The Temple House Make Architects
Offering a contemporary interpretation of traditional Chinese design, the hotel embraces a typical courtyard house configuration. The development comprises two L-shaped towers which read as separate halves of a whole; containing approximately 140 guestrooms, the buildings have different heights and functions – the taller of the two contains the hotel, while the smaller building houses serviced apartments. A Qing Dynasty heritage building, located at the corner of the site, has been retained and beautifully restored to form a unique entrance lobby.
Semi Detached by Delvendahl Martin Architects
Conversion of two existing semi-detached Victorian houses in central Oxford into one family home.
The Detroit Design Festival returns this year with 30 events and exhibits put together with contributions from dozens of…
The Headquarters of the United Nations is a complex in New York City. The complex has served as the official headquarters of the United Nations since its completion in 1952. It is located in the Turtle Bay neighborhood of Manhattan, on spacious grounds overlooking the East River.
Rather than hold a competition for the design of the facilities for the headquarters, the UN decided to commission a multinational team of leading architects to collaborate on the design. The final project built is based on Niemeyer’s project 32 and Le Corbusier’s project 23. Le Corbusier’s project 23 consisted of a large block containing both the Assembly Hall and the Council Chambers near the centre of the site with the Secretariat tower emerging as a slab from the south. Niemeyer’s plan was closer to that actually constructed, with a distinctive General Assembly building, a long low horizontal block housing the other meeting rooms, and a tall tower for the Secretariat. The complex as built, however, repositioned Niemeyer’s General Assembly building to the north of this tripartite composition.
Smitten with the scenic nature of Northern California, a couple builds a contemporary house that celebrates its forested site.