Rakova Jelša Town Park / Medprostor d.o.o.

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© Andraž Keršič © Andraž Keršič
  • Architects: Medprostor d.o.o.
  • Location: Liubliana, Slovenia
  • Lead Architects: Klara Bohinc, abs.arh., Andraž Keršič, abs.arh., Martin Kruh, abs.arh., Aljoša Lipolt, abs. arh., Samo Mlakar, u.d.i.a., Dino Mujić, abs.arh., Tamara Németh, abs.arh., Rok Žnidaršič, u.d.i.a.
  • Area: 106000.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Andraž Keršič, Tamara Németh
© Andraž Keršič © Andraž Keršič

Text description provided by the architects. Town park Rakova Jelša is intended for leisure activities and picnic grounds, but simultaneously acts as one of the entry points to the regional park Ljubljansko barje (Ljubljana Moors).

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Invisible Doors: How to Stylishly Hide the Doors In Your Projects

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Linvisibile Alba Infinito Hinged Door, Microcement Finish. Image Courtesy of Linvisibile Linvisibile Alba Infinito Hinged Door, Microcement Finish. Image Courtesy of Linvisibile

Sometimes a door can be a huge headache in a project. Think of a continuous, clean facade... having a door in the middle of it can ruin the clarity of the design. But a door need not be the traditional wood-paneled, brass-knobbed portal most of us are used to, much less an eyesore. 

But what if they could disappear from sight entirely? We’ve all dreamed of hidden passages and secret rooms tucked away in our homes. But for these to work, the entry must be disguised or hidden itself. 

The Italian company Linvisibile makes these dreams possible, producing a patented high-end invisible flush to wall doors. Not only to provide a secret getaway but to also fit in the elegant, mystic, and private atmosphere of interiors in a functional space-saving way.

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Une maison pour surfer / Java Architecture

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© CaroLine Dethier © CaroLine Dethier
© CaroLine Dethier © CaroLine Dethier

Text description provided by the architects. This family home define a way of life.

The clients, a young couple living in Paris first contacted JAVA to build a vacation house.

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Snail Shell Retreat / Rafati Associates

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© Rafati Associates © Rafati Associates
  • Client: Ali Rafati
© Rafati Associates © Rafati Associates

Text description provided by the architects. The “Snail shell retreat” is built in countryside, 45 kilometers to the southwest of Shiraz, Iran. It is designed as a holiday home for relaxing, getting away from city life, and holding family gatherings. The house has a small courtyard and is designed for introvert/extrovert use. Its spaces are in a snail shell formation, which is why its residents have called it that.

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The Immersive Theatre / Lukstudio

1 day 22 hours ago
© Dirk Weiblen © Dirk Weiblen
  • Architects: Lukstudio
  • Location: Store no. 101-102, Shangdong Commercial Center, No. 23 Wanli Road, Haining, Zhejiang, China
  • Lead Architects: Christina Luk
  • Design Team: Alba Beroiz Blazquez, Ray Ou, Leo Wang, Kevin Yang , Sarah Wang
  • Area: 260.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Dirk Weiblen
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Caryota House / Dada & Partners

1 day 23 hours ago
© Ranjan Sharma © Ranjan Sharma
  • Architects: Dada & Partners
  • Location: New Delhi, India
  • Principal Architect: Sumit Arora
  • Design Team: Jaivindra Singh, Ayush Narang
  • Area: 14000.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Ranjan Sharma
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Salvador Cardoso Apartment by Tria Arquitetura | Living space

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Modernizing an apartment of the 90s in São Paulo (Brazil) was the proposal of the brazilian architects Sarah Bonanno and Marina Cardoso de Almeida, members of TRIA Arquitetura, for this project with 260m2. Change the dated elements, take lightness to the life of the client and adopt technology and innovation were the premisses of the architecture. The program consists on an integration of the rooms, now with a balcony, a reading corner, kitchen, service area, bedroom and service bathroom, library, guest suites, master suite with closet integrated to the bathroom. The closet has been integrated into the master suite bathroom in order to broaden the ambience and take in a spa air. For the interiors, the architects chose a palette of neutral colors appreciating natural light and highlighting featured Art present in the apartment. Already the materials chosen seek to bring warmth and comfort to the new home. In every intimate area, for example, the architects used wood floori… continue

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FAB House by TDO architecture | Detached houses

