Daeyang Gallery by Steven Holl

By : Dennis Franklin | 10 Sep 2015 4:51 pm | Homes, Other

This project already received a lot of awards such as the “Annual Design Review Award”, the “Emirates Glass Leaf Award 2012”, the “AIA NY Honor Award” and the “A+ Award 2013” and after a quick look at the pictures we will soon understand why. The project is for a residential house and private art gallery and was designed by the practice of Steven Holl on the hills in the Kangbuk section of Seoul, Korea. The geometry of the design is…


Casas Na Areia by Aires Mateus

By : Dennis Franklin | 7 Sep 2015 4:39 pm | Hotels & Spas

The architectural practice of Aires Mateus designed Casas Na Areia as a getaway from the busy life of the city to the small village of Comporta in Portugal, a place where peace and simplicity go hand in hand. The structure tries to emulate the simplicity with its design and keep the decorations and furnishings to a minimum. The project consists of four double bedrooms spreading over a surface of 30 square meters with ensuite bathrooms providing accommodation for a group…

San Lorenzo North by De Blacam & Meagher Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 4 Sep 2015 4:31 pm | Homes

The San Lorenzo North is a luxury villa located in Quinta Do Lago, Algarve, Portugal featuring a simple geometry composed of several rectilinear volumes leading to the imposing portico which can be found toward the garden. Designed by the practice of De Blacam & Meagher Architects, the villa has a private entrance toward the south with sliding doors leading to a large double height porch next to the swimming pool. The terrace outside is quite large and due to the…


Ikibana Restaurant by El Equipo Creativo

By : Dennis Franklin | 1 Sep 2015 4:25 pm | Restaurants & Bars

Offering a fusion between the Japanese and the Brazilian cuisine, the Ikibana restaurant is located in Barcelona, Spain and it was designed by the architectural practice El Equipo Creativo. Since the two cultures seem quite different at first glance, the designers found their first challenge when trying to identify the elements that the two have in common. Their find was concerning the landscape, something that both cultures treasure and this became the central theme of the project. The interior was…

Apartment Singel by Laura Alvarez Architecture

By : Dennis Franklin | 29 Aug 2015 4:22 pm | Apartments

Located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, the Singel Apartment was renovated by the practice of Laura Alvarez Architecture. The two floor apartment is in a building which is a national monument and the intention was to transform the space into one that is closer to modern standards while also preserve and put the ancient building into focus. The first floor opens into a living area of 70 square meters and it incorporated different areas for various activities with a steel staircase…

1090 Rochus by Söhne & Partner Architekten

By : Dennis Franklin | 26 Aug 2015 4:08 pm | Restaurants & Bars

This project is a refurbishment of the Bauernfeldplatz in 1090 Vienna and it features a restaurant on multiple levels. The building also has a sun garden constructed in 1913 that the designers chose to rehabilitate rather than remove it, since it provides a way of linking the different areas through portals in the windows. The original placement of the rooms wasn’t considered useful to the designers, with the kitchen in the mezzanine, the guest room in the basement and the…

Syros House by Myrto Miliou

By : Dennis Franklin | 23 Aug 2015 4:04 pm | Homes

This rustic home blends perfectly with its surroundings and is located on the Island of Syros in Cyclades, Greece. Designed by Myrto Miliou with an exterior made from thick stone this façade maintains a low temperature during the torrid summer months while its geometry is similar to the one that the landscape has. The house is currently only a vacation house but the owners wish to retire here and thus their collection of antiques, which has a lot of late…

The Hilton London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 by EPR

By : Dennis Franklin | 20 Aug 2015 4:03 pm | Airports

The Hilton London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 was designed by the architectural studio of EPR and it opened in 2011 offering a very large number of facilities and located just a mile away from the Terminal 5. The luxurious hotel is surrounded by gardens, has 350 sound proofed rooms, and complimentary Wi-Fi to help you communicate and keep up to date. For the business travellers the hotel includes a business center with seven meeting rooms, two conference rooms which can…

Quinta Da Baroness Home in Sao Paolo, Brazil

By : Mark V | 17 Aug 2015 3:53 pm | Homes

Studio Arthus Casas came up with this brilliant architecture for this house that was built in Sao Paulo, Brazil which was dubbed as the  Quinta Da Baroness House. It functions as a second home for a family and it was made from eco friendly materials such as Cumaru wood and recycled bricks. The house cannot be seen from street view because it lies on a sloped terrain and the contemporary aspect can be perceived only at a close range. On…

The Italian Head Quarter of Hangar Design Group

By : Dennis Franklin | 14 Aug 2015 3:37 pm | Offices

  Located in Venice, Italy the Hangar Design Group headquarters offer a stylish design which tries to provide privacy for the executive staff and the other employees of the firm. The building next to it is also a part of the project and it hosts the creative laboratories with a different style which combines black and white patterns with a light wood. The project features open spaces to allow communication and creative exchange of ideas with contact between the work…

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