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Redline by Pietri Architects

By : lau | 23 Sep 2014 12:30 pm | Other

Redline is the name of an apartment building located in La Seyne-Sur-Mer, France which was designed in 2014 by the practice of Pietri Architects around a central courtyards with balconies to interact better with the outdoors. The garden area offers a safe haven in the middle of the urban setting, while the balconies offer a view toward the sea. The inner part of the building contrasts the white finish of the exterior with an incision covered in bright pink and…

Floating River Sauna by 4a Architekten

By : lau | 20 Sep 2014 5:42 pm | Other

This project was designed by the practice of 4a Architekten as a part of the Emser Thermal Spa and it consists of a floating river sauna on the Lahn River. The project spreads over a surface of 250 square meters and was built as a floating pontoon structure that has 20 rectangular floats supported by a framework made of steel and the entire structure is connected to the land with cylindrical steel tubes. The sauna is clad in larchwood to…

SWING TIME by Höweler + Yoon Architecture

By : lau | 20 Sep 2014 4:39 pm | Other

Swing Time is an interactive playscape installation located at The Lawn on D in Boston, Massachusetts until the 31st of October and it was designed by the practice of Howeler + Yoon Architecture with 20 swings in the shape of rings and with interior illumination. The installation is an intermediary between the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and the D Street which provides an experimental public space that is both a playground and a way of bringing people together into…

Shoffice by Platform 5 Architects

By : lau | 19 Sep 2014 12:07 pm | Other

Shoffice is the name of a project designed by the Platform 5 Architects practice which combines a shed with an office space as a garden pavilion hosting a small office along a garden storage space to the rear of a home built in the 1950s and located in St. John’s Wood, City of Westminster, London, UK. The design was done in 2012 and its sculptural shape integrates perfectly into the garden while also maintaining a constant visual connection with it…

Faustino Winery by Foster + Partners

By : lau | 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 : lau | 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 : lau | 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 : lau | 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 : lau | 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 : lau | 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…

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