The Toda House by Kimihiko Okada

By : lau | 25 Oct 2014 8:01 am | Homes

The Toda House located in Hiroshima, Japan was designed by the architect Kimihiko Okada in a residential area developed on a perch that offers an overview of the Inland Sea and of Miyajima, so the project stands high above the ground level to take advantage of the sights. The owners wanted a home that would have a view over the roof of the neighbor house and since the residence is on the edge of the area it needs some space…

La Brea Affordable Housing by Patrick Tighe

By : lau | 23 Oct 2014 4:47 pm | Homes, Other

The architect Patrick Tighe in collaboration with John V. Mutlow created the La Brea Affordable Housing project in West Hollywood, California in 2014 and is comprised of mix-use spaces with low prices for the former homeless LGBT youth and for people with disabilities. The building has a total surface of 50000 square feet and is placed to the north of the Santa Monica Boulevard in the City of West Hollywood. There are 32 apartments in total with a central courtyard…

Rotman School of Management by KPMB Architects

By : lau | 23 Oct 2014 3:44 pm | Education

The Rotman School of Management is a part of the University of Toronto, Canada and it was designed in 2012 by the practice of KPMB Architects to host one of the most innovative business schools in the world. The school was rapidly successful due to the Integrative Thinking curriculum and this led to the need for a larger setting which was conceived as a global hub that would help the core philosophy of The Rotman School, namely to promote creativity…

Minimalist Apartment in Gdynia by Design Studio Dragon Art

By : lau | 22 Oct 2014 9:13 pm | Apartments

This minimalist contemporary apartment was created by the Design Studio Dragon Art for a family of four and it is located in Gdynia, Poland. The designers were highly attentive at all the small details of the interior and most of the storage areas such as cabinets or closets were hidden behind panels or doors that open under pressure so that the visitors can only see the simple and clean layout. The loft is composed of two smaller ones that were…

Door19 by ArtKvartal

By : lau | 22 Oct 2014 8:06 pm | Other

Door19 is a restaurant, modern art gallery and bar all at the same time and it is located on the last floor of ArtHouse on 19 Serebryanicheskaya, Moscow, Russia with a design created by the ArtKvartal architectural practice. The project wants to bring the best street artists in Moscow and Europe together to decorate the uninhabited penthouse of the new ArtHouse building with ceilings of 12 meters in height. The setting was highly popularized by the Moscow press and even…

Bosco Verticale by Boeri Studio

By : lau | 22 Oct 2014 6:53 pm | Skyscrapers

Bosco Verticale is an impressive apartment tower located in the new Porta Nuova District of Milan, Italy and the project opened its doors five years after the initial planning with a design created by the architect Stefano Boeri in collaboration with Gianandrea Barreca and Geovanni la Varra, comprising the Boeri Studio together. The project’s most attractive feature is its attempt to increase the biodiversity of the area through the integration of 780 planted trees and vegetation comprising of more than…

Interactive playground at the Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium by Broadway Malyan

By : lau | 22 Oct 2014 5:50 pm | Other

This modular playground concept is located just outside of the new Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium in the city of Al Ain in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates and it was designed by the Broadway Malyan architectural practice in collaboration with Dan Schreibman, the founder of Free Play. The project is easy to customize and the play pieces follow the state of the art fittings of the stadium. The fine details of installation, shipment and layout were carried out with the…

ML House by JPS Atelier

By : lau | 22 Oct 2014 4:45 pm | Homes

The ML House is a project designed by the JPS Atelier for a young couple and their two children and it is located in Caxias, Portugal, featuring a white façade with large black-framed windows that stand out from the second and third floor. The façade includes louvers for additional privacy and the living area extends to an outdoor wooden deck with the swimming pool in the center. The swimming pool seems to mirror in the sliding glass door near it…

HB6B apartment by Karin Matz

By : lau | 22 Oct 2014 3:39 pm | Apartments

The HB6B apartment is located on Heleneborgsgatan in Stockholm, Sweden and it was put on sale in 2012 after being used to store furniture for 30 years, so the architectural practice of Karin Matz was commissioned to bring the project up to date. The apartment spreads over a surface of 36 square meters and the renovation allowed a spacious feeling with a walk-in closet a large shower/bathroom and a small budget. There are two main parts, one being made of…

Abu Dhabi Central Market by Foster + Partners

By : lau | 22 Oct 2014 2:37 pm | Other

The Abu Dhabi Central Market was designed in 2014 by the architectural practice of Foster + Partners in one of the oldest parts of the city and thus the main source of inspiration was the traditional architecture of the region but with a modern twist that wants to provide an alternative to the shopping mall. The central market combines luxury boutiques with food markets and craft shops as in the traditional souks and these experiences are all brought together into…

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