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Located in the city center of Lisbon, Portugal, but only 50meters from the Tagus River the OKAH rooftop is inserted in an unexplored ancient port area. The challenge presented consisted in creating a rooftop that matched the LACS building essence – a modern and creative hub that combines an artistic soul and a cultural stronghold where forward-thinking creative businesses go to thrive.  In order to immerse in the landscape language MC-A designed, created and supervised the installation process of 16 modified maritime containers. The project encompasses a 100 seats restaurant, 50 seats lounge with 2 themed bars and a 200 people concerts area which, alternatively, may be used as an art exhibition venue. This with a 360º degre... More

Project • By Bounds PlanTransports

Container Block

Container Block in Haojiacun UrbanVillage is a project carried out on the premise of “Low-Res Completion”— primitive commercial plan, limited investigation and lowcontrollabilityonappearance. We had to give up the dependence on “completeness”, and rethink the multiplemeanings of ourdesign pursuit — “order”.“Design” still finds its entry points under such circumstances. The projectsitelies beside Haojiacun— one of the “urban villages” formed during Xi’an’s urban sprawl. In 2010, an interrupted removal action left the13 mu (0.86 ha) of blank land between the village and Yanta West Road.   Spatially and temporally, the project sits right on the fr... More

Project • By DZAPOffices


When home interior retailer Flinders moved into the huge, historic building Affuitenhal (at Hembrugterrein in Zaandam, 2,050 m2 of floor space with 10-metre-high ceilings, dating from 1931), they turned to DZAP with the challenge of creating a retail space with catering, offices and a warehouse. Our answer: a huge store in which light has free reign and customers can comfortably survey all the offerings, with a café in which they can relax and talk through their ideas. And the offices were created by placing a number of containers in the vast hall space, which we set up as workspaces. More

Project • By Storaket Architectural StudioWorkshops

Tumo Studios

Tumo Studios is one of Tumo’s latest educational initiatives. The objective of the project is to create an educational environment that will bring leading professionals in the fields of design and crafts together. The project is focused on analog production, where digital tools may or may not be utilized as part of the design and production process, but the end result is to create a tangible product. The main target for Tumo Studios includes university age students and young professionals.The site is located on the South-East corner of Tumanyan park at the opposite end of Tumo Center for Creative Technologies. The concept for Tumo Studios was to recreate the hill below the Hrazdan Bridge. This reminded us of the popular game Minecraft, in w... More

Project • By Menendez, Ramirez de Aguilar y Sierra ArquitectosHousing


Design: Santiago Sierra Pedro Ramirez de Aguilar Marco Menendez More