CHUANG X YI: THE MODULAR LILONG

CHUANG X YI: THE MODULAR LILONG

Chuang x Yi: The Modular Lilong
Chuang x Yi : The ‘Modular Lilong’ was designed for Value Retail China to showcase ‘Chuang x Yi’; a concept brand that provides a platform for Chinese fashion designers. The 150 sqm site is located in Yioulai Shanghai Village; a sister to Bicester Village in London – both global shopping developments. The intent of ‘Chuang x Yi’ is to create a retail experience specifically related to the context of Shanghai.
Chuang x Yi: The Modular Lilong
Chuang x Yi: The Modular Lilong
The term lilong refers to an urban typology, organized around meandering lanes, which often display creative solutions in response to issues of space shortage. The resulting blur between private and public, residential and commercial gives Shanghai its signature streetscape. Following the design brief to create a backdrop showcasing selective contemporary Chinese designers, Lukstudio re-interpreted the local, urban fabric with 3 ‘lanehouses’ arranged into different display areas; one waiting lounge, two dressing rooms, the main cashier counter and a service area.
Chuang x Yi: The Modular Lilong
Chuang x Yi: The Modular Lilong
The structure of these lanehouses is conceived as a modular kit of parts, so that it can easily be disassembled and re-installed in another shop location if needed. The pieces are based on architectural features and textures found in a lilong. For example, old stone gates known as, ‘shikumen’ are used as entrance ways, with their typical round corners seen in the smooth outline of the display cases. Furthermore, hanging washing lines are turned into copper-coated racks to display clothes, while bamboo rattan; a texture used in vernacular furniture, is applied to the divider screens. Display plinths and racks are positioned along the lane reminiscent of the common scene of scattering benches and stools.
Chuang x Yi: The Modular Lilong
Chuang x Yi: The Modular Lilong
Despite the clear boundary between the stone pavement and the wooden flooring, the open display allows a fluid visual dialogue between the urban lane and the elegantly stacked houses. The retail experience consists of many architectural layers combined into a cohesive structure; offering a sense of pliancy and order that reflects the adaptive nature of lilong life. In this way Lukstudio has generated a  journey of discovery, connecting old Shanghai architecture with today’s design world
Chuang x Yi: The Modular Lilong
Chuang x Yi: The Modular Lilong
Chuang x Yi: The Modular Lilong
Photo Courtesy : Dirk Weiblen

 

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SCANDINAVIAN STYLE APARTMENT IN GOTHENBURG BY STYLINGFABRIKEN

SCANDINAVIAN STYLE APARTMENT IN GOTHENBURG BY STYLINGFABRIKEN

Scandinavian Style Apartment in Gothenburg by Stylingfabriken
Stylingfabriken : Located in Frölunda, Gothenburg, Sweden, this scandinavian-style apartmentwas designed in 2017 by Stylingfabriken.
Apartment in Gothenburg by Stylingfabriken
Apartment in Gothenburg by Stylingfabriken
Apartment in Gothenburg by Stylingfabriken
Apartment in Gothenburg by Stylingfabriken
Apartment in Gothenburg by Stylingfabriken
Apartment in Gothenburg by Stylingfabriken
Photo Courtesy :  Bosse Melin

 

