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8 Tips for Designing Residential Kitchens

When designing residential spaces, be it a new construction or a renovation, the kitchen is a space that tends to be one of the most complex. Not only does it need to serve a very specific function, but it also needs several pieces of furniture, household appliances, and the ability to adapt to electrical and plumbing considerations. Kitchens often also serve as an hub for social interactions and family gatherings, so it is critical that the space can provide a degree of flexibility.

House Affligem / Atelier Tom Vanhee

© Tim Van de Velde Photography
© Tim Van de Velde Photography

© Tim Van de Velde Photography © Tim Van de Velde Photography © Tim Van de Velde Photography © Tim Van de Velde Photography + 37

Affligem, Belgium

“The Goal is to Harness Qualities That Are Spontaneous and Genuine": In Conversation With Wang Shuo of META-PROJECT

Architect Wang Shuo was born in 1981 in Beijing. He grew up in the family of neuroscientists and was particularly good in math, wining the national math Olympics in high school. But instead of going into computer science, as did many of his classmates, he decided to study architecture. The decision was entirely intuitive. He earned his Bachelor of Architecture from Tsinghua University in Beijing in 2004. The Master’s degree was acquired from Rice University in Houston in 2006. His thesis was called Wild Beijing, in which he focused on the emergence of spontaneous urbanism in Beijing. After completing his training, Wang worked for one year at Peter Gluck’s firm GLUCK+ in New York. The office is known for specializing in hands-on design-built projects and acting as general contractor, which gives the architects a lot of control over quality of construction. Following Wang’s time in America, he relocated to Europe for two years, working at OMA in Rotterdam where he interacted with Rem Koolhaas, working particularly on projectsб in which various layers of social, cultural, and everyday life were overlapped to create active, truly contemporary spaces. 

© Su Chen, Chun Fang. Beach Exhibit Center, Huludao, Liaoning © Su Chen, Chun Fang. Water Toer Reovation, Shen Yang © Su Shengliang. Stage of Forest, Ji Lin © Song Yu Ming, Hiromatsu Misae/Ruijing Photography. House T, Aranya, Qinghuangdao, China + 26

Macha Village Center / Oneartharch architect

Courtesy of Oneartharch architect
Courtesy of Oneartharch architect

Courtesy of Oneartharch architect Courtesy of Oneartharch architect Courtesy of Oneartharch architect Courtesy of Oneartharch architect + 30

Baiyin, China

American Architect Michael McKinnell Dies from Coronavirus Complications

Michael McKinnell, a British-born American architect, known for his work on the acclaimed Boston’s Brutalist City Hall, and co-founder of the Kallmann McKinnell & Wood architectural design firm, has passed away on March 27, 2020, at the age of 84, from COVID-19-induced pneumonia.

El Porvenir Children Center / Taller Síntesis

© Mauricio Carvajal © Mauricio Carvajal © Mauricio Carvajal © Mauricio Carvajal + 28

  • Architects: Taller Sintesis
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  2620.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019

GWP Creates Fengsheng 101 Tower, a New Landmark in Guangzhou's Skyline

GWP Architects imagined a mixed-use development tower, reaching a height of 200 meters with a total construction area of approximately 81,000 square meters. Located in Guangzhou, the project entitled Fengsheng 101, includes hotels, offices, apartments, and commercial stores.

© GWP Architects © GWP Architects © GWP Architects © GWP Architects + 24

Michael Maltzan Architecture's Inuit Art Centre to Open this Fall

The Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Inuit Art Centre (IAC) is set to open in Manitoba this fall. Designed by Michael Maltzan Architecture in collaboration with Cibinel Architecture, the 40,000-square-foot scheme will include new galleries, a lecture theater, research areas, and a visible art storage vault. The IAC is set to become Canada's largest gallery space devoted to Inuit art, culture, and history.

Inuit Art Centre. Image Courtesy of Michael Maltzan Architecture Inuit Art Centre. Image Courtesy of Michael Maltzan Architecture Inuit Art Centre. Image Courtesy of Michael Maltzan Architecture Inuit Art Centre. Image Courtesy of Michael Maltzan Architecture + 7

How to Design Museum Interiors: Display Cases to Protect & Highlight the Art

Museums are complex organizations: curators, exhibition designers, conservationists, editors, and marketers have to work together to ensure that artworks in galleries and exhibitions are properly displayed to the public. Instrumental to this process is the use of effective display cases, which must both protect the art and highlight it aesthetically. Below, we delineate some of these visual and practical considerations with photographic examples from Goppion, giving some indication how one should choose which display cases to use.

The Tomi Ungerer Museum. Image Courtesy of Goppion The Louvre Lens. Image Courtesy of Goppion The Museum of Fine Arts. Image Courtesy of Goppion The Tomi Ungerer Museum. Image Courtesy of Goppion + 19

Spotlight: Mario Botta

Working since he was 16, Swiss architect Mario Botta (April 1, 1943) has become a prolific and well known crafter of space, designing a huge array of places of worship, private homes, and museums, perhaps most notably the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Church of San Giovanni Battista in Mogno, Switzerland. His use of traditional masonry over the streamlined steel and glass of so much modern architecture creates strong, self-confident buildings that pull together the contrast between the weight of his materials and lightness of his designs.

White Rabbit House / Gundry & Ducker

© Andrew Meredith © Andrew Meredith © Andrew Meredith © Andrew Meredith + 24

Installation Topographies of Pleasure/ Lorna de Santos

© Nacho Uribe Salazar © Nacho Uribe Salazar © Nacho Uribe Salazar © Nacho Uribe Salazar + 7

Madrid, Spain
  • Architects: Lorna de Santos
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  22.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Tubes Radiatori, A vida inefable, Alhambra fabrics, De Tarima, Epoca Ceramic +5

North Bondi House / James Garvan Architecture

© Katherine Lu © Katherine Lu © Katherine Lu © Katherine Lu + 20

North Bondi, Australia

House in Takatsuki / Tato Architects

© shinkenchiku_sha © shinkenchiku_sha © shinkenchiku_sha © shinkenchiku_sha + 34

Takatsuki, Japan
  • Architects: Tato Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  46.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018

Whisper Hotel / qpdro

© Wen Studio © Wen Studio suite lounge. Image © Wen Studio reception bar. Image © Wen Studio + 35

Huangshan, China
  • Architects: qpdro
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1290.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019

Komorebi Homestay / AD9 Architects

© Quang Tran
© Quang Tran

© Quang Tran © Quang Tran © Quang Tran © Quang Tran + 38

Dalat, Vietnam

Mountain Tiny Houses / Indico

© Horacio Virrissimo © Horacio Virrissimo © Horacio Virrissimo © Horacio Virrissimo + 18

Ajijic, Mexico
  • Architects: Indico
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  240.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Daltile, Adobe, Tendenzza, Trimble

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