The Slab House was designed to juxtapose construction materials, combining wood, concrete, and steel. The design is at once hyper-modern yet discreet. The huge windows are an immediate focal point, but they are protected from the weather and street-view by concrete slabs. Gardens feature heavily in the property, both on the ground level and at the first floor, allowing the residents to feel connected to nature as they interact with the property, creating a unique flow as one moves from the entrance to the living areas.
The idea behind the design by Saffar Studio for the Golshahr plaza started with a very simple question: Is it possible for a contemporary Architecture to play in harmony with the surrounding neighborhood, culture, history, and context? This design inspired by the dialogue between Context and function. This mosque and plaza is designed for people and their cultural needs that have roots in history so the studio tried to find a process of emerging religious architecture in Iran such as mosques and Persian gardens and reshaping them with innovative design solutions.
Gate of the World is a large-scale mixed-use project in Shijiazhuang. The 450m tower design is inspired by the core spirit of Chinese Philosophy: the Unity of Heaven and Man. The design reflects the curvy form of Chinese zither and the rhythmic flow of long dancing sleeves. The 4-storey podium consists of high-end retails, a healthcare center, an ice-world, an urban living room and a conference center with a greenhouse garden. 6 sky gardens on different levels offer unique vertical urban spaces. The new landmark will redefine the city skyline.
The architectural design fully excavates the historical and cultural connotations of the project site, making it a new landmark. The tourist attraction Humen Fort is on the other side of the project, bringing a cultural connotation to the yacht club building. Combined with the characteristics of local climate, all functional rooms have an advantageous lighting and ventilation through the master planning. After the project was put into operation, it was appreciated by the majority of users and achieved good economic and social benefits.
The residence utilizes a modern aesthetic while retaining a central courtyard, which evokes the traditional Kuwaiti practice in the building of houses. Here the residence is allowed to acknowledge both past and present, without clashing. The water feature at the steps of the main door sweeps outwards, the floor to ceiling glass helps keep the spaces more open, allowing the users to go between outside and inside, past and present, effortlessly.
The project is located in the International Garden Expo of Zhengzhou Airport District. As local landmark and the most important development, the design fully considered Zhengzhou traditional culture and fast-speed logistic economy bloom. Facing the Double-Crane Lake, the project master layout plan has fully make use of the lake view for the tower orientation by rotating the footprint 30 degrees which also avoids tower overlooking.
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