00:00 - 15 January, 2019
Stoned / ELASTICOSPA+3, © Elisabetta Crovato
© Elisabetta Crovato

Redevelopment of an area in the historical centre of San Quirino. Several sort of interventions, from recovery to demolition and reconstruction, investigated the role of materials in the renovation of the historic urban core of small Italian towns. The reinterpretation of the use of traditional stone walls had to deal with their fragility, in a region considered an highly risky seismic area.

ANHS House / G+ Architects

00:00 - 14 January, 2019
ANHS House / G+ Architects, © Quang Tran
© Quang Tran

ANHS House is located in the newly developed residental area in the suburb of HCM City surrounded by weeds and canal, is the place of many insects impacts on community. The same as a life of human in Mekong Delta of Viet Nam, the enviroment with a variety of insects adversely affects their daily activities, they have to live depend on mosquito net. That challenge creates an opportunity for architect to design a place adapt to the surrounding environment.

Shanghai Songjiang Guangfulin Site Cultural Exhibition Hall / CCDI

02:00 - 11 January, 2019
Shanghai Songjiang Guangfulin Site Cultural Exhibition Hall / CCDI, © WDI Photography
© WDI Photography

Shanghai Guangfulin Cultural Site, which is called “the root of Shanghai”, is the most valuable ancient cultural site for protection and development with the most abundant content among the sites in Shanghai that have been discovered. The site proves that there are ancient inhabitants living on the land of Shanghai 5000 years ago to form a unique culture. It is a key cultural relics unit under State protection.

Punggol Neighbourhood and Polyclinic / Serie Architects + Multiply Architects

01:00 - 11 January, 2019
Punggol Neighbourhood and Polyclinic / Serie Architects + Multiply Architects, © Hufton + Crow
© Hufton + Crow

Serie Architects working in collaboration with Multiply Architects has completed Oasis Terraces, the new Punggol Neighbourhood Centre and Polyclinic in Singapore.

Petry Retreat / N+P Architecture

03:00 - 10 January, 2019
Petry Retreat / N+P Architecture, © N+P Architecture
© N+P Architecture

Petry Retreat is located on the west coast of Denmark. In the dramatic dune landscape. From the ground there is a fantastic 180-degree view over the North Sea. The house relate humbly to the nature in terms of geometry and materials.

Kiranpani / Mette Lange Architects

01:00 - 10 January, 2019
Kiranpani / Mette Lange Architects, © Hampus Berndtson
© Hampus Berndtson

In the old Portuguese colony Goa, India, architect Mette Lange has designed a house for her family, after spending almost 10 years traveling and studying the local architecture in Goa. It includes traditions for atrium courtyards and large loggias covered by big beautiful low tiled roofs which give shade for the sun and shelter for the heavy rains. The local houses are often built with bricks, made out of the local red laterite stone - the same color as the red soil of Goa. Lange has in Kiranpani worked with the traditions, but simplified it and put it together differently.

Organic House / Javier Senosiain

08:00 - 9 January, 2019
Organic House / Javier Senosiain, Cortesía de Javier Senosiain
Cortesía de Javier Senosiain

The original idea of the project took its simile from a peanut shell: two wide oval spaces with lots of light, united by a space in low and narrow gloom. This proposal arose based on the requirements of the elementary functions of man: a space to live together, with room, dining room and kitchen and another to sleep, with dressing room and bathroom. The original concept is defined in two large spaces: one day and one night, looking for the feeling that inside the person will enter the land, that was aware of the uniqueness of this space without losing integration with the exterior green areas.

Kambra / Lucija Penko + Medprostor d.o.o.

01:00 - 9 January, 2019
Kambra / Lucija Penko + Medprostor d.o.o., © Janez Marolt
© Janez Marolt

The project is located in the Karst region of Slovenia, where the climate is Mediterranean and the landscape rocky and dry, covered only by endless stretches of vine and pine tree forests.

Outdoor Care Retreat / Snøhetta

06:00 - 8 January, 2019
Outdoor Care Retreat / Snøhetta, © Ivar Kvaal
© Ivar Kvaal

Leaning towards the lush forest and the trickling Sognsvann creek, the Outdoor Care Retreat is located only a hundred meters from the entrance of Norway’s largest hospital, Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet. Its sister building is situated in the deciduous woodland by Sørlandet Hospital Kristiansand in the South of Norway, between oak trees and birch, overlooking a nearby pond. Originally developed in collaboration with the Department of Psychosomatics and CL-Child Psychiatry at Oslo University Hospital, the Outdoor Care Retreat provides a peaceful space where visitors can benefit from the therapeutic qualities of nature. 

