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Fönces Studio presents 3D renderings referring to all details of renovation of a country house

Sponsored Content • Feb 24, 2021 • 442

Fönces Studio presents 3D renderings referring to all details of renovation of a country house
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Renovations require much effort combined from designers and architects, with success depending on the achieved coordination level. These 3D visualizations made by Architectural Visualization Studio Fönces were the first step in the country house's complex renovation process in the Canadian Rockies.

The original building was located within a gorgeous landscape but had one small flaw – despite the winning surroundings, its interior design became, least to say, outdated. Besides, the trims and materials haven't been replaced since the construction, which was done sometime in the 1980s.

The plan was to hear out designers' ideas and consult with architects to review whether the desired changes were achievabl (...)

TBA adds curved and textured pale brick volume to Montreal’s heterogenous family neighborhood

WA Contents • Feb 24, 2021 • 384

TBA adds curved and textured pale brick volume to Montreal’s heterogenous family neighborhood

Montréal-based architecture firm TBA / Thomas Balaban Architecte has designed an additional curved and textured volume in a narrow plot in an old family neighborhood of Montreal, Canada.

Named deNormanville, the 125-square-metre home was developed as a renovation and extension of an existing house to provide extra spaces for a family on their tiny back lot - the new small volume has been built to meet the future needs of their growing family.

In this linear volume, there are additional bedrooms, larger living spaces, and spatial separation between the private rooms and socially focused areas.

Located in the fast-developing Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie borough of Montréal, deNormanville is part of the first (...)

BIG's Toyota Woven City breaks ground in Japan

WA Contents • Feb 24, 2021 • 684

BIG's Toyota Woven City breaks ground in Japan

Bjarke Ingels Group's Toyota Woven City, set to be the world's first urban incubator, has broken ground at the foothills of Mount Fuji in Japan.

The Toyota Woven City is designed as a prototype city of the future where all ecosystems are connected, which has begun construction at the Higashi-Fuji site in Susono City, located in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.

BIG first revealed plans for Toyota Woven City in January 2020 and the 708,200-square-metre project is conceived as "a living laboratory" to test and advance mobility, autonomy, connectivity, hydrogen-powered infrastructure and industry collaboration.

In an announcement by Toyota on February 23, 2021, it said that a groundbreaking ceremony was held in (...)

DA INTEGRATING LIMITED transforms old residence into a contemporary art space in Shenzhen, China

WA Contents • Feb 24, 2021 • 431

DA INTEGRATING LIMITED transforms old residence into a contemporary art space in Shenzhen, China

DA INTEGRATING LIMITED has transformed an old residence into a contemporary art space in Shenzhen, China.

Named KennaXu Gallery, the gallery is situated within a simplistic building, which is hidden behind the shades of green trees and is accessible through a small path. It opens up a journey of dream and art.

Gallery in an old community

The building, constructed in the 1990s within an old community, is the place where the gallery owner Kenna Xu spent his childhood. It carries his deep affection for Shenzhen, and also breeds his dream of establishing a contemporary art gallery that finds a foothold in the local area and pursues global visibility.

As approaching the project, the design team reflected on the relat (...)

Foster + Partners designs Southern Dunes hotel on Saudi Arabian desert

WA Contents • Feb 24, 2021 • 633

Foster + Partners designs Southern Dunes hotel on Saudi Arabian desert

The Southern Dunes hotel is one of two inland hotels that Foster + Partners is designing in Saudi Arabia.

New visuals, revealed by The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC), show that 40 individual holiday villas will be built on Saudi Arabian desert.The hotel development, set to be constructed round 100 kilometres northeast of the city of Umluj on Saudi Arabia’s western coast, will be surrounded by endless deserted panorama.The hotel is developed as part of The Red Sea Project, which form a chain of 90 inhabitant islands that are being developed along Saudi Arabia’s west coast. The Red Sea Project is described as "the world’s most ambitious luxury tourism development, offering an exclusive experience of unparalleled (...)

