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WA Awards 34th Cycle Winner Posters And Certificates Are Ready To Download

WA Contents • Jul 13, 2020 • 390

WA Awards 34th Cycle Winner Posters And Certificates Are Ready To Download

World Architecture Community has announced WA Awards 34th Cycle Winner Posters and Certificates!

You are invited to Download! We present 51 Winner Posters and 54 Certificates for the 34th Cycle of WA Awards. Please visit your project page to download or preview your high-resolution Winner Posters and visit your "My Winner Page" to download your Winner Certificates.

Please see WA Awards 34th Cycle Winners!

One Cycle ends and another begins, so if you want to see your projects potentially awarded, the best is to participate. The 35th Cycle of WA Awards is now open for submissions, so hurry up and participate to the WA Awards 35th Cycle now.

If you are a Student or an Academic Member of any University, you can sen (...)

Call for registrations to Haptic - Design a Museum for Materials competition

WA Contents • Jul 13, 2020 • 124

Call for registrations to Haptic -  Design a Museum for Materials competition

UNYT has announced a new competition titled "Haptic - Design a Museum for Materials". All tangible architecture is born at the confluence of design, technique, and execution. No great architectural work is bereft of it. However, the one element of architecture that not only encompasses all three, but also sometimes supercedes them is Building Material. It is the dimension of architecture that helps it attain the physical, tangible form it develops into. The knowledge of its properties, both visual and tactile, its utility, suitability, application, and availability are an inimitable part of both the practice and education of architecture.

Material in Architecture has bourne significance not only as an element of construction, but als (...)

Verum Atelier redesigns old apartment with light-filled and airy interior space in Lisbon, Portugal

WA Contents • Jul 13, 2020 • 170

Verum Atelier redesigns old apartment with light-filled and airy interior space in Lisbon, Portugal

Portuguese architecture studio Verum Atelier has redesigned an old apartment with light-filled and airy interior space in Lisbon, Portugal.

Called Artur Lamas, the 65-square-metre apartment was redesigned as a rehabilitation project in Belém, Lisbon.

The project was converted with the aim of making the existing gloomy and tight space into a pleasurable apartment, allowing its profitability and usability through short-term lease.

The project has an elongated plan layout and its interior space was reconfigured with all-white interiors and hidden spaces. The apartment is opened up the roof terrace and intervened with a green staircase to reach upper floors.

"The architectural solutions developed in this pro (...)

Calling Black Architects to Work on Redevelopment of Historic African-American Property in Charlotte

WA Contents • Jul 13, 2020 • 165

Calling Black Architects to Work on Redevelopment of Historic African-American Property in Charlotte

Historic Excelsior Club Seeks to Hire Black Architects to Work on Redevelopment, Revival of Historic African-American Property in Charlotte, N.C. Process starts to redevelop historic landmark and longtime epicenter of African-American politics and culture North Carolina.

The new owners of the historic Excelsior Club today announced they are seeking distinguished Black architects from around the nation to participate in the redevelopment and revival of the Club, a longtime epicenter of African-American politics and culture in North Carolina.

The Excelsior Club opened in 1944 as a fashionable nightclub that attracted Black professionals and politicians from around Charlotte as members. It remained a mainstay of the community fo (...)

NCDA creates undulating and smooth surfaces in a waiting area in Hong Kong

WA Contents • Jul 13, 2020 • 193

NCDA creates undulating and smooth surfaces in a waiting area in Hong Kong

Hong Kong-based architectural design firm NC Design & Architecture (NCDA) has created undulating and smooth surfaces for a VIP area in a luxury shopping centre at the heart of Hong Kong’s busiest shopping district.

Called The Garden Pavilion, the aim was to make this space like a secret garden and foster a private yet welcoming environment.

The 200-square-metre space is made up of fluid mini sofa and organically-shaped sconces and tables that are designed to mimic rocks in a garden.

A composition of rounded shapes and voluptuous silhouettes.

The brief was to create a relaxing getaway and was conceived by the designer as an airy garden-like, contemporary landscape, taking inspiration from the forms of (...)

