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MGAO

AUSTINS & CO CELLAR DOOR . BYRON BAY

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MGAO

This project is located in the Byron Bay Hinterland, on the far north coast of NSW
The site is a large plateau overlooking a valley toward the distant mountains beyond. The preliminary design sites the dwelling along the edge of the plateau, following the contour line.
Upon approach, the building presents as a simple pitched roof shed, a common form found in many agricultural buildings in the area.
The building soon unfolds, presenting a long low wall, clad in black metal, preventing views of what’s beyond.
Openings in this wall signify entry into the dwelling whilst framing views of the valley and mountains beyond. Continue reading MGAO

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Concrete and the Woods

MOKA

© Matthieu Gafsou

Concrete and the Woods

MOKA is a renovation project of a little chalet in western Switzerland. The site is situated at the periphery of touristic village of 3k inhabitants, closer to a forest and to the shores of a lake. While in summer the beaches become crowdy and the sun shines strong on this tiny place, in winter the atmosphere gets darker. The fog, the cold, the humidity make life uncomfortable. The façades of the houses are wet and exposed to rapid consumption. When the client came to us, he just wanted a solution that allowed him to spend warmer winters at home. Continue reading Concrete and the Woods

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Min Workshop

TONN flagship . Yongin

Min Workshop . TONN flagship . Yongin afasia (1)

Min Workshop . photos: © Hyochel Hwang

A cafe, flagship of a new coffee brand named TONN, designed by Min Workshop has opened in Yongin, South Korea. The site is located in a rural area where there are factories and warehouses sparsely. The client claims a building that contains the brand’s identity as well as accommodating 200 seats at its main hall. The inspiration of the building is derived from a sophisticated furniture. There is a concave roof that provides lightness with its visual aspect and massive materiality with black concrete simultaneously. Depending on the roof is curvilinear, the space changes its atmosphere in terms of scale even though it is an empty space. Continue reading Min Workshop