Paris’ most eye-catching buildings take centre stage in Sebastian Weiss’ latest photo series

August 17, 2017 Natasha Levy 0

The silvery skin of Jean Nouvel’s Philharmonie de Paris concert hall and the cauliflower-like balconies of the Choux de Créteil tower blocks by Gérard Grandval are among the details captured by photographer Sebastian Weiss on his last trip to Paris. The photos are the second instalment from Weiss’ ongoing Dramatis Personae series, which has previously seen the architectural photographer document landmark buildings in Portugal, Denmark and

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TH House / DANstudio

August 17, 2017 Diego Hernández 0

The TH House is located at a new urban area in the outskirt of Hanoi. The house is a very popular type of house in Vietnam that the main structure was already built by the developer of the whole area. The people buying this kind of house usually need to do the “finishing” work before moving in. But the skeleton of the house itself causes a lot of problems, mostly related to natural ventilation and lighting. So the question for the architect is how to finish the construction to simultaniously solve all the problems coming from this skeleton and have a humble difference while still keeping the same structural elements to the surrounding houses.

This House In South Africa Has Views Of A World Heritage Site

August 17, 2017 Erin 0

Photography by Johann Lourens   COA (Craft of Architecture) have recently completed a modern two story house in Cape Town, South Africa, that overlooks the World Heritage site of Kirstenbosh Botanical Gardens   Photography by Johann Lourens The house has been designed so that the main floor opens up to the swimming pool and deck. Photography by Johann Lourens […]

Office III builds simple open-air welcome centre on Governors Island

August 17, 2017 Bridget Cogley 0

US studio Office III has constructed a visitors’ centre for Governors Island in New York City using marine-grade plywood and cedar decking. The pavilion is the first-ever welcome centre for Governors Island, and was added to help tourists better navigate the small island in the city’s harbour. It lies just 800 yards (732 metres) from Manhattan’s southern-most tip, and

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This Hotel Room Was Designed To Have The Bed Sunken Into The Floor

August 17, 2017 Erin 0

  Architecture firm LYCS have recently completed the interior renovation of the Mylines Hotel in Hangzhou, China, and as part of the project, they designed a futuristic room that has the bed sunken down into the floor. The only part of the bed that rises up from the floor is the small top part of […]

Hall of Literature & Garden at Taizhou High School / Architectural Design & Research Institute of SCUT

August 17, 2017 Joanna Wong 0

A Poetic Space

Hall of Literature exhibits the research achievements of the renowned contemporary Chinese educator Hong Zongli in mother-tongue education and the Chinese textbooks compiled, serving as a base for exhibition, exchange and research activities related to Chinese education in high school. Garden of Chinese Classics provides space for displaying ancient Chinese cultural and academic achievements. Therefore, an integrated design of Hall of Literature and Hall of Chinese Classics is conducted with reference to the characteristics of traditional Chinese gardens. Four major elements, namely pavilion, terrace, building and cloisters are used to form the integrated layout of a museum and a building.

Jeff Jordan Architects updates mid-century home with floor-to-ceiling windows

August 17, 2017 Bridget Cogley 0

New Jersey architecture firm Jeff Jordan Architects has renovated a mid-century home in the Hudson Valley with a fully glazed wall, white flooring and cedar walls. During the revamp of the 1954 cedar-and-vinyl-clad house, Jeff Jordan Architects opened up the floor plan and added floor-to-ceiling windows. The studio also continued to use modernist elements throughout,

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HARMAY / AIM Architecture

August 17, 2017 罗靖琳 0

Harmay’s first brick and mortar store offers shoppers a thought-provoking antidote to its customary virtual visits. With over 1 million users online, the brand now aims to cultivate experiences online and off. AIM designed the shop, located on Anfu Lu, to innovate what e-commerce looks like. It was an opportunity to design for people and platform, creating a beautiful, visceral space to experience how what is done behind a screen can still be deeply felt.

Competition: win a book full of architecture projects by SO-IL

August 17, 2017 Dan Howarth 0

Dezeen has teamed up with Lars Müller Publishers to give readers the chance to win one of five copies of a book exploring work by New York-based architecture firm SO-IL. The Brooklyn studio’s first book – titled Solid Objectives: Order, Edge, Aura – brings together its buildings, interiors and installations that fall into these carefully selected

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Back-to-School Action Plan: Homework Zone (11 photos)

August 17, 2017 Laura Gaskill 0
What with the new teachers, shifting schedules and sudden onslaught of paper, the back-to-school transition can be challenging for parents and kids alike. Manage the chaos by putting an action plan in place to handle some of your home’s hot spots — including a spot to study — and you (and…

Chino Canyon Residence / Hundred Mile House

August 17, 2017 Rayen Sagredo 0

This project is a renovation and addition to a custom-built home built in 1954 at the base of San Jacinto Mountain in Palm Springs, California. The original layout, post-and- beam construction, wall of custom wooden windows and unique architectural detailing are reminiscent of Cliff May’s iconic Rancho homes, yet the original architect is unknown.