Category Archives: Interiors

Malasaña Apartment

By : lau | 20 Dec 2014 1:15 pm | Apartments

This apartment located in Malasana, a central neighborhood of Madrid, Spain was transformed from an old building loft into a joyful contemporary one where some of the original elements were maintained for a cozier ambiance. The open layout was reorganized to improve the access and the doors were removed for a visual connection between the areas. The raw wood beams and columns add a natural texture to the space and the white walls and ceiling ensure sufficient brightness inside. The…

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…

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…

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…

Barão de Pirapitingui Apartment by Felipe Rodrigues Arquiteto

By : lau | 17 Dec 2014 10:15 pm | Apartments

The Barao de Pirapitingui Apartment located in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil was designed in 2011 by the practice of Felipe Rodrigues Arquiteto with a contemporary style that integrates some of the features of the building in which it is set. The apartment is in one of the buildings designed by Botti Rubin with a brutalist architecture that is inspired from the trend of the 1960s. The loft spreads over a surface of 300 square meters and it is…

La Brea Bakery by SF Jones Architects

By : lau | 17 Dec 2014 8:15 pm | Stores / Showrooms

The La Brea Bakery is located in Los Angeles, California and it was designed by the practice of SF Jones Architects with bread as the main theme of the location. The project spreads over a surface of 4750 square feet as the new flagship location of the bakery and the owners wanted a setting that serves as a jewel case for the wares. The bakery has a 25 year history and the designers wanted to show their legacy in the…

Rounded Loft with Flowing Floor Plan by A1 Architects

By : lau | 17 Dec 2014 6:15 pm | Apartments

This contemporary apartment was designed by the practice of A1 Architects to bring together the living areas beginning with the entrance and continuing through the kitchen, lounge, dining space as well as on the upper floor where the private section of the house is located. The same color palette and choice of materials continues from one zone to the next so that the entire project inspires the same feeling of comfort and security. The earthly tones are predominant with wood…

Friendly Nordic Duplex

By : lau | 17 Dec 2014 12:15 am | Apartments

This bright contemporary apartment is organized in a manner that is typical for the Nordic design with rustic elements such as the exposed beams and brickwork for a warmer ambiance and a way of supporting the angled roof. Spreading over a surface of 85 square meters, the duplex has a double height living area with the dining space and kitchen integrated into a single open plan where the predominant tone is gray with accents of green or orange. More texture…

Garage Loft by Studio OxL

By : lau | 16 Dec 2014 9:15 pm | Apartments

This contemporary apartment located in Arnhem, The Netherlands was transformed by the Studio OxL from an old carpenter’s workshop into a residential unit with sufficient room for the owner’s electrical sports car, so he can simply drive all the way to the couch. The workshop was flanked by a factory building so no windows could be implemented on the sides and thus the designers introduced a large patio with double layered glass surfaces to bring the needed light inside. The…

Palacio de Hierro Antea Façade by Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos

By : lau | 16 Dec 2014 8:14 pm | Stores / Showrooms

The Palacio de Hierro Antea is a department store with a box volume and it is located in Santiago de Queretaro, Mexico. The project went through a refurbishment of its façade in 2014 which was completed by the practice of Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos. The designers wanted to create more diffuse limits to give the impression of a floating structure and they employed horizontal elements with several sections and dimensions for this purpose all leading to the framing of the main…

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