Tema Istanbul Showroom by Yazgan Design Architecture

By : lau | 23 Apr 2014 5:39 pm | Stores / Showrooms

The Yazgan Design Architecture practice created an elliptical encasing for the Tema Istanbul Showroom located in Halkali, Istanbul, Turkey to unify the structure into a single element. The structure spreads over 1500 square meters and it faces the Trans European Motorway, serving as a display space for Tema, a multipurpose project comprised of residential units, a hotel, a shopping center and a family entertainment complex. The interior of the Showroom hosts mock-up apartments and models along with the administrative and…

Costa d’en Blanes Villa

By : lau | 23 Apr 2014 5:36 pm | Homes

This stunning villa is located on Costa d’en Blanes in the southwest region of Mallorca, an area renowned for its beautiful beaches and its golf courses. The villa is only a few minutes from Puerto Portals and it offers a great view of the surroundings through the extensive glass walls. The villa spreads over two floors and it has an additional basement level where the garage is located. Access between the floors is made via an elevator and the ground…

Zumbo by Elenberg Fraser Graduate School

By : lau | 18 Apr 2014 4:16 pm | Restaurants & Bars

The Elenberg Fraser Graduate School designed the Zumbo patisserie which is the first patisserie of the masterchef Adriano Zumbo in Melbourne, Australia. The brief for the project was to create a space that would reflect the Zumbo brand while using pink tones in the process and from there the designers created a fantasy world with graphic design signage and illumination decorated with custom-designed furniture pieces. The entrance into the space will impact you through the bright pink neon sign using…

San Vicente House by McClean Design

By : lau | 18 Apr 2014 4:12 pm | Homes

The McClean Design studio created the San Vicente House for a family with three small girls and it is located on a busy street in California. The designers created a sequence of entrances using several devices to reduce the noise from the street to a minimum and the drive court was screened through tall landscaping and high gates ensuring complete privacy for the inhabitants. The inner courtyard is visible through a curving glass screen which reduces the noise but permits…

DOMO /_\ NOMAD SPACE by KASIA ORWAT home design

By : lau | 18 Apr 2014 4:06 pm | Interiors

Located in Poznan, Poland, this contemporary interior was created by the KASIA ORWAT home design studio with a combination of black and white surfaces as the defining tones throughout to create a contrasting and yet consistent space. The contrast wasn’t only used for aesthetic purposes but it also defines the areas to increase the overall functionality so that the white area is where the daily activities happen, namely in the kitchen, dining room, living room, bedroom and work space. Each…

Rafael del Pino Auditorium Building by Rafael de La-Hoz Architects

By : lau | 18 Apr 2014 4:02 pm | Other

The Rafael del Pinto Auditorium Building located next to the Paseo de la Castellana in Madrid, Spain was designed by the practice of Rafael de La-Hoz Architects with an impressive façade standing out due to its metallic structure reminiscent of a tree. The designers described their original project as “transforming a garden into an inhabited garden” so instead of replacing the garden with a contemporary structure, they transformed the layout of the plants into a sustaining geometry with the habitable…

Conjoined Media Towers with Retractable Facade for Middle East by REX

By : lau | 18 Apr 2014 3:58 pm | Skyscrapers

The REX architectural practice designed these twin towers for two sister media companies in the Middle East as a conjoined headquarters with an array of retractable sunshades inspired by the Mashrabiya  pattern (we have previously seen a similar design choice for the Al Bahr Towers here). The towers are clad in stone and they are very thin with a façade that can become a blossoming shaded structure in only a few minutes. Each sunshade has a diameter of 15 meters…

Open Layout House Concept By Studio MK27

By : lau | 17 Apr 2014 3:09 pm | Homes

Located in Sao Paulo, Brazil next to the Pinheiros River, this stunning contemporary residence was designed by the Studio MK27 with large concrete volumes stacked one on the other with a vertical circulation column as the central element. The three concrete boxes give the layers of the cantilevered rooms and there are also large decks to permit the inhabitants to maintain a permanent connection with the surrounding landscape. The ground level hosts the living area with an open plan incorporating…

Plaza Athénée Bangkok Royal Suites

By : lau | 17 Apr 2014 3:03 pm | Interiors

The Plaza Athenee Bangkok hotel has four Royal Suites with a timeless aesthetic and contemporary functionality, making them ideal for the international travelers wanting something more than a simple hotel room. The Hotel is a part of the Royal Meridien Hotel chain and the four rooms were created to offer unique comfort facilities with a combination of Thai luxury and modern cutting-edge features. Each suite wants to make the inhabitants feel like royalty and the golden tones predominating remind us…

Tribeca Penthouse with Signature Design by Turett Collaborative Architecture

By : lau | 17 Apr 2014 2:59 pm | Apartments

The practice of Turett Collaborative Architecture designed this bright penthouse in Tribeca, New York City with an open floor plan and a contemporary aesthetic which tries to utilize each angle and view to its maximum potential. The designers employed their signature features such as the oversized windows and glass doors to attract the attention of the inhabitants to the outdoors and to ensure abundant natural light inside. There are also multiple skylights throughout and the penthouse boasts three terraces and…

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