OHLAB's rural villa in Mallorca allows guests to frame natural surrounding under wattle pergola

WA Contents • Jul 13, 2020 • 346

OHLAB's rural villa in Mallorca allows guests to frame natural surrounding under wattle pergola

Guests are able to focus on natural surrounding under a wattle pergola with an open plan in this rural holiday home designed by OHLAB.

Named Casa Palerm, an elongated villa was designed as an extension of a rural hotel in the countryside of Lloret de Vistalegre, in the centre of Mallorca, Spain.

The single-story independent building, close to the original farmhouse, functions as a small holiday home. It allows guests to stay in earthy-toned designed private villa, while presenting openness and flexibility in the building overlooking the natural surrounding.

"The project follows a discreet architecture, being integrated within its surrounding environment and performing efficiently, both economically and energetically," (...)

MVRDV to convert its former Expo 2000 Pavilion in Hannover into a co-working office building

WA Contents • Jul 13, 2020 • 324

MVRDV to convert its former Expo 2000 Pavilion in Hannover into a co-working office building

MVRDV has unveiled plans to convert its former Expo 2000 Pavilion into a co-working office building in Hannover, Germany. Designed in 2000, the pavilion is one of the studio's seminal works from the practice’s early years.

The new plans will also include two new buildings on the space surrounding the pavilion, one will contain student housing and the other will be hosting offices and parking. MVRDV’s design will maintain the qualities – including the forest on the 3rd floor – that made the pavilion an icon of the 2000 World Expo and reinterprets the original project’s concept for the two new buildings.

The design of the original Expo 2000 pavilion was a response to the Dutch theme for the Expo (...)

Koto and New Art Centre release multifunctional and carbon neutral cabin with sculptural form

WA Contents • Jul 13, 2020 • 395

Koto and New Art Centre release multifunctional and carbon neutral cabin with sculptural form

UK-based, modular, sustainable architects Koto Design in partnership with the New Art Centre have released a multifunctional and carbon neutral cabin for on site or off-grid living.

Koto has created the first cabin in a series of modular cabins that serve as places of deep work and mediation, contemplative rooms and immersive spaces to connect with the surrounding nature.

Each of these upcoming designs will be available both on and off the grid and at various sizes and price points to allow a range of products to hit the market and the new cabin can be purchased from Koto's website starting from £26,000 price.

"We want to disrupt how we see the conventional work office and have created a truly inspiring spa (...)

Democracy, National Unity and Architecture

Javad Eiraji • Jul 13, 2020 • 129

Democracy, National Unity and Architecture

Studio Eiraji CEO-Founder & Principal Architect Dr. Javad Eiraji's Professional Architectural Photography Exhibition with Associate Prof.Mehmet İnceoğlü will be opened this Wednesday 15 July at 14:00 Istanbul Time (15.30 Tehran Time) via Zoom online meeting platform. Due to Memorial Day 15 July in Turkey, this exhibition is entitled “Democracy, National Unity and Architecture” and Architectural Shots from all over the world which have been taken by mentioned Professors will be shown which reflect peace and architecture beside each other.

The Faculty of Architecture and Design of Eskisehir Technical University holds this online exhibition and it will be opened to the participation of anyone who wishes.

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Zeller & Moye built private residence composed of interlocked timber cabins among pine trees

WA Contents • Jul 10, 2020 • 1236

Zeller & Moye built private residence composed of interlocked timber cabins among pine trees

Mexico and Berlin-based architecture studio Zeller & Moye has built a private residence hidden among pine trees in Klein Köris, eastern Germany.

Called Koeris House, the 130-square-metre, situated on a plot near a lake in close proximity to Berlin, the house is entirely made of timber and its volumes are interlocked each other to provide a continuous circulation inside.

The house was completed in spring 2020 and is currently inhabited by the owners.

The five-volume cabins at first sight are perceived as separate volumes, but as long as a visitor comes closer, it is understood that they are attached each other and the residence is a single volume.

In order to reduce the footprint of residence and avoid c (...)