Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption by Moto Designshop Inc.
Using these techniques, we are able to propose bamboo, a natural, strong and renewable material as both structure and finish. It is very important to us that the design communicate the skill of the Haitian people. Rebuilding this place of worship should be by the people and of the people. The Woven Tree aims to be a definitive expression of the remarkable people of Haiti.
Star of Bethnal Green: Keeling House By Denys Lasdun Bethnal Green, London-
Nestled between rows of Victorian terraces, on Claredale Street in London’s Bethnal green, Keeling house was designed by Denys Lasdun and Partners in 1958. Lasdun’s most famous project was the brutalist National Theatre on London’s Southbank. The fifteen-storey cluster block contains 56 maisonettes and 8 studios and is formed of 4 blocks angled round a central shaft containing the services, stairs and lift. The block orginally designed as council housing was grade 2* listed in 1993. In 1999 was renovated and redeveloped by a private developer and the flats are now very desirable.
Location: Tutukaka Northland, New Zealand
Designed as a refuge from the busy city lives of the owners, the Tutukaka House provides relaxed holiday living.
The plan is organised around a central spine, with spaces orientated to specific views. The open plan living area flows seamlessly onto a generous northern open deck to the view, and an alternative sheltered space with bbq and outdoor fireplace, to the north-west. The bedrooms are in contrast more protected, with shutters that lift up to provide protection from summer sun, maintaining cooler temperatures.
House in Muko by Fujiwarramuro Architects.
“A mezzanine-floored residence consisting of a single-roomed space, located on a fan-shaped site. The movements of the sun can be felt inside the house all throughout the year. Light coming from the east strikes the louvered boards before entering the house and reaching deep into its interior. Direct sunlight from the south traces a shower-like path of lines as it penetrates into the building. Light coming from the west reflects off the walls of this house with an open stairwell before entering it.”
Photography by John Gollings