TETRIS CLUSTERS: PAM Housing 4.0 Entry

“The driving idea that forms this housing development is akin to the concept of Tetris where tile-matching puzzles are affixed to a grid system and is composed of modular shapes and sizes. Its objective is to optimize the use of space while providing variations for individuality. Dozens of floor plan variations could be created from only 3 types of rotated Tetris units. The flexibility of alterations within an engineered framework is the nobility of the Industrialized Building System (IBS). The concept of the Tetris further compliments the idea of modularity, forming the basis for layout logic and façade design with the technology of IBS. A close-knit community creates a sense of security and belonging. As the urban areas become increasingly […]

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Eclectic Mnemonics

Home is the heart of all things that define the person who dwells in it. Each home has its unique narrative which embodies nostalgia, dreams, hopes and ideals. In our recent completed project, we have specially designed parts of the home as eclectic mnemonics, enabling the couple to relive some of their fond childhood memories mixed with pockets of spaces with contemporary elements symbolizing their current desire to redefine their familiar experiences. […]

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Britain’s first amphibious homes

Think “amphibious” and you would probably picture the Lilypad City by Vincent Callebaut, an idea that once seemed like a far-fetched reality has begun to show a glimpse of its existential possibility when the founders of Baca Architects erected a home that floats on the water of River Thames at Marlow.
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Sky Pool ELYSIAN

ELYSIAN: the embodiment of sky & water. Sky pool is generally defined as a water body with infinity edge(s) producing a visual effect of water without boundary. This illusive water-sky horizon is often a planar experience. Elysian is envisioned to transform the experience of the horizon which separates the water from sky into a wholistic embodiment of both water & sky through a series of vertically stacked cantilevered pools, creating a seemingly infinite disposition of water and sky. The preconceived horizon diminishes and one finds himself floating in two mediums of formlessness. This immersive and gravity defying experience forms a personal journey of self and situational awareness, where one finds himself in a sky pool escapade unlike any other commercial […]

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Cirugeda

The Seville-based guerrilla architect, who reclaims unused and abandoned spaces for community-focused interventions began with small scaled projects, most of which are unauthorized. What may be hidden agenda? Well, simply to reject the notion that the city centre is solely a place of consumption. […]

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Milan Expo 2015: Favourite Picks

The Brazil pavilion presents itself as a thoughtful and meaningful architecture, intentionally playful and engaging. The Austria pavilion is another unpretentious architecture, like a living mechanism immersing its visitors with breathing pockets of natural greens. […]

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“This was not my dream” (video review)

‘This was not my dream’ — Redux House, Brazil from Pedro Kok on Vimeo. Studio MK27 was among 100 architects who participated in the 14th Venice Biennale’s “Time Space Existence”, exhibiting their works through 5 carefully crafted videos- all of which depicted the lives of its residences in a dramatic and perhaps sarcastic tone. The narrative of the Redux House, Brazil, is produced by Pedro Kok & Gabriel Kogan who captured every detail and corner of this home with a sinister hint, provoking its audience to make sense of the architecture from a very different perspective. There is, however, some truth in the lines that despised the responsibility or the role assumed by architects- educating our clients on how they ought to live. Thus […]

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Archifest Pavilion Design Competition 2014- IXA’s entry

      Singapore Archifest 2014 revolves around the theme “Crowd”. This design competition calls for registered architects to interpret and to translate the notion of crowd into a pavilion which will be built on the event plaza of Marina Bay Sands this September. The site is a linear footprint which covers approximately 60m X 10m area, overlooking the waterfront, a site that is arguably more prominent than the former proposals in 2012 and 2013. It will serve as a place for sharing and discussion, for hosting the opening night and some other exhibitions. With the budget of 50k (SGD), the pavilion will house a café for 50 seated guests, shelters 200 audiences, provide for ancillary services such as lockers,  […]

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