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Private house, Shepherd’s Bush, London by Al-Jawad Pike

The scheme provides a new two-storey extension to a Victorian terraced house in West London. The client’s ambition to create a series of new rooms on the upper levels defined a massing approach where the new additions are formed from three interlocking masonry volumes. The existing narrow kitchen extension was dismantled in order to create a new kitchen and dining area at ground level with large skylight. The taller volume accommodates a study with an external terrace at first floor level; and a family bathroom at second floor level. A new zinc clad volume at roof level provides a guestroom with en-suite bathroom.

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House A – Walter&Walter

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Melbourne, Australia

A house composed of a field of rooms that open and close in dialogue with the landscape.

Award Winner 2017- Australian Institute of Architects

Photography Ben Hosking

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Al-Jawad Pike – Private House, Stoke Newington, London

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This project establishes a single storey L-shaped volume that infills the narrow passage to the side of the rear outrigger part of the house and integrates the existing ground floor to create a new large kitchen and dining area overlooking the garden. A large skylight brings top light into the centre of the house and a large timber framed sliding door maximises openness to the garden.

Photography: Ståle Eriksen

Al-Jawad Pike

Casa Alpes, Mexico City 2014

Casa Alpes, Mexico City 2014

Casa Alpes, Mexico City 2014

Casa Alpes, Mexico City 2014

Casa Alpes, Mexico City 2014

Casa Alpes, Mexico City 2014

Casa Alpes, Mexico City 2014

Casa Alpes, Mexico City 2014

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Productora
Casa Alpes, Mexico City 2014
Photos © Cristobal Palma

Apartment in Bryanston Square by DRDH Architects

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The completed project is for a piano nobile apartment within a Georgian house in Bryanston Square, Marylebone, United Kingdom, designed by DRDH Architects for the couturier Anna Valentine. The apartment restores aspects of the original house, notably the principal room to the square, whilst opening up the plan to light and the spatial interconnectedness of contemporary life. The atmosphere of the resultant spaces draws inspiration from the compelling, sparsely furnished interior paintings of Danish Artist Wilhelm Hammershoi (1864 – 1916), echoing their quiet introspection in sequence, arrangement and tonal palette. As in Hammershoi’s paintings of his home, at Strandgade 30 in Copenhagen, doors of varying scales not only mediate the relationships between new and existing elements but establish themselves as figures that occupy space and define its character. Bespoke furniture pieces form the kitchen within the main living space and a tall cabinet forms a freestanding enclosure to the master bedroom.

Designed by DRDH Architects
Located Bryanston Square, Marylebone, London, United Kingdom
Size 120 m²
2013

Menu Space – Norm Architects

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“Menu Space is our newly finished showroom, office, and café, designed specifically for Danish design company MENU.

With the goal of building a community around Menu as a design brand, Menu Space is a new creative initiative aimed at bringing likeminded creative thinkers closer to the brand and encouraging them to share their stories, ideas and processes. Featuring a showroom, office and café, we had the pleasure of helping this new approach to running a succesful design business to fruition by creating a space for great ideas, beautiful design, powerful concepts and inspiration as well as openness, knowledge sharing, co working, and collaborations.

With the goal of creating a welcoming space where everyone can stop by – for a coffee, a meeting, or simply to have a close up look at the designs of Menu – the interior is inspired by the raw and industrial setting of the surrounding area. Located in the upcoming Copenhagen neighbourhood surrounding the harbour in Nordhavn, the space draws heavy inspiration from strong materials such as concrete and steel, which can be seen throughout the space. This use of natural and durable materials provides a beautiful contrast to the objects and designs that fill the plateaus, floors, and corners.

The idea is to keep Menu Space moving and ever changing. To have friends of the house and people we admire stop by on a regular basis. In order to do so, the interior is highly flexible, making it easy to adjust, modify and change the interior layout of the space. This ensures that the showroom, as much as the office and café, stays vibrant, creative and lively that meets the needs of neighbours, visitors, friends, clients, and designers.”

Menu Space
Hamborg Plads
2150 Nordhavn
Denmark

Norm Architects

Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism

Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2017
Imminent Commons
September 1—November 5, 2017

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Seoul Biennale 2017: Imminent Commons: A Debate: June 28, 6:30—8:30pm
New Lab, Building 128, Navy Yard
63 Flushing Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11205
United States

Press tour: August 31, 11am—1:30pm
Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) and Donuimun Museum Village, Seoul

Opening: September 2, 3—7pm
Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) and Donuimun Museum Village, Seoul

Co-directors: Hyungmin Pai, Alejandro Zaera-Polo
Organization: Seoul Metropolitan Government, Seoul Design Foundation

