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Sushi Bar Designs: 10 Restaurant Interiors Around the World

04:00 - 18 June, 2018
Sushi Bar Designs: 10 Restaurant Interiors Around the World, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

Sushi, one of Japan’s most popular and traditional dishes has now established itself as a worldwide favorite for people all around the globe and (indeed) for architects, especially. Many countries have established sushi culture into their menus and restaurants from Spain to Dubai have adapted Japanese architecture to create the perfect space for eating sushi. The key to these serene interiors rely on Japanese interior qualities such as soft illumination, wooden finishings and textures that create the right environment.

Since June 18th is World Sushi Day, we are celebrating with this selection of 10 sushi bars and restaurants from all around the world!

Effegi House / Archiplanstudio

03:00 - 18 June, 2018
Effegi House / Archiplanstudio, © Davide Galli
© Davide Galli

© Davide Galli © Davide Galli © Davide Galli © Davide Galli + 22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Trequanda, Italy
  • Lead Architects

    Diego Cisi, Stefano Gorni Silvestrini
  • Area

    35.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Cabin on the Border / SO? Architecture&Ideas

02:00 - 18 June, 2018
Cabin on the Border / SO? Architecture&Ideas, Courtesy of SO?
Courtesy of SO?

Courtesy of SO? Courtesy of SO? Courtesy of SO? Courtesy of SO? + 14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Edirne, Turkey
  • Lead Architects

    Sevince Bayrak, Oral Göktaş
  • Design Team

    Şeyma Erdal, Cansu Özay, Metincan Güzel, Gizem Aşçı, Alex Gahr, Baran Aybars, Tuğçe Selin Türk, Cemal Temel
  • Area

    18.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018

Ditch the Wait with Real-Time Rendering

01:30 - 18 June, 2018
Ditch the Wait with Real-Time Rendering, Courtesy of TCIMAGE Design Studio
Courtesy of TCIMAGE Design Studio

A recent independent survey of more than 2000 architectural visualization professionals revealed an intriguing trend. More than 20% of these designers and architects are using real-time rendering as part of their presentation workflows right now, with another 40% trying it out for adoption.

"Sunyata: The Poetics of Emptiness": The Indonesian Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Biennale

01:00 - 18 June, 2018
"Sunyata: The Poetics of Emptiness": The Indonesian Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Biennale, © Laurian Ghinitoiu
© Laurian Ghinitoiu

As part of our 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale coverage, we present the completed Indonesia Pavilion. Below, the curatorial team describes the exhibition in their own words. 

What if architecture has no form and shape? It will be freed.

© Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu + 10

LEI House / AZL Architects

00:00 - 18 June, 2018
LEI House  / AZL Architects, © Li Yao
© Li Yao

© Li Yao © Bowen Hou © Li Yao © Li Yao + 32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tangle, China
  • Lead Architects

    Lei Zhang
  • Design Team

    Lei Zhang, Haiyi Ma, Haying Zhong, Ying Liu, Ziyan Yuan
  • Collaborator

    Shanghai Tongji Steel Structure Technology,Ltd.(3D Printing Pavilion Structural Advisor), Nanjing Wiiboox 3D Technology Co., Ltd.,Archi-Solution Workshop,Nanjing Qingxiao
  • Area

    296.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Portland Japanese Garden Cultural Village / Kengo Kuma & Associates

20:00 - 17 June, 2018
Portland Japanese Garden Cultural Village / Kengo Kuma & Associates, © Jeremy Bittermann
© Jeremy Bittermann

© Jeremy Bittermann © Jeremy Bittermann © Jeremy Bittermann © Jeremy Bittermann + 12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Portland, OR, United States
  • Design Team

    Kengo Kuma, Balazs Bognar
  • Architect of Record

    Hacker Architects
  • Area

    1431.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

John Portman & Associates Wins Design Competition for "Super Tall" Tower in Wuxi, China

16:00 - 17 June, 2018
Courtesy of John Portman & Associates
Courtesy of John Portman & Associates

Even after the death of John Portman & Associates’ namesake architect in January, the firm continues his legacy of innovative and elegant hotel architecture. On Monday, the Atlanta and Shanghai-based firm announced that they had been selected to design a new hotel and residential tower in Xi Shui, China. Portman & Associates’ design, dubbed “Greenland Wuxi 200,” beat out international entries to a design competition hosted by the hotel developer Greenland Hong Kong Wuxi.

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.

