The Jewel of 40 Mercer by Jean Nouvel

By : lau | 2 Dec 2014 8:27 pm | Apartments

The Jewel of 40 Mercer is the name of an impressive residential project located in SoHo, New York City with four bedrooms and a design created by the architect Jean Nouvel. The penthouse spreads over a surface of 4500 square feet out of which 1500 are occupied by the terrace offering a view of the historic surrounding with a private swimming pool and landscaping elements such as shrubs and hedges. The interior has an open layout with floor to ceiling…

HOTEL MINHO by Vírgula i

By : lau | 2 Dec 2014 7:20 pm | Hotels & Spas

The Hotel Minho located in Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal was recently renovated and extended by the Virgula i architectural practice to create a new spa and public area while preserving the architecture of the existing building with a green roof bringing unity between the two structures. The designers wanted to integrate the project better into its surroundings so they used local materials and vernacular building methods. Chestnut wood predominates and the interior was carefully determined to the smallest detail…

House in Mohali by Charged Voids

By : lau | 2 Dec 2014 6:14 pm | Homes

Mohali is a satellite town of Chandigarh in the Punjab region of India and this residential project was designed by the Charged Voids architectural practice for an owner that only wanted a contemporary setting with a universal language so that he could later sell the house whether it would be inhabited by a professional or a farmer. The open layout has overlapping areas for an easier transition between them and a vertical axis offers a view of the entire home.…

Fiesta Del Vino Wine Bar by mode:lina architekci

By : lau | 2 Dec 2014 5:07 pm | Restaurants & Bars

Fiesta Del Vino is a wine bar located in Poznan, Poland which was designed by the practice of mode:lina architekci as a pleasant setting where the customers can enjoy a glass of wine from all over the globe. The owners explained their goal thus: “I don’t want a winery, but a wine shop, where you can have a glass with some tapas.” From this simple wish the project began with a minimalist décor that focuses on the main purpose of…

Klyde Warren Park by Office of James Burnett

By : lau | 2 Dec 2014 3:55 pm | Urban
The Office of James Burnett; OJB
Klyde Warren Park
The Office of James Burnett; OJB
Klyde Warren Park

The Klyde Warren Park located in Dallas, Texas was designed in 2012 by the Office of James Burnett on the Woodall Rodgers Freeway to provide a pedestrian link between the Central Business District, Uptown and the Arts District with a natural landscape to protect and hide the structural deck below it. The deck hosts the utilities, stormwater infrastructure and soil volume needed to support the trees. Aside from the basic promenade, the park contains botanical gardens, a children’s park with…

HBKU Student Center by Legorreta + Legorreta

By : lau | 2 Dec 2014 2:53 pm | Education

The Hamad Bin Khalifa University commissioned the architectural practice of Legorreta + Legorreta to design their new student center in 2011 which is located in Doha, Qatar as a multifunctional project that provides healthcare, social support, psychological counseling, financial aid, lodging and recreational areas for the students. The complex can accommodate more than 10000 students into the relaxed ambiance, allowing them to interact with each other with ease and to carry out their activities in an efficient way. The interiors…

Setre Marina Hotel by Ryuichi Ashizawa Architect & Associates

By : lau | 29 Nov 2014 5:36 pm | Hotels & Spas

The Setre Marina Hotel is a landmark designed by the practice of Ryuichi Ashizawa Architect & Associates and it is located in Moriyama City, in the Shiga Prefecture, Japan close to Lake Biwa. The site is comprised of endorheic basins left when the water link to the city was transformed, so the designers started with the idea of an ecotone to act as a transition between the two biodomes near the building that were created by rainwater. The project integrates…

Villa in Agalarov Estate by SL* Project

By : lau | 29 Nov 2014 4:30 pm | Homes

The Villa in Agalarov Estate located in Moscow, Russia was designed by SL*Project and it offers some of the best qualities of contemporary styles with a bright and open layout that ensures the inhabitants a luxurious and lavish lifestyle. The minimalist décor and attention to details create a cozy atmosphere. The walls and ceiling inside are all white with flooring of variable tones to bring either a contrasting element or a soothing touch, and the overall attempt is to let…

Sophisticated Family Apartment by Art Studio Design

By : lau | 29 Nov 2014 3:19 pm | Apartments

The Art Studio Design created this family apartment located in St. Petersburg, Russia to permit each member to have his/her own space with a contemporary aesthetic that ensures a cohesive tone throughout the loft. The project spreads over a surface of 108 square meters which have an open layout to take advantage of each inch so that the rooms seem quite large. The living area is neutral in tones and its dynamic is ensured through the contrasts of light and…

MY80 by Hayball

By : lau | 29 Nov 2014 2:15 pm | Skyscrapers

The MY80 is a residential apartment building located in Melbourne, Australia which was designed by the Hayball architectural practice as a vertical neighborhood with the retail spaces, commercial areas and homes all into a single large building. The tower’s façade has rich details and a dynamic encasing that is created through a folded geometry reflecting the horizontal layouts with several vertical elements that add a connective element between the different floors. There are curved junctions that serve a double purpose…

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