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Under / Snohetta

06:01 - 22 March, 2019
Under / Snohetta, © Ivar Kvaal
© Ivar Kvaal

Located at the southernmost point of the Norwegian coastline, where the sea storms from the north and south meet, the project is situated at a unique confluence. Marine species flourish here in both briny and brackish waters to produce a natural abundance in biodiversity at the site. The Snøhetta-designed restaurant also functions as a research center for marine life, providing a tribute to the wild fauna of the sea and to the rocky coastline of Norway’s southern tip.

Vessel Public Landmark / Heatherwick Studio

03:00 - 22 March, 2019
Vessel Public Landmark / Heatherwick Studio, Courtesy of Getty Images
Courtesy of Getty Images

Vessel is a new type of public landmark – a 16-storey circular climbing frame, with 2,465 steps, 80 landings and views across the Hudson River and Manhattan. It is the central feature of the main public square in the Hudson Yards development, one of the largest real estate projects in American history, which is transforming a former rail yard in Manhattan’s Upper West Side into a completely new neighbourhood, with more than five acres of new public spaces and gardens.

Cabin Rones / Sanden+Hodnekvam Architects

03:00 - 19 March, 2019
Cabin Rones / Sanden+Hodnekvam Architects, Courtesy of Sanden+Hodnekvam Architects
Courtesy of Sanden+Hodnekvam Architects

The small cabin is located at Rones, 150km north of Trondheim. The site is steep and rough with a view of the fjord. The cabin has a compact footprint which adapts to the landscape and preserves the site and its vegetation.

Karina House / Francisco Pardo Arquitecto

06:00 - 18 March, 2019
Karina House / Francisco Pardo Arquitecto, © Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro

Following the earthquakes of September 2017, different architectural offices, designers and collaborators, both national and international, joined ReConstruir México, a project supported by PienZa Sostenible, which emerged with the aim of joining forces to achieve a conscious and sustainable reconstruction. Seventeen months after the tragedy, PienZa Sostenible has managed more than 150 reconstruction projects in 6 states thanks to the support of different donors, agencies and volunteers, with the aim of improving the quality of life of people in communities that not only suffered serious effects on their heritage, but also present serious cases of vulnerability and social deprivation.

Storage Solution for Small Houses: Useful Examples

04:00 - 18 March, 2019
Storage Solution for Small Houses: Useful Examples, Cabin on the Border / SO? Architecture&Ideas. Image Cortesía de SO?
Cabin on the Border / SO? Architecture&Ideas. Image Cortesía de SO?

Dense cities mean small homes. With more and more frequency we are forced to adapt to spaces within which some elements simply do not fit. As architects, these restrictions actually provide us with opportunities and remind us that our goal is to give precise solutions to specific problems. Designing with infinite number square meters and/or an unlimited budget is practically unheard of.

Wooden Chapel / John Pawson

03:00 - 14 March, 2019
Wooden Chapel  / John Pawson, © Photography Felix Friedmann
© Photography Felix Friedmann

When John Pawson was commissioned by the Siegfried and Elfriede Denzel Foundation to design a wayside chapel for a site in southwestern Germany, he became part of a longstanding tradition of erecting chapels as spiritual and architectural features in the landscape. The purpose of the Sieben Kapellen or Seven Chapels project is to provide cyclists with a series of places in which to take shelter, but also to pause and reflect. A common brief for all of the seven chapels stipulated a timber construction, with a cross in the vicinity and provision of seating.

House A / Whispering Smith

03:00 - 13 March, 2019
House A / Whispering Smith, © Ben Hosking
© Ben Hosking

Whispering Smith’s House A is a challenge to the status quo of housing in Perth. The sustainable apartment-house hybrid is designed for small lots and uses commercial materials in an innovative way to achieve a tight footprint and carbon neutral status. The brief was to take a 175m2 block under Perth’s single bedroom dwelling code and make an affordable and sustainable home for Whispering Smith’s Director, Kate and her partner Matt. House A is 70m2 of compact, flexible and delightful spaces which are capable of hosting a dinner party for 30 guests, illustrating that small can be big.

Maraya / Giò Forma Studio Associato S.r.l

00:00 - 12 March, 2019
Maraya / Giò Forma Studio Associato S.r.l, © Dhafer Alshehri
© Dhafer Alshehri

Mada'in Salih, not far from al-Ula (22 km), was known as al-Hijr, or Hegra, by the Nabataean people who carved its magnificent tombs into the golden Quweira sandstone outcrops.

One Room Tower / Phorm architecture + design + Silvia Micheli & Antony Moulis

01:00 - 11 March, 2019
One Room Tower / Phorm architecture + design + Silvia Micheli & Antony Moulis, © Christopher Frederick Jones
© Christopher Frederick Jones

One Room Tower is a small addition to the architecture of the City. It is intended as both an urban artifact and utility, designed as a robust and adaptable set of subspaces within an independent singular volume. One Room Tower has presented a counter position to the current local default of raising and infilling under Queenslanders or the various acts of extending character houses. Instead of presenting a model (type) for greater density by offering a genuine opportunity for diversity of occupation within existing lots within the texture of the inner-city suburbs of Brisbane.

