Clearwater Bay Road by CARVE

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Carve: Just an hour drive from the city centre of Hong Kong, the Clearwater Bay area is situated. These peninsulas, with their lush green hills, beautiful bays and little villages, are quite the opposite of the skyscrapers and city buzz of Hong Kong. New World Development has been working on ‘Mount Pavilia’, an extraordinary new […]
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What New York's Central Park Could Have Looked Like

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Courtesy of NeoMam Studios for Budget Direct Courtesy of NeoMam Studios for Budget Direct

New York’s iconic Central Park was designed in 1858 by F.L Olmsted and C. Vaux, having been chosen in a competition against 32 other entries. The competition called for the design of a park including a parade ground, fountain, watchtower, skating arena, four cross streets, and room for an exhibition hall.

Of the 32 alternative entries, only one survives to this day. The sole survivor was drawn up park engineer John J. Rink. To give an indication as to how Rink’s plan would have aged in the Big Apple, NeoMam Studios and Budget Direct have published a set of visualizations derived from the design. Find out below what one of the world’s most iconic green spaces could have looked like if a 160-year-old decision had been different.

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Bethnal Green Mission Church / Gatti Routh Rhodes Architects

3 days 4 hours ago
© Jack Hobhouse © Jack Hobhouse
  • Main Contractor : CURO
  • Executive Architect: CAPITAL ARCHITECTURE
  • Structural Engineer: PRICE & MYERS
  • M&E Consultant: OCSC
  • Qs: STACE
  • Landscape Consultant: GUARDA LANDSCAPE
  • Acoustic Consultant: RBA ACOUSTICS
  • Cdm Coordinator: STACE
  • Approved Building Inspector: PREMIER GUARANTEE
  • Other Consultants: Stained Glass by Coralie Bickford-Smith
  • Client: THORNSETT GROUP / BETHNAL GREEN MISSION CHURCH

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Office Building in Arada / Nelson Resende

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© João Morgado © João Morgado
  • Architects: Nelson Resende
  • Location: R. da Nogueira, 3885 Arada, Portugal
  • Structure: Sandra Leite
  • Area: 120.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: João Morgado
© João Morgado © João Morgado

Text description provided by the architects. The building results from the need to create two offices, with possible autonomous use, but allowing an internal connection, considering the possible merging of the two spaces. The construction is located on level ground, at a height of about 1.00 m above the height of the street, and is located in an environment of dispersed buildings with a strong presence of agricultural activity.

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World Architecture Festival Announces Winners of the 2018 Drawing Prize

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American Dream or American Nightmare / Yue Ma. Image Courtesy of World Architecture Festival American Dream or American Nightmare / Yue Ma. Image Courtesy of World Architecture Festival

The World Architecture Festival, with co-curators Make Architects and the Sir John Soane’s Museum, announced today the winners of their annual Architecture Drawing Prize, established in 2017 to recognize the “continuing importance of hand drawing, whilst also embracing the creative use of digitally produced renderings.”

Top honors this year go to Li Han for his work entitled "The Samsara of Building No.42 on Dirty Street." The drawing depicts a chronological visual narrative of the a residential development in Beijing, stretching from 2008 to 2017. Over the decade the block developed from typical apartments to an mixed commercial and residential development - only to be torn down by the Chinese government and restored to a dedicated residential program.

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100 Years of Change in New York's Skyline: 1920 - 2020

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via Liberty Cruises via Liberty Cruises

Manhattan is known for its iconic skyline, brimming with skyscrapers, high rises, and some of the most impressive architecture in the world. But it wasn’t always that way; it took hundreds of years for New York City to become the structurally diverse, world-famous city that it is today.

Some of the first skyscrapers to shape the Manhattan skyline included the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower (built in 1909) and the Woolworth Building (built in 1913). The buildings stand at 700 and 792 feet respectively, and at the time, they towered above earlier structures such as the famous Flatiron Building which stands only 285 feet tall. Over the next 100 years, the skyline continued to grow and evolve, with many different architectural styles and influences from different time periods still visible today. This poster, created by Liberty Cruise NYC, gives us a glimpse of what the Manhattan skyline looked like every two decades from 1920 to 2000 and what it will look like by 2020.

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Foster + Partners Design Open Office Building in Luxembourg

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Belval Office Building. Image Courtesy of Foster + Partners Belval Office Building. Image Courtesy of Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners have revealed a design for an office building in Luxembourg. The new office development will be located in Belval, on the border of France and Luxembourg, and aims to help revitalize the area by making a positive contribution to the site and its surroundings. Designed for BESIX Real Estate Development, the project responds to the rich industrial heritage of Belval with co-working spaces and collaborative offices that address the changing nature of the workplace.

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Intervention in Santa Teresa de Jesús School / Peñín Architects

3 days 9 hours ago
© Diego Opazo © Diego Opazo
  • Architects: Peñín Architects
  • Location: Carrer de la Constitució, Torrent, Valencia, Spain
  • Architect In Charge: Peñin Arquitectos
  • Area: 1099.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Diego Opazo
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The Tallest Residential Building in the World is coming to New York City

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Central Park Tower. Image Courtesy of ASGG & Wordsearch Central Park Tower. Image Courtesy of ASGG & Wordsearch

The design for the tallest residential building in the world has been unveiled, situated in New York City. “Central Park Tower” by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill architecture will stand at 1,550 feet (472 meters). The firm’s Jeddah tower in Saudi Arabia is also currently under construction, on track to be the world’s tallest tower.

