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Post-Covid-19: Delivering sustainable energy across Africa

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Post-Covid-19: Delivering sustainable energy across AfricaThe coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has disrupted the operating environment for both the public and private sectors as a result of the unprecedented lockdowns and restrictions put in place by countries to curb infections. To navigate this wave of disruption and thrive in its aftermath, business as usual needs to become business unusual to enable organisations and nations to adapt to a rapidly changing economic environment. The buzzwords which are presently trumping conversations are flexibility, innovation and adaptability.
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Glassbook House / Sibling Architecture

4 hours 59 minutes ago

What does it mean to be at home? The home, for the client of the Glassbook House, is a place to retreat from the outside world. This hideaway, to the rear of a Federation-style house in Tempe, Sydney, explores the home as a sanctuary that revolves around a serious collection of books.

Paula Pintos

Chengde Museum / Zhoukai, HHDesign

5 hours 59 minutes ago

Chengde is most famous for "The Mountain Resort” as the Royal Palace of Qing Dynasty and "The Eight Outlying Temples" forming the temple complex, which has been listed as World Cultural Heritage. They give the city a special and grand historical scene. In designing the City Museum under such a circumstance, our first clear direction is to respect history and nature and to integrate architecture into the environment with a humble attitude.

Collin Chen

PoPoShang, YunShangJin Village Hotel / Beiwei 30 Architectural Design

6 hours 59 minutes ago

PoPoShang Organic farm is an hour's drive from downtown Chengdu. The farm is located in a hilly area rarely seen in the Chengdu plain. When on sunny days, you can see the rolling sea of oilseed rape flowers on the surrounding farm and you can enjoy the view that Lin Pan local-style dwelling houses in the Chengdu plain are hidden in twos and threes among the bamboo forests and you can smoke from kitchen chimneys in the distance.

罗靖琳 - Jinglin Luo

Heyshop 2.0 in Yuyuan Road / Daylab studio

9 hours 59 minutes ago

Heyshop in Yuyuan Road is the second one we have designed for Heyshop after Xintiandi Store. This time we strengthens the concept of OMO new retail in experience. It incorporates four formats and two tenses of business, including retail, coffee, bar and photo studio, divided into day mode and night mode. It can be described as Heyshop 2.0

罗靖琳 - Jinglin Luo

Sugar House / Architects49 House Design Limited

10 hours 59 minutes ago

Located in the fluctuating skyline near the suburban area of ​​Bangkok, this geometric three-story dwelling is constructed and substitutes some parts of the old house that are situated among the existing surroundings of a swimming pool, pool deck, the guest house and the preserved big scale of palm trees.

Hana Abdel

Riverbend Residence / CLB Architects

12 hours 59 minutes ago

A spectacular site, artistic freedom, and clients with a vision came together to create the perfect opportunity for CLB to design a modern art piece on the banks of the Snake River. The 20-acre property brought its challenges. An Army Corps of Engineers-built berm created a visual barrier to the water, and a healthy cottonwood grove, though offering the ultimate in privacy, screened the views to the Tetons. The architects’ solution was to build platforms on site to study the river, the seasons, and the views, then elevate the home five feet above ground level to lift the main living area above the riverine meadow.

Andreas Luco

Last Call for Submissions: INSPIRELI AWARDS

13 hours 9 minutes ago

INSPIRELI AWARDS is the world's largest global student contest in Architecture, Urban Design and Landscape, and Interior Design, which in 2019 involved 136 countries. INSPIRELI AWARDS are enabling new talents to tell their stories and raise awareness about their own world view before they get their chance to build it. It brings together up-and-coming students of architecture, as well as established professionals, and provides for them a forum to connect to the general public.

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Recovery of the Cal Xerta Mill / taller 9s arquitectes

13 hours 59 minutes ago

To revive. The intervention in the Cal Xerta mill aims to avoid the definitive loss of an old paper mill that was in disuse and in an advanced state of ruin, with the intention of locating  a paper interpretation center in a future, an activity traditional linked to the valley of the Bitlles river. The first phases of the intervention allowed to consolidate the building, rehabilitate the facades and adapt the ground floor and the old workshops. The structural consolidation has allowed to the creation of a new vertical communications nucleus, non-existent until then,  allowing the communication between  floors to be communicated and make the future museum tour possible. The action is born from an approach of minimal actions in order to take full advantage of the qualities of pre-existence and maximize them from the point of view of safety, habitability and energy efficiency.

Valeria Silva

ARTAVE/CCM Music School / Aurora Arquitectos

15 hours 59 minutes ago

This project responds to a simple need: the connection between two existing blocks of classrooms. This vertical and horizontal relations are the context to create a space of encounter and relaxation for the students during breaks, as well as an exterior amphitheatre.

Andreas Luco

Three Gable House Steinstrasse 20 / Tchoban Voss Architekten

17 hours 59 minutes ago

In the context of the restoration of the small-scale façade development in the historic centre of Anklam, a residential and commercial building with three gables differentiated by colour was completed in May 2020. With its silhouette and characterful architecture, the building has a lasting impact on the cityscape of the Hanseatic city in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Valeria Silva

After All, Who Do We Build Architecture and Urbanism for?

18 hours 59 minutes ago

What would all the built environments be without its users? This question may make it easier to understand that not only do architecture and urbanism sustain themselves as physical spaces, but they also gain meaning mainly through the human and non-human movements and bonds, that - together with the architectural or spontaneous traces that make up the urban landscape - provoke the sensations that each individual feels in a unique way.

Victor Delaqua

Standaertsite Park / murmuur architecten + Carton123 architecten + AE-architecten

22 hours 59 minutes ago

The site of the former do-it-yourself shop 'Standaert' is linked to 2 streets of the dense centre of Ledeberg. Apart from this link, the site reaches deep into the inner area, surrounded by garden walls and outbuildings. By removing a part of the site’s surroundings, an opening is made in the city, and suddenly a perspective appears. 

Paula Pintos

Anastasia Elrouss Designs a Vertical Eco-Village in Beirut, a New Way to Inhabit the Built Environment

23 hours 29 minutes ago

Anastasia Elrouss Architects has imagined the MM Residential Tower, a vertical eco-village in the fast-developing suburbs of Beirut, Lebanon. Labeled Urban Lung, the project, sitting on a 900-square-meter rectangular site, generates 14 stacked floor plates around a central and open planted core. The ground floor and basement level, rented by Warchee NGO, will encompass farming and carpentry workshops for women.

Christele Harrouk
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