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The objective of the “Re-Structuring Seunsangga Citywalk” competition in Seoul is to renovate the deck and nearby public space of Seunsangga Complex to improve the pedestrian environment and connect with surrounding areas of various nature and thereby re-establish a pedestrian axis from north to south through Bukaksan Mountain, Jongmyo~Seunsangga Complex, and Namsan Mountain. Not only is Seunsangga Complex Seoul’s “urban-architectural heritage,” it is a compound o

Architects: GutGut Location: Rimavská Sobota, Slovakia Partners In Charge: Štefan Polakovič, Lukáš Kordík Project Team: Štefan Polakovič, Lukáš Kordík, Peter Jurkovič, Roman Halmi, Jana Benková, Ivan Príkopský, Katarína Príkopská Area: 3775.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Courtesy of GutGut From the architect. This tower block conversion demonstrates our interpretation of the current trend of reconstructing prefabricated housing stock. Our project sensitively responds to the existing

Architects: U-R-A | United Riga Architects Location: Esplanāde, Centra rajons, Rīga, Latvia Architect In Charge: Austris Mailitis Design Team: Jānis Ielejs, Simone Riccomi, AndraOdumāne / Mailitis A.I.I.M. Area: 458.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Courtesy of Austris Mailitis Contractor: Ramirent Baltic AS Scaffolding: Layher Client: Foundation Riga 2014 From the architect. In 2014, the Latvian capital Riga was officially unveiled as the European Capital of Culture. A temporary archit

Architects: Z Architecture Location: Caluire-et-Cuire, France Area: 2185.0 sqm Year: 2012 Photographs: Jonathan Letoublon From the architect. After more than 20 years of use, the Radiant Bellevue had to be rehabilitated to adapt to current standards and practices (change bleachers, setting accessibility, replacing the sound system, renovating the reception area and refurbishment of the facades) . Beyond simply responding to the program, the project was an opportunity to reconnect the

AA Istanbul Visiting School is beginning an exciting collaboration with Istanbul Bilgi University in 2015. Continuing its expertise on generative design methodologies and large-scale prototyping techniques, the programme will investigate patterns of emergence, differentiation and complexity in natural formation processes, which will then be transformed into digital simulation platforms for design purposes. In contemporary architectural processes, a significant diversion from linear parametric

Architects: Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes Location: Conthey, Switzerland Civil Engineering: Alpatec Sa, Martigny Year: 2014 Photographs: Thomas Jantscher From the architect. The house is situated in a heavily built-up area consisting of a heterogeneous mix of detached houses. The project starts from the idea of defining (building) the external spaces (the voids) in order to use all the available space in the plot. The house and its ancillary structure are therefore positioned on the no

Architects: Studio GAON Location: 164-11 Donggyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea Architect In Charge: Hyoungnam Lim, Eunjoo Roh Area: 65.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Young-chae Park Project Team: Sungpil Lee, Minjung Choi, Sangwoo Yi, Seongwon Won, Hanmoe Lee, Joowon Moon Construction: Starsis Translation: Joowon Moon From the architect. This building is named ‘Suo-jae(守吾齋)’, which means ‘the house to uphold myself’. The Name ‘Suo-jae’ belongs to

Architects: Q-Lab Location: Tucheng District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 236 Architects In Charge: Sense Tseng, Borden Tseng Area: 13791.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Highlite Images Design Director: Boden Tseng Project Manager: Tunghan Wu Project Designers: Zizi Huang, Foli Yeh, Albert Chu, Kunghuei Wang Construction Company: Best Giving Budget: US $ 14 million From the architect. Tucheng Sports Center is composed of three interlocking volumes that stack on top of each other. Both the re

Architects: ninkipen! Location: Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan Architect In Charge: Yasuo Imazu Area: 67.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Hiroki Kawata Lighting Designer: Hiroyuki Nagatomi / new light pottery Garden Designer: Akemi Hatta From the architect. The main idea of this design is to make the atmosphere harmonizing with the organic foods, which is offered in the Cafe. We changed the parking lot in front of the Cafe into a garden with soil and several kind of trees. We also planted

Architects: SchilderScholte architects Location: Rajarhat, Bangladesh Area: 910.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Courtesy of SchilderScholte architects Design Team: Gerrit Schilder, Hill Scholte Structural Engineer : PT-structural, Rotterdam, the Netherlands Main Contractor: MEI, Rajarhat, Bangladesh Building Costs: €44.000,- (excl. VAT) From the architect. The Dutch foundation Pani commissioned SchilderScholte architects to design an educational building in the north Bengal town of Rajar

Architects: NAAD Location: Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan Design Team: Yoichiro Hayashi, Shogo Sakurai Area: 60.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Keishiro Yamada From the architect. Ephemeral House is a renovation project of a 100-year-old wooden building located in the center of Kyoto, Japan. The client, who is in his twenties and lives alone, asked for a temporary dwelling. Our intent in this project is not only to generate an appropriate atmosphere for living, but also to avoid hierarc

Architects: Atelier Alter Location: Xing Long Cun, Gonghe Xian, Hainan Zangzuzizhizhou, Qinghai Sheng, China Principals In Charge: Xiaojun Bu, Yingfan Zhang Project Architect: Luotao Bai, Xiaoli Sun (China Northeast Municipal Engineering Design & Research Institute Co. Ltd) Design Team: Yong Zhang, Rui Liu, Kai Qin,Tongwei Liu, Zhenwei Li, Bida Wei, Haifeng Zhang Local Architect: China Northeast Municipal Engineering Design & Research Institute Co.Ltd Area: 168379.0 ft2 Year: 2014 Phot

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