Vac-Library / Farming Architects

01:00 - 7 January, 2019
Vac-Library / Farming Architects, © Thai Thach, Viet Dung An
© Thai Thach, Viet Dung An

In present-day Hanoi, Vietnam, people tend to create small landmarks in their homes, including the placement of fish ponds, which may be small aquariums or Koi ponds with higher investment. In addition, the situation of vegetable contaminants in the city also causes the desire to plant fresh vegetables right in resident homes became imperative. Nowadays, many families organize planting vegetable at home, however, mostly following spontaneous methods, without a strategic planning or architectural aesthetics. These are vegetable foam boxes that are placed in a narrow space in the house, or in the garden area of the balcony and top terrace.

The Obsolete House - Omah Amoh / Gayuh Budi Utomo

19:00 - 5 January, 2019
The Obsolete House - Omah Amoh / Gayuh Budi Utomo, © Mansyur Hasan
© Mansyur Hasan

In Javanese, amoh means obsolete, or broken. So, Omah Amoh means an outdated or damaged house. This is not the actual condition of the house but a parody of architecture to bring us back to basics. This is not only a basic physical architecture but more as an important sense in it. From there, new possibilities that had never been thought of before were created.

Four Leaves Villa / KIAS

20:00 - 3 January, 2019
Four Leaves Villa / KIAS, © Norihito Yamauchi
© Norihito Yamauchi

The villa is located in a forest in Karuizawa, Nagano prefecture of Japan. The privately owned villa is designed to accommodate the owners and their friends in the rich natural environment at a mountain retreat 150 kilometers away from Tokyo.

Five Story House / stpmj

23:00 - 2 January, 2019
Five Story House / stpmj, © Bae Jihun
© Bae Jihun

‘Five story house’ is the vertically stacked result of a single- family house on a small site in highly dense city, Seoul, Korea. In less than 100m2 property area with required setbacks and parking regulation, this tall and skinny house creates ‘vertical living’ with different floor zonings. In Korea where the real estate is one of the most effective investment tools, purchasing a flat is the common way to increase ones assets.  Living in a flat with living room, kitchen, dining and bedrooms in a single floor, is typical residential environment in Seoul. Considering economic value of flats through redevelopment and the familiarity of living infrastructure, a vertically stacked house with small floor area is a provocative residential type in this culture. The additional cost based on complicated construction on small site, increased area of interior & exterior envelop and neighbors’ complaints within dense urban fabric are downsides of the developing this type of vertical house. Nonetheless, recently this vertical house is at the fore among the people who had grown up at the flats in 80s/ 90s and look for their living values in diverse spatial qualities which cannot be achieved from the flats.

The Best Architecture of 2018

09:00 - 1 January, 2019
The Best Architecture of 2018

To our readers,

Tile Roof House / K59atelier

23:00 - 30 December, 2018
Tile Roof House / K59atelier, Courtesy of K59atelier
Courtesy of K59atelier

The notion of “place” is mentioned by Claude Levis Strauss when he told the story about his journeys to new lands. In that place, the primitive life still exists in parallel with the development of the modern world. The “place” is noticed like settle, birth’s place,the tradition, or roost.“Place” associated with people, culture, living habits and natural conditions. Each region has their own images and unique characteristic.

VR House / Alexanderson Arquitectos

08:00 - 21 December, 2018
VR House / Alexanderson Arquitectos, © César Bejar
© César Bejar

Located into a residential area in Guadalajara, in a land of rugged topography and a peculiar geometry; the project is conceived starting from the idea of a garden, a clear intention of experience the sensation of living around a tree and to be in constant contact with nature.

MODULE+ / Nguyen Khac Phuoc Architects + Dang+Partners

01:00 - 20 December, 2018
MODULE+ / Nguyen Khac Phuoc Architects  + Dang+Partners, © Trieu Chien
© Trieu Chien

Thanh Chuong green tea oasis is a special place, not only by its natural space and beauty, but it is also the gathering and connecting place for local farmers. This place has a close manufacturing life with people, and moreover… inceptive nature has formed a poetic painting.

Waterfront Art Gallery / Lacime Architects

23:00 - 18 December, 2018
Waterfront Art Gallery / Lacime Architects, Floating bridge as an installation. Image © Xingzhi Architecture
Floating bridge as an installation. Image © Xingzhi Architecture

The project is located on the west bank of Xianghu Lake, Nanchang City. The large-scale block form of the new town is markedly different from the “natural” structure of the old town.Fuhe River that flows south from the “Tengwangge Delta” tries to preserve the landscape characteristics of this city, and turns the bridge into a major element in the urban design.The project intends to obtain evidence from the morphological memory of this contemporary city, and remains in the frontier of the cultural landscape.