Projects, Utopian city

Utopian City

Chi-Jen WangUnited Kingdom The Reciprocal Utopia City project is a renewable energy city in the sky.  It forms a cloud-like structure rising into the sky to 1,100 meters high and parallel to New York City. The focus of this project is consists of two parts. How architecture can serve as a mechanism to facilitate escapism, […]

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Ecology, House, Projects, Utopian Green

A modern Earth and Wood Residence by CLA

The client was looking for a modern interpretation of natural materials. Adobe brick walls and traditional Thai wooden roofs were designed to make this earth and wood residence acceptable to his family. This meant a design and finishing that is fit for the 21st century. The residence has a private wing comprising 4 bedrooms – […]

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Architecture, Projects

Hercule, a monolithic single-family house by 2001, juts like an iceberg from the ground

Luxembourg-based architectural practice, 2001 (, has completed Hercule, a monolithic concrete single-family house in Mondorf-les-bains, in the South of Luxembourg. Named after local hero John “Hercule” Gruen for its robust strength, the volume emerges fiercely from the ground like the tip of an iceberg: the stepping of the plot, a residual portion of land situated […]

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House, Projects

22 Jalan Kembangan / Timurdesigns LLP

The site for this house posed several challenges to overcome. Firstly, it is located right at the junction of two busy 4-lane roads. And in addition to that, the overhead MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) viaduct for the East-West cross-island train is located just beyond one of these roads. There is constant noise coming from cars […]

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Ecology, Free Energy, House, Projects

Sommarhus, Stockholm, Sweden by Kod Arkitekter

Ph: by Måns Berg  An archipelago residence with spaces for both social activities and privacy, making the most of an exceptional location. That was the vision for this summer house in the northern Stockholm archipelago, which combines Japanese simplicity with Scandinavian cottage traditions. The house is located on an island and is surrounded by the […]

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Architecture, Projects, Utopian Green

Cabins for Wildwood State Park

The final site plan was determined in situ: WXY’s designers staked the location of each cabin with flags and adjusted the composition in the rolling landscape to give the perception of diverse forms, while leaving the forest as untouched as possible. The cabin’s exteriors are simple, comprising unfinished cedar shingles, ipe decking, and galvalume roofing. […]

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Projects, Utopian Green

Tulum art gallery was created by Peggy Guggenheim

Much like the Guggenheim Museums around the world, a new art gallery founded by the great-grandson of Peggy Guggenheim is a true architectural showstopper. Santiago Rumney Guggenheim commissioned designer Jorge Eduardo Neira Sterkel to create IK LAB, a stunning arts gallery that opened late last month in Tulum, Mexico. Topped with a curved timber canopy, the nature-inspired space […]

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Museum, Projects

The Waterdog / Klaarchitectuur

There would appear to be an inherent blasphemy in approaching God. Just think of the tower of Babel. To be honest, Babel was not just about man’s place, or miscommunication among humans as a measure of their distance from God. It also masterfully pitted architecture against the divine, defining, through this, certain initial terms of religious architecture. Since then, […]

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Tokyo’s Nikunotoriko Restaurant is an Artistic Masterpiece

Dining is a multisensory experience at Nikunotoriko restaurant in the stylish Roppongi district of Tokyo. Envisioned by Japanese architect Ryoji Iedokoro, the establishment serves yakiniku (grilled meat) cuisine in two distinct, mind-blowing spaces designed to reconnect patrons with nature and their primordial origins. The cave-like setting on the first floor revolves around a long smoked-glass table, with a […]

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Architecture, Museum, Projects

Brick facade for Shanghai arts centre by Bricklaying

Chinese studio Archi-Union Architects programmed robots to construct the undulating brick facade of this art gallery in Shanghai’s West Bund district. The building is located on a site adjacent to the West Bund Art Centre, where old industrial buildings converted into galleries and events spaces exist alongside new cultural facilities.  

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