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New York Vertical Farm
Wall Corporation United States (2015-)

Apr 12, 2022
The plot was divided into longitudinal horizontal grid as natural planted fields. Linear lines of agricultural land on the ground in two directions have been transformed into the structure in such a way that they carry each other. The structure is terraced at a level that will take maximum rain. Thanks to this sustainable architectural structure that allows vertical farming, it will be possible to get both maximum rain and maximum daylight.
X description terracing on the form was designed for agricultural production. Rain and sunshine to the gradual change of place terrace can be used most efficiently.
Rising slope and forms a giant mutual support beams on the main carrier. Terrace sits on the inclined beam.Curved beams defines the space in the middle for the elevator.Lifts runs on the rails with the inclined beam as in the Eiffel Tower. Structure mutually connecting cable has become the top spot in the stable.
Places first in the 25-meter studio apartment with terrace were placed.It is designed from the ground terracing down 3 levels the volume of the main dwelling. There is up to 50 meters from 25 meters outdoor terraces only for agricultural production.Rainwater is used in the most efficient manner.Reaches into housing filtered down from the terrace, rain from above.Each terrace accessible by elevator.Located in the head by a structure designed for emergency stairs are located on the inclined beam.While agricultural production in history with reference to the vertical structure of the building also offers an impressive symbol of the city. Aims to draw attention to agricultural production should also thanks to the impressive structure.

Steel cable structure
Selim Senin
Ntinda Offices
Wall Corporation Uganda (2022-)

Mar 15, 2022
The project is located in Kampala, the capital of Uganda, located in East Africa. The project land, located in Ntinda, the newly developing region of Kampala, has an area of 777 square meters. When the ramp was built, it was aimed to dissolve the car parking area on the ground floor instead of building a basement, since the loss of space was too much and the land was very limited.The ground floor of the building, which touches the ground only with the entrance lobby and an elevator area that will allow vertical circulation, is used as a car parking lot. A staircase is designed open from the side of the building. This staircase leads to the cafe*&restaurant area designed on the 1st floor. The cafe restaurant area has direct access with this staircase designed outside, without entering the building. The 2nd and 3rd floors and the 4th and 5th floors are defined as a single office space. The gallery space, which is two stories high on both floors, allows both floors to work as a single floor. This gallery space is located at different locations on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and on a different floor on the 4th and 5th floors.The relocation of the gallery also allows for a more dynamic setup on the façade of the building. Instead of repeating floor plans over 4 floors, a more dynamic office setup has been achieved. High ceilings, that is, 2 floors high, are a sign of prestige. Instead of the classical office space, this 2-floor office design has been considered so that boutique brands can better express themselves to their customers.

Plot area: 777 sqm
Structure: Reinforced Structure
Car parking: 20 cars
Workspace Capacity: 106 person
Selim Senin
Cemil pamukcu
Isinsu Sopaoglu
Villa M2
Wall Corporation Rwanda (2022-)

Apr 09, 2022
The project is located in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, located in East Africa. The project land, located on a hill overlooking the city, consists of an area of 2000 m2. As a result of various meetings with the client, it is recommended that all places of the house look at the view. Since the project land has a unique view of Kigali, all rooms and spaces have been planned to benefit from the view. On the 1st floor, there is only the guest room and the home cinema. The 1st floor was designed centrally to center the ground floor of the building.The ground and first floor floors of the building are detached from the walls of the building and designed to float in the air. Thanks to this floating roof, light can be received from all sides of the house. The ceiling slab of the ground floor which is facing the view is extended towards the view and a shaded area protected from the sun is designed. This semi-open area offers the landlord the opportunity to have fun in the unique atmosphere of Kigal at any time of the day.On the side of the house facing the road, there is the main entrance door. The entrance hall consists of a volume 2 floors high. The entrance hall façade is designed to emphasize the volume at this floor height. The wooden surface of the pivot door was repeated on the entrance façade and transformed into a geometric grid game.The roof on the entrance façade is extended as a console and an effect is designed to welcome the visitors. In one corner of the garden, the house has its own gym and open kitchen area.

Plot area: 2000 sqm
Selim Senin
Cemil Pamukcu
Isinsu Sopaoglu
Kubra Mutlu
Bahattin Kahraman
Brick Library
HAS ARCHITECTURE Vietnam (2017-2020)

Mar 22, 2022
BRICK LIBRARY | HAS

Architect: HAS
Local architect: HNA
Location: Dien Duong, Quang Nam, Viet Nam
Status: Completed
Function: Library, Conference, art classroom.
2020

The BRICK Library is located in the central area of 5hectare Skyline Hill Campus in Dien-Duong, Quang Nam Province Vietnam

It is surrounded by many neighboring buildings: kindergarten, swimming pool, reception, learning, and absolutely, main character: the Poplar tree garden which are not only belongs the campus, but also around the site.

On entering the library, there is the Open spaces on the ground floor and the circulation route gives rise to rich sensorial experiences as students and visitor move multidimensionally through the book-filled space, study classes and also pulls air through the building.

The building’s brick surface creating void and shape as double façade. It will protect the inner space from hot-air and sun-light.

Interiors are as spare as the exterior, dominated by local brick walls and the white surface of interior. Both surfaces reveal structure. Walls are double layer solid brickwork (200mm x 2 thick, with no insulation cavity or expansion joints necessary).

