The Farmer Bazaar of Qianyang Village is located at village entrance，where is close to the only major highway. It is the first step the villagers must take if they go out of their homeland. Therefore the project is planned to be a service center, where the exhibition of the local products, the education of agricultural knowledge and the electronic commerce can be made.
ACDF Architecture, a firm recognized for its seamless integration of iconic structures into formidable landscapes, is proud to unveil Panorama, a 30-story retirement complex on the banks of Rivière des Prairies in Sainte-Dorothée, Quebec. The first of four senior residences being developed in collaboration with Group Sélection, Panorama is a 286-unit retirement complex comprised of three overlapping components, including 206 apartments, 48 condominiums, and a 32-room patient care unit integrated into the tower’s two-story horizontal podium.
Photography by Peter Bennetts Architecture firm Atelier Red + Black, together with builder Kleev Homes, has recently completed a brick extension for a house in Northcote, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia. Inspired by their client’s childhood in Asia, where they were surrounded by brick, the new extension shines bright with it’s painted and a patterned […]
Rem Koolhaas will explore the radical change of the countryside in an exhibition coming to New York’s Guggenheim museum next year. Opening February 2020, Countryside, The Future will showcase findings from an ongoing investigation led by Koolhaas and AMO, the research arm of the architect’s firm OMA. The aim of the project is to take
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The Cap St-Martin residence is located at the end of a long winding road in Potton. Most of the neighbouring properties are made up of second homes isolated from each other by a mixed forest, facing Lake Memphremagog. The residence is located on a plateau surrounded by a wooded mound to the west and a steep slope to the east. The path down from Cap St-Martin is steep, but a staircase leads to the lake. From the first meeting, clients spoke of their attraction to the “barnhouse” style, an architectural influence that refers to the region’s long farm buildings. They are looking for a warm second home that offers a great view of nature. The design then moves towards a simple and elongated traditional shape, which is characterized by a contemporary reinterpretation of the barn.
Set in the coastal suburb of Thirroul, close to the local beach, this residence draws its inspiration not from the waves lapping on its doorstep but from the dominating landscape feature of the area, the Illawarra Escarpment. The edge of the Southern Highlands Plateau is the ever present weather maker of the region, trapping clouds and shading its foothills from the sun in winter while commanding views towards the west with the light playing across its cliff face. These cliffs have been formed through erosion and expose the geological layering within. Claystone, Shale and Sandstone layers are interlaced with a coal seam running through the lower part of the slope. Dubbed the Escarpment House, this residence takes clues from these geological layers surrounding it with its structure layered similarly. A black concrete slab and portal structure forms the lower living areas referencing the coal seam running underneath it, while layers of lighter materials and natural timbers dominate the upper level in reference to the 1800s timber industry in search for the ‘red gold’, the Australian Red Cedar that supported the earliest settlements along its slope.
British furniture designer Tom Faulkner, has recently launched ‘Papillon’, a sculptural furniture collection partly inspired by his trip to California’s Joshua Tree National Park. Tom mentions, “It was the shapes created by the lines between the boulders at Joshua Tree that caught my eye and I could see them being replicated in furniture in some […]
Plants will be used to greenwash developments until landscape architecture is given a bigger role in urban planning says French landscape architect Céline Baumann. Baumann, whose work is one of 40 visions for the future of architecture currently on display at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, warned that plants on buildings are often
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the memorial will be dedicated to the country’s founders and the values that helped shape the nation we know today.
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Over the past six years, ArchitecturePLB has been involved in supporting spudYOUTH to create a new cycle cafe in the South Downs National Park. The spudYOUTH program inspires young people who are interested in architecture, urban design and public art and provides opportunities for them to collaborate with local built environment professionals. The new community café and bike workshop is the brainchild of a group of local teenagers. The project and ambition have grown over time, from identifying a site and developing a concept, to achieving planning in the Autumn of 2016.