PortMiami Tunnel by ArquitectonicaGEO

By : lau | 30 Aug 2014 7:05 am | Highways, Other

The PortMiami Tunnel opened on 3rd of August 2014 to complete a one billion dollar project of infrastructure that was thirty years in the making with the aid of an international architecture team in which the ArquitectonicaGEO practice based in Miami was a member. The project has two tunnels underneath the Government Cut shipping channel with a length of 4200 feet that connect the PortMiami on Dodge Island to the I-395 through the MacArthur Causeway as well as adding 362…

Collège de Labarthe-sur-Lèze by LCR Architectes

By : lau | 30 Aug 2014 6:02 am | Education

This public middle school is located in Labarthe-sur-lez, France and it was designed by the practice of LCR Architectes to meet the high environmental standards which a future public building should worry about as well as offer an efficient education space. The exterior stands out due to its copper wrapping and there are two axes defining its layout, one of them giving access from the traffic circle and thus defining the functional organization, while the other one is perpendicular to…

Villa Hermitage

By : lau | 30 Aug 2014 1:30 am | Homes

Villa Hermitage is a luxurious villa which can be rented for short vacations and it is located in Arbonne, France right in the heart of the Basque Country. The villa contains six bathrooms and seven bedrooms which were designed to ensure peace and comfort to the inhabitants with a large terrace surrounding the project which leads to an infinity swimming pool. The interior spreads over a surface of 500 square meters with two floors and a 450 square meters terrace…

Friendly Apartment With Glossy Details by Melinda Néder

By : lau | 29 Aug 2014 11:20 pm | Apartments

This modern family home was created by the interior designer Melinda Neder in Hungary for some owners that wanted a predominantly black and white ambiance with red and silver as the overall tones inside. The home spreads over a surface of 130 square meters and the black and white were combined with anthracite to ensure a more balanced atmosphere. As the designer says: “I got totally free hand during the whole work, only I had to consider the budget. I…

Hong Kong Velodrome by P&T Group

By : lau | 29 Aug 2014 10:16 pm | Sport Arenas

The first indoor velodrome in Hong Kong was designed by the P&T Group in 2013 for the local athletes as well as for the Hong Kong Cycling Team, providing an international standard venue where they can train. There are track cycling training courses for beginners and the residents of the Tseung Kwan O region can also enjoy the park surrounding the velodrome where various leisure activities can take place. The multi-purpose arena provides additional facilities as well such as a…

Family Home Captured In Black And White by OOOX

By : lau | 29 Aug 2014 9:11 pm | Apartments

This cozy apartment was designed by the OOOX architectural practice and it is located in the Czech Republic where it was transformed from an empty space into a beautiful contemporary family home. The interior doesn’t feature a lot of colors but instead opts for plenty of textures to enrich the ambiance and the two floors are connected via an industrial staircase in the middle of the ground level. The layout of the home was reconfigured to host the living area…

Office 05 by i29 interior architects + VMX Architects

By : lau | 29 Aug 2014 8:08 pm | Offices

The MediaXplain media agency commissioned the practice of VMX Architects and the i29 interior designers to create their new office space inside an industrial building located in the Houthavens at the old Port of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The area is developing rapidly to provide offices and residential structures with a connection to the harbor and the designers took advantage of the view toward the water and docks by implementing a completely open façade set at an angle to cancel the…

Fairbairn Road by Inglis Architects

By : lau | 29 Aug 2014 7:01 pm | Homes

The Fairbairn Road residential project was designed by the practice of Inglis Architects in 2013 on a narrow site that faces parks in its front and in the rear while also being located in a suburb of Melbourne, Australia. The predominant materials are timber, stone and masonry, which have been combined with brick screens, steel cantilevers and custom made timber claddings to create a pleasant and comfortable environment. The front façade acts as a screen between the buildings nearby and…

Carnal Hall by Bernard Tschumi Architects

By : lau | 29 Aug 2014 5:57 pm | Other

Carnal Hall is a concert venue and center for art and culture at the Le Rosey boarding school in Rolle, Switzerland. The project is close to completion and has been planned to feature its opening performance on 2nd October 2014. The hall was designed by the practice of Bernard Tschumi Architects in collaboration with Fehlmann Architects who made the structure stand out due to its low arcing dome which is clad in stainless steel as a powerful contrasting image when…

Holman House by Durbach Block Jaggers

By : lau | 29 Aug 2014 12:25 am | Homes

The Holman House located in Dover Heights, Sydney, Australia was designed in 2004 by the architectural practice of Durbach Block Jaggers on the edge of a cliff with a height of 70 meters that ensures a stunning view of the surrounding. The design is inspired from the painting The Bather by Pablo Picasso and it has a layout comprised of a series of living spaces with a perimeter which arcs and folds to adapt to the sunlight, landscape and views.…

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