Google Office In Budapest by Graphasel Design Studio

By : Dennis Franklin | 13 Feb 2015 9:45 am | Offices

The Google Offices in Budapest, Hungary take their inspiration from a spa since there are over 500 springs in the capital and the project was created by the Graphasel Design Studio with a highly interactive and playful approach. The offices of the company all begin their design from a keyword that is represented in the work environment and in this case the word was “spa”, with the Szechenyi and Gellert baths being actually represented into the project. The country prides…

Hog Pen Creek Residence by Lake Flato Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 13 Feb 2015 8:41 am | Homes

The Hog Pen Creek Residence located in Austin, Texas was designed by the practice of Lake Flato Architects to connect with the outdoors but at the same time ensure the amenities needed for off-season living and the functions needed for them to train for the ironman triathlons. The residential project is in a region with a lot of vegetation near Hog Pen Creek and Lake Austin, so the landscape had to be integrated into the design. Three mature oak trees…


Pre-War Modern Duplex on Central Park West

By : Dennis Franklin | 12 Feb 2015 5:51 pm | Apartments

Located on Central Park West, New York, this apartment is located in a pre-war building from 1916 in the Sixty-Seventh Street’s Artists’ Colony Historic District and it was recently renovated with a very elegant and efficient contemporary interior containing three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. The apartment is currently for sale at the price of 8.5 million dollars and it went through a two year renovation that chose only the finest finishes with the top standards. The project wanted to evoke…

Givenchy Store by Piuarch

By : Dennis Franklin | 12 Feb 2015 4:47 pm | Stores / Showrooms

The new flagship store of the Givenchy luxury brand of haute couture clothing, accessories, perfumes and cosmetics was designed through the collaboration between the Piuarch architectural practice and the Maison art director Riccardo Tisci, to launch a dazzling new structure with a steel plate façade. The store is located in Seoul, South Korea in the Gangnam-Gu shopping district and the boutique spreads over a surface of 400 square meters with three floors containing an exhibition area for women’s fashion, accessories…

Baita Italia by SLOW Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 12 Feb 2015 3:46 pm | Restaurants & Bars

Baita Italia is a café located in the Vanke Lake Songhua Resort in Jilin, China and it was designed by the SLOW Architects practice in 2014 with a double floor space and a view toward the mountain and ski tracks nearby. The work Baita means a place where climbers can take a break and thus it is quite appropriate for a café that allows a peaceful repose for the tourists between hiking or skiing sessions in a sheltered place from…

Saint Martins Loft by Darling Associates

By : Dennis Franklin | 11 Feb 2015 10:27 pm | Apartments

The Saint Martins Loft is currently under construction and will be completed in 2015 with a design created by the Darling Associates architectural practice. Located in London, UK, the project was created to replace the former Saint Martins School of Art in Charing Cross Road with thirteen loft style apartments. The premium apartments spread over four floors with a Foyles bookstore below. The rich legacy of the building was preserved but the new living style required some changes, so a…

L’Apogée Courchevel Cigar Lounge by Joseph Dirand

By : Dennis Franklin | 11 Feb 2015 8:25 pm | Restaurants & Bars

L’Apogee Courchevel is a luxurious French hotel located the Jardin Alpin area of Courchevel 1850 and it recently unveiled a new cigar lounge and bar created by the interior designer Joseph Dirand. Combining velvet sofas with green or Bordeaux tones as well as sleek coffee tables and an unmatched attention to details, the new Le Bar de L’Apogee was fully refurbished for a laid back and elegant style. The bar is open both day and night and aside from drinks…

Babaji by Autoban

By : Dennis Franklin | 11 Feb 2015 7:22 pm | Restaurants & Bars

The Autoban architectural practice designed the Babaji restaurant’s interior located in the Soho neighborhood of London, England which specializes in the Turkish Cuisine and features a look that is inspired from the traditional Turkish design with artisan elements and crafting techniques. The blue ceramic tiles define the interior and there are Iznik tiles incorporated as well on several surfaces with similar patterns on the soft furnishings. The tiles come from craftsmen in one of the last ateliers of Istanbul still…

Contemporary Residence in Ingarö by Gabriel Minguez

By : Dennis Franklin | 11 Feb 2015 6:18 pm | Homes

Sitting in a raw natural landscape and featuring a minimalist design that seems to be inspired from the Japanese style, this home is actually located on the Ingaro Island of Sweden and was designed by the architect Gabriel Minguez to communicate with the garden and act as a transition to the vegetation specific to the area. The façade is oriented toward the water and it incorporates a lot of glass surfaces, while the other side was clad in spruce panels…

476 Broadway by Casa Manara

By : Dennis Franklin | 11 Feb 2015 5:15 pm | Apartments

The 476 Broadway project is a luxurious loft apartment located in one of the iconic structures in Soho, New York City and it was designed in 2013 by the Casa Manara architectural practice from Monaco. The home combines the comfort and luxury of New York lofts with an industrial aesthetic that incorporates ceramic tiles, grey marble and oak millwork which was brushed and sandblasted with natural wax as a finish. The original space was occupied by a single bedroom loft…

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