- Architects: AZL Architects
- Location: Tangle, China
- Lead Architects: Lei Zhang
- Design Team: Lei Zhang, Haiyi Ma, Haying Zhong, Ying Liu, Ziyan Yuan
- Collaborator: Shanghai Tongji Steel Structure Technology,Ltd.(3D Printing Pavilion Structural Advisor), Nanjing Wiiboox 3D Technology Co., Ltd.,Archi-Solution Workshop,Nanjing Qingxiao
- Area: 296.0 m2
- Project Year: 2018
- Photographs: Li Yao, Bowen Hou
Fotografía: João Morgado
Situado en Rua Santo Ildefonso (calle), Porto, el proyecto Casa dos Pátios es una rehabilitación de un edificio del siglo XVIII.
A lo largo de su historia, el edificio, que había sido utilizado para uso comercial y viviendas, sirivó después como escuela, luego fue abandonado y en la actualidad se encontraba en estado de pre-ruina.
El diseño creó un conjunto de apartamentos y tiendas, manteniendo toda la estructura y el concepto espacial de la preexistencia. Aunque desde el exterior solo parece tener dos pisos, el edificio original presenta una estructura de cuatro pisos habitables en su interior.
Upgrading of the Great Western Highway (GWH) through the Blue Mountains has presented Roads and Maritime (RMS) with one its greatest challenges due to the physical limitations and rich heritage and scenic values along the highway corridor.
The Woodford to Hazelbrook section of the Great Western Highway (GWH) upgrade included restoration of Memory Park at Hazelbrook village. The outcome of the restoration provides an excellent example of how road infrastructure projects can benefit local communities through the creation of high quality public open space.
- Architects: Kengo Kuma & Associates
- Location: Portland, OR, United States
- Design Team: Kengo Kuma, Balazs Bognar
- Architect Of Record: Hacker Architects
- Area: 1431.0 m2
- Project Year: 2017
- Photographs: Jeremy Bittermann
- Landscape Architect: Sadafumi Uchiyama
- Landscape Architect Of Record: Walker Macy
- Structural Engineer: KPFF Consulting Engineers
- Civil Engineer: KPFF Consulting Engineers
- Geotechnical Engineer: GRI
- Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing Engineer: PAE Engineers
- Lighting Design: Luma Lighting Design
- Sustainability Consulting: Green Building Services
- Contractor: Hoffmann Construction Company
- Client: Portland Japanese Garden (Portland, USA)
Key cutters occupy a cluttered end of the retail spectrum… no one has, is or will make a living on key cutting alone. As such, key cutting gets lumped in with other “orphan” services like shoe repair. It’s hardly a battle of equals, however, and for some reason shop owners feel the need to state and re-state their ability to cut keys… are their aged customers hard of hearing AND seeing?
Even after the death of John Portman & Associates’ namesake architect in January, the firm continues his legacy of innovative and elegant hotel architecture. On Monday, the Atlanta and Shanghai-based firm announced that they had been selected to design a new hotel and residential tower in Xi Shui, China. Portman & Associates’ design, dubbed “Greenland Wuxi 200,” beat out international entries to a design competition hosted by the hotel developer Greenland Hong Kong Wuxi.
The interior design of a coffee shop can make-or-break an establishment. With an inviting design, you can transform drinking a simple cup of coffee into a wonderful experience. However, when you only have a few square meters and various machines and properties to distribute, finding an efficient configuration is not easy.
To help you make better use of small spaces, below we have gathered a selection of 20 small cafe projects alongside their design drawings.
- Architects: Field Architecture
- Location: Portola Valley, United States
- Area: 3200.0 ft2
- Project Year: 2015
- Photographs: Steve Goldband, John Merkl
Text description provided by the architects. There are forty-one oaks within this Portola Valley lot. They lie within the boundaries, dotting the rolling hills and shading the ground with their canopy. The clients, a couple retired from corporate careers and now immersed in their passion for photography, wanted the home to feel like a continuation of the landscape; they hired Field Architecture, a firm with a long history of designing homes that act in conversation with their site.
Eight sites from the World Monuments Fund’s 2018
- Architects: PUBLIC
- Location: Sechelt, BC, Canada
- Area: 1800.0 m2
- Project Year: 2015
- Photographs: Martin Kessler
Text description provided by the architects. The LEED Gold–certified Sechelt Water Resource Centre (SWRC) rethinks traditional municipal wastewater treatment by creating a transparent space in the residential heart of Sechelt that engages the public in meaningful ways. Instead of sequestering this essential service behind a locked chain-link fence, the facility reveals mechanical and biological systems that clean wastewater, encouraging the public to witness their role in the hydrological cycle. The Centre captures resources (biosolids, heat, and water) for industry, parks, and agriculture.
Spiral staircases save valuable square meters because they occupy a much smaller area than a conventional staircase. With daring shapes and diverse configurations, they can also be iconic objects in projects. However, the design of these staircases requires careful attention so that you can prevent an uncomfortable or dangerous outcome. Although BIM software simplifies this process, it's always important to understand the restrictions and the underlying concepts.
Spiral staircases can adopt different structural configurations. The most common ones have a circular format with a central mast from which the steps are fixed.
For this design, three main factors must be taken into account:
- How high must the staircase rise vertically? (Distance between floors)
- What is its angle of rotation?
- What is its diameter?