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MAD’s “futuristic designs” take centre stage in a+u magazine

November 12, 2020 Dezeen staff 0
Front cover of Dreamscape by a+u: Architecture and Urbanism magazine

Dezeen promotion: Japanese magazine a+u: Architecture and Urbanism has dedicated its 600th issue to the experimental work of international studio MAD, including its newly completed YueCheng Courtyard Kindergarten in Beijing. Titled Dreamscape, the September 2020 edition of the monthly a+u journal celebrates the history of MAD and its key projects since it was founded by Ma

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Ola Jachymiak Studio brightens Beam cafe in London with orange hues

November 12, 2020 Natasha Levy 0
London's Beam cafe has exposed brick walls

Tangerine-coloured walls and terracotta-tile floors help enliven the formerly gloomy interior of Beam cafe in west London, designed by Ola Jachymiak Studio. Beam is nestled amongst a parade of shops in the affluent Notting Hill neighbourhood and serves up a menu of Mediterranean-inspired brunch dishes. Locally-based Ola Jachymiak Studio was brought on board to design

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Mikhail Riches releases visuals for carbon-neutral housing scheme in York

November 12, 2020 Lizzie Crook 0
An exterior visual of a site in Mikhail Riches' Housing Delivery Programme in York

Stirling Prize-winning studio Mikhail Riches has unveiled details of the low-rise Passivhaus housing it is designing in York, UK, which will be net-zero carbon when in use. The scheme is being developed by Mikhail Riches for the City of York Council’s Housing Delivery Programme and will encompass seven sites across the city. With over 600

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“[On Set with] Lilly Reich” Awarded the 2nd Lilly Reich Grant for Equality in Architecture

November 12, 2020 Christele Harrouk 0

Fundació Mies van der Rohe and Ajuntament de Barcelona have announced online that the 2nd Lilly Reich Grant for Equality in Architecture has been awarded to the research proposal: “[On Set with] Lilly Reich” by Valencian architects Laura Lizondo Sevilla, Débora Domingo Calabuig, and Avelina Prat García. The granted project was selected by an international jury, composed of three professionals linked to the fields of research and dissemination in architecture and the research and dissemination in the matter of equality.

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Waterside Buddist Shrine / ARCHSTUDIO

November 12, 2020 Joanna Wong 0

This is a place for Buddhist mediation, thinking and contemplation, as well as a place satisfying the needs of daily life. The building is located in the forest by the riverside. Along the river, there is a mound, behind which is a great stretch of open field and sporadic vegetable greenhouses. The design started from the connection between the building and nature, adopts the method of earthing to hide the building under the earth mound while presenting the divine temperament of nature with flowing interior space. A place with power of perception where trees, water, Buddha and human coexist is thus created.