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Unemori Architects and Teco Architects create “park-like” health and childcare centre

January 27, 2022 Cajsa Carlson 0
Child playing in Kitakami childcare centre by Unemori architects

Japanese studios Unemori Architects and Teco Architects have turned a commercial building in Kitakami, Japan, into a health and childcare support centre, adding a new facade as well as undulating floors and ceilings. The two studios gutted and converted the first two floors of the eight-storey building using materials including corrugated polycarbonate, wood, and textile

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Canal House Amsterdam / i29

January 27, 2022 Andreas Luco 0

Amsterdam-based studio i29 converted a neglected 17th-century canal house into a bright home with unexpected views and room for discovery. The house is located along the canals near Amstelveld, originally constructed in 1675. Over the years the house had been fallen into almost a complete ruin, the renovation took more than 2 years and was executed in collaboration with a team of specialists.

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Doozy Access Art Gallery / FAR WORKSHOP

January 27, 2022 Xiaohang Hou 0

We were commissioned by Doozy Access gallery to reshape an industry warehouse located next to Longwu Road in Shanghai. At the same time artist group, Martin Goya Business was invited during the renovation to experimentally curate a first art show on the construction site. This is a warehouse renovation project with an area of 500 square meters. The existing warehouse used to be a glass production factory with two massive concrete beam rows sitting along with the building internally. Similar to most of the factories pursuing spatial efficiency and economy, the facade of the building reflects its internal rhythm by repeating window frames in each bay. In this project, however, we attempt to disturb such rhythm by weaving completely different spatial language into it and making the facade fragmentally, incompletely, and bizarrely. Three spatial objects are designed to insert into the existing facade. We deliberately make the language of these objects inconsistent but spatially connected in narrative with the internal stage (exhibition hall) and ‘black

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House in Marutamachi / td-Atelier + ENDO SHOJIRO DESIGN

January 27, 2022 Hana Abdel 0

We renovated Machiya built over 120 years ago in Kyoto city. It is a long and narrow site with a depth of 35m or more for a frontage of about 6m. The unique composition of the townhouse, which had been lost due to many renovations, has been restored, and the design is dotted with functional volumes.

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Black Quail House / Bergendy Cooke

January 26, 2022 Hana Abdel 0

On a site dotted with wild thyme and rosehip, and located within historic mining tailings in a craggy, dry and at times inhospitable landscape, this house needed protection from the elements without hiding from its extraordinary surroundings. 

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Dalal House / Groundwork Architecture

January 26, 2022 Hana Abdel 0

Dalal Hose is built on a plot area of 1,000 sq. mt. with 20m street frontage and 50m depth. The house is designed with the idea of creating a family living domain at the rear with all the key family areas facing the backyard in the east. The building uses natural brick and concrete as the main external finish with minimal use of plastered surfaces in functional areas. The house is spatially organized on three levels with five bedrooms, formal living, family living and dining areas, a private gym, and a party lounge with a large veranda facing the backyard.

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Marc Thorpe designs Kampala houses made from local soil bricks

January 26, 2022 Jane Englefield 0
Kampala House

Architect Marc Thorpe has unveiled renderings of a set of houses in Uganda that will be constructed almost entirely from bio-bricks made from local soil and feature solar-panelled roofs. Scheduled for completion this spring, Marc Thorpe is working on the project with social housing company Échale and Stage Six, an organisation that describes itself as supporting

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