Megara Residence / TENSE Architecture

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Triangular private house located in the western part of greater Athens, Megara, Greece, designed by Tense Architecture Network (TAN).

Winner of Häuser Award 2016, 3rd prize for best house in Europe.

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In plan, the residence is arranged within a triangle, whereas in section, it follows the natural inclination. Two open courtyards connected by an open-air corridor are opposed to two closed volumes (sleeping quarters next to the entrance, and the main living area) bridged with a glass-roofed ramp on the opposite side…(read more)

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FU Space / Archi-Union

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Fab Union Space, a non-profit arts and community center designed by Philip F. Yuan and Archi-Union Architects, located in the West Bund area in Shanghai.

The design, influenced by the 3,000-year-old art of Chinese garden architecture, filters light in diverse ways, underscores indoor-to-outdoor transitions and creates a sense of shifting perspectives and perceptions of scale in a relatively compact 368 sq m building.”

Photos Hao CHEN, Shengliang SU, via frameweb