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Nocenco Cafe / VTN Architects

23:00 - 21 June, 2018
Nocenco Cafe / VTN Architects, © Trieu Chien
© Trieu Chien

© Trieu Chien © Trieu Chien © Trieu Chien © Trieu Chien + 19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Vinh, Nghe An, Vietnam
  • Principal Architects

    Vo Trong Nghia, Nguyen Tat Dat
  • Design Team

    To Quang Cam, Le Hoang Tuyet Ngoc, Takahito Yamada
  • Bamboo Contractor

    VTN Architects
  • Area

    687.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Small Cafe Designs: 20 Aspirational Examples in Plan & Section

14:00 - 17 June, 2018
Small Cafe Designs: 20 Aspirational Examples in Plan & Section, © Yu Cheng
© Yu Cheng

Cortesía de xm3 Cortesía de Andrés Jaque Cortesía de Office AIO Cortesía de I Like Design Studio + 59

The interior design of a coffee shop can make-or-break an establishment. With an inviting design, you can transform drinking a simple cup of coffee into a wonderful experience. However, when you only have a few square meters and various machines and properties to distribute, finding an efficient configuration is not easy.

To help you make better use of small spaces, below we have gathered a selection of 20 small cafe projects alongside their design drawings.

Morpheus Hotel / Zaha Hadid Architects

23:00 - 14 June, 2018
Morpheus Hotel / Zaha Hadid Architects, © Ivan Dupont
© Ivan Dupont

© Virgile Simon Bertrand © Virgile Simon Bertrand © Virgile Simon Bertrand © Virgile Simon Bertrand + 57

Fjordenhus / Studio Olafur Eliasson + Sebastian Behmann

18:00 - 10 June, 2018
Fjordenhus / Studio Olafur Eliasson + Sebastian Behmann, © Anders Sune Berg
© Anders Sune Berg

© Anders Sune Berg © Anders Sune Berg © David de Larrea Remiro © Anders Sune Berg + 20

15 Impressive Atriums (And Their Sections)

12:00 - 10 June, 2018
15 Impressive Atriums (And Their Sections), © Tim Van de Velde
© Tim Van de Velde

Cortesía de 3XN Cortesía de Paul de Ruiter Architects Cortesía de Renzo Piano Building Workshop + Payette Cortesía de Renzo Piano Building Workshop + 31

Offices and cultural buildings both offer the perfect opportunity to design the atrium of your dreams. These central spaces, designed to allow serendipitous meetings of users or to help with orientation in the building, are spacious and offer a lot of design freedom. Imposing scales, sculptural stairs, eccentric materials, and indoor vegetation are just some of the resources used to give life to these spaces. To help you with your design ideas, below we have gathered a selection of 15 notable atriums and their section drawings.

Natural Light and Ventilation: 17 Remarkable Courtyards

12:00 - 3 June, 2018
Natural Light and Ventilation: 17 Remarkable Courtyards, © Quang Dam
© Quang Dam

© Yoon Joonhwan © Erieta Attali © Nguyen Tien Thanh © Pablo Blanco + 17

This week we present a selection of 17 excellent images of interior courtyards. These spaces bring many advantages to a design such as increased natural light and improved ventilation conditions, while providing occupants with direct access to the outside and to nature. Below is a selection of images from prominent photographers such as Quang DamFran Parente, and Pablo Blanco

Bamboo Stalactite / VTN Architects

12:00 - 30 May, 2018
Bamboo Stalactite / VTN Architects, © Inexhibit
© Inexhibit

© Francesco Galli © Inexhibit © Inexhibit © Inexhibit + 19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
  • Principals

    Vo Trong Nghia, Nguyen Tat Dat
  • Architect in Charge

    To Quang Cam, Thomas Boerendonk
  • Bamboo Construction Leader

    VTN Architects
  • Area

    290.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Tensile Structures: 11 Edgy Images Under Strain

12:00 - 27 May, 2018
© Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

Capable of transforming a facade or shaping a sculptural roof form, tensile structures test the limits of our imagination (and understanding of geometry). This week’s photo set features structures that rely on cables, anchors, posts and membranes to create expansive, dramatic spans of open space bathed in natural light. Stark shadows and fair curves make tensile structures particularly photogenic, as captured in this set of images from Christopher Frederick Jones, Marie-Françoise PlissartYoshihiro Koitani and more.

