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The October issue of a+u introduces 14 recent works from around the globe. In particular, the issue is focused on architecture that emerged from the relationship with the urban structures or the developmental history of the site. Over time, they influence and transform the surrounding environment. Architects employ diverse “tactics” in order to create such architecture: collaborating with the residents, relating to the neighboring buildings and open spaces, diversifying the building’s programs

Architects: eleven nine inteiror design office Location: Chuo Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan Area: 330.0 sqm Year: 2009 Photographs: Seiryo Yamada From the architect. We had the 1st floor entrance of the pro-design vocational school renovated into a main one.We proposed to have another added-value, other than learning and acquiring technical knowledge, incorporated in the space, in addition to the value of going to the school. That is to make friends. We proposed to change the

Located near Lisbon, Portugal, the Belas I House by Estúdio Urbano Arquitectos is built within the Belas Clube de Campo, a private condo community that affords residents privacy and plenty of outdoor space. The structure is formed through a series of geometric volumes stacked which also form the large balconies. Despite being in a community setting, the house feels totally private with plenty of greenery surrounding it. The first floor houses the garage, maid room, laundry room, an

The Berlage is pleased to announce that internationally acclaimed architect Ben van Berkel, cofounder and principal architect of UN Studio, is leading a design master class in November 2014 entitled “Architecture without Architects.. Architects without Architecture?” The master class, to take place from Thursday, 13 November to Friday, 21 November in both Amsterdam and Delft, will focus on strategies for designing contemporary knowledge environments in relation to the changing nature of knowle

Architects: Jean Nouvel, Patrick Blanc Location: LOT 1 Broadway, Central Park, Chippendale NSW 2008, Australia Year: 2014 Photographs: Murray Fredericks, Simon Wood, John Gollings From the architect. One Central Park offered Nouvel and Blanc a canvas of an entirely new scale. Here they built an integrated experience for living in harmony with the natural world. The public park at the heart of the precinct climbs the side of the floor-to-ceiling glass towers to form a lush 21st centur

A small house built in the last century on an old village road in the Dutch town of Duiven was recently passed down to the third generation of the family who owns it. Once the new generation took ownership, they decided to renovate the original house and build a contemporary volume on the back. Working with Studio Prototype, the family’s wishes were answered with a new addition that works with the existing home in a project called House W. The two volumes are slightly skewed he

These entire trendy office space and furniture was completely tried to help and ease us to both furnish and decorate our office space or for our home workspace. The nice and handsome look of this office furniture will make us feel full of spirit every day and make us focus on our work. Look at these nice sectional workspace plans that try to maximize our sectional space in our workspace or in our home space. We can place this sectional workspace for our family room so that we still can do our

Groundlab, WOWHAUS and Urbanica have been announced as winners of an international competition to redesign Sokolniki Park, Moscow’s largest park. Over the next 15 years, their 515 hectare masterplan, “Sokolniki. Nature’s embassy in Moscow,” will focus on preserving the 19th century park’s unique natural landscape as an extension of the Losiny Ostrov nature park by dividing it into three zones: Forest, Forest Park and Regular Park. Images of the winning design, after the brea

Architects: Hiren Patel Architects Location: Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India Area: 394.0 sqm Year: 2013 Photographs: Sebastian Zachariah From the architect. This house is based on the ideology of form follows function. It is seen reflected in the sharp lines, which forms the characteristic language of the house. The entrance porch faces north which leads into a double height foyer, that is further connected to the family living and formal drawing room. The bedrooms, multipurpose room, dini

Shut up and take my money! This loft makes me want to move so bad I’m already on the phone with my realtor (just kidding, but I thought about it). Loft ESN is housed in The Palmscher Park in Esslingen, Germany which once was army barracks. An agency had been occupying the space in recent years but when they moved out, a family bought the loft with hopes of transforming it into their new home. They hired Ippolito Fleitz Group to make it happen. Spread out over 400 square meters

Designed from Tony Owen Architects, this concrete country house construction was concept in robotic look. If we remind with several film, we will see this house design was inspiring from that. Actually, I agree with you since if we look for a while, this house was design in amazing design and use futuristic inspiration. When we come inside to this house, we will see the minimalist house interior décor that can be seen from the furniture idea and the decoration concept of the furniture. The stan

Herzog & de Meuron has teamed up with British designer John Pawson to design a 28-story tower for Manhattan’s Bowery district. The raw concrete tower, as developer Ian Schrager describes, will be designed as the “ultimate expression of Uptown meets Downtown.” Eleven luxury residences will top a 370-room hotel, all featuring open plans and mullionless floor-to-ceiling windows that frame unobstructed views of the city. “Our idea was to stack two very distinct typologies on top of each other

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