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Double(o) Studio built Trefoil House with circular and hexagonal layout merged in one massing

WA Contents • Sep 23, 2020 • 278

Double(o) Studio built Trefoil House with circular and hexagonal layout merged in one massing

Double(o) Studio has built a private house that comprises circular and hexagonal units merged in one massing as a whole located south of Lisbon, Portugal.

The house, named Casa Trevo or Trefoil House, the building is a two-storey residence in Aroeira, Portugal - which has an indented appearance in a a forest of pine trees, rising tall above a sandy terrain. The site’s close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean provides pleasant breezes and plenty of sunshine, across all seasons.

The architects drew a special approach on the project and tried to create, internally and externally, a range of dynamic and varied experiences of space with dynamic form.

In the interior, the rooms are organized around three outdoor patios, (...)

Zaha Hadid Architects designs new high-rise with curved glass façade in Hong Kong’s business district

WA Contents • Sep 23, 2020 • 768

Zaha Hadid Architects designs new high-rise with curved glass façade in Hong Kong’s business district

Zaha Hadid Architects has unveiled design for a new 36-storey high-rise to be built in the heart of Hong Kong’s central business district.

Called 2 Murray Road, the design, commissioned by Hong Kong-based property developer Henderson Land, will replace a multi-storey car park to create an urban oasis adjacent to Chater Garden within a short walking distance to both Central and Admiralty MTR metro stations.

2 Murray Road, reaching to 190-metre height, will incorporate "the integration of advanced design, construction and operational technologies throughout the building."

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The tower will have a base elevated above the ground and will shelter courtyards and gardens cultivated with (...)

DS+R, DIALOG, KPMB Architects, Architecture49 compete for new Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Halifax

WA Contents • Sep 23, 2020 • 390

DS+R, DIALOG, KPMB Architects, Architecture49 compete for new Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Halifax

Three shortlisted teams have been announced to design the new Art Gallery of Nova Scotia as part of a Waterfront Arts District in Halifax, Canada. The three teams, selected to develop concepts, include Architecture49 with Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Hargreaves Jones, DIALOG, Acre Architects, Brackish Design Studio, Shannon Webb-Campbell and KPMB Architects with Omar Gandhi Architect, Jordan Bennett Studio, Elder Lorraine Whitman (NWAC), Public Work and Transsolar.The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia launched the Design Competition Exhibition, which runs until late October and features 3D models, renderings and detailed submissions by three shortlisted design teams.

As part of the public engagement process, Nova Scotians will have an oppo (...)

yh2 and Edifice Consultants' resort and spa complex inspired by rugged mountain topography in India

WA Contents • Sep 23, 2020 • 235

yh2 and Edifice Consultants' resort and spa complex inspired by rugged mountain topography in India

yh2 and Edifice Consultants have completed a resort and spa complex on the Indian Himalayas in Rishikesh, India.

Indian Himalayas is a steep mountain landscape through which the sacred Ganges River meanders, is a nature that supersedes all human construction.

Named Complex Taj Rishikesh Resort & Spa, Uttarakhand, the resort is informed by "rugged mountain topography and the locally available materials" to form the idea of this project.

For the development of the hotel complex Taj Rishikesh, it was this modesty in face of the grandiosity of the place that guided the architects' approach.

"The project was developed following a trip to the Indian Himalayas, where we studied the traditional vernacular archi (...)

CL3 Architects completes interiors for The Quayside in Hong Kong

WA Contents • Sep 23, 2020 • 285

CL3 Architects completes interiors for The Quayside in Hong Kong

CL3 Architects has completed the interiors of a mixed-use development, The Quayside, an innovative mix use development that promotes a healthy working environment mixing work, dine, recreation, relaxation into a green oasis amidst an industrial neighbourhood in Hong Kong.

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With the office lobby on the ground level, retail on the first and second levels, and a large green podium on the third level, circular openings were created to visually connect and integrate the various functions, while planting with self irrigation and lighting system forms column structures puncturing through these openings.

A grand spiral stair connects the second to the third level 4,300-square-metre podium garden, equip (...)

