House in Tajiri 2 / Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates

Architects: Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates
Location: Fukuyama, Hiroshima, Japan
Area: 153.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates

Site Area: 940m2
Building Area: 98.53m2

From the architect. This is the rebuilding of the farmhouse built in the hill overlooking the Seto Inland Sea. Before rebuilding, there was the most common farmhouse which has four squarely arranged rooms .

The principal objective of the design is grope of the concrete house which developed from the traditional farmhouse form. The charm of the old farmhouse is a simplicity, a layout of the rooms regarded as structure together, and the component such as eaves and the opening controls house environment.

Because I was going to replace this characteristic with concrete, I thought about bearing wall structure which can make opening to all direction. Specifically, it is the bearing wall structure arranged radially, reinforced ” the box ” such as storage space.

House in Tajiri 2 / Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates Courtesy of Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates
House in Tajiri 2 / Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates Courtesy of Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates
House in Tajiri 2 / Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates Courtesy of Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates
House in Tajiri 2 / Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates Courtesy of Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates
House in Tajiri 2 / Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates Courtesy of Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates
House in Tajiri 2 / Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates Courtesy of Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates
House in Tajiri 2 / Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates Courtesy of Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates
House in Tajiri 2 / Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates Courtesy of Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates
House in Tajiri 2 / Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates Courtesy of Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates
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House in Tajiri 2 / Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates originally appeared on ArchDaily, the most visited architecture website on 22 Sep 2014.

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Milan Expo 2015: Knafo Klimor-Design Pavilion to Represent Israel

Knafo Klimor Architects have been chosen to represent Israel at the 2015 Milan Expo with their “Fields of Tomorrow” pavilion. The elongated pavilion, stretching 70 meters across and rising 12 meters high, will act as a “living” billboard revealing Israel’s past and present successes in modern agriculture.

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Architects: Knafo Klimor Architects
Location: Milan, Italy
Local Architect: PRR Architetti
Local Structural Engineer: Engineering project
Local Systems & Fire Fighting Engineer: Rampoldi Progetti
Local Safety Engineer: Studio La Viola
Client: Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Production: AVS Avant Video Systems
Project Management: Dror Leiba
Structural Engineer: Rokach Ashkenazi Engineering Consultant
Energy And Systems: Avner Vishkin engineers
Electricity : Rafi Cohen Engineer
Sanitation: Sanit Engineering
Plantation & Vertical Fields : Green Wall Israel
Lighting Design: Eran Klein & Eli Kochavi
Art Direction: Avi Helitovsky
Content Management: Alon Weisbert
Area: 995.0 sqm
Year: 2015
Photographs: Knafo Klimor Architects

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Milan Expo 2015: Knafo Klimor-Design Pavilion to Represent Israel © Knafo Klimor Architects
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Milan Expo 2015: Knafo Klimor-Design Pavilion to Represent Israel © Knafo Klimor Architects
Milan Expo 2015: Knafo Klimor-Design Pavilion to Represent Israel © Knafo Klimor Architects
Milan Expo 2015: Knafo Klimor-Design Pavilion to Represent Israel © Knafo Klimor Architects

Milan Expo 2015: Knafo Klimor-Design Pavilion to Represent Israel originally appeared on ArchDaily, the most visited architecture website on 22 Sep 2014.

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The Deli Counter / studio Y

Architects: studio Y
Location: 211/213 Queen Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Design Team: Yaron Kanor, Dana Goldberg
Year: 2014
Photographs: Ashley Feldman

Builder: Ante Filipovic
Joinery: Guy Mathews

From the architect. While formerly reserved for the likes of artists’ studios and warehouse conversions, the industrial look has effortlessly made its way into Melbourne’s café scene. Studio Y’s new design for The Deli Counter in Queen Street Melbourne embraces this fabulous groovy-industrial chic which has been so enthusiastically welcomed by Melbourne’s sophisticated but demanding diner.

Offering sensational fresh and inventive dishes conceived by Eitan Doran with a distinctive Mediterranean slant, The Deli Counter has quickly become a popular lunchtime destination for Melbourne’s CBD population. Working collaboratively with Eitan, Studio Y’s new fitout is a clever mix of utilitarian surfaces, stripped-back architecture and salvaged objects.

Working to a tight budget and timeframe, Studio Y have worked within the existing footprint repurposing original fittings while sourcing eccentric pieces to create an eclectic yet pared back aesthetic which provides the perfect backdrop for the sensational daily produce. Robust, quirky timber crates have been reinvented as counters and shelving and timber floors removed from the first level have been reborn as counter tops. These are beautifully complemented by the duality of the blue and white wall tiles in the kitchen area and by the red, white and blue of the geometric and numerical detailing featured throughout the café. This creates a visually graphic punch as well as a contrast to the neutral timber and brick palette.  The dramatic front door – again created from repurposed materials – screams serious street cred, telegraphing this new culinary destination to Melbourne while retaining the Soho style glass façade is a masterstroke.


Studio Y removed half of the first floor space to create a full height void at the front of the café which considerably opens up the space and enables light to spill down onto diners below.  Brick walls have been either left in their original form or stripped back then lime-washed. Pendant and wall lighting is quite detailed however this is countered by the simple ‘classroom’ chairs.

