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Tree rises up through centre of House in Yoga by Keiji Ashizawa Design

May 27, 2020 Natasha Levy 0
House In Yoga by Keiji Ashizawa Design

A greenery-filled courtyard lies at the heart of this home that Keiji Ashizawa Design has created for a family of five in Tokyo’s Yoga neighbourhood. Located just outside of the bustling, shop-lined streets of Tokyo’s Shibuya ward, House in Yoga is designed to let its inhabitants experience the outdoors in an urban context. The house,

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Rothko Chapel Set to Reopen this September

May 27, 2020 Eric Baldwin 0

The Rothko Chapel in Houston is set to reopen this September. As one of the world’s most celebrated sacred spaces, the chapel recently underwent restoration as part of the first phase of Opening Spaces, a $30-million master plan for its campus. The work is being completed to more closely align the building with the original vision of the Chapel’s founders Mark Rothko and John and Dominique de Menil.

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How Can Architecture Combat Flooding? 9 Practical Solutions

May 27, 2020 Lilly Cao 0

Flooding is a significant problem for buildings all around the world, including architectural treasures like the Farnsworth House that have been plagued by the issue time and time again. In particular, one-third of the entire continental U.S. are at risk of flooding this spring, especially the Northern Plains, Upper Midwest, and Deep South. Last April, deadly floods decimated parts of Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe, and Iran as well, resulting in a low estimate of 1,000 deaths while tens of thousands more were displaced. While architecture cannot solve or even fully protect from the most deadly floods, it is possible – and necessary – to take several protective measures that could mitigate damage and consequently save lives.

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Restructuring of the Sanremo Annonary Market / Calvi Ceschia Viganò architetti associati

May 27, 2020 Andreas Luco 0

The building of the Mercato Annonario in Sanremo is the work of the Engineers Fera and Grossi Bianchi of Genoa, who designed it in the mid-1950s. It represents one of the architectural elements that most strongly characterize this part of the city both for its size and for the centrality of its location. It constitutes a sort of watershed between the medieval building, consisting of the nuclei of the Pigna, Piano, and the urban expansion of the post-war period. It is a single building with a reinforced concrete frame of the surface of about three thousand square meters, characterized by a parabolic vaulted roof with a height that reaches almost fifteen meters. In addition to the fruit and vegetable market, delicatessens and butchers, the building houses the fish market, the ASL veterinary clinics, some municipal offices, the offices of the INPS, and a national union.

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Vikki’s Place / Curious Practice

May 27, 2020 Andreas Luco 0

Located on flood-prone land in Newcastle, Vikki’s Place is a type of architecture that challenges existing suburban ideals and grapples with the threat of climate change and housing affordability. This multi-generational home focuses on how the clients want to live and occupy space rather than procuring a checklist of rooms.

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Smartvoll builds timber-clad extensions around old cottage in Klosterneuburg

May 27, 2020 India Block 0

Architecture studio Smartvoll has preserved an old cottage in Klosterneuburg, Austria, enveloping it in three more buildings to create a spacious family home. Smartvoll developed House B for a family of six who didn’t want to demolish the existing building, with its “charming” copper roof and wrought-iron balcony, but needed much more space. “In order

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