Desi Residence by Varda Studio

By : lau | 1 Mar 2015 10:34 am | Homes

The Desi Residence located in Tala, Cyprus is a contemporary home spread over three levels and created by the Varda Studio with an unusual layout since the top level is occupied by the car parking area enclosed in vertical louvers. The house is set on a steep hill site and thus the road level ends up at the top of the house with a panoramic view of the nearby sea. The lower levels have cantilevered terraces and a swimming pool…

B”O Hotel by Muro Rojo Arquitectura

By : lau | 27 Feb 2015 4:59 pm | Hotels & Spas

The B’’O Hotel located in San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico was designed by the Muro Rojo Arquitectura practice in 2012 as an exemplary hospitality venue that combines the concept of  a hotel with that of a house. The project has its aesthetic rooted in the land with the mestizo culture as its main source of inspiration and the site offers textures, spaces and elements that gradually unveil the city. The name comes from the Tzotzil language and it means…

Sport Centre Jules Ladoumegue by Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes

By : lau | 27 Feb 2015 9:16 am | Sport Arenas

The Sport Centre Jules Ladoumegue located in Paris, France was designed by the practice of Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes in 2014 and it updates parts of the former stadium with a maintenance center and a new space for sport activities added to allow it to become a multifunctional venue. There are fields for soccer and rugby on the rooftop of the maintenance center and six covered tennis courts define the acoustic barrier to separate the areas from the urban bustle. The…

Ethos Foods

By : lau | 26 Feb 2015 5:46 pm | Restaurants & Bars

Ethos Foods is a self-service vegetarian restaurant located near Oxford Circus in London, UK and it was created through the collaboration of the I-AM architectural practice with the entrepreneur Jessica Kruger. The design focuses on the customer, so the interior has a very carefully considered layout that allows easy flow with a dynamic dining environment and instead of having the typical self-service buffets the project uses dishes to present the products in a more appealing manner. The overall tones are…

Apartment For An Art Collector by Consuelo Jorge

By : lau | 26 Feb 2015 10:20 am | Apartments

This apartment combines exquisite works of art with a contemporary design created by the architect Consuelo Jorge to offer a very elegant and quite unique home for an art collector in Brazil. The designer had to ensure a comfortable home for the inhabitants while also providing a carefully considered setting for the works of art and the harmony he achieved is indeed impressive. The modern ambiance is bright and open with the entrance defining the tone of the entire apartment…

Oslo International Airport by Nordic Office of Architecture

By : lau | 25 Feb 2015 9:53 am | Airports

The Oslo International Airport commissioned the Nordic Office of Architecture practice to extend the capacity of the original project through the addition of new airside and landside areas that add a new pier. The project is expected to be completed in 2017 and will spread over a surface of 148,000 square meters to include contact with airlines, concessionaires and areas for airport handling companies. The airport is one of the most energy efficient in the world and the extension will…

Haruki’s apartment by The Goort

By : lau | 24 Feb 2015 9:47 pm | Apartments

This cozy apartment located in Mariupol, Ukraine was redesigned by the Goort architectural practice to improve its efficiency so that a young couple can call this space their new home. The apartment’s main problem was the small surface of only 35.7 square meters but the designers came up with innovative storage options and a minimalist layout that allows it to entertain guests and even host movie nights due to the home-cinema implemented and the inhabitants have all their needed programs…

Del Frisco’s Grille Pasadena by SF Jones Architects

By : lau | 24 Feb 2015 12:58 pm | Restaurants & Bars

The Del Frisco’s Grille Pasadena is an elegant restaurant located in Pasadena, California and it was designed by the SF Jones Architects practice in 2015 to transform the ground floor of an office space on Lake Avenue, LA County. Spreading over a surface of 6500 square feet, the restaurant has a capacity of 175 seats with three seating options that range from upholstered booths along the exhibition kitchen to comfortable booths made with tufted fabrics and in the center several…

Falling Lotus Blossoms EON IT Park by Form4 Architecture

By : lau | 23 Feb 2015 10:38 pm | Offices

The Falling Lotus Blossoms EON IT Park is a complex of four buildings located in Pune, India and it was designed in 2014 by the Form4 Architecture practice to offer a contemporary workplace that is a landmark contrasting the countryside with a view of the river and nearby fields. The complex spreads over a surface of four million square feet and has a geometric structure inspired from the white lotus which is the national flower of India. Four petals are…

Scent of Garden Apartment by Brain Factory

By : lau | 20 Feb 2015 9:06 pm | Apartments

The Scent of Garden Apartment takes its name from the organic touches added to the interior by the Brain Factory architectural practice and it is located in Rome, Italy with aromatic plants bringing a pleasant scent to the whole ambiance. The project has an open layout with the entrance hall, lounge and kitchen areas separated by a luminous sliding door made of glass and there are several chromed niches in the living area for more storage space. The central pillar…

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