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iksoi design studio creates monochromatic interior for liquor store in india

January 1, 2019 macnadusa 0

architecture studio, iksoi, has completed the design for a liquor store called ‘b&w’, located within the ‘courtyard by marriott’ hotel in ahmedabad, india. the project functions as a government approved ‘permit room’ due to state regulations regarding the manufacturing, sale and consumption of alcohol. the laws make provisions for visitors and foreign nationals to be able to legally buy and […]

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designboom interviews francine houben of mecanoo at WAF 2018

December 31, 2018 macnadusa 0

francine houben, founding partner and creative director of dutch studio mecanoo, was a keynote speaker at the 2018 world architecture festival (WAF). the annual festival is the largest international, live architectural event, and includes the biggest architectural awards program in the world. the three-day event offers architects and interior designers the opportunity to celebrate, learn, exchange, and be […]

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this transparent showroom in japan is surrounded by an artificial pond

December 31, 2018 macnadusa 0

famous throughout japan for its water solutions, miura corporation has commissioned takenaka to develop a unique design that would symbolize the company’s brand and impress visitors from all over the world. to achieve this, the architects aimed to merge the interiors and architecture through the medium of water to create a showroom which will provide visitors with an […]

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anders berensson architects designs an oval office cut out of wood

December 30, 2018 macnadusa 0

anders berensson architects has designed part of their own studio space by using a CNC mill to create a puzzle of 16 plywood sheets which then were assembled into one big oval office surrounding the whole studio space. designing and building the project themselves, without intermediary, the architects had the possibility to customize and control […]

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klab architecture’s supermarket in athens features a set of gabled roofs

December 30, 2018 macnadusa 0

the main idea of klab architecture’s ‘thanopoulos supermarkets’ project is to change the notion today’s greek supermarkets  — average big boxes with long alleys of products. the design has been resolved as an interpretation of an urban marketplace with many different shops, while deriving from the traditional image of a house at the same time […]

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studio gang completes 40 tenth’s ‘solar carving’ glass curtain wall

December 29, 2018 macnadusa 0

the glass curtain wall of ‘40 tenth’ — the 12-story office building designed by studio gang — is now complete ahead of the development’s opening in 2019. the project, currently under construction adjacent to new york’s high line, is characterized by its gem-like façade, which has been shaped and engineered to eliminate shadows. the design […]

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atelier let’s transforms disused urban area into basketball courts in taiwan

December 28, 2018 macnadusa 0

taiwanese practice, atelier let’s, designs a basketball court pavilion in the hamasen area of kaohsiung city in taiwan. the aim of the project is to provide a ‘living room’ for the community in an area that was previously an abandoned railway. the site, which sits adjacent to a port and was once used for storing cargo, has […]

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eight frank lloyd wright buildings nominated to UNESCO world heritage list

December 28, 2018 macnadusa 0

eight buildings designed by frank lloyd wright have been nominated to the UNESCO world heritage list — a collection which represents the first modern architecture nomination from the united states to the list. spanning 50 years of american architect’s career, the projects include instantly recognizable structures such as fallingwater and new york’s guggenheim museum, as […]

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frank gehry designs youth orchestra los angeles center for LA phil

December 27, 2018 macnadusa 0

the first permanent, purpose-built facility for youth orchestra los angeles (YOLA) is set to begin construction. designed by frank gehry, the building was unveiled by the los angeles philharmonic (LA phil) in august 2018, with the project set to break ground in spring 2019. the 25,000-square-foot, $14.5 million scheme will transform a former branch office […]

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GAD proposes organic structure for istanbul technical university library

December 27, 2018 macnadusa 0

GAD architecture presents their proposal for the new istanbul technical university library for the maslak campus of istanbul university. the project aims to create a center for knowledge and become a landmark within the campus. the proposed design is characterized by the expansive structural system that has been developed to provide an organizational rationale for the […]

