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Yunda Central Plaza

Yunda Central Plaza is a 123,031 square meters landmark. It is an office, retail and hotel destination featuring six levels of shopping anchored by two towers. The 100 meter tall W-Hotel tower sits alongside an iconic 250 meter tall tower housing a St. Regis hotel which is one of the tallest approved skyscrapers in Changsha. This development was the fifth largest twin hotel tower project in China and the second largest in central China.

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Nishisando Terrace

This condominium composed of 4 lower volume three-storied houses and standing on the site near the midtown. The cedar lattice surrounding outside the building protects the privacy and avoiding restrain degradation of building body due to direct san light. Even with the simple squared plan, spiral 3D-construction made by connecting different level private garden, each room and stair hall lead to feed the volume of this building maximum. The change of facade of cedar boards and controlled proportions may let this building continue to be organic and blend with momentarily changing in the town.

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A3 Advanced Architecture

The idea was to create a building which was harmoniously fit in its environment. Two elements set the architectural concept – the mountain and the city. A3 is located in the border area where these two elements overflow into one. Due to its position – in the part of Sofia where the modern and interesting buildings are, A3 is designed to be contextual and innovative. The other dominant component of the environment is the mountain, peeking into the building. The logical result from these elements is the dynamic and modern shape of the building, while its function was never harmed.

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Sopoong-gil Community

‘Sopoong-gil Community’ is a barrier free local community center placed at Nowon-district, Seoul, South Korea. The architecture is mainly consist with the wheelchair ramp that extends all the way from the 1st floor to the roof top on the 3rd floor, creates community space with no boundary. With the ramp with no boundary, various activities can take place with the needs of everyone. The ramp contains flexible programs such as book shelves, rest area, galleris and extension space for performances. The ramp becomes creative and fun space for local children and community shelter for local people.

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Arbor Arena

The project for the arena at CasaCor Pernambuco 2018, America’s most important collective of interior design, architecture and landscape with its anual theme of vitality in spaces, was developed by parametric design’s methodologies and conceived as a metaphor related to the tree, due to its meaningful symbolism as a natural element representational of life and the ludic aspect it brings in the memories of playful and comforting moments shared with these natural elements, that will deeply affect the experiences people will have when inside the arena.

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Uchi

Uchi creates food with fresh ingredients in ways that defy expectations. The design intent was to support this mission through the program of the building and the sensory experience of the space. A 7000 sf greenhouse sits atop the seating space. It supplies the kitchen with the freshest organic greens available throughout the year. Likewise, the materials used to in the space are common materials to the region, yet used in an unexpected manner. The southern brick wall is constructed of red bricks reclaimed from Denver demolition projects with the insertion of custom made crystal bricks.

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Read the latest interviews and conversations on design, creativity and innovation between design journalist and world-famous designers, artists and architects. See latest design projects and award-winning designs by famous designers, artists, architects and innovators. Discover new insights on creativity, innovation, arts, design and architecture. Learn about design processes of great designers.

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