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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




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




Architects: bandesign Location: Gifu, Gifu Prefecture, Japan Architect In Charge: Hisanori Ban Terashima kazumoto Area: 99.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Shigetomo Mizuno Lighting Design: Atsuko Fujita / Koizumi Lighting technology Construction Company: Daisuke Oribe / Oribe From the architect. A row of cherry trees is planted at an embankment at its basin, and many people visit this location during the cherry-blossom viewing season. There is Mirrors along the avenue. Taking advantage of




Starting December 10, the Hortitecture 01 Symposium will kickstart a (free) public lecture series in Braunschweig, Germany, centered around brainstorming synergistic strategies for integrating architecture and vegetal matter. Stefano Boeri, MVRDV and WORKac are among a list of interdisciplinary experts that will join together to offer discussions focused around the exploration of vernacular wisdom and contemporary architectural solutions to sustainable building problems. The international sem




Architects: KINO Architects Location: Tokyo, Japan Area: 75.0 sqm Year: 2013 Photographs: Daici Ano From the architect. The complex building on a shopping street of the Tokyo downtown area. This shopping street is losing once activity. The streetcar is running to this shopping street in parallel. In connection with the road of the side of a streetcar being widened, many buildings on this shopping street start to rebuild. This building is also one of them. The second floor is used as




GAD Architecture has installed their latest sculptural design, Serra Gate, in Istanbul’s Taksim Square, just in time for Istanbul Design Week. Named after the minimalist sculptor whose work inspired the design, the Serra gate’s steel form was created using cutting edge technology. The sinuous curvature was conceived through the software “Mathematica,” and was modeled using the latest 3D printing technologies. GAD Principal, Gokhan Avcioglu, had this to say: “We are delighted that Serra Gate ha




Architects: Nano Architects Location: Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, Fukuoka, Japan Photographs: Yasunori Hidaka From the architect. “Sanno Manshion”, completed in 1967, the modern building wears the shiny black tiles was appeared in Hakata-ward, Fukuoka, the built-up area of low-rise wooden houses. It was the cutting-edge rental apartment with the telephone switchboard room and the elevator which was rare at that time. The time had passed, Sanno apartment dilapidated beyond 40 ye




Parallel Projections has announced the winners of the Reanimate the Ruins competition, an international challenge to redesign and memorialize Detroit’s historic Packard Motor Plant. The competition called for designers to simultaneously honor Detroit’s history, while envisioning a future of technological, social, and aesthetic healing. This year’s jury has selected three winners and six honorable mentions. Read more after the break to explore the award-winning proposals. Fi




Architects: Pivot Location: Erskineville NSW, Australia Year: 2013 Photographs: Justin Alexander From the architect. The project is for a secondary dwelling which will be used as an art studio and home office. The project is characterized by its high level external aesthetic detailing. A black glazed brick is chosen as the base building material with a cedar wall panelling system used as a secondary decorative cladding. The timber panelling is both decorative and functional with it bei




Architects, students and designers worldwide are being summoned to propose innovative design solutions centered around bamboo that explores the material’s future potential. The competition, organized by World Bamboo and Damyang-Gun, hopes to “discover fresh ideas related to domestic and foreign industrialization of bamboo.” Architecture is one of three divisions in the competition. Winners will receive up to $10,000 in awards. Submissions are due November 30, 2014. You can learn more abo




Architects: 10 Design Location: Zhuhai, Guangdong, China Chief Design Architect: Gordon Affleck Area: 640000.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Kerun Ip Project Director: Miriam Auyeung Senior Associate: Vincent Fung Architectural Designers: Colin Ashton, Jason Easter Curtain Wall Consultant: ALT Landscape Designer: Burega Farnell Auditorium/Opera House Consultant: CJAI Hong Kong Local Design Institute: Guangzhou Design Institute Structural Engineer: Guangzhou RBS Sustainability Consultant: IB



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