In Anshi Village, which falls under the jurisdiction of the prefecture-level city of Yibin, this pavilion has an inner courtyard that forms a shape resembling a windmill in motion. Combining elements of local architectural tradition with current cons
The urban disorder that surrounds the house compels it to radically turn inward and organize itself in a classic sequence of spaces around a large quadrangular courtyard. Behind the opaque facade, auxiliary spaces are pushed to the four corners so th
In an old industrial shed between two rear courtyards, a house is organized around a band that contains utilitarian spaces while separating the private from the more public areas. Attached to the wall of white concrete blocks are different functions
The topographic drop of the plot is solved with a central courtyard that favors cross ventilation and with a structure of longitudinal loadbearing walls that connects both sides of the house, defining and organizing the interior spaces around the cou
The De Beauvoir Estate is an area of semi-detached villas which have elegant proportions and shallow, hipped roofs. Unusually, for an area of this kind, a number of later workshop buildings have been added to the Victorian fabric and one of these is
Shortlisted for the 2022 FAD Award in the Architecture section, the house was designed as an L-shaped porch opening onto a courtyard cum garden. With a total area of 202 square meters, the three-level building is surrounded by party walls, and its wh
The project renovates an old industrial complex, and with the idea of preserving what already exists it organizes the program around two courtyards: a central one dominated by camphor and wood, and a space to the west with a pond and brick finishes..
Designed as adaptable, open, multifunctional, and interchangeable spaces, each learning area is composed of articulated classrooms. A covered section in the courtyard invites to take activities outdoors...
The commission contemplated the construction of a kindergarten inspired in the Reggio Emilia pedagogical philosophy and method, starting out from the idea that architecture can create alternative learning methods based on experience. The building con
On a hillock overlooking the environs of Byron Bay, a forested landscape as virginal as when Captain Cook first sighted it, a house is designed as a sanctuary for its owner to escape to from a busy professional life. From afar its severe massing and
In an area located far from the city, a small museum is organized like a traditional Chinese house, surrounding a courtyard protected by the generous eaves of perimetral constructions. Resting on the stone walls that rise from a pool of water accordi
With the idea of enlarging their current residence, a building set between party walls, the clients acquired the property adjacent to their rear patio, and the result is an elongated complex facing two streets, with a central courtyard linking the tw
The brief was to build a house on a hilltop outside the city of Toledo. The hill faces southwest and offers views of the distant horizon, reaching the Gredos Mountains to the northeast. The 60x40-meter site has a 10-meter drop. At the highest point w
In a pleasant atmosphere around a garden, a facility on the outskirts of Toulouse provides research and meeting spaces for archeologists working in nearby excavations. A simple porticoed structure harbors a series of flexible spaces with generous ope
The building is separated from the back area of the plot (south) and inserts lightwells that also provide ventilation, transformed into gardens to bring sunlight in. The windows and materials used help differentiate common and private areas...
The planning frenzy that Baron Haussman breathed into the Paris of 1850 led to an ambitious succession of urbanistic operations of an imperial grandeur that continued even after the establishment of the Third Republic twenty years later. It was in th
This weekend house fills the whole of a deep lot in a small town in Flanders. An existing row house on the site is turned into guest quarters, while its long backyard is absorbed, transformed into the weekend house proper. The new house is organized
This freestanding dwelling is placed in the middle of a parcel between woods and farmland near the village of Buggenhout. The modular steel fence that encloses it is an integral part of the design, defining the volume of the house and setting it apar
The Evangelical Protestant Church’s new headquarters in Stuttgart occupies the site of a 15th-century Dominican monastery destroyed in World War II and makes its remnants part of it. The complex replaces the disjointed postwar reconstruction and crea
The building’s design adapts to the needs of children: the sloping ellipse prompts them to run in endless circles; the rubber roof prevents injuries, and the underfloor heating using warm air prevents burns that could occur with conventional systems.
The proposal is based on the understanding of the hospital building as an urban space, through the recovery and revaluation of its historic qualities, and the appropriate incorporation of the building in the city. The intervention allows the hospital
Bringing contemporary life into this traditional courtyard without diminishing memory was the objective of a project fundamentally pursuing dialogue between past and present. Located in a typical alley or hutong in old Beijing, the construction falls
On the initiative of the local government, several constructions complete a forest reserve for the Kuy, an ethnic group that has lived with and tended to elephants for centuries.
Jørn Utzon’s design method was hermeneutic and intuitive. His chief assistant Mogens Prip-Buus describes the team’s work method in Logbook 1 (the Courtyard Houses) as follows: “….we didn’t work on the basis or around theories, we merely tried to unde
A menudo, cuando hablamos de arquitectura vieja, pretendemos encontrar en la arquitectura una muy precisa circunstancia de los seres vivos —la vejez— otorgando al tiempo la categoría clasificatoria y catalogando así la arquitectura según los tiempos