The open kitchen is a key element of the design and draws customers into the space. This is both dynamic and functional – abundant storage and display and the space is easy to manoeuvre around for staff.

The Deli Counter is a sensational new addition to Melbourne’s CBD café environment – and once again Studio Y has created a beautifully understated, urbane space which effortlessly allows the amazing produce to be the hero here. Pared back to the essentials, the design showcases the beautiful interplay between pure form and function. It’s unpretentious, down to earth and all the more chic for it.

The Deli Counter / studio Y © Ashley Feldman
The Deli Counter / studio Y © Ashley Feldman
The Deli Counter / studio Y © Ashley Feldman
The Deli Counter / studio Y © Ashley Feldman
The Deli Counter / studio Y © Ashley Feldman
The Deli Counter / studio Y © Ashley Feldman
The Deli Counter / studio Y © Ashley Feldman
The Deli Counter / studio Y © Ashley Feldman
The Deli Counter / studio Y © Ashley Feldman
The Deli Counter / studio Y © Ashley Feldman
The Deli Counter / studio Y © Ashley Feldman
The Deli Counter / studio Y Floor Plan
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The Deli Counter / studio Y Elevation
The Deli Counter / studio Y Elevation

The Deli Counter / studio Y originally appeared on ArchDaily, the most visited architecture website on 22 Sep 2014.

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Apartamento Costa Blanca | A-cero

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A-cero ha diseñado un increíble apartamento penthouse blanco minimalista en Costa Blanca, España.

Esta reforma de un  ático de 218 metros cuadrados está situado en un pueblo de la costa de Valencia, España. El apartamento tiene una superficie de 175 metros cuadrados y la terraza tiene 43 metros cuadrados, lo que hace un total de 218m2. El acceso a la vivienda se da a través de un pasillo de 6 metros cuadrados.

En primer lugar encontramos un gran espacio diáfano: la sala de estar de 55 metros cuadrados, y la cocina con 14,5 metros cuadrados. Otros espacios que completan este apartamento son el pasillo, la despensa, el cuarto de lavado (que se encuentra en la parte posterior de la cocina), el dormitorio principal con vestidor y cuarto de baño con una superficie total de 27m² y finalmente dos habitaciones secundarias de 17 metros cuadrados, con cuarto de baño en suite.

El blanco es el protagonista de este proyecto. La propiedad está situada en la “Costa Blanca / costa blanca” en Valencia. Esto proporciona gran luminosidad interior. Las formas sinuosas son también relevantes en este proyecto con los puntos de vista enfocados al medio ambiente que se extiende hasta el mar.

Hemos diseñado un techo cuyas curvas se resuelven en blanco resplandor Krion de Porcelanosa. Este techo se va a través de paredes también, y tiene iluminación LED indirecta que cambia de color para crear diferentes atmósferas y sentimientos.

La carpintería interior: puertas interiores, armarios y vestidor se hacen en lacado blanco. Una pared de espejo en la parte trasera de la sala da más profundidad a esta casa. Por otra parte, el acabado de los parámetros horizontales de la casa utilizan un plástico de color blanco, a excepción de la sala de estar donde los parámetros verticales se siguen con listones superpuestos Krion.

La cocina está diseñada en exclusiva por. Cuenta con formas sinuosas y también se hace con el material de Krion de Porcelanosa. El resto del mobiliario ha sido diseñado por, tales como camas, mesas, dormitorios, cuartos de baño … mientras que los sofás del salón, sillas y mesas de comedor son diseñados y fabricados por la firma internacional Vondom. Todo es blanco y se adapta a la perfección con el concepto de esta vivienda de vacaciones.

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On View> Roxy Paine’s “Denuded Lens” at New York’s Marianne Boesky Gallery

Roxy Paine: Denuded Lens Marianne Boesky Gallery 509 West 24th Street, New York Through October 18 The artist Roxy Paine has long been interested in exploring combinations of the natural with the mechanical or manmade. In his latest exhibition, his first at the Marianne Boesky Gallery, called Denuded Lens, he has created a large-scale diorama of […]

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Paul Goldberger on the High Line

This past Sunday, New York celebrated the opening of the High Line’s final section. More playful and untamed than its counterparts, the elevated park’s northernmost segment seems to have pleased the critics. As Paul Goldberger explained, the High Line at the Rail Yards is “stunningly refreshing” and “gives you an altogether new, relaxed, low-key way of being on the High Line.” You can read Goldberger’s take on the new portion of the High Line here on Vanity Fair.

Paul Goldberger on the High Line originally appeared on ArchDaily, the most visited architecture website on 22 Sep 2014.

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“Unsitely” explores how design can improve construction barricades

An upcoming Montreal colloquium, Unsitely: Leveraging Design to Improve Urban Construction Sites, will take on a seemingly small urban problem that, in fact, has a profound effect on the daily life of the city: the temporary barriers surrounding construction sites. The event will explore existing innovative design solutions and how these can revitalize streets, districts, or […]

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New York City receives $191 in federal funds for new Staten Island Ferry vessels

By 2019, two new Staten Island Ferry vessels should be crisscrossing the New York Harbor. Outside of the Whitehall Ferry Terminal this morning, United States Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced that New York City had been awarded a $191 million grant to design and construct these vessels that will be more agile and storm-resilient than what’s in the ferry’s current […]

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