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Project • By SOA ArchitectesNurseries

School group

Les Tartres school group organizes the suburban fabric of the Avenue de Stalingrad and the historically agricultural footprint of the specialized market gardeners of Stains, Pierrefitte and St Denis. The memory of this agricultural activity is deeply engrained in the structure of the sites landscape. The kindergarten and the school echo the large wooden farmhouses with their cisterns and eaves.   On the boulevard side, the building’s façade is signaled by the forecourt and entrance, the reception hall for the little children and the perspective opened between the two large buildings. At the western corner, a small volume housing the schools’ covered playground connects the forecourt with the Rue d’Amiens, whi... More

Project • By ARCHITEM Wolff Shapiro Kuskowski architectesStudent Housing

Mitchell Family House

An innovative residence for young students ARCHITEM Wolff Shapiro Kuskowski architects, a Montréal-based firm, is proud to unveil one of its most recent projects, an innovative residence for young students. Built for Bishop’s College School, this private boarding school provides a family-style environment for 270 students, age 12 to 17, coming from 37 different countries. Located near Sherbrooke, Québec, the century-old campus is set on a site of exceptional beauty, on the banks of the St. Francis River. The original buildings on this 250-acre campus are rooted in a long educational and architectural tradition.   The construction of an eighth residence for students, th... More

Project • By Bradley Van Der StraetenPrivate Houses

Long Brick House

Beautiful long grey bricks clad the double-story extension to this property near the Chilterns in Seer Green. The extension forms a new volume externally while merging old and new spaces internally.   Approaching Long Brick House, you would not have the slightest idea that behind a standard door lies a home that beams with natural sunlight and clever design ideas. The existing dis-jointed house had endured multiple conversions, over time it had become a house full of small spaces and no cohesion. It lacked a key focus, a place where a family could spend time together. The house seemed to almost reject the beautiful garden. The easy solution was to knock down the house and rebuild it. The smart solution was to transform.   Our... More

Product • By ArriscraftContemporary Brick

Contemporary Brick

Arriscraft's Contemporary Brick is calcium silicate stone (sand & lime) not clay brick, giving it a fine grain, natural stone appearance. This long brick delivers a modern, linear aesthetic making it an ideal choice for contemporary residential and commercial projects. More

Project • By Foster + PartnersUniversities

Xiao Jing Wang University

Xiao Jing Wan is a coastal urban development located to the east of Shenzhen. Foster + Partners has designed a mixed-use development consisting of a hotel, clubhouse, retail and residential components in the region, also including a 55,000 square-metre university campus for China Resources Group. Situated astride a hill, with exceptional views towards the South China Sea, the management training institute accommodates 500 students, with residential facilities for up to 300 students and 35 staff.   Five teaching buildings and the innovation centre flank the central boulevard at the crest of the hill, which terminates with the main auditorium building, containing the main lecture theatre for 580 people and other meeting rooms. The libr... More

Product • By ArriscraftArchitectural Linear Series Brick

Architectural Linear Series Brick

The introduction of this extra-long Architectural Linear Series brick opens up new design opportunities for architects. This long, elegant brick features a distressed finish that is ideal for modern designs, with rustic appeal. Previously available only in Europe, this popular long, weathered brick is now available across North America for less cost. All Arriscraft brick is calcium silicate brick, not clay brick, and offers the performance benefits of natural quarried stone. Arriscraft’s Natural Process technology uses only natural materials (plus color pigments) and replicates how stone is created in the earth. This unique process creates stone with the natural aesthetics and durability of quarried stone, plus the convenience of sta... More

Product • By ArriscraftMETROPOLITAN Building Stone


Metropolitan extra-long stone units deliver a distinctly modern aesthetic. Featuring a sandblasted texture, each stone is 31-5/8" long and available in three face rises (1-15/16", 4-1/4" and 6-1/2"). The broad color selection includes four standard colors: Greyrock, Nutmeg, Oakmoss and White. Arriscraft’s Natural Process technology uses only natural materials (plus color pigments) and replicates how stone is created in the earth. This patented process creates stone with the natural aesthetics and durability of quarried stone, plus the convenience of standard installation and unlimited supply. More

Project • By OB Architecture LtdPrivate Houses

Brownlow Road

Nestled within a sloping garden plot in South London, this discrete pavilion style house sits quietly amongst the trees.The house wraps around the boundaries of the site to create a parking courtyard to the front and private contained garden to the rear.A low lying timber clad element with a cantilevering roof contains the bedrooms and bathrooms at the front of the house. This gives way to a long brick wrapping form to the rear, containing an open plan kitchen and dining area with glazed doors leading out to the garden.Photography by Martin Gardner More

