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After designing and building post-tsunami reconstruction houses in Sri Lanka, Shigeru Ban was commissioned to design a residence for an owner of a local tire company. Located on a hilltop site facing the ocean, the floor, walls and ceiling of this building frame three different views.
Architectural thinking can “set” spatial experiences that incorporate very strong deeper intentions, extending the limits beyond the building’s material substance between the familiar and the experimental, the organized and the imaginary, the material and the conceptual.
This design proposal for two vacation homes for two brothers and their families on one plot of land in upstate New York represents an examination of a curious part to whole relationship.
The February 2011 Christchurch earthquake (magnitude 6.3) inflicted crippling damage on the Christchurch Cathedral which was the symbol of city. In response to this situation, Shigeru Ban Architects were asked to design new temporary cathedral.
The Edge House sits atop Megami Mtn. in Koyoen, in the Nishinomiya area of Hyogo. From this point the site commands a panoramic view from Kobe port all the way to the Osaka bay area.
Connecting the three storey internal volume is a glazed void, a room within a room, drawing through fresh air, light and the open elements. At its base a pond mirrors the sky and cools convecting air.
Based off the novel Austerlitz, by W.G. Sebald, this thesis explored the potentials of narrative in architecture. Through analysis of Sebald's provocative writing style and taste for melancholy and mystery, a project revealing the forgotten tunnels of Antwerp's 1970's metro project...
How should an architect’s office be? The architect’s office as a project has repeatedly been a field of discussion for architectural competitions and theoretical approaches. Excluding the "mental space" which is the most important part and can be housed everywhere ...
The Little House has an elongated shape with a width of about 9m and a depth of 20m. While the front road is relatively wide, with a sidewalk, one might get a feeling of oppression due to the small size of the site surrounded by shops and houses.
Delood Library presents the Olivetti Showroom designed by Carlo Scarpa in the late 1950's. Adriano Olivetti commissioned Scarpa to design a display space for his Olivetti products.