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Jardim Paulistano Residence by Perkins+Will | Detached houses

Located in a priviledged neighbourhood in São Paulo, Brazil, the Jardim Paulistano Residence presented a challenge in the project's early development stage: how to fit a complex 6458ft² residential program in a 102ft² X 344ft² terrain, building integraded spaces? The solution was to separate the uses according to the intimacy levels demanded by each one of them. The groundfloor holds common and reception areas such as living room, dining room and kitchen, all integrated with a green external area. The arrival to the first pavement is a private room that distributes the circulation to the home office and suites. Finally, the last pavement holds a deck with a superior living room, spa and pool. The three pavements are connected by an opened staircase. The glass guardrails value the view while going up the stairs. ​ To make all of the environment work hamonically, the uses were projected to fulfill its functional needs and simultaneously generate the very defined volumetries in t… continue

Headquarters, Traditional Chinese Medicine Science and Technology Industrial Park of Co-operation between Guangdong and Macao by Aedas | Office buildings

This headquarters building is designed to be a gateway to the Traditional Chinese Medicine Science and Technology Industrial Park in Zhuhai, China, with leasable offices, an exhibition centre, a service centre, meeting venues and commercial amenities. Inspired by the traditional Chinese concept of ‘round sky and square earth’, the architectural form shows the harmonious relationship between human and nature. Unlike most office buildings, it has a 15-floor atrium with access to abundant natural daylight. The project is broken up into a series of boxes from top to bottom. The podium has created a loose space network, which orchestrates a perfect environment for the outdoor rooftop garden responding to the local climate. Guangdong-Macau Traditional Chinese Medicine Technology Industrial Park Development Co., Ltd. Aedas Directors: Leo Liu and Keith Griffiths continue

Museum Of Fine Arts, Houston by Steven Holl | Museums

The completion of the Glassell School of Art—the nation’s only museum-affiliated art school serving pre-K through postgraduate students—and the The Brown Foundation, Inc. Plaza opens a public gateway to the entire Susan and Fayez S. Sarofim Campus and creates a dramatic new public greenspace for Houston. The 14-acre redevelopment is currently the largest cultural project under construction in North America. “As we reveal not only a glorious new building for the Glassell School, but also a public plaza, large fountain, amphitheater, and roof garden, I think Houstonians will quickly grasp that our project intends to create a new destination for the city,” said Gary Tinterow, director of the MFAH. “With this phase of the campus redevelopment now accomplished, and with Nancy and Rich Kinder’s extraordinary pledge, we are well positioned for the campus completion, in early 2020. The entire project is a testament to Houston’s historic legacy of city building through arts-and-culture phil… continue

A3 Office Design by Rosie Lee | Office facilities

We’ve long worked with A3 Retail Group, one of Russia’s largest sports and lifestyle retailers, on projects across the country - including the branding of Stride, their running store, DRoP!, their streetwear boutique, and The Corner, their boxing gym chain. Towards the end of 2017 they asked us to develop a design for their new Moscow offices that would tell the story of their work and inspire their staff during the time they spend there. We wanted to use the space to pay tribute to the way sports come to life in urban environments, celebrate the sporting culture of the brands they market, as well as energising the A3 team by drawing on the company’s history and values. While doing so, we also wanted to ensure it was an office that was a pleasant and relaxed environment to work in – both efficient and inspiring in equal measure. Our layout allows people to work and socialise naturally by offering a variety of different spaces. These include the dynamic ‘living area’, flexible sea… continue

Gabi James by Blanchard Fuentes Design | Restaurant interiors

​​​Signaled by Rivera Village’s multi-year, development plan, the dining establishment formally known as Zazou was to be rebranded and re-thought in anticipation of the upscale food trends fast approaching the area. The existing store front, a classically derived 2 storied arcade would be stripped down to framing and retro-fit for expansive openings at the ground floor with a suspended ‘timber’ curtain enclosing the upper. A prefabricated carrying system of bolt-able steel struts and CNC milled aluminum girders was designed to suspend the new surface out from the existing building line. Tension-able steel tie-rods, connecting these systems would handle all associated vertical and lateral loading produced by the new design. Responding to the cities call for walk street vibrancy on all new design proposals, we believed the new facade should play primarily the role of communicator at the street interface while offering a more private venue above. We worked on the frequency of the membe… continue

Private Equity Company, London by align | Office facilities

align has designed a striking, elegant and highly-contemporary workspace scheme for a financial services company client, with a unique 18th century visual twist. The client is based in a central London building with a Grade I-listed façade and a new-build structure directly behind and the new project specifically relates to the redesign of one entire floor. The scheme had to be delivered in three phases, with staff moving round the space to allow working to continue throughout. ‘The client’s business had grown substantially when the need arose for this redesigned work floor’, align Director and Co-founder Nigel Tresise explained, ‘with the existing layout proving not only overcrowded, but spatially disjointed.’ A flowing and open floorplan was a key tenet of the brief. The remit was to incorporate three closed meeting spaces; a small number of private offices; a series of open collaboration spaces and a kitchenette/tea-point area, incorporating additional seating and meeting spac… continue