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.
The Dar es Salaam International Academy is a renowned educational institute in Dar es Salaam. As an extension to their international programme, the DIA secondary school campus offers higher education. The extension comprises of six contemporary clusters with multiple exterior spaces that are designed to influence interconnectivity between learning, creativity and exploration.
Future-gazing architect and filmmaker Liam Young explains why he believes humans will fail to avert climate catastrophe in this interview with Dezeen. Young spoke to Dezeen ahead of his Planetary Redesign exhibition, currently on display at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV). This features his latest film, The Great Endeavour, which proposes a radical solution
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‘Het Bosbad’ is located in park Bosrijk, a residential location where housing is designed as ‘sculptures in a sculpture garden’. The building stands completely free in a clearing among the trees and is the latest in a series of special residential ensembles.
How would a more than 100-year-old Pingtung Military Village that went under Japanese rule and the former Nationalist government welcome a newsstand that has disappeared in the daily streets? For a context that integrates newspapers, coffee, and outdoor space, we proposed a field experiment of “walls.”
The house is located in Konstancin-Jeziorna, a spa resort near Warsaw famous for its beautiful, green and wooded landscape. When designing the house we wanted to take advantage of the qualities and natural conditions of the plot, so the design embodies the idea of living close to nature. The living room, located on the first floor, opens up to the surroundings as much as possible. Through the use of full glazing and sliding windows, the common area merges with the outside, emphasizing a strong relation between nature and the building. The surrounding covered terrace constitutes a buffer that provides shade to the interior and expands the living space. A bedroom, children’s room, study and bathrooms are located on the first floor. All usable spaces (including bathrooms) on both floors have access to terraces and views of the surrounding nature.
Mankind has learned over centuries to build very efficiently according to local laws of nature just as plants & animals have themselves ADAPTED their habitat and genes to maximize their EFFICIENCY in their use of energy, protecting themselves and ensuring the flourishing of their species. But also, which has gotten too often lost, we have forgotten how to live in symbiosis and POETRY with nature.
Huangpu River Yangpu Bridge Water Quality Automatic Monitoring Station is located in Yangpu Riverside of Huangpu River. The base is surrounded by several historical buildings, including the historical protection building Sanxin Cotton Mill on the north side, the historical protection building Shanghai Power Station Auxiliary Equipment Factory on the east side, and the newly renovated Party and Mass Service Station on the west side. The project is a small building in the rich industrial heritage complex.
Guarumo is a contemporary residence located on the Costa Rican Pacific coast, where the characteristic tropical landscape is harmoniously combined with modern, simple, and discreet architecture, all with a high degree of aesthetics/design.
The single-story 3-bedroom family vacation home was envisioned as a truly vernacular structure, one that celebrates both the desert and the Red Sea, within its idyllic sea-front location in Egypt’s Eastern desert. Due to the site’s climatic conditions and the structure’s exposed location, with temperatures reaching 50 Celsius in summer, the home’s design was heavily influenced by the environmental strategies that would protect it. Inspired by the philosophies of biomimicry and biophilia, the Breathing Beach House was designed to act as a living thing, reacting to climatic conditions to create comfortable indoor environments for its inhabitants.