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Competition: Architectural Landscape Design Concept for the Tuchkov Buyan Park in Saint Petersburg

WA Contents • Nov 20, 2019 • 16

Competition: Architectural Landscape Design Concept for the Tuchkov Buyan Park in Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg has launched the International Competition for the Architectural Landscape Design Concept for the Tuchkov Buyan Park in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

The International Competition for the Architectural Landscape Design Concept for the Tuchkov Buyan Park in Saint Petersburg has begun accepting applications from participants. Interested parties can submit their application at the competition website.

Tuchkov Buyan will become a city park with direct access to the Neva River, offer new panoramic views of the city’s main landmarks and unite Saint Petersburg’s green spaces with a single, unbroken pedestrian route.

The goal of the competition is to define the vision and landscape architectural concept for the (...)

Atelier Red+Black built white Cascade House that features different patterns of brick in Melbourne

WA Contents • Nov 19, 2019 • 291

Atelier Red+Black built white Cascade House that features different patterns of brick in Melbourne

Melbourne-based architecture studio Atelier Red+Black has built this white house by applying different patterns of bricks that create a 3D effect on the facade in Melbourne, Australia.

Named Cascade House, the 155-square-metre house takes cues from the client's cultural background, as the client's family grown up in a place which were surrounded by brick architecture - which has an extensive history in South Asia.

The house was designed for a young family who have four members. "At its core, it explores two themes - "identity" and "what is enough?". As recent immigrants, this project is strongly shaped by our client's cultural background," said Atelier Red+Black.

"The house has a chameleon-like ability to (...)

Denton Corker Marshall embraces "function-first approach" with its industrial-like studio space

WA Contents • Nov 19, 2019 • 320

Denton Corker Marshall embraces

Australian architecture studio Denton Corker Marshall has completed its new studio in Melbourne, focusing on "an effective workplace" for its creative users, architects and designers.

Named Denton Corker Marshall Studio, the 976-square-metre office is spread over five small floors, with simplistic materiality, much more flexibility and metallic interior design that makes users feel like in a home-like space.

The studio is located at 49 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, and after 35-year experience, the studio wanted to grow in a new studio space by giving importance to functionality rather than traditional office spaces that are realized in recent years. The architects specifically wanted to avoid of "a corporate identity" feeling (...)

Think Architecture creates seamless transition for houses set in harmony with its natural surrounding

WA Contents • Nov 19, 2019 • 558

Think Architecture creates seamless transition for houses set in harmony with its natural surrounding

Swiss architecture practice Think Architecture has created a seamless transition between these low-rise houses and their natural terrain which work together in a perfect harmony in Zurich, Switzerland.

Called House in a Park, the single-story houses are arranged on a park-like plot that comprises a collection of single-story, freely arranged spaces. The 500-square-metre houses are made of light and gray natural stone, with a white-colored continuous roof in this paint-like surrounding.

Continuous roof edge defines these structures from far away, and the complex creates a smooth transition with the undulating roof landscape.

"The volumes take their inspiration and height from the natural contours of the area and integr (...)

Think Vertical, Go green - Pune, India

Rupsha Chakraborty • Nov 19, 2019 • 3313

Think Vertical, Go green - Pune, India

With the rise in upscale residential hubs and adverse concrete jungle all around the world, Pune, which has been marked as the most livable city in our country, has come up with the rise of yet another unique residential project. The award-winning architecture firm Ingrain Architects in Mumbai is introducing to us the vertical garden building concept for the first time in Maharashtra, India.

The design team of this architectural firm has come up with a peerless design technique in their upcoming venture. From times immemorial man has been making efforts in improving their standard of living. What else can one need when you get all of the mentioned demands curated with grandeur right at your footsteps.

Visual representation o (...)

OMA designs checkerboard-like mixed-use masterplan for the Government of Dubai Knowledge Fund

WA Contents • Nov 19, 2019 • 605

OMA designs checkerboard-like mixed-use masterplan for the Government of Dubai Knowledge Fund

OMA has unveiled its design for a masterplan for the Government of Dubai Knowledge Fund on a site located in the centre of Dubai International Academic City (DIAC), the world’s largest free zone dedicated to higher education.

The project, led by OMA Partner Iyad Alsaka, will be designed in a checkerboard-like layout where the most of educational facilities are integrated within the plan.

"Two decades ago, this area belonged to the Dubai desert. Now, it is home to over 25 international universities and educational institutions, with 24,000 students from 145 nationalities," said OMA in its project description.

"The site will be developed mainly into a mixed-use zone, serving surrounding institutes and other areas o (...)

World Architecture Festival announces winners for The Architecture Drawing Prize 2019

WA Contents • Nov 19, 2019 • 1471

World Architecture Festival announces winners for The Architecture Drawing Prize 2019

The World Architecture Festival has announced this year's overall winner is Anton Markus Pasing with his work entitled "City in a box: paradox memories", who is also the winner of this year's Digital category for The Architecture Drawing Prize 2019.The other two category winners are Jerome Xin Hao Ng, student at The Bartlett School of Architecture in London for "Metabolist of a Dementia Nation" in the hybrid category and Anna Heringer of German architectural practice Studio Anna Heringer in the hand-drawn category for "Masterplan Rudrapur, Bangladesh".The Drawing Prize recognises the continuing importance of hand drawing, whilst embracing the creative use of digitally produced renderings. The judges were impressed by the high qualit (...)

Dominique Perrault Named Director of 2021 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism

WA Contents • Nov 19, 2019 • 444

Dominique Perrault Named Director of 2021 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism

French architect and urban planner Dominique Perrault, founder and principal of Dominique Perrault Architecture, has been named as the Director of 2021 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism. Perrault's appointment was announced on November 8th, 2019 during the closing ceremony of the 2nd Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism.

Dominique Perrault joins the team of the Seoul Biennale as the new General Director, for the 3rd edition, and his role is scheduled from September to November 2021. Perrault succeeds architect Lim Jaeyong and urban planner Francisco Sanin, co-directors of the second edition that ended recently.

The Seoul Biennale took place for the first time on 2017 and quickly gained notoriety in the i (...)

McGonigle McGrath's House Lessans wins RIBA House of the Year 2019

WA Contents • Nov 19, 2019 • 318

McGonigle McGrath's House Lessans wins RIBA House of the Year 2019

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the UK's best new house, following "a low budget" for the entire construction of the house.

Named House Lessans, an exquisitely simple home in County Down designed by McGonigle McGrath, the house has won the RIBA House of the Year 2019. Prestigious annual award is given by the RIBA to the UK’s best new architect-designed house.The house was built on the site of a former farmstead, House Lessans completes a small compound of agricultural buildings. Its crisp, white rendered concrete walls capped with zinc pitched roofs echo the adjacent corrugated barn and root the family home within the landscape.

Comprised of two perpendicular blocks – a dramatic (...)

WA Awards 33rd Cycle is now open and accepting entries until December 15

WA Contents • Nov 19, 2019 • 1977

WA Awards 33rd Cycle is now open and accepting entries until December 15

WA Awards 10+5+X 33rd Cycle is now open for entries! World Architecture Community has opened the WA Awards 33rd Cycle to accept innovative projects from all around to be judged by a panel of star jury, including world-renowned architects, high-profiled academics and top design leaders.

All architects, interior designers, architecture and interior design students can send their entries until December 15, 2019 by registering to the WAC from here first.

Since 2006 and for over 30 Cycles, World Architecture Community organises the prestigious and acclaimed WA Awards 10+5+X. The aim of the WA Community Awards is to highlight and recognise remarkable projects that might otherwise remain unnoticed by the international public, yet h (...)