New Heng Shan Cinema

Naço Architectures renovated the Heng Shan Cinema in Shanghai, China. Project description: Heng Shan cinema was founded in 1951, it was the first new cinema after the birth of new China. When Naço joined the competition this was the situation: after 60 years of use, even after the renovation in the 90′s, the space/facade was still very old and in the public space became messy and unfriendly. The style of the main architecture is Art Deco with new sprit, material, form and scale. The Read more [...]
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Galician Traditional House

MAS Arquitectura designed a galician traditional house on light forms located in A Coruña, Spain. Project description: Quality materials and warm spaces have been characterizing the Galician traditional architecture since the XV century. Architect Marcos Samaniego, from Mas Arquitectura, has added a new element to this tradition: the design. As a result, the architect has added enamel wood to galician traditional material, stone, in order to maintain the warmth of the house. However, Read more [...]
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Nine Houses Complex in Rhodes

Andreas Chadzis designed a nine summer house complex in Pefki, a peaceful resort and one of the most beautiful and beloved areas in east-southern Rhodes, Greece. Project description: The plot is at such way oriented, so that it offers unlimited views of the sea, while the minimum distance that separates it from the sea, gives the possibility of calmness and privacy for the settlers. The main objective was the complete harmonization of residences with the natural environment, so the architecture Read more [...]
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Seongbukdong Residences

Joel Sanders Architect, in collaboration with Haeahn Architecture, designed 12 sustainable houses in the exclusive Seongbukdong district of Seoul. Project description: Taking advantage of its steeply sloping site, the project weaves together building and landscape, natural and synthetic materials, and indoor and outdoor spaces. Our design approach staggers the dwellings so that each unit enjoys unobstructed views of a wooded valley, framed in the foreground by its neighbor’s planted Read more [...]
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Casa G

Gudmundur Jonsson Arkitektkontor designed this vacational house respecting the landscape that surrounds the house. Project description: The concept of Casa G is based on reading and feedback to the landscape it exists on. The characteristic landscape situation and view differences distinctively in each direction. Towards south the view to the sea and islands, towards north the characteristic triangular mountain, towards east the glacier and towards west the river and canyon. Those Read more [...]
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La Cabanya Nursery

SAU Taller d’Arquitectura designed La Cabanya, a nursery with park attached in the city of Torelló, Spain. Project description: The approach to the nursery is on the basis of the land surface separated from the urban park of the same name. This place is chosen because is slighty higher than the elevation level of the rest of the park so the equipment has views of its surroundings. 
The program is laid out in three intertwined parts: space for classrooms, management and services, and Read more [...]
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House Am Oberen Berg

Alexander Brenner Architekten designed this spectacular house located in Stuttgart with fantastic views over the pool towards the valley. Project description: When approaching the building via the access road an in-depth layered picture is discernible. The northeast side of the house is an addition/a combination of white cubes. Each of them is recognizable as an individual structure when viewed from close up, but seen from a distance, they merge to form a unified whole. As you enter Read more [...]
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Arthur Rimbaud Media Library and Cultural Centre

Dacbert Cochet Chapellier Architects designed the Arthur Rimbaud Media Library and Cultural Centre which was constructed in the context of the city of Anthony’s urban renewal program. Here is the project description: The city launched a public competition for the construction of a media library at Place des Baconnets with the aim of opening up the secluded Noyer Doré neighbourhood as well as offering cultural activities to the residents of this disadvantaged neighbourhood by promoting Read more [...]
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Lift House

Japanese architecture firm Apollo Architects designed an one of a kind house in the ward of Aoba in Sendai, Japan Project description: The owner is a husband as an energy related company agent and his homemaker wife. The plot they purchased is located relatively near the Sendai downtown and this project is based on the concept of living with their newborn son. A soundproof room is arranged for the family whose hobby is movies. The garage lay open space for the masters cherished car Read more [...]
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