Extension House vB4 by dmvA

By : lau | 9 Jul 2014 8:28 pm | Homes

The Extension House vB4 continues an already-existing residence in Brecht, Belgium with a design created by the dmvA architectural practice so that the original A-framed vacation home could become a full fledged contemporary house. The area in which it is located was transformed from a recreation area into a residential one but specific building regulations were still in order so that the original extension with three organic parts sheltered between the fir trees was rejected. The new design floats above…

Casa Del Tempo by Claudia Pelizzari Interior Design

By : lau | 9 Jul 2014 8:21 pm | Interiors

The practice of Claudia Pelizzari Interior Design created the Casa Del Tempo residential project on the Grand Canal of Venice, Italy to return the palace interior to its former glory after two years of extensive renovations. The owners are international buyers who collect international art and this creates a perfect setting for some of their pieces due to the combination of contemporary high-tech amenities with the fifteenth-century aesthetic that is still preserved into the décor. The illumination was carefully studied…

Cree Cultural Institute by Rubin & Rotman Architects

By : lau | 9 Jul 2014 7:55 pm | Other

The Cree Cultural Institute located in the village of Ouje-Bougoumou to the North side of Canada features a design created by the Rubin & Rotman Architects practice as homage to the traditional longhouses in the region. The project wants to act as a community hub and it also hosts an exhibition hall which ensures the capability of functioning as a museum and meeting place as well. The Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute is inspired by the vernacular architecture of the region…

Modern Private Residence by AR Design Studio

By : lau | 7 Jul 2014 6:48 pm | Homes

The AR Design Studio created this modern residential project in Winchester, England to bring a breath of contemporary architecture into the neighborhood with a geometry that focuses on comfort and relaxation, using materials that integrate with the surroundings while also offering a cozy ambiance. The exterior is clad in cedar with exposed dark gray brickwork to create a warm façade that ensures the privacy of the inhabitants on the roadside and opens to the backyard and to the beautiful landscape…

A Billionaire’s Penthouse In New York by ODA Architecture

By : lau | 7 Jul 2014 6:42 pm | Apartments

This luxurious penthouse was designed by the ODA Architecture practice to offer the best view possible from the 90th floor of a Manhattan skyscraper overlooking East River through huge double height windows. The entire penthouse spreads over a surface of 18000 square feet to host all the amenities the inhabitants could wish for in a rich ambiance with large spaces decorated with contemporary paintings and sculptures. There are six bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, a sculpture garden, a home theater and music…

Tough Mudder Headquarters by M Moser Associates

By : lau | 7 Jul 2014 6:31 pm | Offices

Tough Mudder is a company specialized in endurance events in which the participants go through 12 mile long obstacle courses similar to the military ones and it was originally created by the British Special Forces with Will Dean and Guy Livingstone as the co-founders. The project extended a lot from its beginning in 2010 and on 2 May 2013 there were a total of 1 million registrations. The Tough Mudder project commissioned the M Moser Associates studio to design their…

Boyeruca Fishing Cove by SGGB Architects

By : lau | 7 Jul 2014 6:23 pm | Other

The Boyeruca Fishing Cove is an installation created by the SGGB Architects practice in the town of Talca, Chile and it is composed of two different layers separated by five semi-inverted concrete beams to define the functional programs inside. The interior hosts the distribution hall, the fishermen union’s office, a kitchen, refrigerator chamber along with storage boxes and bathrooms. The industrial aesthetic is created with local black stone, concrete beams and folded metal doors, while the upper stratum gives access…

E-House by FT Architects

By : lau | 7 Jul 2014 6:18 pm | Homes

E-House is a project designed by the FT Architects practice in 2006 for a family of three and it is located in one of the densest regions of Tokyo, Japan so this required some innovations to ensure a functional residence that would maintain its privacy from the close neighbors. The most important part of the house for the client was the bathroom which covers the sunniest side of the home and the rest of the programs extend around it to…

Story Restaurant in Helsinki by Joanna Laajisto Creative Studio

By : lau | 7 Jul 2014 6:12 pm | Restaurants & Bars

The Old Market in Helsinki, Finland reopened its doors after a year of renovations with the addition of the Story restaurant and café created through the collaboration of four of the most important restauranteurs in the country: Anders Westerholm, Matti Sarkkinen, Teemu Aura and Markus Hurskainen. The restaurant offers home-style dishes cooked with fresh ingredients from the Market Square outside and its design was created by the studio of Joanna Laajisto to maintain some of the elements of the 1889…

Kadare Cultural Centre by Chiaki Arai Urban and Architecture Design

By : lau | 7 Jul 2014 6:08 pm | Other

The Kadare Cultural Centre located in Yurihonjo, Akita, Japan is a multipurpose project designed in 2011 by the practice of Chiaki Arai Urban and Architecture Design to host a Transforming Theater, a Library and a Community Center. The Gathering Street inside leads to each section and its fissured aesthetic permits sunlight inside in the central part of the building in order to reduce the need for artificial illumination during daytime. The spaces inside are developed with the aid of local…

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