Citrix Paris headquarters by Areq Sq

By : Dennis Franklin | 22 Sep 2015 5:25 pm | Offices

The IT firm Citrix redesigned one of their office buildings in the region of La Defense in Paris, France with the aid of the British design company Areq Sq and they provided a working platform adaptable to an environment that always changes. Citrix made a research which predicts that organizations will reduce the office space by a fifth until 2020 and thus organizations will be forced to redesign the office spaces into places that are inspirational and encourage collaboration and…


Silk Road restaurant in the Vdara Hotel, Las Vegas

By : Mark V | 19 Sep 2015 5:19 pm | Interiors, Restaurants & Bars

The design is intricate since it combines different cultures,without overbearing the atmosphere of the place. It was the idea and design of Karim Rashid that brought the Silk Road restaurant to life and it is located in Las Vegas,in the Vdara Hotel. A touch of Mediterranean style and trade market clashes with the extravagance of the Merchant Route,in a design that captures both history and imagination. The sculptural fiberglass seating acts as a separating element-secluding the bistro area-that tries to…

KOOK Restaurant by Noses Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 16 Sep 2015 5:09 pm | Restaurants & Bars

Called KOOK, this pizza restaurant located on via Cassia 2040 in Rome, Italy tries to resemble an apartment offering a warmer and more comfortable ambiance to its guests through the familiar setting. Designed by the team of Noses Architects, the restaurant features glass, iron and concrete as predominant materials providing a modern feeling and bright light, while the use of wood offers the space a bit of warmth and also a natural tone to the otherwise industrial like environment. The…


Casey Key House by TOTeMS Architecture

By : Mark V | 13 Sep 2015 5:03 pm | Homes

The client wanted a “house in the trees” and the designers from TOTeMS Architecture accepted the challenge. That’s how this beautiful residence was born. The Casey Key Guest House is located in Florida and it offers all the privacy you can get. It has one bedroom, a bath, a beautiful living area with kitchenette and a loft. It also offers a view of Intercoastal Waterway. The distinction between the wall and the roof is distorted with the use of laminated…

Daeyang Gallery by Steven Holl

By : Dennis Franklin | 10 Sep 2015 4:51 pm | Homes, Other

This project already received a lot of awards such as the “Annual Design Review Award”, the “Emirates Glass Leaf Award 2012”, the “AIA NY Honor Award” and the “A+ Award 2013” and after a quick look at the pictures we will soon understand why. The project is for a residential house and private art gallery and was designed by the practice of Steven Holl on the hills in the Kangbuk section of Seoul, Korea. The geometry of the design is…

Casas Na Areia by Aires Mateus

By : Dennis Franklin | 7 Sep 2015 4:39 pm | Hotels & Spas

The architectural practice of Aires Mateus designed Casas Na Areia as a getaway from the busy life of the city to the small village of Comporta in Portugal, a place where peace and simplicity go hand in hand. The structure tries to emulate the simplicity with its design and keep the decorations and furnishings to a minimum. The project consists of four double bedrooms spreading over a surface of 30 square meters with ensuite bathrooms providing accommodation for a group…

San Lorenzo North by De Blacam & Meagher Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 4 Sep 2015 4:31 pm | Homes

The San Lorenzo North is a luxury villa located in Quinta Do Lago, Algarve, Portugal featuring a simple geometry composed of several rectilinear volumes leading to the imposing portico which can be found toward the garden. Designed by the practice of De Blacam & Meagher Architects, the villa has a private entrance toward the south with sliding doors leading to a large double height porch next to the swimming pool. The terrace outside is quite large and due to the…

Ikibana Restaurant by El Equipo Creativo

By : Dennis Franklin | 1 Sep 2015 4:25 pm | Restaurants & Bars

Offering a fusion between the Japanese and the Brazilian cuisine, the Ikibana restaurant is located in Barcelona, Spain and it was designed by the architectural practice El Equipo Creativo. Since the two cultures seem quite different at first glance, the designers found their first challenge when trying to identify the elements that the two have in common. Their find was concerning the landscape, something that both cultures treasure and this became the central theme of the project. The interior was…

Apartment Singel by Laura Alvarez Architecture

By : Dennis Franklin | 29 Aug 2015 4:22 pm | Apartments

Located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, the Singel Apartment was renovated by the practice of Laura Alvarez Architecture. The two floor apartment is in a building which is a national monument and the intention was to transform the space into one that is closer to modern standards while also preserve and put the ancient building into focus. The first floor opens into a living area of 70 square meters and it incorporated different areas for various activities with a steel staircase…

1090 Rochus by Söhne & Partner Architekten

By : Dennis Franklin | 26 Aug 2015 4:08 pm | Restaurants & Bars

This project is a refurbishment of the Bauernfeldplatz in 1090 Vienna and it features a restaurant on multiple levels. The building also has a sun garden constructed in 1913 that the designers chose to rehabilitate rather than remove it, since it provides a way of linking the different areas through portals in the windows. The original placement of the rooms wasn’t considered useful to the designers, with the kitchen in the mezzanine, the guest room in the basement and the…

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