Central Park Tower. Image Courtesy of ASGG & Wordsearch Central Park Tower. Image Courtesy of ASGG & Wordsearch

Having been proposed by developers Extell in 2012, the landmark tower will sit along Manhattan’s 57th Street corridor, also known as “Billionaire’s Row.”

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Tinel Vacation Houses / SODAarhitekti

3 days 10 hours ago
© Marko Mihaljević © Marko Mihaljević
  • Architects: SODAarhitekti
  • Location: Korčula, Croatia
  • Lead Architects: Vedran Jukić
  • Architect Collaborator: Maša Medoš
  • Team: Mihaela Goluža, Jure Čudina
  • Area: 480.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Marko Mihaljević, Davor Radman
  • Construction Consultants: RADIONICA STATIKE . Vlaho Miljanović
  • Hydromechanics Consultants: CAD PROJEKT . Dragutin Vukovojac
  • Electrical Installations Consultants: ELAG . Renata Gajšak
  • Thermal Installations Consultants: TERMOPROJEKTING . Tomislav Vučinić
  • Building Engineering Physics Consultants: AKFZ STUDIO . Mateo Biluš
  • Traffic Consultants: IPB CAR . Hrvoje Kostelac
  • Client: Radman grupa d.o.o.
  • Awards And Honorable Mentions: Leonardo 2015. Award - 2. prize – family houses, Minsk

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Abstract Gallery / Yin Peiru Architecture Studio

3 days 11 hours ago
Leisure pavilion entrance. Image © Peiru Yin Leisure pavilion entrance. Image © Peiru Yin
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Rock House / AGi Architects

3 days 12 hours ago
© Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido
  • Architects: AGi architects
  • Location: Kuwait
  • Authors: Nasser B. Abulhasan, Joaquín Pérez-Goicoechea
  • Project Team: Mª Eugenia Díaz, Gwenola Kergall, Abdulhafiz Bahi El Din, Hanan Alkouh
  • Area: 1300.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Nelson Garrido
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The Illusion / OBBA

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© Kyungsub Shin © Kyungsub Shin
  • Architects: OBBA
  • Location: Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Architects In Charge: Sojung Lee & Sangjoon Kwak
  • Design Team: Sunhee Yoon, Hwanjong Yeo, Daae Kim, Hyunjin Choi
  • Area: 6636.73 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Kyungsub Shin
  • Structural Engineer: THEKUJO
  • Mep Engineering : HANA Consulting Engineers
  • Civil Engineer: Daongeo E&G
  • Lighting Engineer: Newlite
  • Landscape Design: Garden In Forest
  • Construction: Janghak Engineering & Construction
  • Site Coverage Area: 397.94 m2
  • Building To Land Ratio: 59.96% (Max. 60%)
  • Floor Area Ratio: 778.65% (Max. 800%)
  • Site Area: 663.70 m2

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Javier Arce

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Javier Arce
Gris #12 . 2018 + Galeria Carles Taché By default, the imaginary of the cabin refers us to loneliness, to flight or, even, to the romantic demand for pre-civilized, savage isolation. Unlike what we might think, life in the Arce’s forests has little to do with those premises. Without grudges or boasts, the artist is … Continue reading Javier Arce
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Woodhouse by Solarlux reference projects | Manufacturer references

3 days 14 hours ago

Following in nature’s footsteps Wooden bi-folding door connects home with the forest outside Wilderness and silence, power and force, diversity and excitement – all this and more can be found in a dense forest. Property in the heart of Mother Nature has a unique appeal, offering freedom from the enclosed spaces of civilisation and relief from hectic everyday life. But the architecture of a home in the forest can be very different to that of an urban building – in fact, it has to be. Your refuge needs to blend into its wild surroundings, forming a bond and understanding with them. The Forest House, a three-storey home built in the Polish forests outside of Warsaw in 2018, blends in with the wild flora thanks to a perfect balance between delineation and assimilation. This is most clearly reflected in the materials used in the construction and the visual call-backs between the inside and the outside that run through all three floors of the building. The house offers around 250 m²… continue

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Lumine by Canuch | Office facilities

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Lumine Co., Ltd. is an operator of commercial facilities in and around the Tokyo area, targeting women in their 20s and 30s. We conducted a large-scale renovation of their offices, the first in 20 years, with the objectives of promoting communication between departments and with the shop floor, creating an environment where staff can express themselves flexibly and focus on creative work, and building on reforms of working practices to improve operational efficiency. In order to solve the problem of a lack of horizontal communication between departments, we removed physical barriers and placed a flexible shared space, known as a "campfire", in the middle of the office to act as a hub. In addition, as zoning to encourage incidental communication and promote activity-based working, we moved the drink stand and print station next to each other. The campfire encompasses multiple functions. As well as installing a news stand and library where people can catch up on the latest trends a… continue

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