Woodhouse Hotel / ZJJZ

00:00 - 8 March, 2019
Woodhouse Hotel / ZJJZ, Exterior. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu
Exterior. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu

Located in the remote village of Tuanjie, the Woodhouse Hotel is one of the first projects of a new government policy to help ameliorate rural poverty through the introduction of agricultural tourism. Unlike other rural areas, the village of Tuanjie has little traditional architecture to hold on to. Instead, the striking landscapes and pollution-free farmlands are the village’s greatest assets. Therefore, our design goal was set to capture the beauty of nature with tranquil forms that harmonize with the surrounding environment.

Arata Isozaki's Palladium Nighclub Through the Lens of Timothy Hursley

10:30 - 7 March, 2019
Arata Isozaki's Palladium Nighclub Through the Lens of Timothy Hursley, © Timothy Hursley
© Timothy Hursley

In May 1985, an old theater and concert hall opened its doors to the public for the opening of a brand new nightclub in New York City. Located on 126 East 14th Street, the project was commissioned by entrepreneurs Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager, owners of the also famous club Studio 54, and was conceived as a vibrant and luminous independent structure arranged inside a rather classic shell, which appears as a beautiful backdrop behind the clean geometry of Isozaki.

The Weight of the Void / Miguel Ortego

06:00 - 6 March, 2019
The Weight of the Void / Miguel Ortego, Cortesía de Miguel Ortego
Cortesía de Miguel Ortego

The idea of the Eternal Recurrence is mysterious, and with it, Nietzsche perplexed the other philosophers. "To think that once everything has to be repeated as we have already experienced it, and that even that repetition must be repeated to infinity."

The Mill House / Wingårdh Arkitektkontor

03:00 - 5 March, 2019
The Mill House / Wingårdh Arkitektkontor, © Åke Eson Lindman
© Åke Eson Lindman

Wingårdhs converted a large old farm in the countryside in southern Sweden into a vacation house for a family from the nearby city of Malmö. He transformed the original farm buildings – cowshed, stables, hay loft and barn – into sleeping quarters, kitchen and a gym, among other rooms, and added a new freestanding wing to the late 19th -century house. This little annex is a refuge, a quiet place to escape to or a private domain for guests to inhabit. Throughout the project, the client demonstrated unwavering faith in the architect, giving him great latitude in designing the little fifty-square-meter cottage.

NUS School of Design & Environment / Serie Architects + Multiply Architects + Surbana Jurong

01:00 - 25 February, 2019
NUS School of Design & Environment / Serie Architects + Multiply Architects + Surbana Jurong, © Rory Gardiner
© Rory Gardiner

January 2019 marks the opening of SDE4, an inventive educational architecture developed by the School of Design and Environment at the National University of Singapore, the institutional organization that promotes design, sustainability and education in South East Asia. SDE4 is the first new-build net-zero energy building in Singapore and it is designed as a 8,500-square-metre, six-storey, multi-disciplinary space by Serie + Multiply Architects with Surbana Jurong.

Architecture and Embroidery: Discover the Art of Elin Petronella and Charles Henry

06:00 - 23 February, 2019
Architecture and Embroidery: Discover the Art of Elin Petronella and Charles Henry, © <a href='https://www.instagram.com/p/Bgql5NcFyKB/'>Instagram @petronella.art</a>
© Instagram @petronella.art

Elin Petronella and Charles Henry record the architecture and urban landscapes of European cities on vibrant, colorful, and even monochromatic embroideries. Classical Danish buildings, the bohemian streets of Paris, Lisbon's cable cars, and even the iconic Casa Batlló de Gaudí in Barcelona are some of the locations illustrated in the duo's work. See more of the textile artists/couple's work on Instagram: @petronella.art and @_charleshenry_.

El Cortijo House / Felipe Assadi Arquitectos

06:00 - 22 February, 2019
El Cortijo House / Felipe Assadi Arquitectos, © Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda

The Project is located on a condominium development of a 5,000-square-meters lot. Nevertheless, the typology reflects the configuration of a different scale, of a typical city block in central Guayaquil, with back-to-back constructions occupying the perimeter and generating patios on the interior. If we were to remove the divisions, we would have a single continuous building with a large inner patio.

Miravalle House / Colectivo 720

12:00 - 21 February, 2019
Miravalle House / Colectivo 720, Cortesía de Luis Tombe, Camilo Giraldo, Mario Camargo
Cortesía de Luis Tombe, Camilo Giraldo, Mario Camargo

Context: The house is located in the foothills of the western mountain range at 1025 m.s.n.m, in the municipality of Jamundí approximately 10km south of Santiago de Cali. The place of implantation is on the foot of mountain of a tropical dry forest that adjoins on the western side of the house with the incidence of katabatic winds coming from the high of the hills.

Cariló House / Luciano Kruk

08:00 - 21 February, 2019
Cariló House / Luciano Kruk, © Daniela Mac Adden
© Daniela Mac Adden

Cariló is an Argentine town in Pinamar, a district in Buenos Aires Province. It withholds a natural pine forest reserve, dunes and extensive beaches which led Cariló become one of the most important touristic centers and an ideal place to live, 360km away from the City of Buenos Aires.