SO-IL founders to discuss the Role of Artistic Interventions In Architecture in WAC's Live Interview

WA Contents • Sep 22, 2020 • 472

SO-IL founders to discuss the Role of Artistic Interventions In Architecture in WAC's Live Interview

Jing Liu and Florian Idenburg, founders of New York-based interdisciplinary architecture and design studio SO-IL, will be our new guest in WAC's Live Interview Series. WAC's new session will be hosted by Pappal Suneja, WAC's India Country Editor and Research Scholar, Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau, Germany.

WAC's live interview series explore different themes decided by WAC Country Reporter or Country Editor in each session.

In WAC's new Live Session, Jing Liu and Florian Idenburg will discuss the role of artistic interventions in architecture and contribution to the identity of cultural institutions exploring dynamics between active participants, the building itself and the public space.

The session, the (...)

Jalousie House in Vietnam features porous wall with folding pattern for airy interior

WA Contents • Sep 22, 2020 • 610

Jalousie House in Vietnam features porous wall with folding pattern for airy interior

Vietnamese architecture firm Limdim House Studio has completed a private house that features a porous wall with folding pattern for airy interior in Hue, Vietnam.

Named Jalousie House, the 300-square-metre house is located on a 7m (west-facing) by 14m (south-facing) site in Hue city. The house is situated on site where the same narrow-shaped houses stood side by side.

The exterior of the house comprises lateral voids to take natural light, while maintaining privacy. Bu its interior is much more interesting to live in as the house pushes the natural world to the inside.

"This type of house faced the risk of lack of air and light because the sides are adjacent to others," said the architects.

"Hue is one of the (...)

Studio Eiraji reveals proposal for Multifunctional Hall and Congress Center in Bosnia and Herzegovina

WA Contents • Sep 22, 2020 • 373

Studio Eiraji reveals proposal for Multifunctional Hall and Congress Center in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Iranian studio Studio Eiraji, led by Javad Eiraji, has unveiled competition proposal for a multifunctional hall and congress center in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

As the task of the project was to create a conceptual architectural design for a multifunctional hall/ convention center, the first step of the studies contains hall/congress centers details and also the site and situation studies.

The geographical and historical studies of the region and also the native architecture of the city were the next levels which were done during the design process of the project. Spatial contains, diagrams and also physical programming of the project according to the design needs and site analysis were done next.

Starting f (...)

Winy Maas writes open letter for Museum Rotterdam

Lola Kleindouwel • Sep 22, 2020 • 371

Winy Maas writes open letter for Museum Rotterdam

Monday September 21st, Winy Maas, founding partner of MVRDV, has written an open letter in response to the negative recommendation by the Rotterdam Council for Art and Culture (RRKC). The RRKC has recommended closure of Museum Rotterdam.

Museum Rotterdam is the museum for Rotterdam heritage and has two locations, one in the Timmerhuis – in the center of Rotterdam and inside the OMA design– and one location at the Coolhaven. In the Timmerhuis the historical collection of Rotterdam is shown. There are over 110,000 pieces collected and often presented in an unexpected combination with new heritage. The Coolhaven location is entirely dedicated to the World War II and the bombardment of Rotterdam in 1940.

The ambition o (...)

Studio 44 and WEST 8 win Tuchkov Buyan Park Competition in Russia

WA Contents • Sep 22, 2020 • 451

Studio 44 and WEST 8 win Tuchkov Buyan Park Competition in Russia

Studio 44 from Russia, Saint Petersburg in consortium with WEST 8 from The Netherlands, Rotterdam have won the International Competition for the Architectural Landscape Design Concept for the Tuchkov Buyan Park in Russia.

The idea developed by Studio 44 and WEST 8 was recognized as the best conception by an international jury. JV Vogt (Switzerland, Zurich) in consortium with Herzog & de Meuron (Switzerland, Basel) and Khvoya (Russia, Saint Petersburg) have become the finalists.Studio 44 and WEST 8 were selected from among the international offices, including Bjarke Ingels Group, Kengo Kuma and Associates, Michel Desvigne Paysagiste.Studio 44 and WEST 8 were selected as the winner of the competition, while JV Vogt in consortium wi (...)