Imminent Commons
In an age of environmental decay and unprecedented wealth inequality, the cities of the world gather in Seoul to explore the urban parliaments where the politics of resources and technologies is enacted. The Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2017 is an experimental platform for an imminent urbanism that goes beyond human-centered function, ownership, and consumption to a commons of resources, technologies, and production. The cities of the world stand at a crossroads. Amidst radical social, economic, and technological transformations, will the city become a driving force of creativity and sustainability or will it be a mechanism of inequality and environmental decay? Cities are not only the drivers of social change but are now modifying ecosystems, geological structures, and even the climate. For the first time in history, the crucial questions of the city—climate change, biodiversity, air pollution, food security, automation, unemployment and inequality—are driven by concerns beyond human control and threaten the very survival of the planet. The principles of modern urbanism—the mass integration of production, employment, and consumption; the separation of work, dwelling, leisure, and transportation; the division between the natural and the artificial— are no longer effective at addressing the urgent questions of today’s cities. The traditional urban elements of buildings, streets, and neighborhoods must be reassessed within the emerging human and non-human urban constituencies.

Nine commons
The inaugural Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism proposes nine essential commons—four ecology commons of air, water, fire earth and six technology commons of making, moving, communicating, sensing, recycling—as a viable path towards a sustainable and just urbanism. Emerging from both ecological and technological concerns, this framework foregrounds an exploration not of distant utopias but of the very near future. In other words, these emerging commons are already changing the way we live in cities. Whether met with fear or hope, they will very soon change the way we live in the city. The Seoul Biennale provides a platform for an international array of participants—politicians, policy makers, experts, and citizens at large—presenting global research and engaging with local conditions.

Live, urban commons Seoul
Seoul is a grand laboratory for the imminent commons. Since its foundation more than 600 hundred years ago, Seoul has been a dynamic site of the commons, where politics and economy intertwined with the design of wind and water. It is a metropolis that maintains the spirit, methods, productivity, and spaces of the commons. In 2012, embarking on new policies of horizontal governance, sustainability, community based design, and economic equality, the Seoul Metropolitan Government proclaimed its vision as a City of Commons. Breaking open the gallery walls, the Seoul Biennale activates an urban constellation of urban sites, and citizen activity towards three live projects: Production City, Urban Foodshed, and Walking the Commons.

Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2017 focuses on issues and proposals, not on authors and works. Centered on the themes of Nine Commons, the Seoul Biennale is organized along two major sections: exhibitions installed during the Biennale period and the public programs during the corresponding year. The exhibitions consist of nine Commons, Commoning Cities and Live Projects. Public Programs include International Studios, Film and Video Program, Workshops, Lectures, Common Library and Tour Program which offer a communicative platform for visitors.

Book launch events
A book titled Seoul Biennale 2017: Imminent Commons, which works as a theoretical basis of the whole Biennale, will be published prior to the biennale. Co-organized by urbanNext, affiliated book launch events and think-tank programs will be held in New York and other cities. The event in New York will take place at New Lab, with one of the co-directors Alejandro Zaera-Polo and many of the authors of the book including Mitchell Joachim.

Information & Press contact
info@seoulbiennale.org / T +82 2 2096 0108

Franklin Mountain House – Hazelbaker Rush

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American studio Hazelbaker Rush has created a mountainside residence where the lower levels blend into the rocky site, while the bright white upper volume stands out in contrast.

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Casa en Melides – Pedro Reis

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“The house in Melides, on the southern Alentejo Coast, by Pedro Reis, represents the desire for a holiday house as a getaway from the bustle of a big city. The client made the unusual decision to have an architectural competition between three distinct ateliers, allowing a choice from a wider range of possible solutions. This winning proposal presents a reading of the “drama” of the natural countryside, building it on top of a steep hill relatively protected by the surrounding “rugged topography”.”

Pedro Reis

Townhouse II in Central Copenhagen by Norm Architects

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Central Copenhagen

“This conversion was a little bit different from the other one we did. Here our clients wanted a completely contemporary white and sleek space. So everything was torn down internally and completely rebuilt.

The main idea with this project was to create a sense of one big space vertically and enlarge the sense of space as much as possible. So everything was done in white and we opened up between the floors all the way by placing a transparent staircase to one side giving a view 9 metres to the ceiling on the top floor once entering the front door. The floors were done in white resin and the whole space only decorated with a few of the favourite things.”

Norm Architects

The Village Office Space — Norm Architects

Norm Architects

Aquaporin – Norm Architects

Aquaporin

Office facility and laboratory outside of Copenhagen

The Aquaporin office and laboratory is situated in an old factory and the location has been empty for more than 10 years. The building has originally been nominated as the best factory space as it was the first of it’s kind with windows in the roof.

Norm Architects

The Quest – Ström Architects

The Quest, Swanage, UK
Ström Architects – Magnus Ström, Emma Ward-Lambert

Philip Johnson’s Glass House – Yayoi Kusama

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Yayoi Kusama embellishes Philip Johnson’s Glass House

VillaRic by TOGU Architecture

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VillaRic designed by TOGU Architecture, Marseille, France.

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