B+H Architects are widely known for their transforming and bold design sense which is a product of careful listening and awareness in their design process. The ideology of the firm is to give utmost importance to carefully understand the depths of context, to come up with inspiring resolutions that are capable of impacting spaces and the socio-economic. This multi-sector firm has projects around the world, which are symbolic of their extensive collaboration of ideas, strategic thinking, data-driven insights, and diversity in approach. The following 15 projects exemplify the inspiring spaces designed by this global design and consulting firm.
1. METRO TORONTO CONVENTION CENTRE- SOUTH BUILDING, CANADA
The design of this massive extension building is derived from the necessity to ensure a smooth and efficient flow throughout the complex. Efforts have been taken to incorporate sustainability in every aspect of its design, right from water management to energy efficiency. One of its main experiential features is a large elliptical skylight which brings in light impressively till the lower floors in its drum-shaped entrance.
2. THE CARPET GARDEN VILLA, UAE
Inspired from the Islamic gardens and the carpets which feature them, these villas have been designed with utmost attention to texture, intimacy, and tradition. The planning, architecture, and landscape design of these villas unfold a perfect blend of contemporary luxury with the fabric of local culture and climate.
3. ABILITIES CENTRE, CANADA
Even though it is designed for people with different physical and developmental abilities, the design of this facility is based on an inclusive approach. Careful attention has been given to natural light, ramps, and evacuation facilities, keeping the user group in mind. The Abilities Centre exemplifies how thoughtful architecture helps enhance the health of its users.
4. AMS STUDENT NEST, UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA
The design process for the Nest, a community building for the student union of UBC, is representative of a highly democratic, participatory, and inclusive approach. A vivid play of connections and engagement between the spaces inside increases the spirit of the community through space-making. As per the demand of its users, this project is environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable.
5. TENCENT SEA FACE TOWERS, CHINA
The firm extended its interior design facility for this corporate workplace, to foster the dynamic culture of innovation and talent amongst its millennial users. The huge towers host 12000 employees, with spaces ranging from meeting halls to swimming pools. This diversity has been strategically connected to enable easy navigation at the same time providing opportunities to connect and generate fresh ideas.
6. BROADWAY TECH CENTRE, CANADA
This contemporary office complex, consisting of seven mid-rise office buildings, is a resultant of a redevelopment project of an old warehouse complex. Environmental sustainability and urban functionality have been the key factors affecting the landscape, architecture, and interior design for this highly ergonomic campus.
7. BANDAR A’SEEF, BAHRAIN
The opportunity provided by a beautiful and large reclaimed coastal land in Muharraq, along with the challenge to create a national attraction, justify the unique resolution of site planning. Eventually, with the inclusion of internal waterways and community spaces, Bandar A’Seef is a perfect amalgamation of style and poise.
8. NEW ORDOS AIRPORT
New Ordos Airport is a perfect example of the firm’s renowned strategy of insight, context, and functionality-driven design process. Along with providing easy navigation and global comfort, the spaces give a textural sense of local culture, encouraging engagement with excited tourists.
9. XIAMEN NATIONAL ACCOUNTING INSTITUTE, CHINA
The design for this institute gives complete justice to its splendid physical context. Surrounded by sea on one side and plush hills on the other three sides, the building blends perfectly with the scenery and offers astonishing views at various points.
10. NIAGARA FALLSVIEW CASINO RESORT, CANADA
This resort is an exquisite mixture of traditional aesthetics blended with modern structure and systems. Built on the site of a former electricity distribution unit, the casino still preserves the extravagant facade of the old building. The grace of its interiors always compliments the roaring sound of the falls opposite to it.
11. MINISTRY OF HOUSING, TAIF, SAUDI ARABIA
The design of one of the largest suburban cities in the Taif Metropolitan Area is rooted in traditional sustainable systems like the Wadi system. Apart from overall urban functionality and connections, intricate attention has been given to pedestrian movement between community spaces and residential areas.
12. QUILL CITY MALL, MALAYSIA
This project involved the conservation and reconstruction in parts of an old mall, abandoned in the late 1990s. Its prime location on a major road, and massive changes in time as a context required reimagination of the spaces. The principle design of cascading terraces has been maintained, and the shell has been redesigned keeping in mind the required structural changes.
13. PULLMAN OCEANVIEW SANYA BAY RESORT, CHINA
This luxurious 5-star hotel does complete justice to its proximities to a beach, a bird sanctuary, and a shopping complex of international standards. The aesthetics of the landscape and the interior spaces exhibit a bold merger of traditional elements along with the comforts of contemporary opulence.
14. ZHENSHI HEADQUARTERS, CHINA
Yet another commendable approach to workplace interiors, the spaces inside Zhenshi Headquarters celebrate the passing on of leadership through generations, with an analogy to the sport of sailing. It is very interesting to see how navigation through this building arouses the spirit of a sail, which involves leadership, team spirit, innovation, and dynamism.
15. 402 DUNSMUIR
This mixed-use retail establishment borrows its aesthetics from the vernacular conversions of industrial spaces and urban lofts, at the same time providing the comfort of modern spaces. A splendid effort has been put into creating meaningful thresholds between the inside and outside; and work and leisure, through landscaping and preservation of existing trees.