© Christopher Frederick Jones © Christian Richters © Archive ADR © Roland Halbe + 13

BBVA Headquarters / Herzog & de Meuron

09:00 - 27 May, 2018
BBVA Headquarters / Herzog & de Meuron , © Rubén P. Bescós
© Rubén P. Bescós

© Rubén P. Bescós © Rubén P. Bescós © Rubén P. Bescós © Rubén P. Bescós + 15

Open International Competition for Alternative Layout Design in Standard Housing

19:30 - 23 May, 2018
Open International Competition for Alternative Layout Design in Standard Housing, Courtesy of Strelka KB
Courtesy of Strelka KB

The Ministry of Construction Industry, Housing and Utilities Sector of Russia and DOM.RF, with the support of the Russian government, announces the Open International Competition for Alternative Layout Design in Standard Housing. Strelka KB have released a design brief and participants can enter here

A45 / BIG

02:00 - 23 May, 2018
 A45 / BIG, Courtesy of Klein
Courtesy of Klein

Courtesy of Klein Courtesy of Klein Courtesy of Klein Courtesy of Klein + 27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lanesville, United States
  • Partners-in-Charge

    Bjarke Ingels, Thomas Christoffersen
  • Project Leader

    Max Moriyama, Anton Bak (Klein)
  • Project Architect

    Rune Hansen
  • Area

    17.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018

5 Winners Named in Russia's Competition to Develop Standard Housing Concepts

01:00 - 21 May, 2018
5 Winners Named in Russia's Competition to Develop Standard Housing Concepts, Cortesía de KB Strelka
Cortesía de KB Strelka

At the third meeting of the Living Environment Forum in Kaliningrad, Russia—this year centered on the theme "All About Housing"—the organizers presented the winning projects in the Open International Competition for Standard Housing and Residential Development Concept Design.

Winy Maas at Living Environment: "There Are Four Important Points for the Development of Contemporary Housing"

15:30 - 20 May, 2018
Winy Maas at Living Environment: "There Are Four Important Points for the Development of Contemporary Housing", © Maria Gonzalez
© Maria Gonzalez

With a presentation by Dutch architect Winy Maas (MVRDV), the third edition of "Living Environment," organized by Russian Ministry of Construction Industry, Housing and Utilities SectorDOM.RF and Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design, was inaugurated today in the city of Kaliningrad, Russia. Also participating on the opening day are Martin Sobota (Holland), Elliot Eisenberg (United States), and Brian Mark Evans (United Kingdom).

Sublime Swimming: 12 Examples of Custom Pools

12:00 - 20 May, 2018
Sublime Swimming: 12 Examples of Custom Pools, © Mariela Apollonio
© Mariela Apollonio

What's better than a house with a pool? A house with a pool that's part of the structure of the house. These 12 projects show different ways to incorporate pools and how to resolve issues of weight, moisture and leaks. See the houses below, featuring photos by photographers like Mariela ApollonioKent Soh y Marcello Mariana.

© Benjamin Benschneider © Pieters Kers & Patrick Voigt © Nathan Rader © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG + 13

Glassell School of Art / Steven Holl Architects

04:30 - 15 May, 2018
Glassell School of Art / Steven Holl Architects, © Richard Barnes
© Richard Barnes

© Richard Barnes © Richard Barnes © Richard Barnes © Richard Barnes + 16

  • Architects

  • Location

    5101 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006, United States
  • Associate Architect

    Kendall/Heaton Associates
  • Landscape design

    Deborah Nevins & Associates, Inc. in collaboration with Nevins & Benito Landscape Architecture, D.P.C.
  • Construction

    McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
  • Area

    93765.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Rammed Earth Construction: 15 Exemplary Projects

12:00 - 13 May, 2018
© Nic Lehoux Photography
© Nic Lehoux Photography

© Iwan Baan © Stefan Müller © Norman Müller © Filip Dujardin + 19

This week, we're highlighting a selection of the best images of projects built using rammed earth. These 15 works show the attractive aesthetic finish created by the superposition of multiple layers of compressed soil. Despite having been neglected as a construction technique for years, this type of construction is now experiencing a renaissance in architecture. Read on for a selection of images from prominent photographers such as Filip DujardinJoão Morgado, and Nic Lehoux

Mexican Houses That Show the Many Ways to Use Bricks

12:00 - 6 May, 2018
Mexican Houses That Show the Many Ways to Use Bricks, © Patrick Lopez
© Patrick Lopez

© Carlos Berdejo Mandujano © César Béjar © Ricardo Rodríguez Cortesía de Ariel Valenzuela + Diego Ledesma + 12

This week we present a selection of the best images of brick houses published on our site. These 11 Mexican projects reveal the diversity of expression that architects in the country have achieved through creative arrangements of the brick modules. read on for a selection of images from prominent photographers such as Carlos Berdejo MandujanoOnnis Luque, and Patrick Lopez.

House Plans Under 50 Square Meters: 26 More Helpful Examples of Small-Scale Living

06:00 - 30 April, 2018
House Plans Under 50 Square Meters: 26 More Helpful Examples of Small-Scale Living

Designing the interior of an apartment when you have very little space to work with is certainly a challenge. We all know that a home should be as comfortable as possible for its inhabitants, but when we have only a few square meters to work with and the essential functions of the home to distribute, finding an efficient layout is not easy. Following our popular selection of houses under 100 square meters, we've gone one better: a selection of 26 floor plans between 20 and 50 square meters to inspire you in your own spatially-challenged designs.