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WA Awards 33rd Cycle Shortlist Announced And Ready For Your Rates & Votes

WA Contents • Jan 20, 2020 • 416

WA Awards 33rd Cycle Shortlist Announced And Ready For Your Rates & Votes

World Architecture Community has announced the most diverse shortlist ever for the World Architecture Community Awards 10+5+X 33rd Cycle, including a wide range of innovative and striking projects submitted from 33 different countries across the world, as well as in WAC's newly-opened Interior Design section.

These countries include India, United States, Ukraine, Romania, Vietnam, Iran, United Arab Emirates, France, China, Mexico, Canada, South Korea, Turkey, Rwanda, Italy, Poland, Japan, Pakistan, Australia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Argentina, Saudia Arabia, Austria, Senegal, Macedonia, Iceland, Togo, Uruguay, Burma, Georgia, Brazil, Malaysia. A great mix and global coverage, to say the least!

As WAC previously announced, WAC (...)

CAA Architects creates flower-like double-deck terrace in the interior of restaurant in Beijing

WA Contents • Jan 20, 2020 • 258

CAA Architects creates flower-like double-deck terrace in the interior of restaurant in Beijing

Beijing, Tokyo and New York-based architecture and interior design studio CAA Architects has created a giant flower-like double-deck terrace in the interior of a restaurant in Parkview Green mixed-use complex in Beijing, China.

Called Casa Talia Restaruant, the restaurant is situated in a mixed-use complex of Parkview Green. People who visit will immediately notice a pure, crisp-white piece of artwork suspended 100 meters off the ground in the heart of the building. This is the new work done by the architectural firm CAA lead by Liu Haowei, the Casa Talia restaurant.

"Rain dew animates the growth to the flower of life," said Liu Haowei, Principal of CAA.

The project, which is located in the void space between the podium (...)

Mobius Architekci completes NEMO House in Poland

WA Contents • Jan 20, 2020 • 426

Mobius Architekci completes NEMO House in Poland

Mobius Architekci has completed NEMO House in Poland. The architecture of the building is subordinated to the vicinity of the Masurian lake, over which the house was built. The buildings did not disturb the landscape by opening the interior transparently to the beauty of the landscape.

The house was designed in a rectangular plan with a length of 50m, using practically the whole building plot. The structure is adapted to the slope of the area. The building remains enigmatic from the access road and entrance. In addition to the glass entrance and the window lighting the kitchen does not have windows, only entry gates for cars and boats. The roof leveled with the ground level is covered with gravel and partly with grass (in the origina (...)

CATANIAN interprets human emotions in the interior of a restaurant as monochrome dream in Beijing

WA Contents • Jan 20, 2020 • 314

CATANIAN interprets human emotions in the interior of a restaurant as monochrome dream in Beijing

Spanish architecture and interior design studio CATANIAN has designed the interior of a restaurant with monochrome installations in Beijing, China by reinterpreting human emotions.

Named Tingzhen Beef Rice Noodles, the small 50-square-metre restaurant is situated in Wangjing SOHO, Beijing. The client formerly had no experience in the catering industry, as the architects explain.

With a view to preserving the unique flavor of a bowl of beef rice noodles which has been imprinted in his mind since childhood, and to accommodating nostalgia for his grandma, he firmly gave up his previous career and set up the brand, which is named after his grandmother and inherits her recipe. Deeply touched by the brand story, the designer inten (...)

Bubble Resort provides opportunity to observe Thailand’s majestic elephants in their natural habitat

WA Contents • Jan 20, 2020 • 268

Bubble Resort provides opportunity to observe Thailand’s majestic elephants in their natural habitat

This exclusive bubble resort provides a unique atmosphere to observe Thailand’s majestic elephants in their natural habitat while guests are staying at their own room.

Named Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort, described as "a world's first resort observing natural habitat outside", the resort is giving guests an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend the night observing Thailand’s majestic elephants in their natural habitat while staying in unique transparent Jungle Bubbles.

