This week we’re sharing projects from India to Montreal, San Francisco and China with multiple stops. In addition to the projects that we cover in depth, we highlight the work that architectural firms share with us on a daily basis through the Project Gallery, the user-generated portion of the ARCHITECT website. To date we have almost 16,000 projects.
Purnesh Dev Nikhanj
House 91/4, Panchkula, India
“In the north-western part of the house, the living and dining room of the kitchen forms a long, interconnected room that largely holds the residents together [the] Time.”
Borealis, Abu Dhabi
“The structural solution to the tower is the ‘finite’ frame system – a biodegradable structure made from desert sand – a resource that is still as strong as concrete and non-toxic.”
671 Harrison in San Francisco, San Francisco
“Over 6,500 square feet of office space has been designed on this tiny piece of land, only 20 by 80 feet, which has created numerous design challenges.”
Harper Woods School District College + Career Institute, Harper Woods, Mich.
“We have achieved openness and flexibility in our design by using movable partitions in conjunction with a fixed hard wall separating each program room. This allows instructors to design their classrooms to suit the specific needs of their students.”
Connect-Work, Shenyang, China
Young H design
“The idea was to create a design language that balances rigid faceted surfaces and represents the abstract coordinate network that connects the virtual data world, along with softer lines that symbolize physical landscapes in the natural world.”
Robert Benson Photography
575 Madison Avenue, New York
Amenta Emma Architects
“Amenta Emma Architects’ concept for the 2,000 square meter space is based on the extensive use of black and white rear-lacquered glass so that the room feels larger and its volume is increased.”
Rue de la Gauchetière Loft, Montreal
Future Simple Studio
“The design manifests itself in a simple concept: a box within a box. Two glazed wooden volumes are carefully arranged in the concrete structure and programmed as a bedroom.”
Bryant Residence, Seattle
“The traditional gable roof is balanced out by a modern and minimal facade. The classic shape is deliberately used in a contemporary way.”
Courtesy Studio ST Architects
MicroPolis, New York
Studio ST Architects
“It is a modular system of prefabricated, energy-efficient and inexpensive microhouses that can be installed in empty urban spaces that have already been built. The number of units and their organization are adapted to the buildings in which they are used.”
Photography by Rainer Viertlboeck
Joe and Rika Mansueto Library at the University of Chicago, Chicago
The Joe and Rika Mansueto Library is located in the center of the University of Chicago campus and houses more than 3 million books. It offers enough space for students and visitors. According to a project description, the glazed dome of the structure represents “a very minimal and intelligent system for mediating between the different external conditions and the desired interior comfort” and positions the project as the “library of the future”. The project is also an example of the work of the German-born, Chicago-based architect Helmut Jahn for his company of the same name, Jahn, known as Murphy / Jahn at the time the library was completed in 2011. On Saturday May 8th, Jahn died at the age of 81, leaving a legacy of projects around the world. Read more about Jahn’s life and contributions to architecture here.
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