Mintz Residence by Robert Maschke Architects

By : lau | 27 Jun 2014 9:06 am | Homes

The Mintz Residence is a family home located in Cleveland, Ohio and it was designed by the practice of Robert Maschke Architects near a park-like setting offering uninterrupted views of Lake Erie and of Cleveland’s downtown. The house spreads over four levels since the footprint was limited and this ensured a good view while also integrating better into the urban landscape. The geometry of the design is comprised of a series of volumes that stack and shift in plan and…

Embassy of Ecuador by Arquiteck & Asociados

By : lau | 27 Jun 2014 9:03 am | Other

The Embassy of the Republic of Ecuador in Bogota, Columbia was designed in 2013 by the practice of Arquiteck & Asociados as an image of the new diplomatic relations between the two countries expressed through architecture. The plot has a surface of 680 square meters and was formerly occupied by a 1980s house where the Embassy worked. The neighborhood is comprised of residential and office buildings with a height of up to six floors and with brick facades predominating. The…

Flamingo Shanghai by Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu

By : lau | 25 Jun 2014 5:19 pm | Offices

Flamingo Shanghai is an insight and strategy consultancy firm founded in 2009 with offices in London, Mumbai, New York, Singapore and Toyko and they commissioned the Chinese architects Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu to convert an industrial building in Shanghai into an attic office space. The wooden volumes create a modern contrast with raw concrete fittings and the pitched roofs ensure abundant natural light inside for the meeting rooms. The main concept was to create a “space of quiet and…

Linx Hotel International Airport Galeão by OSPA Arquitetura e Urbanismo

By : lau | 25 Jun 2014 5:16 pm | Hotels & Spas

The Linx Hotel International Airport Galeao in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil was designed by the practice of OSPA Arquitetura e Urbanismo in 2013 near the Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport to attract tourists, business people and persons in transit. The hotel has two separate buildings to host the social areas and services in a separate volume from the apartments and they are connected through a walkway on the first two floors. The proximity to the airport imposed some height limitations…

Nagyerdo Football Stadium by BORD

By : lau | 25 Jun 2014 5:07 pm | Stadiums

The Nagyerdo Football Stadium in Debrecen, Hungary was designed in 2014 by the BORD architectural practice in the middle of a forest which is in the heart of the city with protected oak trees. The Nagyerdo wild forest is a part of a large-scale reconstruction and the stadium is a part of the development to draw the area into the city circulation as a city park that would provide a new green area. To encourage a healthier lifestyle, the area…

Geodesic Dome by NRJA

By : lau | 25 Jun 2014 4:56 pm | Other

The NRJA (No Rules Just Architecture) design studio proposed a project for a 120 square meter Geodesic Dome that can be erected anywhere due to its prefabricated off-grid design that is well insulated and self-supporting. The dome is well insulated; there is a solar collection system and a rainwater collection system on the roof that would make the home suitable for locations ranging from the desert to the coldest areas. The layout of the dome ensures natural ventilation and there…

Yacht Club De Monaco by Foster + Partners

By : lau | 25 Jun 2014 4:52 pm | Other

The Yacht Club De Monaco in Monte Carlo is the centerpiece of the remodeled harbor and it was designed by the Foster + Partners architectural practice next to the water’s edge to provide new sporting and social facilities. Entrance to the complex is made via a glazed courtyard giving access to the first floor where the club room, bar restaurant and a swimming pool area located. On the next level there are office spaces for the executive staff and several…

High Country House by Luigi Rosselli Architects

By : lau | 25 Jun 2014 4:49 pm | Homes

Armidale in New South Wales, Australia is a city where rural life and culture meet so this High Country House tries to combine the two into a contemporary expression of the surroundings with a design created by the Luigi Rosselli Architects practice. The clients themselves have a flourishing agricultural business and also occupy white collar jobs, so their home is a reflection of their lives, overlooking a valley from a peak at a height of 1000 meters. The climate in…

House Birkensee by LABVERT

By : lau | 24 Jun 2014 5:28 pm | Homes

House Birkensee is a duplex located on a lake to the south of Vienna, Austria and it features a design created by the LABVERT architectural practice. The main purpose of the home is to be a summer vacation residence and due to its natural environment the designers used a lot of glass surfaces to provide a direct access to the outdoors and a permanent view of the lake. The foundation of the home is a wooden deck and two large…

Paris Apartment by Antoni Associates

By : lau | 24 Jun 2014 5:25 pm | Apartments

The Paris Apartment spreads over an entire floor of a historical building in the sixteenth district of Paris and it features a design created by the Antoni Associates architectural practice in 2008 which combines the undertones of Africa with the romantic aesthetic of the city in which it is located. Entrance to the penthouse is tone through a lower level into a foyer and it gives access to the guest bedroom suite as well as to the double volume library…

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