Created for Desert X AlUla 2022 in Saudi Arabia, Under the Same Sun examines the tangled web between the sun, its material reality, and the energy, images, and forms that it produces. This multimedia installation developed by Canadian artist Stephanie Deumer features a greenhouse of native plants submerged in an underground cavernous space.
Under the Same Sun Installation / Stephanie Deumer
Viewpoint Barranca de San Marcos Tultepec / Taller de Arquitectura Miguel Montor
The PMU Urban Improvement Program has a socio-cultural and educational focus. Societal problems are tackled through architecture and urbanism, seeking to minimize problems such as violence, insecurity, and vandalism with the help of these tools. Particular problems in the area cause the abandonment and misuse of space. This is why the construction of a cultural/sports complex was proposed to recover the area.
Gozona House / Isla Architects + Mori Meana Architecture
In Luanco, a charming but traditional Asturian fishing village on the Atlantic coast of Spain, a family sought a functional, flexible, and playful house. The project takes a creative approach in its interpretation of stringent traditionalist planning regulations in a bid to reimagine the typical Luanco house.
Jungle Tribe Recreational Space / Xisui Design
Undulating Paradise - Taking inspiration from the natural undulating cave terrain, the design of Undulating Paradise conceals a diverse range of children's facilities amongst the earth and vegetation. This approach filters out the unnecessary elements of artificial environments and creates a space where children can grow with a sense of natural belonging and sheltered experiences. Adults can also enjoy the simple, relaxed, and leisurely atmosphere while strolling and playing with family and children, sharing moments of familial joy. Located in the heart of Jinjiang District, Chengdu Newhope Tianfu • D10 children's activity space is in close proximity to the bustling business district of Taikoo Li. Surrounded by high-rises, the architectural environment presents a dual challenge of functional design and a high artistic standard.
Institut Mines-Télécom / Grafton Architects
The building is organised around six spaces: the garden, four external courtyards and the ‘Rue intérieure’ which connects the other spaces and the entrance to form a 'social heart' for the institute. Between the compressed western half of the building and the open garden spans a library ‘bridge’ which connects the community of scholars, professors, and staff with a series of interlocking halls, reading rooms and loggias spaces. The outer form of the block is held by the 800 offices with a fine-grained structure, sitting above the larger laboratories and amphitheatres below which have greater spans. At ground level the structure is as open as possible so the public spaces and garden can flow together to form a continuous civic landscape.
Remodeling and Rethinking White Towers / STUDIO.NOJU
An intervention in a Torres Blancas apartment implies a dialogue with the original ideas of its architect Francisco Javier Sainz de Oiza, the state of its built elements, and the value of preservation in its most contemporary narrative. Antonio Mora and Eduardo Tazón, founding architects of STUDIO.NOJU came across the opportunity to intervene in a 400 square meter duplex, the largest unit of the building which had been highly altered in the past 50 years of its history. With this opportunity to intervene in a heritage building the architects wanted to demonstrate their personal take on how to work on renovation projects in architecture with degrees of protection.
Refuge / NWLND Rogiers Vandeputte
The Refuge is inserted in a landscaped garden of a single-family house deep in Flanders’ suburban landscape. After the existing house was rebuilt, the surrounding landscape was unkept resulting in a wild and untamed site. The house sits on a raised plinth, which elevates the ground floor from the wild context, giving a sense of monumentality to the existing villa in contrast to the surrounding green.
85 Social Dwellings in Cornellà / Peris+Toral.arquitectes
The building is organized around a courtyard that links a sequence of intermediate spaces. On the ground floor, a portico open to the city anticipates the doorway of the building and filters the relationship between public space and the communal courtyard that acts as a small plaza for the community. Instead of entering each of the building’s hallways directly and independently from the outer façade, the four communication shafts are located in the four corners of the courtyard, so that all the inhabitants come together and meet in the courtyard plaza. On the typical floor, access to the dwellings is via the private terraces that make up the ring of outdoor spaces overlooking the courtyard. The building’s general floor plan is organized by means of a layout of communicating rooms. There are 114 spaces per floor, 543 in the building, of similar dimensions, that eliminate private and communal passageways to make full use of the surface area. The server spaces are arranged in the central ring while the rest of the rooms, of undifferentiated uses and size, approximately 13 m2, run along the façade, presenting themselves to different forms of occupation. Another terrace in the outer ring completes the spatial sequence, the row of spaces interconnected by large openings, permeable to air, sight, and movement.
