Sanbibell HQ by RoosRos Architecten

By : lau | 17 Sep 2014 10:48 pm | Offices

The Sanbibell Headquarters located in Oud-Beijerland, The Netherlands, hosts the offices and storage unit for the manufacturer of ceramic hygiene ware and it was designed in 2014 by the practice of RoosRos Architecten with a daring contemporary aesthetic that stands out due to the sleek use of a black and white color scheme. The geometry of the building appears to be created out of stacked blocks with black edges and the façade was designed as a portrayal of the Sanibell…

CarLoft

By : lau | 17 Sep 2014 8:45 pm | Apartments

The CarLoft located in the Kreuzberg neighborhood of Berlin, Germany is a great location for different events or as a home away from home for travelers, featuring a contemporary design that integrates the a showroom and event venue into the living space. The name comes from the car elevator available in the building which permits the inhabitants to park their automobiles right on the apartment level in the section called the Car Loggia. Spreading over a surface of 193 square…

Revello Residence by Shubin and Donaldson Architects

By : lau | 17 Sep 2014 7:41 pm | Homes

The Revello Residence located in Los Angeles, California was designed by the practice of Shubin and Donaldson Architects on a site with sharp wedges that imposed a vertical layout since there wasn’t enough land to work with efficiently, so the project could be seen as one of restrictive plot design. The residence spreads over three floors with an open view toward the coast and an oceanfront location that makes enhances the beauty of the overall project. The ground level is…

Wat Ananda Metyarama Thai Buddhist Temple by Czarl Architects

By : lau | 17 Sep 2014 6:39 pm | Other

The city of Singapore has a single Thai Buddhist Temple which is the Wat Ananda Metyarama, with a patronage from the Thai Royal Family and a monastic tradition that celebrates 90 years, so the project needed an expansion of the facilities with the addition of a new block near the historic Main Shrine. The new structure was designed by the practice of Czarl Architects in 2014 to replace the three floor Monks Quarters by doubling the interior floor area. The…

Ibirapuera Apartment by Diego Revollo

By : lau | 16 Sep 2014 5:13 pm | Apartments

The Ibirapuera Apartment located in the neighborhood with the same name in Sao Paulo, Brazil was designed by one of the most appreciated architectural practices of Brazil, namely Diego Revollo, who created a contemporary interior with hardwood floors and Carrara marble to bring elegance and comfort for the middle-aged couple inhabiting it and for their children. The apartment spreads over a surface of 350 square meters with classical elements integrated to bring balance to the technological additions with more traditional…

Ecco Hotel and Conference Center by Dissing + Weitling

By : lau | 16 Sep 2014 2:07 pm | Hotels & Spas

Ecco is a renowned shoemaking firm with stores throughout the world and an impressive attention to details, and they contacted the architectural practice of Dissing + Weitling in 2011 to create a center for their employees which would also act as a conference space for external guests. The project is located in Tonder, Denmark and it contains showrooms, multipurpose rooms and a hotel with 50 rooms all designed with a focus on sustainability and on the fundamental values of the…

Cassell Street Residence by B. E. Architects

By : lau | 16 Sep 2014 1:02 pm | Homes

This residential project was designed by the B. E. Architects and it is located on Cassell Street in the South Yarra suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia featuring an aesthetic which is strongly connected to the heritage of the owner, being made of natural stone that makes it seem older. The geometry of the structure is simple and rectilinear to reference the ancient Byzantine architecture, and the site is on the corner, so the façade needed to be emphasized. The designers…

Home 07 by i29 Architects

By : lau | 16 Sep 2014 11:59 am | Interiors

The award winning practice of i29 Architects designed this project located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands which they entitled simply Home 07 inhabited by a single family comprised of four members. The structure in the southern side of the city is quite elegant itself and the original layout of the apartment included rooms for the staff, a double hall and long hallways which were illuminated only by the large number of doors. The designers adapted the interior to contemporary standards by…

Resturant Het Bosch by Jager Janssen and DREISSEN

By : lau | 16 Sep 2014 10:55 am | Restaurants & Bars

The Het Bosch Restaurant located on the Nieuwe Meer lakeside in Amsterdam, The Netherlands is a great project created by Jager Janssen in collaboration with the DREISSEN architectural practice with a design that faces the marina on one side and the lake on the other so the sides were adapted to their surroundings. The side facing the marina is rougher and more rustic to integrate better with the boat hangar nearby, while the side toward the lake is more elegantly…

Aga Khan Museum by Fumihiko Maki

By : lau | 16 Sep 2014 9:53 am | Museums

The Aga Khan Museum located in Toronto, Canada is a project dedicated to the contributions of the Muslim civilizations to the sciences and arts with a design created by the architectural practice of Fumihiko Maki with a white granite exterior combined with etched windows that remind the visitors of the traditional mashrabiya screens. The white exterior with its angular shape makes the building stand out and the designers used several natural materials that reflect the light in different ways to…

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