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POWERHOUSE GROUP DESIGNS BBC WORLDWIDE OFFICES IN SYDNEY

POWERHOUSE GROUP DESIGNS BBC WORLDWIDE OFFICES IN SYDNEY

Powerhouse Group Designs BBC Worldwide Offices in Sydney
Powerhouse Group  : What does it look like when an internationally recognised brand not only tells the world that functional aesthetics can go hand-in-hand with environmental consciousness but proves it across a multi-functional space?
Powerhouse Group Designs BBC Worldwide Offices in Sydney
Powerhouse Group Designs BBC Worldwide Offices in Sydney
Powerhouse Group Designs BBC Worldwide Offices in Sydney
Powerhouse Group Designs BBC Worldwide Offices in Sydney
BBC Worldwide ANZ continues a rich tradition of quality content production and wanted to set a new benchmark for brand-fit cross-functionality and interactivity within its new Sydney office. The building’s pre-existing internal divide, challenged designers to preserve a solid, structural feel whilst opening up opportunities for interactivity, quiet workspaces and specialist environments.
Powerhouse Group Designs BBC Worldwide Offices in Sydney
Powerhouse Group Designs BBC Worldwide Offices in Sydney
Powerhouse Group Designs BBC Worldwide Offices in Sydney
Powerhouse Group Designs BBC Worldwide Offices in Sydney
Diversity and pragmatism guided design discussions, arriving at an environmental concept that seamlessly accommodated features unique to BBCW’s industry. The design accommodates the 100m2 data room, spacious, multipurpose style homages to New York-inspired warehouse architecture and purpose-built screening, recording and editing facilities. An inviting, earthy finish comprising exposed ceilings, timber clad walls and polished, concrete flooring welcomes visitors, clients and employees alike, whilst announcing the benefits of “pre-cooling” concepts throughout.
Powerhouse Group Designs BBC Worldwide Offices in Sydney
Powerhouse Group Designs BBC Worldwide Offices in Sydney
Powerhouse Group Designs BBC Worldwide Offices in Sydney
Powerhouse Group Designs BBC Worldwide Offices in Sydney
Powerhouse Group Designs BBC Worldwide Offices in Sydney
In short, BBC Worldwide’s office demanded more from the design team: use less construction materials, reduce waste and energy to deliver a brand fit base from which to build on a lasting legacy of premium content. Done.
Powerhouse Group Designs BBC Worldwide Offices in Sydney
Powerhouse Group Designs BBC Worldwide Offices in Sydney
Powerhouse Group Designs BBC Worldwide Offices in Sydney
Powerhouse Group Designs BBC Worldwide Offices in Sydney
Photo Courtesy : Adrian Mascenon

 

Queen Bee    Queen Bee

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QUIET HOUSE FRANCE BY ARTELABO

QUIET HOUSE FRANCE BY ARTELABO

Quiet House France by Artelabo
Artelabo : Located in a village in the south of France, the project of “quiet villa” meets a very particular context.
Quiet House France by Artelabo
Quiet House France by Artelabo
The land on which it fits, of very small size, is located between a vineyard shed in operation to the West, the parking of a neighbour to the East, surrounded by their access road, a main street to the south. Oriented to the North, it is also subject to a regime of prevailing winds. But it enjoys an exceptional and breathtaking view on the valley.
Quiet House France by Artelabo
Quiet House France by Artelabo
The aim of the project is therefore to create the conditions for an intimacy, an introverted house, hidden from the sight, entirely turned towards the landscape. Its architecture is characterized by a regular, simple and systematic composition, using a banal constructive language and an obvious formal register, which, by disrupting the codes of the usual, gives a singular aesthetic to be seen.
Quiet House France by Artelabo
Quiet House France by Artelabo
Using regular measures, the project is based on a grid of 3m in width and 4m in depth. Two units of space correspond to a built volume, the third forms an outer space. The overall geometry of the house is based on a repeated sequence of four volumes, inscribed in a regular pattern, enclosed within a peripheral wall, and organizing four courtyards within the dwelling. Their form, with two slopes of roof, evokes a small house.
Quiet House France by Artelabo
Quiet House France by Artelabo
One the one side, the expression of the project refers directly to the question of domesticity and traditional individual habitat, as well as the constructive means employed, banal and typical of the south of France (masonry, plaster, roof tile) create a contextual, cultural and landscape link between the construction and its site. One the other side, its compositional play and its lack of lateral opening make it a strange architectural object.
Quiet House France by Artelabo
Quiet House France by Artelabo
A large fixed frame opens wide the house on the landscape. Its powerful contrast between its opaque and closed external appearance and the intensity of the light provided by courtyards, gives strength to its interior space. All rooms open on one, two or three courtyards and the panorama, through a single system of aligned glass doors. The same flooring is used throughout the project, which creates confusion between the spaces of the house and those of the courtyards, which are real living rooms and extensions of the interior spaces, allowing to be inside while being outside
Quiet House France by Artelabo
Quiet House France by Artelabo
Quiet House France by Artelabo
Some signs make its mediterranean lifestyle tangible : a steel grid with reminiscent motifs of « moucharabieh », an entrance opening on a courtyard , a very white coating reflecting light and summer heat … With its great brightness in all seasons, its an animated picture on the landscape in the background, or its changing looks on the sky, the home offers a serene poetic, and intimate living environment. The quiet villa, thus creating its context, its way of life, shows by very simple means, the possible offered by the architecture.
Quiet House France by Artelabo
Quiet House France by Artelabo
Quiet House France by Artelabo
Photo Courtesy : Marie-Caroline Lucat

 