Unfolding across 160 acres of Northern Thailand’s ancient jungle, the resort is perched on a hill overlooking the Mekong and Ruak rivers. The secluded location is exclusively positioned to take in majestic three cou (...)

KLG Architects completes heritage center with undulating roof that acts as a small shelter

WA Contents • Jan 17, 2020 • 682

KLG Architects completes heritage center with undulating roof that acts as a small shelter

Cape Town-based architecture practice KLG Architects has built a rounded heritage center on a desert of Yzerfontein, South Africa.

Named !KHWA TTU San Heritage Centre, the 265-square-metre building has been designed as a low-rise structure that is adapted to a desert context where it is suited in.

The museum is the last phase of the rural !Khwa ttu precinct dedicated to the San culture and heritage. It displays the San ‘way of life’, not like a traditional Museum, but with the building conceived as an organic landscape with an emphasis on sustainable and ethical design.

The undulating structure is embedded within the landscape along a granite ridge overlooking vistas towards the Atlantic Ocean, close to Yz (...)

Fran Silvestre Arquitectos designs new private villa with overlapping volumes in Rio de Janeiro

WA Contents • Jan 17, 2020 • 792

Fran Silvestre Arquitectos designs new private villa with overlapping volumes in Rio de Janeiro

Valencia-based architecture practice Fran Silvestre Arquitectos has released its design proposal for a private villa on a hillside near the Itanhangá golf course in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The house comprises two volumes that overlap each other and creates a hole underneath. Situated on a hillside, the house is composed of two volumes that are jointly deposited on the ground. The volumes, washed by all-white color, reflect a classical architectural style of Spanish architect Fran Silvestre in simplest form.

Each of these elements rests on a band that supports it, deposited on each other they liberate the corner which facilitates the construction making the minimum possible earth movement and characterizing the building (...)

inDeco completes interiors for Byton Production Base Office in China

WA Contents • Jan 17, 2020 • 533

inDeco completes interiors for Byton Production Base Office in China

Beijing-based design company inDeco has completed the interior spaces of Byton Production Base Office in Jiangsu, China. Called Byton Production Base Office, the studio's design scheme defines a new kind workspace changing to different needs of lifestyles.

Nowadays, workspace is no longer merely a space for working, but also a place that accommodates people's career, dream, life, communication, frustration and growth. What kind of workspaces can enable us to have some of the best time of our lives?

Byton's Production Base Office in Nanjing gives an answer.

Byton is an all-electric automotive brand, which recently unveiled M-Byte — its first premium smart electric SUV at Guangzhou International Automob (...)

Carlo Ratti Associati's new floating garden brings alternate mobility sistem to Swiss city Lugano

WA Contents • Jan 17, 2020 • 603

Carlo Ratti Associati's new floating garden brings alternate mobility sistem to Swiss city Lugano

CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati and MIC-Mobility in Chain have unveiled design for a floating garden that brings an alternate mobility system to the waterfront of Lugano in Switzerland.

A new vision by the team aims to present disconnection between Lugano and its lake. The proposed plan for the Swiss city aims to increase the links between city and lake with a system of innovative public spaces – from a floating garden island to a new water navigation system and reconfigurable roads capable of responding to people in real time.

With this project, the design aims to increase the number of connections between the city and lake by overhauling the main traffic artery cutting through Lugano’s shore.

Through the floati (...)

Studio Eiraji reveals its “Neck Dancing” competition proposal for London's Redchurch Street

Javad Eiraji • Jan 17, 2020 • 438

Studio Eiraji reveals its “Neck Dancing” competition proposal for London's Redchurch Street

"Shop Smart on Red Church" was the title of urban and architecture ideas design competition held by Khaa Projects Ltd. with the head jury of Sir Peter Cook.

Khaa was searching for ideas to consider how technology interplays with place and how communication can harness the digital age. According to the studies, Redchurch Street is one of the oldest streets in London which had seen different aspects of societies and cultures during different ages. Khaa was searching for different ideas to combine different factors with new digital ideas and describe new version of a street. The overall winner and shortlisted teams were announced for the competition on December 2, 2019.

Studio Eiraji has unveiled its design for the competition. (...)