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alexis dornier builds house in bali with timber + façade of movable screens

September 13, 2019 macnadusa 0

architect alexis dornier has built house aperture, a handcrafted, two-bedroom residence that combines carefully selected reused timber, glass, steel elements and singaraja limestone cladding. part of the uluwatu surf villas, a surf and travel resort in bali, indonesia, the house sits on a sloping plot and offers panoramic views of the indian ocean.all images by […]

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hypothesis atelier sculpts library walls in ivory coast create habitable

September 12, 2019 macnadusa 0

hypothesis atelier gave shape to the public library for the students’ community of the town of grand-lahou, in ivory coast, once only a dream of six friends. the school teachers fought for financial support for six years, successfully getting funded by the ONG JADE, the ivory siamois scouts and the swiss scouts, resulting in the […]

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roberto burle marx celebrated in new york botanical garden exhibition

September 12, 2019 macnadusa 0

this summer, the new york botanical garden has been celebrating the life and work of roberto burle marx with its largest botanical exhibition to date. ‘brazilian modern: the living art of roberto burle marx’ — which remains on view until september 29, 2019 — honors one of the most significant brazilian artists of the 20th […]

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kooo architects rebuilds origin villa hotel in rural china with bamboo + stone

September 11, 2019 macnadusa 0

kooo architects has dismantled six buildings in an abandoned village in tonglu, zhejiang province, eastern china, and rebuilt them anew into an accommodation facility that seeks to regenerate its surroundings. titled origin villa, the hotel comprises a series of guest rooms, a restaurant, a bar, and a pool, all of which are designed in harmony […]

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roof canopy of BIG + heatherwick’s google HQ campus revealed in new aerial pictures

September 11, 2019 macnadusa 0

aerial pictures of google’s HQ — the 595,000 square foot-canopied campus in mountain view, california, designed by bjarke ingels group and heatherwick studio — have been released by award-winning aerial photographers and pilots the 111th. the shots show the construction progress of two developments: google’s charleston east campus and the bay view campus. all images […]

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steven holl’s expansion of the kennedy center for the performing arts opens

September 10, 2019 macnadusa 0

open to the public since september 2019, the reach, the kennedy center for the performing arts expansion by steven holl architects, blends within the existing landscape and river in washington, DC. the new extension is designed to preserve the silhouette of the current building, while it comprises rehearsal rooms and classrooms, a lecture hall, multipurpose […]

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MOS masterplans ‘housing laboratory’ in central mexico

September 10, 2019 macnadusa 0

MOS, the new york-based architecture firm led by michael meredith and hilary sample, has masterplanned a community of prototypical low-income dwellings that respond to mexico’s nine climatic zones. a total of 32 structures, including schemes by zeller & moye and dellekamp/schleich, are presented, with esrawe studio commissioned to design the furniture used throughout the interiors. […]

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MOS masterplans ‘housing laboratory’ in central mexico

September 10, 2019 macnadusa 0

MOS, the new york-based architecture firm led by michael meredith and hilary sample, has masterplanned a community of prototypical low-income dwellings that respond to mexico’s nine climatic zones. a total of 32 structures, including schemes by zeller & moye and dellekamp/schleich, are presented, with esrawe studio commissioned to design the furniture used throughout the interiors. […]

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XTU architects proposes green covered towers in shenzhen, china

September 9, 2019 macnadusa 0

conceived to sit on the water in shenzhen, china, XTU architects‘ latest concept combines architecture with nature to create an impressive series of multi-functional buildings. titled ‘X_PUR’, the proposal is the result of a research project on what the team has dubbed the ‘holocene architecture’ era. inspired by the natural environment, the design intends to […]

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austin maynard extends ’empire house’ with two hand-crafted pavilions

September 9, 2019 macnadusa 0

in canberra, the australian capital known for its modernist architecture, austin maynard architects has preserved and extended a suburban bungalow. the firm was approached by a couple who asked for a ‘long-term family home that catches the sun’. rather than replace the existing structure, the firm added two new pavilions — sympathetic to the existing […]

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