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WARchitect built a borderless wooden residence on rooftop in Bangkok

WA Contents • Aug 23, 2019 • 59

WARchitect built a borderless wooden residence on rooftop in Bangkok

A borderless wooden residence is placed atop of a five-storey apartment in Bangkok, Thailand to create a unique place overlooking the cityscape. Designed by WARchitect, the new residence, named The Skyscape, is located in Jatujak district of Bangkok and presents a private atmosphere featuring only front facade.

In the past, the rooftop was only used to keep water tanks, leaving a lot of empty space. The owner, therefore, wished to build a small house there for his own use. The rooftop location is an interestingly unique context that sets this project apart from other housing designs. Instead of a normal ground, this house has a concrete courtyard.

Trees are replaced with vertical lines of tall buildings in the Lat Phrao distr (...)

Heatherwick Studio unveils design for "a planted wavy pergola" in central Tokyo

WA Contents • Aug 23, 2019 • 232

Heatherwick Studio unveils design for

Heatherwick Studio has unveiled plans for a new mixed-use development in Tokyo, Japan, which aims to create "a city-within-a-city full of greenery" in the Toranomon-Azabudai district. The project will Heatherwick Studio's first project to be built in Japan.

Commissioned by Mori Building Company, Heatherwick Studio will create a new public realm and many low-rise structures, landscaping and retail within the Minato ward of Tokyo - which will encompass a total of 6,000-square-metre area. Construction has already begun on site and is expected to complete in March 2023.

The overall design program will include offices, residences, a hotel, an international school, retail shops, restaurants and cultural facilities which will b (...)

Development of old historic districts of Cairo goes inline with the administrative capital

Asmaa Kamaly • Aug 23, 2019 • 85

Development of old historic districts of Cairo goes inline with the administrative capital

A development plan for Cairo is currently in the making, said Egyptian prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, according to Egypt Independent. The plan tackles specially areas like sur al Azbakiya, Khedive Cairo, Islamic Cairo, the Nile Corniche besides the ancient aqueduct to revitalize the old grand image of Cairo as soon as possible.

Madbouly stated that the relocation to the new administrative capital intends not to relocate the capital of Egypt and Cairo will still exist, however all the administrative work and state apparatus will be relocated to the new capital.

He further discerned that the strategic new administrative capital is expected to minimize the load on Cairo itself and offer a great prospect accordingly to validate (...)

Heliopolis district in Cairo to be an open museums

Asmaa Kamaly • Aug 23, 2019 • 67

Heliopolis district in Cairo to be an open museums

A collaboration between Cairo Heritage Preservation General Administration and Heliopolis district was made by Riham Arram, general manager of Cairo Heritage Preservation General Administration to renovate the facades of heritage buildings with schemes to convert numerous buildings into open museums.

There are around 700 heritage buildings within Heliopolis. A project will add a significant value to the district itself, Brigadier Ahmed Anwar, President of Heliopolis referred to the importance of the project. He added that the real renovation challenge is the inappropriate appearance of the buildings surrounded by some of the restored buildings.

Heliopolis, the Baron Palace. Image via Wikipedia

Additionally, Anwar mentio (...)

MAT Office designed "big toy-like" flexible pavilion with forest-like pillars in Suzhou, China

WA Contents • Aug 22, 2019 • 284

MAT Office designed

Beijing-based architecture practice MAT Office built a pavilion by using and reorganizing the basic elements of traditional architecture through a contemporary, artistic design approach.

The pavilion aims to trigger the possibility of rethinking the connection between "tradition and the future" in Taohuawu, Gusu District, Suzhou, China.

Called Beyond the Wind Pavilion, the 160-square-metre temporary pavilion was built for the 2018 Suzhou International Design Week which was held in Gusu district. MAT team was commissioned to design a pavilion for this event, as one of the most important public space in the design week. The pavilion undertakes information release, cultural salon and other public activities during the design wee (...)

