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The PolyCuboid

The PolyCuboid is the new headquarter building for TIA, a company that provides insurance services. The first floor was shaped by the limits of the site and the 700mm diameter water pipe that is crossing the site underground limiting foundation space. The metallic structure dissolves into the diverse blocs of the composition. The pillars and beams vanish from the space syntax, projecting the impression of an object, while also eliminating that of a building. The volumetric design is inspired by TIA’s Logo turning the building itself into an icon representing the company.

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Nankai LiangJiang

This project embodies the open and well-rounded educational idea. The crucial design approach is to integrate its unique educational thinking with the site, and to maximize its spatial efficiency to bring together a pleasantly balanced campus. The school is centered around a highly efficient idea of a “10-minute campus”, where the time for students to circulate and rotate during a compact daily curriculum can be achieved within 10 minutes. A forest is grown within the main building, forming mountains and valleys thanks to the natural topography.

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Cloud of Luster

The Cloud of luster is a wedding chapel located inside a wedding ceremony hall in Himeji city, Japan. The design tries to translate the modern wedding ceremony spirit into physical space. The chapel is all white, a cloud shape enveloped almost entirely in curved glass opening it to the surrounding garden and water basin. The columns are toped in hyperbolic capital like heads smoothly connecting them to the minimalistic ceiling. The chapel socle on the basin side is a hyperbolic curve allowing the whole structure to appear as if it is floating on the water and accentuate its lightness.

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Emerald

Holistic architectural & spatial projects image unites all six equestrian buildings reveals functional identity of each. Extended facades of arenas & stables directed to administrative composite core. Six-sided building as crystal grid rests in wooden frame as in necklace. Wall triangles decorated with scattering of glass as emerald details. Curved white construction highlights main entrance. Facades grid also is part of inner space, where environment perceived through transparent web. Interiors continue theme of wooden structures, using scale of elements to more proportionate human scale.

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House for Parents

This house for parents located on Amami-Oshima Island where is severe subtropical climate and often hit by typhoon. To accommodate this condition, a rectangular roof which is supported by 4 meter-span steel framework structure was installed. This roof create environment as if it is comfortable habitat under trees. Concrete walls stand independent from roof structure to achieve floor plan without any restriction by steel columns for the roof. The continuously projecting concrete wall create impression that Living Room is expanding toward the rich external landscape of this island.

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BaseCamp Lyngby

Student campus BaseCamp Lyngby is built on a relatively flat site while being well integrated into green Lyngby neighborhood. The building rises slowly from ground level to the maximum height of six floors, inviting both inhabitants and visitors to enjoy the multiple green courtyards or to take a stroll along the serpentine path running in full length at the roof. Great views and gardens make for an interesting walk in the park like landscape. The curved shape of the building wraps around smaller courtyards creating well defined intimate spaces for the students to meet, read or simply relax.

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Design interview of the day

Read the latest interviews and conversations on design, creativity and innovation between design journalist and world-famous designers, artists and architects. See latest design projects and award-winning designs by famous designers, artists, architects and innovators. Discover new insights on creativity, innovation, arts, design and architecture. Learn about design processes of great designers.

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