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Learning Center at Quest / KSM Architecture

November 18, 2023 Hana Abdel 0

The learning center at Quest is located on a 540 sqm piece of land, about 300 m from the seafront in Besant Nagar, Chennai. It is a learning center for children ages 8 to 16 years old. The center acts as a learning and interaction space for largely home-schooled children or those with the ‘unschooling’ pattern of education, which involves teaching children based on their interests rather than a set curriculum.

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Tabloo Visitor Center / Bovenbouw

November 1, 2023 Andreas Luco 0

Bovenbouw Architectuur and ono architectuur designed a communication center for the storage of low and medium-level radioactive waste in Dessel, Belgium. To remain relevant throughout the 300-year process required to decrease the radioactivity, the building must be able to adapt to unforeseeable changes over the centuries. Aiming for dialogue and opportunities to play the widest possible role, we proposed a building consisting of two parts; an imposing structure that floats like a table more than 12m above the ground in which exhibition spaces are located, and an airy infill below that accommodates the multifaceted program of spaces, halls and offices.

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The Lantern in the Paddy Field / HDEC AIR-CoLAB Studio

October 31, 2023 Andreas Luco 0

Preface – As the most iconic structure of the “Ten Thousand Mu of Square Fields” project in Xiwu Street, Fenghua District in Ningbo, The Lantern in the paddy field has provided a new scenic viewpoint and social hub for the local countryside. The tower stands at a height of 23 meters and is located in the central area of the national modern agricultural demonstration zone with high-standard farmland. It spirals up from the rice fields like a sculpture, with triangular elements and white membranes defining its clean design language, giving it a strong presence on the rural land.

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Type-less Building Center For Handy Skills / ZAV Architects

October 13, 2023 Hana Abdel 0

Typeless is based on Hormuz Island in the Persian Gulf, South of Iran. It is a two-story platform for educational initiatives, with a building spatially adaptable to future alterations. Iran has a long history of using on-hand or discarded materials to create useful and even valuable products, such as carpet. Carpet-makers take an ordinary raw material like wool, color it with plant residues, and using creative designs and crafts, they turn it into the invaluable object that is carpet. 

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Wuhan Sponge Park Research + Visitor Center / UAO Design

October 2, 2023 Andreas Luco 0

Design starting from the general layout. This project starts with the urban area and the general plan design; The site is located in the middle of an urban strip park sandwiched between two river channels, Donghu Port (artificial channel) and Shahu Port (artificial channel). The construction site is located on both sides of Tuanjie Avenue, with the main building of the park’s tourist center on the north side and the teaching area, dormitory area, office building, and outdoor activity area of the study center on the south side. The design aims to create a sponge research and learning complex based on the sponge park.

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Midbarium, The Jack, Joseph & Morton Mandell Animal Park / Asaf Lerman

September 29, 2023 Pilar Caballero 0

A. Lerman Architects presents the MIDBARIUM, an exceptional park dedicated to fostering environmental awareness on the desert outskirts (‘MIDBAR’ = DESERT) of Be’er Sheva. Its open spaces, thoughtfully crafted, replicate various natural elements and display the region’s diverse wildlife. A multi-disciplinary team of experts from Israel and abroad collaborated on the project with A. Lerman Architects is responsible for the architectural design. Local traditions inform the entrance roof structure design of desert inhabitants. Cast in raw concrete, it resembles a tent structure covering 1,800 square meters and welcoming visitors into a cool, shaded space. This structure was designed in close partnership with construction engineer Rafi Bat, known for his work on Beer Sheva’s most iconic brutalist architecture from the 1960s: City Hall and The University Library.

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Hangzhou Riverfront Public Space -the Fengyuan Station / TJAD Original Design Studio

September 22, 2023 Valeria Silva 0

Located on the south bank of the Qiantang River in Hangzhou’s Binjiang District, the Fengyuan Station is a three-dimensional children’s paradise and a part of the 12-kilometer waterfront public space renovation project in Binjiang District of Hangzhou, undertaken by the Original Design Studio of TJAD. The Renovation of Children’s Paradise.To solve the problems of flat and monotonous cycling and running tracks, lack of connection between the hinterland and the riverside area, and limited service facilities, we have synchronously renovated the public space around the service station. The Fengyuan Station is the most unique service station. In the dense forest, we selected the original children’s activity venue and designed it in conjunction with the new service station and landscape.