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Architects: Spark Architects Location: Dongsishitiao, Dongcheng, China, 100027 Architect In Charge: Lin Li Project Director: Jan Felix Clostermann, Christian Taeubert Area: 500.0 sqm Year: 2015 Photographs: Shu He From the architect. The Liang Dian Design Centre on Dongsishitiao is home to the new Spark Beijing office; occupying 500 square meters on the second floor of a three story office building form the late 1980’s. An annex glass box had been added to second floor of the existing

Architects: Inexdesign Location: Jung-gu, Daegu, South Korea Architect In Charge: Won Myoung Hyun Area: 105.0 sqm Photographs: Jae Yoon Kim Builder : Design Chang Client: Geum Sik Yoon Site Area: 139.50㎡ From the architect. In a forest of heavy concrete buildings, turning toward inside of the downtown main road to narrow and dense alleys, located near Yakjeongolmok of Donseongro, center of Daegu, the Korean style dessert cafe Mu-A is a space for time travel with fragrant tea in an alle

Located adjacent to the Royal Canal, Balisbridge in Dublin, the Percy Lane Townhouses aims to raise the bar when it comes to modern Irish design and architecture. Within this zinc clad building there are three units, each 154 square meters (1657 square feet) that are spread out over three floors. Designed by ODOS Architects, the three-bedroom dwellings offer light-filled spaces with clean, modern finishes. The vertical bars over the windows help add privacy to the units while creatin

Architects: hcreates Location: Xuhui, Shanghai, China Architect In Charge: Hannah Churchill Branding & Graphic Design: The Orange Blowfish Area: 700.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Seth Powers From the architect. Shanghai’s first Gastropub, Liquid Laundry, is a newly opened venue in the former French concession. The bar and restaurant covers a spacious floor space of 700 sqm. The design cleverly allows a seamless flow from the lounge bar to informal and formal dining areas that ar

Architects: Perkins+Will Location: Singapore Area: 700000.0 ft2 Year: 2013 Photographs: Tim Griffith Associate Architect: DP Architects (Singapore) Structural Engineer: Arup Mep/Fp Engineer: Arup, JPCL Landscape Architect: SWA Lighting Designer: Architecture and Lighting Interior Designer: Perkins+Will Contractor: Obayashi (Shell and Core) Daidan (Interior Fit-out) Constr. Manager: JPCL From the architect. The campus for the Singapore National Research Foundation, is a precedent-sett

This modern version of a traditional cottage sits on the edge of the forest, right between a grassy, green marsh and a valley in Montréal, Canada. Dubbed the Panorama House, the rectangular structure was designed by Blouin Tardif Architecture-Environnement with dark stained Eastern cedar shingles and a pitched metal roof. The top floor houses the main living spaces – the kitchen, dining room, living room, and porch – making the most of the lush views and natural daylight.

Click here to view the embedded video. “…In many of our architecture schools [...] we’re finding that the students themselves are asking for a more socially-conscious and a more environmentally-conscious kind of architecture, a kind of architecture that really serves human needs.” In the latest Arbuckle Industries‘ Archiculture interview, former Boston Architectural College President Ted Landsmark discusses his experience in the industry. He delves into the demogr

Architects: JYA-RCHITECTS Location: 174 Bansong-dong, Hwaseong-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea Area: 246.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Hwang hyochel Structure: SPF wooden structure + H-Bim Lighting: SAMIL / LIMAS Construction: Deif House From the architect. The program for this house for two sisters and their families was relatively clear. They wanted the house in bright tones with a simple exterior design; desired an outdoor space that received good sunlight; and wished to build with woo

The objective of the “Re-Structuring Seunsangga Citywalk” competition in Seoul is to renovate the deck and nearby public space of Seunsangga Complex to improve the pedestrian environment and connect with surrounding areas of various nature and thereby re-establish a pedestrian axis from north to south through Bukaksan Mountain, Jongmyo~Seunsangga Complex, and Namsan Mountain. Not only is Seunsangga Complex Seoul’s “urban-architectural heritage,” it is a compound o

Architects: GutGut Location: Rimavská Sobota, Slovakia Partners In Charge: Štefan Polakovič, Lukáš Kordík Project Team: Štefan Polakovič, Lukáš Kordík, Peter Jurkovič, Roman Halmi, Jana Benková, Ivan Príkopský, Katarína Príkopská Area: 3775.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Courtesy of GutGut From the architect. This tower block conversion demonstrates our interpretation of the current trend of reconstructing prefabricated housing stock. Our project sensitively responds to the existing

This week’s Friday Five checks out Asifa Tirmizi, principal and co-founder of Tirmizi Campbell, a New York City-based architecture and interior design studio. A childhood full of drawing, sketching, and painting, all while joining her architect father on job sites, gave her a unique perspective when it came to floor plans and construction, so a career in architecture was kismet. A Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Industrial Design from the University of Alberta in 1996 was

Architects: U-R-A | United Riga Architects Location: Esplanāde, Centra rajons, Rīga, Latvia Architect In Charge: Austris Mailitis Design Team: Jānis Ielejs, Simone Riccomi, AndraOdumāne / Mailitis A.I.I.M. Area: 458.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Courtesy of Austris Mailitis Contractor: Ramirent Baltic AS Scaffolding: Layher Client: Foundation Riga 2014 From the architect. In 2014, the Latvian capital Riga was officially unveiled as the European Capital of Culture. A temporary archit

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