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Fab House is a new modular constructed house typology designed by TDO architecture, working in collaboration with George Clarke for joint venture developers Places for People and Urban Splash. It is the latest architect-designed house typology in the House by Urban Splash portfolio. In North Tyneside, a terrace of ten houses has been built on The Plateau of Smith’s Dock in North Shields, the former site of a thriving shipyard which has lay dormant for the past 30 years, and is now being transformed into a vibrant new neighbourhood by the joint venture. Earlier precedents in the US portfolio include Town House, designed by shedkm, a custom-build design whereby consumers could select their own floorplan. The terrace of ten Fab Houses sits in a masterplan alongside a crescent of 24 Town Houses and an 80-unit apartment, the Smokehouses, designed by SimpsonHaugh, which is still under construction. It’s no secret that the UK is suffering a housing shortage. In an age of increasing au… continue

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Artek Headquarters by Sevil Peach | Office facilities

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Artek moves its headquarter to new premises in central Helsinki, creating an open, active and inspiring environment for a new way of working. Artek’s new office opens its doors at Mannerheimintie 12 B, an elegant 19th century building, just a few minutes away from the Artek Store. Conceived as a working showroom, the Artek office invites architects, partner dealers and business clients to visit and experience Artek’s novel approach to its own working environment. The new office is designed by British architect Sevil Peach. She states that especially in our highly digitalised times, “bringing people together builds a corporate culture and improves teamwork. Of course, people can be brought together using technology, but nothing beats face-to-face encounters”. Sevil Peach’s space solutions have a distinct objective: foster an open and productive exchange, in which colleagues combine their competence over team borders. The office is arranged in an airy, people-focused open plan… continue

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AD Classics: Nordic Pavilion in Venice / Sverre Fehn

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The Nordic Pavilion (Giardini, Venice). Image © Åke E:son Lindman The Nordic Pavilion (Giardini, Venice). Image © Åke E:son Lindman

This article was originally published on March 30, 2016. To read the stories behind other celebrated architecture projects, visit our AD Classics section.

Three were originally invited to draw up plans for a ‘Nordic’ pavilion: the Finnish partnership Reima and Raili Pietilä, Sverre Fehn from Norway, and the Swede, Klas Anshelm. Following the selection of Fehn’s proposal in 1959, Gotthard Johansson wrote in the Svenska Dagbladet of the project’s “stunning simplicity [...], without too many architectural overtones”[1] – a proposal for a space able to unite a triumvirate of nations under one (exceptional) roof.

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Mist Hot-spring Hotel / Department of Architecture co.

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© W Workspace © W Workspace
  • Architects: Department of Architecture co.
  • Location: Xuchang, Henan, China
  • Lead Architects: Amata Luphaiboon, Twitee Vajrabhaya Teparkum
  • Design Team: Chaiyapat Mirasena, Chanlika Boonpha, Waraphan Watanakaroon, Waraluk Kuiprasert, Passawee Vongcharoen, Penlada Somjaidee, Kawisara Anansaringkarn, Yada Pianpanit, Thunchanok Sirichayaporn, San-ming Chou
  • Area: 37140.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: W Workspace
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T.ETERNO Restaurant / Nazodesign Studio

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© Misae Hiromatsu, Yuming Song, (Beijing Ruijing Photo) © Misae Hiromatsu, Yuming Song, (Beijing Ruijing Photo)
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Grimshaw Obscura

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A highlight of Queens International 2018: Volumes (QI 2018), now on display at Queens Museum, is Volumes Cyanotype, a 100-foot-long tablecloth that documents a communal meal with the exhibition’s participating artists and which turned the building into a large camera – a camera obscura. I wrote about it for World-Architects.



Also check out the website for QI 2018 (screenshot below). Created by artist Ryan Kuo with Taekeun Kim, the website is structured about the Queens Museum building – built for the 1964 World's Fair, used briefly for the United Nations, and expanded by Grimshaw in 2013.

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Fake News: Miniature Signs Around the City Convey Confusing Messages

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[ By SA Rogers in Art & Installation & Sound. ]

If all the official signage that can be found around an average city bores you, you might not even notice the ones that are a little bit off, warning you of dangerous pigeons and tiny sinkholes or explaining the history of awkward silences in the area. Some are so small, they’re easy to just pass right by – like the one situated next to some velvet ropes and a mouse hole that reads “please wait here until called.” Your loss, really, because in this case, sharp observational skills really pay off.

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