Windows are free with circle shape, creating an interference pattern that works with interlocking interiors.’ Glazing is set almost flush with the internal wall surface and framed in white aluminum frames.
From the outside this exaggerates the wall’s mass, while internally, the arrangement was inspired in part by the window frames of Kahn in Sri Lanka.

Brick library creates a powerful presence and redefines the Skyline center square with the Concrete Flower by famous sculptor Pham Van Hang. The heavy and imposing walls provide a thermally stable environment for books, and also cultivate the tranquil atmosphere of a college building. For student, users who break from their books, the interiors also generate delight and intrigue, leading the eye in a dance from level to level, outdoor to indoor, from sky to poplar garden.


Construction System : Concrete
Facade : Brick

HAS Architecture

Team: Hoang Nguyen, Tran Pham, Tuan Le, Ha Chau My Ngoc
Local architect: HNA
Structure : Tin An JSC
MEP : Tin An
GLASS-BLOCK HOUSE
ROOM+ Design & Build Vietnam (2017-2018)

Sep 17, 2021
An urban tiny house located at an 18-square-meter site in an alleyway has been renovated to fit the owner's needs. The old house was partly damaged and abandoned for months and very dark inside with brick walls and columns as the main load-bearing structure. The design brief asked for an affordable and artistic renovation to accommodate the owners’ start-up leather shop and their living space with two bedroom.

We proposed a creative solution by carefully removing two old brick facades then replace them with glass-block facades and integrated windows together with new minimal steel structure. The translucent glass-block facades on the North-East and South-East engage natural light and ventilation without losing the privacy, and also make the building blend with the surroundings during the day. At night, when lights on, the house become a magically sparkling lantern in the middle of the neighborhood.

The pergola on the top is a feature element of the built-form. The design of pergola is based on the square shape of the glass-block and considered as the outer skin of the façade which gives space for desirable plantings, enhances the privacy, and minimizes the heat gain to the interior space. The dimensions of the square windows are multiplied by the 190Wx190H mm dimension of a glass-block. The windows not only allow for natural light and ventilation but are also considered as connectors between the indoor space and the outside.

The service and circulation spaces including the bathrooms and staircases are positioned at the West to prevent solar heat gain getting into the main space. The ground floor is dedicated to the owners' leather showroom with some display windows and integrated glass shelving. The kitchen, laundry, staircase and a small toilet are purposely hidden behind sliding glass doors which are only opened when necessary.

The first level accommodates a compact bedroom suite with the bathroom and wardrobe seamlessly hidden behind glass partitions. The bedroom, bathroom, storage space, and furniture are altogether in a compact 14 square meter space. This space has merely two colors: the green of the traditional cement floor tiling and the banana-leaf patterned film applied on glass doors; and the neutral warm tone of the wooden furniture and soft furnishing.

The second level accommodates the cozy master bedroom suite with a landscaped balcony. The bathroom is a minimalist design featuring a delightful glass-block shower. The sunlight is filtered by the plantings as well as the translucent glass-blocks facades before lightening the interior space. The glass windows in various sizes are wisely positioned to open the view to the landscape yet avoid direct sight from the neighboring houses to enhance privacy and comfort.

The facades can be closed off thanks to the full-size roller blinds. The furniture is space-saving and carefully designed with natural wood and traditional bamboo sheets. The floors are finished with traditionally flora-patterned cement tile. The combination of contemporary and traditional materials in a minimalist approach makes one's spatial experience seem both freshly new and closely familiar at the same time.

We strongly believe that the project has proposed a uniquely creative design solution for the re-birth of the old house. By carefully investigating the existing conditions, respecting the context, accepting the challenging design brief, taking the risk and adding significant values to the asset, we has changed the once damaged and abandoned property into a uniquely creative example of micro house, which has become the most popular type of houses in the high-density urban context of Vietnam’s cities and other developing countries around the World.

Moreover, with this particular project, we have overcome the challenge of affordability. The client couple had a very tight budget and half of it has been lend from a bank. Therefore, we spent much of time and effort to preserve as many parts of the existing house as feasible to reasonably save the cost. We also proposed an idea that one of the new independent bedroom suites can be temporarily used as an AirBnB accommodation in order to add an income to the owners’ budget. This solution is not only for the design problem but also the challenge of affordability which most average-income people living in the cities have been facing with.

Last but not least, the renovation project has certainly added values to the neighborhood and also had a positive influence to the public. The neighbors have admired the house for its impressive appearance and the vibrancy it gives to the streetscape. The house plays an important role in making a sense of place at the local neighborhood thanks to its corner location and distinctive built-form. Moreover, many people told us that the Glass-block Micro House encourages them to be much more confident about renovating their tiny old houses, which they thought quite impossible and unaffordable for long.

Site area: 18 m2
Total floor area: 60 m2
Number of floors: 03
Building height: 8.3 m
Main structure: Steel frame, brick walls
Functions: Fashion shop, family home
Exterior finishes: Glass-block facades, iron frame – glass infill doors and windows, iron mesh pergola.
Interior finishes: Terrazzo floors, cement tiles, ceramic tiles, oak wood and MDF furniture.
Design firm: ROOM Design & Build
Design team: Vinh Phuc Ta (Project Leader), Casa Yen Nguyen, Hieu Hien Trinh, Kim Quy Nguyen
Construction: ROOM Design & Build
Photographer: Sonmeo Nguyen Art Studio