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F0_0245_0171_architectureThis section focuses on fascinating articles about architectural projects, design trends and prominent personalities in the field.

חפצים Japandi<br><br> “…The furniture is “soft” while maintaining the elegance of Japanese design. Despite the integration of both Norse and Japanese cultures, it maintains meticulous functionality and efficiency. But! It was important to maintain a Zen sense of quiet while life is lived at home and enveloped by nature.”

Japandi

“…The furniture is “soft” while maintaining the elegance of Japanese design. Despite the integration of both Norse and Japanese cultures, it maintains meticulous functionality and efficiency. But! It was important to maintain a Zen sense of quiet while life is lived at home and enveloped by nature.”

Influenced by the Nordic design tradition combined with a Japanese sensitivity to aesthetics and handmade elements, we would like to introduce you, our readers, to a project that caught our attention: a vacation home on one of Sweden's beaches, in a rocky archipelago. The architectural firm Norm Architects from Copenhagen was responsible for both the [...]
חפצים ART BIOTOP WATER GARDEN<br>How to stretch the boundaries of architecture to touch both art and tourism, inspire bi-directional dialogue between humanity and nature, and evoke exhilarating, aesthetic emotions.

ART BIOTOP WATER GARDEN
How to stretch the boundaries of architecture to touch both art and tourism, inspire bi-directional dialogue between humanity and nature, and evoke exhilarating, aesthetic emotions.

The work before you will surely surprise you, too. Its creator is Junya Ishigami, a Japanese architect, who received the 2019 Obel Award for this work. The representative of the Danish Foundation that awards the prize, Martha Schwartz, described the work as “architecture of space, not of an object, functioning in accordance with architectural conventions. [...]
חפצים Qishe Courtyard<br>A Building of Seven Roofs in Beijing’s Hutong Quarter

Qishe Courtyard
A Building of Seven Roofs in Beijing’s Hutong Quarter

Qishe Courtyard is a surprising architectural project, melding old and new, taking shape in an ancient quarter of the Chinese capital. Located in a traditional Chinese residential complex, known as a “Siheyuan,” the project consists of three internal courtyards that, together, are 42 meters long and 15 meters wide. The name “Qishe” is derived from [...]
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