Thao Dien House by MM++ Architects

By : lau | 29 Sep 2014 7:46 pm | Homes

The Thao Dien House is beautiful contemporary renovation located in an eastern suburb of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and it was designed by the practice of MM++ Architects in 2014 with an aesthetic that is inspired by the Mediterranean tradition with minimal shapes and increased openings. The layout is highly open with a monolithic volume that has a corner covered by vegetation to bring more light to the upper terrace and to ensure a transition element with the garden.…

A Duplex in Greenwich Village

By : lau | 29 Sep 2014 6:43 pm | Apartments

This impressive duplex located on45 East 9th Street in Greenwich Village, New York, is currently on sale for the sum of nine million dollars and it offers eight rooms that were recently renovated to combine the elegant qualities of the prewar aesthetic with the comforts and functionality of modern day. There are five bathrooms and four bedrooms with the entrance of the first floor to welcome you into the foyer that further leads into the living room and formal dining…

Vantan Design Institute Osak by eleven nine interior design office

By : lau | 29 Sep 2014 5:39 pm | Education

The Vantan Design Institute Osak was designed by the eleven nine interior design office in 2009 and it is located in the Chuo Ward of Osaka, Japan to refurbish the vocational school. The designers wanted to create a setting that is more appropriate for the purpose so that the students can interact better with one another and with their teachers, so most of the separations were removed for a more open ambiance. The chairs in the staff room act as…

Private Hospital Terra Quente by Pitagora Architects

By : lau | 29 Sep 2014 4:36 pm | Other

The Terra Quente Hospital located in Mirandela, Portugal was designed by the practice of Pitagora Architects in 2012 on a raised terrain that provides an overview of the city. The project isclose to the railway and bus station as well as some other facilities such as a swimming pool complex or the Instituto Piaget and the structure stands on the site of a former fertilizer plant. The area was chosen for the volume of the building that needed to be…

Luxury Spanish Villa with Golf Course Views by Lagula

By : lau | 27 Sep 2014 12:41 pm | Homes

The Lagula architectural practice designed this luxurious residential project which offers a view toward a golf course and is located in the La Vinya area near the PGA Catalunya Resort in Spain. The exterior is highly open with a complex geometry that brings a sculptural structure into the landscape with a large outdoor swimming pool and dining area. The staircase ensures access to the swimming pool from both levels and it follows the white color palette of the exterior to…

Penthouse North Star by Lev-Gargir Architects

By : lau | 27 Sep 2014 11:37 am | Apartments

The Penthouse North Star was designed in 2012 by the practice of Lev-Gargir Architects and it is located in Tel Aviv, Israel, offering an overview of the city from the contemporary interior. The penthouse spreads over a surface of 350 square meters and the minimalist aesthetic makes it seem even larger due to the open layout. The young couple inhabiting the project likes to entertain guests and thus extra attention was paid to the living area. The lower level hosts…

Antarctic Port For Tourism and Research by Sergiu-Radu Pop for Zaha Hadid Studio

By : lau | 27 Sep 2014 10:32 am | Other

The architecture student Sergiu-Radu Pop designed this impressive project for the Zaha Hadid Studio at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna which tries to create a multi-functional hub in Antarctica for research, transport and accommodation. The project utilizes biomimicry for its shape to emulate the aesthetic of the ice formations along the coast of the southern ocean and it ascends from the water with a tower clad in glass. Large steel webs spread over the open decks to blend…

Restaurant Frantzén by Arkitema Architects and Studio Feuer

By : lau | 27 Sep 2014 9:28 am | Restaurants & Bars

The Frantzen Restaurant located in Gamla Stan, Stockholm, Sweden was designed in 2014 by the practice of Arkitema Architects in collaboration with Studio Feuer to combine the simplicity of Scandinavian design with the exquisite Japanese cuisine. The restaurant received two Michelin stars and is currently ranked the 23rd restaurant in the world, thus being one of the most famous dining venues in Sweden. There are 22 seats and the purpose of the design was to make the cooking process the…

Hotel Lamée by BEHF Architekten

By : lau | 27 Sep 2014 8:23 am | Hotels & Spas

Hotel Lamee is located in a building from 1934-35 located on Rotenturmstrasse 15 in the center of Vienna, Austria and it was designed in 2012 by the practice of BEHF Architekten as a cultural testimony of the epoch. The interior evokes the luxury of the 1930s and there are 22 rooms with ten additional suites that provide the visitors with a view toward the St. Stephan’s Cathedral. The comfort and elegance of the hotel is combined with attention to details…

Xylem by Amenta Emma Architects

By : lau | 27 Sep 2014 7:20 am | Offices

Xylem Inc. is the leading global water technology company and their new headquarters on Rye Brook, New York were designed by the practice of Amenta Emma Architects in 2014 to evoke the element of water in a LEED Gold project. The color, materials and decorative elements all suggest water and you can imagine the purpose of the project from the reception area with its blue and green accent walls. The ceiling fixtures suggest the flow of water and the carpet…

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