The New Orangery by WWAA

By : Dennis Franklin | 6 Feb 2015 12:53 pm | Restaurants & Bars

The New Orangery is a building in the Royal Lazienki Museum complex in Warsaw, Poland and it is 160 years old, bringing the function of a palm house together with a collection of exotic plants and the Belvedere Restaurant that became its main part in the last years. The project was updated by the WWAA architectural practice in 2014 to bring more cohesion between the different functions of the interior and the space is divided over three floors with the…

SIXPAX HQ by RDMA

By : Dennis Franklin | 6 Feb 2015 11:48 am | Stores / Showrooms

The SIXPAX Headquarters located in Jawa Barat, Indonesia was designed in 2013 by the RDMA architectural practice to contain a clothing shop as well as the administration office on the upper level with maximum enclosure out of the two floor house with a pitched roof. The designers preserved the main structure but removed the walls that weren’t needed to reveal the beams and columns which were improved in function through the addition of several boxes on the upper floor for…

Garden House by Balance Associates Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 6 Feb 2015 10:43 am | Homes

The Garden House is a very open residential project located in a suburban neighborhood of Seattle, Washington with abundant vegetation surrounding it and a design created by the Balance Associates Architects practice. The extensive garden makes the landscape appear as a park with a salmon stream running through the property and this lush vegetation also greatly reduce the need for privacy, so the layout of the house was make as open as possible acting more as a covered terrace than…

Apartment 22 by Angelica Araujo

By : Dennis Franklin | 6 Feb 2015 9:38 am | Apartments

The Apartment 22 is a part of the Casa Cor Minas Exhibition of 2014 and it was designed by the architect Angelica Araujo as a space that takes advantage of the wonderful natural landscape from a hotel layout with elegant timeless elements. The project uses the latest technology and automated equipment as well as blinds for the large glass areas and differentiated lighting. The main sources of inspiration for the apartment are the local culture and art as well as…

Hybrid Hut by Rojkind Arquitectos

By : Dennis Franklin | 6 Feb 2015 8:37 am | Other

The Warming Huts project is a competition that challenges the emerging architectural practices to design temporary structures along the Assiniboine River in Winnipeg, Canada and the 2015 edition invited the practice of Rojkind Arquitectos to create the Hybrid Hut which is a complex timber structure for skaters and passersby. The interior offers a shelter and some warmth for the passers-by and the trail of structures continues to a pop-up restaurant called Raw:Almond as well as an art gallery on ide…

W.I.N.D House by UNStudio

By : Dennis Franklin | 5 Feb 2015 3:30 pm | Homes

The W.I.N.D. House located in Noord-Holland, The Netherlands was designed by the UNStudio in a rural setting and it incorporates sustainable solutions in a very modern architectural design that is filled with flexible features and home automation. The village is close to the sea and there is a wooded area in the vicinity, so the designers tried to create a dialogue with the landscape through an open expanse of floor to ceiling glass walls in the living areas. The private…

Scale of PLY by NOJI Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 5 Feb 2015 1:30 pm | Homes

The Scale of PLY is the renovation of a Victorian two floor residence located in Dublin, Ireland which was redesigned in 2014 by the practice of NOJI Architects to improve the dark and damp layout of the original home with a more open ambiance that was better connected with the garden. Spreading over a surface of 155 square meters, the redesigned home has the ground floor kitchen integrated with the dining space to maximize the view toward the south west…

C&C Design Creative Headquarters by C&C Design

By : Dennis Franklin | 5 Feb 2015 12:30 pm | Offices

The C&C Design Creative Headquarters located in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China was designed in 2013 by the architectural practice with the same name to create the perfect work environment for thinking, learning and developing their projects. The interior is open and has large doors for easy transition between areas with an interior ambiance defined by abundant wooden tones in the entrance lobby and a more industrial aesthetic in the work spaces. The large office has a lot of room between the…

Windhover Contemplative Center by Aidlin Darling Design

By : Dennis Franklin | 5 Feb 2015 11:30 am | Other

The Windhover Contemplative Center on the campus of the Stanford University is a sanctuary in the middle of the academic center which was created to offer security and relaxation to the students with a design that came into being through the collaboration between the Aidlin Darling Design studio and Rammed Earth Works. The landscaping was also an important part of the overall aesthetic and it was done by Andrea Cochran with mature California Oaks. The rammed earth adds a natural…

Alps Villa by Camillo Botticini

By : Dennis Franklin | 5 Feb 2015 10:27 am | Homes

This imposing villa in the Alps stands at an altitude of 700 meters above sea level in close proximity to the Passo del Cavallo which connects Trompia Valley with Sabbia Valley in the region of Lumezzane, Italy and it features a design created by the architect Camillo Botticini in 2014 with a geometry that wants to create a strong relationship with the landscape. The house has an irregular C shape with a patio made of a green plane to generate…

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