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Faustino Winery by Foster + Partners

By : Dennis Franklin | 19 Sep 2014 7:42 am | Other

The Faustino Winery is the first winery designed by the architectural practice of Foster + Partners and it is located in one of the most important wine producing areas of Spain, in the Ribera del Duero, bringing a breath of fresh air into the natural setting with an aesthetic that integrates into the topography to ensure optimal working conditions. The tripartite layout reflects the main process stages: fermentation, aging in oak barrels and aging in bottles, while the central core…

Laurelhurst Studio by PATH Architecture

By : Dennis Franklin | 18 Sep 2014 1:05 am | Other

The Laurelhurst Studio is an Auxiliary Dwelling Unit serving as a flexible space with an apartment above it and it can be used as a guest quarter, artists’ studio or yoga room, featuring a design created by the practice of PATH Architecture. The project was transformed from a garage and it is located near Laurelhurst Park in Portland, Oregon, being equipped with multi functional furniture custom made by the Phloem Studio in collaboration with Earthbound Industries so that it can…

Wat Ananda Metyarama Thai Buddhist Temple by Czarl Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 17 Sep 2014 6:39 pm | Other

The city of Singapore has a single Thai Buddhist Temple which is the Wat Ananda Metyarama, with a patronage from the Thai Royal Family and a monastic tradition that celebrates 90 years, so the project needed an expansion of the facilities with the addition of a new block near the historic Main Shrine. The new structure was designed by the practice of Czarl Architects in 2014 to replace the three floor Monks Quarters by doubling the interior floor area. The…

Mayfair Private Spa by Lawson Robb

By : Dennis Franklin | 16 Sep 2014 2:15 am | Other

This grade II listed building located in the underground of Mayfair, London was transformed by the architectural practice of Lawson Robb into a spa for a private client by reconfiguring the original project into a three way space leading to the swimming pool and gym spaces. The designer explained that most clients take the inspiration for their new homes from what they see at the hotels they stay and thus it is quite appropriate for them to bring the hotel…

The Clubhouse at London’s Mayfair by Area Sq.

By : Dennis Franklin | 13 Sep 2014 1:04 pm | Other

The Clubhouse located on 11-14 Grafton Street in London, UK is a private members’ club in the London’s Mayfair to provide the missing element between a business lounge and boutique hotel with a contemporary design created by the Area Sq. architectural practice. The open layout with coffered ceilings has recessed directional illumination and a bespoke staircase connects the two floors together. The interior focuses on flexibility and luxury with lounge spaces, informal meeting spots, high quality meeting rooms, boardrooms, desks…

The Cyclops by NIO architecten

By : Dennis Franklin | 12 Sep 2014 9:19 pm | Other

The NIO architecten practice was commissioned in 2001 to design 12 sound barrier houses located on the road from Diependaal, Noord, The Netherlands as a part of a soundproof embankment in an exclusive residential district residing in the Hilversum woods. The site isn’t very welcoming, but the impressive design of the house brought customers to the project so the accommodation was a solved problem several years before finishing the structures. The noise level was reduced due to the screen of…

Sauflon Centre of Innovation by Foldes Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 11 Sep 2014 5:19 pm | Other

The Sauflon Center of Innovation located in Gyal, Hungary was designed in 2013 by the practice of Foldes Architects with a brilliant contemporary architecture which wants to inspire those in the field of science as well as the technological and artistic fields. The reflections are the key element of the interior, bringing a beautiful dynamic into the passage which covers a length of 24 meters. The designers collaborated with a glass sculptor for the rich effects and the results are…

Roberto Cantoral Cultural Center by Broissin Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 11 Sep 2014 3:06 pm | Other

The Roberto Cantoral Cultural Center located in Coyoacan, Mexico was designed by the practice of Broissin Architects in 2012 with five concrete roofs that alternate to define the spaces and light inside in a manner similar to that of a melody. The nearby trees were integrated into the design since the large forest surrounds the concert hall. The façade has a structure of lines moving up and down as the movement of branches in the wind and thus the shadows…

Brussels French Speaking Parliament by Skope

By : Dennis Franklin | 10 Sep 2014 10:42 pm | Other

Located on Rue du Lombard in Bruxelles, Belgium, the seat of the Brussels French Speaking Parliament and the restored former Postal Relay were designed as a polyvalent project which was created by the Skope architectural practice in 2013. The historic building could have received an additional right wind, but the designers opted for a contemporary approach. The façade isn’t the only part which was revamped, but there is an overall concept development which provides a functional and energy efficient design.…

Policemen House by Coll-Barreu Arquitectos

By : Dennis Franklin | 10 Sep 2014 9:38 pm | Other

After we were amazed by the wonderfully original approach taken by the practice of Coll-Barreu Arquitectos in their design of the Textured Tower, they continue to impress with the sculptural Policemen House located in Bilbao, Biscay, Spain. The central Public Safety services located in this building serve a million people and the site where it sits was unstable so the structure raises over an open mine with pits of 50 meters in depth to host the caverns of the project.…

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