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Heyuan Huilong Village Party Service Center / Yuanism Architects

© Qingshan Wu© Qingshan Wu© Qingshan Wu© Qingshan Wu+ 24

  • Architects: YUANISM ARCHITECTS
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  505
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2021

Zhangjiang Northwest Area – Art Park / West 8

the “soft” hardscape. Image © Zilu Wangartworks turned to be the focus points in the park. Image Courtesy of West 8waterfront boulevard. Image © Zilu WangA layered green space with far-reaching vision . Image © Zilu Wang+ 13

Shanghai, China
  • Architects: West 8
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  85000
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019

House in Hilly New Town / IN STUDIO

© Makoto Yoshida© Makoto Yoshida© Makoto Yoshida© Makoto Yoshida+ 23

Yokohama, Japan

Jenny Housing / Quinzhee Architecture

© Dave Tremblay / 1Px© Dave Tremblay / 1Px© Dave Tremblay / 1Px© Dave Tremblay / 1Px+ 16

Québec, Canada

Multifamiliar Cupa Apartment Refurbishment / Escobedo Soliz

© Ariadna Polo© Ariadna Polo© Ariadna Polo© Ariadna Polo+ 20

Ciudad de México, Mexico
  • Architects: Escobedo Soliz
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  55
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2021
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Helvex, Teka

Montemor House / Brasil Arquitetura

© Manuel Sá© Manuel Sá© Manuel Sá© Manuel Sá+ 18

  • Architects: Brasil Arquitetura
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  400
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2021

YPY 1731 Housing / Arqtipo + Paola Castelnuovo

© Federico Kulekdjian
© Federico Kulekdjian

© Federico Kulekdjian© Federico Kulekdjian© Federico Kulekdjian© Federico Kulekdjian+ 42

San Martín, Argentina
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1141
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2021
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Carpinterías CONSTRUSER ALVEAR, Corralón Tramontana AST, Hormigón elaborado ING. CASAS, Hydros, Ladrillos La Marisa, +4

Building C3 / Peter Besley

© Ståle Eriksen© Ståle Eriksen© Ståle Eriksen© Ståle Eriksen+ 13

When Architects Design Boats

Boats offer delightful distractions for a surprisingly large number of architects. So many in fact, that there seems to be something about boats that appeals specifically to those trained in architecture.

Ilot Queyries Apartment Building / MVRDV

© Ossip van Duivenbode© Ossip van Duivenbode© Ossip van Duivenbode© Ossip van Duivenbode+ 25

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  23000
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2021

5 Things to Consider When Designing a High-Performance Façade

Façade is one of the most important factors in certain building types, that can completely transform the occupant experience and the energy performance of the building. The Whole Building Design Guide showcases that the facade can have up to 40% impact on the total energy use of the building. In addition to the energy use, the facades also significantly impact the occupant productivity withing a building and, of course, the appearance of the building. There are many factors that go into creating a high-performance façade. In this article, we outline the top 5 things a design team should consider.

Stefano Boeri Architetti Combines Architecture, Agriculture, and Aesthetics in Newly Unveiled Project

Stefano Boeri Architetti combined the concept of "Vertical Forest" and "Farm of agricultural industry" in its newly-unveiled urban vertical farm titled "Urban Vertical Farm of Brightfood". The project explored a new way of urban production in metropolitan areas by combining greenery, food production, and visual aesthetics in a 110,000 square-meter structure. In addition to its ecological features, the new urban agricultural complex offers commercial and office spaces in the vibrant city of Shanghai.

Courtesy of Lifang International Digital Technology Co., Ltd. Stefano Boeri ArchitettiCourtesy of Lifang International Digital Technology Co., Ltd. Stefano Boeri ArchitettiCourtesy of Lifang International Digital Technology Co., Ltd. Stefano Boeri ArchitettiCourtesy of Lifang International Digital Technology Co., Ltd. Stefano Boeri Architetti+ 15

Le Refuge KE01 / Gayet Roger Architects

© Pascal Leopold© Pascal Leopold© Pascal Leopold© Pascal Leopold+ 33

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  79
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Falu Rödfärg, Novatop, Charnwood, Internorm TIMBER-ALUMINIUM WINDOWS, TECHNO PIEUX

The New Home of Creative Industries, London's Design District Opens It Doors to the Public

London’s Design District, the new purpose-built creative hub at the heart of the Greenwich Peninsula, opened its doors to the public and is set on becoming a prominent destination for the city’s creative community. Comprising 16 buildings designed by a collective of eight renowned architectural studios and with landscaping by Schulze+Grassov, the project aims to gather startups, artists and entrepreneurs across many industries, generating a vibrant new neighbourhood.

© Taran Wilkhu© Taran Wilkhu© Taran Wilkhu© Taran Wilkhu+ 22

The Quilmes' City: The Architecture of Argentina's Pre-Hispanic Settlements

One of the most advanced civilizations in Latin America, the Quilmes people inhabited what is today known as the Santa Maria Valley in the northwestern sector of the Tucumán province, in the center of the Calchaquíes Valleys. Their city contains remnants of village life from centuries ago, giving a clear view of life in the village from generations past, including the economy, religious sites, public and private spaces, and interactions with other civilizations. At its height, the Quilmes' city had 450,000 inhabitants prior to the Spanish invasion.

These settlements, built in the Calchaquíes Valleys since approximately the 10th century, are considered to be Argentina's first pre-Hispanic cities. Even though little remains of these cities, their ruins highlight a complex history of a material and spiritual culture ripe with social and economic advancements. 

Rethinking the Role of Experimental Cities in Combating Climate Change

This article was originally published on Common Edge.

In the evolving campaign to combat climate change, big and bold solutions are increasingly easy to find, from the conceptual “water smart city” and ecologist Allan Savory’s vision for greening the world’s deserts to NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to turn part of Governors Island into a “living laboratory” for climate research. Oyster reef restoration is occurring at nearly every critical junction along the eastern seaboard, from Florida to Maine. These are worthy efforts, and yet, when considered collectively, the onus for solving our climate crisis is being left largely to municipal governments and private actors, making most solutions piecemeal, at best. The success of one approach has little to no correlation with that of another. But what happens when all related solutions can be applied within a single, controlled ecosystem when environmentalism and urbanism are not at odds, but working in concert? Enter the experimental city.

Toy's Factory / Schemata Architects

© Kenta Hasegawa© Kenta Hasegawa© Kenta Hasegawa© Kenta Hasegawa+ 13

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