Hudson/Panos Residence by Swatt | Miers Architects

By : lau | 30 Oct 2014 12:59 am | Homes

The Hudson/Panos Residence is a vacation home located in Healdsburg, California and it was designed by the practice of Swatt | Miers Architects on a nine acre site that offers an overview of the Dry Creek Valley. The house follows the clear design choices of the practice which we have formerly seen in the ARA Residence (here) to ensure a contemporary and highly comfortable setting. The vacation home is inhabited by a young family with two children and the layout…

Ridgewood by GA Design

By : lau | 29 Oct 2014 11:54 pm | Apartments

The GA Design studio created the Ridgewood residential project in the Jogeshwari suburb of Mumbai, India, close to the main arterial highway of the city. The apartment spreads over a surface of 1200 square feet and the aesthetic employed is a minimalist one with the contemporary elements of comfort and an open layout ensured through the implementation of abundant glass areas. The walls were painted white to make the areas more spacious and with the aid of large mirrors and…

King Kong Hostel by Antonia Reif Architectuur and Scheurwater/Vandenhoven

By : lau | 29 Oct 2014 10:50 pm | Other

The practice of Antonia Reif Architectuur in collaboration with Scheurwater/Vandenhoven redesigned a former derelict block in Rotterdam, The Netherlands to transform it into the King Kong Hostel and the Ter Marsch & Co meat bar which revitalized the structure. The project also included several apartments which are located in the six former dilapidated houses and from the official opening, the Lonely Planet site considered the hostel as one of the top five reasons to visit the city. The exterior was…

Borisov Stadium Arena by OFIS Architects

By : lau | 29 Oct 2014 9:46 pm | Stadiums

The Borisov Stadium Arena in Belarus was designed by the OFIS Architects practice with a ring form façade that brings a contrast to the forested location while preserving as much of the trees as it was possible. The stadium has a capacity of 13000 seats, 620 VIP spaces, 100 press seats and parking spots for 800 automobiles with a perforated exterior that creates a connection between the outdoors and the interior of the arena while also adding a cellular-like aesthetic…

Tensai Offices by Atelier de Arquitectura

By : lau | 29 Oct 2014 8:40 pm | Offices

TENSAI is a manufacturer of domestic and industrial refrigeration equipment and their new office located in Leca Da Palmeira, Porto, Portugal was designed by the Atelier de Arquitectura practice (ADA) in 2009. The structure is close to the Atlantic Ocean and occupies two former residences built in the early 20th century which were unified under a single roof to improve the functionality of the office while maintaining the scale and proportion of the original buildings to integrate into the urban…

Rock Copper Glass by cdrg+RedTeam

By : lau | 29 Oct 2014 7:34 pm | Homes

The Rock Copper Glass is a rustic residential project remodeled by the architectural practice of cdrg+Red Team (Canadian Disaster Restoration Group) and it is a mountainous region of Canada. Spreading over a surface of 5500 square feet, the designers wanted to evoke the comfort and rustic elements present in a mountain retreat while also integrating the contemporary touches. There is a large amount of natural stone inside with BC fir and raw metal to ensure the wanted setting and this…

Charming Industrial Loft With Gothic Accents by Marco Pecota and Ilse Gudino

By : lau | 29 Oct 2014 6:25 pm | Apartments

This apartment in Toronto, Canada was designed by its owners Marco Pecota and Ilse Gudino who are an industrial furniture designer and a professional flamenco dancer, creating an impressive and highly personal setting. The apartment has a surface of 2700 square feet and was packed with the things they love such as gothic pieces, industrial elements of Spanish touches. The wing of an old Cessna aircraft wing is hanging from the ceiling to go through two of the rooms due…

G-Tower by HAEAHN Architecture

By : lau | 29 Oct 2014 5:20 pm | Skyscrapers

The Songdo G-Tower located is a new government and office building in the Incheon Free Economic Zone, South Korea and it was designed in 2013 by the practice of HAEAHN Architecture in collaboration with Designcamp Moonpark dmp, Sung Architects and TCMC Architects & Engineers. The building has four atriums to connect with the sky garden and the façade includes several diagonal lines to add a dynamic element that also opens the structure to the outdoors permitting more natural light inside.…

Luxurious apartment in Kiev by Irena Poliakova

By : lau | 28 Oct 2014 7:48 pm | Apartments

The designer Irena Poliakova created this enormous 400 square feet apartment in the center of Kiev, Ukraine to combine decadence with luxury into a beautiful setting. The opulence begins from the entrance, done through a private elevator with abstract sculptures on the two sides and its own chandelier to give access to the bright and neutrally colored living room with plush sofas and an integrated dining room with purple upholstered seating for a touch of diversity. There is a particular…

Tula House by Patkau Architects

By : lau | 28 Oct 2014 5:17 pm | Homes

The Tula House is a private residence designed by the practice of Patkau Architects in 2012 and it is located on Quadra Island in British Columbia, Canada at the edge of a cliff with a splendid view of the Pacific Ocean. The irregular site with basalt hills provide a view toward the mountain ranges of the mainland as well and the house gives access to a beach below it. The spatial layout of the house and its geometry want to…

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