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takao shiotsuka atelier tops taketa city library in japan with fragmented gabled roof

December 8, 2019 macnadusa 0

takao shiotsuka atelier has topped the library of taketa city, japan, with a gabled roof of stainless steel, divided in three distinct segments. the fragmented roof appears to be detached from the library’s reinforced concrete walls, which contributes to the creation of an airy interior atmosphere and allows natural light to enter the different spaces. […]

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TOP 10 private houses and residences featured in 2019

December 7, 2019 macnadusa 0

over the past 12 months, designboom has featured a wide range of private residences that offer their occupants a unique retreat from the outside world. despite being diverse in scale, material, and setting, our selected schemes below all offer inventive solutions for small spaces that both respond to, and engage with, their contexts — from […]

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JKMM architects to extend national museum of finland

December 7, 2019 macnadusa 0

in an anonymous design competition to extend the national museum of finland, a proposal by JKMM architects has been selected ahead of 184 other competing schemes. the brief called for a plan that would extend the existing institution, which opened in 1916 as one of finland’s finest examples of national romantic architecture. the addition was […]

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fujiwaramuro architects adds transparent built-in garage to house in takamatsu, japan

December 6, 2019 macnadusa 0

fujiwaramuro architects has built a house for a couple with one child in the japanese port city of takamatsu, comprising a reinforced concrete structure with simple finishes. the project sees four exterior walls that fully enclose the property, and the living-dining-kitchen area placed at the center of the lot. all other spaces unfold around this […]

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woods bagot reveals design for adelaide central market arcade redevelopment

December 6, 2019 macnadusa 0

global design firm woods bagot has revealed the concept design for the A$400m redevelopment of the adelaide central market arcade. responding to the need for a modern hotspot that will elevate the profile of south australia’s coastal capital, the project will see two levels (8,000-plus sqm) of specialty retail, food and beverage, a central public […]

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the beauer camper is a tiny can-shaped trailer that expands to twice its size

December 5, 2019 macnadusa 0

french camper manufacturer beauer has created an expandable trailer that doubles in size in just 60 seconds. once fully expanded the ‘2x’ model reveals its interiors that can accommodate two people.   like beauer’s other models the tiny camper uses a set of modules that nest together like cans and then expand horizontally to add […]

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exposed cement bricks form the pagoda house by chinthaka wickramage

December 5, 2019 macnadusa 0

exposed concrete brick and unfinished interiors characterize this four-bedroom residential property by sri-lanka based studio chinthaka wickramage associates. located in the suburb of nugegoda, the brief was to design a house for a couple who reluctantly moved closer to the capital of colombo in order to access the best possible education facilities for their two […]

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changsha meixihu international culture & arts centre

December 4, 2019 macnadusa 0

zaha hadid architects (ZHA) has shared the first images of the completed ‘changsha meixihu international culture & arts centre’ — a spectacular complex in china, which comprises a contemporary art museum, an 1,800-seat theatre, and a multipurpose hall. previously featured on designboom here, the project’s organic architectural language is defined by the pedestrian routes that […]

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david adjaye and daniel boyd unveil plans for new sydney plaza

December 4, 2019 macnadusa 0

adjaye associates, led by david adjaye, in collaboration with contemporary aboriginal artist daniel boyd, has been selected to complete a project in sydney, australia. the development, which comprises a new public square, community building, and artwork, has been conceived as a ‘found place’ that offers respite away from the busy streetscape. the artwork — a 27 […]

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panda design builds a new office around a curved workspace in xiamen

December 3, 2019 macnadusa 0

designer lin jiacheng – who is affectionately known as ‘panda daddy’ – has recently created the panda office for his team in xiamen, china. what marks the culmination of his past 10 years’ work, and also a new starting point, the space has been conceived to provide a refreshing environment for workers. the realized project […]

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