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Architects: LOOK Architects Location: Buangkok View, Singapore Area: 5533.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Courtesy of LOOK Architects Mr Choo Meng Foo Client: Institute of Mental Health Site Area: 4,262.16 m2 From the architect. To create a contemporary office environment geared towards raising work satisfaction amidst daily pressures of job demands – this is the premise on which our proposal for IMH’s new administration building stems from. Providing ample ‘break-out’

Ovolo Southside might scream more NYC’s Meatpacking District, than Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, but this former warehouse has deep roots in the area’s industrial past. Paul Kember of KplusK Associates was the architect that brought Girish Jhunjhnuwala’s vision to life. Paying homage to its industrial past, the hotel showcases art installations and graffiti throughout much of its public spaces. On the fourth floor, CIRQLE serves up a blended cuisine within a modern sl

Architects: Pivot Location: Alexandria NSW 2015, Australia Area: 144.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Justin Alexander From the architect. The project is for the full rebuild of an existing Terrace House. The front façade and front roof form is retained and restored for heritage reasons and the remodeled rear form responds to cues found in the existing context and the previous dwelling which occupied the site. The new works are conceptualized as being enclosed by a skewed roof surface w

Architects: PANDA Location: Tokyo, Japan Architects In Charge: Kozo Yamamoto, Shinji Ikeda Contractor: AZ Construction Area: 95.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Koichi Torimura From the architect. The site is located in a residential district, which is easily accessible from a principal road. It is a so-called “flagpole-shaped site”, meaning that the rectangular site is located at some distance from the public road and linked to it by a long and narrow path. The site is surrounded by two-

What do you do when you want to serve delicious modern pastries and need a place to do it in? You hire 2B.GROUP to design a ridiculously cool restaurant space – that’s what! Located in Kiev, Ukraine, THE CAKE is a fairly neutral modern backdrop to some colorful swag and yummy eats that make up the brand-new restaurant. With handcrafted elements included in the design, the diverse interior comes together with the help of modern furnishings, like the seating and the giant p

Architects: FMD Architects Location: Melbourne VIC, Australia Design Team: Fiona Dunin, Andrew Carija, Robert Kolak, Owen Castley Year: 2014 Photographs: John Gollings Builder: Malin Construction P/L Structural Engineer: Macleod Consulting P/L Services Engineer: BRT Consulting P/L Building Surveyor: Wilsmore Nelson Goup P/L Town Planner: Urbis P/L Landscape Architect: Katherine Rekaris From the architect. The project is a renovation & extension the existing consulting rooms for Knox

Architects: Wiel Arets Architects Location: Nishiazabu, Minato, Tokyo, Japan Project Team: Wiel Arets, Satoru Umehara, Alex Kunnen Collaborators: Jörg Lüthke, Jean-Jacques Jungers, Sadamu Shirafuji, Ilze Paklone Area: 136.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Jan Bitter Consultants: Tai Mikio Architect & Associates, LOW FAT Structure INC, EOS plus Co. LTD, Comodo Co. LTD, Oskomera Group BV, Saint Gobain Glass, Eiger Co. LTD Client: Arets-Sijstermans From the architect. This compact priv

In the 15th district of Vienna lies a classic, 1400 square foot Viennese apartment, named Apartment H+M, that was built at the turn of the century. The new homeowner desired to renovate the home while still preserving its original history, without the typical mistakes of previous renovation attempts. Studio destilat adapted the original structure of the home to fit the needs of a modern lifestyle. A new kids’ room was created by combining the living room and the kitchen. A ba

Architecture critic Alexandra Lange recently stumbled upon “On Architecture” – an collection of over 16 hours of Ada Louise Huxtable’s best writings from the New York Times, New York Review of Books, the Wall Street Journal and more. Displeased with the narration, Lange has taken it upon herself to read Huxtable’s 1971 New York Times critique “A Look at the Kennedy Center” in honor of its “many famous witticisms.” Give it a listen, here. Ada Louise Huxtable: “A Look at

Architects: Bio-architecture Formosana Location: Xinsheng Park, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 104 Area: 6185.0 sqm Year: 2010 Photographs: Courtesy of Bio-architecture Formosana From the architect. Taipei Flora Expo Pavilions (dream, future, life) represents our long time effort of integrating architectural art with technology. This project turns the old trees in Xinsheng Park into a magic driving force inviting buildings to extend, either high or low, among the trees, offeri

What happens at the intersection of urban culture and architecture? How can the four elements of hip hop (DJing, MCing, Breaking and Graffiti) inspire the built environment? Participants of JUX.TA.PO.SI.TION are encouraged to create a sketch using mediums of their choice to depict new building forms, urban design concepts, and/or architectural products inspired by the four foundational elements of hip hop. This international competition is open to all individuals including students, graffiti a

Architects: JPG.ARQ Location: Avenida Paulista, São Paulo – SP, Brazil Design Team: José Paulo Gouvêa, Giovanni Meirelles, Thaís Marcussi Lighting: Luciana Yamamura e Ricardo Heder (Reka) Area: 90.0 sqm Year: 2013 Photographs: Fernando Stankuns From the architect. Apartment at Paulicéia Building The renovation project of this small apartment located on Paulista Avenue in Sao Paulo, represents an opportunity to intervene in one of the units of the building designed in the 50s by t

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