Pavilion + Underground Parking by UNstudio

By : lau | 3 Aug 2014 8:23 am | Other

The practice of Lodewijk Baljon Landscape Architects designed the an underground car park and pavilion located in a new city garden in Groningen, The Netherlands as an addition to the EEA  Tax Office Campus that was built in 2011. The pavilion spreads over two floors and is inside a large garden, offering a facade that connects aesthetically to the main building with glass curtain walls to ensure a good view of the surrounding natural landscape. The pavilion hosts fitness facilities,…

Weave House by A-cero

By : lau | 3 Aug 2014 8:18 am | Homes

The A-cero architectural practice has defined their distinctive style which is quite visible in projects like the LV House, or the Open Box House and the Weave House is no different, following the daring sinuous and organic geometry that became a signature of the architects Joaquin Torres and Rafael Llamazares. This single-family home is located on an exclusive part of the Spanish coast overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and it has a surface of 1000 square meters spread over three floors…

Real Parque Loft by Diego Revollo Arquitetura

By : lau | 3 Aug 2014 8:12 am | Apartments

The Real Parque Loft was designed by the practice of Diego Revollo Arquitetura and it is located in Sao Paulo, Brazil in a southern area of the city which is reserved for residential buildings only. The project spreads over a surface of 105 square meters and it required a more open layout since the original loft was built during the 1990s and it has too many divisions and enclosed spaces which needed to be removed. The owner is a young…

Grupo Gallegos by Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects

By : lau | 3 Aug 2014 8:09 am | Offices

The Grupo Gallegos is a creative advertising agency and they commissioned the practice of Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects to design their new headquarters by reusing a cinema facility located close to the pier in Huntington Beach, California. The existing structure was mostly preserved since the layout is quite efficient with a large desk area in the center and conference rooms above at the mezzanine level. The different areas are connected through wide stairways and there are gathering and collaboration spaces spread…

Godfrey Hotel by Valerio Dewalt Train Associates

By : lau | 3 Aug 2014 8:06 am | Hotels & Spas

The Godfrey Hotel located at the corner of Lasalle and Huron Streets of Chicago was designed by the architectural practice of Valerio Dewalt Train Associates in 2014, making significant modifications to a former project began in 2004 by then which was left unfinished due to economic problems. The Oxford Capital Group took the project in 2011 to develop a new “boutique-lifestyle” hotel that would maintain the steel truss frame and the building’s shifted mass. The official opening was in February…

B-And-Bee

By : lau | 3 Aug 2014 8:01 am | Other

B-And-Bee is an original camping pod designed in Belgium to provide an alternative to the sleeping tents that are usually the conditions when going to a musical festival. The hexagonal sleeping cells each have a king-sized bed that will make you feel comfortable. You can access the modules via a staircase and the stacked structures ensure an efficient arrangement that doesn’t require a lot of space to function properly. The B-And-Bee offers a way of avoiding the overpriced hotels which…

Villa S2 by MARC Architects

By : lau | 1 Aug 2014 5:22 pm | Homes

Villa S2 is a residential project located on the Ijburg Island of Amsterdam, The Netherlands and it was designed in 2012 by the MARC Architects practice with three floors, high ceilings and a view of the waterfront. The vertical layout is imposed by the need for a compact shape due to the small plot and the front of the house has a ramp leading to the parking spot where a part of the basement is located. The backside has a…

Ethnical Minimalism by KW Studio

By : lau | 1 Aug 2014 5:15 pm | Interiors

Combining contemporary minimalism with traditional elements, this impressive apartment is located in the Powisle neighborhood of Warsaw, Poland and it was designed by the KW Studio, renovating the original old flat which is in a modernist residential building from the 1930s. The apartment has a surface of 56 square meters and its refurbishment replaced the installations and floors while also reconfiguring the layout to provide a more open, and thus more contemporary, environment that would improve the overall efficiency of…

Zootopia by BIG

By : lau | 1 Aug 2014 5:11 pm | Other

The Givskud Zoo commissioned the BIG (Bjarke Ingels) architectural practice to design Zootopia in Givskud, Denmark to bring together an array of animals from all over the world into a single project organized in three loops that represent a different region of the world. The separate loops have a wave-like geometry and they surround a central plaza with an elevated walkway defining it so that the animals in the facility would have a very free environment in which they can…

Aenaon villas by Giorgos Alexiou

By : lau | 30 Jul 2014 7:09 pm | Homes

The architect Giorgos Alexiou designed the Aenaon Villas located in the highest area of Santorini, Greece, a zone that is also very narrow but it offers the opportunity of having an overview of the surroundings from all four sides. The housing project is comprised of seven villas that provide a remarkable Mediterranean retreat with a traditional exterior that is in complete harmony with the landscape. The interior is bright and equipped with all the modern features while maintaining a simple…

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