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House in Shimomuraki / Aki Hamada Architects

00:00 - 17 May, 2019
House in Shimomuraki / Aki Hamada Architects, © Takumi Ota
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Béton Brut Bathrooms: The Beauty of Concrete in Intimate Spaces

04:00 - 15 April, 2019
Béton Brut Bathrooms: The Beauty of Concrete in Intimate Spaces, © Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

© Peter Clarke Photography © BoysPlayNice © Relja Ivanic © Takumi Ota + 31

Why use concrete in bathrooms?

Béton brut or "raw concrete" is a naturally porous material that provides many advantages for the design and build of a bathroom. As a waterproof and pressure-resistant material, it is easy to clean, doesn't deteriorate, prevents bathroom fungus and is low maintenance. Attractive as it is functional, concrete is versatile for both on-site furniture and wall coatings, floors and even shower trays. In addition, due to its thermal mass, concrete is an excellent material for floor heating.

Pro Tip: There are a variety of concrete finishes, but for the safety of daily bathroom users, you must add a surface sealer and a certain percentage of traction to avoid slippage.

Below, we've compiled 26 concrete bathrooms that find intimacy in béton brut.

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Blue Bottle Coffee Kanda Manseibashi Cafe / Schemata Architects

01:00 - 3 April, 2019
Blue Bottle Coffee Kanda Manseibashi Cafe / Schemata Architects, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

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  • Architects

  • Location

    1-chōme-25-4 Kanda Sudachō, Chiyoda City, Tōkyō-to 101-0041, Japan
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Jo Nagasaka / Schemata Architects
  • Area

    24.91 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Exploring Architecture through Performance, Photography and Fashion

12:00 - 24 March, 2019
Exploring Architecture through Performance, Photography and Fashion, Courtesy of Alberto Kalach
Courtesy of Alberto Kalach

© Miguel de Guzmán © Hey! Cheese © Imagen Subliminal © Dmitry Tsyrencshikov + 53

The purpose of architectural photography is to show a design in the best possible way, with the artform often characterized by perspective correction and atmospheric lighting. However, few architectural photographers have experimented with other artistic disciplines. Miguel de Guzmán, Paul Vu and Jules Couartou are among those who have challenged the limits of this form of photography, generating an interesting crossover between architecture photography, fashion and performances. In their images, the relationship between space and the user is shown through a scene designed to register an effect on the viewer. The results are images which are full of creativity.

Retail Stores Under 100 Square Meters: Examples in Plan and Section

04:00 - 9 January, 2019
Retail Stores Under 100 Square Meters: Examples in Plan and Section, © Fabián Dejtiar
© Fabián Dejtiar

Designing commercial spaces has historically been a challenge. In these environments, spatial distribution plays a fundamental role, even more so if we have a few extra square meters. With this being said, the study of these spaces in plan and section can be a great starting point. It not only allows us to analyze the logistics and circulation of customers but also helps us find efficient variations and innovations that will enable your store to stand out from the others.

Below, we've selected a series of 25 examples in plan and section that can help you understand how different architects faced the challenge.

To Design for the Elderly, Don't Look to the Past

07:00 - 30 October, 2018
To Design for the Elderly, Don't Look to the Past, Dominique Coulon & associés. Image © Eugeni Pons
Dominique Coulon & associés. Image © Eugeni Pons

When the world undergoes major changes (be it social, economic, technological, or political), the world of architecture needs to adapt alongside. Changes in government policy, for example, can bring about new opportunities for design to thrive, such as the influx of high-quality social housing currently being designed throughout London. Technological advances are easier to notice, but societal changes have just as much impact upon the architecture industry and the buildings we design.

Dominique Coulon & associés. Image © Eugeni Pons The Architect / LEVS architecten. Image © Marcel van der Burg, via Matthew Usher  Senior Center of Guangxi / Atelier Alter. Image Courtesy of Atelier Alter, via Matthew Usher Pilgrim Gardens / PRP . Image © Tim Crocker, via Matthew Usher + 33

Tomonoki-Himawari Kindergarten / MAMM DESIGN

23:00 - 22 October, 2018
Tomonoki-Himawari Kindergarten / MAMM DESIGN, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

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  • Architects

  • Location

    1 Chome-10-12 Machiya, Arakawa, Tokyo 116-0001, Japan
  • Category

  • Area

    933.41 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Kugayama South Gate Building / Ryuichi Sasaki / Sasaki Architecture

21:00 - 13 October, 2018
Kugayama South Gate Building / Ryuichi Sasaki / Sasaki Architecture, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

