FV / A is a studio of architecture and art that aims to add these trades, and everything that surrounds them, such as urban planning, landscaping, interior design, product design, creation of visual identities. Demonstrating an alternative view of representing them.
Architect Urbanist, graduated in 2016 by the Pontifical Catholic University of Goiás (PUC-GO). He works in the production of architectural projects, interior architecture, urban planning, landscape design, creation of visual identity, product design, illustrations and graphic representations in general and amateur graphic artist. Post-Graduate in MBA in Sustainable Construction and Environmental Certification by the Brazilian Institute of Continuing Education (IMBEC).
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One of the nation’s largest faith-based hospital systems was adding a new tower amidst a variety of aged buildings in an urban, land-locked environment. The campus has virtually no outdoor respite amenities and only a small, windowless space for reflection and prayer for its almost 10,000 associates, caregivers, and ambulatory patients. The hospital had scheduled a 1970s concrete cooling tower for costly demolition and removal.
The architect suggested re-purposing this once nationally-heralded engineering achievement into a work of architecture—a chapel pavilion. A massive amount of embodied carbon exists in the well crafted Brutalist concrete structure. Its oversized cylindrical openings naturally lend themselves to the needed program of spiritual connection between the user and the open sky above. The project reveals an architectural solution while also making a statement about respecting and repurposing the nation’s aging infrastructure.
archimania is a Memphis-based, award-winning architecture collective known for progressive and innovative solutions. Ranked 13th in Design nationally by ARCHITECT magazine in 2017, they view each project as a unique opportunity to lead a community’s understanding of the built environment and the value of design. archimania has become known for delivering excellence in design with tight budget restraints.
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MATUNDA SOY, Kenya — Marking a historic moment, the design for the local Baha’i House of Worship in Matunda Soy, Kenya, was unveiled at a gathering that brought together over 1,000 people.
In a spirit of joy and excitement, the guests gathered to celebrate the occasion at the site where the future house of worship will be built. The event included remarks offered by representatives of the Baha’i community and local officials as well as singing, drumming, and traditional dancing. Trees donated by neighbors in surrounding communities were then planted on the grounds.
“This unveiling ceremony brings so much joy to our hearts,” said a representative of the Baha’i community. “This Temple will be a focal point of worship, a nerve center of community life, a place where souls will gather at daybreak for humble invocation and communion before we flow out of its doors to engage in our daily pursuits.”
The design of the house of worship is simple yet elegant in form, inspired by huts that are traditional to the region. The Temple’s architect, Neda Samimi, will be the first woman to design a Baha’i house of worship.
The concept design features a two-tiered structure that will accommodate about 250 visitors. The exposed roof beams highlight the nine sides of the edifice and are drawn together at an apex skylight beneath which will be placed the "Greatest Name". The design incorporates an intricate and expressive pattern that uses the diamond shape, a familiar motif in Kenyan culture. The Temple’s construction will be undertaken with materials from the region—its roof will use local slate, and the walls will be made from stone sourced from quarries nearby.
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Faci leboreiro is a Mexican architecture and interior design firm founded in 2011 by Marina Leboreiro and Carlos Faci.
Our design approach combines passionate, young experts from different fields. This work method results in better projects that create a unique, sensory experience. The goal of our projects is to reflect the client’s personality, through contemporary design and uniqueness in order to transform physical spaces into life experiences.
We focus on transforming and establishing a relationship between the inner space and the exterior according to each client´s needs.
This methodology has led us to explore a great variety of spaces such as restaurants, retail, offices, hotels and residential projects. We work on every detail so nothing is ever left to chance.
Our work has been published in different national and international magazines and digital platforms. We were finalists in Iconos del Diseño Award by AD México in 2014, and PRISMA Award (Mexican interior design awards) in 2015. We also received awards from Interceramic and AAI (National Interiorism League) in 2015 for La Mallorquina, hospitality industry project.
Marina Leboreiro (Mexico City, 1987)
CEO and Co-founder at faci leboreiro arquitectura since 2011.
Bachelor of Architecture by Universidad Anáhuac (2011) with an exchange program in Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and an executive program diploma by Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Carlos Faci (Mexico City, 1987)
CEO and Co-founder at faci leboreiro arquitectura since 2011.
Bachelor of Architecture by Universidad Anáhuac (2011) with an exchange program in Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, studies in Parsons The New School of Design in New York and an executive program diploma by Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Esencial is a progressive architectural office founded in its present form in 2017 by Carmen Izquierdo and Mariano Tellechea. A young practice with an extensive experience.
Our aim is to find the hidden potential behind every issue and formulate a vision that we develop into a viable project. We believe that a close collaboration between the client, architect and contractor, really means that we are able to create fantastic environments for today and the future. We are involved in all stages, from concept to built architecture.
We are perceptive of the place and its character. We analyse the history of events in the location and the building type, the program’s potentials and site conditions. We want to create architecture with a strong sense of presence and place specificity, which adds qualities to its context, which finds a clear answer to the program's organization and suggests ways to develop previous solutions. We meet the needs and requirements of the program with stimulating spaces and room sequences. We are looking for an architecture that has an intensity, which has a clear materiality and a coherence between the overall shape and the singular building component. We are looking for an architecture that elevates everyday life!
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