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Architects: Agora Architects Location: Mae Sot, Mae Sot District, Tak 63110, Thailand Year: 2014 Photographs: Courtesy of Agora Architects From the architect. In the lime-green landscape of Mae Pa (Mae Sot, Northern Thailand), right by a round pond and its lotus flowers, the second construction phase of Kwel Ka Baung school is taking place during October 2013 till March 2014. The project aims to provide education to displaced children who arrived with their families from the neighbou

Architects: Yuusuke Karasawa Architects Location: Omiya, Chichibu, Saitama, Japan Architect In Charge: Yuusuke Karasawa Area: 104.0 sqm Year: 2013 Photographs: Koichi Torimura Structural Engineering: Alan Burden, Hiroaki Inukai General Contractor: O’hara Architectural and Construction,Ltd / Akira Ohara,Satoshi Kikuch Site Area: 89 sqm From the architect. The project is a small house built in a residential area near Omiya station in Saitama. Two 50m2 floors are cross over in two levels

The Pärnu Municipal Government (in West-Estonia) announces an open architectural competition for the Rail Baltic Pärnu passenger terminal. The aim of the architectural competition is to find the best comprehensive spatial solution for Pärnu’s Rail Baltic passenger terminal and its immediate surroundings. The hope is to commission the construction design project for the terminal and its immediate surroundings from the winner of the competition, and the intention is to also include the winner in

Architects: Ayeneh Office Location: Najafabad, Iran Architect In Charge: Ali Dehghani & Ali Soltani & Atefeh Karbasi Design Assistant: Sepideh Shariatmadari Area: 307.0 sqm Year: 2013 Photographs: Hossein Farahani Graphics: Mahla Ebrahimpour Client: Mohammad Ali Payandeh From the architect. Today, two things stand out to a passer-by who walks in Najaf Abad: numerous niches in the body of the city and pine trees rose from old houses. In these transition days, the niches of the o

Nomad Office Architects (NOA) has shared with us their proposal for the Dalseong Citizen’s Gymnasium open ideas competition, which was awarded honorable mention. As part of the district’s centennial anniversary, the competition aimed to replace an existing, outdated sports hall with a new gymnasium complex for the local residents of Hyeonpung-myeon neighborhood within the Daegu district of Dalseong-gun. drozdov&partners was ultimately crowned as winners of the competition, however you can

Architects: SAKO Architects Location: Beijing, Beijing, China Architect In Charge: Keiichiro SAKO, Kumiko Fukasawa Area: 4150.0 sqm Year: 2013 Photographs: Ruijing Photo Constructer: Shenzhen Weiye Decoration Group Client: Beijing Family Box From the architect. FAMILY BOX in Beijing is an early childhood education center located in the residential area of Beijing CBD. The design of the center was developed from a concept of colorful trees; the final design reflects this in an abstract an

The OISTAT Theatre Architecture Competition is an international ideas competition, aimed at students and emerging practitioners, which is organized every four years by the Architecture Commission of OISTAT (International Organization of Scenographers, Technicians and Theatre Architects). The theme of the 2015 competition will be the design of a floating theatre to be moored at a particular location on the river Spree in Berlin, Germany, but capable of being moved to other sites on the river.

Architects: Tsushima Design Studio Location: Tokyo, Japan Year: 2013 Photographs: Masao Nishikawa From the architect. The brief of this project is a low-cost family house for the clients (a young couple expecting two children). We designed a small but flexible space for the couple, where they can make alteration when new members of the family join in the near future. The northern side of the house, which faces the street, is buffered with a planting area and the staircase, providing mor

AM3 Architetti Associati has been awarded first prize in a competition to design a new boarding school in Malles (Bozen, Italy). The proposed building takes full advantage of the landscape, opening onto views towards Mount Stelvio and the Mustair Valley. Drawing inspiration from this unique context, AM3 crafts a design that integrates opportunities for active participation between building and land, and student with nature. Along the Northeast boundary, a retaining wall and horizontal

Architects: Atelier Liu Yuyang Architects Location: Beijing, Beijing, China Area: 160.0 sqm Year: 2010 Photographs: Jeremy San Design Team: Liu Yuyang, Hsu Chien-ho, Zhao Gang, Liang Xing Lighting Design: UnoLai Design From the architect. The project calls for the renovation of a small courtyard house in Guan Shu Yuan Hutong, Beijing, which is located between the famed Yonghe Tibetan Temple and the historical Im- perial Academy. The client is an art collector from Shanghai, whose wis

CEMEX has unveiled the international finalists for the XXIII Building Awards, which aim to recognize the best architecture and construction internationally. Spanning across three categories, the awards recognize housing, institutional/industrial and large-scale infrastructure projects that were built during 2013 and stand out for their constructive solutions, aesthetics and innovative techniques. Both the international and national winners will be announced on November 5. Read on after the br

Architects: Naoya Kitamura Architecture Office Location: Gifu, Gifu, Japan Collaborators: KaNeKo Structural Engineers Area: 114.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Takumi Ota From the architect. The site where the client grew up is the rice paddies away a little from the urban areas, It is a region that is wooden houses built sparsely. It is a place where old-fashioned landscape of Japan remains. Client demand is to be able to support the number of people even changed, and spaciously plac

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