Turkish Airlines CIP Lounge by Autoban.
It was millimetrically designed to make a difference to the company’s passengers at the international airport of Istanbul.
The space can accommodate up to 2000 people, has a concept of care to their most important customers in an exclusive international airport. The most notable features are certainly curves and rich textures of ownership, which makes it all very beautiful and elegant.
The CIP Lounge has rest rooms, restaurant, tea garden, a library, and a small cinema.
Residence in Kifissia by Tense Architecture Network.
Tense Architecture Network built a ‘Residence in Kifissia’. The residence’s plot is small and an adjacent building almost blocks the southern sun. The main part of the field remains free and becomes the residence itself: an austere prism, centrally supported, hovers above the liberated ground. Three metallic columns support a net of inox ropes where plants have already started to climb in order to generate a volume equally important to the house’s prisms. When the plants are grown, the green screen will be penetrated only by the black central column of the concrete shelter. The basalt-watery surface on which it is based reflects the light in the interior. The vigorously detached prism lets the sun enter and functions as a shelter: living space lies beneath. When the sliding panels retreat, the merging with the garden is complete.
AAKAA, minimalist architecture.
Adrien Durrmeyer, young graduated and founder of AAKAA has recently presented in Paris his latest project : Daegu’s D-G book shop in South Corea.
Built in one block with only one huge windows, to let the light come inside the building from the top.
Ex container project by Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects, located in anywhere (which this anywhere part is amazing!), Japan. Images by Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects.
In response to calls for disaster relief housing after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that ravaged Japan, architect Yatsutaka Yoshimura has created a series of shipping container shelters that remain low-cost and high-quality. While the architect had started to use the modular units in the ‘Bayside Marina Hotel’ project, but the full-fledged prototype contains prefabricated interior and exterior finishesand have the ability to become permanent architecture. The 20 foot by 20 foot containers can be paired to contain a program of kitchen,living room, bathroom and sleep spaces; however the permanent proposal, valued at a modest 60,000 USD, uses an interval unit thatallows the home to total a 60 square meter area with the same program. A two-story intermediate typology is intended to adapt to smallersite areas. The design is part of a greater aim to use existing materials while maintaining a sensitivity to communities that had remain in close physical proximity decade after decade.
Onion have designed the Bear House in Cha-Am beach, Thailand
Bear House is on Cha-Am Beach, a famous seaside resort town in central Thailand, three hours drive from Bangkok. Miniature fixtures and oversize furniture are the features of Bear House. Lamps and pillows are oversize so that the inhabitants may feel smaller than they actually are. The house has four sizes of doorknobs, customised for different size of doors. They are sometimes too big for a child’s hand and too small for an adult’s hand. The ladder that seems too high is one of the living area’s decorative elements. It leads the gaze high up to square skylights, oversize voids, and windows of different scale. Every room on the upper floors overlook the hall of living area.
The Maijishan Grottoes are a series of 194 caves cut in the side of the hill of Majishan in Tianshui, Gansu Province, northwest China. This example of rock cut architecture contains over 7,200 Buddhist sculptures and over 1,000 square meters of murals. Construction began in the Later Qin era (384-417 CE).
Thorne Bay House by Bossley Architects, located in Takapuna, New Zealand.
A compact house designed for a beautiful but small and near-impossible site! The desire not to damage the trees or their extensive root systems, combined with the steep slope and limited turning circle for cars, the rock outcrops, and the restrictive planning controls resulted in an innovative building which and is squeezed under, around and between the limbs of the trees, and still manages to take full advantage of the site, the sun and the views.
The character of the house changes as it rises from the ground towards the sky. The ground floor level comprises orthogonal spaces, which follow the slope in a series of steps down towards the sea, providing sea views from each level. Upstairs, the rooms become more angular and free flowing, to reflect the contortions of the pohutukawa limbs.
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption by Moto Designshop Inc.
Using these techniques, we are able to propose bamboo, a natural, strong and renewable material as both structure and finish. It is very important to us that the design communicate the skill of the Haitian people. Rebuilding this place of worship should be by the people and of the people. The Woven Tree aims to be a definitive expression of the remarkable people of Haiti.
The Prision by studio Customr.
A project shrouded in ambiguity, this prison is not for criminals, but holds instead illegal immigrants. Embracing this dilemma, Van der Sluis created truly eye-popping structures, to draw increased attention to an issue that requires public concern.