The Museum of Ice Cream opens its first permanent location in New York

WA Contents • Aug 22, 2019 • 357

The Museum of Ice Cream opens its first permanent location in New York

The Museum of Ice Cream (MIC) will open its first permanent location in New York, after it launched its first location in San Francisco in 2016. The Museum of Ice Cream, founded by Manish Vora and Maryellis Bunn, is an experience-first brand fueled by the power of imagination and connection. The MIC was launched with its parent company Figure8. According to a press release, Figure8 raised a $40 million series a round of funding last week, and the MIC has acquired a site to open its first permanent location in New York, reported the Fast Company in an exclusive interview with the founders. The Museum of Ice Cream has also extended to a retail collection at Target, a makeup collaboration with Sephora, and, yes, actual ice cream, according to (...)

Wilson Architects built small wooden "picturesque" chapel on lavender fields of Australia

WA Contents • Aug 22, 2019 • 376

Wilson Architects built small wooden

Queensland-based architecture firm Wilson Architects has completed this small wooden chapel on lavender and wine grape fields at Kooroomba in Mount Alford, Australia, with setting three aesthetic concepts: the pastoral, the picturesque, and the sublime.

Named Kooroomba Chapel, the 120-square-metre chapel functions as an emotive space for the special event of a wedding or the inquisitive exploration of the sites landscape setting.

"While the Pastoral and Picturesque reference mankind’s ability to control the natural world, the Sublime is a humbling reminder that nature ultimately dominates," said the studio.

"Here at Kooroomba we have all three laid out in its dramatic setting. Lavender fields and wine grape trel (...)

American Society of Landscape Architects Releases Guide To Universal Design in Landscape Architecture

WA Contents • Aug 22, 2019 • 581

American Society of Landscape Architects Releases Guide To Universal Design in Landscape Architecture

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has released a guide to universal design principles in landscape architecture to create more inclusive spaces for underserved communities. The guide highlights innovative landscape designs that make outdoor spaces accessible to all.

Written by Ian Dillon and Jared Green, the article, titled "Professional Practice" and subtitled "Universal Design", highlights the 16 most important points that need to be considered for underserved communities and publicly accessible spaces. Those points start from Disabilities, Aging, Limited mobility, Lack of community access to Neuro-cognitive disorders, Neurodevelopmental and/or Intellectual Disabilities, Multi-Sensory.

"If we want everyone (...)

Sò Studio creates metallic interior for showroom in Hangzhou

WA Contents • Aug 22, 2019 • 317

Sò Studio creates metallic interior for showroom in Hangzhou

Shanghai-based architecture practice Sò Studio has created a metallic interior space for a showroom named PEU À PEU in Hangzhou, China. The PEU À PEU, as a sports band, is owned by JNBY Group.

The space is inspired by the interaction of sports field: Bundle extrusion and Stretch release. Strong plasticity with elastic force: array and sense of order in machine, with a movable vision installation to reflect space.

The detachable assembled racking system what divided space into different spatial regions. Inspired by the contemporary Pop artist Jeff Koons balloon series. The specular reflection ball installation reflected changes in the surrounding environment during the movement.

The up and down oper (...)

FLV Arquitectura completes private residence with brick shell in Cordoba

WA Contents • Aug 22, 2019 • 446

FLV Arquitectura completes private residence with brick shell in Cordoba

FLV Arquitectura has completes a private residence in Cordoba, Argentina, featuring a secondary brick shell to create a permeable skin and take natural light through small holes.

Named LLV House, the 365-square-metre house is located in a closed neighborhood in the southern area of Córdoba, borders the background with a green landscape of great landscape granted by a channel that crosses the neighborhood from axis to axis. It also has the peculiarity of presenting an unevenness, which was taken as a starting point to project the layout of the house.

In this way the garage was arranged at medium level under the street and the house was arranged according to the level of the ground floor, giving priority to a level gard (...)