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The Downtown Q 2025 Design Ideas Competition, aimed at revitalizing Queanbeyan, New South Wales’ downtown area, has just selected its first place winner. A collaboration between Stewart Architecture, Stewart Hollenstein, and ASPECT Studios, the winning proposal focuses on increasing pedestrian traffic, creating more green spaces, and taking full advantage of the town’s riverfront property. The core principle of the team’s design is to make the river the heart of the downtown area. Main street

b9 architects designed a custom house in Seattle, Washington that also comes with a second, or accessory, dwelling for a tenant or a family member. The Family Share project features a 1330 square foot primary house, for a mother and son, with the additional 795 square foot apartment underneath. Originally on this plot of land was a 1930s house that was deconstructed by RE Store, who salvaged everything they could for use in other design applications. The new footprint is much smaller

Architects: Archigroup MA Location: Ulsan, South Korea Architect In Charge: Yoo, Byungan Area: 424.0 sqm Year: 2013 Photographs: Yoon, Joonhwan Structure Engineer: Hi Structural Engineers Construction: Cheonyoung Construction, archigroup MA Mechanical Engineer: Mido Technology Office Electric Engineer: Kukdong Munhwa Engineering Consultant From the architect. The Inbo Catholic Church is located in the centre of a small town surrounded by mountains. A priest’s room, the church, an

Architects: Legorreta + Legorreta Location: Doha, Qatar Design Team: Ricardo Legorreta, Víctor Legorreta, Miguel Almaraz, Adriana Ciklik, Carlos Vargas, Miguel Alatriste Project Manager: Eduardo Cuéllar Project Area: 32000.0 m2 Project Year: 2011 Photographs: Yona Schley Associated Architect: Francisco Cortina Executive Architect: LANGDON WILSON INTERNATIONAL Client: Qatar Foundation / ASTAD (ex Qatar Petroleum) From the architect. This building provides lodging for all the Hamad Bin Kha

A new edition of NOWNESS’s In Residence series, goes inside the modern brick home of famed Danish architect and designer Knud Holscher. Holscher’s residence is located about 25 minutes north of Copenhagen in the sleepy suburb of Holte. When you arrive, you’re greeted with a large, square-ish brick facade that’s equally elegant and unpretentious, surrounded by beautiful foliage. Inside, it’s modest and still very much in its original condition from the 197

Architects: Takahashi Maki and Associates Location: Saitama, Saitama Prefecture, Japan Architects In Charge: Takahashi Maki, Shiokami Daisuke Area: 20.0 sqm Year: 2010 Photographs: shigeta satoshi/nacasa&partners inc Structural Engineers: Moribe Yasushi, Moribe Yasushi lab(Showa Women’s University) General Contractors: Shishido building firm From the architect. The building was rebuilt in a residential area developed in the 1960s that was used as rice fields, and prior to that a li

Architects: Peter Ruge Architekten Location: Changxing, Huzhou, Zhejiang, China Architect In Charge: Peter Ruge, Kayoko Uchiyama, Matthias Matschewski, Jan Müllender, Alejandra Pérez Siller, Duan Fu Area: 2200.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Jan Siefke Structural Engineering: Shanghai Landsea Planning & Architecture Design Co.,Ltd Building Contractor: Jiangsu Nantong Erjian Group Co.,Ltd Thermal Structural Physics: Passivhaus Institut Services Engineering: Shanghai Landsea Planning &

Photographer Ryann Ford is on a mission to make sure she documents a dying breed of architecture: the American roadside rest stop. Since more and more gas stations, convenient stores and fast food joints popping up right off the highways, rest stops are beginning to become contemporary relics. Over the past five years, Ryann has been driving all over the country documenting them to make sure we never forget about this unique and almost invisible pieces of architecture. She’s al

Architects: House Design Location: Kaohsiung City, Taiwan Area: 220.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Hey! Cheese, Courtesy of House Design From the architect. The old house has been in southern-land of Taiwan over fifty years, we consider the interlayer which block the sunlight and view as a turning point instead of disadvantage, therefore, we kept the historical intermediate layer room and torn down the wall to make the sunlight, plants, and water to be seen in every space in the house.

Architects: Studio GAON Location: Imjung-ri, Janggi-myeon, Nam-gu, Pohang-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea Architects In Charge: Hyoungnam Lim, Eunjoo Roh in studio GAON Area: 198.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Young-chae Park, Courtesy of Studio GAON Project Team: Seongwon Son, Minjung Choi, Sangwoo Yi, Sungpil Lee, Hanmoe Lee, Joowon Moon Construction: Starsis (Inil Hhang, Jonguk Ahn) From the architect. This project is a ‘House within a house’, which is built in a 20-yea

All gyms kind of look the same, don’t they? A little tired and not very inspiring. Then there’s La belle equipe, a Thai boxing gym in Paris designed by Spray Architecture. Located in an Art Nouveau building that’s classified as an historic monument, this gym aims to be unique and a friendly place for people to enjoy. The space is split into two levels and originally the ground floor and basement were completely empty. Now the ground floor houses the reception area,

Architects: Atelier XÜK Location: Qingpu, Shanghai, China Design Team: Liukenan, Zhangxu, Lujun, Sunwenliang, Lizheyuan, Liang, Wangqian Area: 260.0 sqm Photographs: Su shengliang From the architect. The project is located at Qingpu district of Shanghai. It is a temporary sale office for a mix-use commercial complex to the west of it. The site of the project is also temporary: it is situated in-between 2 lines, one is the road redline and the other is the building set-back line. The

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