The interior design of this real estate sales center is permeated with Zaha Hadid’s idea of flowing curves, visually connecting and echoing the roof, columns, and floors by linking the curves in three dimensions.
Designed by: Xiaojun Lin of Shanghai E-Building Construction Design Engineering Co., Ltd. for SIPG Ruixiang Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.
The Jeungpyeong Archives collects, preserves, and celebrates the history of the Jeungpyeong district. Rather than a design that is records-focused, it is conceptual, symbolic, and artistic.
Designed by: TaeHyun Kim, MyungSun Kim, NaYoung Kim, HongPhil Jeon, and YooRim Shin and Curation the-X Inc. Design Somnium Co., Ltd., Offerscent
This landscape solution features the Green Promenade for residents and the public alike with artwork and natural ornaments; the Green Wall, a sylvan boundary dividing the public and private spaces; and the Lobby Garden just for residents.
Designed by: Seon Cho, Han-suk Kim, and Jung-eun Lee of Openness Studio, DONGSIMWON
Blokable at Phoenix Rising is an all-electric permanent housing community in Auburn, Washington, that Valley Cities Behavioral Health Care will rent to residents who earn 30% to 50% of the area mean income. The project comprises two buildings with five studios and seven one-bedroom apartments. The buildings have a 50- to 100-year useful lifespan, a state-of-the-art steel structural system for seismic integrity, and independent energy recovery ventilation that maximizes energy efficiency and lowers utility costs. The full project cost to the State of Washington was $125,000 per door, less than half of the Seattle area’s average cost per door in a region that faces a severe shortage of affordable housing.
Designed by: Nelson Del Rio and Aaron Holm, Timothy Miller, and Luke Olszewski of Blokable
24 FRAMES OF LIGHTWELL uses a 50-year-old building in the Zhongshan Nanxi Commercial District of Taipei, Taiwan, to model potential solutions for renovating old walkup apartments to preserve the city’s urban fabric. Currently, most old apartment buildings across the city are being torn down and replaced with taller structures that not only block the light but destroy the sense of place. 24 FRAMES OF LIGHTWELL advocates giving old buildings a new life by bringing commerce, fashion, art, and design together. The solution created 24 frames that bring natural light into the interior of the building and produce playful interactions between visitors, their surroundings, and the artwork.
Designed by: Jasmin Yi-Chu Shih, and Wei Ren Chen of JYCStudio
The White Mountain Club House is a community center in Nanjing, China, that features a landscape-style architecture. The design was inspired by the shape of the surrounding rolling hills. By placing the building partially underground and softening its solidity with undulating forms, it more harmoniously integrates into its urban environment. It also connects to existing underground passageways linked to surrounding communities, enhancing its accessibility. An underground transportation station is slated to be constructed nearby, which will further solidify the club as a crucial city node that stimulates public energy.
Designed by: Kris Lin and Anda Yang of Kris Lin International Design for Galaxy Group
The de Young Museum’s education gallery, the de Youngsters Studio, is an interactive environment that connects children to creativity and learning in a physical and experiential way. The dynamic and visual permanent spaces use touch displays, projection tracking, and augmented reality as tools for children to explore five core artistic concepts: color, composition, shape, and form, texture, and sculpture. The design of the de Youngsters Studio emphasizes these fundamental principles in a participatory fashion while connecting the children and their caregivers to the art housed within the museum.
Designed by: Yves Béhar, Liam Adelman, Wei Chengyuan, Gustav Renby, Anthony DeCosta and Hardy Chambliss of fuseproject
From fitness to fuel, mindfulness to connection, personal development to personal growth, lululemon Lincoln Park focuses on the whole human. It is a community space designed for human interaction and growth. The design team approached this store’s design with one intention: to be a physical space for the sweatlife philosophy and practice lululemon and their guests have lived by for 20 years. When we sweat, grow, and connect, we ignite our community and ourselves. The result is a playground for everyone wanting to get more out of life, to get curious, to get sweaty, to get still, to get fueled, to get connected.
Designed by: James Geier, IDSA and Lauren Ditka, IIDA of 555 International and Lisa Ewing of lululemon
Situated on St Stephen’s Green in University College Dublin’s historic Newman House, the new Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI) opened to the public in September 2019. The product of a groundbreaking partnership between University College Dublin and the National Library of Ireland, MoLI is Ireland’s first literature museum and the first museum globally dedicated to the Irish literary tradition. The new museum celebrates Irish language and literature, providing a sweeping overview of the country’s literary tradition and exploring how such a small island has produced so many of the world’s literary giants. Globally significant artifacts, such as the first copy of James Joyce’s Ulysses, are displayed alongside innovative media installations that bring the sights and sounds of Ireland and Irish literature to life, from the windswept hills and oral traditions of the Irish countryside to the dirty streets of Dublin and contemporary Irish slang.
Designed by: Phillip Tefft, Mirko Cerami, Helen Schulte, James Ward and Sinead Foley of Ralph Appelbaum Associates for the National Library of Ireland and University College Dublin