Hotel Vincci Gala Barcelona by TBI Architecture & Engineering

By : lau | 1 Nov 2014 2:11 am | Hotels & Spas

The Hotel Vincci Gala Barcelona in Spain was designed in 2014 by the practice of TBI Architecture & Engineering with an aesthetic that had to conserve the façade and large white marble staircase as well as preserving the name of the hotel “Gala” since it refers to the wife and muse of the painter Salvador Dali. The period hotel is in the Eixample district of Barcelona and it features 78 four star rooms, a bar, restaurant, meeting rooms as well…

Stylish St. Petersburg Apartment by Natasha Janson and Dmitry Kirsanov

By : lau | 1 Nov 2014 12:03 am | Apartments

The designers Natasha Janson and Dmitry Kirsanov from the I Am Home Studio created this playful and contemporary apartment in St. Petersburg, Russia for a young professional couple that has artistic affinities and they wanted to provide them with a comfortable and diverse setting where they could entertain guests or relax. Spreading over a surface of 166 square meters, the apartment has neutral tones combined with a lot of textures and a turquoise egg chair that acts as the main…

Adour at the St. Regis Washington, D.C. by Rockwell Group

By : lau | 31 Oct 2014 11:00 pm | Restaurants & Bars

The Adour at the St Regis in Washington D.C. is a luxurious restaurant designed by the architectural practice of Rockwell Group in 2008 with the award winning Alain Ducasse as the master chef. The interior is decorated with custom chairs with velvet upholstery and tones of blue and purple to create a royal aesthetic that are completed by chandeliers made specifically for the restaurant with dark shades and painted ceilings. The project wants to continue the legacy of the St.…

Attic Loft Reconstruction by B2 Architecture

By : lau | 31 Oct 2014 9:55 pm | Apartments

The practice of B2 Architecture redesigned this attic apartment in Prague, The Czech Republic in 2013 to bring the beautiful aesthetic qualities of the late 19th century house back to the interior while also taking advantage of the earlier alterations. Spreading over a surface of 220 square meters the apartment is owned by a business executive who collects animal trophies and wanted to display them inside while also ensuring a comfortable home where he could relax when returning from the…

Baths of Geronde by NAU Architecture and Drexler Guinand Jauslin Architects

By : lau | 31 Oct 2014 8:46 pm | Other

The historical outdoor Baths of Geronde, Switzerland were recently renovated by the practice of NAU Architecture in collaboration with Drexler Guinand Jauslin Architects to bring the bathing complex to contemporary standards and restore its relation to the nearby lake. There are boardwalks and stairs to ensure direct access to the lake and the entrance is an extension of the original site to create room for the new on-site service areas. There are ramps to permit the visitors to see the…

War Bunker Refurbishment by B-ILD

By : lau | 31 Oct 2014 7:45 pm | Other

The B-ILD architectural practice refurbished in 2014 this dilapidated war bunker into a small holiday home for two families to retreat during their vacations in the beautiful site of the Fort Vuren in the Netherlands. The project was a part of an advertising campaign for Famous office and the success of the refurbishment let to its being permanently open for accommodation being supported by the Dutch Commission for Monuments since it is a part of the Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie. The…

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…

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