Casolare Scarani House / Studio Andrew Trotter
Many years ago, a friend in Barcelona had the idea to move to Puglia. She showed me a few houses online to see what I thought about them. Maybe a year or so later, we passed a house while driving toward Carovigno, and I realized that it was one of the houses she had shown me. The house was beautiful, old, with so much character, and not too big. In the countryside, you usually find small lamias, which are stone sheds for the local landowners to store equipment; or very large masserias, where the affluent landowners would have once lived.
Gather House / Story Architecture
The way of communication, direct interaction between children, children, and parents, the interaction is often connected, helping to build a solid emotional ecosystem for the extended family is the inspiration for us. design this project. The Gather House project is a house in Trang Bom town, Dong Nai district, Vietnam. Full residents include parents and 3 children. The family is Catholic and the house is close to a catholic church. The ground floor in front is a car park with a roof made of lamellar to have ventilation and not to block the view of the interior spaces. Inside includes living room, kitchen, dining room, parents' bedroom, and office.
OH! House / Laura Ortín Arquitectura
Urban house with summer memories. Can the “Mediterranean” style have a new reading? Can an urban house offer a summer atmosphere without falling into aesthetic topics?
House at Flat Rock / Billy Maynard Architect
The House at Flat Rock has a primary aspect towards a National Park. Every move serves to heighten the spatial journey across the modest site. A drawn-out journey from the street to the entry is via a wild meadow courtyard enclosed by a taut roof of weathered steel plate, crisply defined against the rough brick façade.
Casa Segura 1124 / Primer Piso Arquitectos
The Segura 1124 building is located on a 165m2 lot, on a narrow and busy street in Godoy Cruz, Mendoza, in a low-rise residential area undergoing transformation and densification. A municipal particularity of the lot acts as a conditioner of the project, aiming to avoid affecting the block's core in the last two meters towards the rear of the lot.
Built to Last House / Rinaldo Del Nero
"Built to Last” is a historical restoration project born of the desire to preserve the only remaining untouched building in a dense residential area marked by construction upheaval and architectural fakes. A building that, thanks to its distinct materiality and unequivocal typological features, can tell its rural story with honesty and pride.
H-House / Klochenko Architects
Our clients wanted to create a place to hide from city noise and where they could bring their whole family and friends together. It was necessary to combine the possibility of spending time together and at the same time create 2 separate houses including some private space for each of them. The main function of the project is recreation, so it was also important to include the following zones: open outdoor kitchen, BBq area, Sauna
Kastelaz Hof House / Peter Pichler Architecture
The villa is located in South Tyrol, North Italy in the wonderful Alpine landscape of Termeno, renowned for being the home of the Gewürztraminer wine.
Cliff House / Zozaya Arquitectos
On the Pacific coast of Guerrero belonging to the bay of Zihuatanejo, lies "Casa Acantilado" prostrated on cliffs that are constantly hit by the force of the sea. Located in an environment of endemic vegetation revealing each season in the region. Birds of different species nest on the slopes of the ridges and a small lighthouse warns fishermen and provides light in that immense darkness.
MP House / Gastón Sironi + Valentina Machado
The house is located in La Calera, at the foot of the Cordoba mountains, about 10 km from the capital city, formerly a satellite city, now absorbed by the urban sprawl of Córdoba. The topography defines the proposal and the house is part of the landscape, it is located in the highest sector of the area with excellent views of the city, the large mountains, and the west.