Concept The assignment was not one of the easiest: to sensitively place a family house on a sloping and atypical plot of land in a dense rural area. Designed with respect for the local context, but at the same time with openness to inspiration and a novel solution.
L’atelier Toboggan is a collective composed of three young craftsmen who graduated from the school of architecture in Nantes, Our workshops are currently based in Redon in Brittany. The Cabane ABC is the first project we realized as designers and builders with our collective.
Space Park Leicester is designed as a robust, sustainable, and practical facility which can manage change and adaptation over a long life to suit changes in the requirements of the users, but is also intended to be a beautiful, attractive place that equally welcomes research specialists and schoolchildren, and manages to convey ‘something about space’ through its use of functional forms and long-lasting, recyclable materials.
Pantheon’s identity hides in its details that are discretely integrated with the overall design. The interventions on the exterior of the building aim at integrating the existing building seamlessly into its surroundings, making it seem as if it emerges from the rock itself. The synthesis of the exterior area is focused on minimizing the volume of the villa.
A center of excellence for a sustainable food economy. This ambitious scientific project will develop research binding the quality of soil and food by dealing with the problems of life cycle and phytosanitary products: soil – plants – vegetable transformation processes – environment. It will provide better visibility to agronomic research and encourage sustainable agriculture in the region while strengthening the attractiveness of these complementary entities by creating a collective hub.
Briarcliff is set on a rural 3.5 acres in historic Franklin, Michigan. A house in two acts, it balances an elegant form and facade with a dramatic, playful interior—fitting for a private, close-knit family passionate about music and theater. The home’s design was inspired by the classic form of rural Michigan farmsteads—collections of gabled-roof structures built over generations. These familiar forms connect the home to its historic context but are articulated with modern building techniques and materials and innovative detailing.
We bought the house as a typical Malaysian link terrace typology of the 1980s as part of a bigger housing development, with clustered spaces and many enclosed rooms. Over the course of 27 years, we have done a few alterations. The latest transformation started in 2015 and was completed in 2018, when the kids moved out, leaving us parents behind. This provided the opportunity to reduce the area by one-third of its initial build-up, allowing landscape; we planted a tree inside, and a 3 storey open volume with a new skylight and link bridges.
Located in a residential area, Taman Buana Permata house complex, Sarang Nest House design redefines house stereotypes and grew organically from the base to becoming, as a reaction to its environmental constraints. Sitting at the hook of the street, the building is facing west and south. The storeys are stacked in angles with protruded spaces enclosed by perforated wall to buffer the heat, either with traditional red bricks or metal screen that gives industrial look in contrast.
Pangandaran is a town on the south coast of West Java with a population of 420.000 people in 2020, locally known for its beach and nature tourism. Paamprokan square is part of Governor Ridwan Kamil’s priority public space programs for West Java. ‘Paamprokan’ means ‘to gather’ in Sundanese. This public space is an example of a public-private synergy with a developer. To gain direct access from the beach road to their property area through government-owned land, the developer donated the construction of the square.
The community house, shooting club De Schutters and football club EMM in Randwijk all had plans for new accommodation and decided to join forces to build a new, joint building. In the Randwijk area, there are a number of brick factories that let the bricks dry in elongated sheds with saddle roofs and gentle slopes.