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

WA Contents • Jul 10, 2020 • 944

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 (...)

Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados completes Guaianaz House featuring perforated brick facade

WA Contents • Jul 10, 2020 • 596

Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados completes Guaianaz House featuring perforated brick facade

São Paulo-based architecture studio Terra e Tuma Arquitetos has completed a bold and porous residence in São Paulo, Brazil.

Named Guaianaz House, the private residence is located in the city fabric with a welcoming space with an elongated outdoor pool.

A couple, who are philosophers, commissioned the studio to design a private house situated on a uphill terrain, located between several high buildings and unfavorable solar orientation.

As the architects highlight, they requested a lean project, but with a music studio and a swimming pool lane.

"The complexity of the situation has resulted in a solution where home and pool live together," said Terra e Tuma Arquitetos.

For climate control of (...)

Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s London Mastaba recreated in augmented reality

WA Contents • Jul 10, 2020 • 676

Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s London Mastaba recreated in augmented reality

The late Bulgarian artist Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s final large-scale public artwork The London Mastaba has been recreated in augmented reality by Acute Art in collaboration with the Serpentine Galleries.The London Mastaba - a temporary sculpture was installed in the Serpentine Lake of London in in 2018 in collaboration with the Serpentine Galleries.

From 8 July 2020, visitors to Hyde Park can virtually recreate one of the best loved public artworks of recent years, Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s London Mastaba, on their mobile phones. The launch of The London Mastaba AR (Hyde Park) (2020) brings this iconic sculpture back to the Serpentine via the free Acute Art application which can be downloaded from here - or on the Ap (...)

SHoP and BVN to design world’s tallest hybrid timber building for Atlassian in Sydney

WA Contents • Jul 10, 2020 • 382

SHoP and BVN to design world’s tallest hybrid timber building for Atlassian in Sydney

New York-based architecture practice SHoP and Australian firm BVN have unveiled design for the "world’s tallest hybrid timber building" which will be a new headquarters of Atlassian in Sydney, Australia.

Set to be built next to Sydney Central Station in New South Wales, the tower will reach 40 stories heigh and made up of a mass timber structure for its internal skeleton, while its outer structure will be built from glass and steel which will include a mix of outdoor and indoor spaces and will use an energy-efficient approach that features natural ventilation and large planted terraces giving access to nature.

The tower's facade will enable the project to leverage Sydney's temperate climate to help reduce carbo (...)

Tallinn Architecture Biennale reveals shortlist for TAB 2022 edition

WA Contents • Jul 10, 2020 • 469

Tallinn Architecture Biennale reveals shortlist for TAB 2022 edition

The Estonian Centre for Architecture has announced its shortlist of candidates for the sixth international Tallinn Architecture Biennale TAB 2022. The Centre previously announced the launch of the competition on 21 February 2020. The aim of the TAB 2022 Curatorial Competition is to find an innovative and responsive theme related to the context of Estonia and relevant to the contemporary world of architecture.

TAB 2022 Curatorial Competition has received a record number of submissions from all over the world, including Europe, Australia, and the USA. The competition jury selected the finalists out of 26 submissions, who will be interviewed in the competition’s second stage.

Initially planned to be held in September 2021, (...)

WAC's documentary explores how Turkish architects transform Kuzguncuk neighborhood in Istanbul

WA Contents • Jul 10, 2020 • 412

WAC's documentary explores how Turkish architects transform Kuzguncuk neighborhood in Istanbul

World Architecture Community has released its eleventh exclusive documentary exploring the transformation of Kuzguncuk neighborhood in Istanbul, Turkey with the leadership of the late architect Cengiz Bektas and a group of other Turkish architects.

Cengiz Bektas was a Turkish architect, engineer, poet and passed away on March 20, 2020. Bektaş won the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2001 with Olbia Social Centre of Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey.

Kuzguncuk area is one of the neighborhoods that strongly experienced gentrification in the early 1980s. The area was a home of first Jewish settlement on the Anatolian site and it accommodated a mixture of Muslim and non-Muslim populations over the centuries. Starting to chan (...)

Call for registrations to the Vietnam Ricefield Lodge competition

WA Contents • Jul 9, 2020 • 617

Call for registrations to the Vietnam Ricefield Lodge competition

The Vietnam Ricefield Lodge competition presents a space where the relationship between nature and human can be experienced. The project must highlight the uniqueness of the location and that it become a space where, on the one hand a Vietnamese family can continue with their daily life and on the other hand a tourist is able to know and understand their culture. This last point is important since tourists from Europe or America arrive constantly interested in immersing themselves fully in Asian culture and there is no better way to do so than living, cooking or working with them. This last point is important since tourists from Europe or America come to the place constantly interested in immersing themselves fully in Asian culture and ther (...)

Arnold Yok Fai Wong wins Young Architect Award 2019 by Hong Kong Institute of Architects

WA Contents • Jul 9, 2020 • 734

Arnold Yok Fai Wong wins Young Architect Award 2019 by Hong Kong Institute of Architects

Arnold Yok Fai Wong, who is currently a Senior Architect at Aedas focusing on both the design and project coordination in commercial and residential projects, has won the Hong Kong Institute of Architects Young Architect Award 2019 with his design proposal, "Modular & Inter-generational Community."

Awarded annually, the HKIA Young Architect Award (YAA) is co-organised by the Hong Kong Institute of Architects and Asian Cultural Council Hong Kong annually to honour and acknowledge the talents and contribution of architects aged 35 or below.

Each year, the winner is selected based on 4 criteria: the quality of the design proposal for that year's theme, quality of previous personal work, professional and social participati (...)

Ternion Villas by Studio Toggle reinterrogate opposing ideas of "privacy and community" in Kuwait

WA Contents • Jul 9, 2020 • 919

Ternion Villas by Studio Toggle reinterrogate opposing ideas of

Portugal and Kuwait-based architecture practice Studio Toggle has designed three independent villas in Al-Bidea, Kuwait.

Named Ternion Three Villas, the complex reinterrogates the opposition of ideas of "privacy and community" in a porous-pixellated massing achieving a harmonious balance in the city.

Covering a total of 2,841-square-metre complex, the living spaces are shaped around central courtyards, featuring a swimming pool as a modern functional interpretation of a traditional 'Hosh' with a water feature.

A perfect combination of grey and white-colored volumes gives a sense of dissepearance of the boundaries related to where the houses start and where they end. This whole arrangement creates a pixellated a (...)

Reutov Design creates tropical interior for apartment with terracotta-pink walls, bulbous furnitures

WA Contents • Jul 9, 2020 • 1334

Reutov Design creates tropical interior for apartment with terracotta-pink walls, bulbous furnitures

Architecture and Interior Design firm Reutov Design has created tropical interiors for an apartment in New York, featuring different hues of natural colors harmonized with bulbous furnitures and textures.

The project, named Apartment New York, the 55-square-metre space was designed for a young couple that commissioned the architect to create a vivid and moody space.

Led by Reutov Dmitry, a Russian architect and designer and Founder of Reutov Design, the project challenges the traditional interior spaces and take cues from the natural colors of nature, especially Mexico.

Dmitry Reutov is running his own architectural and construction company since 2007. His studio produces a large number of projects varying in size and (...)