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Ten architecture projects from students at the Academy of Art University

June 18, 2021 Dezeen staff 0
Academy of Art University

An aquarium designed to protect marine biodiversity and a healing centre using horticultural techniques to help treat mental illness are included in our latest school show by architecture students at the Academy of Art University. Other projects include a “public living room” that blends neighbourhood life with areas for privacy and a residential hub designed to enable

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KPF designs Blue Pool Road semi-detached residence on Hong Kong Island

June 18, 2021 Dezeen staff 0
Hang Lung Properties

Dezeen Promotion: developer Hang Lung Properties has unveiled the 23–39 Blue Pool Road development designed by architecture studio, Kohn Pedersen Fox, to “offer a unique lifestyle that combines urban buzz with residential comfort”. The site includes 18 semi-detached three-storey residences that are each equipped with a private rooftop, courtyard, five en-suite bedrooms, balconies and a

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“Taking credit for trees planted elsewhere is a whole lot of embodied irony”

June 18, 2021 Fred A Bernstein 0
SoLo house by Perkins&Will

Architecture firm Perkins&Will has gone too far with claims that a luxury timber home on a Canadian mountain removes more atmospheric carbon than it emits, argues Fred A Bernstein. For much of last winter, Perkins&Will, an architecture firm with 25 offices from San Francisco to Singapore to Sao Paulo, used a photo of a wooden

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Jade Building / Studio Toggle

June 17, 2021 Hana Abdel 0

Jade is a midrise multi-unit residential building in Salmiya, Kuwait. The design of the building aims to facilitate an urban and sustainable way of living for young families. The building occupies a compact urban lot in a high-density area, straddling the upscale Arabian Gulf Road and the less affluent inner-city neighbourhoods. North and west facades are privileged for their open views defining the building’s image through an understated yet expressive design.

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Limdim House Studio calms Vietnam apartment with curved walls and arched niches

June 16, 2021 James Parkes 0
The apartment has curved walls

Architecture firm Limdim House Studio has renovated the Brown Box apartment in Vietnam adding curving walls, tiered cornices and terrazzo surfaces that aim to create a “calm” and “gentle” space.  Limdim House Studio reorganised the previously “commercial” two-bedroom apartment by removing walls to convert it into a spacious one-bedroom home named Brown Box. “The idea comes

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Poor-quality housing is “the number one thing holding the UK back” says Bulb CEO

June 16, 2021 Marcus Fairs 0
Thermal image of heat loss from house

The UK needs to drastically improve its “poorly insulated, draughty” homes if it is to eradicate its carbon emissions, according to Hayden Wood, CEO of renewable energy supplier Bulb. ‘The number one thing holding the UK back is the quality of its housing stock,” Wood told Dezeen. “Our houses are poorly insulated, draughty.” “The adoption

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AKDA’s brick-fronted Safdarjang Residence pays homage to Louis Kahn

June 15, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
A brick screen covers the exterior of the building

Local architecture office AKDA has completed an apartment building in New Delhi featuring a three-storey brick screen punctured by a circular opening that directly references the work of architect Louis Kahn. The studio headed by architect Amit Khanna designed the Safdarjang Residence for a site on a quiet residential street in India’s capital city. The

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Hatsuse Mita Apartments / ihrmk

June 15, 2021 Hana Abdel 0

A big house. An owner-occupied rental apartment building typically has its owner’s penthouse above the rental units. Hatsuse Mita is also an owner-occupied property with several rental units, but its spatial organization is much different. The owner’s family was forced to move out of their former residence due to the area’s redevelopment project and they needed a new home that can adapt to changes in their family structure and society.

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Tree grows through circular opening in courtyard canopy of Mexico house by Daniela Bucio Sistos

June 14, 2021 Jenna McKnight 0
Casa UC

Mexican architect Daniela Bucio Sistos has created a red brick and coloured concrete house in Morelia, Mexico, that features round windows and a disc-shaped canopy over a courtyard. Called Casa UC, the house is located on the outskirts of Morelia, the capital of the central state of Michoacán. It was designed by Daniela Bucio Sistos,

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BBOA creates homes with slanted roofs for Morrison complex in Argentina

June 13, 2021 Jenna McKnight 0

White brick walls and angled roofs feature in a housing project in Rosario that was designed by Argentine firm BBOA to create a collection of similar homes but avoid monotony. The Morrison development is located in a suburb of Rosario, the largest city in Argentina’s Santa Fe province. Local firm BBOA – or Balparda Brunel

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