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Nikki Beach Marbella

By : lau | 23 Jul 2014 5:41 pm | Other

The Nikki Beach luxury club in Marbella, Spain underwent a six month renovation that complemented the existing signature dishes with a new dining menu inspired by the Nikki Beach locations around the world along with an extensive cocktail and champagne list. The project follows a different culinary theme each day from Thursday to Saturday, going from a seafood sunset BBQ to a live jazz and Champagne program and a Saturday soiree that emphasize the local seafood. The restaurant is on…

Joan Maragall Library by BCQ Arquitectura

By : lau | 22 Jul 2014 4:40 pm | Other

The Joan Maragall Library located in Barcelona, Spain was designed by the BCQ Arquitectura practice after winning the competition with a project they entitled Garden of Light. Situated below an existing garden that wouldn’t be a part of the project, the library is trying to improve and protect the garden with bright spaces. The garden of Florida Villa has trees providing the shade and there are landscaped spaces that provide different settings. There is a gap between the garden and…

London Ticket Hall by Christopher Jenner

By : lau | 22 Jul 2014 4:35 pm | Other

The London Ticket Hall was redesigned by the creative director of Eurostar, Christopher Jenner, replacing the modern project created by Philippe Starck with a more retro aesthetic that combines Art Nouveau and Victorian Gothic, offering a “less pedestrian travel experience”. The furniture and fittings for the two spaces have the materials and shapes common in the late 19th century to evoke the epoch which the designers call the Golden Age of travel as an attempt of heralding its return. The…

New Theatre in Montalto di Castro by MDU Architetti

By : lau | 21 Jul 2014 5:22 pm | Other

The New Theatre in Montalto di Castro was designed by the practice of MDU Architetti in 2012 to express the experience of attending the theatre through architecture as well as to create a landmark in the area that is located in the Montalto Province of Viterbo, Italy. The region has an Etruscan history and is currently near the largest power plant in the country, so the designers integrated the two contrasting backgrounds into their design, creating a large concrete monolith…

Magic Mountain Lodge

By : lau | 18 Jul 2014 12:15 pm | Other

The Magic Mountain Lodge is an unusual hotel located in the Huilo-Huilo Biological Reserve in the Patagonia region of Chile and is offers a mountain-like resort with 13 rooms that have dormer windows offering an overview of the eco-tourist location and a stone façade covered in vegetation and stone. There is a water spot pouring over the roof to water the plants on the hotel and the base of the building. The idea for the design came from a local…

Capilla Santa María de los Caballeros by MGP Arquitectura y Urbanismo

By : lau | 18 Jul 2014 11:38 am | Other

Capilla Santa Maria de los Caballeros is a catholic temple for the Gimnasio Campestre and the community in Bogota, Columbia with a design created by the MGP Arquitectura y Urbanismo practice to spatially express the contact between the human and the divine through a levitating deck and an undermined space. The undermined space contains the worldly activities of the church and they were created with the idea that “we are seed from another land”, so each part of the program…

Lomocubes by Motta Papiani Architetti

By : lau | 17 Jul 2014 12:48 pm | Other

Lomocubes is the name of a condominium designed by the Motta Papiani Architetti practice overlooking the shore of the Lugano Lake on Via Sassa in Massagno, Switzerland and it wants to push forward the standards for residential living through the connection between the interior and the surroundings from each unit’s living room. The project was completed in July 2013 and the apartments were reserved to a selected clientele. The structure combines top-quality architecture with a sophisticated environment to create a…

Aldeia do Mato Nautic Club by Cannata e Fernandes

By : lau | 17 Jul 2014 12:42 pm | Other

The Aldeia do Mato Nautic Club located in Abrantes, Portugal is the result of combining self-sufficient design with innovative technology that would ensure its mobility. Designed by the Cannata e Fernandes architectural practice in 2005, the modular structure can be easily installed in different places without altering the original construction too much and with as little impact to the environment as possible. The modules have a total surface of 27 square meters and were created to provide housing solutions in…

Blood Center by FAAB

By : lau | 17 Jul 2014 12:39 pm | Other

Located in Ostrow Wielkopolski, Poland, this project was created by the FAAB architectural practice in three phases, beginning with the construction of the new Regional Blood Center building, creating a shelter for a mobile blood center bus afterwards and in the end creating space for the first specialized Center for Blood Cancer Diagnostics in Poland. The first phase of the project was completed in 2013 with the blood collecting unit, patient rooms, storage spaces, medical laboratories and blood radiation laboratories,…

Auditorium Of Bondy by PARC Architectes

By : lau | 16 Jul 2014 5:05 pm | Other

The Auditorium of the city of Bondy, France was designed by the PARC Architectes practice as a landmark for the outskirts of Paris and it hosts the Radio France Choral Singing Conservatory as well. The project has a hangar-like architecture with an undulating metallic encasing that opens to its surroundings through several arches to permit natural light inside and to connect with the city. The interior has a carefully considered acoustic to serve its main function and the simple aesthetic…

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