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Kinoya Restaurant | Jean de Lessard by Unknown

In Japan, an "Izakaya" is a traditional bar and a place of socialization. Here at Kinoya, the narrow space forces to relate to one another, and creates a space that bonds the occupants.



















Wood from local barns are reused as finish for the interior, and it was assembled irregularly and with angularity to help muffle the ambient noise.
















Drawings and graffitis catches eye and confirm the urban character of this Japanese Bar. Kakemono banners that are used in the streets also vividly expresses the Japanese tradition.


















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Boathouse | TYIN tegnestue by Unknown

















This used to be a traditional Norwegian boathouse for boat and fishing gear storage. The existing condition of the boathouse was decayed and had to be torn down, but placement of sensible honest materials has revived this simple house to be a recreational space for summer time. 
















Most of the materials that were used were salvaged and reused. The windows from the client’s farmhouse were also used on the project. Norwegian pine saturated with a by-product from the sugar cane industry gives the exterior cladding a grey patina.





































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Simple yet also complex | De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop by Unknown




















Whisky loving firm, De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop, were challenged to design a visitor center for Kentucky Wild Turkey Bourbon Distillery. Their design reflects the context and history of the distillery using form and materials which makes this architecture significantly attractive. 

























The visitor center contextually resembles a barn in shape, and it is clad in cedar siding stained black that are set in a herringbone pattern to provide the exterior a varied texture. 
























White oak, which Whisky barrels are made of, are used in the interior to create contrast with the exterior finish and spread the aroma of Bourbon.


















As a result, the love for the taste of the Bourbon, history and context of the distillery are all minimized into a simple silhouette of a barn. 


















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Tara House | Studio Mumbai by Unknown
























The programs of this house are arranged loosely to form a courtyard in an oasis above ground
, and carved into the earth creating a sanctuary underground. Concrete, stone and wood are used as primary materials in the house, but light and vegetation are also used as materials to enhance contrasts between hard and soft, dark and bright. 
























Beneath the courtyard, which is filled with sunlight and varieties of greenery, a subterranean room is hidden underground, which is filled with water from a subterranean aquifer. As one enters this subterranean room underground and descends the stairs through a dark corridor, he/she experiences dramatic passage into the earth.



























The room provides a comfortable silence and allows rays of hot Indian sun to penetrate the earth into the space, into the water. Find out more about this architecture by clicking here.