Cosmic by UID

By : lau | 30 Sep 2014 12:09 am | Homes

Cosmic is a residential project designed by the UID architectural practice combining the elegant simplicity of Japanese aesthetic with the complex geometries of contemporary modern design so that the home is in constant connection with the city, sea and forest in the vicinity. The hill on which the home is located permits some privacy with the aid of screens to protect from the sunlight and they also provide an expansive view of the surroundings with the layers opening to frame…

Karakoy Loft by Ofist

By : lau | 29 Sep 2014 11:03 pm | Apartments

The Karakoy Loft is a bachelor pad located in Istanbul, Turkey and it was designed by the Ofist architectural practice with a view of an old Armenian church and the Galata Tower. The project spreads over a surface of 180 square meters and the main design elements were centered on the needs of the 45 year old bachelor living here. The interior has an open layout to replace the previous small windows and enlarge the front façade so that the…

Saraiva Bookstore by Studio Arthur Casas

By : lau | 29 Sep 2014 9:59 pm | Stores / Showrooms

The Saraiva Bookstore in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil was designed by the Studio Arthur Casas as a combination between a library and a public square so that the local visitors can have a place where they can meet, relax and find out new information. The interior design is simple and tries to set the focus on the books with large storage shelves covering the four levels. The project is inside a shopping mall and the entrance is made via a…

AIR Madalena by Triptyque

By : lau | 29 Sep 2014 8:56 pm | Skyscrapers

AIR Madalena is a skyscraper housing residential apartments in the Vila Madalena neighborhood of Sao Paulo, Brazil and it was designed by the Triptyque architectural practice. The apartments have a surface varying from 100 to 140 square meters and they have open air terraces with large windows to maintain a constant visual connection with the urban landscape. The project was completed in 24 months and it features a white exterior that deflects the heat while also providing lush gardens through…

Thao Dien House by MM++ Architects

By : lau | 29 Sep 2014 7:46 pm | Homes

The Thao Dien House is beautiful contemporary renovation located in an eastern suburb of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and it was designed by the practice of MM++ Architects in 2014 with an aesthetic that is inspired by the Mediterranean tradition with minimal shapes and increased openings. The layout is highly open with a monolithic volume that has a corner covered by vegetation to bring more light to the upper terrace and to ensure a transition element with the garden.…

A Duplex in Greenwich Village

By : lau | 29 Sep 2014 6:43 pm | Apartments

This impressive duplex located on45 East 9th Street in Greenwich Village, New York, is currently on sale for the sum of nine million dollars and it offers eight rooms that were recently renovated to combine the elegant qualities of the prewar aesthetic with the comforts and functionality of modern day. There are five bathrooms and four bedrooms with the entrance of the first floor to welcome you into the foyer that further leads into the living room and formal dining…

Vantan Design Institute Osak by eleven nine interior design office

By : lau | 29 Sep 2014 5:39 pm | Education

The Vantan Design Institute Osak was designed by the eleven nine interior design office in 2009 and it is located in the Chuo Ward of Osaka, Japan to refurbish the vocational school. The designers wanted to create a setting that is more appropriate for the purpose so that the students can interact better with one another and with their teachers, so most of the separations were removed for a more open ambiance. The chairs in the staff room act as…

Private Hospital Terra Quente by Pitagora Architects

By : lau | 29 Sep 2014 4:36 pm | Other

The Terra Quente Hospital located in Mirandela, Portugal was designed by the practice of Pitagora Architects in 2012 on a raised terrain that provides an overview of the city. The project isclose to the railway and bus station as well as some other facilities such as a swimming pool complex or the Instituto Piaget and the structure stands on the site of a former fertilizer plant. The area was chosen for the volume of the building that needed to be…

Luxury Spanish Villa with Golf Course Views by Lagula

By : lau | 27 Sep 2014 12:41 pm | Homes

The Lagula architectural practice designed this luxurious residential project which offers a view toward a golf course and is located in the La Vinya area near the PGA Catalunya Resort in Spain. The exterior is highly open with a complex geometry that brings a sculptural structure into the landscape with a large outdoor swimming pool and dining area. The staircase ensures access to the swimming pool from both levels and it follows the white color palette of the exterior to…

Penthouse North Star by Lev-Gargir Architects

By : lau | 27 Sep 2014 11:37 am | Apartments

The Penthouse North Star was designed in 2012 by the practice of Lev-Gargir Architects and it is located in Tel Aviv, Israel, offering an overview of the city from the contemporary interior. The penthouse spreads over a surface of 350 square meters and the minimalist aesthetic makes it seem even larger due to the open layout. The young couple inhabiting the project likes to entertain guests and thus extra attention was paid to the living area. The lower level hosts…

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