Kengo Kuma & Associates Unveils Stacked Timber Museum in Turkey. Kengo Kuma & Associates Unveils Stacked Timber Museum in Turkey Kengo Kuma & Associates has unveiled their design for the Odunpazari Modern Art Museum, currently under construction in Eskisehir, Turkey, a city well-regarded for its university and young, lively population.
Borrowing from the scale and materiality of traditional Ottoman wooden houses, the museum seeks to become a new cultural venue that both stands out and integrates into the existing streetscape. The new museum will be located in the neighborhood known as Odunpazari (“wood market” in Turkish), an area of the city home to intimate, meandering streets and historic Ottoman homes that feature cantilevered upper levels. Speculative Project Seeks to Take Advantage of NYC Air Rights for Affordable Housing. Speculative Project Seeks to Take Advantage of NYC Air Rights for Affordable Housing Beomki Lee and Chang Kyu Lee of Atelier L have unveiled their speculative project, Instant City: Living Air-Right, which proposes that affordable housing and public programs be built in the air rights of existing buildings in New York City.
As a response to the lack of home ownership in the city, the project aims to provide living space, as well as to foster community in an overlooked space. Because air rights space in New York varies in different geographic areas, the project can be customizable to whichever space it is applied to. Instant City also offers a new tyoe of community platform called ‘Living Surface.’ Ribbon Chapel. Löyly. Gijang Waveon / Heesoo Kwak and IDMM Architects. Gijang Waveon / Heesoo Kwak and IDMM Architects Architects Location Gijang-gun, Busan, South Korea Architect in Charge Heesoo Kwak Area 497.33 m2 Project Year 2016 Photographs Manufacturers FILOBE From the architect.
Gijang near to Busan, port city, the second largest city in Korea, is famous for beautiful scenery of seashore rendered by inspiringly eroded rock, wave of clean seawater and groups of pine trees at a height of about 30 feet. WAVEON, the unique cafe in the beach, is located in a hill overlooking the shore in Gijang. Our client wanted to get a 500m2-sized building just for cafe where we can look down the sandy and rocky shore wherever we are.
Place stackingThe condition of architecture oriented to outside view from inner space is placed on maximization of length of openings facing with sea and beach. Veranda on a Roof / Studio Course. Veranda on a Roof / Studio Course Architects Location Sopan Baug, Panchawati Rd, Panchawati, Pashan, Pune, Maharashtra 411008, India Architect in Charge Kalpak Shah Area 50.0 m2 Project Year 2017 Photographs Manufacturers From the architect.
Steyn Studio's chapel frames dramatic views of South African countryside below its sinuous roof. A bright white canopy undulates above the glazed walls of this chapel outside Cape Town, framing views right through it to scenic mountains, vineyards and pomegranate orchards.
UK practice Steyn Studio worked with South African studio TV3 Architects to design the Bosjes Chapel, which is located on the Bosjes Farm in South Africa's picturesque Witzenberg district. The surface of the cast-concrete roof rises and falls to create a sinuous outline around all four facades. At points, the roof form dips down to almost touch the surface of a pool surrounding the building, but lifts dramatically at the four corners.
Where the corners of the 420-square-metre building lift upwards, they reveal full-height glazing embellished with tall cross-shaped frames. Architects Design Giant Honeycomb Building Made of Staircases. SMA254 / SMA Studio. Architects Location Architect in Charge Pham Tuan Anh Design Team Nguyen Phuong Chi, Duong Van Hanh Area 10.0 m2 Project Year 2016 Photographs Manufacturers HailongGlass, VietNhat ContextSMA254, located on an area of just 10m2 in Cau Giay District (Hanoi), is the remnants of Hanoi’s rapid development.
Its narrow facade overlooks a 1- meter-long alley and other sides are neighbors’ houses. Its small surface area, with a size of 2.5x4 meters, causes many difficulties. The status quo is deteriorated and needs renovating with low costs and fast construction that does not affect the surrounding neighbors. ConceptIt poses a question for the architects of SMA Architecture Studio of how to ensure a small yet flexible house that uses both natural light and ventilation for maximum energy savings.
MaterialsMaterials such as iron, sheet metal and steel are painted white. SpaceAll spaces in the house are flexibly linked together from floor to roof. From Model to Masterpiece: Penda’s Stunning Botanical Pavilion in Beijing. The 5th annual A+Awards — the world’s largest awards program for architecture and products — is open for entries!
Click here to find out how to submit your project, and act fast: the final deadline for submissions is this Friday, Jan. 27. We are only one month in, but 2017 is already shaping up to be a stellar year for penda. The Beijing- and Vienna-based architecture firm, winner of the coveted Emerging Firm of the Year Award at last year’s A+Awards, was recently awarded first place in the competition to design a huge pavilion for the International Horticultural Expo 2019 in the Chinese capital. The winning project — named “A Thousand Yards” by the studio — constitutes another significant step on penda’s whirlwind path to international prominence, a journey characterized by a feverish ambition to deliver typological and material innovation at every opportunity.
Paul Keskeys: What was your original inspiration for “A Thousand Yards”?