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Aedas has unveiled designs for a mixed-use development in Xuzhou, China. Planned for a scenic reserve area between Yunlong Mountain and Lake, “Huasha Plaza” hopes to minimize its footprint by acting as an extension to the surrounding landscape. Once complete in 2015, the project will be comprised of a hotel, residential, office and retail. Read on for more details. “The key design concept is to extend the hill and valley topology to the center of development to create a harmonious settin

Architects: Vo Trong Nghia Architects Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam Architects In Charge: Vo Trong Nghia, Masaaki Iwamoto, Kosuke Nishijima Architect: So Adachi Contractor: Wind and Water House JSC Area: 31.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Hiroyuki Oki From the architect. The serial project, called “S House”, has begun to propose a prototype house for low-income classes in the Mekong Delta area. After building two successful case-study houses, a steel struct

Rome-based firm Beyond Architecture Group (BAG) has designed “experimental furniture” – dubbed Looking (C)up – for the Frammenti Music Festival at the Archaeological Park in Tusculum, Italy. The firm, known for building houses with bales of straw, chose to craft an astronomical observatory with wooden pallets. The “Semintesta” Frascati festival posed a theme of space as a desired place. Paralleling the existing Observatory of Tusculum, BAG designed an installation that carves ou

Architects: LIMA Architecture Location: Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines Architects In Charge: Don Lino, Andro Magat Area: 550.0 ft2 Year: 2014 Photographs: Terence Angsioco Structural Engineer : Eli Rey Contractor: Eric Macabuhay, Noli Largo Furniture: Jennifer De Dios From the architect. The project is a major renovation of a house built in the 80’s. The architects strategy is to breakdown the essence of the existing architecture and design it  again taking into consideration the mo

Architects: KSA Architects Location: Pune, Maharashtra, India Architect In Charge: Nemish Shah, Kumarpal Kothari Design Team: Pierre Michael, Mili Parekh Area: 8000.0 sqm Year: 2012 Photographs: Nemish Shah Structure: Umesh Chipade, Himanshu Tulpule Electrical: Urja Building Services Consultants Pvt. Ltd Civil Contrcators: Vishal Infrastructure Ltd, Parinika Commercial & Estates Pvt. Ltd From the architect. On this anonymous, unending water channel, which is the site, the buildings

Architects: 3+1 architekti Location: Bořislav 89, 415 01 Bořislav, Czech Republic Architect In Charge: Plánička, Panenka, Páral Area: 75.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Pavel Plánička Manufacturer: TBF Dřevostavby ( Plot Size: 1600 m2 Enclosure: 330 m3 From the architect. Lack of space and tight layout of the existing house led builder to the decision to add an extension. The west side of the house with adjoining garden seemed ideal for this purpose due to

Architects: Ogawasekkei Location: Gifu, Gifu Prefecture, Japan Area: 66.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Masato Kawano / Nacasa & Partners Furnitures And Interior : Each Garden: Garden works Enzo  Table: RITON furniture studio From the architect. This project is to create a gallery and office-living space for a landscape architect by renovating a rental property of two-story wooden building located at a short distance from central part of Gifu city by Nagara River. Since this is a

Architects: Ayutt and Associates design Location: Soi Yen Akat 2, Khwaeng Chong Nonsi, Khet Yan Nawa, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10120, Thailand Architect In Charge: Ayutt Mahasom Area: 500.0 sqm Year: 2013 Photographs: Piyawut Srisakul From the architect. The brief designer received from the client was for functional spaces like any normal house, though what they really liked were square, modern style house, but they asked that it should not be hot inside.  Even though the usable space of

Architects: TOFU Location: Ashiya, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan Site Area: 95.98sqm Area: 158.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Stirling Elmendorf From the architect. This warehouse like residence in Ashiya city, Japan is designed by the design studio from Osaka, TOFU Architects. The site is located close to a national highway overpass connecting the cities of Kobe and Osaka. Due to large vehicles moving across the highway and a constant traffic volume throughout the day noise and vibration wer

Architects: shinslab architecture, IISAC Location: 105-4 Seolgok-ri, Seorak-myeon, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea Architect In Charge: Tchely SHIN Hyung-Chul et Claire SHIN Area: 4109.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Jin Hyo-Sook, Lee Dong-Hwan Structure: : Bollinger & Grohmann, AIST Fluides, Electricité, Thermique: G.I. Engineering Cost Management Consulting: HanMi Global Construction Firms: ELAND construction, Kdome Construction Supervision: shinslab, MOON Bo-Yeon From the a

Architects: Archium , Kim in-cheurl Location: University of the Nations Battambang, Battambang, Cambodia Area: 430.0 sqm Photographs: Khmeresque_photo From the architect. Building a temple of Won Buddhism that is based on Mahayana Buddhism on Cambodia, the Hinayana Buddhist country, makes me consider the relationship between religion and architecture as a whole. In addition to this, the meeting between symbol of the religious buildings and local traditions was something to be considere

Architects: SNARK , Ouvi Location: Shinto, Kitagunma District, Gunma Prefecture, Japan Architects In Charge: Sunao Koase, Shin Yokoo Area: 58.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Ippei Shinzawa Cooperated Architect: yanaimade (Masaru Yanai) Structural Engineer: Ouvi (Shin Yokoo) General Constructors: Hirokami kensetu From the architect. After a 50 minutes drive from Takasaki city, Gunma, a place between village and city, you will see the building, having both residential and commercial spac

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