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An Urban Cube House in Hungary and a Port of Culture in Ukraine: 10 Unbuilt Projects Submitted to ArchDaily

Along with several other imperative factors, the success of an architectural project relies heavily on how it is communicated to its users and builders. Most architects opt for realistic computer generated renders to showcase their projects, while others choose to explore different techniques, translating their architectural narratives through photo collages, sketches, animation, hyper-realistic miniature models, walkthroughs, diagrams, and occasionally, script. 

This week’s curated selection of Best Unbuilt Architecture highlights projects submitted by the ArchDaily community that are presented through different media. From a hand-drawn sketch of a coastal redevelopment in Norway to an abstract composition of photography and architectural drawings in Poland, this round up of unbuilt projects showcases diverse architectural typologies and their unique visualizations. The article also includes projects from the Netherlands, Hungary, Poland, United Arab Emirates, and Uzbekistan.

Camp(l)us by Anna Protasevich. Image © Anna ProtasevichHondrug Park, Amsterdam, The Netherlands By Felixx Landscape Architects & Planners. Image © Felixx“La være” (Let it be…) by Bjørbekk & Lindheim Landscape architects. Image © Bjørbekk & Lindheim Landscape architectsThe Pilgrim by tło / background + Michał Wachura. Image © Michał Wachura _ Kamil Wróbel+ 125

A Coastal Villa in Santorini and a Shelter in the Forests of Thailand: 9 Unbuilt Houses Submitted to ArchDaily

This week’s curated selection of Best Unbuilt Architecture highlights private residential projects submitted by the ArchDaily community. From a residential quarter comprising eight urban villas, to private getaways in the suburbs of Hyderabad, India, this round up of unbuilt projects showcases how architects design private spaces that combine locality and functionality in structures that cater to the residents’ lifestyles and behaviors. The article also includes projects from Iran, the United States, Thailand, and Greece.

FASKOMILIA by TSOLKA Architects. Image Courtesy of Tsolka ArchitectsFASKOMILIA by TSOLKA Architects. Image Courtesy of Tsolka ArchitectsStaycation by Studio D+B. Image Courtesy of Ranadheer aryaThe Broken Home by IF (Integrated Field Co.,Ltd.). Image Courtesy of Integrated Field Co.,Ltd. & IOD (Illustrations on Demand)+ 126

A Mountain Retreat in Romania and Modular Housing Units in Australia: 11 Unbuilt Projects by Established Firms

This week’s curated selection of Best Unbuilt Architecture highlights projects submitted by established firms. From river-side commercial centers to mixed-use towers, this article explores commercial and residential functions designed by global architecture offices that are either conceptual, have won first-prize in design competitions, or are currently being realized.

Featuring a pedestrian bridge by Grimshaw Architects in France, and a finance-district skyscraper dubbed as the "Lighthouse of the 21st Century" by Ronald Lu & Partners, this roundup explores how established architecture firms have designed buildings that cater to the spatial and environmental needs of their users and respective functions. This round up also includes designs from SOM, IMPLMNT, Gensler, and Aedas, among other notable architects.

Modular Housing by Assembly Three x Studio Nine Architects. Image Courtesy of Assembly Three by Studio Nine ArchitectsLetovo Educational Centre by Atelier PRO Architects. Image © Atelier PRO ArchitectsThe Flower Clouds I Zhengzhou Metro Line-7 Stations by MASK Architects. Image Courtesy of MASK ArchitectsZhanjiang Central Station Hub by Aedas. Image Courtesy of Aedas+ 69

A Floating Home in Canada and a Private Villa in Egypt: 8 Unbuilt Houses Submitted to ArchDaily

Although the design diversity of private homes often relies on how each project responds to the topography, context, and material availability, the most significant factor of residential architecture is users and what they require in terms of spatial needs and preferences. This user-centric approach has long been practiced, Mies van der Rohe once explained that "the architect must get to know the people who will live in the planned house. From their needs, the rest inevitably follows".

This week’s curated selection of Best Unbuilt Architecture highlights private residential projects submitted by the ArchDaily community. From a private family house nestled in the forests of Russia to a reinvention of Colombia's traditional courtyard typology, this round up of unbuilt projects showcases how architects design private spaces that combine nature, functionality, privacy, and locality. The article also includes projects from Kosovo, Spain, United States, and Serbia.

Floating Pavilion by Space Love Studio. Image Courtesy of Space LoveHouse of Courts by Estudio Esmero. Image Courtesy of Estudio Esmero _ By Juan JofreHouse over the Lake by Omar Hakim. Image © Omar HakimHouse of Courts by Estudio Esmero. Image Courtesy of Estudio Esmero _ By Juan Jofre+ 62

A Fire Station Turned Urban Farming Hub in Singapore and an Innovation Campus in India: 8 Unbuilt Projects Submitted to Archdaily

This week's curated selection of Best Unbuilt Architecture highlights different competition-winning designs submitted by the ArchDaily Community. From large scale commercial developments to cultural interventions in historical urban fabrics, from adaptive reuse projects with an environmental focus to educational facilities, this article showcases a variety of design approaches, programs and scales. The proposals featured are the results of local and international competitions, either creative concepts or projects currently in progress.