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ADJAYE ASSOCIATES TO DESIGN NEW PUBLIC LIBRARY AND CIVIC CENTRE IN FLORIDA

ADJAYE ASSOCIATES TO DESIGN NEW PUBLIC LIBRARY AND CIVIC CENTRE IN FLORIDA

Adjaye Associates to Design New Public Library And Civic Centre in Florida
Adjaye Associates : Adjaye Associates have announced the design of a new 50,000 square foot library and event center in Winter Park, Florida, which will serve as a new civic hub and will compliment the nearby Martin Luther King Jr. Park. The $30 million building also includes an 8,500 square foot civic center, combining as a manifestation of the city’s aspirations for library services.
“Winter Park’s vision for this project truly embraces the continued evolution of the library in the 21st century,” said Sir David Adjaye. “With a diverse program that recognizes it as a critical piece of cultural infrastructure, this will be a dynamic space for shared education, recreation, and interaction.”
Adjaye Associates to Design New Public Library And Civic Centre in Florida
With a global reputation for its unique approach to libraries and other civic architecture, the firm’s previous work includes two neighborhood libraries in Washington D.C. as well as the acclaimed Idea Stores in Tower Hamlets, London. Adjaye’s most recent endeavor was The National Museum of African-American History and Culture, in addition to his recent knighting in January this year.
“With the team’s incredible talents at work, we are confident that the new library and events center will be one of Winter Park’s premier locations for education, business support, and community collaboration,” said Winter Park Public Library Executive Director Shawn Shaffer.
As the lead design architects, Adjaye Associates will be working in collaboration withHuntonBrady Architects, who will act as the executive architects. Construction on the library is set to begin next month.
Photo Courtesy : Adjaye Associates

 

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SHEPPARD WILSON HOUSE IS DESIGNED TO VIEW A HERITAGE-LISTED MORETON BAY FIG TREE

SHEPPARD WILSON HOUSE IS DESIGNED TO VIEW A HERITAGE-LISTED MORETON BAY FIG TREE

Sheppard Wilson House is Designed to View a Heritage-listed Moreton Bay Fig Tree
Sam Crawford Architects : There’s an understated quality in Sam Crawford’s residential projects that makes them appear all the more stylish and elegant. The Sydney-based principal of Sam Crawford Architects doesn’t believe in bells and whistles and his signature thoughtful approach primarily focuses on the client’s comfort. Homes need not make flashy architectural statements; rather they can be intelligently designed places for everyday living, as his recently completed addition in Sydney’s Bronte attests.
Sheppard Wilson House is Designed to View a Heritage-listed Moreton Bay Fig Tree
The project’s modest existing weatherboard cottage is one of the beachside suburb’s original houses. When clients Neil Sheppard and Emma Wilson first approached Sam it was with a relatively ambitious brief calling for an extension that would accommodate two kids’ bedrooms, at least one guestroom, a study, an open-plan living space and a kids’ area.
Sheppard Wilson House is Designed to View a Heritage-listed Moreton Bay Fig Tree
Because they didn’t have any preconceptions, Sam was free to explore different ideas; however, it was clear that there was only one solution. “With most clients we’ll suggest a soft transition to the rear that’s in sympathy with the existing house, but in this case the brief called for something larger than could ever be accommodated in a form that would sit easily with the cottage,” he says. “So we did something completely different and set it a long way back from the street.”
Sheppard Wilson House is Designed to View a Heritage-listed Moreton Bay Fig Tree
The cottage is in one of a number of Waverley Council’s Heritage Urban Conservation Areas and while the new two-storey addition complies with the presiding height restrictions, it’s still generous in scale. This generosity of proportion is balanced by the massive Moreton Bay fig tree at the western rear of the property and the hulking three-storey neighbour on the south. It ensures that the addition is not out of place and is resolutely mindful of its richly eclectic suburban context.
A sense of cohesion between new and old was also of visual importance to the overall scheme, so first Sam renovated the existing cottage to near-original condition. The refurbishment not only restored the structure, but also helped meet the brief’s programmatic requirements. He divided the large front room into the study and guestroom and inserted a new bathroom in between. A discreet bifold door in the corridor can be used to zone this area from the rest of the house, providing guests with privacy.
Sheppard Wilson House is Designed to View a Heritage-listed Moreton Bay Fig Tree
It’s a logical plan that aligns rooms on the northern side with the corridor running east on the south. The corridor’s side wall is original, retained closer to the boundary than Sam was permitted to build. Tucked neatly behind the guestroom is the kids’ area/TV room that sits within the cottage’s original footprint and abuts the courtyard. “We always try to incorporate a courtyard space that’s facing north and can be opened up. We thought it would be nice to have a table here and use the large window as a bench to sit on. And the windows [of the TV room] also open up the whole corner of the cottage,” Sam explains.
This transitional zone gives rise to the threshold between the existing structure and the new addition, in which the corridor cleanly “extends” into the stair. Sam introduces ironbark to the material palette and uses it dynamically yet judiciously to contrast with the oak timber flooring. Applying the darker timber to the stair, three-step threshold and large window reveal creates definition and visual intrigue in a zone that would have appeared washed out without such material accents.
Sheppard Wilson House is Designed to View a Heritage-listed Moreton Bay Fig Tree
An expansive, light-drenched open plan characterizes the addition’s living areas. The space is minimal and clean, heightened by a three-metre-high ceiling and a deliberate lack of embellishment. A custom concrete kitchen island installed below a spotted gum panel feature, plus blackened aluminium window and door frames, anchors the space without detracting from the view.
The rear wall’s full-height glass doors welcome the outside in and frame the heritage-listedMoreton Bay fig tree. “That tree is the biggest, most impressive part of the site,” says Sam. “And because of the hill behind it, it gives [the plan] a beautiful sense of spaciousness.” The large glass doors also capture as much sunlight as possible during the winter months (along with the high row of north-facing windows), while the tree serves to shade the house during summer.
Sheppard Wilson House is Designed to View a Heritage-listed Moreton Bay Fig Tree
Sam uses passive design to great effect in order to avoid airconditioning. The ceiling’s concrete slab keeps the upstairs bedrooms cool, as do the reverse brick veneer and discreet sunshading. A central circular skylight offers the bedrooms and bathroom another source of light, which reduces glare on the brightest of days. The overall scheme is quietly hardworking – it’s a home that is both relaxed and comfortable. Sam’s attention to detail is strong, but nothing in the renovation or addition is laboured, making for an interior that is as well crafted as it is inviting.
Sheppard Wilson House is Designed to View a Heritage-listed Moreton Bay Fig Tree
Photo Courtesy : Brett Boardman

