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omar lópez bautista designs casa guadalupe as an inhabitable monolith

November 17, 2018 macnadusa 0

casa guadalupe by omar lópez bautista is located in the outskirts of oaxaca, mexico. due to the surrounding area being in constant development, the brief required that the house be designed to appear ‘unfinished’ from the outside. from the imposing nature and proportions of the concrete construction, the resulting house intends to achieve the sensation of being an […]

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dadad market in thailand features floating structures of light in the night-time cityscape

November 17, 2018 macnadusa 0

designed by bangkok tokyo architecture and OPH, the dadad market is situated in front of a local mall in nakorn ratchasima, some 250 km northeast of bangkok. the market, which offers a diverse array of goods, takes its name from dadad — meaning various or plentiful in northeaster slang — and captures the essence of this […]

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casa ccff is an eco-friendly urban house by leopold banchini architects

November 16, 2018 macnadusa 0

designed by leopold banchini architects, casa ccff is an environmentally-friendly urban house overlooking geneva’s industrial train station. the design of the exterior mimics the surrounding industrial shed roof profiles, while the interior incorporates a large open volume, filled with sunlight. external views are carefully framed to create a brightly lit intimacy in this highly urbanized […]

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risco extends existing clinic in lisbon to create new hospital in two volumes

November 16, 2018 macnadusa 0

risco has extended the oeiras clinic in lisbon and transformed it into the luz hospital. this transformation concerned the construction of a new building adjacent to the existing clinic. in addition to an overall reorganization of the program, the core theme of the project entailed giving the proposed building an entirely different design to the current […]

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the greenland center by nikken sekkei forms shanghai’s largest urban park

November 16, 2018 macnadusa 0

located above a two-line subway station, the shanghai greenland center by architecture office nikken sekkei forms the city’s largest urban park at approximately 20,000 m2. merging nature with human activity, the complex encloses various commercial facilities through a roof of cascading terraces and slopes topped with trees and other types of greenery. all images courtesy […]

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MVRDV breaks ground on ‘radio tower & hotel’ in new york

November 15, 2018 macnadusa 0

MVRDV has broken ground on its first project in the US, a colorful 22-story building conceived as a ‘vertical village’. located at 2420 amsterdam avenue in new york’s washington heights neighborhood, the project combines hotel, retail, and office programming within a series of vibrantly stacked blocks. the colors have been chosen to reflect the character […]

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herzog & de meuron-designed skolkovo institute opens in moscow

November 15, 2018 macnadusa 0

‘skolkovo’ is a new urban community initiated by the russian government. located in moscow, 17 kilometers (10.5 miles) west of the kremlin, the community will offer residents a vibrant and diverse mix of uses across five individual districts. as part of the development, herzog & de meuron was commissioned to design the conceptual masterplan of […]

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jardin robinson, a geometrical community center in geneva by SMA

November 15, 2018 macnadusa 0

recently built recreational center ‘jardin robinson’ designed by geneva-based stendardo menningen architectes (SMA) occupies a strategic position surrounded by the wooded banks of the rhone river on one side and the public facilities of the lignon district with an emblematic expression of a 1960’s concrete construction on the other side. the building is located on a steep […]

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paulo moreira creates a contemporary living space in 1980s residential building

November 14, 2018 macnadusa 0

pontinha is a peripheral district of lisbon characterized by anonymous residential buildings, built mostly in the 1980s. the pontinha apartment by paulo moreira architectures transforms an apparently uninteresting space into a contemporary living area. the project starts with the removal of the typical ‘marquises’ (awnings, which spread throughout the vast majority of suburban balconies). the […]

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fifteen hudson yards includes the highest outdoor residential space in NYC

November 14, 2018 macnadusa 0

designed by diller scofidio + renfro in collaboration with rockwell group, ‘fifteen hudson yards’ is a residential tower currently under construction in new york. the building, which topped out earlier this year, forms part of hudson yards — the 28-acre redevelopment program transforming manhattan’s west side — and will neighbor ‘the shed’, the site’s much-anticipated […]

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françois blanciak designs outdoor exhibition for architecture graduates in sydney