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Nishikicho-bunkaisan / SUGAWARADAISUKE Architects

19:00 - 2 October, 2018
Nishikicho-bunkaisan  / SUGAWARADAISUKE Architects, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

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Blue Bottle Coffee Kobe Café / Jo Nagasaka + Schemata Architects

20:00 - 20 September, 2018
Blue Bottle Coffee Kobe Café / Jo Nagasaka + Schemata Architects, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

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House by Rafter 2 / Hiroki Tominaga-Atelier

19:00 - 5 September, 2018
House by Rafter 2 / Hiroki Tominaga-Atelier, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Saitama, Saitama Prefecture, Japan
  • Category

  • Architects in Charge

    Hiroki Tominaga + Yae Fujima
  • Construction Method

    Wooden piled
  • Area

    82.64 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Dutch Gable Roof House / Hiroki Tominaga-Atelier

20:00 - 3 September, 2018
Dutch Gable Roof House / Hiroki Tominaga-Atelier, © Takumi Ota
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Split-Level Homes: 50 Floor Plan Examples

08:00 - 27 August, 2018
Split-Level Homes: 50 Floor Plan Examples , Cortesía de Fabián Dejtiar
Cortesía de Fabián Dejtiar

Faced with the challenge of designing homes on terrains with steep slopes - or in compact urban contexts that do not allow much variation in plan - several architects have experimented and proposed split-level homes to enhance the use of space, allowing, among other things, interesting visual perspectives.

These variations can be seen in numerous examples published on our site. Below, we have selected 50 examples that can help you in your next project. 

Flux / SIDES CORE

23:00 - 27 July, 2018
Flux / SIDES CORE, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Zaimokucho (Shichijodori), Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600-8146, Japan
  • Category

  • Lead Architect

    Sohei Arao
  • Area

    148.5 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Habitat for Orphan Girls Crowned 2018 House of the Year by The Architectural Review

12:30 - 23 July, 2018
Habitat for Orphan Girls Crowned 2018 House of the Year by The Architectural Review, Habitat for Orphan Girls in Khansar, Iran by ZAV Architects. Image via The Architectural Review
Habitat for Orphan Girls in Khansar, Iran by ZAV Architects. Image via The Architectural Review

The Architectural Review has chosen a Habitat for Orphan Girls in Iran by ZAV Architects as the 2018 House of the Year. A competition staged by the publication every year, the AR House Awards identify “originality and excellence in the design of dwellings,” recognizing private houses which go beyond the core function of shelter, and become “an object of fantasy, a source of delight, a talisman, and a testing ground.

The ninth edition of the awards saw six projects chosen from a shortlist of 16, which contained schemes from the UK, Ireland, Spain, Scandinavia, Canada, Latin America, Iran, Vietnam, India, Nepal, and Japan. Previous winners have included David Chipperfield’s Fayland House in 2015, UID Architects’ Cosmic House in 2016, and the anti-seismic prototype in 2017 by Edward Ng, Wan Li and Xinan Chi.

Hybrid Homes: Living and Working Collide in These 26 Projects

11:00 - 22 July, 2018
Hybrid Homes: Living and Working Collide in These 26 Projects, Cortesía de Naoomi Kurozumi Architectural Photographic Office
Cortesía de Naoomi Kurozumi Architectural Photographic Office

© Tsukui Teruaki © Toshiyuki Yano © Vincent Hecht © Charles Davis Smith + 27

Normally, houses are divided into common areas, rooms, kitchens, and bathrooms. However, sometimes the client demands to add other programs related to their work or hobbies, making efficient design and daily spatial distribution more complex. As architects, we are faced with an interesting challenge: to merge the private life of its inhabitants with more public and open programs, generating exciting mixed-use spaces.

If you are interested in designing hybrid homes, we have selected 26 houses with additions including shops, soccer fields, barns, greenhouses, and even skateparks.

Space-Saving Solutions: 33 Creative Storage Ideas

12:00 - 15 July, 2018
Space-Saving Solutions: 33 Creative Storage Ideas, © Federico Villa
© Federico Villa

© Hey! Cheese © Kat Lu © Hey! Cheese © Kai Nakamura + 34

The lack of storage space is a recurrent problem in homes. In most cases, residual spaces or uncomfortable corners are used to solve the lack of shelves, drawers, and closets. To efficiently incorporate these type of spaces into your designs, here are 33 remarkable storage examples.

Voice of Coffee / Yusuke Seki

00:00 - 3 July, 2018
Voice of Coffee / Yusuke Seki, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

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