House of Reticence

FORM / Koichi Kimura Architects designed the house on a triangle site in Shiga, Japan. The building is composed of the echelon volume successive along the site form, and a high wall. The landscape-oriented facade, which is one of the external features, allows people’s line of sight to be introduced in the horizontal direction. The interior space design also takes advantage of the site width. On the first floor the entrance hall is located at the center. On its both ends are the spot gardens Read more [...]
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Weekend Links December 06

Picture from this year’s National Geographic Photography Contest Q & A with Peter Pfau of Pfau Long Archtecture. TDW 2010: Quench Your Designer Thirst video. OMA’s Shohei Shigematsu lectures in Quebec. Photos of Manny by Stéphane Chalmeau video. TDW 2010: JAPAIN… From Spain to Japan! video. V&A announce shortlisted architects for Exhibition Road Extension. Zayed National Museum by Foster + Partners. Interview with Moritz Küng director of Canòdrom. Presentation Read more [...]
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Kuzina Restaurant

Ismini Karali Design created a restaurant where greek tradition meets modern architecture in the heart of Cape Town, South Africa. Here is the project description: Kuzina is a new greek restaurant in the heart of Cape Town. It’s soothing ambience due to white leather bench seatings, luxurious textiles, unique lighting fixtures, bright fresh modern look. The highlight of the restaurant is the private dining area which can host comfortably 30 guests. Read more [...]
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Faceted House

Paul McAneary Architects designed the remodeling and extension for an Edwardian terrace house located in Hammersmith, London. Here is the project description: This three bedroom two story house was in a decrepit state and in need of considerable refurbishment and modernization. The client asked for a contemporary design and functionality and he also expressed the desire to be able to perceive the garden as a continuation of the domestic space rather than “the outdoor”. The concept driving Read more [...]
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