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In Mexico a house seeks different degrees of intimacy with nature 

By using typical elements of the Mexican vernacular tradition combined with local materials, the Mexican Architecture studio Rozana Montiel designs Albino Ortega House. The house unfolds in an articulated system of paths and spaces; from the most hermetic and intimate to the most open without interruption with the garden.

Posted: December 12, 2019, 3:35 pm


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The Tree House in Qiyun Mountain Atelier Design Continuum 

ZYJ Tree house world is located in Qiyun Moutain, Xiuning County, Huangshan City, Anhui Province. It is a campsite style resort villa project combing forest outdoor recreation projects.

The architects used a large-angle floor-to-ceiling glass window to maximize the view of the beautiful landscape. The positioning of parent-child room requires that the architectural form be combined with the children’s interests. With the influence of two above factors, the architects designed a UFO theme, which is popular in children.

Posted: December 12, 2019, 1:36 pm


The Tree House in Qiyun Mountain Atelier Design Continuum 

ZYJ Tree house world is located in Qiyun Moutain, Xiuning County, Huangshan City, Anhui Province. It is a campsite style resort villa project combing forest outdoor recreation projects.

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The architects used a large-angle floor-to-ceiling glass window to maximize the view of the beautiful landscape. The positioning of parent-child room requires that the architectural form be combined with the children’s interests. With the influence of two above factors, the architects designed a UFO theme, which is popular in children.

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Posted: December 11, 2019, 2:05 pm


The Steampunk Aesthetic Of Victorian London In Superb Paintings Of Vadim Voitekhovitch 

Vadim Voitekhovitch was born in a small town of Mozyr, Belarus. He spent most of his life Belarus and he graduated from Bobruisk Art College. From 2004 he lives and works in Germany. 

His style is quite diverse, but he dedicates most of his time to watercolor and oil. Voitekhovitch likes to draw pictures on history subjects and especially subjects coming from XVIII-XIX centuries.

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Posted: December 10, 2019, 2:44 pm


Battersea Arts Centre in London by Haworth Tompkins

The former town hall in south-west London was once a political centre for suffragette and labour movements. In 1974 it became the home of the Battersea Arts Centre, complete with performances and drama productions. Haworth Tompkins was already working on rehabilitation of the building when in 2015 a shocking fire ravaged large parts of the complex.

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In the subsequent reconstruction it is the Grand Hall in particular that stands out with its spectacular reinterpretation of the neo-baroque original. The destroyed vaulted ceiling was originally clad in plasterboard embellished in a pattern that was somewhat reserved in colouration and depth, with soft beige tones forming the decoration. The modern equivalent of the ceiling with its far more dramatic design instantly catches the eye, featuring a lattice in plywood panels that imitates the curvature and patterning of the predecessor.

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Posted: December 4, 2019, 4:24 pm


Waterfrom design builds a tranquil Teahouse around an old tree in China 

In the Chinese city of Xiamen, Waterfrom Design has realized a place to enjoy the simple pleasure of tea. Called the ‘Tea Museum’, The new intervention includes a reception center and areas for tea, rest, reading and dining. 

The building features a central atrium, which circles around an old tree, and works to bring natural light, air and a play of shadows into the internal spaces.

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Posted: December 3, 2019, 3:02 pm


Atelier A111 situates a contemporary residential composition in Prague

From the street, both the old and the new construction are visually unified by the exterior finish. 

The two sections share the color of the stucco plaster and common beaver tail ceramic tiles along the roof. while the age of the individual elements is revealed through their traditional detailing, the original historic architectural language offers a subtle contrast with the white-washed contemporary minimalist forms which make up the clean, composed geometries.

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Posted: December 2, 2019, 6:35 pm


A Conversation With the Architect Who Is Bringing the World’s Iconic Buildings to the Chessboard 

Archinect spoke to Ian Flood, co-founder of Skyline Chess, a London-based company that was started when housemates and architectural designers Ian Flood and Chris Prosser “would play chess in the evenings and concoct the architectural skylines of their dreams to compete in theoretical games”. 

So far the pair have created architectural chess sets of London, New York, San Francisco, Dubai and Paris, with a special Brutalist London edition. Shanghai and Hong Kong chess sets are in the pipeline.

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Posted: November 26, 2019, 3:56 pm


Modern Morocco: Building a New Vernacular 

Modern Moroccan architecture is reinterpreting vernacular traditions. Taking its name from the Arabic al-maġhrib, or the “place the sun sets; the west”, the kingdom is a sovereign state home to numerous examples of Islamic design, as well as detailed art and ornamentation found within geometric patterns, friezes and open courtyards.

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Beyond its more iconic riad palaces and mosques, new architecture in cities like Rabat and Casablanca is breaking from established building techniques and construction methods. ArchDaily takes a closer look at Morocco’s cultural landscape. You ca see more detail of the projects included on this post following the source link.

