Gumno House by Turato Architecture

By : lau | 18 Dec 2014 9:49 pm | Homes

This summer home was designed by the practice of Turato Architecture next to a previously existing ‘gumno’, which is a circular plateau with a low stone wall surrounding it, that also gives the name of the structure. The Gumno House is located on the Krk Island in Croatia and offers a modern landmark in a beautiful natural scenery. The Gumnos used to be places of labor and gathering where important matters used to be discussed, so the structure was restored…

The Anchor Brewhouse

By : lau | 18 Dec 2014 8:45 pm | Apartments

The Anchor Brewhouse is a building that was originally built in 1787 and was then transformed into a luxury development with a stunning view of the Tower Bridge and the Thames River in London, England as well as easy access to Canary Wharf. The entrance is made over a glass footbridge across a waterway and the dining area seems to float as well, to create a timeless ambiance of surprising elegance. The apartment has three bedrooms and is set in…

Nescio Bridge by Wilkinson Eyre Architects Ltd

By : lau | 18 Dec 2014 7:43 pm | Bridges

The Nescio Bridge located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands was designed by the practice of Wilkinson Eyre Architects Ltd in collaboration with the ARUP engineering team and it is the first suspension bridge in the country, crossing over the Rhine canal at a height of 10 meters above the water level. The designers wanted to impact the region as little as possible so the ecological habitat was taken into consideration. The height of the bridge is also a way of ensuring…

The Photon Space

By : lau | 18 Dec 2014 6:39 pm | Other

The Photon Space is a modular construction designed to address the problems of residential architecture such as the lack of natural light with a prototype that is based on the research of Russell Foster from the Oxford University. The project uses nano-technology and glass walls with multiple layers to create a completely transparent home that can redirect the solar energy in a manner similar to that of the greenhouses. The issue of privacy was of course considered and the walls…

Hello House by OOF! Architecture

By : lau | 18 Dec 2014 5:35 pm | Homes

The Hello House located in the Richmond suburb of Melbourne, Australia was designed by the practice of OOF! Architecture in collaboration with the artist Rose Nolan who created the brick wall façade with the large Hello written on it. The project used to be a home from the Victorian era with a shop integrated next to it and the project became a contemporary one with the addition of the interactive HELLO sign. The shop became a creative studio and the…

Flats Renovation by EMBT

By : lau | 18 Dec 2014 4:30 pm | Interiors

The practice of Enric Miralles – Benedetta Taqliabue (EMBT) was commissioned to renovate eight apartment units located in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter in Spain, bringing the spaces to contemporary standards. The building went through extensive transformations during the Renaissance, Baroque and early 20th century while also being located in an area with a lot of historic buildings that were reconstructed after the bombings or fires that happened in the former century. The designers sought to create a cozy setting that reminds…

Capsule Hotel along the Seine by Menomenopiu Architects

By : lau | 18 Dec 2014 3:28 pm | Other

The city of Paris is always highly populated with tourists and their increase led to a lot of the urban areas being transformed into residential units, so the practice of Menomenopiu Architects came up with a solution that transforms the banks of the Seine River into short-term housing for visitors. The designers took their inspiration from the booksellers that can be found along the river and from the Japanese cabin hotels, building several small houses that are installed on platforms…

National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra by Konior Studio

By : lau | 18 Dec 2014 2:26 pm | Other

The National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra was designed by the Konior Studio in 2014 in the city of Katowice, Poland in a region that used to be a post-mining wasteland that went through the most extensive revitalization project in the country. The master plan wanted to redirect the abandoned site toward a cultural purpose since such an attempt would stimulate the entire region. The international competition for the design of the NOSPR Project was won by the Konior Studio with…

Vista Clara Residence by lineaaquitectura.mx

By : lau | 18 Dec 2014 12:15 am | Homes

The Vista Clara Residence takes its name from the location on the La Vista Country Club which is one of the most exclusive areas of Puebla, Mexico and the contemporary home was designed by the practice of lineaaquitectura.mx on a sloping site. The residence spreads over a surface of 635 square meters with the main entrance placed on the middle floor and also accessible from the garage level through a staircase. The natural slope allowed the designers to create a…

Paasitorni Hotel by K25 Architects

By : lau | 17 Dec 2014 11:15 pm | Hotels & Spas

The Paasitorini was a fortress that was originally built for the Helsinki labor movement and in 2012 it was transformed into a hotel by the practice of K25 Architects adding a new wing to the early 20th century and 1950s facades. The project is made of granite and the new wing curves to act as a transitory piece with a façade made of ivory white bricks. Two of the sides act as filtering layers between the rooms and the inner…

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