Forty-One Oaks / Field Architecture

13:00 - 17 June, 2018
Forty-One Oaks / Field Architecture, © Steve Goldband
© Steve Goldband

© Steve Goldband © John Merkl © John Merkl © Steve Goldband + 14

Kenzo Tange Gymnasium and 7 Other Threatened Sites Receive $1M in Preservation Funding

12:00 - 17 June, 2018
Kenzo Tange Gymnasium and 7 Other Threatened Sites Receive $1M in Preservation Funding, By <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/all-a/">Take</a> - <span> licensed under </span>, <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/">CC BY-NC-ND 2.0</a>, <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/all-a/14631188464/in/photolist-ojRF54-ohUEyb-o1AWYo-o1Cd1H-ohUEA5-ohUEu3-ohUEob-oi4gyy-o1AWW9-ojRERP-o1CcQn-ojREWi-o1BaKU-yYPDAf-o1BaYu-ohUEjo">Link</a>
By Take - licensed under , CC BY-NC-ND 2.0, Link

Eight sites from the World Monuments Fund’s 2018 World Monuments Watch list have been awarded $1 million in funding from American Express to support much-needed preservation and restoration initiatives. The sites were selected based on their vulnerability to specific threats like natural disasters, climate change or social forces like urbanization that have left them neglected.

The Amir Shakib Arslan Mosque Photographed by Bahaa Ghoussainy

09:30 - 17 June, 2018
The Amir Shakib Arslan Mosque Photographed by Bahaa Ghoussainy, © Bahaa Ghoussainy
© Bahaa Ghoussainy

In the town of Moukhtara, Mount LebanonL.E.FT Architects have transformed a 100-square-meter structure into a symbolic, picturesque mosque. The Amir Shakib Arslan mosque is a rendition of old versus new with a white steel structure overlaid onto an existing building of cross-vaulted masonry. The angular geometry of the steel plates is a result of the structure’s alignment in relation to Mecca.

Lebanese architectural photographer Bahaa Ghoussainy has released a new series of images which accentuate the contrast that lies between the architectural design of the mosque and the traditional representation of Islamic mosques and prayers. The juxtaposition of an Islamic holy place built in a non-Islamic town is translated into the architecture’s design, merging two dissonant styles into one complementary structure.

© Bahaa Ghoussainy © Bahaa Ghoussainy © Bahaa Ghoussainy © Bahaa Ghoussainy + 18

Sechelt Water Resource Centre / PUBLIC

09:00 - 17 June, 2018
Sechelt Water Resource Centre / PUBLIC, © Martin Tessler
© Martin Tessler

© Martin Tessler © Martin Tessler © Martin Tessler © Martin Tessler + 8

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sechelt, BC, Canada
  • Area

    1800.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

How to Calculate Spiral Staircase Dimensions and Designs

08:00 - 17 June, 2018
How to Calculate Spiral Staircase Dimensions and Designs, © Matheus Pereira
© Matheus Pereira

Spiral staircases save valuable square meters because they occupy a much smaller area than a conventional staircase. With daring shapes and diverse configurations, they can also be iconic objects in projects. However, the design of these staircases requires careful attention so that you can prevent an uncomfortable or dangerous outcome. Although BIM software simplifies this process, it's always important to understand the restrictions and the underlying concepts.

Hubert Perrodo Building / Design Engine Architects

05:00 - 17 June, 2018
Hubert Perrodo Building / Design Engine Architects, © Jim Stephenson
© Jim Stephenson

Hubert Perrodo Building / Design Engine Architects © Jim Stephenson © Jim Stephenson © Jim Stephenson + 19

Private House in Ramat Hasharon / Lilian Benshoam

02:00 - 17 June, 2018
Private House in Ramat Hasharon / Lilian Benshoam, © Elad Gonen
© Elad Gonen

© Elad Gonen © Elad Gonen © Elad Gonen © Elad Gonen + 38

V House of Dashilar / hyperSity

20:00 - 16 June, 2018
V House of Dashilar / hyperSity, Exterior View. Image Courtesy of hyperSity
Exterior View. Image Courtesy of hyperSity

Small Courtyard Atrium . Image Courtesy of hyperSity Children Play. Image Courtesy of hyperSity Second Floor Corridor. Image Courtesy of hyperSity Entrance. Image Courtesy of hyperSity + 32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Xicheng, China
  • Lead Architect

    Yang Shi, Shaojun Li
  • Design Team

    Manyu Yin, Ling Yang, Gaoliang Zhang
  • Client

    Dashilar Transboundary Center
  • Area

    150.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018

Atelier Deshaus' Shanghai Modern Art Museum Through the Lens of Kris Provoost

16:00 - 16 June, 2018
© Kris Provoost
© Kris Provoost

Architect Kris Provoost, who lives and works in Shanghai, has captured Atelier Deshaus' new Shanghai Modern Art Museum through a series of photographs, displaying both the details of the building as well as its context on the Shanghai riverfront. The Shanghai Modern Art Museum is an adaptive re-use project on the old Laobaidu coal bunker, its industrial exterior kept and re-interpreted into a contemporary architectural project. Provoost captured the beautiful detailing of the project, as well as how it transforms during the cherry blossom season. 

© Kris Provoost © Kris Provoost © Kris Provoost © Kris Provoost + 25