Call For Registrations To 24H's 37th Edition "Pandemic" Competition

WA Contents • Feb 24, 2021 • 482

Call For Registrations To 24H's 37th Edition

24H, a competition branch of ideasforward, is calling for new ideas about its themed-based international competition, titled "Pandemic" in its 37th edition.

IF it is an international platform for competitions that aims to connect ideas from different areas of society in order to help transform cities and make them increasingly self-sustaining, efficient and green.

We are looking for innovative ideas and new ways of thinking. In a global emergency period, it is increasingly important that we think globally. IF is the space. Here, you can try and experiment, everything is possible!

Aim of the competition

A place where the time limit is used to stimulate your creativity.

This contest aims to present 24-hour a (...)

CEBRA unveils design for Danish Crown headquarters to promote employee health and wellbeing

WA Contents • Feb 23, 2021 • 838

CEBRA unveils design for Danish Crown headquarters to promote employee health and wellbeing

Danish and Abu Dhabi-based architectural office CEBRA has unveiled design for the new headquarters of a food manufacturer Danish Crown, which is set to be built in Randers, Denmark.

CEBRA has won a competition to design the new headquarters of the company. The three-winged building and surrounding landscape are designed as a network- and activity-based work environment to support social relations and employee wellbeing.

The studio's designs scheme takes cues from historic Danish farm buildings and agricultural village communities to create a work and innovation environment that spans the company’s 130-year history with roots in the cooperative movement to their goal of delivering climate neutral production by 2050. (...)

Sawadeesign Studio creates interior for a handicraft store that features slender shelves in Vietnam

WA Contents • Feb 23, 2021 • 543

Sawadeesign Studio creates interior for a handicraft store that features slender shelves in Vietnam

Vietnamese architecture practice Sawadeesign Studio has created a flexible interior for a handicraft store that features slender shelves in Vietnam.

Named TAP Space, the 80-square-metre store was designed for a creative handicraft brand in Saigon, Vietnam.

The architects used all-white slender shelves to display products, making also circulation easy in the interior.

After four years of establishment and development, this brand has set up not only a decent space to display their stunning products to customers but also a concept store to introduce some other outstanding local brands.

The architects said that TAP is one of the most proactive pioneer that making effort to enhance the inner power of Vietnam local br (...)

Diller Scofidio + Renfro's plans for London's Centre for Music scrapped

WA Contents • Feb 23, 2021 • 816

Diller Scofidio + Renfro's plans for London's Centre for Music scrapped

US architecture firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro's plans for "a world-class concert hall", London's Centre for Music have been scrapped due to "the current unprecedented circumstances", stated by the City of London Corporation.

Instead, the City of London Corporation will implement "a major renewal" for the nearby Barbican Centre, which is currently occupied by the Museum of London, as part of the government's post-Covid recovery plans.

Commissioned by the City of London Corporation with an international competition to design "a world-class concert hall" in 2017, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, in collaboration with Sheppard Robson, released its preliminary design in 2019 to create a new home for the London Symphony Orchest (...)

New visuals revealed for Foster + Partners' new ring-shaped hotel on Saudi Arabian island

WA Contents • Feb 23, 2021 • 916

New visuals revealed for Foster + Partners' new ring-shaped hotel on Saudi Arabian island

The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) has revealed new visuals for a hotel which will be built on a Saudi Arabian island designed by global architecture practice Foster + Partners. The new hotel, called Ummahat AlShaykh Hotel 12, is the second development that the studio is currently working for TRSDC. Foster + Partners' other hotel, called Southern Dunes hotel, is planned to be situated on a desert landscape on Saudi Arabia's western coast.

Foster + Partners is also designing the Coral Bloom resort on Shurayrah island which will be one of 90 islands that are being developed along Saudi Arabia’s west coast as part of The Read Sea Project. The Red Sea Development Company commissioned Foster + Partners to design two of (...)