type of ‘temple’ during this time of the year. napp studio combined the meaning of the market and the temple with this opportunity to […]

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