The award-winning entries include a range of different projects designed by both young architects and established firms. An adaptive reuse project of a fire station in Singapore, the redevelopment of an industrial site in South Korea, a mixed-use project in China or a museum in Italy are a few of this week's highlights.

Xiakewan Science City by MANDAWORKS + UPDIS. Image © FrontopNovecentopiùcento - Museo del Novecento. Image © Lorenzo Maggio ArchitectureCIFI Kunming Plaza . Image Courtesy of 10 Design Good Food, Good Life by WY-TO and Provolk architects. Image © Monevi Design+ 49

A Futuristic Amusement Park and an Ecological Power Plant: 16 Unbuilt Competition-Winning Projects Submitted to ArchDaily

This week’s curated selection of Best Unbuilt Architecture highlights competition-winning projects submitted by the ArchDaily Community. From art museums to memorials, this article explores cultural functions and commercial spaces, and presents projects submitted to us from all over the world.

Featuring commercial spaces that honor the historic architectures of Ukraine and Romania, and a public plaza inspired by the topography between the coastal line and the urban square of Usküdar, this roundup explores how architects have designed monumental structures that cater to the needs of the public while respecting the surrounding topography. This round up also includes a collection of competition-winning proposals in Spain, China, Thailand, India, Israel, Iran, Kosovo, and Hungary, each responding to different contexts, spatial needs, and geographies.

Bursa Atatürk Sports Hall. Image Courtesy of Tamirci ArchitectsBursa Atatürk Sports Hall. Image Courtesy of Tamirci ArchitectsHangzhou E-sports Ecological Park and E-sports Stadium. Image Courtesy of CSADIHsinta Ecological Power Plant Taiwan. Image Courtesy of LWA+ 204

An Art Beacon in Finland and A Museum Along A Pier: 9 Unbuilt Museum Projects Submitted to Archdaily

This week’s curated selection of Best Unbuilt Architecture highlights museum projects submitted by the ArchDaily community. Through examples from all around the world, the article explores how these spaces of knowledge and discovery are designed to inspire and inform.

Featuring a vertically developed art museum in Finland, a structure that merges with the landscape in China, or a maritime museum shaped by the conditions of the shoreline in Brazil, the round-up spans various kinds of museums and art spaces, as well as different attitudes towards the built or natural environment. The following projects reveal the ideas that shape museums in different contexts, illustrating diverse approaches towards what constitutes an institution of learning.

The new Sara Hildén Art Museum in Tampere by hey5. Image Courtesy of hey5Shanghai Submarine Museum by PES-Architects. Image © Hansinok, PES-ArchitectsThe National Museum of Korean Literature . Image Courtesy of TheeAeMountains Interweaving. Image Courtesy of 00Group+ 60

A Circular Summer Retreat and a Native-Tree Inspired Bungalow: 11 Unbuilt Villas Submitted to ArchDaily

This week’s curated selection of Best Unbuilt Architecture highlights private residential projects submitted by the ArchDaily community. From futuristic private retreats on the coast of Hawaii to a mini-housing concept on the rocky cliffs of Montenegro, this article explores residential architecture and presents projects submitted to us from all over the world.

Featuring a secluded private residence that sits between a Persian mountain and river, an interior renovation of an 80's Mediterranean house, and a minimalist forest retreat, this round-up explores the diversity of private homes and how each design responds to its site's topography, context, and to the occupants spatial needs. The selection also includes villas in Lebanon, Iran, Tanzania, Netherlands, Ivory Coast, Kosovo, and Vietnam.

Villa Brezo 2. Image Courtesy of ONNO Office_ By Besim KrosaL30 Mini Home. Image Courtesy of Ksenija, Andrija and NadjaD Residence. Image Courtesy of Jemma Chidiac Achitects _ By JPAG.coChartigh Villa. Image Courtesy of Pooria Mirzaee+ 88

A Public Park in a Former Quarry in Australia and A Garden Bridge in China: 10 Unbuilt Public Spaces and Buildings Submitted to Archdaily

This week's curated selection of Best Unbuilt Architecture highlights public spaces and buildings submitted by the ArchDaily Community. From bridges to squares, from parks to markets and train stations, this article explores the various kinds of public infrastructure that support the urban fabric, showcasing distinct approaches worldwide.

Featuring a bridge that doubles as a garden in China, the redevelopment of public spaces to meet contemporary needs in Montenegro and the Czech Republic, or a pier park in New York, the round-up spans various scales, from single architectural objects to urban strategies, to masterplans. The following projects reveal the ideas that shape public spaces and amenities in different contexts, illustrating diverse approaches towards what constitutes the backbone of the urban fabric.

 Redevelopment of the Center of Tresnjevka district in Zagreb. Image © DotViz StudioLiniers Market. Image Courtesy of Roberto ScaiaGolootočkih žrtava Square. Image Courtesy of SuperSpatial Baldwin Hills Master Planning by YNL Architects. Image © CG-Magician+ 70