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Posted: November 26, 2019, 1:58 pm


Iran’s Stunning ‘Pink Mosque’ Is Illuminated with a Kaleidoscope of Colors 

The stunning Nasir al-Mulk Mosque hides a gorgeous secret between the walls of its fairly traditional exterior—stepping inside is like walking into a kaleidoscope of colors. 

Every day, the rays of the early morning sun shine through its colorful stained-glass windows, transforming the halls into a dazzling wonderland of rich hues, patterns, and light that play on the floor of the mosque.

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The usage of beautiful rose-colored tiles in the interior design earned the mosque the nickname Pink Mosque in popular culture. Though it’s located close to other incredible mosques like Shah Cheragh, Nasir al-Mulk stands apart due to its use of stained glass, which is not commonly part of mosque architecture. Located in Shiraz, Iran, this mosque was built from 1876 to 1888 by the order of one of the Qajar Dynasty lords. The beautiful structure was designed by Muhammad Hasan-e-Memar and Muhammad Reza Kashi Paz-e-Shirazi.

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Posted: November 22, 2019, 4:22 pm


Mohr Life Resort noa* network of architecture

The new wellness area at the Mohr Life Resort stretches out across 600 sqm and features a roofed infrastructure built from scratch and an outdoor area with a swimming pool. The latter also connects the two buildings via a central extension into the spa. 

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The glass and cement structure extends horizontally to create an artificial rib, mirrored by the dry stone walls running along its side. The project was specifically designed considering the gently sloping terrain and develops across two levels: this creates a height difference, which allowed for the creation of the swimming pool. A sober and light building in the landscape obtained by the aggregation of simple shapes: glass cubes placed across the two levels create the structural grid for the edifice’s skeleton.

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Posted: November 21, 2019, 3:39 pm


Leeza SOHO Towe Zaha Hadid Architects

‘Leeza SOHO Tower’, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA), has opened in China with the world’s tallest atrium. The project anchors Beijing’s new Fengtai Business District — a growing financial and transport hub between the city center and the recently opened international airport to the south. 

The new district is integral to the Chinese capital’s multi-modal urban plan to accommodate growth without impacting existing infrastructure networks in the center of the city. As part of the masterplan, the 45-story 172,800 square meter tower provides small and medium-sized businesses with flexible and efficient grade A office space.

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Posted: November 19, 2019, 4:58 pm


Nature’s Dystopian Nature CharlieDavoli

In the words of the artist Charlie Davoli:

“I made this photo project by producing a series of imaginary pictures in which human beings are distractedly immersed in a reality that is likely to be possible, where the symbols of the modern civilization are inevitably swallowed by the spontaneous vegetation.”

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Posted: November 13, 2019, 7:15 pm


Non-Structures Francisco Ibáñez Hantke

During the past 4 years, Chilean architect and photographer Francisco Ibáñez Hantke of Estudio Ibanez has put together a photo-series titled Non-Structures, which focuses on London’s urban regeneration and transformation and captures its various moments of ruins, planning, process, and eventually, complete architecture.

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Posted: November 11, 2019, 7:08 pm


10 staircases designed by Sri Lankan modernist Geoffrey Bawa 

Every staircase designed by Geoffrey Bawa is unique says David Robson, the leading expert on Sri Lanka’s best-known architect. He picked out the 10 that are most worth knowing for Dezeen.

The late Bawa was one of the driving forces behind the style of architecture known as tropical modernism, combining his education in the UK with the traditions of his home country.

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Posted: November 8, 2019, 4:05 pm
New Library Is a $41.5 Million Masterpiece. But About Those Stairs.:
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It has been heralded as an architectural triumph: A new $41.5 million public library in Long Island City that ascends over multiple landings and terraces, providing stunning Manhattan views to patrons as they browse books and explore.

But several of the terraces at the Hunters Point Library are inaccessible to people who cannot climb to them. A staircase and bleacher seating in the children’s section, judged too risky for small children, has been closed off. And the five-story, vertically designed building only has one elevator, creating bottlenecks at times.

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The placement of the adult fiction section on three terracelike levels between the library’s first and second floors was the first issue patrons noticed. A few complained that they couldn’t access the fiction books, because those levels were only accessible by stairs, Gothamist reported.

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But the decision to build only a single elevator is also causing grumbles. The congestion is compounded by the placement of the main stroller parking area on a second floor landing, which is insufficient for the dozens of strollers sometimes seeking a spot.

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But library officials, in a walk-through before the building opened, instead saw a potential liability for small children who could jump and fall on them. They have closed off the stairs and the top five bleachers until fixes can be made, said Elisabeth de Bourbon, a spokeswoman for the Queens Library.

Posted: November 7, 2019, 3:26 pm
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Posted: November 5, 2019, 5:55 pm


Impossible Cityscapes Benjamin Sack

At the Direktorenhaus Museum in Berlin this past week, a solo exhibition of detailed architectural drawings by Virginia-based artist Benjamin Sack opened to the public. 

Titled Labyrinths, the collection of new works features vast cityscapes comprised of impossible inner-geometries. The maze-like urban maps reference musical compositions and various symbols found in cosmology.

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Posted: November 4, 2019, 3:06 pm

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