 

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MORPHOS DESIGNS AN EDGY & CONTEMPORARY OFFICE INTERIORS IN SYDNEY

MORPHOS DESIGNS AN EDGY & CONTEMPORARY OFFICE INTERIORS IN SYDNEY

Morphos Designs An Edgy & Contemporary Office Interiors in Sydney
Morphos :  Morphos has designed the offices of recruitment agency Now Careers, located inSydney, Australia. In the words of Morphos Team “We wanted to create an office where employees not only feel comfortable but stimulated and excited by their environment “.
Being a design focused company themselves, we felt it was important we captured this in their fit-out, creating something contemporary yet edgy that appealed to the company and their audience. Being a heritage listed site, we wanted to honour the lineage through maintaining the rich traditional elements complemented with a contemporary design approach.
Morphos Designs An Edgy & Contemporary Office Interiors in Sydney
An intersection of old and new entailed new building elements with the preservation of originalarchitectural features, including high ceilings, original floor boards and ornamental cornices. These new elements contained an industrial edge with a subdued neutral pallet.
Morphos Designs An Edgy & Contemporary Office Interiors in Sydney
Morphos Designs An Edgy & Contemporary Office Interiors in Sydney
One of the fundamental outcomes of the design was to create a space that was enjoyable for employee and visitor interaction. This inviting and homely personality was instilled to encourage.
Morphos Designs An Edgy & Contemporary Office Interiors in Sydney
Potential candidates to feel comfortable and inspired for their new careers. To achieve this, an open workspace was designed to cater for multifunction zones and spaces. With an open transition between work space, meeting rooms and breakout, a sense of transparency and fluidity was created through the open-door policy design approach.
Morphos Designs An Edgy & Contemporary Office Interiors in Sydney
The space is light filled and the colour scheme kept neutral to allow for the hero features to stand out, shaping the industrial aesthetic. This includes oversized pendants, black aluminium trims, traditional wall panelling and an aluminium feature screen with inbuilt shelves in the reception area. Pops of the corporate colour were integrated throughout the space to give their workplace relevance to their company branding. The result is a trendy yet functioning and vibrant work space that exudes a motivating and dynamic essence.
Morphos Designs An Edgy & Contemporary Office Interiors in Sydney
Photo Courtesy : Chris Warnes

 

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