Món Petit

Miquel Merce Architect + MSB workshop office designed this singular shop in Andorra using expressive and sincere architecture. Here is the project description: A store more than just a store. A singular shop, not only for its premiere in Andorra as a sustainable space of pre-owned baby items, but also for its expressive and sincere architecture. This shop come into being in a specific period: crisis, ecology, sustainability… a set of factors that makes us react and change. Retrieve, Read more [...]
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Weekend Links November 29

Composite Photographs by Jim Kazanjian Metous Studio presentation on Barrio de los Paracaidistas video. New designs embrace a Japanese Tradition. 2010 Metropolis Next Generation design competition. Tokyo Designers Week 2010 video. Juhani Pallasmaa interview video trailer. Normal Foster to deliver his inaugural lecture as Humanitas Visiting Professor of Architecture at the University of Oxford. Nathalie de Vries from MVRDV interview. Turn every surface into a canvas Read more [...]
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Dwelling in Avila

A-cero projected this unique house in Avila using stone, tile and wood in its construction. Here is the project description: A dwelling of generous proportions developed over a single storey to facilitate the indoor-outdoor connection and to make the most of the environment in which it stands. Surrounded by meadows, tree groves, chestnut, pine and oak trees and wildlife represented by stags, wild boar and roe deer, the edifice establishes a recognised link with the traditional architecture Read more [...]
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Crosstown Loft

Campos Leckie Studio transformed an open plan loft into a open public space upstairs and a convertible sleeping and play private space downstairs. This project presents an alternative to suburban living for young families. The decisions of individual families to collectively reclaim neglected parts of the urban fabric presents a compelling model for urban revitalization and adaptive re-use. The design demonstrates a creative architectural response to the challenges of creating “rooms” in generic Read more [...]
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White Paper

Design Systems Ltd. designed an office for an interior design firm in Hong Kong, China. Here is the project description: When designing for an office, one almost always treats it as a chance to put across a thought, a statement, or even a manifesto that represents the company. Its space merely becomes a billboard that accommodates nothing more than an image – equivalence of a commercial advertisement. For that reason, when it comes to designing an interior designer’s office, heavy ornamentation Read more [...]
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Weekend Links November 22

pAlice Installation Kengo Kuma chosen for V&A Museum in Scotland. OMA makes inroads France with Caen Library. Building and Maintaining Networks: strategies and tools. Patricia Ready Gallery video trailer. TDW 2010: Cool designs come alive. Glass Tile Roof makes simple solar energy. 30 Square Meter House in Japan. The Story of Eames Furniture. Kaohsiung Maritime Cultural and Popular Music Center competititon. Architects’ Optimism Increasing according to RIBA. Presentation Read more [...]
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Edge House

Apolo Architects recently completed this house for a middle aged couple located in Sendai, Japan. The site is situated on a corner lot, with high levels of traffic. To resolve this issue the architects created a surrounding perimeter fence, which is part of the building itself. The reinforced concrete white outer wall os the facade has been covered in photocatalytic paint, keeping in mind aesthetics. The ground floor consists of the dining space which faces the front yard and the living Read more [...]
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House G

Maxwan Architects renovated an old barn into a beautiful two level home site bordering the river Linge in Geldermalsen, the Netherlands. Here is the project description: We were asked to help realize their dream of a large kitchen living room where they could relax, entertain friends and organize wine tasting sessions for their customers. In the past, the previous owners had already realized an extension by simply extruding the high barn, adding 10 meters, in two floors. 
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