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Architects: Coordination Asia Location: Wandanu (Changjiang West Road), Baoshan, Shanghai, China, 200431 Area: 1000.0 sqm Year: 2015 Photographs: Courtesy of Coordination Asia Exhibition Fitter: Shanghai Jieshuo Stage Property Company Ltd.
 Exhibition Lighting: ERCO Interior Construction: Shanghai Bowen Building Decoration Company Ltd.
 Client: Shanghai Museum of Glass From the architect. On April 18, 2015, the Shanghai Museum of Glass kicks off its year program with the second edition

A homeowner of a two-story weekend house in Amagansett, New York hired ICRAVE to transform a pool house and outdoor space into the perfect spot for summer entertaining. The result is a wood and steel structure with two separate spaces that’s a luxurious indoor/outdoor oasis. One of the enclosed shingled volumes is a bedroom and the other one is a spa, both of which are connected by an covered living room with fireplace. The rectangular pool has a beach entrance on one end, as

UIC Barcelona School of Architecture has adapted to recent changes in the field of architecture to offer an education that provides an overarching perspective of the profession and the opportunity to learn a wide-range of skill sets. Learn more about what makes the school unique after the break. Integrated Project-Based Teaching Method Integrated Project-Based Teaching (IPT) is a teaching method based on undertaking a project at every scale, and involving simultaneous interaction with all ar

Architects: a21studio Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam Area: 45.0 sqm Year: 2015 Photographs: Quang Tran From the architect. Saigon has altered beyond recognition, for us, it is hard to call a development, it is, actually, a sequence of destructions: a destruction of culture, architecture values… and especially, our beautiful memories of Saigon. Saigon house, is a space dedicated to the old Saigon-Gia Dinh, typically “Van Duong” Palace, an architecture masterpiece of

Spanish studio onside took on the refurbishment and interior design of the GM Apartment in the El Ensanche district of Valencia, Spain. Designed for a family of five, the project had to address their storage and circulation issues, as well as too many dark spaces with no natural ventilation. The result is a spacious, light-filled apartment decked out in pure white and warm wood tones. In the hallway, they were able to add a long seating bench for reading, along with plenty of storage

Architects: Andrés Stebelski Arquitecto Location: San Miguel Chapultepec, 11850 Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico Project Area: 315.0 m2 Project Year: 2013 Photographs: Onnis Luque Structure: Mata/Triana Ingenieros Building Services: RCL Instalaciones Construction: Lucio Núñez Landscape: Manuel Quintanilla From the architect. Located in the heritage area of the old town of Tacubaya, this house aims to reinterpret the use of the courtyard in a contemporary manner. In the lot there w

Architects: James Russell Architect Location: Clayfield QLD, Australia Area: 280.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Toby Scott Design Team: James Russell, John Ellway Engineer: Grant Rosbrook, STA Consulting Engineers From the architect. We are fortunate to live with a benign subtropical climate. Christian Street House in Clayfield, an inner north suburb of Brisbane, sits on the east side of a rolling hill, opening its face to the morning sun and bay breezes. It’s back is buried in the hill

This dreamy snow country house is a modern geometric haven located on a northwest slope with panoramic views of Whistler Valley in southwest British Columbia. Patkau Architects went bold on the wedge-shaped plot of land that barely had enough space for a garage and entrance on the street side of the lot. Careful consideration was given to the design as there were restrictions as to the allowable building footprint and height. The other major concern was the home’s ability to sh

With the opening of their Fondazione Prada building in Milan at the start of this month, OMA got the chance to show off a skill that they don’t get the chance to use very often: preservation. In this interview with Kultur Spiegel, Rem Koolhaas talks at length on the topic, explaining that he believes “we have to preserve history,” not just architecture, and arguing that the rise in popularity of reusing old buildings comes from a shift toward comfort, security and sustainabil

Architects: PHOOEY Architects Location: Melbourne VIC, Australia Design Team: Emma Young, Peter Ho , Adam Gordon, Jessie Cook, Rob Chittleborough, Helen Duong, Anne-Claire Deville & Lucinda Arundel. Area: 410.0 sqm Year: 2013 Photographs: Peter Bennetts Photographer Structural Engineer: Perrett Simpson Stantin Landscape Architect: Simon Ellis Builder: Conterno Group From the architect. PHOOEY Architects transformed an existing double storey Victorian-era heritage-listed attached te

As founder of Robert A.M. Stern Architects and Dean of the Yale School of Architecture, Robert A.M. Stern is a self-proclaimed modern traditionalist – and no, in his eyes, that is not an oxymoron. When asked about the seeming contradiction in a PBS documentary, he replies by musing, “Can one speak the local languages of architecture in a fresh way?” Unlike most, Stern sits on the fence between modernists and traditionalists. His work at both his firm and the Yale School of Archit

Sheffield University School of Architecture student, Charles Palmer, has been announced as the winner of the 2015 RIBA Norman Foster Traveling Scholarship for his proposal Cycling Megacities. Palmer will use his £6,000 scholarship to fund a study tour of four “megacities” in developing countries: Mexico City, Mexico; Lagos, Nigeria; Dhaka, Bangladesh, and Shenzhen, China. Focusing primarily on bicycle advocacy and urban design, the tour will examine the manner in which socio-politi

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