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5th International THAAP conference in Lahore, 2014: a dialogue for culture, art & architecture of the marginalized and the poor – by Tanzia Islam

5th International THAAP conference in Lahore, 2014: a dialogue for culture, art & architecture of the marginalized and the poor – by Tanzia Islam

Photo by Laraib Rizvi Pakistan today is one of the most controversial places in South Asia, where the civil society and different social aspects are at stake. Not many news we receive in international media and many people think twice before considering a travel to Pakistan. This is not stopping the scholars from Pakistan to [...]

dicembre 2, 2014 Mauro Caria Asia 0

48 NORTH CANAL ROAD – WOHA

48 NORTH CANAL ROAD –  WOHA

#experimentation OFFICE – GEOMETRY – SCULPTURE WOHA: http://apex.woha.net/apex/log.html?purl= 48 NORTH CANAL ROAD The project brief called for a new boutique office and the reconstruction of a pair of heritage-listed shophouses. They were bought up by the same financial institution who first purchased the neighbouring corner plot (50 North Canal Road, separated by a lane way). [...]

settembre 16, 2014 Elisabetta Fragala Asia 0

Moon Hoon – KPOP Curve

Moon Hoon – KPOP Curve

#complexity MULTI USE, CONCRETE, ICONIC BUILDING Moon Hoon: moonhoon.com Baekhyeon-dong is divided in almost equal parts by its main café street. The buildings in the surrounding areas are similarly subdivided by their function; the lower and ground levels are commercial, and the first and second levels are typically residential. Amidst this homogeneity, these structures engage in [...]

luglio 18, 2014 Dario Marcobelli Asia 0

Fai-Fah – SPARK

Fai-Fah – SPARK

#new uses REUSE, PARTECIPATION, PUBBLIC UTILITIES SPARK : http://www.sparkarchitects.com/work       Fai-Fah, which means “light energy”, is a corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme initiated in April 2010 by TMB Bank. The programme acts as a catalyst for change in Thai society through working with underprivileged children and teenagers in their community using the arts as a vehicle for [...]

giugno 9, 2014 Valentina Buzzone Asia 0

Simon Laws Anthill Constructions – Lychee Garden

Simon Laws Anthill Constructions – Lychee Garden

#sustainability RESIDENTIAL, ORGANIC, LOW TECH Simon Laws Anthill Constructions: anthillconstructions.com.au here a short video: vimeo.com/74683867 The Lychee Garden is a residential hub for the Halo Group’s international design headquarters and manufacturing operations based in and around the once rural town of Genglou. This communal space, known as the ‘Halodome’, is surrounded by 7 tower like buildings housing [...]

maggio 1, 2014 Dario Marcobelli Asia 0

Kouk Khleang Youth Center, KOMITU ARCHITECTS

Kouk Khleang Youth Center, KOMITU ARCHITECTS

#community SUSTAINABILITY-EDUCATION-PARTICIPATION   Construction of the youth center is a result of cooperation between Komitu Architects, a group of young Finnish architects and two Cambodian NGOs: Cambodian Volunteers for Society (CVS) and Khmer Kampuchea Krom Human Rights and Development Organisation (KKKHRDA) who work with the youth from Phnom Penh’s poor communities offering them possibilities for [...]

maggio 1, 2014 Luca Marinelli Asia 0

Sentosa house – Nicholas Burns associates

Sentosa house – Nicholas Burns associates

#experimentation  WOOD, CONCRETE, RESIDENTIAL  Nicholas Burns associates: nicholas-burns.com  A series of open spaces clustered against the core. The core provides, structure, vertical circulation, services and adjacent has all baths and the kitchen maximising efficiency. Adaptable space, these open spaces and freed from pre determined function, the structureis designed to allow reconfiguration to future needs, walls can be [...]

marzo 31, 2014 Elisabetta Fragalà Asia 0

Baan Yoo Yen – TA-CHA Design

Baan Yoo Yen – TA-CHA Design

TA-CHA Design: www.facebook.com/TACHAstudio # Connection CHAN, PERSPECTIVES, VISUAL Chan is a Thai word, which literally means “terrace”. In the past the original definition of this old Thai word was another one: “connection”. Just on this principle is based the concept of the project of the young TA-CHA design studio: to establish links among people, to [...]

marzo 19, 2014 Maria Elena Fauci Asia 0

RW Concrete Church – NAMELESS Architecture

RW Concrete Church – NAMELESS Architecture

#community BOX, CONCRETE, RELIGION NAMELESS Architecture: www.namelessarchitecture.com RW Concrete Church is located in Byeollae, a newly developed district near northeast Seoul, Korea. It evokes a feeling, not of a city already completed, but a building on a new landscape somewhere between nature and artificiality, or between creation and extinction. The church, which will be a [...]

marzo 4, 2014 Simona Tiracchia Asia 0

Hongodai Christ Church school nursery – Takeshi Hosaka architects

Hongodai Christ Church school nursery  – Takeshi Hosaka architects

#community  SCHOOL – WOODEN STRUCTURE – STEEL  Takeshi Hosaka architects: hosakatakeshi.com It is a complex of church school (2nd floor) and nursery (1st floor) administered by Protestant Christ church. The premises are located at a greenery area in Yokohama city surrounded by fields, parks and hills in the neighborhood. It has been planned in the open space such [...]

febbraio 23, 2014 Elisabetta Fragalà Asia 0