November 14, 2018 macnadusa 0

françois blanciak architect has completed an indoor-outdoor scheme for the university of sydney‘s 2017 architecture graduate exhibition. the site specific intervention is designed to extend beyond architectural limits and towards the city as it moves out of the building where it is supposed to take place. the conceptual diagram takes the form of a large dotted […]

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yoshimasa tsutsumi’s restaurants in chengdu draw from traditional japanese typologies

November 13, 2018 macnadusa 0

japanese architect yoshimasa tsutsumi‘s new project is located on the ground floor of shangri-la hotel, chengdu, china, with a street frontage. the venue features two essentially different restaurants with a shared kitchen — one is for the japanese-style barbecue robatayaki, the other is for kaiseki, a local meal brought in courses. here, the architects reference two […]

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studio mutt designs vibrant store for universal works in coal drops yard, london

November 13, 2018 macnadusa 0

studio mutt has designed a new store and visual identity for british menswear brand ‘universal works’ at coal drops yard, london. the architects were appointed in late 2017 as architect and creative partner for their future stores. the brief was to determine how an approach to clothing can translate to an approach to architecture, and in […]

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cca designs concrete structure as a safe space for mexico’s marginalized youth

November 13, 2018 macnadusa 0

the ‘boys and girls club’ by centro de colaboración arquitectónica (cca) is a project in ecatepec, that aims to provide after-school activities to children and teenagers in marginalized communities in the state of mexico. cca investigated the failed relationship of mexico city’s growth and the well-being of the community. they also looked at the massive urbanization of the […]

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snøhetta’s holmen industrial area in norway is a colorful 6,000 sqm fishing facility

November 12, 2018 macnadusa 0

snøhetta has designed the holmen industrial area on behalf of shipowner holmøy maritime featuring a sophisticated and colorful 6,000 square meter fishing facility. located on the eastern side of sortlandssundet in norway, the project assembles all employees and top-notch facilities on the same site, ensuring the region’s continued international success within the over one billion […]

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solidsprout reimagines bangkok’s shopping malls as mountains of greenery

November 12, 2018 macnadusa 0

with their latest conceptual project, solidsprout has reimagined the landscape of bangkok, thailand. the idea is to attempt to visualize how the city might look if shopping malls were replaced with green spaces. the design aims to raise people’s awareness about the development of greenery in the urban context. in the concept images, mountains of recreational areas are […]

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the german pavilion expo 2020 dubai by LAVA is topped with a freeform roof

November 12, 2018 macnadusa 0

LAVA‘s design for the german pavilion at the expo 2020 dubai incorporates an airy construction with a freeform roof, enclosing a vertical campus of nature and technology. taking cues from previous german expo pavilions, such as mies van der rohe’s barcelona 1929, frei otto’s montreal 1967, and fritz bornemann’s spherical concert hall osaka 1970, the lightweight […]

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translucent house in brasil by samuel lamas offers enhanced connection with nature

November 11, 2018 macnadusa 0

this simple and comfortable ‘itaipu house’, located in a condominium near lago sul in brasil, is an efficient, low-cost building owned by a young family of public agents looking for a home that would offer an enhanced connection with nature and a positive family cohesion. designed by local architect samuel lamas, the implantation of the house […]

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DRAA la dacha refuge overlooks the vast landscape of the chilean andes

November 11, 2018 macnadusa 0

among the woodlands overlooking chile’s vast ‘nevados de chillán’ volcanic landscape, DRAA sites la dacha refuge. the project is the result of a site-specific design that combines a functional mountain layout with high thermal efficiency. V-shaped in plan, the dwelling was oriented to follow the sun’s trajectory with large openings towards the north and west. […]

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duncan lewis designs europe’s largest wooden construction with ‘ecotone’ project

November 11, 2018 macnadusa 0

‘ecotone’ is the latest project by duncan lewis scape architecture, that intends to be europe’s largest timber construction. located in the coteau area of southern paris, the substantial proposal is designed to function as a multi-use space comprising offices, hotel, restaurants, shops and sports hall. named after the biological term for the transition zone between two ecosystems, ‘ecotone,’ […]

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