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chris tate completes tent-shaped weekend house in new zealand forest

December 26, 2018 macnadusa 0

the tent house has been designed by architect chris tate as an experimental project that challenges the notion of what a weekend house should be. located in a native rain forest of the waiheke island, new zealand, the 70 sqm house doubles as a personal retreat and studio, enclosing a mezzanine sleeping area, a bathroom, […]

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restaurant in thailand by sher maker is covered with charred wood lamellae

December 26, 2018 macnadusa 0

‘sripayong’ is a family restaurant renovation project in chaingmai, thailand, that transforms the business from the previous generation into a modern destination. to organize the original space, thai architectural studio sher maker has designed an extension covered with charred wood lamellae and connected with the existing kitchen. all photos by chaiyaporn sodabunlu     the architects have designed a […]

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stephane malka’s ‘blvck pyrvmid’ is a tribute to ancient egyptian architects

December 25, 2018 macnadusa 0

studio malka architecture has shared with us images of its latest project — a new structure that forms part of the giza pyramid complex. the architects say that they have rebuilt the site’s ‘legendary black pyramid’ as a tribute to ancient egyptian architects imhotep and hemiounou. named the ‘blvck pyrvmid’, the structure has been built […]

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patterns of escalante marketplace in costa rica represent the journey of the sun

December 25, 2018 macnadusa 0

the escalante marketplace is a gastronomic market located in barrio escalante, san josé, costa rica, built on an abandoned parking lot with approximately 126 linear meters of unused space in front of a public roadway. conceived by architecture studio gussa as an outdoor dining area that would be located in parallel to the railway, the project was […]

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this house in indonesia turns doors into tables and windows

December 24, 2018 macnadusa 0

aiming to bring the architecture back to basics, javanese architect gayuh budi utomo has designed ‘omah amoh’, a private house in sidoarjo, indonesia. the building is almost entirely built of reused materials and details, most of which are old doors. here, the door can be a window, a table, or keep its initial function.     the […]

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dothink sales center in huangzhou integrates oriental charm into a contemporary context

December 24, 2018 macnadusa 0

jiuxi, a scenic spot on the west side of west lake in hangzhou, boasts fantastic natural landscape and cultural relics and presents a poetic lifestyle. connecting qiantang river and west lake, it integrates picturesque mountains and rivers with the aesthetics inherited from song dynasty. the design of the sales center by dosystem and gfd displays the […]

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burning man unveils 2019 temple design referencing japanese architecture

December 23, 2018 macnadusa 0

burning man has unveiled the design for the 2019 temple for black rock city — the non-permanent utopia. dubbed the temple of direction, the selected structure has been designed by georgie van der bosch citing an elegant simplicity that will allow the team to build it in only 15 days as the design has been […]

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OMA finalizes design for new feyenoord stadium in rotterdam

December 23, 2018 macnadusa 0

OMA, led by partner david gianotten, has finalized the schematic design for the new feyenoord stadium at the maas. with 63,000 seats, the new arena will be the largest football stadium in the netherlands. in addition to hosting the home games of dutch football club feyenoord, the multi-functional venue will be capable of hosting a […]

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syrian architect marwa al-sabouni proposes designs to restore social cohesion after the war

December 22, 2018 macnadusa 0

marwa al-sabouni has been honored with the prince claus award this year for her innovative and imaginative proposals to restore cooperation, social cohesion, and a sense of identity after the devastation of war. born in homs, syria, the architect and urban thinker has been living and working in the war-devastated city, analyzing the modern architectural […]

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tham & videgard reveals plans for a ‘vertical village’ in gothenburg

December 22, 2018 macnadusa 0

tham & videgård arkitekter has revealed plans for a series of new homes that will form part of a larger site at landvetter lake, in gothenburg, sweden. the project is a solid timber version of the ‘vertical village’ the firm designed for a site in stockholm in 2009. the scheme proposes an alternative to the […]

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