Project • By Studio VDGAFactories

Star Engineers, Administrative Building & Factory

A 40,000 sq ft. (Phase-1) Corporate office cum factory set-out in the city of Hanoi, Vietnam, explores the rustic and discreet material palette aligning the client requirements to the site context. Being a corporate office and factory setup within the same campus (in fact adjoining each other), spaces were planned introvert. A series of courts interwoven in the work zones breathe freshness in the ambience. A gaze across the office presents one with the pleasing view of landscape and water instead of the blind partitions and decorative interiors.The whole building is divided into front and back bays. The front bay of the building adjoins the factory floor beyond, separated from it by a long brick wall. The reception area is a bold statement... More

Project • By Pygma ArchitectureOffices

Pygma Office

This building from the 60's, initially meant to be an architecture office, has hosted several tertiary activities before returning to its first assignment. The structure therefore had to be entirely revisited. Thankfully, the existing lay-out allowed for some flexibility which revealed useful to accommodate the new functions.We implemented three different programs :° the groundfloor was torn down to the basic steel structure ;° the basement, previously used as a storage area, central heating room and a garage - with access only from the outside - was connected to the groundfloor by the addition of a staircase in the central core ;° the rear facade was broadened on its full length.The building now welcomes :° on the ground floor, a back offi... More

Project • By Bennetts Associates ArchitectsTheaters


Transforming Chester’s Odeon The 2½ years construction project to transform Chester’s Art Deco Odeon cinema into an international cultural centre has reached its completion on time and on budget, opening to the public on Thursday 11 May 2017. Storyhouse brings a theatre and cinema back to Chester after a decade long absence with collaboration and partnership at the very heart of its establishment. Storyhouse aims to connect people through storytelling and seeks to create great art. It strives to innovate and democratise its work, in order to empower communities. It asks two vital social questions: who are we and how shall we live? Storyhouse incorporates the Grade 2 listed shell of the locally loved former 1936 Odeon cinema and a new br... More

Project • By nimtim architectsPrivate Houses

Arbour House

The client, a young professional, approached us to extend her small 1950’s infill terraced house in Peckham to create a more usable kitchen and dining area with a better connection to the rear garden. The existing house had particularly low ceiling heights and narrow, awkward living spaces. The client felt that the house had been built from poor quality materials which compared poorly with the Victorian neighbours. The brief was to create a bright and open living space with materials of quality and character. nimtim took an ambitious approach for extending and updating this small and unremarkable house. Taking inspiration from the Case Study Houses of the 1950s, as well as traditional and contemporary Japanese domestic architecture, nimt... More

Project • By Sfurna DesignsArt Galleries

Hammer Anvil Stirrup Studio

Global India ‘India becomes the fastest growing large economy in the world with GDP Growth rocketing to 7.4%, which is the fastest among all the large economies of the world.’ The statement above clearly indicates that the Neo-Rich society of India on rise and is going to be a formidable force in the times to come. The effect of it can be seen in the increased trend of building individual houses with ultra-modern amenities & facilities. One of the most important inventions of the last century & the one which gives pleasure to the core to all is unarguably the ‘movies’ & past one century has resulted that this entertainment medium is the most priced possession of house hold of riches. ‘With 356 million 10-24 year-olds, India has the... More

Project • By OnionHotels

Sala Ayutthaya Hotel

Sala Ayutthaya is the twenty-six-room boutique hotel, right across a most picturesque site of the old capital of Thailand along the Chao Phraya River. Phutthai Sawan Temple was built in 1353 AD by the first monarch of Ayutthaya Kingdom. It becomes the view of the restaurant and the riverfront suites at Sala. The main entry of Sala is next to a Sala Tree on U-thong Road. It is a single iron door on a long brick facade, leading us to the low wooden ceiling reception and the double volume art gallery. Within this space, the dominant feature is an antique wooden door that Onion designs the framing for. It is placed between the transparent mirrors, opening to the exterior courtyard, narrowed by the paralleled brick walls of multi-curved geometri... More

Project • By Földes ArchitectsPrivate Houses

Long Brick House

Booked for ever A long brick house by Foldes Architects, Hungary Minimalist design meets everlasting intellectual values. Temple of books shaped into a long brick house in the side of the Big-Proud Peak, Hungary, from Foldes Architects The project initiated by an intellectual couple, had a clear starting point, as highlighted to architects Laszlo Foldes and Peter Sonicz: “We own a length of books something like 100 meters”. The owners of the site had found the best location to retire from work and the noise of Budapest in a rich natural environment, at the side of the Big-Proud Peak. Pilisborosjeno, a town some 15 km to North Buda, stretches in between hills surrounded by villas that inhabit the Pilis hillside. The plot is appro... More