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Lake: The Latest Architecture and News

Lake House Harmonizes the Architecture with Scenic Surrounding

Although small residential projects tend to be limited in spatial capacity, the design possibilities remain endless, especially if the project’s site is the biggest source of inspiration.

For a small family’s vacation home, Turin-based architecture firm Wafai Architects proposed a uniquely-designed luxury villa overlooking the picturesque Türlersee lake in Switzerland.

© Wafai Architecture © Wafai Architecture © Wafai Architecture © Wafai Architecture + 6

A Space of Contemplation and Sanctuary by WOJR

Architecture, just like art, has the ability to detach the individual and provoke a sense of intrigue and inspiration. Some buildings leave a greater mark, especially if the project or the site it is built on has a story of its own. 

The Mask by WOJR is developed for an individual who lost his younger brother in a lake in Ithaca, New York. After the tragedy, the lake became a zone of detachment from the everyday world, transforming the structure from just a house on a lake, to a space of contemplation.

© Alexis Nicolas Basso © Alexis Nicolas Basso © Alexis Nicolas Basso © Alexis Nicolas Basso + 19

Tsingpu Yangzhou Retreat / Neri&Hu Design and Research Office

© Pedro Pegenaute
© Pedro Pegenaute

© Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute + 38

Yangzhou, China

National Flower, Global Ambition - DeciBel Unveils the Hanoi Lotus Centre

Australian firm deciBel(Architecture))) has released images of their proposed multi-purpose theater and cultural center in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi. The Hanoi Lotus draws inspiration from Vietnam’s national flower, creating a city-defining piece of public architecture to place Hanoi and Vietnam on the global stage.

The center emerges from a 19Ha stormwater lake. Image Courtesy of Mike Durek / Shadowlab The mixed-use center contains a 2000-seat auditorium. Image Courtesy of Mike Durek / Shadowlab The center emerges from a 19ha stormwater lake. Image Courtesy of Mike Durek / Shadowlab The ceiling draws inspiration from the underside of a lotus leaf. Image Courtesy of Mike Durek / Shadowlab + 14

Films & Architecture: "The Lake House"

The Lake House is a film that shows many of the daily issues of architects’ lives. A successful architect whose two children decided to follow the same path but in really different ways. The movie presents architecture as a transmitted skill through generations, a kind of familiar heritage. Which is actually a repetitive situation in our practice.

Have you seen it already? Let us know if you feel touched by any of these subjects. What generation of architect you are?